Sunday, 9 April 2017

A Tourist in Bath

The city of Bath is a beautiful place to explore.  Home to the famous Roman Baths and in the heart of Jane Austen country, the sandstone buildings look particularly pretty in the sunshine.  It was a lovely Spring day when we visited, which was quite the contrast weather-wise from our last visit (to the Jazz Age exhibition a few weeks ago).

With an hour to spare before meeting friends, we browsed a few vintage and charity shops before wandering past spectacular curved crescents and stopping to admire the interior of the Assembly Rooms.  I wore a new-to-me hat, one picked up on our trip to West Wales, along with a pinafore dress purchased on the same trip.  I'd been searching for a pinafore dress for some time, so was delighted to find this like-new Laura Ashley one in a charity shop for £7.99.  (Thank goodness I don't have to try and make one, after my recent sewing disasters - blog post to come soon on that).  I don't wear much yellow, and wasn't sure whether to buy the hat at the time, but then I remembered I had this pair of yellow leather loafers to replace the coral ones I wore out (and have been demoted to driving shoes).  There weren't any quiet daffodil patches in the centre of Bath to coordinate with, but I did find a yellow door.

A Tourist in Bath

A Tourist in Bath
A Tourist in Bath
A Tourist in Bath
A Tourist in Bath
A Tourist in Bath
A Tourist in Bath
A Tourist in BathHat: Vintage Kangol, via charity shop
Jacket: Topshop (around 1997!)
Top: Gap
Dress: Laura Ashley, via charity shop
Bag: Charity shop
Loafers: Vivanti, TK Maxx

Before I go, I should mention that the reason we were in Bath was to see a friend's utterly brilliant band play at The Bell pub.  Their music is bluesy, loud and dark.  If you like the sound of that then check out Miraculous Mule on Youtube.  Turn the volume up and enjoy!

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24 comments:

  1. Super great outfit, the pops of yellow are perfect! What a good find the pinafore was, it looks like it's velveteen or corduroy too! I love Bath, I went twice while I lived briefly in London and it is such a beautiful place <3

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    1. It's corduroy, quite soft amd velvety. So pleased with it! That's great that you've seen Bath in the flesh x

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  2. It's great to see your photos of Bath in Spring time, which make me realize that it's been far too long since I visited this lovely city. The pinafore dress really suits you, and I love how you combined it with the stripy top. The yellow door's a perfect spot for your outfit photos, matching almost exactly the yellow of your pretty hat and loafers. xxx

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    1. Ah yes I would encourage another trip to Bath! Swarming with tourists already though!! X

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  3. Such a simple, comfy but above all elegant look! The striped top with the dress is a great combination. Kx

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    1. Thank you - simple stripes work best some times!

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  4. What a wonderful place to visit and take photos at! Especially in front of those gorgeous buildings! Love the outfit your wearing as well! xo

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    1. It's a beautiful place - well worth a visit if you're ever in the UK! X

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  5. Gorgeous look, and setting! I briefly lived in Bath, Maine - but it doesn't hold a candle to the original : > xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. I didn't know there was a Bath in Maine!

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  6. What a lovely outfit for sightseeing. Love the yellow touches and the fact you actually found a yellow doorway to shoot in front of. Brilliant!

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  7. I love Bath and those fantastic yellow loafers! xxx

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  8. Aren't you just cute as all get out! I love the stripes and the pinafore and the yellow accent - everything comes together so well, especially with Bath as such a perfect background.

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    1. I thought of you when mentioning the band Jessica, I think you might like them - similar vein to some music you've mentioned in the past.

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  9. Er, I think I either have that jacket or one that's nearly identical from around precisely the same time period!! I had a phase where I really like military stuff/khaki and now I can't really stand it - maybe because it reminds me of that time! Your outfit is super cute though - love the boater with the pinafore dress. And I always love yellow :) xx

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    1. It was from Topshop and came in white too (which a friend bought at the time too). I can only just button it up these days, if breathing in!! I liked military style too, and still dabble occasionally (it comes back into fashion pretty much every year, and khaki is back this year though mainly teamed with pink it seems!). xx

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  10. Heh, you managed to cut the scaffolding out of your photos on the Royal Crescent - my morning walk takes me through the park, and I've been feeling vaguely sorry for people whose holiday photos will be spoiled by the poles and boards. It looks like you had great weather that day.

    Bath is heaving with tourists all year round nowadays, though we are about to hit one of the peaks. I'm always having to stop to give directions (which I don't mind; I hope visitors enjoy the city).

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  11. We went to Bath on a road trip to my sister's in Oxford in 2015 and we loved it. I am sure we will go again and yes we did the charity shops.
    Just found my blog page about it http://oneimadeearliertoday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/what-on-your-workdesk-this-week.html

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  12. I love Bath! Just looking at those gorgeous streets I can just picture them filled with Georgian high society ladies strolling with their parasols. Such a wonderful city full of history everywhere you look. That pinafore is fabulous, I could actually really see it working well for a 40s look as well! I'm glad you were able to find a yellow door to pose with to compliment that gorgeous hat :D

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  13. Bath looks gorgeous and I love your outfit, it looks really practical for walking around too. The coloured door is so fun too, there's nothing like that around where I live so I'm loving this outfit and door matching business x

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  14. I love the yellow hat on you! Good choice, and the boater style with a pinafore dress is just perfect.

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  15. Absolutely adorable outfit! Love this pinafore dress on you and that hat is so cute! <3 Sorry about your recent sewing disasters! :O Great finds at the charity shops though! :)

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