Sunday, 23 July 2017

Gingham crop shirt and midi skirt

The Blickling Estate is another impressive National Trust property, and the last we visited on our Norfolk trip.  It's a handsome red-brick building, set in formal gardens flanked by ancient yew hedges.  Although the current incarnation of the manor was built in 1624, the previous manor that stood in its place was the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, a whole century earlier.

The manor and grounds are certainly more formal than many National Trust properties.  I felt that the building would make a good film location as a posh boarding school.  Perhaps it was my hat that helped give me that impression - I always think it's a little bit 'St. Trinians'.  Teaming it with my gingham shirt from Heart of Haute helped my imagination along a little further because red gingham was our summer dress uniform at junior school.

The skirt was one of those described as 'midi' - which I always envisage to mean that it will fall to mid calf.  As you can see, it only just passes my knees.  I kept it as it's apparently made of 'scuba', whatever that is, which does mean that it's fantastic for travelling - you can scrunch it into a ball, ram it in your suitcase, and it will miraculously spring back to shape when you unpack it, with no ironing required.  If I find any nice scuba fabric perhaps I can make my own longer version.

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld




Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld

Blickling Estate @porcelinasworld
Shirt: Heart of Haute
Skirt: F&F at Tesco
Brooch: Seamstress of Bloomsbury
Shoes: Asda
Hat: Thrifted
Bag: Gift

That's it now for photos from our Norfolk trip.  The weather's turned colder and wetter here in Wales, so my next outfit post might be a bit more Autumnal!

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for FashionFancy Friday

20 comments:

  1. I completely agree about the location, and my junior school summer uniform was green gingham! Although I think your pigtails may have contributed to the impression too?

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  2. You visit the most amazing places and always take such beautiful photos! I'm loving this outfit, it looks so perfect for summer and really goes well with the location... Looks comfy too! x

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  3. I love gingham! And the scenery!

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  4. ginham and the costume ...... just perfect!

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  5. Your outfit is super cute. Look at that toned tummy!

    All these estates are very impressive as are your photos.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. The tummy is the 'breathing in' trick ;)

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  6. You definitely look like you're on a school trip, and super cute in your gingham blouse and your pigtails. Lovely skirt, too, even if it's not exactly midi on you I'd never heard of Scuba material ... Oh, and I have that brooch too, in blue and green. xxx

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  7. Lovely shirt and the skirt sounds great for travelling. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Another to add to the list!

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  8. I love Blicking Hall. It's got the most amazing enormous staircase inside. Glad to see you didn't encounter the ghost of Ann Boleyn.

    Scuba is a new fabric to me too.

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  9. Another gorgeous Estate to visit and admire! Such a cute outfit as well, love the hat and that gingham blouse! :)

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  10. Love the hat-plait combo, don't you look charming :D I am ashamed to say I haven't visited this one yet, which really is bad considering I'm a lot closer than you... I have a scuba skirt in mint green from ASOS and it has the same scrunchable qualities as this one. I have the opposite problem though and it's too long! xx

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  11. All these fabulous places make me want to move to the UK and plan a dozen trips. And you look fab in the gingham top, so summer-y. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  12. Well that definitely doesn't look like midi length to me either- but, it is a very nice knee-length :)
    I'm loving all of your tie blouses lately!

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  13. What a great outfit. I love the color combination.
    Marilyn

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  14. What stunning photos! I've often come across dresses in that scuba fabric in chazzas but nothing as nice as your skirt.
    that's a marvellously grand property. xxx

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  15. great outfit and awesome scenery. Don't forget to come link up on A Labour of Fashion. Would love to have you join us

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  16. Oh my goodness, this place! It's stunning!!!

    And what an adorable outfit!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  17. This blouse looks perfect with the red skirt! <3 Also; oh my gosh, that place is stunning!!

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  18. Great outfits.
    Marilyn

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  19. Gorgeous outfit on you! The backdrop is so pretty, too. And I'm all for clothing material that packs and travels well!

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