Sunday, 29 October 2017

Country Living

The British countryside was in glorious form this weekend, with the English county of West Sussex bathed in golden sunshine.  I was visiting one of my three sisters, who has left behind the cosmopolitan city of Brighton, and moved her family to a more rural setting.  The new house has some land, and one morning before everyone else was awake, my husband and I took my sister's two energetic dogs for a walk in the pretty woodland.

The visit seemed the perfect opportunity to embrace traditional country attire, and wear my new tweed jacket for the first time.  The jacket is a traditional hacking jacket from the 1940s, bought from an antiques shop in West Wales.  My husband actually persuaded me to buy it, and I have to admit that he was right.   It's one of those items that looks average on a hanger, but when he insisted that I try it on, the cut and shaping became apparent - it fits me perfectly.  The tweed is heavyweight, so it's a very warm jacket too.  It has quickly become my new favourite.

Country Living @porcelinasworld

Country Living @porcelinasworld

Country Living @porcelinasworld

Country Living @porcelinasworld

Country Living @porcelinasworld

Country Living @porcelinasworld

Country Living @porcelinasworld
Vintage 'Harkaway' 1940s hacking jacket from an antiques centre, Next boots via charity shop, Jaeger leggings, Elle silk scarf from car boot sale, Christy's flat cap borrowed from husband, Exquisite vintage brooch from car boot sale, Alannah Hill gauntlet gloves.

If you want to see more doggy pictures (because they really wouldn't stand still long enough for these photos!), the dogs actually have their own Instagram account, with far more followers than I, at @bentleyandgrayson

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for FashionFancy Friday





14 comments:

  1. Very dapper! I love seeing you in looks like this, you pull them off so well. And I'm always appreciative of any inclusion of dogs in blog posts ;) have a great week xx

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    1. I thought you'd like the dogs! You should honestly check out their Instagram, they're adorable!!

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  2. Every inch the country lady! I'm glad you were persuaded to buy that jacket, it's a wonderful fit and sure beats a fleece for outdoor wear. Loving the cap and the boots, too.
    How gorgeous are those dogs? I love spaniels. How funny that they're Instagram celebrities. xxx

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    1. Just the word 'fleece' gives me the shudders...

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  3. Your husband has a good eye for what will suit you, as you are looking fabulous in that jacket. The perfect outfit for a day in the country, spending time with celebrity dogs! xxx

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    1. Ha, yes celebrity dogs indeed!! They love the attention too, shameless!

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  4. I could just see you fitting in with the country set in that outfit! The jacket looks so snuggly and warm, well done hubby for spotting that one. xx

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    1. I felt right at home, I must admit! Now, a Barbour jacket and a pair of Hunter wellies should be next on the list...

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  5. Wonderful photos of you in that country/woods setting, love your outfit as well! :)

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  6. Very sharp Porcelina, glad you picked up that jacket it does fit fabulously well.

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  7. Your husband is a good man for convincing you to get that jacket, to walk away from it would have been a great shame because it appears to be a perfect fit! You look like a country aristocrat in these photos! I'm surprised to see a well known Aussie brand pop up in these photos, I had no idea Alannah Hill did gloves like this.

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  8. The perfect country lady outfit! I love the tweed jacket, and the boots are the perfect choice to add a bit of a rural feel.
    The Artyologist

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  9. Aaah, you can't beat a good tweed jacket - and you look positively aristocratic in these shots, like someone from a 30s novel coming in after riding, to dress for dinner.

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  10. What a fab outfit, I do love a great English country style outfit. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to this style and it's my most popular one. Love, Kirsten x

    www.thelifbissue.com

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