A tourist in your own city: Worcester

It seems like I all have done recently is talk about being a tourist but sometimes you have to take a step back and appreciate the smaller things in life. These photos were taken a while back when Mark and I met up with my best friend Sophie in our local town, Worcester.  

Dress: Dorothy Perkins, boots: Primark, tights: Primark
After all of your help with deciding to keep these boots, I paired them with this dress to give it a slightly cooler edge, the sheer tights also meant that I was less self conscious about stumpy leg syndrome too! 

Just chilling outside my cathedral...
I think it is so easy to forget how beautiful places are if you see them regularly and it was nice to wander around, catching up and reminiscing with two of the best people in my life.  Worcester really is a lovely city and behind the cathedral is quiet despite being 2 minutes walk from the centre of town. 

Whatever your religious views, you cannot deny the grandeur and dignity of cathedrals, their very stones demand that you savour the moment and respect the history. 

My new boots proved to be exceedingly comfy and I cannot wait to pair them with chunky socks and a woollen dress this Autumn. 

I love this girl so freaking much!
Recently, the training for work has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster with long hours and lots to remember so I met up with Sophie again yesterday, which was the perfect antidote to all of the stress. Sophie is one of those people who never fails to cheer you up and I fell in love with her the moment we met at college 5 years ago.  She has been there for me through all of my ups and downs and I honestly don't know what I would do without her. Gorgeous, intelligent, funny and the best friend a girl could wish for... Recently I have been so grateful for all of the lovely people I have in my life and I just wanted to pay tribute to all of my wonderful friends and family and just wanted to let them know. Go and tell yours that you love them. 

Have you ever been a tourist in your own city? How do you show your appreciation?

P.S. This was meant to be a light-hearted post but it turned into rather a weighty subject so apologies for that, at least there are pretty clothes to look at! 


Steph & The Spaniels said...

Lovely outfit :) The boots & tights are fit x

Anonymous said...

I had no idea you were from Worcester! The cathedral's literally across the road from us! x

Hannah said...

Love that dress, love those tights, love those boots! I've never been to Worcester but it looks like a lovely place, I definitely should visit one day

Bow Dream Nation xx

Kat said...

Love this outfit and the cathedral looks incredible! I love those friends that can take all your stresses away in a second- so lovely to have :)


p.s just looked through your italy pics- I am sooooo jealous!! Glad you had fun!

Temporary:Secretary said...

YAY for the boots! That's such a pretty dress, girly! You suit all kinds of colours, so jel. x

Gem said...

I love exploring new places in Cardiff, I want to get the waterbus around the bay soon. I have that dress but never thought of putting it with boots :) xx

Unknown said...

Ahhhh the memories of Worcester! It is a beautiful city - I'd recommend if anyone visits going up the cathedral tower, there are amazing views of the city once at the top.
Thanks Mia for your lovely comments - :D you are an amazing friend as well. I think it comes across in the blog how beautiful, clevel, witty, thoughtful and amazing you really are! (The list could go on).


Rachel said...

your home looks lovely and i like the tights!


Sherin said...

Your SHOES!!! Omg, they're incredible. I love them. And the dress is so pretty as well.

It looks like a beautiful city. I really need to see the rest of England.

char said...

Oh i love the dress and the tights.
I was born near Worcester, but I don't remember it very well, and don't think i've been there for a look around ever. I'm just as hopeless in my own town though, it's full of history too, and I never seem to go to any of the historical things!

faye said...

LOVE those black booties :)

Unknown said...

Those black booties look absolutely perfect with that dress! They definitely add an edge to the outfit which works perfectly!

I love playing tourist whether at home or away, but I've never been to Worcester - I'll definitely have to make time for a trip!

PinkBow said...

What a beautiful place you live. I have so many pairs of boots similar to those & never have them off! The sheer tights work particularly well.

daisychain said...

Oh Maria, favourite outfit from you ever!

Unknown said...

I just bought those spotty tights from primark today!

X Zoe X

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

I adore this outfit!


Leia said...

What a pretty place!


Caroline said...

I love those boots! It can be great fun being a tourist in your own city sometimes, discovering what's on at local museums etc and visiting places you'd never usually think to go! Makes you think why haven't I been here before! x