Sunday, 3 February 2013

Tewkesbury trips and tweed...

For the first time in ages, Mark and I didn't have anything planned for this weekend so we decided to take a trip into Tewkesbury and enjoy the sunshine. If you have never been to Tewkesbury, it is definitely worth visiting for the stunning buildings, and dozens of charity shops if nothing else! I love exploring 'familiar' places and nothing beats being a tourist in your own city... I bought this dress the last time I came to Tewkesbury from one of my favourite charity shops and it is one of my favourite things to wear thanks to the swooshy skirt and gorgeous heavy tweed. 

Dress: Tu at Sainsburys via charity shop, blouse: New Look,  belt: from dress, shoes: Betty London flat shoes c/o Spartoo
 As it is still freezing outside I have been layering it up with my sheer shirts and I think the combination of the gorgeous gold/brown tweed with the cream shirt is fab as the gold buttons co-ordinate perfectly- you know how much I love being matchy matchy! ;) I had to feature my new favourite ring too- I never had anything personalised when I was younger so whenever I see anything with my name or initials on, I snap it up immediately!


These shoes are the latest addition to my wardrobe from Spartoo and like my other Betty London flats, they are ridiculously comfy.I also love the little bow on them, I think all the best shoes have bows on them!  


A bit of an outtake here thanks to the huge gust of wind but I love how well my bag co-ordinates with the barge behind me! 


Running parallel to the high street in Tewkesbury you can walk along by the river and it really is beautiful, especially on a sunny day. Unfortunately it is flooded at the moment as the river has burst its banks again, but luckily the path was high enough for us not to get our feet wet! 

Healings Mill was built in 1865 and spent over 140 years as a flour mill before it closed in November 2006
 The mill has been derelict since its closure in 2006 and I have never been inside but there are some stunning images of the inside here and here


This part here is usually a wooden jetty but as you can see, that has long disappeared under the flood water! I loved having a wander around the back streets and alleys of Tewkesbury and I plan to visit lots more towns and cities in the UK this year as I am not going to Italy again *sob*

Have you ever been to Tewkesbury? Which UK towns or cities do you recommend visiting? 
P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Spartoo

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12 comments

Ella said...

I love that dress - you have such a great dress collection! I think I would love Tewkesbury! Looking forward to seeing more of the other cities you visit! xx

Elizabeth @ Rosalilium said...

Love that dress! I want one too, darn it. :-)

I love road-tripping around the UK visiting new villages, town and cities. I recommend Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire if you haven't been. It's full of lots of awesome independent shops and it is so pretty. I also grew up near Winchester which is super-pretty.

Victoria said...

Lovely outfit :)

Sarah said...

This dress is so lovely!
x

Harriet said...

What a beautiful spot to take photos! I love your outfit, just wish the weather would warm up a bit!

daisychain said...

Wifey, if you ever, ever want to part with that dress...

Sophie - CGDN said...

that tweed dress is fabulous and has such a flattering cut x

aki! said...

I'm so impressed with your dress layering!

LaraBeTheOne said...

lovely shoes :)

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Oooh I've never been to Tewkesbury, maybe I'll drag Liam there one weekend when we're in Birmingham :) That shot of you on the street in front of the Tudor building is so lovely! :) I wish I had nice places like that to pose in front of haha! xxx

FAIIINT said...

I love the dress paired with the shirt underneath, it's such an elegant 40s kinda look, the sheerness is a great contrast against the heavy tweed too.
Tewkesbury looks beautiful & how cool is the inside of the mill?! I'd love to go exploring inside! :D

Vintage Reflection said...

You look so chic and professional! Great colours within the tweed! x

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