Silver Linings and Lakes Outfits

22 December 2011

Let me start by telling you the silver lining...I have lots of time to dedicate to you now. Why? Because last night I said goodbye to my lovely fiancee (still seems strange calling him that but I'm so happy I can!). He is heading back to Korea for work reasons. It means that I'm not able to see him for the next eight weeks. It's hard to face the idea of not being with him for so long (especially at Christmas), we spend so much of our time together. The bright side is I can finally get back to blogging properly.

Now it's time to slow down and fill you in on my last two weeks. Staring with the most important thing in that time, the trip to the Lake District. We drove up through the gorgeous rolling hills of the English countryside (how I've missed those!) and arrived at our hotel, the equally charming Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel. It's pearched on the hill with panoramic views of the Lake Windemere and the mountains beyond. Really an absolute must-visit place in England! Despite visiting The Lakes so many times over my life, it really never fails to take your breath away!
Coat and scarf - both F21. I'm so grateful to be back in England now so that I can start shopping somewhere else!
The country house hotel we stayed at - Holbeck Ghyll. Gorgeous, highly recommend it.
The view from our private terrace.

Trivia: Renee Zellweger stayed in this suite when she was filming Beatrix Potter.
Under floor heating in here gets the win for the best bathroom I've ever used.

Getting ready for dinner on the first night.

Skirt - Zara. Soft pink shirt - ASOS. Wedges - F21.
Gold Sequin clutch - Zara. Studded Bangle and 'love' bangle - F21. Watch - Rolex. Other bracelets - Accessorize.
I actually got ready for dinner early just so I could get some pics with the view. Unfortunately the light was already going so they didn't come out great. The skirt has nice diagonal pleat detailing but you can't see it, blame the short daylight hours not me...pretty please?!

In other news: 

3 sleeps until Christmas!! Is anyone getting excited? Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I haven't!

The China Glaze 'Let It Snow' nail polish sets arrived. If you haven't entered the GIVEAWAY to win a set for yourself do so here!



  1. I like your look so much, aww clutch!!!
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  2. lovely photos. your look is great!!!

  3. I wish I could be there it is awsome

  4. You look wonderful...I especially liked the clutch :)
    And I like that room, it's really nice there...

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  6. love all the pictures and the country house is so pretty! Would love to travel there! You look pretty as always too =)

  7. Love this look on you! And the clutch is fab.
    Ah, that hotel, the view...breath taking.

  8. love these photos, you look so beautiful

  9. What beautiful pictures and a beautiful girl ;)

  10. Wow the hotel you stayed in looks so gorgeous, the rolling hills & mountain view is breathtaking!

    Love your outfit!! Clutch + wedges are gorgeous!

    The Urban Umbrella

  11. Wow what a hotel and I love your outfit - how gorgeous is the clutch!

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    Hope you stop by again soon!

    The doll on fashion

  12. wow love!
    lucky girl
    that is such a nice place!

    i am sorry you have 8 weeks
    to go without him ..

    you'll do fine love
    i haven't seen my bf in almost
    a year :( i want to shoot myself.
    But you gotta be thankful for
    the technology now a days ..
    facebook skype msn ..

    i don't know what i would do
    without all that!

    i wish you the best love
    be strong!

    Melina ♥

  13. wonderful pictures!
    you're really pretty! :)

  14. haha no not really but i do
    wash them a lot .. i use plenty
    of lotion too haha gotta keep them
    soft :)

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  16. you look lovely! I especially like your Zara clutch, so cute!
    xx maggie

  17. so beautiful that place and your outfits :) I'm following

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  18. I love your clutch, it so sparkly and bright. Want to experience underfloor heating too, especially for those cold days.

    Happy Christmas

  19. That hotel looks absolutely heavenly. Should I ever find myself in England for any reason, I think I may have to visit. I love how quaint it looks on the outside, and then *bam* modern bathroom. The view from your terrace had to have been phenomenal to see in person. The photo alone is extraordinary.

  20. lovely photos!
    great blog!
    will be following !

  21. Luxury place to stay~!!
    Your outfit really suits you ^o^
    Of course excited for Christmas~ :D

  22. Awww. I bet you miss him so much!

    Nice outfit. That sequined clutch is a great bonus.

  23. the country house looks amazing, and you are gorgeous my dear! great pictures, and love your clutch :)

    B x

  24. love your blog!
    i follow you!
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  25. You're so gorgeous really :) And I have read your post about your birthday and I completely understand you. I am in my early 20s, but feel like I am still 17 lol

  26. chic and pretty style! i love your sequined clutch!

  27. That looks like such a gorgeous place! The hotel room is lovely
    Carissa xx

  28. Aww this is where I am from and still live, glad you enjoyed your visit!

    Becky x

  29. OMG this place looks like HEAVEN, its that beautiful... so peaceful and gorgeous!

  30. lovely photos. your look is great!!!

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