Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

8 January 2012


I took a trip into the Yorkshire countryside this weekend. I know most people who go walking in the countryside would be wearing walking boots, a waterproof jacket and some woollies but....well...I guess I'm just.... not...that...girl. Practicality has never been top of my priorities because, let's face it, practical is not pretty. Not pretty one bit.

I picked up this simple, casual and cute heart motif sweater from New Look. I didn't realise what a great store I've been missing out on living in Korea. I'm not sure it used to be as good before and I'm told they still have their ups and downs but when I went in recently I saw loads of really nice things. To top it off I could actually afford them, always a bonus/relief! Haha!

Jumper - New Look. Sunglasses - Gucci.
Silver Bangle - Mont Blanc. Charm Bracelet - Pandora. Scarf - H&M
 

Face - all thanks to MAC!
Military style jacket - F21
 

I love visiting the countryside when I need some time away from everything to slow down and think about things. Lately, as you know, I've been really busy and this last week one thing and another had started to get to me. I feel so lucky to live near such beautiful natural landscapes, it's awe inspiring. Being there makes me think about how small I am in the world and helps make me see my problems are only momentary in the grand scheme of things.

Where do you go when you need some thinking time or to get a little perspective?

xxx

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful sweater. Looks gorgeous on you.

    Wow. Where were the pictures taken? Such a pretty scene.

    Girlie Blog

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  2. Love that cardigan! TBH I thought the same, new look never seemed that great to me, now I've seen this I may go and take a look.

    http://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com/

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  3. beautiful top! love how you look so photo ready in every single pic you take, just gorgeous ;-)

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  4. I love New Look! Not seen that cute cardi yet though. Love it

    - Allie x


    Allie UK Blog

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  5. you look so lovely, really pretty pictures.

    fashioninflux.blogspot.com

    x

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  6. Beautiful! I love your outfit- that top is so pretty.

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  7. @ Girlie Blogger, It was taken at a place called Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales. It's quite near my home here in England. It's so pretty there.

    @All Things Beauty makeup and shopping, yeah, I was really surprised how good some of their stuff was. I'd say it's worth a look if you're near one.

    @CottonCandyINK, thankyou! I never feel it but I'm glad it somehow ends up looking that way.

    @AllieUK, it's from one one of the concessions in New Look so it's not technically NL and may not be in every one I guess. I looked for it on the website but couldn't see it.

    @ Lydia and Schnelle, thank you so much. Glad you like the top :)



    xxx

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  8. LOVE the top! Your makeup looks great.
    Gorgeous pictures!

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  9. The countryside looks beautiful! And such a cute sweater too!

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  10. Being in nature just makes me feel inspired. I feel like getting out helps me think about anything and everything that I need to!

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  11. Great top

    Xo

    Prairie-princess.blogspot.com

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  12. Hahaha, well to love fashion means to not always dress the most practically I suppose!
    You look gorgeous, and I'm loving that heart print you're rocking :)

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  13. Beauuuuuuutiful outfit! You always look so stunning in your photos!

    xxxoooxxox

    http://barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

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  14. Beauuuuuuutiful outfit! You always look so stunning in your photos!

    xxxoooxxox

    http://barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

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  15. I am loving your new jumper! I love the heart print. So cute!

    As for the countryside, I love it as well. I live in the city so I don't exactly have the luxury of natural landscapes. I do love to hike though. I also like to go to the beach when I want to relax and think. :)

    P.S. 'The Iron Lady' is going to be good!

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  16. I love that jumper, you look so cute in it!!

    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  17. Oh, this one is SO lovely! And so are you!

    http://kiwipferdchen.de.vu

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  18. Love the top, gorgeous setting :)

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  19. I love your hair in these photos!

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  20. Oh you look so pretty & I'm SO JEALOUS you've got snow! xx

    The Londoner

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  21. Beautiful! Love that sweater!
    You have such gorgeous hair!



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  22. that place looks so lovely,
    i do not think i have a place to go and think , i wish i did tho .


    http://fashion-journal-bysuzannemarie.blogspot.com/

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  23. love your jumper, i want one xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  24. Wow...lovely blog hun!! I love your style...def following you !!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  25. Love the jumper, sooooo cute!

    www.superclementina.blogspot.com

    xx

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  26. I love your blog and your style, I follow you from dominican republic.

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  27. what a beautiful uhm what is that scarf? and wow the countryside looks divine. i hope i can go that far but for quick change of perspective, i just spend some time alone in a quiet coffee shop.

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  28. I love your blog! Had to fallow. BTW I love these pics!

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  29. That sweater is adorable! And I'm with you, beauty over practicality :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  30. hahahaha, you are so right -- practical is not pretty! ;) i think i'm gonna get really torn between practical and pretty if i ever find myself in the countryside. i do like the wellies that the duchess of cambridge wore recently, though. ;)

    i don't have a beautiful place like that nearby, so i guess when californians need a place to think we either go to our rooms or to the beach? ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  31. Hey, I'm replying you about the Zara jacket - yes, it's a recent purchase, I got it on sale! ;)

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  32. love this look hun and the surroundings look gorgeous!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  33. love that top and your hair is gorge

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  34. u look pretty,nice outfit btw,im having a H&M x Versace dress giveaway,come join?
    http://mwanwan.blogspot.com/2012/01/h-versace-giveway.html

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  35. What lovely photos! Your make-up looks immaculate too.

    I haven't been in to New Look for so long, maybe I should give it a try.....

    The doll on fashion

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  36. wow, you look stunning and these are gorgeous photos! Who takes your pictures for you?

    Your makeup looks flawless, what foundation are you wearing?

    I have a blog sale on my blog at the moment if you fancy taking a quick peek

    Blog Sale

    x

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  37. You definitely look adorable <3

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  38. Fab blog!!! you take a goregous photo too LOL...

    Jess xxx

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  39. I want the same sweater!!!! is so sweet!!!

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  40. You look so beautiful! :)

    www.viewfromheels.com

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  41. Love that top! Beautiful pictures :)

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  42. Beautiful look ! Loved the sweater !!

    Amazing photos ! I live near gorgeous landscape too !

    Lovely blog, following you at bloglovin, facebook, twitter and google !

    http://universeandyou.wordpress.com/

    Xoxo from Japan

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  43. Cute top!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  44. you are really SO beautiful!

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  45. oh my gosh, love your sweater! It's so pretty! You look lovely :)

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  46. You are gorgeous girl! :) I love that you share what is on your heart too!

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  47. Totally agree! Practical isn't pretty! lol I like your sweater!!! So glad I discovered your blog! I think you have a nice smile :)

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  48. Gorgeous photos. Brrr I hate taking outfit pictures in the winter, I'm always far too much of a woos to get cold! But it would be worth it for such lovely pictures
    xxx

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  49. Nice sweater:) I luvv New Look:) but sadly there is no New Look in Japan

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