Monday, 25 April 2011

The Botanic Gardens

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It is so rare to have good weather for Easter, apparently it has not been this hot since the 1940's. So to make the most of the warm weather before it turns into the cold and wet Britain that we know and love, my family and I went along to The Botanic Gardens and Oriental Museum at Durham University in the North East of England, not far from where we live. The gardens were just the right size for a walk around and some picture taking, with lots of stop offs at garden benches, to eat a picnic and a browse in the gift shop.

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M&S cardigan ~ Next jumpsuit ~ Top Shop shoes ~ Mimco bag ~ RayBan sunglasses ~ Casio watch ~ vintage ring
(pictures of me by dad)

47 comments:

Mademoiselle Melbourne said...

So pretty isn't it? These photos are fantastic.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

The flowers are so pretty! I so agree - it's rare to have good weather at Easter. Nice to see you out and about at a Botantical Garden;-)

ShopeDelano said...

Gorgeous photo's I love your jumpsuit! What do you use to edit your photo's? They have a lovely vintage air to them!

Shope, Londons Closet xoxo

PinkBow said...

shopedelano - i use analogcolor :-)

Cat said...

I used to have a harmonica just like the one in the last pic when I was a little girl!

Love the jumpsuit, gorgeous!

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sacramento said...

There is always something magical in a botanic garden.
I love your jump suit, and adore your shoes, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Dashfield Vintage said...

Looks like you had a fantastic day. Ooo and lovely shoes by the way!

Harriet said...

For possibly the first time on on of your posts I'm able to say 'Ooh - I've been there!' I went a couple of years ago when I was visiting a friend who lives just outside Durham. It's such a lovely place, an the flowers look gorgeous!

Maria Ana said...

you look absolutely adorable in this jumpsuit:)

kisses

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful and serene. thanks for sharing these. you look cool too.

janettaylor said...

Oooh flowers! How beautiful! Btw I really love Ur floral jumpsuit!

Happy Easter to you and your family!
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sugarhoneybaby said...

Amazing photos.So pretty place!:)

Nikki said...

I love botanical gardens, there's so much to explore out there :) I love your outfit and your photos all look really pretty. What effect do you use to edit them? :) x

Nikki said...

Oh, leave that, I just noticed someone already asked you ^^ x

Sher said...

Oh, you always have the most amazing outings! So glad you're enjoying the sun!!

p.s. I love your bangs:)

xx

Jen said...

You look fantastic in the jumpsuit, Paula! Love it paired with those adorable pumps and a simple cardigan. I have a similar one that I'm struggling to style, so might take your lead :)

nicolette said...

these photos are STUNNNING. thank you so much for sharing. i love visiting the botanic gardens here in new york and it seems the ones across the pond are equally breathtaking.

my plan for today was actually to visit the brooklyn botanic gardens again now that the cherry blossoms have bloomed, but it's been pouring!!

Jasmin said...

what gorgeous photos! i so want to go to the botanical gardens. and i love your outfit, you look absolutely stunning x

Ruth May said...

that looks like such fun. :)

Summer said...

Wonderful photos! The flowers all look gorgeous, as do you!xxx

danniekate said...

i love the photography in this post! i take my mimco bag eveerywheeeere too! xx

WeShop said...

What a beautiful place. Your dad's done a great job with the pics of you. Love the jumpsuit - perfect for summer days. xx

Adventures in Fashion said...

Loving your jumpsuit! You look adorable, as always...

Carlinn said...

Lovely photos and outfit! :)

A Certain Vintage said...

beautiful photos and the jumpsuit looks so comfy, I am toying with the idea of getting one...im loving them on other people!
I think England is even hotter than it is here, so jealous! I hope we get a gorgeous summer as well, this Easter has been glorious xox

Lauren said...

Beautiful! You look stunning in that playsuit x

Pink Penguin said...

Beautiful photos, I enjoyed every single one of them! xxx

MJ said...

You're wearing a jumpsuit AND IT LOOKS GOOD! Is there anything you're not capable of?! Jealous.

Etoile Filante said...

Stunning pictures as ever - adore the shoes and am so jealous that you (of course) look good in a playsuit. I would look like a plumber or something!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Lovely pictures! Wasn't it the perfect weather to be outside? I just hope this wasn't our summer and there is more to come. xo

Kb said...

You always capture everything so beautifully...love the jumpsuit. Seems like an amazing day, very jealous of all the places you get to go to!

Fashion Junkie said...

Wow, what a beautiful setting for the pictures and a walk over a beautiful Easter. I spent the sunniest and loveliest Easter sunday in the garden with a book in the language of my own choice and home made ginger beer. Bliss.

Anna said...

the pictures are absolutely breathtaking! pure inspiration!

littledollface said...

Stunning pictures! Love that jumpsuit - looks stylish and comfy -I want one!

Catherine said...

Love your topshop shoes! I haven't been to the botanic gardens in a while, but this makes me want to go again!

Natassia Lea said...

So beautiful!! Your pictures are great!

anna and molly said...

These pictures are so pretty. Especially the second one, the colors are impeccable

Electric Lady said...

i'm obsessed with the pic of you in front of the cactus wall!! so awesome!!

Martini Lamartss said...

Beautiful place, beautiful photos and beautiful jumpsuit!

vintagereflection said...

Love your jumpsuit and your hair! These photos are amazing! x

Vanessa said...

Love this jump suit! What a beautiful shoot!

normalityandme said...

You look lovely all summery :) but were there any other flowers other than tulips, cactus and blossom?! I visited Burrow Gardens in Devon over Easter and the planting was spectacular (post coming soon)... I probably didn't look half as chic as you though x

PinkBow said...

thanks everyone!

nicolette - i would LOVE to visit the brooklyn botanical gardens

weshop - thank you, he will love to hear that ;-)

sabine - yes! i hope that wasn't it!

normalityandme - the gardens weren't very big & actually not that much was in bloom, although i liked what i saw. we did comment that they could have made much better use of the gardens!

Mat said...

the jumpsuit is wicked, pretty snazzy for next i must say. it's not a shop i go in much other than for xmas gifts. this place is a part of the uni, how ace. i hope you bought the harmonica, i sure would have

beingdena said...

beautiful, this is one of my favourite outfits of yours. Love the Jumpsuit so much! and your flats go perfect with it. looks like a lovely day.

Dena x

Shopgirl said...

Love these photos - they are so pretty :) That jumpsuit is lovely - think I'm too short to wear a long jumpsuit but it looks great on you, xx

b. said...

Looks like a beautiful & magical place ! I'm obviously jealous; I could spent long hours in this kind of garden... Gorgeous photos by the way !