Cambridge: An Asylum In Every Sense Of The Word


It was so nice to find a quiet area in nature for some picture-taking here in Cambridge. I really hate posing for the camera when someone else is wielding it and not being able to control the angles and composition drives me wild as well. So, lugging my tripod along for most of the day and finding a nice spot relatively free of pedestrian and cyclist traffic was such a relief.

Cambridge itself feels much like a breath of fresh air after crowded and busy London (which is not to say I did not enjoy London). The people are friendlier and the pace seems slower. We are experiencing typical British weather however, which is actually not so different from Washington State weather; both make layers necessary.
Also, as you may have noticed I've been using the same bag every day...I actually only packed one purse and hunted down the most basic one I could find. Grey is a very versatile accessory color and this bag does feature a few cool details (like the zippers on the outside). However, I don't really recommend the brand as I'm finding the quality somewhat lacking. Even with the abuse I put my purses through, I don't usually find loose threads after such a short period of use.






Outfit details:
Built By Wendy dress
Deux Lux purse

CONVERSATION

37 comments:

  1. my gosh. your pictures are amazing!
    and i'm still so very envious of you!


    http://www.thelittlequirks.blogspot.com

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  2. loove your outfit!
    amazing pictures, I love the one with the cows and the church

    http://stylecoffee.blogspot.com/

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  3. the bag is really pretty, it's a shame that it isn't of a better quality material.

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  4. Ahhh,Cambridge really is wonderful,but I've only visited once.
    I wish I could visit more often...it definatley is slower pace than London.
    Some really great photos here,just lovely.
    S
    onetoomanywishes.blogspot.com

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  5. One friend of mine is there too! It seems to be such a beautiful place :)
    BTW love the outfit!!! Greetings from Spain http://thenewspanishblonde.blogspot.com

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  6. shame about the bag, i agree it's too early for it to start showing signs of falling apart. hope it wasn't a big investment:)

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  7. Very nice place. i love your outfit

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  8. Your pictures are gorgeous. I know the feeling about having someone else taking your picture... you found such a nice place. I am loving your outfit, Built By Wendy is my all time favorite. Hope you are having an amazing time!

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  9. Pretty dress! And those are beautiful pictures..

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  10. Loving this vicarious vacation I am experiencing through your blog. It is a nice little escape to read your daily posts.

    I am the same way about my photos - I picture certain compositions and find myself getting upset when someone takes my photos and they don't turn out exactly as imagined. Although in that case I typically end up with way too many shots because my occasional photographer has quite the eye himself.

    Odd about your bag, mine by the same brand has held up surprisingly well given it's light color and the abuse I have put it through. Maybe the different materials?

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  11. I'm impressed that you're still finding the time to take outfit photos every day when you're in Europe!
    & the bag is nice! Too bad it's not very quality.. :( Maybe you'll find a good one there you can buy if you need to.

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  12. I love your dress! Pretty much everything from Built By Wendy is great, imo.

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  13. You always have lovely outfits, but I just adore the dress in this post! <3
    And I totally didn't realize, because I guess I just missed it up until now, that you were from WA! I'm an expatriate to Norway now, but I just moved from Tacoma, I was a nanny on base at Ft. Lewis for years!
    Small world.

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  14. Love the wonderful pictures~
    And you found such a great spot for your outfit photos! :D

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  15. Actually, you've always remembered me a typical England girl, I don't care if it's London, Cmbridge or anyplace else, but you do look like one, and it's a compliment ;)

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  16. Great photos! Love your beige bag:)))
    Come follow http://rayabo.blogspot.com/

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  17. england is, evidently, the shizzle.
    cambridge is tranquil you say? you should check out oxford. oxford is just perfect. get an oxford uni hoodie while your at it, official england merchendise right there.xx

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  18. Beautiful photos! and thanks for the advice on the bag, i consider myself warned ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  19. Ooh I just blogged some analogue pics of Cambridge the other day! http://pretty-odds-and-ends.blogspot.com/2010/08/jian-wei-has-recently-obtained-job-in.html
    You should check out the charity shops while you're there too. :)
    xx

    http://pretty-odds-and-ends.blogspot.com/

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  20. So glad you're enjoying England :] & I'm very much enjoying these recent outfit posts where they feel a lot more remix-y. It's nice to see various different ways of wearing items. Keep it up, girl!

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  21. I can't believe I didn't know about your blog! The design are great and you have interesting contents :)

    I just started with my blog now, it is in Spanish but maybe with Google Translate.. :)

    http://missegotist.blogspot.com/

    Un beso :)

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  22. Cambridge is perfect! i will have to go there someday! too bad about your purse! hopefully it lasts the length of your trip!

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  23. I love the dress in this post! And the bag is so lovely - shame about the loose threads!

    Lovely pictures of Cambridge btw!

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  24. You are so adorable, and the dress is absolutely amazing on you! I love the ruffles so much, and your pictures are great. I just started my blog today, so I was wondering if you can check it out whenever you have time.Thanks !

    tamijam.blogspot.com

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  25. okay. dying of envy here. your photos are amazing. i love your hair. and i love your style.

    kathi folds five

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  26. oh dear their bag sales will slump by 40% now... (only kidding).
    Your outfit is gorgeous, and your photos are just stunning as always! I love the surprise of your blue nails with a neutral outfit. I'm glad you are having such a lovely time over there!

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  27. This whole outfit's so cute! I especially love the tights

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  28. I hope you're having an amazing time, the photos look wonderful! Beautiful outfit (as always!).

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  29. Awww, I Love Your Bag.
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  30. Cambridge does seem to be a bit more of your kind of "place to be" :). I would probably have an anxiety attack or something with all the chaos that goes on in London. I'm planning on going to New York this September for Chictopia10 and I'm quite nervous. I've been to Atlanta and I love it, but New York is 4 times bigger than Atlanta. I hope New York has breaks between the buildings and large vast areas for breathing like Cambridge. Oh, and I'm pretty bad at abusing my purses too.

    xx
    lyndsey
    http://hellolyndseyyy.blogspot.com

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  31. Hey!

    Ahh! I hope you enjoyed Cambridge! It is sooo wonderfull a town!

    Your Blog is also really beautiful. It is always delightful to pay a visit!

    Take care!
    Dennis

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  32. loove your outfit! it (and you!) is soo cute! lovely pictures also :)

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  33. All these photos are so beautiful! Love that dress as well

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