Cambridge Castle Mound

Apparently there was once a castle here in Cambridge, but all that remains is this mound where the moote once stood. Now it has the best views of Cambridge, although I must admit I was expecting it to be slightly taller (I actually walked right past it on accident and had to backtrack). It was a nice, quiet spot tucked away from the tourist crowds bustling about below and from observation: a good place for a picnic.

I think I enjoyed the steps leading up to the top as much as I enjoyed the view up there. Although, between the wind and spurts of rain it was a less than idyllic day to take in the sights. It's funny that while the US is experiencing record highs I'm going through some rather typical English weather and temperatures in the 60s. Which, when it isn't raining, is a decent temperature if you plan on walking a lot...




Outfit details:
H&M dress
Tabio tights
Bloch wedges via Gilt
Deux Lux purse
*all pictures by me via my tripod

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42 comments:

  1. I loved Cambridge! I hope you explored the little used book stores that are hidden all around the city.

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  2. The weather sounds fantastic...especially since my AC is broken and it's been in the 90's with lovely Virginia humidity. :)

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  3. love your hair lady look at that red - if you ever feel like visiting a fellow blogger I live down in Farnham (an old market town) near Guildford in Surrey, I would love to take photos of you for my portfolio! Lulu :-)

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  4. your hair, your hair, against the dark grey sky ...

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  5. I would kill for some 60s temperatures right now!

    ps. Did I mention I want to raid your tights collection?

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  6. I love those tights and the pictures are gorgeous.

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  7. I love this simple and cute black look! But I'm convinced that anything will look good with your beautiful hair anyway ;)

    Wish I had a car so I could make more trips to anywhere outside of the city to places like the one you visited :)

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  8. Those tights are great. You look so sweet :)

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  9. Your outfit is divine!

    I studied English Literature at Cambridge University for a summer. Too bad you weren't there in July. The Shakespeare Festival puts on plays in all the parks of the colleges during July. Another time. :)

    But my friends and I used to have picnics on top of Castle Hill all the time because my college was so close. Cambridge has a very special place in my heart. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I did.

    If you like high tea, the summer is the best time to go to The Orchard Tea Garden: http://www.orchard-grantchester.com/
    Take a bike ride there through the countryside. Delicious treats and a beautiful surrounding.

    Natalie xo

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  10. those are such great tights! at least you get to experience the true england, rain and all!

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  11. I adore your tights & shoes. And what a pretty location for photos. I'm jealous of your current temperatures - in Virginia, it's been in the low 100s for awhile now....I can safely say I'm sick of summer weather & can't wait for the cool temps of autumn!

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  12. Aww you're so adorable! Haha I love the tights.

    There's nothing even remotely peaceful and quaint like that where I live. I want to move into a cottage in the woods someday :]

    Yasmeen

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  13. Love this outfit! Great blouse and tights.SarahD:)

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  14. i think black is your colour because it matces perfectly with your red hair which is fantastic by the way in contrast with the grey sky

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  15. Such beautiful photos! I can relate to the weather, as San Francisco is experiencing record low temperature.

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  16. I love all the different textural elements you've put into this outfit...

    so freaking jealous of you being in england AND of your 60's climate. It's well above 100F here in Texas :(

    http://www.diyainherstilettos.com/

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  17. loving your all black outfit today with your bow tights! super cute! that skirt looks amazing!!

    xo,
    cb
    www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the tabio tights!! Yeah the weather is pretty miserable at the moment...love that it's just a ghost of a castle now with that mound, it does makes me wonder what the castle would have looked like.

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  19. I can definitely picture a castle on top of that grassy hill. Love the way you wore the H&M dress as a skirt, the lace detail is beautiful. And the tights with the tiny bows..awww, love everything!

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  20. one of my dreams is to go to Cambridge and go to school there. I'm very jealous you were there.

    love Abigail

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  21. Ahhhh, That Bag Again! Love It.
    Following Your Blog!
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  22. Wow, what a beautiful setting. I love how you styled the outfit in all black. Such a gorgeous contrast with your hair! Bravo!

    xx
    nancy j

    Palomavintage.etsy.com

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  23. loving the different textures in your outfit!! :D

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  24. i love knotting blouses! such a cute lil nod to the 90s.

    also, yeah, i had major blogger burn out this summer -- have to take a step back and reevaluate my priorities. i am so happy that you are posting even while you're in europe, though. it's funny how you were able to find such a similar landscape for this set.

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  25. love this classy look. allllmost making me miss fall weather.

    www.keepfashion.wordpress.com

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  26. like your blog! nice outfit!


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  27. You look soo pretty!!!
    xoxo Debby

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  28. You look so lovely and elegant here. Love it when you do your own photos. Wish I had half your talent!

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  29. haha i love how you called it castle mound and walked past it!
    we all call it castle hill! its so big compared to everything else round here - it so flat!
    the tights and shoes look lovely x

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  30. The thrid photo is absolutely radiant gorgeous. You look stunning! I love the area of the photos. It does seem a little odd that a castle sat upon that teeny mound! It looks like an indian mound to me, (which Georgia is full of). I hope you're really enjoying you're trip!

    xx
    Lyndsey
    http://hellolyndseyyy.blogspot.com

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  31. You look just lovely!

    juliet xxx

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  32. These are wonderful Rebecca! I love the outfit and you have really captured in the photos what it is to be walking around in blustery England! On top of that you're wearing my favourite of your shoes!

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  33. I really like the mix of black materials, the shiny and lace. Very well done. :)

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  34. The photos of this location is beautiful! I can't believe you took these yourself. Where did you get the name the clothes horse?

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  35. I love how you can wear all black and have it not look depressing! That's something I've never been able to pull off, and I admire it :)

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  36. ahhhh 60 and raining....it's been every day of my summer up here in Edinburgh. I rather prefer it to 95 and sizzling though, I think. Makes it easier to sleep anyway.

    Your trip looks lovely so far!

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  37. adore ur tight n shoes,, blackkk is always gorgeous :)

    xoxo

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  38. @Rachel Stauffer,
    I just came up with the name "The Clothes Horse" b/c it's an antiquate term (I like outdated things) that described who I was, "someone who likes clothes." My mother also uses a clothes horse to dry things on, so I was very familiar with the term & item.

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