Castles In The Sky

The other day Thomas and I drove over to the Crom Estate for a wee nosy. He had visited the West Wing of the castle before for a wedding and it seemed like a logical place to start our explorations, however when we got close to that building we were promptly directed to the broader grounds because filming was in progress. Shortly after that we passed a member of the film crew wearing a Game Of Thrones shirt so our theories as to what was being shot were flying hot and fast. Only the West Wing was closed off to visitors so we still got to walk around the grounds which were home to creepy ancient yew trees (which have been growing there since the 1700s) and ruins of the old castle. We had beautiful weather for walking and I really can't get enough castle ruins; I find them far more charming than the still-standing castles and estates in good working order.

Outfit details:
vintage belt
old tights (similar)
*pictures by Thomas



  1. Maybe it wasn't built to 'run' at all, maybe it was built as ruins. I learned in my first semester of Arts History that during the time of the picturesque, a lot of buildings were built as ruins as to make them picturesque. Though, sometimes they don't have to be ruins, just have to look a little like one.

  2. Your hair color is perfect! Love it!


  3. Cute outfit! Love your skirt! I love the new blog background and header! It's probably been up for a while, but I only just saw it! :)
    Sincerely, Sara

  4. @Sincerely Sara, thank you! It only went up last night. :) Spent a lot of time thinking about changing it.

  5. this is so pretty. thanks for sharing!

  6. Is this the same ruins that were on Quiet Man with Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne? Sigh, so romantic.

  7. these photos are amazing, but. those legs tho. in the first photo you look like you grew about 6 inches. *jelly*

    and oh my goodness! were you able to confirm at all if it WAS them filming? the mere thought of it would have transported me into a trance. @.@

  8. I love how you matched your hair with the tights. Very cute outfit!

  9. How beautiful is everything here! Great outfit, it will be my inspiration for this winter. Love the background drawings of your new blog design a lot! Great change :)

  10. This outfit is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color of the tights and that sweater looks soooo comfy

  11. I probably would have gone insta-fan girl if I had been there! How exciting :)

    These photos are unreal, Rebecca! I have really loved all your posts from your travels - it looks like you had a marvelous time & looked incredible in the process :)

  12. I really like your shoes! and the way you paired it with that skirt!

    I'm new to blogging, please support me -

  13. That creamy/ivory ensemble is just gorgeous!

  14. ... so very stylish, I love your is so chic..... the lovely blouse and skirt..... the perfect belt, . and the lovely tights that match your gorgeous hair and super shoes. What a smile too!

    … you certainly make a beautiful statement….. and you are so very pretty.....
    Every outfit you put on is so perfect....
    Thanks for the tour as well...... I wish that I could find tights in as many wonderful colors as you've found...... wow

    I grew up in tights, being in ballet for 13 years. In fact, mom raised me rather androgynously, so I also wore tights under big sweaters and hip length tunics and such around the house growing up. Your lovely look reminds me of all those days….epsecially when the delivery man would come and I’d meet him at the door and he’s refer to me as Miss……
    Oh, by the way, I’m a guy…and I love fashion as much as I love dance.
    I traveled in Europe this past fall,
    It looks like you have the same affinity for tights as I have…..

    I’ve been raving to my new friends about how much I love the tights/shorts look, so they encouraged me to try it myself…
    and I have in a big way,….. denim cutoffs, high waisted shorts, even a romper…….
    I will following your blog religiously….. thanks for sharing your lovely taste and your beauty

  15. love that belt!



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