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Outfit: Our Gatehouse


I'm quite excited to be back in Northern Ireland today sharing a few photographs of my future home with Thomas. Some time this year I'll get my visa, buy a one way ticket, and we will move into this adorable, little gatehouse. We've already started the process by signing the lease and painting a bit inside. There's a bit more work to do before we can move in (zero furniture at the moment!), but it's very good to have a house and a plan. It's a tiny house, but it's cozy and so adorable from the outside that sometimes I feel like I should pinch myself to confirm this is all real. It's very strange the direction your life can go--this is so far from the future I imagined for myself.
I'm barely in Northern Ireland, so my outfit is a lot of current "comfort" pieces that were packed near the top of my suitcase. My favorite jacket right now, a cozy sweater, basic goes-with-everything skirt, and these old oxfords I've been wearing to death for nearly five years now. The only new piece is my vintage carousel horse brooch from My Vintage Spirit. I've really been expanding my brooch collection lately because in winter people mostly see your outerwear and a brooch adds so much personality to even the most basic coat. My favorite brooch is a sparkly oversize shrimp, but this golden carousel horse is also pretty special. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I hope to own a vintage carousel horse one day and display it in my living room! I've seen them in antique shops since I was very little, but so far I haven't found one for the right price or lived somewhere big enough to handle such a ridiculous piece! A full-sized carousel horse definitely wouldn't fit in the gatehouse, so this brooch is a nice consolation prize.

Outfit details:
navy tights
old oxfords (similar)
*pictures by Thomas

42 comments:

Pat Palmer said...

This little house is adorable---like something out of a fairy tale. So happy for you two.

rebeccalately said...

That house is gorgeous! I love this outfit, too :)

Damaris // The cat, you and us said...

What a gorgeous house, it looks as out of a fairytale, and that yellow door!! Congratulations on the imminent move to both of you :) I really love your comfy outfits and how cheerful you look around your home to be :) Hope you'll share more about your decoration choices as well.

Damaris | The cat, you and us

meira said...

what this is so cool!? can't wait to see more of the house, would love to hear about the neighborhood etc too, will you talk about decorating on your blog, such a fun and different direction exciting congrats!

Bronwyn said...

The house looks adorable, i especially love the door. Your comfort pieces are so cute! I usually look a state when I dress just for comfort

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Claudina said...

I don't know why I never had commented your blog, but I'm a trusty follower of you!

My dream country is Ireland (although I really enjoy Portugal and living in Lisbon)! Your house is gorgeous and looks like a fairy tale house!

JackalopeJackalope said...

Oh gosh, how exciting to be moving to such an adorable house! Also, yay fun brooches!

Annie Patz said...

OMG this house is so cute, it definitely fits your personality and style, can't wait to see pictures of the inside when you guys start decorating! Best wishes to you both!

Kathryn said...

I can't get over how charming and dreamy your little house is! It looks straight out a fairytale. This will be such an exciting year for you and I can't wait to see what happens! I'm so happy for you!

xx Kathryn
http://www.throughthethicket.ca

Brittany PG said...

Your new home is so freaking adorable!

Brittany PG said...

Your new home is so freaking adorable!

Marina said...

I can't believe you're going to live in a Downton Abbey house! :O

Great!

Rebecca Jane said...

That house. is. ADORABLE! Oh my goodness, so picturesque and sweet!

 Melissa said...

This house is precious! So glad I found your blog - I love your sense of style! :)

Sarah Clark said...

That house is just the cutest! And I absolutely love your skirt. It is fantastic. I have similar shoes to the oxford heels you were wearing and they are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. I love them to death and could wear them everyday.

Samantha M. said...

I'm so excited for you! What a beautiful new home to start your adventure as a married couple!

Isa Machado said...

Pretty look dear! :)

Isa M., Tic Tac Living

Leah Wise said...

That's the prettiest house I've ever seen! Congrats!

Style Wise Fair Trade

Claire | French for Cupcake said...

Congratulations! I really hope you love living here in NI!

Miranda said...

I'm your best internet friend right? I can come and visit that adorable house? Jk jk. but dang girl! very nice! You life IS like a fairy tale :)

I bet life in Ireland will be all sorts of dreamy...esp. being with the one you love.

Julie said...

How lovely! I'm in love with the yellow door. Oh my, what a dream!

xx! julie
http://www.juliediaries.com/

Helen Veyna said...

This house is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you and Thomas for getting started on the process of signing a lease. This house is so amazing that you definitely won't have to go far to take amazing photos when you finally make the move to Ireland.

-Helen
Sweet Helen Grace

Kitsune-kun said...

oh. my. effin. word. this is everything! that bay window! the latticing! that yellow door! THE STONEWORK! ahhhhh dyyyyyiinnnnggg. so unreal! what city will you be living in?

Reva Jordan said...

Gosh, Rebecca this house is adorable! I have to say aesthetically it fits you so well! If I had to describe you I would call you a dreamer, and that gatehouse is definitely dreamy, and unique. There's no one like you, and there's nothing that can compare to that house either. I wish you the best of luck with your papers and I wish you and Thomas the best of luck with your new home!

Reva

Eden Mint said...

Such a beautiful looking house! Love your shoes by the way.

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Sandy Quintans said...

I've been follow you for a very long time and I'm so excite for your new life. Congratulations! It's a very lovely house.

Bianca Esposito said...

What an amazing house! I can't imagine living in such a romantic looking building, so perfect! Your outfit is also adorable. I am jealous, I simply dream of moving across the pond and finding something just as charming.

Anonymous said...

Bay windows are perfect for displaying Christmas trees. And looks like you have a couple of trellises to play with. Fun!

Lizard Queen said...

whaaaaat! congratulations! that house looks adorable.

Sophie Jane said...

That house is incredible!!! It's almost too adorable to descrive

IrishRedRose said...

That house is astonishing! I too would love to see the inside, because the architecture fascinates me. How old is it? I must say that I tend to like a lot of room, but there is something uniquely comforting about a small space. It also helps if said space is extremely beautiful! What colors are you painting with?

Gemma Roberts said...

Everything about this is beautiful!!

The outfit, the location, the fine details, everything!

The brooch is especially wonderful : )

Gemma
Faded Windmills

Pebbles Peaches said...

I can't believe you're actually going to LIVE THERE!!! You'll have to give us a house tour once you move in. :)

vivi said...

Congratulations! Your new home looks like something out of a fairytale!

Jeannee Waseck said...

Everything is adorable - especially Your First Home!!!

As for the carousel, I have a potential idea ... I lived in a development where the living rooms had cathedral ceilings. Now, in the 2 story houses, that produced this gigantic window that was two stories, with a shelf in front of it, overlooking the front of the house that women filled with baskets, usually ... but a carousel horse - that would be so much more lovely!

Nikki Williams said...

omg!! this is amazing! how cool!

xx nikki
www.dream-in-neon.com

Winnie said...

This is the sweetest little house and a teeny tiny gatehouse at that! There are a couple of gatehouses where I live and they are all pretty adorable. I can't wait to see you settle in eventually and see some more lovely photos!

Sabbie Narwal said...

Ahh that house is so amazing! I'd be pinching myself all day long if I were you :) Congratulations!

larkspurvintage.com said...

that honestly is a fairytale home! Congratulations! How exciting live can be sometimes xo

Carolyn said...

This is probably the most adorable home I've ever seen! Can't wait to see how you decorate it, I feel like your style will translate well into home decor.

mentinfusion said...

Your new home is like one of my dream homes, I can imagine myself in there! Ah, so beautiful!
Northern Ireland is on my bucket list for a while now.
Have fun with the process of moving, even though it can be a bit stressful I hope you will enjoy it.

BumbleBee said...

Greetings from a fan in Northern Ireland! *high five*
I know that charming wee gatehouse! At least I'm 99.9% sure it's the same one. We used to live up the road :) I miss it so much...