Outfit: Drum Manor

We often use our weekends to explore somewhere new--new for me anyway, but this weekend we went somewhere Thomas hadn't been before either; Drum Manor. It was a slightly random choice and we didn't know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the place. The "manor" is more just a tower and walled courtyard, but the condition and ornateness of it is exceptional. I'd love to go back with a dramatic dress one day and do a more elaborate photoshoot. We went on a nice walk through the surrounding grounds as well and it was lovely; there was a swan in the lake and the woods are starting to turn and you really couldn't ask for a better Saturday.
I'm usually a dress devotee but this fall my style has been taken over by seperates. I'm loving blouses with detailed collars (and collar pins!) and pleated skirts more than any year before. In many ways my style hasn't changed much--I know what I like and almost have a uniform when it comes to pieces I'm attracted to, but there are seemingly random shifts that happen every so often. Like the shift from dresses to seperates even if the style of pieces stays fairly consistent. Sometimes it's just the way certain things take getting used to; like these boots I got two winters ago. The first year I had them I wore them maybe twice, then last fall and winter they started to appear more regularly in my outfits, and now this year they're practically my go-to. Do you have items like that in your wardrobe; pieces you aren't sure about at first but end up loving months later?

details: old hat, jacket, Tiralahilacha blouse, Shop Ruche skirt, black tights, vintage purse, boots
*pictures by Thomas*



  1. Wow the pictures are beautiful! And the place is amazing.
    I sure know what you are talking about, I have a pair of pink boots I used to leave in the back of the wardrove but this year I am wearing them a lot, so comfortable!


  2. You look great in everything, I swear! Emerald looks fantastic on you.

    Drum Manor looks gorgeous, I'm glad you got to experience it!

    Katie | katielikeme.com

  3. Oh wow, these photos are just lovely! I love the cat skirt too! My boyfriend and I also love exploring new places on the weekend!


    Laura Aime Vous

  4. Separates are always a great idea for fall, especially with the weather being quite unpredictable. Love the color scheme here, and as always, you are right on point with your surroundings!



  5. I love this! I love the pop of emerald green in this outfit. It's gorgeous with your hair color and complexion. I'm also a huge fan the detailed collar on your blouse. It's so funny, I was recently telling my boyfriend that about some items I got for Christmas last year. I wasn't so sure when I was first gifted them and now they are some of my go-to items. I kind of love how that happens!

  6. The outfit is amazing, and the castle is spectacular! You could totally do it up and do some photos there! So much potential. What a great place!

  7. Love this set! Did you ever mention what camera is it that you use?
    I'm hunting around for a new one and I'm not sure what to get at this point!

  8. @Aly Rose Vintage, it's all in my FAQ; I actually think what lens you use is actually more important than the camera though.


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