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Outfit: Country Manors & British Tweed



In one of my family's favorite films (My Family and Other Animals) the main character says, "I like being half-educated. You're so much more surprised at everything when you're ignorant." I feel a similar way about moving and being a newcomer in a foreign land. Things that are mundane or ordinary to the locals are an intriguing and unique experience for you. One of the things I really enjoy about being an American in Northern Ireland is all of the castles and grand estates that although obviously very old feel very "new" to me. Nearly every time someone asks me what I like about it here, my answer is usually some rambling along the lines of "so many castles!" I have a tourist's appreciation of these grand old houses and even small old houses like my own! And these sorts of settings definitely influence my style--making me lean towards more natural colors and practical, but sharp tweed-y jackets.

Joules blazer, ascot scarf, Shop Ruche dress (sold out, also love this dress & this one), vintage purse, old shoes
*pictures by Thomas*

15 comments:

bestie said...

i imagine if i lived (or even visited) in NI i would have an unending fascination with their castles and landscapes! they are so mesmerizing. <3 on another note, that jacket is gorgeous! reminds me to pull out my age-old vintage blazer i haven't used in forever..

Lady Emily said...

Beautiful shoot, as always! I love that dress! I notice you've been braiding your hair a lot lately. Is that because it's windy there?

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Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Lady Emily, it is windy here so it's probably part of the reason, but I also just really like braiding my hair. I couldn't braid it when it was shorter and then it had a lot of layers so I finally have the right length & lack of layers to pull off some styles I've been wanting to for ages. :)

Cristina C75 said...

I love your dress, so many flowers, lovely! "My family and other animals" is a very good book, but I didn't see the film ;)
Kiss, C.

Marine said...

You look so at home in this setting, it's like you were made to live there ! Do you have some Irish blood ? ^^ Your outfit is really lovely, as usual :)

Minnie Muse said...

I think that would be my favorite part of Ireland....the castles. It is so amazing that you live in Northern Ireland and get to experience the magical architecture every day.
-Madison
www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

Ellenshenk said...

I love all your posts, and would love to know the names of some of the castles/estates so I could read about their history too!!!

Adele Miner said...

Such pretty pictures, I love brown brogues! x
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Brittany PG said...

I love your outfit! I have never visited Ireland, but it is on my bucket list. I would love to see all the castles.

Unknown said...

What I love about you,Rebecca, except the elegance and the amazing sense of style is your willingness to respond your followers.Such a positive and friendly girl.Have you gotten married already?☺

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Marine, no, no Irish heritage that I know of haha

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Unknown, thank you that's very kind. I try although I don't see every question, so I miss things sometimes. And yeah we've been married since June--the wedding happened right when I moved to Northern Ireland. :)

Emmika said...

Hi Rebecca, I couldn't resist mentioning that after reading this post and being intrigued by the film you referenced, I downloaded it and finally watched part one. It's absolutely delightful, and I can't stop whistling the tune! It's a doozy. On to part two...

Anonymous said...

I love the print of your dress