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Outfit: Couple Style At Brigadoon Cottage


Around three years ago Thomas walked into my kitchen in Pennsylvania, introduced himself to me and turned my life upside down in a single night (in a good way). I should also add he was invited into my house by my housemates, so it wasn't as if some random Irish man broke into my kitchen and still managed to sweep me off my feet--my life isn't that kind of a romance novel! But it was and is still a bit surreal; I knew something was different the first night I met him and he must have felt it too since we officially committed ourselves to a long distance relationship a week after our first date. I couldn't have predicted any of this; I had often wondered if I would ever get married, I had never thought I could fall in love in one conversation or that my future would be in a foreign country. We aren't super intense about anniversaries especially because there seems to be so many--the anniversary of when we met, or when we started dating, or maybe when I got my visa or maybe our wedding anniversary? But we like spending time together--especially in this sweet cottage nestled in the Mourne mountains--so that's what this night away was about; time together with less distractions. It's becoming our favorite place to escape to for a weekend to unwind; with no Internet and limited cell reception we turn off our electronics and just enjoy each other's company, the roaring fires (one in the main room and one in the bedroom for the coziest nights!), and curl up with books. It's beautiful to sit out and enjoy the view when it's sunny, but I think I prefer misty and wet days up here, listening to the rain patter against the tin roof and leaning a little bit closer to the fire. On this visit I also convinced Thomas to join me in a few self-timer photographs. We recently received a couple of pairs of shoes from Cloggs (my go-to shoe shop lately) and I've been wanting to do a few "his and hers" style posts with Thomas since he is so often behind the camera.
details: old cardigan, vintage dress c/o Sweet Bee Finds, old belt, Hush Puppies c/o Cloggs
his details: old sweater, old trousers, Vans c/o Cloggs

18 comments:

Lix said...

You look so good with the blonde hair and you guys are a gorgeous gorgeous couple.

Mod Circus said...

Lovely little story! Just loving the sweet print on that dress. The perfect mix of classic and fun.

-Molly
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rebeccalately said...

You two are so cute! I love the shoes. They look very versatile.

Kenna said...

THIS IS SO CUTE I'M CRYING

Sharon said...

I adore these photos so much. Rebecca, you look stunning as always. But I must say, I also dig Thomas' style. I love Vans on boys! :)

ModernVintageStyle said...

The cottage looks absolutely divine - and what a good idea to turn off ('go black' as I heard someone say recently!) for your stay there. Kx

Laura Mitbrodt said...

you guys are such a cute couple!! I love this story and that cabin is adorable!
xo
www.laurajaneatelier.com

December said...

You guys are so cute together - I love the photo of you reading in bed cuddled up together. Out of curiosity, what color was your hair when you guys met??

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Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@December, it was red and I had a pixie cut--Thomas's hair was longer than mine when we met (he wore it a bit longer then)! :p I went blue for the first time shortly after we started dating & that's probably Thomas's favorite hair color on me haha

Christina said...

That is such an absolutely gorgeous cottage in a surreal looking location! It does seem like the perfect little getaway. I love seeing this his/her post; you are so cute together! Such a beautiful dress and adorable shoes!

Christina
A Sentimental Adventure

Eccentric Owl said...

This is such a lovely little shoot! It's so peaceful and sweet. You two are such a beautiful couple, and I love your dress and shoes!
xo
Kristina
www.eccentricowl.com

lottie said...

love love this!! You do such a fantastic job dressing to your complexion + ever-changing hair color. I'd love a post of tips for that, it's always been a little bit challenge! I love the couple pictures, they're too sweet!! ♥

Rachel said...

You look so pretty! beautiful photos!

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Sweet Tea Salvage said...

Aw, you two are adorable! PS: the bright blonde with your fair skin looks amazing!

Jamie
www.sweetteasalvage.com

Abby | Lace & Lilacs said...

You two are the cutest! I must admit, I'm a bit jealous of your love story... ;) XOXO

Melinda said...

So sweet, and love those shoes. You painted a lovely picture of the experience. I visited Ireland but I didn't make it to/near the Mourne Mountains (I loooove the way those words sound together though. They also paint a picture..)

Anonymous said...

Simply adorable! - the photos, your dress, and most especially, the entire story that makes you that married couple who started out as two single persons from two very different parts of the world ... who met and became one #loveitsallaboutlove!

~ Jeannee, Sparkle4Jesus@outlook.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, the reflection on that lens cap!!! Was that planned?