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Outfit: The Little Yellow Gatehouse


Sometimes the creative post title is a struggle and I just go a bit literal. Yep, this is our little gatehouse and it has a yellow door and once again I am matching said door.
Mustard yellow is quickly becoming a dominant color in my wardrobe. It started with yellow accessories--a knit hat, a pair of sunglasses, etc--but sometime in the last few years I started getting yellow everything and I tend to wear my yellow clothes loads more than other colors in my closet. I mean, I have a lot of black too, but I feel like it only rarely gets worn. Sometimes it's nice to wear yellow on a grey day because it's such a happy color and other times (like this day) it's nice to feel like you're matching the sunshine. This cardigan is an old favorite (remixed around a year ago) and my new cacti dress by Miss Patina is a perfect match (although I think almost any dress is a good match for this cardigan!). Miss Patina is one of my favorite UK brands and their spring/summer collection is just feeding my addiction. It's largely inspired by the sea and features pretty collars that resemble sea shells and mermaid prints. If you see something you can't resist on their site use code "rebecca15" to get 15% off on your order at Miss Patina.

*all pictures by me*

19 comments:

Rissie Blog said...

This is perfect! I have such a cacti love and was so excited to see you wearing this dress! :D

Blogoratti said...

Splendid look and photos.

bestie said...

that is one adorable dress! did you shorten it? looks good. (:

Laura Mitbrodt said...

The buildings there are just so amazing and your dress is so cute too
xo
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Minnie Muse said...

ALL the yellow.....loving it!
-Madison
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Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@bestie, yes I did shorten it! I got some hem tape recently (I was previously opposed to it b/c I can sew but I left my sewing machine behind when I moved) and I'm addicted to it. It's so quick, although perhaps too quick I didn't even measure/check the length before I started to hem...

Katie Lee said...

You look fantastic! Yellow looks so great on you, especially with that dress.

Katie | Katie Like Me

Malu Swartjes said...

This is such a gorgeous look, love it! <3 :)
xx Malu

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cachi folies said...

Waow ! perfect look. Love the dress 😊
Cachi
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cachi folies said...

Waow ! perfect look. Love the dress 😊
Cachi
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Caterina Petrucci said...

the cactus dress is beyond adorable!! it suits you perfectly and it's great paired up with yellow!! because blondes can wear yellow!!

xx from Brighton
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Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca! Loving the yellowness about the post; Yellow somehow reminds me of sunshine and happiness. It's interesting that the moods we are in somehow attracts the colours we choose to wear - kind of like colour therapy.

My family and I are visiting Ireland(specifically Cork and Dublin) in early June, and we come from a tropical all-year-around sunny city. I've heard the weather could be cold, somewhere between 10-20 degrees. What would you recommend wearing, and do you have any tips for styling clothes in colder weather (such that one does not look oversized)? Also, are there any thrift shops in Ireland that you recommend?

Cheers,
Sunny.

Nora said...

Hang on.. Do you actually take your own photos?! I've only just realised this?! I love your photos and have really enjoyed your blog and Instagram. I don't comment often but I think you deserve to know that your photos make me smile xxx

Linda Tran said...

You look gorgeous!!

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Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Nora, yes, I do take my own pictures when I can. My husband also helps me quite a bit, but I always credit him at the end of a post when it is his work. And thank you!

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Sunny/Anonymous, I think the key to layering and not adding a lot of bulk is to look for outwear with structure to it; like a trench coat (or heavier coat) that is in a skater shape or belts at your waist. And one good piece of outwear with a hat and warm shoes will be enough to keep you quite warm so you won't need a lot of layers underneath that. And sadly I haven't been to Dublin much and I haven't been to Cork at all, so I can't really recommend any shops in those areas. I live in Northern Ireland and we don't cross the border that much, especially further down south because it is a bit of a drive. I do hear Dublin has really good vintage, so maybe there are some guides online written by more knowledgeable people that could be of help in that area. If you are coming to Northern Ireland and want any suggestions for things to do or see more in my region I'd be happy to share some tips.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The cacti dress adorable!

Serein said...

Yellow is such a happy color! That dress is cute, I wouldn't have thought cacti could be cute, but I've been proven wrong! Love this outfit!

Xoxo
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Raquel Mendez said...

I can't express how much I adore your gatehouse, what a lucky find for a home. I would love to live in a place like that someday. Also, I am with you on the mustard yellow love. It's like a happy neutral for your wardrobe! x

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