Sunshine at the Gatehouse

On a bright day in spring or summer I often have to force myself to take pictures further than the little stoop at the front of our gatehouse. If I am wearing yellow that matches our front door my reluctance to venture further afield is compounded. But who can resist such a charming little home and cheery door as their backdrop? It's funny to think that over two years ago now I very nearly did resist this little house, since I was reluctant to rent it! But I was won over and have since become quite enamored with the little building and all its quirks. The door color is especially fitting since that warm mustard-y yellow is becoming the staple in my closet. I especially like it in spring, in a bright coat or cardigan adding an injection of sunshine and warmth to an otherwise more classic and darker outfit. Like today's outfit which I actually built around my new Daniel Wellington watch. It's from their new classic petite collection and I am in love with the metal mesh strap. I'm not usually big on watches (or really anything on my wrists), but this one just feels so "right." It looks more like a piece of jewelry and the silver strap matches my engagement and wedding rings so well I feel like I'll get a lot of wear out of it. You can use the code "ACLOTHESHORSE" to get 15% off at Daniel Wellington from now through April 15th.

beret, old coat, old blouse, Chicwish skirt, Daniel Wellington watch c/o, Free People shoes (old), Nara Hayley purse

old coat, old blouse, Chicwish skirt, Daniel Wellington watch c/o, Free People shoes (old), Nara Hayley purse



  1. Adorable outfit and your gatehouse is so cute!

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  3. I have a yellow front door too but it's not quite as cute and pretty as yours. Such a beautiful watch <3

  4. How can you always post such lovely outfits, and find the most perfect settings to go with them? I am constantly enamoured by your blog!

  5. I really like the yellow colour of your coat. I've been thinking of getting a yellow piece to celebrate spring myself!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  6. The blog posts in front of your home are some of my favorites! They always look so magical! And I LOVE the pearl buttons on your skirt are D-A-R-L-I-N-G!!

  7. You have such an amazing style, I am so in awe of you! And the place is absolutely perfect for shooting! Such a magical environment!

  8. This is so cute, I love your yellow coat and camera bag

  9. Gorgeous outfit! I love that mustard yellow coat.

  10. Adorable, as always. The yellow shades in these pictures are so lovely.


  11. i just love your house so much! and this outfit is darling, too:-) xx

  12. ly loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot!
    FM Architettura


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