Rowallane Gardens


I do like a good day trip. There's so many places near me to explore that don't require an overnight stay or long drive, so you get all the adventure of exploring somewhere new and the comfort of your own home at the end of the day. One of our most recent day trips was to the lovely Rowallane Garden; in full disclosure it was more of an afternoon trip finished with a chippy stop at the hilariously named "Eating Options." The gardens were founded in the 1960s and have expanded from there into a mix of formal and informal grounds. We spent most of our time enjoying the stately walled garden which seemed almost at peak lush. The perfect place for a little wander or sit and enjoying this lovely early summer weather. My new Modcloth dress seemed a perfect fit for the landscape with vintage wildflower book print; it's quite different from my usual silhouette (more fitted on top and a clearly defined waist) but I there's something very nice and breezy about this dress. It reminds me of the more relaxed 1920s day silhouette of handkerchief hems and floaty layers.

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11 comments:

  1. You always shoot the most gorgeous pictures. Love the whimsical atmosphere!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. gorgeous! love your hair and the Modcloth dress.

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  3. Your dress is so pretty and whimsical
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  4. What a perfect necklace to go with that dress! I really enjoyed the flower shots, so lovely.

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  5. Beautiful dress! Is it two pieces? Looks like it would be fun to mix and match.

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    1. It's only one piece, but I could see it as two as well--would be fun if someone turned it into two pieces. :)

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  6. So stunning! Definitely did a good job of capturing that 1920s vibe. The gardens are lovely.

    -Jacqueline
    http://jackieomy.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you! And yes, some of the best gardens in the country I think :)

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  7. The dress and the location are lovely! ♥

    http://www.dangerouslyme.com/

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  8. Beautiful shots, as usual. I just wanted to poke my head in and point out that Modcloth has been bought out by Walmart. I don't know if I'm remembering correctly, but I thought I'd seen posts extolling the benefits of buying ethically sourced clothing and I wasn't sure if you knew about the company changing hands since they didn't even let the shareholders know. I have personally deleted my Modcloth account and boycotted their products, as much as it broke my heart to do so. You are actually the one who introduced me to the brand - I think I've followed your blog since 2009 or so - and over the years Modcloth became my absolute favorite place to get quirky, unique clothing. I adored their body positivity and their message of acceptance and self-expression through clothing, but since they have been bought by Walmart I don't feel like they can authentically carry out that message anymore.

    Again, I don't know if you care or already knew about the changeover. I just wanted to point it out in case you hadn't heard.

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