Sunday, 20 March 2011

The new mac and Bidford-on-Avon




So much fashion photography seems to be about wearing something entirely inappropriate for the weather, the situation and the environment, so here I am wearing what I think of as a 'city' outfit in the countryside!

Bidford-on-Avon is a charming little Warwickshire village about 45 minutes out of Birmingham and not far from the better known Stratford-Upon-Avon. The bf was excited to have a car again so he wanted to go for a drive yesterday, and I came across Bidford on the Internet. I'm so glad we went there rather than the obvious places like Henley or Stratford. We had a lovely walk along the river and sat in the beer garden for a pub lunch at The Frog which was under-staffed but delightful. I'd recommend it to anyone in the area looking for a nice Saturday lunch in the country.

My outfit wasn't entirely appropriate (the shoes especially) and ramblers kept walking past us with their stout walking boots on, but I was fine! It was only a gentle stroll along the river and it meant I got to show some pictures of the new mac, yay. I am so happy with it, especially as I got 30% off. The sun was shining but there was a chill in the air- perfect mac weather.

I love the red shoes too, though the sole is falling off as I've had them for years. They look great with the mac. I'm trying to find a similar pair as I think it would be cheaper to buy than to get them re-soled. I also have my favourite vintage chain-handle bag. They aren't as trendy as they were, but I still love mine, so classic and so chic.

The bf had a great time taking pictures using his SLR and tripod, though I was the one who carted the blummin' thing about! I love the photo below though, you can see my lovely scarf which was very cheap from H&M but reminds me of something my mum had in the early 90s.



Mac: Gap, Tshirt: Topshop, Skirt: H&M, Tights: Marks and Spencer's, Shoes: Faith, Scarf: H&M, Bag: Vintage via ebay

All in all a delightful day walking and taking photos and it was topped off with a night out at the HMV Institute for my friend's birthday which was lots of fun.

P.S Did you see the 'Super Moon'? I did! It was huge!

15 comments:

Rachelle said...

Thanks for leaving my a comment love! What do you work as? surely your uniform can't be worse haha!
I have the same tripod as you and it is a pain to lug around all day... Rachelle xxx

Sophie - Country girl said...

love your Mac! Bidford sounds great! I love a sweet day out in the country :)
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Chantelle said...

soooo cute. i love the treck you took all the way up there. hope you two had a slamming time with the tripod and slr.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

arrghhh I missed the super moon!
You look so lovely~ adore the pop of colors on your flats!

xo

Amandamarie said...

such a cute outfit! love the stripes :)


xxx

yiqin; said...

I didnt catch super moon :(

augustalolita said...

love your trench and shoes!! cute outfit and photos <3

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so adorable. x hivennn p.s enter my giveaway?

FoofandFaff said...

Awesome pictures! I've got some red shiny loafers I love, cant wait for the nicer weather to get them out again :)

yiqin; said...

Awesome photos :)

Lottie said...

you look super cute!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

What a beautiful setting! I have a similar scarf that I thrifted, really love it!

xx Cristina

Hannah said...

love how your red shoes stand out and it looks like you had a fun walk too =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

Judy said...

very cute!

xx.
Judy

sojourned in style said...

very cute. great red flats and black ensemble. the scenery is wonderful