Styal Village

Lifestyle | February 1, 2017

HIDDEN GEM

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Who would even think to find such a paradise right next to Manchester airport? Styal is a real gem and gives you the impression that you’re in the middle of the English countryside. At the end of last year we visited Quarry Bank Mill to use this fabulous backdrop for outfit photos (here). Quarry Bank is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution. Next to the mill is Styal, the village where all the workers used to live. It’s all there and in the hands of the National Trust. What keeps fascinating me is that you don’t see any power poles in villages like that because they would spoil the appearance. There are people living in the cottages and if it wasn’t for the cars, you would get the impression that you have travelled in time. Before I forget: There’s also a series on Quarry Bank Mill called The Mill. We haven’t seen it yet but are dying to catch up on it.

 
 

Styal is beautiful for a walk. Surely life for the workers wasn’t easy at all back then as we tend to romanticise, I’m definately no exception. You see me in front of the village shop in the first and third photo where the workers were forced to purchase. You can imagine that the goods were overpriced. Seeing this makes you realise that you’re relatively free nowadays and that life treats you quite well. It makes it even more important to preserve this part of the history.

 
 

Of course I had to come across a Figaro (my dream car) in Styal. I showed it on my Instagram stories in case you watched it. I was a bit annoyed that another (ugly) car was parking next to it because I actually wanted to take a picture for the blog. I still can’t get over the fact that Styal is a stone’s throw from Manchester airport but there isn’t a lot of noise coming from it. Driving further for about 5 minutes gives you a completely different idea. I was thinking about giving vlogging a try and will probably buy a GoPro today. I think it would be nice to see some things in motion, wouldn’t you agree?

 

What I wore:

Pam & Gela Peacoat (old; similar here or here), Topshop Blouse, J. Crew Sailor Skirt (sold out; love this and this style as well), Acne Jensen Boots, Chloé Marcie Bag
 
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Pam & Gela Peacoat (old; similar here or here), Topshop Blouse, J. Crew Sailor Skirt (sold out; love this and this style as well), Acne Jensen Boots, Chloé Marcie Bag

 
 

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jodie

It’s totally true how we romanticize the older days, yet I’m sure it was incredibly hard!! That’s why things have changed!!
I love your yellow skirt—I have one but I don’t know if I’ve ever worn it in the winter months—thanks for the thought!!
jodie
http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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thelifbissue43

Most definately Jodie. Thank you, my J.Crew skirt is especially for the colder days, its fabric is quite thick.

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Ruth

As always, I have enjoyed looking through your photos. I too feel like I have stepped back into yesteryear. I love the colour of your skirt – looking at it on my computer brings out the colour better than my cell phone – you definitely suit this beautiful mustardy yellow. Would you call it that? Looks great.

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thelifbissue43

And I’m always so happy about your lovely comments Ruth, thanks. Yes, I have some favourite blogs and I always read them on my laptop to see everything clearly. I just think the photos look nicer on a larger screen, don’t they?

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Ruth

First of all I love your shoes. They are so perfect! Second that little village is just adorable! We don’t have anything like that here in the States and seeing your pictures makes me wish I could live near a place like that!

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thelifbissue43

Aww thank you Ruth. Yes, I do love the shoes too, they are flat which is perfect when you’re on the road I must say. I can imagine, the UK were so lucky that the world war didn’t destroy as much as in Germany, hence there are tons of old buildungs and places, it’s like paradise (I wish wars would never happen again ever but there are too many crazy people in this world and it’s scary).

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thelifbissue43

Thanks a lot Jacqui!Isn’t the blouse with the cats, the cutest. I have another one that I adore as well. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

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LAFOTKA

Ah that skirt and this location! So this is where you snapped your dream car then! 🙂

Love this post!
Tatyana x
LAFOTKA

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much my lovely. Yes, the car!!! I want one so bad but Joerg keeps telling me it’s not that comfy since it’s vintage but still you know. Have a great weekend.xx

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jess

I am certainly guilty of romanticizing earlier days as I sometimes think about living in different eras, but do realize that each time had its own problems. Love these photos and I think vlogging would be great to see. Love the historical background and your beautiful mustard skirt with the printed top.
thanks for linking to Turning heads tuesday
jess xx
http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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thelifbissue43

Totally Jess. Yes, we’ll see how that goes. Sadly I’m ill at the moment so it will take longer for me to start with the vlogging thing but hopefully I get there.x

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