Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Fashion | June 22, 2017

FOX PRINTED SHIRT & MIDI SKIRT FOR THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE

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In my previous post I told you what a nightmare it was to drive to Wiltshire. I think this must have been the worst traffic since having moved to the UK. Last Fridy Joerg took the day off so that we were able to leave the house very early. We all know how bad it can get on the streets in the afternoon especially on a weekend. It was already bad in the morning so I think luck wasn’t on our side that day.

 
 

Whenever we’re travelling, we have a plan with all the things we want to see and where we want to take photos. About 2 weeks ago we rewatched the film ‘The Remains of the Day’ with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson set here. One of the books I own is called ‘Traditional Style’ that I mentioned several times on the blog (for example here). Sadly it’s no longer available but it contains tons of beautiful things and places in the UK. I remember very well when I got it many years ago that I couldn’t stop rummaging through it. Somehow this book became a sort of bucket list for me and we’re slowly ticking it off which is so much fun.

 
 

Dyrham Park aka Darlington Hall in the film should be a stopover on our way to Tisbury. It got later and later and we thought that we wouldn’t make it on time which made me very sad. In the end it worked out and we had about 2 1/2 hours left for the estate. It wasn’t enough time to visit the house inside though. Walking outside the grounds and house alone is very impressive. The view from the top towards Dyrham is beyond beautiful. There weren’t many people around, one of the reasons we wanted to go on a Friday. For quite a while I’ve been looking for a fox printed shirt and finally found one at Brocklehurst. I love it to bits and see myself wearing it lots styling it in different ways. I also think it fits so perfectly in these amazing surroundings. My midi skirt is from Cath Kidston and the funny thing is, I didn’t really have her fashion on my radar. We do have some Cath Kidston home accessories but I’m glad I stumbled upon the fashion too now. It’s just typical Cath Kidston style: Playful and light.

 

Do you want to know my highlight in Dyrham Park? It’s definitely the topiary that you can see in the 3rd and 4th photo. See the face?

 

Nobody and I mean literally nobody else seemed to have spotted it and went to check it out which I find quite sad. I mean how nice does it look here next to this English country house? We actually had a similar experience later in Wiltshire which leaves me to say: Always look twice, it’s very worth it.

 

My outfit:

Gibson & Birkbeck Fox Printed Shirt, Cath Kidston Skirt (love this and this one too), AGL Brogues (old; love these ones too), Zara Basket Bag (how pretty is this and this one?)

 
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Gibson & Birkbeck Fox Printed Shirt, Cath Kidston Skirt (love this and this one too), AGL Brogues (old; love these ones too), Zara Basket Bag (how pretty is this and this one?)

Comments

Emma Peach

I am in love with your shirt! I just started volunteering at a wildlife hospital and the highlight for me is visiting the foxes! Beautiful photos in a stunning location. I can sympathise with you on the traffic, the UK is terrible for congestion.

Emma xxx
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thelifbissue43

Yay, thanks so much Emma. This sounds so amazing, I just love that you’re volunteering at a wildlife hospital, it sounds so interesting. Hope to hear more about it. And foxes are such gorgeous creatures, aren’t they? Ugh, traffic yes, although I have to say it’s the same in Germany depending on where you live.xx

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Ruth Mortimer

Amazing topiary; I have enough trouble trimming a small hedge! Lovely grounds. When I have some time later in the day, I shall come back to this post and re-read it and slowly look at these lovely photos. Thanks Kirsten. xx

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thelifbissue43

I just love this face, it’s so mysterious. Yes, we had topiary in Germany but I loved it so much, I want it again, not too much, the right amount if that makes sense. Thanks so much for your lovely commend Ruth.xx

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Kris

These photos look so beautiful!

Keep up with the good work and check out my blog if you fancy,
xx Kris

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thelifbissue43

I’m so happy you like it Kris, thanks so much. Will say hi over on your blog too.x

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Kathleen

Stunning post once again Gemma! Great location, fab outfit, wonderful pics… 10/10 šŸ™‚ Have a lovely Sunday evening x Kathleen

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much, so happy you like it. Have a fab new week. Kirsten x

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Mary, a very special place. Have a great week too.xx

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Gail

I love the face topiary! It’s very similar to a “mud head” which was featured in Monty Don’s gardening programme “Small places big dreams.”

Your skirt and top are great prints, look lovely together.

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thelifbissue43

The face topiary is incredible, isn’t it? Still can’t believe that nobody else went there, such a shame. Oh Monty Don – he’s great. We’ll be going to the Flower Show in Tatton Park and I saw that he’ll be there as well. Thanks so much Gail.x

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