Exploring The Cotswolds

By November 7, 2016Fashion, Featured, Travel

There was a number of different villages that we knew we definitely wanted to visit during our trip & as we were only going for a weekend we mapped them out to make sure nothing was missed & first on our list was Bibury. I had seen so many images of this village on Pinterest & Instagram that it had to make the list.

Heading off early Saturday morning it wasn’t long before we hit the English countryside & driving through sleepy villages that were just waking up to the glorious sunshine & crisp air of an Autumn day.

Driving through the villages you start to see a pattern of familiar shops from the local pub, post office, corner shop, antique shop to a cluster of perfectly built cottages.

As much as we knew what villages we wanted to explore we didn’t really read up too much on the villages themselves as we wanted to explore them ourselves & see what we come across. Driving into the village I was dreaming up a fantasy of purchasing my own beautiful charming cottage to have as a weekend retreat as one does but a girl can dream.

Bibury had everything you’d expect from a village, with a beautiful church & gardens, with the pillar box red phone box that is still in working use. Maybe it was because we arrived early on the Saturday morning but you couldn’t help but feel the village was waking up. As we walked around it was lovely to experience the friendliness of the locals with a cheery ‘Morning’ as they returned from the village shop with the local paper & a fresh basket of eggs.

When packing for the weekend I knew I was going to have to pack plenty of layers & I was right. We were lucky enough to have the perfect Autumn weather with warm sunshine along with crisp air that certainly gave us both rosy cheeks.

In the chillier months I find it a bit more difficult to wear dresses simply because of the material but this long jumper dress is the perfect balance. It’s warm enough that you don’t need to pair it with too many layers & a bonus for me is the length with it being a midi I find it a lot more easier to team with boots when it has that bit of extra length.

As we hit lucky with the weather I saved my Winter parka & teamed the jersey dress with this light grey duster coat, I particularly love layering the two shades of grey together. It’s light enough to wear over a jersey dress but helps keep the morning chill away but for me this coat is all about the small details.

From the cuff sleeves, to the wide collar & belted waist, it makes the jacket that bit more something special. Buttoning the coat up & using the belt it really helps define your shape & especially in the Autumn/Winter months when you are wearing more layers, teaming a lighter jacket it definitely more flattering & stylish too.

It’s perfect to throw on over an outfit in the evening & came in perfect for our morning walk exploring Bibury. AA x

Trench Coat: c/o Warehouse, Dress: c/o Warehouse, Boots: Office.

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