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Spring Blooms and Pink Gingham

26th March 2014

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‘If I lived in Oxford I would visit the botanic garden every week because it would always look different.’  (my dad)

With my parents visiting I had an excuse to be a tourist in my own city. Everything was blooming, and sprouting, and budding, and new. It reminded me of a Beatrix Potter book, and I half expected Mr McGregor to pop out from behind a greenhouse.

Of all the spring flowers my favourites are the teeny tiny blue ones, or scilla siberica to be exact. They are similar in colour to bluebells, and there is nothing prettier than a carpet of blue flowers. Although I’ll spare you the 20+ shots I took of them.

Life is moving quickly. You know when you feel busy, but you’re not quite sure what you’ve been doing. It makes me think of the John Lennon quote ‘life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’ If only there were more hours in the day, or better still, I had a PA. How amazing would that be?

I was recently asked to pick an item from the current Boden collection as part of the importance of being Boden campaign. As you know I’m a huge Boden fan, so selecting something from one of my folded down catalogue pages didn’t take long.

The item I chose was ‘the shirt‘, which comes in a range of yummy colours and prints. It’s a great classic piece for my new streamlined wardrobe, and versatile enough to wear to the office or on a country stroll. From office to countryside!

I have a 50+ hour working week and the only thing keeping me going is the thought of attending the Vogue Festival on Sunday. I’m looking forward to hearing Grayson Perry, Jasper Conran and Lily Allen in conversation. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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Shirt – c/o Boden | Jeans – 7 For All Mankind | Coat – Barbour
Boots – Hunter | Sunglasses – Prada

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12 Comments

  • Reply CraveCute 26th March 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Beautiful blooms! You look adorable…love those boots!

  • Reply http://evaetsandra.com/ 26th March 2014 at 9:22 pm

    So beautiful pictures!
    I think your father and John are rigth. It's so nice been tourist in your own city.
    I love your look!
    Have a nice festival!! Eva, xo

  • Reply Emily Raphael 27th March 2014 at 1:20 am

    Those boots are an amazing color! Such beautiful flowers.

  • Reply WinnibriggsHouse 27th March 2014 at 8:38 am

    Lovely pictures. My garden is currently carpeted with Scilla and muscari. They grow through the gravel and fill the borders, hence we never start our Spring tidying until they have gone over. I agree they are the most beautiful colour and the thing that tells me Spring is really just around the corner! Hope you had a good visit and enjoy your festival.

  • Reply Lucy Nation 27th March 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Love the pink gingham. I would have been happy to look at 20+ photos of carpets of bluebells, they are beautiful.

  • Reply Vintage Sheet Addict 28th March 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I love how you've captured the light in these images, beautiful :) x

  • Reply KatGotTheCream 28th March 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Aw how cute is your dad? If I lived in Oxford i think I'd spend most of my time in the botanic garden too x

  • Reply Candy Pop 28th March 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you all!

  • Reply Zoë Power 28th March 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Spring has indeed truly sprung – the OBG is looking sooo pretty! Love the new shirt and hope the Vogue Festival is lots of fun :) Look forward to catching up post-Easter xxxxx

  • Reply jessthetics 30th March 2014 at 2:21 pm

    The shirt looks gorgeous on you, and it's so perfect for spring! It looks good with your lovely purple wellies too :) I love all these flowery photos, I can almost picture a Peter Rabbit fluffy tail peeking out behind a daffodil. Have an amazing time at the Vogue festival! xx

  • Reply Rubyred 1st April 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Love all those floral images! Pink gingham really suits you.
    You can tell me all about the Vogue Festival tomorrow! x

    • Reply Candy Pop 2nd April 2014 at 9:22 am

      Thank you. Looking forward to catching up! See you soon!

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