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Friday, 14 April 2017

A walk in the bluebell wood

Dressed for a bluebell wood walk: Boden jeans, Peter Hahn white shirt and Marks and Spencer gold mules
We're lucky to live near Epping Forest and to know where there is a "secret" bluebell wood. It really is off the beaten track so we were the only people there.

The bluebells were at their peak following last weekend's sunshine.  Beautiful. You could smell the sweet fragrance before you approached.

Dressed for a bluebell wood walk: Boden jeans, Peter Hahn white shirt and Marks and Spencer gold mules
I kept it simple, wearing my new pin-tucked white blouse with fancy buttons from Peter Hahn, and Cambridge ankle skimmer jeans from Boden. The gold accessories, Marks and Spencer's "everywear" mules and a sequin bag I've had forever, gave some glamour to the look.
Dressed for a bluebell wood walk: Boden jeans, Peter Hahn white shirt and Marks and Spencer gold mules
Peter Hahn may not be a brand you're familiar with. It's a German company and they have a UK website. They have a lot of brands that are new to us, and it isn't cheap, but there are some real finds, particularly if you're lusting after a particular colour.

Here's a close-up of the button detail. I'm always looking for a fitted white shirt that can be dressed up and down. I suspect this one is an ideal partner to a Bavarian dirndl, but what the heck? It's apparently great for travelling because it doesn't need ironing.
Close-up of button detail on white Peter Hahn blouse

A spring walk in a bluebell wood, spring 2017

A walk in a bluebell wood as the backdrop for a fashion shoot with Gail Hanlon, blogger
Sharing this post with Celebrating Style at Vanity and Me; Fun Friday Fashion link up at Fashion Should Be Fun; Fancy Friday at Nancy’s Fashion Style Fabulous Friday  at A Pocketful of Polka Dots 
Visible Monday at NotDeadYetStyle , #iwillwearwhatiwant at Not Dressed As Lamb, Style with a Smile at Style-Splash and Turning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.

Images: John Hanlon


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  1. That's a great blouse! And the bluebells, so lovely x

    1. Thanks Penny! I was thrilled to see the bluebells at their best. The last couple of years, we were too late.

  2. Perfect outfit, so me - maybe another one to 'copy' Gail. x You look fab and that's great setting. x Jacqui

  3. That's a beautiful blouse! I love the details. And the bluebells make for the prettiest backdrop!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  4. The bluebells are beautiful and your outfit is lovely. I love the buttons on your shirt.

  5. What a fun walk, Gail!!
    And my step mom has a blouse almost like that with short sleeves---she loves it dearly!!
    Your gold mules?? Covet worthy!!

    1. Thanks Jodie...I love the mules (isn't that a strange word for shoes!) but as M&S is advertising them, they will soon be everywhere!

  6. I love a walk in the woods as I find it so calming! Love the gold button detail on your beautiful blouse and now I see the gold mules that you mentioned, love them!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx

  7. You can't beat a good whit shirt. I like the button detailing, and not a brand I know of! Off for a nose!

    1. Be interested to know what you think, Laurie. Thanks for the visit! Enjoy the rest of the Easter break.

  8. So pretty on you Gail and I hope you didn't get your beautiful shoes muddy? x

  9. Beautiful white blouse, Gail! I love the feminine touches, and you cannot find a prettier setting. xo


    1. Perfect isn't it. alhough fleeting! Thanks for the visit Patti.

  10. Such a pretty place for a photo shoot Gail. It's a great idea to jazz up your everyday jeans and blouse with some dazzling gold accessories - exactly my kind of styling!

    Anna x

  11. Those bluebells make such a beautiful background for your photos! Nice blouse: simple yet elegant and interesting thanks to all those details.

  12. Loving these gold accents!


  13. What a beautiful wooded area! The details on your top are gorgeous and I really like your shoes. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Also, I am currently looking for co-hosts, so I hope you will consider the opportunity.

  14. I love the gold mules! M&S have some gorgeous shoes at the moment. I was really tempted to buy the mules in every colour (I may still yet!) but I did treat myself to the red embroidered ones. Beautiful photos :-)

    Emma xxx

  15. It looks like the perfect place for a day out!


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