Monday, 28 April 2014

queen vic











 Playsuit - Vintage/Diy
Blazer - Grandma's old
Belt - Primark
Bracelet (that you can hardly see!) - Gift/Avon
Over-knee socks - KappAhl
Shoes - New look



These are from my latest exploration when I just went for a wee walk. The Victoria Arch in Queen's Wood is just something so unexpected. I mean, if you didn't know it was there and just stumbled upon it, it'd be a bit surreal. It's mighty pretty, though, and I really had to go and have a little peek. As you can see, it's to commemorate the Queen's visit to Leeds in 1858 and apparently after this it was removed from the city centre to the woods. That's quite strange, but I think I like it. Victoria and Albert are my favourite royals, so I get excited about anything related to them and this was no exception. (I say they are my favourites, and most of the time they are, but sometimes I do prefer Liz and Philip. Surely I am not the only one who thinks about who their favourite royals are?) I might go for another walk in the summer as I'm sure the arch will look very different then!

Also, hooray for warm days! You can be sure that I didn't actually wear my blazer and hope that I won't have to do so for most days from now on:-)

25 comments :

Marisa Noelle said...

What an amazing, beautiful, and haunting location! I would love to explore there, that's for sure.

You look incredibly chic Laura! The dark monochrome look really makes your skin look like a porcelain doll....stunning!

Indy said...

Wow, what an amazing structure! These photos are just so beautiful! Loving your outfit, as well! Hooray for warm days!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely look and location :)

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Mandi said...

What a treasure! I'd love to stumble upon this on a walk! It kind of reminds me of a scene in Ever After...

Ourdestination said...

beautiful!

Marlen said...

Haha that's so weird that they just up and moved it- but also so amazing you can stumble upon it in the woods. I wish i had such cool things like that in my woods- lame Illinois, haha. Also, that playsuit and thigh high combo is SO cute!

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Kim Alston said...

It is so unique. It's like there by itself. WOW! Great shots and your outfit is cool.
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Lady parisienne said...

the photos and the location are great, and I love your outfit, very pretty look!

Manhattan Image and Style said...

Sweetie I love this look and these beautiful pictures! So Inspirational!

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Eline said...

I think it's looking amazing in the woods, a bit magical even.
Lovely playsuit!

Julia said...

I love the jumpsuit!
You look great :)

Xx julia

Krysten Gautreaux said...

Damn girl, love that playsuit on you!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very beautiful pics!
xx

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Jade Wright said...

I’ve been rocking the knee highs recently, it is such a great look and your ensemble is fabulous!! Love it.

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taislany.com said...

Loveee the background! your outfit is very cute as well :D


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Meg Kernaghan said...

I feel like you have the best adventures! haha. I must endeavour to be more adventurous :)

Your playsuit is just gorgeous!
x

Sam said...

I adore the chic vintage appeal of this jumpsuit, the navy hue is terrific too. Wonderful photos hun. Hope your week is going well :)

Magda Carvalho said...

Beautiful look and nice place.
kiss

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Crissy (Dainty Fawn) said...

What a lovely place.. very pretty outfit as well :D

Corinne said...

Oh wow, where is this? I'd love to visit it so can you let me know =)

Corinne x
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Laura said...

Marisa Noelle - it really is! and thank you so much, petal! you're far too sweet:-) xx

Indy - isn't it, though:-) and thank you, chick! x

Marianna - thank you, hon! x

Mandi - i know, i hope to find out about more places like this! can't recall a scene like that, but you've really made me want to rewatch that movie, hen! x

Ourdestination - thanks, love! x

Marlen - it really is strange, haha. and i'm sure there's other interesting things to see there, even if you don't have weird arches in the woods! thank you, honey! xx

Kim Alston - it really is quite something:-) and thank you, pet! x

Lady parisienne - thank you, sweetie! x

Diana - thank you! glad you think so, lady! x

Eline - oh, i agree:-) thank you, lass! x

Julia - thank you, hun! xx

Krysten Gautreaux - why, thank you, lovely! xx

Sakuranko - thank you, girl! xx

Jade Wright - thank you, dear! knee-high socks are my favourite, i should wear them more often:-) x

taislany.com - thank you, thank you, dove! x

Meg Kernaghan - haha, i feel like i should go on more adventures! but thanks, lassie, i don't have a miserable time when i'm exploring places like this! :-) x

Sam - thank you very much, sweets! hope your week has been good, too. x

Magda Carvalho - cheers, love! x

Crissy - thank you, chicken! x

Corinne - it's in queen's wood, honey! you can find it by entering from the leeds met headingley campus or some other lil' path through the woods i think:-) will let you know via twitter or in your comments as well in case you never see this! xx

mochaccinoland said...

u look so cute in this outfit! this hairstyle really suits u!! and what a lovely place u have stumbled upon! <333

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Laura said...

mo0chaccinoland - thank you so much, you're far too sweet! and it really is a lovely little place, honey! xx

Elliementary, My Dear said...

What a cool thing to stumble upon while walking through the woods. I've been wanting to learn more about Queen Victoria as she seems like such a fascinating person. I have one of her tea cups from the royal collection shop. And I really like your romper. You look lovely :)

Laura said...

Elliementary, My Dear - it really is one pretty structure:-) i'd love to find more about her as well, maybe read some books etc.:-) she really was an interesting person! i wish i had something like that,i only have a replica of a victorian coin, haha! and thank you, lady! xx