27/08/2014

Military Chic at Reed Hall

When I was a little girl, I played hockey for Isca Dragons up on the Exeter University Campus. More often than not, I would walk from school up through the Uni Campus. One day, a friend and I came across Reed Hall. 

It loomed up out of the foliage in all its glory; a huge stone statement. It was beautiful. 

The ornate gardens and beautifully carved stairways centre it perfectly, while the trees and shrubs hide it away from prying eyes. Keeping it a secret where possible.

As The Gentleman and I were on our way out of Exeter, after a hard day's shopping, I had to get him to stop and pull into the uni to grab some photos there. Can you get a better backdrop? 


The moss lines the huge staircase as though trying to claim it back. It reminds me of Jurassic Park or something (yes, one of my favourite films!). Most of the time, Reed Hall and the grounds are completely empty, so it's a great spot to visit - you can even hire it out for weddings! 


Back to the fashion, I'm wearing one of my favourite 'casual' outfits. These trousers are so comfy and easy to wear. Because they come with braces (Brown ones, although I've changed them to green for this look) you only need a T-shirt to set them off. They were a really old buy from Zara, but I've linked some similar below!

This T-shirt is the most amazing I've ever owned. I actually have no idea where it came from, but it has the best shape and fits me so well. Most T-shirts usually drown me, whereas this has capped sleeves (ultra flattering) and a round bottom so it looks great with anything. 

Everyone calls this my Cheryl Jacket, it's from Jane Norman believe it or not, but it really smartens up any outfit. I think it's the gold buttons... Plus, red and leopard print is one of my favourite combinations - these boots are a River Island bargain. 

Jewellery is obviously Stella and Dot, I find myself buying more than I sell at the moment, I love it so much! 

I also HAVE to mention these sunglasses. Aren't they fab? They were my grandmothers', and yes, I look like a bug, but they are Christian Dior darling (vintage at that) - how could they not be amazing? 

Share:

41 comments

  1. Looking gorgeous! Fabulous boots
    Cx
    www.cocktailsandcaroline.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Leora Hamilton8/27/2014 1:40 pm

    I'm a new reader and am quickly becoming hooked on your blog! I love the way you write and think your style is fab. May I ask how tall you are?


    Lx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Leora! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!


    I'm really really tiny - about 5ft on the dot, hence the need for sky-high heels all the time!


    <3

    ReplyDelete
  4. love the backdrop for these photos. the scenery is beautiful! & that jacket is as well!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorgeous outfit, love the pop of red and that purse! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These photos are amazing! I really love the blag purse - it would fit everything I need in it :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love that jacket and THOSE BOOTS!! They are incredible!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that red jacket with the brown pants. The colors go great together! You look great.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful outfit! Love the pop of red. And the purse...yes, please!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You look absolutely amazing! Love the outfit!

    Monica Harmony's Blog

    ReplyDelete
  11. Reed Hall is one of my favourite spots in Exeter! I got some gorgeous shots there at my graduation and I love going up and sitting by the pond. Love those leopard shoes too!


    Bxx
    b-jolly.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the outfit but not too sure how I feel about the shoes!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm pretty sure it's a Primark bargain! Although I can't be sure as I borrowed it from my sister! <3

    ReplyDelete
  14. Isn't it gorgeous Bella?! I forget you're there too! <3

    ReplyDelete
  15. They aren't for everyone Betsy! I like them because they make a statement and are surprisingly comfy! ;) <3

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the suspenders.. i didn't notice them at first. :) Is your Gentleman usually a good sport about taking all these photos for you?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the colours you pulled together to make this outfit. I'd love the wedge shoes more if they weren't wedges, but rather a nice skinny heel!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Carly Anderson8/28/2014 2:47 am

    This is such a great outfit! I don't think I could pull off those wild, tall shoes! I love them because they're cute, but I'm way too klutzy. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Those shoes!! Gorgeous! Love the red jacket too!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Karissa Ancell8/28/2014 3:38 am

    What a great outfit, perfect for fall!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ayana Pitterson8/28/2014 5:44 am

    Your grandmother had some SERIOUS taste! lol. I am definitely feeling that red jacket. Great outfit overall.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the whole look. Those boots are pure fab-ness!

    ReplyDelete
  23. He's so good, can get a bit grumpy at times but he knows it's important to me so doesn't mind too much!


    Katie <3

    ReplyDelete
  24. I know what you mean! Wedges are just so comfy though ;) <3

    ReplyDelete
  25. Didn't she just?! There were so many designer things I inherited from her. Unfortunately some of which don't fit me properly but I got very lucky with the sunglasses! <3

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh wow, you're right that is a pretty good backdrop, and I love that jacket

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love that bag!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Cute outfit! Love the pants especially :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love that jacket. You styled it well.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Kristine Foley8/28/2014 5:48 pm

    Love your style! SO fun! And that place is GORGEOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thanks Kristine, if it's not fun, it's boring so I keep it interesting! <3

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love that jacket, and the story behind your sunglasses is great! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Bold look! I love the bag you're carrying!

    ReplyDelete
  34. songbirdsandbuttons8/29/2014 3:17 am

    Love those shoes! Those are so stinkin' cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'll pass that on to my sister (may have borrowed it for the day!) <3

    ReplyDelete
  36. love the outfit, totally chic!

    ReplyDelete
  37. The setting is really great! I like the combination of leopard and red!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Those boots are just epic. Love the outfit.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Very pretty! Those stairs look like something from a movie scene!

    ReplyDelete
  40. They do don't they? So beautiful! <3

    ReplyDelete
  41. Gorgeous outfit and setting!


    Those boots - I love them! But I doubt, unlike you, that I could pull them off x

    ReplyDelete

© Kalanchoe | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig