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Tuesday 27 September 2016

The Real Life Beauty & The Beast Castle

Top: here. Trousers: similar here. Long Pearls: vintage, similar here. Short Pearls: Chanel.
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Last week, my mother and I visited one of my favourite childhood haunts, Waddesdon Manor. I distinctly remember coming here as a child to go sledding, wrapped up in a big red coat. The house is breathtaking and to me, looks like a real life version of The Beauty & The Beast Castle, with an interior to match. (I actually filmed a tour of the inside, including all of the history, which you can watch here if you'd like!) I think it's evident that style is one of my main passions, but I also have a longstanding fascination with architecture and historical buildings. I really, really love these photos because I feel like they're combing my two loves!

As for the outfit, I'm sure you're rolling your eyes at my predictable taste. Ruffles? Frills? SOLD. I'm sorry - there's just a small part of me that wants to drape myself in pearls and ruffles like a fabulous old woman. This top is certainly eye-catching but it's versatile too, and now, one of my new favourites! I just adore the rich blue colour, pleats and layered details. 

Do you like visiting National Trust properties? Which ones would you recommend? Also - if you watch the my tour of the house, I'd love to know what you think!


  1. Wow, these photographs are absolutely stunning! I love the blouse, the colour is beautiful on you.

    Catherine | Hey, Mama

  2. I know I've said it in the video, but I do really like the way the pearls look in against the navy blue!
    The Kenwood House is part of the English Heritage, I think, but it's one of my favourites historical houses in London (I couldn't possibly pick a favourite in the country)! It's not as grand as Waddeston Manor, but the interior is still very beautiful. Plus, it's right in the middle of Hampstead Heath - which is my favourite place in London! I'm sure you know it, but if you don't, it's definitely worth a visit! x

  3. So glad I'm not the only one who's into historical buildings! You're right, it looks a whole lot like the Beauty & The Beast castle. x


  4. Love these photos - I need that blouse! And I'm totally the same! I love visiting stately homes and fabulous old buildings with amazing architecture - I agree, Waddeston Manor really does look fairytale like!


  5. Extremely gorgeous..The manor, the pictures and YOU!


  6. Lovely post! I love to visit stately homes and would highly recommend Chatsworth House - its gorgeous inside and out! Castle Howard, Hardwick Hall and Harewood House are all lovely too.

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