The Secret Garden…

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Perhaps it was Suzy in Wes Andersons ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (which by the way I loved) or maybe my recent (never-ending!) obsession with 60’s ‘it girls’, but this little mod-style ensemble seemed like the only option for a day out to Lewes with Joshua.
 
These photos were taken in the garden of Lewes Council Offices, which despite having being soaked by a flash rain shower (hence the wet-shabby-chic hair!) still looked completely beautiful! 
 
 
The dress is an old Topshop number that annoyingly shrinks more and more every time I wash it…Grr!
The socks are a pair that have been in my bottom drawer forever, and the cardigan was an eBay purchase.
 
 
The vintage cream vanity case strikes again! But it’s just so pretty I can’t help it!
This garden really felt like the one that belonged to Mary Lennox. It even had a big wooden door like hers!
 
 
And here is a close up of the beautiful two toned oxford brogues that the lovely people at Modcloth kindly gave me…Oh I love them!
 
 
The day had started out bright and clear, as we set off to the countryside surrounding Lewes, to meet with the farmers who Joshua will be working with this Summer. He will be tending to the grape vines in their impressive vineyard. 
 
Just look at the ‘office’ Josh is going to have…Jealous moi?!
 
 
We were also introduced to this little chap – Conrad the lamb!
 
 
Unfortunately this little cutie hasn’t had the best of luck. His mother had no milk to feed him, and despite being fed formula by the lovely couple who own the farm, he has developed a bit of a joint-related disease, as he didn’t have the necessary antibodies to protect him. However rest assured, all necessary jabs were being provided for the (quite literally) poor little lamb!
 
 
The farmyard cat…He was quite the show off!
 
 
After discussing the details of Joshuas impending employment, we were then dropped off in the town centre where we wandered around taking in the picturesque views…
 
 
This beautiful war memorial was so enchanting. I spent a good ten minutes photographing it!
 
 
I mean, just look how incredible the fabric detailing is here…
 
 
This vibrant shop window also caught my eye! All the colours under the sun!
 
 
And after all that meandering and strolling, what could be better than afternoon tea in the form of fresh fruit scones, with homemade cream, jam, strawberries and a cuppa! Perfect!
 
 
It also provided much-needed shelter from the rain which came from nowhere…Oh England! Why must your weather be so temperamental?! (ps. check out the cheeky new vanity case hiding behind my faithful cream one…Yes I have a problem!)
 
 
And seeing as it raining again today, I think I’ll end this post on something a bit sunnier looking, a random cat I spied sat on a garden wall. He was quite the model for me!
 
 
Yesterday Joshua and I went to the Vintage Nation event held at Brighton Racecourse, run by Judy of ‘Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair’ notoriety. We had a really wonderful day, and as promised I took lots of street style photos for you all to admire. I’ll be posting them up soon!
 
Have a lovely week,
 
Love Yours Truly, x
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