Far From The Madding Crowd

‘Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife,

Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray; 
Along the cool sequester’d vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.’



Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray, 1751.

Now isn’t this what you call a field of dreams?

Summer should not only be spent lying on the beach, but also walking in wheat fields without a care in the world. As I mentioned in my previous post my friend lives in Northern countryside, which turns out to be heaven on earth – especially when it’s warm, sunny and slightly breezy. It all begs for a photoshoot, non?

And here I am wearing yet another midi skirt, regardless of whether it suits me or not…

Skirt, Dorothy Perkins (available here). Top, ASOS. Necklace, Accessorize. Hat, borrowed from my friend. Bracelet, gift. Watch, Michael Kors. Shoes, Melissa for Vivienne Westwood. 

The funny thing is that none of these clothes belong to me. I fell in love with my friend’s skirt when I spotted it in her room and knew it would be the perfect complement to such a beautiful backdrop. I’m also sorry to say that there are very few sizes available peeps, my friend bought it at Dorothy Perkin’s summer sale early last month for just £12. I was hoping my size would be available online but alas, it wasn’t meant to be…

My friend very sweetly donated me this top, which she got a while back from ASOS. Do you remember when these vests were having a moment, sometime in 2013 and 2014? I find them ridiculously sexy for some reason (well, they are very much like lingerie) but never got around to finding one that suited me. 

I love the skirt’s floral print, it’ so feminine and colourful – exactly what you would want to were when enjoying the countryside.

Once again, I had a beautiful little creature photobomb the photo session – which I’m naturally thrilled about as one can never have too many cute animals in a picture!

There really isn’t much I can say – the pictures speak for themselves. They remind me of a picturesque, not in the slightest nostalgic, end of summer, a truly blissful day, a feeling of peace and quiet… far from the madding crowd. I couldn’t think of a better phrase to describe that feeling – thank you Thomas Hardy.

Photographed near Chester, Chesire on August 23rd 2015.

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