Dress with a View

 So i’m back in a cemetery again.. this time we were in the local town of Old Llantrisant and the views are just phenomenal at the church here. It really is a wonderful spot. Crazy really, i often crave holidays to gorgeous European destinations to see views just like this, when in actuality i have some pretty spectacular ones right on my door step!

I guess being back in the travel industry has re-sparked my love for travelling. Each day i work in the travel agents i price up holidays and imagine what it would be like to go. Top of my Travel bucket list are Sorrento, Rome and Venice in Italy and Dubrovnik in Croatia. And even though now my not be the ideal time for us to travel ( cos’ of moving house, Paul starting a new job, generally starting afresh) i totally can’t wait for the day we can jump on a plane and see the world some more.

But for now these views aren’t to bad ….

When i was last in travel 7 years ago, i was quite a lucky girl and got to see some amazing places. I’ve visited Barcelona and many parts of Spain, Paris and other parts of France, Cuba, New York, Dominican Republic to name just a few, and each and everyone i loved.

The nice thing about going away, i always look forward to coming home, sleeping in your own bed in your own home.. it’s still the best place to be 🙂

 Do you love to travel? 

Where is your most favourite place?

Dress: c/o next (last year)

Cardigan: Tesco

Hat: Next

Scarf: Warehouse

Shoes: Minnetonka

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  1. March 17, 2013 / 10:24 am

    What a beautiful resting place. I love traveling and Italy is one of my favourite countries. So far I've been to Rome, Venice, Milan, greater Lombardy and Prescara, but I'd love to go to Florence and Tuscany too.

  2. March 17, 2013 / 11:09 am

    I love that outfit esp the dress..its so pretty.

    I have not travelled that much only summer holidays etc. I have been to Florida which was just amazing. Austria is beautiful too. I love England, I mean if we had nicer weather I would love to go to more plces in England, Scotland and Wales. I would love to visit Ireland too x

  3. March 17, 2013 / 11:32 am

    Your outfits are always so perfectly put together. My New Years resolution was to travel more this year. So far I've been to Berlin and have a weekend break to Bristol and week holiday to turkey. 2013 is looking good!

  4. March 17, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    You are really pretty! Plus love the outfit! 🙂

  5. March 17, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Yay, happy I found your blog. I have been travelling forever and I love it! I always take the views in the UK for granted, which is easy living in France. But when I go back to my boy's childhood home in Devon, I remember just how wonderful it is! I love your hat!!!! Love Elle xo

  6. March 17, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Your outfit is absolutely beautiful!!! You look stunning in these photos!!!

    My hubby and I traveled to Brazil last summer, one of the best experiences in my life. I really want to explore Europe now

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

  7. March 17, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    Gorgeous photos honey! I love your shoes and cardi and how they match, very pretty! And I love your floral dress! And I am very very envious of your scenery, I want your grass! Haha

  8. March 17, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous colors here! I love everything about this look. I mean, it's like they made your shoes to be worn with this outfit. Matches perfectly!


  9. March 17, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    Love the outfit and the backdrop – just lovely 🙂

    I totally get you on the travel thing. before I was married, I travelled every summer, mostly to the UK, and then I lived in Manchester for a year and travelled all over the place including Paris and Prague. I've had a major travel bug recently but unfortunately not enough in the wallet to satisfy it… ah well, someday!

  10. March 17, 2013 / 5:48 pm

    Wow, those views are beautiful! I love Wales. Following you back now,
    Freya May

  11. March 17, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    I like all the colors you have going on here, RAchel. First time reading your blog. I"m going to browse a bit because I'm a wanna-be hat wearer. JUst need some inspiration.

  12. March 17, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    I love your colorful look, Rachel, and of course these gorgeous views. How great to have traveled already, and to look forward to more. New York City is my favorite place, but I haven't been to your town yet : >
    Thanks for linking up!

  13. March 17, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    I love traveling, I feel more alive when planning the trip and discovering new places!!! You look so beautiful, colors of the outfit are amazing and cheerful/really make me feel that this location is not scary at all:) Thank you so much for sharing your look with the link up party!!!

  14. March 18, 2013 / 1:36 am

    I don't know where you are but the location looks pretty fabulous!! It inspires me to look to my own home town for amazing locations. I love this post especially for that inspiration. I'm always wanting to go away, but perhaps I need to explore my back yard, so to speak. You also look inspiring, with your colorful outfit and gorgeous hat (of course!). XXOO

  15. March 18, 2013 / 2:45 am

    What a beautiful backdrop! You look like you're in an Anthropologie catalog! Have I said that before. Oh well…you do and I love it!!

  16. March 18, 2013 / 3:12 am

    Your title says it all…so brilliant! Love the dress, all the accessories, the cemetery, the colors, the travel theme! First time here…lovin' it!

  17. March 18, 2013 / 4:05 am

    The scenery in you photographs are always SO BEAUTIFUL! You live in a beautiful place. Love your cute outfit as well. Such fun colors paired together.

  18. March 18, 2013 / 6:16 am

    Colour! Colour! I love what you're wearing, and your floppy hat. You look so alive in the cemetery, which is always a good thing!

  19. March 18, 2013 / 7:04 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    I love to travel. I know that when we go back home to the UK, we are going to see Europe a lot more, and visit more of the UK. One thing about moving away from your own country, is you do not realise how lucky you are until you leave. The UK is sooo beautiful and full of so much culture and history!

    We are planning on travelling around Vietnam later this year. I can not WAIT!!!

  20. March 18, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I love to travel too! My last trip was to Costa Rica about a year and a half ago. It's been too long! Love your scarf. 🙂

  21. March 18, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    Look at you, pretty lady, mixing so many gorgeous colors like a freaking expert! This many colors could go so wrong so fast, but you have a natural knack for knowing how to mix just the right ones so that your outfits always looks really flattering, and super beautiful! Honestly, I'm kind of jealous 😉


  22. March 18, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, and I love your style so much. I think it's really neat that you work in travel. I am always craving adventure. I have never been to Europe but going there is number one on my list of dreams.

  23. March 18, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    Oh you look so pretty. I love that mustard cardigan and cemetery pictures are nice! I used to love to stroll in ours when we lived in town.

  24. March 18, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Love love love your outfit and the amazing views!

  25. March 18, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I'm in love with that color palette! Such a beautiful outfit!

  26. March 18, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I love to travel, mostly do it in England now with 4 children as it works out so expensive. Sound like your have lots of new and exciting things happening, all the best. You look great, love your dress and I need your cardi I have been looking for one this colour for months 🙂

  27. March 18, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    Yes pretty spectacular views!
    We often forget how beautiful home is!
    Mr D and i would to go to Vietnam soon!
    You look lovely Miss Rachel!

    Ariane x

  28. March 19, 2013 / 1:06 am

    You always find the most picturesque places! And you always look fab – that dress is gorgeous, I love it combined with the cardi! I'd love to go on a holiday too, but I think a holiday with a 1 year old might be more trouble than it's worth – maybe when he is a bit older! Xo

  29. March 19, 2013 / 6:45 am

    This is such a cool place to take pictures! The view is absolutely gorgeous! I've been feeling like traveling lately too, but I'm still in school and poor so there's that unfortunate reality haha. Maybe someday soon…
    Anyway, I love the pretty, fun colors in this outfit. Your red scarf looks perfect with the yellow cardigan and your blue floral dress is adorable. Such a great look!

  30. March 19, 2013 / 9:39 am

    I love this outfit and you ate totally right, there are some beautiful locations in the UK!

    Maria xxx

  31. March 19, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    Love the colour combo -really great with your hair! x

  32. March 19, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    Hi You are so cute girl with such a wonderful style, love shoes and I absolutely adore COLORS!. I follow You already via bloglovin, hope You'll get time to see my world too. Have a nice day sweetie


  33. March 21, 2013 / 10:54 am

    I love love love these colours together! Damnit I do want every outfit you ever wear xx

  34. March 21, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    I love this dress with that mustard sweater. They go fabulously together. I, like you, love to travel and have been to some of those places you dream about (I know I'm lucky!). My favorite place on Earth from the ones I've visited would have to be Venice. I actually did a blog post on it Today!
    Whenever possible I totally recommend you go.

  35. March 25, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Oh good…I'm not the only one who loves to take pictures in cemeteries. I'm not sure why…I just enjoy how quiet it is. I love to travel and there are so many places I'd love to go. I would love to spend my whole life traveling! The place I'd love to go to most though is New Zealand. If I don't go there in my lifetime, I will seriously regret it.

  36. April 13, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    I love your outfit! So much colour but you pull it together well 🙂

  37. June 10, 2016 / 6:57 am

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