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Historical Outing Post No.2!
23 October 2011
During my first year at University, I never properly ventured out of the campus and local towns. However, I vowed to changed this as I brought my car with me for second year, with the aim to explore my beautiful surroundings that is Cornwall. It would seem like such a shame/waste if I spent 3 years in an area that I never truly knew. So today, me and Alessio decided to venture to St Mawes, a little seaside village just over the Fal Estuary. It's such a lovely little town, if a little small, made up of cobbled streets and cute little cottages. The sea was treacherous and I felt like I spent the entire day clinging onto my hair.
St Mawes hosts one of the best-preserved coastal artillery fortresses built under the reign of Henry VIII, built between 1539 and 1545 to counter any invasion from France and Spain. It's such an amazing building to look at from the outside, but I was quite disappointed with it inside, there was no information inside and the site was left completely empty! When I visit historic sites, I like to be bombarded with information, pictures, and interactive bits to fully learn about the site. Oh well, I had a delicious roast and cream tea which made up for it!
Horse Print Blouse: H&M Skirt: New Look Loafers: River Island Tweed Coat: Topshop (couple of years ago!) Fur Lapel: ASOS Tote Bag: Scottish National Trust
I've recently become a bit obsessed with fur, especially fur collars. I saw this one on asos, and loved how big it was, and immediately was thinking about how many of my coats it would just jazz up a little bit. Plus, it was so warm in the crazy wind today! What do you all think about the new 'fur trend'?
I've set up a lookbook page for all of my upcoming outfit pictures, which I'm planning to do more often! I was really nervous about having my pictures taken in a public place, but it wasn't too bad as the town was so quiet! Ha!
Are there any little seaside towns that you love near you? Or any National Trust or English Heritage sites that you can't resist visiting?
As a big thank you to all of my amazing new followers, I'm planning on writing a giveaway post, which should be up this week, so feel free to check it out!
Love, Charlestown xoxo.