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A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing in front of an English cottage garden. She’s wearing the Faye midi dress in multicoloured check Sandstone fabric by Ace and Jig and mint green and neon orange plimsolls by Ace & Jig x Keds. She’s holding a straw boater hat.

Wearing Faye Dress in Sandstone c/o Ace & Jig Vintage Liberty silk scarf {Similar here} Celadon trainers c/o Ace & Jig x Keds Tabbisocks crew socks Olney boater hat

Last week, I got the most beautiful Ace & Jig dress in the post and I’m just head over heels in love with it. This is the Faye dress from their SS19 collection, and it’s one of the pieces that comes in the extended size range. I’d heard some very favourable things about the Sandstone fabric, but I wasn’t quite prepared for exactly how soft and luxurious and cosy it is IRL! The colourway is stunning to begin with and once you put it on, it’s like wearing a soft, romantic dream.

I picked the 1X for myself and I initially wasn’t sure if it would accommodate my third trimester belly, I just hoped it would! For all my worries, the fit is incredibly comfy with lots of room to spare and the elastic waist is very accommodating! I feel that the Faye dress runs a little larger than the Marie dress in the same size – however, this could also be a result of the weight I’ve lost in pregnancy. It’s hard to tell because I’m so much bigger around the middle than I used to be, but it’s possible that my limbs and shoulders are a bit smaller than they were pre-babby. I pinned the wrap neckline closed mostly out of habit, but I needn’t really have bothered as it stays in place very well on its own.

I completed the look with some more Ace & Jig in the from of the Celadon trainers, and my current favourite vintage Liberty scarf that I wore in my last post. As I mentioned on Instagram while talking about this dress – third trimester is such an awkward and uncomfortable time when everything feels like its too much to handle, I’m genuinely grateful for pieces like the Faye dress that don’t compromise on style or comfort, while remaining sustainable and ethical!

A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy sitting on the lawn of an English cottage garden. She’s wearing the Faye midi dress in multicoloured check Sandstone fabric by Ace and Jig and mint green and neon orange plimsolls by Ace & Jig x Keds. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing under a cherry tree. She’s wearing the Faye midi dress in multicoloured check Sandstone fabric by Ace and Jig, a vintage Liberty silk scarf, and a straw boater hat. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing in front of an English cottage garden. She’s wearing the Faye midi dress in multicoloured check Sandstone fabric by Ace and Jig and mint green and neon orange plimsolls by Ace & Jig x Keds. She’s holding a straw boater hat. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing amidst a patch of bluebells. She’s wearing the Faye midi dress in multicoloured check Sandstone fabric by Ace and Jig, Tabbisocks pineapple linen socks, and mint green and neon orange plimsolls by Ace & Jig x Keds. Only her feet are visible in the photo. A small posy of 3 bluebells is held against a backdrop of snowy white blossoms.
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A Curious Fancy by Curiousfancy - 3w ago
A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing under a cherry tree with pink blossoms in front of a stone wall. She’s wearing a mustard yellow wide legged jumpsuit with a floral print by Rachel Pally and mint green and neon orange plimsolls by Ace & Jig x Keds. She’s also wearing a vintage Liberty silk neck scarf and carrying a round straw bag on her shoulder.

Wearing Crepe Marlon jumpsuit c/o Rachel Pally Celadon Sneaker c/o Ace & Jig x Keds Vintage Liberty silk scarf { Similar here} Round straw shoulder bag c/o Shein

I’d originally taken these photos for Instagram, but I felt like such a summer queen in this outfit, I thought I’d post them here as well!

A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing under a cherry tree with pink blossoms. She’s wearing a mustard yellow jumpsuit with a floral print by Rachel Pally and a vintage Liberty silk neck scarf. She’s 7 months pregnant and is cradling her belly.

Isn’t this jumpsuit simply glorious? It’s from Rachel Pally’s maternity line and was gifted to me, and is the first piece of legit maternity wear in my wardrobe! The material is a floaty rayon/viscose blend that billows quite dramatically when I move, especially around the legs! I ‘m wearing the XL here, which translates to a US size 12/14 – my pre-pregnancy size. There’s more than enough room in the folds to accommodate my belly without pulling at the inseam. I can totally see myself wearing this jumpsuit post-birth as well!

Cherry blossoms photographed by Ragini of A Curious Fancy A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy standing on a grassy verge strewn with pink cherry blossoms. She’s wearing a mustard yellow jumpsuit with a floral print by Rachel Pally and mint green and neon orange plimsolls by Ace & Jig x Keds.

The plimsolls are another new addition to my wardrobe, gifted to me by Ace & Jig from their collaboration with Keds. I’d been looking for a pair of cute but wearable trainers for a long time, and the Celadon Kicks are just perfect! I was worried that the size 10 (US) wouldn’t be big enough for my feet but they’re just right and so, so comfy.

Fun fact: when I was a kid, plimsolls/gym shoes were universally called ‘keds’ even though it wasn’t a brand that was available in India! We’d go to Bata to pick up my school shoes every year, and along with the regular black mary janes, there’d be a pair of white ‘keds’ and a bottle of canvas paint to paint over eventual stains that wouldn’t wash out! And finally, in my 30s, here I am with my first pair of authentic Keds! Isn’t it lovely how life has a way of completing these circles?

Cherry blossoms photographed by Ragini of A Curious Fancy
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A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy under a flowering rhododendron at Belsay Hall gardens. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties and red Menorcan sandals. She’s carrying a round wicker bag.

Wearing ✶ Zanzea shirt dress ✶ ASOS wide brim boater hat {Similar here} ✶ Red Menorcan sandalsRattan circle bag

With the weather feeling more and more like summer with every passing week, I finally took the plunge and went back to the short short crop! I’d been meaning to get my hair cut since last year, but I wasn’t keen on losing the insulation it provided through the winter. I couldn’t be happier with this though – a part of me always wanted to recreate my pixie from 2016, and here I am now! I absolutely don’t believe that having super short hair means having to adopt a particularly unfemme/unfeminine style, in fact I love the contrast it creates with this pretty pink dress here, for instance!

A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy in front of a floral hedge at Belsay Hall gardens. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties and red Menorcan sandals.

This dress is one of the few new things I’ve bought during my pregnancy – sometimes I can’t believe that it’s been 7 months already and that babby is almost here! I’ve been quite lucky with maternity wear as most of my pre-pregnancy clothes still fit me with ease. One of the benefits to having a wardrobe consisting mostly of oversized, billowy pieces! I’ve honestly been quite underwhelmed by the maternity clothing I’ve seen so far – it seems to be focused quite heavily on leggings and tunic tops, neither of which speak to me at all. I’ve always been comfiest in oversized smock dresses, and that hasn’t changed in pregnancy. Plus, they go over my belly with the greatest of ease!

I’ve also been sizing up in more fitted styles for ease of movement, it works pretty well most of the time! I am quite broad around the shoulders, so they’re generally able to accommodate the extra fabric that comes with sizing up. I even went up a size in this dress as I wasn’t sure how Asian sizing would translate on my body, but I needn’t have worried as it’s super oversized with loads of room to spare! For reference, I’m wearing a 22 in this but I could easily have worn my usual 20 instead. It was actually freezing the day we went to Belsay hall gardens for a bit of a wander and some photos, so my spring themed look wasn’t exactly weather appropriate! I was itching to wear my giant new hat though, and my Menorcan sandals, and now that it’s legitimately gorgeous and warm, you’ll be seeing a lot more of them on the blog!

A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Belsay Hall gardens. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties and red Menorcan sandals. She’s carrying a round wicker bag. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Belsay Hall gardens. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, and a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties. She’s admiring the blooms on a rhododendron tree. Red rhododendrons at Belsay hall gardens photographed by Ragini of a Curious Fancy. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy under a flowering rhododendron at Belsay Hall gardens. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties and red Menorcan sandals. She’s carrying a round wicker bag. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy in the daffodil fields at Belsay Hall gardens. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, and a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties. She’s carrying a round wicker bag. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy sitting in the daffodil fields at Belsay Hall gardens. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, and a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties. A photo of plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at the quarry gardens at Belsay Hall. She has short hair in a pixie cut. She’s wearing a pale pink maternity smock dress with long sleeves, a wide brimmed straw hat with black ribbon ties and red Menorcan sandals. She’s carrying a round wicker bag.
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A Curious Fancy by Curiousfancy - 2M ago
Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s standing on the sand dunes at Howick with the beach and rocky cliffs visible in the distance behind her.

Wearing ✶Posh paws wide calf wellies by The Wide Welly Company ✶ Bespoke gingham smock dress ✶ Seasalt Seafolly jacket ✶ eBay cream tights ✶ Tabbisocks OTK socks in mustard ✶ Vintage hat

Here I am again, with a brand new blog and a brand new outfit post to go with it! After almost a decade on Tumblr, this is the biggest overhaul the ole’ blog has had and doesn’t it look spiffy?

Last weekend, we drove up to the Northumbria coast at Howick and took my new plus size wellies from The Wide Welly Company for a test run. In this changeable March weather, wellies are pretty much the perfect footwear for a day at the beach, especially when that beach is in the north of England! While my 15 inch calves do fit into standard issue wellies, it tends to be a pretty tight squeeze that seldom leaves room for anything else – things like thick, woolly socks for instance. Which is why I was super excited to try out this pair of wide calf wellies from The Wide Welly Co.

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s walking on the beach at Howick, Northumberland.

Each of their seven styles comes in sizes 4-10 and is expandable up to a 52cm calf (that’s about 20.5 inches.) There’s also a handy strap and buckle attachment that you can use to adjust the wellies to your calf size. The insides are lined with a treated polycotton lining that feels really soft and fleecy – my favourite thing about these boots! I also loved the fact that I could scramble up cliffsides and down steep, rocky trails in these wellies without the fear of losing my footing. At six months (!) pregnant, that’s not as easy as it used to be! Overall, I felt that my Wide Welly Co. wellies were the perfect combination of style and function – how cute is that paw print?! – for this little excursion to the coast, and I’m looking forward to taking them out on many more adventures in the future!

I completed the nautical themed look with my new Seasalt jacket and old gingham dress from my tailor early last year. A woolly pair of knee socks by Tabbisocks and a new to me vintage hat added just the right mix of function and whimsy. Owen called this my Paddington bear look, and I can see where that’s coming from! For a landscape like this, though, it felt perfectly appropriate to draw some inspiration from classic British kidlit – don’t you think?

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s standing in front of a fishing boat at Craster Harbour, Northumberland. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s standing on the beach at Howick, Northumberland. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s running on the beach at Howick with Howick bathing house visible in the distance behind her. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s visible in the distance, sitting atop a rocky cliff overlooking grassy dunes at Howick, Northumberland. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s visible in the distance, walking along the sand dunes at Howick, Northumberland. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s sitting on the rocks at the beach at Howick, Northumberland. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with cream tights and ochre yellow welly socks. She’s sitting on the rocks at the beach at Howick. Only her legs are visible in this shot. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy styling a pair of navy blue paw print wellies from The Wide Welly Co. with a black and white gingham smock dress, mustard yellow anorak and navy blue vintage hat. She’s standing on the beach at Howick with Howick bathing house visible in the distance behind her.
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For Valentine’s Day, I’ve teamed up with Redbubble to bring you the easiest and most eye catching DIY project for your walls! I’ve been wanting to do a postcard display using fairy lights for ages, and Valentine’s Day lent the perfect opportunity to add a timeless message of love to it. 

For this project, I used postcards and stickers by Helga Wigandt on Redbubble. Redbubble is a marketplace where artists can sell their art on prints, posters, pillows, mugs, clothing and of course postcards, just to name a few. The phrase I chose – amor vincit omnia – has been one of my favorites since my undergrad days! It’s a Latin phrase, originally from Virgil, meaning love conquers all. I can’t think of a truer and more timeless statement on a day for celebrating love in all its myriad forms! 

If you’d like to shop these Redbubble goods, head over here to find all of my Valentine’s themed picks. Plus, you can get 15% off your entire Redbubble order using my discount code V19-kittehinfurs (valid till March 29th 2019.)

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Wearing Ace & Jig Marie dress in EmpressMustard yellow cable knit cardiganHandmade leather satchelPaisley tassel scarf ✶ Tabbisocks socks ✶ Clarks brogue boots  

This gloomy winter weather has gotten me so down! I’d pretty much erased all memory of northern hemisphere winters from my mind over the past 5 years, and I’m not surprised! It’s a lucky, lucky day when we get 2 hours of sunshine, and last weekend we drove down to the moors to enjoy the briefest bit of precious daylight. 

I wore this stunning dress gifted to me by Ace & Jig – a label I’ve admired since forever. They’ve recently added a couple of new sizes to some of their most well loved designs, and I picked the Marie dress to try on. Every Ace & Jig garment is a work of art in itself. All their fabrics are woven on handlooms by master craftsmen in India and tailored in India as well. The Marie dress is crafted from layers of gauzy woven cotton of the same weft and quality that’s used in traditional handloom sarees. The finished product is a thick, double sided fabric that’s as buttery soft as the kantha my great grandma sewed for me. I love how this traditional art has been re-interpreted to create the gorgeous fabrics that Ace & Jig use in their clothing. Sizewise, I’m wearing the 1X – a perfect fit on my UK 18/20 body. I actually just fell asleep in this dress at the end of the day, it’s that soft and comfy! 

I styled the Marie dress with some autumny bits I’ve bought recently. This mustard cable knit cardigan from eBay is identical to my forest green one from last winter, except larger. I’m wearing the size 20/22 here and it’s pretty roomy! My scarf and satchel are also from eBay. I’d been wanting a satchel that’s less bulky and easier to carry around than my old Cambridge satchel, and this was the perfect find. It’s identical in quality to Cambridge satchels, made in the UK using the same leather as Cambridge satchels, available in a rainbow of colours, and only £35 with shipping for the 11″ size! Compare that to the 11″ Cambridge satchel which retails for £135 and that’s a serious bargain, especially considering there’s zero difference in quality. 

How are you dealing with this season of short, damp days and long, freezing nights? Comfort food and hot chocolate? Sunlamps and Vitamin D supplements? Tell me your best winter combating tips! 

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Wearing ✶ Do Darn Good recycled sari silk skirt (50% off with code CURIOUSFANCY_50) ✶ ASOS corduroy turtleneck from a few seasons ago ✶ New Look faux fur collar ✶ Handmade choker gifted by my friend’s mum ✶ Tabbisocks over knee socks ✶ Clarks lace up brogue boots

We spent all of last week in County Durham, catsitting the cuddliest kitty in the world and communing with nature. It’s the most relaxed I’ve been in months. While I was there, I also received the loveliest surprise in the post from Darn Good Yarn, a precious bit of home in the form of their recycled sari silk skirts. When Darn Good Yarn contacted me about styling one of their skirts, I was so excited! It’s the intersection of everything that’s closest to my heart in terms of fashion: Indian fabrics sustainably sourced and produced ethically in India by an all-woman team of weavers and seamstresses. You can read more about the craftswomen who make these skirts on the Darn Good Yarn blog here.

As they’re made from recycled saris, each skirt is a one of a kind piece. The wraparound design is quite versatile and can be refashioned as several different dresses or even a cape! While placing the order, I selected my preferred length and size and suggested some colours I’d like (autumn shades, the colours of the season!) So when the skirts arrived, it was a surprise and what a gorgeous surprise at that! They come in two lengths, mini and ankle length, and two sizes, regular and plus. Mine is the ankle length skirt in plus, and it fits US sizes 14-20 (UK 18-24) thanks to the wrap design. I gave the other one to my mother in law to try on – she absolutely adores Indian fabrics and fell in love with it at first sight! She’s a size 18 like me but petite (I’m 5’8, something that’s rarely evident on photos!) and it fit her perfectly as well. And did I mention that all of Darn Good Yarn’s skirts are completely reversible?

I was really inspired by the lush silk fabric and the bohemian look of the skirt, so I styled it in what I think of as my art teacher look with a couple of old wardrobe staples, my new winter boots and a necklace that my friend Ojoswi’s mum made for me! And with that, I twirled my way around Weardale – because this skirt is just made for twirling – through the autumn woods and windy moors.

How would you style the sari silk wrap skirt? Would you wear it as a skirt or a dress or a wrap? I think I’ll try styling it as a cape next! Darn Good Yarn is giving 50% off all Do Darn Good skirts with coupon code CURIOUSFANCY_50 which makes them really affordable for such a gorgeous and unique garment!

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Wearing Polka dot shirtdress (also available at ASOS) ✶ Ban.do circle bagKnot point flatsMustard yellow beret ✶

Here’s a little glimpse of Grainger Market on a lovely Saturday morning! This Victorian era marketplace is a Newcastle icon and for good reason – it’s quaint but bustling, charming in its period architecture and still the best place to shop for local meat and veg! 

We started the morning with coffee at Pumphrey’s Coffee Shop, a North East institution in its own right. My hot chocolate with marshmallows was fantastic, although it did cool down a little while I was posing with it for photos! I got so many compliments on my outfit from complete strangers – it’s one thing I love about living in the North, how absolutely friendly everyone is! It’s genuinely heartwarming. 

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Marks and Spencer in Grainger Market, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress, mustard yellow beret and red flats. She’s carrying a red circle bag.

I wore my new mustard yellow shirtdress from Monki paired with my everyday Ban.do bag and favourite flats from last summer. Notes on the fit: this dress runs huge! I have another dress in an XL from Monki, and this is cut at least a couple of sizes bigger than that one. By my estimation, this dress should easily fit a UK 22/24 in the XL. 

After coffee, we had a wee browse at Marks and Spencer Penny Bazaar, the last remaining one of its kind and the tiniest M&S in existence! That’s a piece of living history, right there, in the form of a fully functional store where you can buy current M&S goodies.

Empire Records is another Grainger Market legend, and that’s where we went next. I felt like a 15 year old once again, browsing through stacks of vinyl, and being ridiculously charmed everytime I came across a record by an artist I love.

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Empire Records in Grainger Market, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress, mustard yellow beret and red flats. She’s carrying a red circle bag. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Central Arcade, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress, mustard yellow beret and red flats. She’s carrying a red circle bag.

We popped over to Central Arcade for a bit, as it’s just across the road from Grainger Market. This Edwardian Era beauty never fails to inspire awe in my heart!

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Central Arcade, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress and a mustard yellow beret. Central Arcade, Newcastle Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Central Arcade, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress and red flats. She’s carrying a red circle bag. Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Pet Lamb Patisserie in Grainger Market, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress and a mustard yellow beret. She’s unwrapping a cupcake.

Finally we stopped off at Pet Lamb Patisserie for some of their divine cupcakes. I’ve been following them on Instagram and admiring their delectable creations for years and the real thing was even better in person. Hands down the best cupcakes in Newcastle! 

Pet Lamb Patisserie at Grainger Market Newcastle. Iconic red arches at Grainger Market Newcastle

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Grainger Market with me. I’m looking forward to exploring and photographing more of this gorgeous, heartwarming city that I’ve made my home! 

Plus size fashion blogger Ragini of A Curious Fancy at Grainger Market, Newcastle. She’s wearing a mustard yellow polka dot shirt dress, mustard yellow beret and red flats. She’s carrying a red circle bag.
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A Curious Fancy by Curiousfancy - 2M ago
Durham castle and a house with red ivy next to it

Last week, I went to Durham with Owen’s mum for a lovely day out! I was behind the camera so there weren’t any outfit photos but I did manage to capture some of the gorgeous medieval town! 

A red phone box and a red Victorian era post box near the cathedral in Durham, England Gargoyles at Durham castle. Durham city with a medieval church spire in the background Durham cathedral towers

A bit of Durham Cathedral. Sadly they don’t allow photos inside, which is a pity because it’s breathtaking! 

Sanctuary knocker on Durham Cathedral’s door, England

This giant bronze knocker on the door of Durham cathedral is a replica of the original sanctuary knocker. If you were on the run from the law in medieval times and knocked on the cathedral door, you’d be given sanctuary inside the church for exactly 37 days!

Entrance to Vennel’s Cafe through a medieval alleyway in Durham, England

The entrance to Vennel’s Cafe, a Durham institution! 

Mirrors in Vennel’s Cafe, a tudor era building in Durham England

Inside Vennel’s, where they’ve preserved the original Tudor Architecture. 

Turkish and Moroccan style lamps in a shop at Durham market hall, Durham England

Turkish and Moroccan lamps at this gorgeous gorgeous shop in Durham Market Hall! 

Turkish and Moroccan style lamps in a shop at Durham market hall, Durham England Turkish and Moroccan style lamps in a shop at Durham market hall, Durham England Durham castle turret against a tree in golden autumn colours Red ivy on the wall of a house in Durham, near Durham Castle. River Wear photographed from the Elvet Bridge, Durham Autumn colours in Durham across the motorway, photographed from the Elvet Bridge

View over the river Wear from Elvet bridge.

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A Curious Fancy by Curiousfancy - 2M ago

Wearing ✶ Primark suedette trucker jacket (Similar here in corduroy) ✶ Primark forest green sweater dress (Similar here) ✶ Mustard yellow beret ✶ Primark mustard yellow check scarf (Similar here) ✶ Crazy horse leather crossbody bag ✶ Old Tabio woolly tights (Similar here) ✶ Clarks oxfords ✶

The forest is transformed in autumn. We went down to Hedley Woods the other day to get some autumn colour and found a brooding, fairytale landscape. The sunset especially was spectacular. I wore some of my new bits from Primark, and was I glad I layered up by the end of the day! This scarf is my new favourite accessory – it reminds me of my granddad a bit so I ended up wearing it the way he would have!

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