Saturday, 30 January 2016

Layers and Lenses

England winter weather stylingIf I were to create a list of environments I am most often drawn to, private landscapes would rank near the top, along with historic houses and luxurious hotels.  City-styling is no doubt something we all spend a fair bit of time developing and playing around with, however when it comes to dressing for cold weather and muddy grounds while still looking stylish, I've been consistently puzzled.  For years I was naively stepping over puddles in suede boots and returning to my car with a frozen neck after boldly (ahem, stupidly) venturing out without a scarf.  It's only in recent years I've managed to get my act together with regard to dressing for outdoors - and considering my undying love for rough terrain and open fields, it's not a moment too soon!

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Ray Ban jackie ohh fashion bloggerThe turning point in my wardrobe dilemma, was realising how frequent slaps to the face from passing leaves in the wind didn't necessarily mean a lack of opportunity to express personal style.  In fact if anything, it presents an opportunity! Cold temperatures provide the perfect reason to layer, layer and then layer some more, knee-length scarves are unlikely to raise eyebrows and oversized retro sunglasses become entirely reasonable.  I mean, it's either that or risk squinting intensely in the wind to the point of scaring passers-by...
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Jumper - GAP

Jacket  - Zara Quilted Parka

Topshop - Tall MOTO Black Leigh Jeans

Necklace - Trend-Mix Blog c/o

Scarf - Zara



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sunglasses shop ray-ban jackie ohhThanks to Sunglasses Shop, those passing leaves in the wind are no longer a threat and even better, I've been reminded of how important it is to protect our eyes at any time of the year.  Not only do sunglasses prevent exposure to UV rays that can damage the corneas, they also provide protection to the delicate skin around the eyes, which helps prevent premature wrinkles.  I'm absolutely in love with these Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh shades (inspired by those worn by Jackie Onassis), as they completely cut out the glare with their UV400 lenses and are undoubtedly the largest frames I've ever dared to wear.  So, it's totally okay if you're wearing your designated 'outdoors' jeans that look as though they've given up on life (oops), because all eyes will be on the stylish sunnies balanced on your nose. Great!

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I've definitely learnt a thing or two since my days of destroying suede boots in muddy fields, though the stylish addition of oversized statement-sunglasses during the colder months is certainly my favourite lesson to have learnt.  Anyway, wherever you are I hope you're keeping warm - and are wrapped in many, many layers!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Looking fabulous as always, Gabrielle! And I'm in the same boat as you about destroying suede boots haha.

    Via Sora

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  2. Layering is def key this time of year. Layering and still looking stylish is something that you have nailed Gabrielle! You always look amazing. I totally agree, just as our skin needs year round protection, so do our eyes. Loved reading this!
    Have a fab weekend

    Keisha xo
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  3. These are perfect layers! Gotta keep warm!

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  4. You do the layers so well!

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  5. Wonderful!!!!

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  6. Hello bella! we share the love for these sunnies, mine are little old but i love them, great shape.
    I love this cosy look,and the color pallet as well.
    Have a lovely weekend dear.
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  7. I'm all about layering in the cooler months but I've honestly never thought to wear sunglasses before!

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  8. Absolutely loving the jumper and your "cold weather" style. How do you maintain looking so darn cool in the cold!?

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  9. You look absolutely stunning, Gabrielle! Those are definitely killer sunglasses! Hope you have a great sunday! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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  10. You look beautiful babe! I love the rayban sunglasses and your other accessories! the necklace is beautiful and your nail color is cute :D

    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  11. Aww I love layering outfit too! I miss the cold weather so much, you look stunning as usual and the sunny shades you wore look so chic. x

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  12. You look stunningly beautiful dear...
    xoxo, neha
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  13. love the sunglasses, and great layers of outfit very chic <3

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  14. Loved this post! I always used to struggle with looking stylish in cold outdoor terrains too, but you have totally nailed it! The quilted Zara jacket looks really warm and snug and the glasses add such a glam element. I'd never considered using sunglasses as a shield from the wind, but you are totally right! Gorgeous as ever babe


    Rachel xx
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  15. That looks like a wonderfully cosy jacket and the oversized sunglasses are very cool. Keeping it glam!

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  16. You look really lovely, I love that scarf and sunglasses :)
    Whenever I go hiking in the winter I just end up being really cold!

    Neeny | Spoon Full Of Yum

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  17. You look stunning babe
    I love the choice of sunnies.
    And the layering of outfit is just perfect.

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  18. Perhaps the only reason why I'd love to live in a seasonal country would be because I so desperately desire to layer, layer, and layer some more! I'm loving these photos of you, Gabrielle!

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  19. I was contemplating buying some Celine sunglasses from the sunglasses shop but wasn't sure if they'd be any good, it gives me confidence knowing you had a good experience with them and like your sunglaseses!
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  20. This is a great look! I LOVE that coat! My winter coat is three years old and in need of some serious updating! I love the sunglasses as well! I struggle with finding sunglasses that look good on my face but I don't think I have tried this shape before! They look great on you! Your skin is flawless by the way!:)

    Shannon Sage

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  21. I love how you styled this outfit. All the layers look very chic with each other. Your hair is so pretty x

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  22. I love this outfit! Amazing photos & blog! .x
    Faye .x
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  23. Beautiful outfit! I absolutely love your sunglasses!! (:
    Nati xx
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  24. layering always! i love winter just for this (and other billion of reasons!) and i love that you decide to stay in the blue shade. then ray ban are on point! lovely outfit!!

    xx from Brighton
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  25. Love this look! Your photography is gorgeous!!x

    AimeeSueXO
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  26. The idea of sunglasses in this weather is actually pretty smart and I think you look great !

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  27. I absolutely love that Zara scarf! I could literally dress for Winter all year round, it is my favourite style of dressing! You look stunning hun, absolute beauty!!

    Sarah xxx www.whatsasssays.com

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  28. Such gorgeous photos! Love all the accessories :)

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  29. Looking chic while facing the elements can indeed be a challenged but it certainly looks like you've aced it with this outfit. I have the polarized version of these Ray Bans and they are the best. You look fabulous Gabrielle!

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  30. Great sunglasses! I might have to say the necklace is my favorite though ;). If anyone wants to learn how to make it, check out the DIY here: http://trend-mixblog.com/2015/12/09/project-beaded-necklace/

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  31. I've learned my lesson too! No more freezing....it is all about layering as soon as the temperature drops down. As you said, cold weather provides us with more not less options to be stylish. That is what I love about winter fashion...getting all wrapped up can be really fun:)

    You look divine...I really like that cozy knit scarf..and those retro sunnies look so perfect on you. The photographs are beautiful...I especially like the black and white one.

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  32. Love this layered look, your outfit is perfect and cozy and I love your nail color =)

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  33. Love this look!!! :) so cozy!! Your hair is gorgeous Gabrielle!

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  34. Loving the Jackie O sunglasses Gabrielle, they really suit you! Your outfit is very well put together too, layering is definitely the key too keeping warm stylishly!

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  35. My eyes are very sensitive to sunlights, so I can't live without my sunglasses. I love RayBans, I have 3 pairs!
    You look super stylish and ready to face the rough weather!
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  36. Lovely photos as always!

    Charlotte x

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  37. Well I have to say I wish I looked this good in winter, it really is not my season I always seem to look like a snotty red mess!

    Meme x

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  38. Love this outfit Gabrielle! Looks so cozy yet super stylish! I love layered outfits though have never successfully put one together myself - I tend to walk with a summer t-shirt under a thick winter jacket - it is a skill I'll have to practice! ;)

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

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  39. Great look! That necklace is so delicate and beautiful :)

    XO
    Molly
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  40. cozy and appropriate for the season! :D

    Have a great week!
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  41. love your style!! I do love the layers! and I do love Ray-ban too!
    x, Ivana
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  42. Love it, it's nice to see cold weather style :) I live in Canada and I wish more people did cold weather styling so I could have more inspiration :P

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  43. Lovely photos Gabrielle. Who's the photographer? My parents live in the Danish countryside, so when I'm visiting I really need to wear practical clothes, but it's so heavy and bulky to drag along, so I usually end up borrowing my mom's not very fashionable (but indeed very warm) clothes instead:)

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    1. Thanks gorgeous, the photographer was a family member on this occasion - I'll be sure to pass on the compliment!

      Gabrielle x

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  44. Well, you just look stunning! Absolutely beautifully shot and love how you've paired these pieces together hun, so pretty!

    Elle
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  45. Great sunnies & lovely layering! I always went through phases of wearing sunglasses & then not wearing them but it’s always good to have a pair in your bag. For those times when it’s too windy or too bright. This is especially true for when you want to take photos! Unless you like looking squinty & angry in them haha

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  46. Those sunglasses look superb on you Gabrielle! Also loving your jacket & scarf. Gorgeous look.
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  47. I definitely understand the struggle of dressing for rough terrain but I love this super cosy and dreamy layered look!
    Have an excellent and productive Monday beautiful :)
    Much Love Karen
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  48. Nice cosy winter look dear! Love the sunglasses!

    xoxo,

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  49. Love the Jackie Ohhs, they really suit you Gabrielle. I was only looking at them a few days ago whilst sunglasses shopping! Beautiful photos. Have a great week. Gemma x
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  50. Layering is definitely key this time of year. I love your sunglasses. I think I may treat myself to a pair for summer.

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  51. Loving the coat, so cozy! You look gorgeous! The sunglasses are perfect for you and coordinate so well with this look. Fantastic photos!

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  52. Such a pretty outfit. I love the Ray Bans and the Zara quilted jacket. x

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  53. I feel if u r dressed as per the weather u look a lot put together and chic and that's exactly how u look!
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  54. Love so much this rayban model 8although fits me so bad :_( ) Also love the places and landscape you show in your pics, really fantastic and so north for me...Cute cozy layering <3
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  55. Awesome post! I like this a lot. Happy Wednesday to you! :)

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  56. I LOVE big sunglasses in the winter, adds the perfect statement to a layered outfit! Stay warm, xo!

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  57. What a marvellously comfy winter look, so cosy and stylish in a natural environment. Yes, for me cold weather can definitely be stylish, and I just adore dressing in layers anyway, so sunglasses are essential accessories (although sometimes I forget them). :) xx Happy February.
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  58. such a great winter look! you look so cozy and stylish!

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  59. Love your outfit. The long scarf looks so cozy!
    xx
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  60. Absolutely love this outfit!! Super cozy and chic; obsessed with your accessories too!

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

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  61. I love layering in winter, sometimes I think it's the only way to go to avoid melting on the tube and then freezing outdoors, haha. Love your layered look, and those sunglasses are classics, too!

    Euriental

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  62. I'm all about the layering! I love your extra long scarf, such a nice (and warm) addition to the look.

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  63. Love the navy layering of this outfit!

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  64. I love your photos of the details :) lovely post. I love going outside for a walk witg layers and layers x

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  65. Love your sunglasses Gabrielle and this shooting is really fantastic!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  66. You look amazing in these pictures, and the sunglasses are so cute! I have a small face, so it's hard to wear bigger sunglasses without looking a little weird haha. And you're right, layering is great for cold weather, I just wish I had more clothes TO layer! It's not often it gets that cold where I live, so layering isn't a huge need, but I love the look of it!

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  67. Stunning look babe!! Those glasses are amazing!

    Adi xx
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  68. That jumper is absolute LOVE and you're looking so stunningly stylish as always Gabrielle! I'm a total advocate for wearing sunnies throughout the winter season too, and this pair are all the glamorous and all the show-stopping that any cool, casual winter lookbook could ever need <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  69. Love the sunglasses and love this look! You look amazing! :)

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  70. You look so fabulous in those shades!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  71. I really like your coat! Kinda surprised it's from Zara since it looks a bit better in quality, but they've been coming out with some pretty nice coats too. love this look!

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  72. Those are some great sunglasses, protecting your eyes is a year round job!

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  73. This jacket looks so pretty and warm! loving this cozy look :)
    xoxo

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  74. Love the matching manicure & silky hair! Have a happy week, dear! xoxo

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  75. Love your parka! I seriously want to invest in a good one for next winter :P -Maireem

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  76. Your nails are always on fleek! I can't even count the number of times I've underestimated the cold and regretted it later.

    XoXo Noma

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  77. I really, really like that necklace!
    Minaali
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  78. Photos are beautiful !
    Xx, Margot

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  79. I always forget my scarf and sunglasses when I go out! >.<
    Lovely and warm outfit dear, perfect for winter days!
    xoxo
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  80. Love this wintry look so much, lady, you look great! And I could not agree with you more about private landscapes being so beautiful. I am a city girl but from the South (in the US) so I love the country and being in nature as well.

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  81. Amazing winter look, I'm in love with Rayban, you look so beautiful as always :)

    xoxo
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  82. My favorite spots for shoots are abandoned asylums/buildings of history. Lovely shots in the landscape! Those layered tops you're wearing look so cozy.
    You're rocking those shades! Never thought about the skin benefits of wearing sunglasses. Winter is bright with the white snow, so much needed for those UV rays!

    - Harlynn
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  83. private landscapes and luxurious hotels are most definitely the type of environments I'm most drawn to as well. I am also a terrible shopper when it comes to keeping warm in cold weather so thanks for sharing this lovely post Gabrielle
    Love the quality of your photos. Spot on every time

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  84. Great look! I like how all the pieces go together so well, and the sunglasses are a nice touch. Gotta protect them eyes and prevent premature wrinkling!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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  85. I Love this Style! Your Sweater Looks so cozy for cold winterdays and The necklace is a Real eyecatcher <3

    Xoxo,
    Vicky

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  86. You just reminded me how badly I needed a pair of sunglasses!

    Brooke
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  87. Just love how you layered your look! SOOOO chic and look so fantastic! Great pop of orange!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  88. That's great! I never think about what to wear outside of the city and whenever I have to come up with something I'm always stumped. You've mastered it!

    -M
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  89. I am loving these layers and I love a good pair of Ray Ban's. Great look!

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  90. I get cold so easily so this was a great post for me to read! You have definitely nailed dressing stylishly for the cold weather! x

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  91. Amazing outfit, I love the glasses because they're the perfect accessory to pull together your look.
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  92. Winter looks so chic on you, like it has never on me! I really like the sweater!

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  93. You look so beautiful, Gabrielle! I, too, have been guilty of not dressing seasonably appropriate in the past, more for the sake of being cute. As I've matured and as fashion and street style evolved, it's never been easier to look cute while bundled and your look proves it! I love the sunnies as well, the larger frames look fabulous on you! I wear my black pair every day to protect me eyes and prevent wrinkles as well. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  94. Beautiful photos! You look lovely and I love your new sunglasses! :) xx

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  95. I must agree the sunglasses did still the whole look! Its indeed stylish. Looking gorgeous as always Gabrielle!

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  96. Living in Norway, dressing practically for the weather is always a must throughout the winter. And trust me - it isn't always pretty... Haha... Too many people wear jeans, ugly winterboots and a too big parka that covers them from head to knees. We are a society of Michelin Men. Whoever said winterwear could be stylish obviosly forgot to visit Norway... Haha :-) Myself, I love putting warm sock into my hunterboots (because they are quite cool), put a warm sweater under a smaller parka (love yours from Zara btw), and throw on a big scarf, and a cute hat. :-)

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  97. Congratulations for your wonderful stay at Beaumont...How exciting! The photos are gorgeous ;-)

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  98. Gorgeous princess xx

    Great Post. Lovely Blog. Really loving your blog.
    Keep in touch. xoxox
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  99. I like your style! Great pictures!

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  100. So gorgeous & stylish!! You nailed this outfit, Gabrielle!! Love the shades <3

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  101. Oh my goodness I love this so much, you look so chic and effortlessly stylish <3 Beautiful !

    XOXO
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  102. Oh my goodness I love this so much, you look so chic and effortlessly stylish <3 Beautiful !

    XOXO
    Jess
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  103. One of the classiest people out there! x

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  104. Stunning photos, Gabrielle! Whoever took them did a fantastic job.
    How right you are about learning your way in understanding what to wear outdoors in the countryside/out-of-town locations. Looking great is one thing but suede boots better stay home and a scarf is a must :) I learnt it the hard way as well.
    You look gorgeous and perfectly appropriate for the beautiful location and chilly weather <3
    xox N.
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  105. Great outdoor look! Love your glasses.

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  106. These photographs are so lovely Gabrielle as is your outfit! x
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  107. LOVELY POST! Love everything about this, love your outfit, the location and the photos! You look so so pretty! Especially love the jumper. <3

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  108. Your whole outfit is so beautiful, we love layering and getting creative with our look! We also love those sunglasses, they fit you perfectly!

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