Saturday, 23 January 2016

Stilettos at Stourhead

Stourhead the pantheon stepsDepending on how long you've been reading my blog, you may remember my short travel account of visiting The National Trust's Stourhead last Spring.  I came away entirely convinced that no other time of year's visit to Stourhead could possibly compete with that of the warmer months.  However, when visiting this past week in close-to-freezing temperatures, I was proved wrong - very wrong!  A gorgeous pair of Carvela Kurt Geiger Kiara Heels found themselves on my feet thanks to House of Fraser and I knew exactly the location I wanted to introduce them to...

Stourhead at wintertime

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karen millen outfit blog reviewBuried deep in the expansive grounds of Stourhead's Gardens is the iconic Pantheon designed by famous architect Henry Flitcroft.  Most of these photos were taken on the handful of steps leading up to the 18th-Century building, a viewpoint that offered a breathtakingly beautiful view of the lake.  Just like the many other National Trust properties and grounds scattered across England, Stourhead has an undeniable charm and one that welcomes stilettos and fur-trimmed red coats with open arms - at least on the flat-surfaced steps of its historic Pantheon!
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Coat - Karen Millen



Gloves - Oliver Bonas

stourhead through the seasons
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I picked up this Karen Millen faux fur-trimmed coat a couple of years ago and have continued to wear it just a handful of times since; this was mainly due to having assigned a strict list of rules to the knee-length beauty.  Hair needed to be worn trailing down the back, jeans/trousers were out of the question and it absolutely had to be styled with heels and I mean very high heels.  Combine these rules with the picturesque grounds of Stourhead and I'm relieved to have not gone overboard with 'closet clearouts' since the coat's purchase!  
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stourhead visitor review winter 2016The gardens of Stourhead are still firmly up there on my list of favourite places to visit in the UK; the various buildings scattered around the lake, the friendly 'hello's' from everyone you pass and the colourful reflections on the lake's surface. Most of all, however, I love how the place seems to draw the best out of each season - it's truly the ideal location to photograph anything at all and yes, that includes fur-trimmed coats and satin peeptoe stilettos!

Stourhead 
Stourton
Wiltshire
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With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Those heels are really to die for! You have styled them wonderfully! I really like how you paired them with that lovely red coats....and fur details make it even more perfect. Impeccably elegant and wonderfully feminine outfit. You look utterly beautiful.


    This location is an absolute dream. These photograhs are truly exceptional. Such an inspiring post!

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  2. Love those shoes, your outfit all looks great.

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  3. I love Stourhead, it's such a magical place. would love to be back. You look stunning

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  4. What a beautiful place and those heels sure match its beauty. The coat is so chic as well, Gabrielle. Can't even tell you enough how much I admire you high-heel-wearing skills, honey :) I have a nice little collection of sky-high beauties but sadly so rarely take them out. This post is a great reminder than gorgeous shoes DEMAND to be taken out to gorgeous places ;)
    Hope you are having a really lovely weekend!
    xox Nadia
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  5. Hello Lovely, What a beautiful place! on those heels are gorgeous! They are probably too hight for me but they look very comfy. I love the way you styled them, always so classy.
    Have a happy weekend bella.
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  6. You look amazing Gabriellle! Your stilettos are to die for! This is such a gorgeous location in both winter and spring. Have a great weekend

    Keisha xo
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  7. Gorgeous outfit and shoes Gabrielle! !! You look stunning!

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  8. Those grounds and gardens look lovely, I so enjoy walking around areas like that but unfortunately I think they're much more plentiful in Europe than in Australia! Love the pop of red with your coat as well.

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  9. These photos are stunning! Stourhead looks like a dream, and you look great!

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  10. Stunning winter look!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  11. That heels is ski high but it's elegant and sophisticated, you wear it well and looks really lovely. The real winner is your Karen Millen coat! It's a real stunner!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. Your look is so classy and glamorous Gabrielle! I'm glad you kept that stunning Karen Millen coat, as it was MADE to be worn with these sky high Kurt Geigers! I love exploring National Trust areas, although I've not been to Stourhead yet. It looks really magnificent and your photography is fab

    Rachel xx
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  13. Stunning heels and more importantly a stunning woman indeed!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  14. Stunning and very beautiful look, love the pictures as well. :)


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  15. What a gorgeous spot! The heels are lovely too!

    Renee | Lose the Road

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  16. You look beautiful in your fabulous outfit!

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  17. stunning pictures :) the place is amazing as well... and your high heels... i love them! :)

    greetigns,

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  18. Grear photos! You look awesome! ♡
    xoxo

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  19. Fantastic shots!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  20. OMG what a wonderful place!!! It isn't the location of the rain scene from the Pride and Prejudice movie? It looks like!
    Anyway so lovely heels!! *-*
    xoxo
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  21. You look stunning in this red coat with fur details.
    The shoes is so high but you manage to look great on it

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  22. this is outfit is so Kate Middleton, I like how chic it is! <3
    xx Flora
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  23. You look gorgeous in those heels! And that scenery <3 Such a beautiful place.

    Also, I remember you signing up for Photo a Day Month last year. I would be ecstatic if you signed up for this year too! I would really appreciate it :D
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    Cheers!

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  24. I hope you had some other shoes at hand to walk up there! Perfect location and such a beautiful look altogether.

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  25. Stourhead's garden looks amazing! The whole place looks as if it's been taken out of a film. :D I always look forward to seeing the stunning photographs that you include in your posts, they look amazing. You look so beautiful and elegant! The red coat and stilettos look great on you! :D Thanks for sharing another lovely post, have a nice week!

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  26. stunning pictures, you look so classy and elegant

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  27. Those are beautiful shoes! They make you look so elegant. Also, I'm sure you get this all the time, but your hair is so beautiful!

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  28. Love your heels and your outfit is so on point. x

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  29. Beautiful location (and beautiful heels!). I'm surprised that that place isn't buzzing with tourists, it is so beautiful and photogenic. I also adore your coat, it goes with your shoes and your hair really well - it's a really nice outfit dude c:

    Amy;
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  30. Awesome post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday to you! :)

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  31. Hello Gaby, I love the place and I adore your coat, Karen Millen...such a happy face you have:) have a lovely week!

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  32. the place is really awesome, my dear, and I love red on blondes, you look terrific
    kisses
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  33. Wow those pictures!! and THOSE heels ! You look so chic dear Gabrielle, and those shoes are made for you ;)
    (I think I'll never be able to walk in heels like those, but I admire girls who are!)
    Btw, I love this coat, the color is perfect to brighten up gray winter days ;)

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  34. These photos are absolutely stunning - and your outfit is amazing! x

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  35. Beautiful photos! I love the location and you look amazing! So classy and chic! I definitely want to visit Stourhead now! Also I love your heels and I have no idea how you managed to walk in them, I guess you're not super clumsy like me haha :) xx

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  36. Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my new winter ASOS lookbook!
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  37. This place looks so beautiful and dreamy!! Wow! The shoes are so stunning and u paired them beautifully with the red coat!
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  38. You look so beautiful!
    I love the whole look!

    Lots of love
    Claire
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  39. You look like a wonderful princess in her castle's gardens :)))


    xoxo
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  40. Beautiful pictures! Love your outfit! Those heels are so high, wish I could walk on them ;)
    Isabella xx

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  41. Wow, you look so royal! With the red coat, the heels and the historic (and very pretty) nature of Stourhead - I feel like it's very fitting! And the heels are so high I'm surprised you could walk in them haha. Sounds like a great day though, and your pictures are beautiful :)

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  42. Oh my gosh! Those shoes! That hat!! It's all so amazing! I LOVE heels and I really wish I could walk in them haha! I am about 5'7" so I am also a bit self conscious about my height in reallly high heels! You are rocking them though!! Keep on rocking girl!
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  43. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a wonderful look for winter!

    - Lindsey, The Fashion Barbie

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  44. This location is so beautiful! It reminds me a scene on the movie "Pride and Prejudice" with Keira Knightley.
    It's not the first time I say it but your hair is soooo gorgeous. With those heels (to die for btw) and this red coat you look absolutely stunning Gabrielle!
    One of my favorite post on your blog :)

    Camy xx
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  45. Your photos are amazing. This is a dream location for a photo shoot.

    P.S. I love your coat.

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  46. Now those are very high heels, I love them! If I wore them, they'd make me nearly as tall as everyone else haha. Love the opaque tights and gorgeous red coat x

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  47. This is such a gorgeous look! So Chic! xx

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  48. I'm always in awe of how beautiful your photographs and your shoes are so so lovely! x
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  49. Such beautiful photos, love the coat! x

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  50. Those views are breathtakingly beautiful!
    Love the red coat and high heels!
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  51. you look so classy and warm! lovely!

    xoxo,
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  52. These heels are AMAZING! I saw them on Twitter and couldn't wait for your post!! I don't even know if I could wear those without hurting myself lol. The gorgeous red coat by Karen Millen is the perfect addition, u look so chic! Hope u had a lovely weekend:-)

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  53. I love your heels and coat so much ! They go together so well <3 Also, that place is absolutely gorgeous, I really would love to visit there now, it is so picturesque !

    XOXO
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  54. Stourhead looks totally magical and how perfectly fabulous are your new heels! Lovely outfit!

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  55. What beautiful pictures!!! Those shoes are gorgeous, I would be afraid to walk in them but I love them lol :)
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  56. Gorgeous coat! Love the color and style!

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  57. This is such a stunning look!
    xo, Shell
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  58. Stunning captures and you look so beautiful and elegant!

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  59. What a gorgeous place to visit, and you look so elegant while doing so! Hugs, Kait
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  60. The whole outfit is to die for, Gabrielle! Those pumps are killer! Lovely pics, as usual. Have a great week! xx

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  61. I love the coat and heels combo! You look so glamorous!

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  62. Ahhh, this outfit oozes sophistication Gabrielle! And I would expect nothing less from you! Those heels are simply gorgeous and what a place to take them for their first outing, beautiful!

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  63. What a gorgeous pair of heels and I love your coat - I remember your first blog post on Stourhead, it looks stunning

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  64. What a stunning location! I adore your coat, it looks so cosy but chic too.

    Emma Xx
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  65. Beautiful place! Amazing photos and look
    Love it

    Have a nice day Adela Acanski

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  66. wow, what an amazing place to take photos and what a perfect outfit to make these photos just perfect :) I love this elegant, feminine and classy outfit, matching so perfect to you :) especially the shoes are so adorable and cute *_*
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  67. Gabrielle this is such a beautiful post. Everything is just perfect. The location, the shoes, the coat, the hair! You look so pretty.
    Gemma x
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  68. This is truly wonderful dear!


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  69. Such a beautiful place! I think I remember it from your earlier writings:) The heels are stunning (I don't think Kurt Geiger makes non-stunning shoes??) but the coat was what immediately caught my eye. I have a couple of knee-length coats too, and you're so right: They look much better with heels and a dress or a skirt:)

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  70. Those heels are gorgeous! And the red coat is so classy, you look lovely :) x

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  71. Gabrielle these photos are beautiful! I really love your coat! x
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  72. Such gorgeous heels and such gorgeous pictures! It looks like a really beautiful place. I'm loving how you styled the heels with the coat, too.

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  73. Wow, this location is absolutely stunning. Some of the photos look like paintings! I love your KM coat, too, so incredibly glamorous and the perfect colour. Looks pretty cosy, too!

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  74. That coat looks so beautiful and warm! Love the fur details on it :)
    xoxo

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  75. Lovee this look and that silhouette looks amazing on you!

    xo,

    Emma
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  76. Beautiful, you make walking in these high heels look so easy!

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  77. You look stunning and I love the color of the coat and the faux fur wrist cuffs are super cute touch!
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  78. How gorgeous is this? I love your coat and the setting really is beautiful. I can see how this place is worth a visit in multiple seasons.

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  79. I do remember your post last year. Marvellous snapshots of Stourhead, I've not been, but judging from thees photos I must change that. Smashing Karen Millen coat, wouldn't expect anything less than great and it looks so luxurious. Have a lovely new week Gabrielle.
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  80. Walking around on the grounds of the beautiful Stourhead, on a chilly day, with open toe stilletos? Girl, I salute you!! You also look dazzling in red! You are a very elegant lady. xx

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  81. Wow Gabrielle you look so beautiful! Those coat matching problems was worth it if you ask me, you really do look incredible! I saw the second photo on your Instagram and this place looks so beautiful! I hope I get the chance to visit some day! xx

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  82. 1. You looks beautiful, 2. the shoes looks beautiful 3. the place looks beautiful!!!

    Everything about this post is so beautiful! I love Kurt Geiger and you look so stunning :D

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  83. Great photos, the stilettos look great!

    Raqda x
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  84. Gabrielle, you look simply elegant and oh so chic! I adore everything about your outfit, from your gorgeous coat, down to those fabulous pumps! It looks like you had a wonderful stay; Stourhead does indeed look lovely! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week so far!

    XO,

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  85. You look gorgeous! The coat is so darling and glamorous and the heels are magnificent ! I couldn't walk in those! The setting is stunning and magical. Fantastic photos!

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  86. Beaut shoes...and the location is beautiful, nothing beats a fresh walk in the country :)

    Lacey xx

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  87. Those heels are to for!!The are so sexy and classy, especially in the way you styled it. That coat is gorgeous too, by the way!
    xx

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  88. That place looks beautiful. And your heels are so high! I could never wear them that high because I am always afraid of breaking my ankle.

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  89. This look is so chic :) I love it!!

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  90. Oh my! Those heels are everything! And totally in love with your coat, you look so regal.Such a stunning location to style these pieces!

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  91. love love love the coat!

    Have a great week!
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  92. Oh my gosh, those heels are to die for!!! And that coat. I need both.

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  93. So chic! <3


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  94. How charming, Gabrielle! Wow, those heels are a killer! xoxo

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  95. Just passing by loves.
    Have a nice day

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  96. Woww that place is amazing and I love your heels!
    XX

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  97. What a beautiful place!

    Gorgeous heels and the coat!! Karen Millen does the best coats :-)

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  98. This place is magical! Desperately want to go there, but can't see any train station nearby:(( In love with your look - so feminine and edgy. Stunning post overall!
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  99. Aw I saw some of these pictures at IG and I fall in love.. the shoes are killer, your hair is gorgeous and you, you are perfect!
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  100. what a beautiful location dear. I love that red colour of ur coat, looks so gorgeous on u.
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  101. Wow, love your hair!! Stunning coat

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  102. This is such a beautiful location and your outfit is perfect for it! Love the detailing on your coat and those shoes are amazing, too :) Hope you had a wonderful time and are staying warm dear! xx

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  103. That red coat it' so gorgeous! And you look amazing in the photos. :)

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  104. gorgeous.. love the heels and what a beautiful backdrop

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  105. stunning post as allways! absolutely fantastic pictures! i love this post<3 have a nice day! noora// www.noorajatuukka.blogspot.fi

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  106. WOnderful photos!

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  107. Your photos are really beautiful !
    I love your shoes. They're amazing. Nice coat too
    xx
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  108. Now those are some killer heels! You look gorgeous in them.

    I love high heels, the look of them and how alluring they look. You've styled them really nicely here and such stunning photographs. You look like you're walking around in a fairytale :)

    A really lovely post and as always you look flawless :)

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  109. Those stilettos Gabrielle are absolutely amazing! They look so good on you! And I LOVE your coat! You look so regal! You look like a princess.
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  110. That coat is so beautiful! I'm envious that you're able to walk in those gorgeous heels. I would fall right over!

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  111. Looking absolutely stunning Gabrielle :) The back part of these Kurt looks so sexy. Have been reading your blog for a while now, do you have any secrets in keeping your hair looking this healthy?

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  112. How are you so beautiful!? I love your shoes so much as well as your coat. Red looks amazing on you!

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  113. your hair <3<3<3
    I love the look!

    xoxo,
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  114. SO beautiful! The location and your outfit are perfect.

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  115. Whoa, those heels are soo high but you pull them off so well! You look so classy and chic in that outfit :D

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  116. Wow! I love this look on you!

    Greetings,
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  117. Great pictures! The garden looks truly beautiful!! Especially with the covering of frost...

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  118. This is such a gorgeous scenery! You look so elegant and absolutely stand out against the backdrop. Loving all the photos!!

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  119. amazing look
    Lovely photos btw

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  120. What a gorgeous pictures and how fabulous you look with the red coat, it really suits you with your long blonde hair :)
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  121. love love this look!
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