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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Places To Go, People To Meet

Joe Browns autumn winter 2016 2017Earlier this week, I was waiting for a train to come in when I overheard a guy asking a woman out.  Honestly, their conversation was probably one of the sweetest I've ever heard.  Ever.  Sure, trains/tubes have a pretty bad rep when it comes to approaching strangers, but their little shared moment reminded me of how platforms aren't totally off limits when it comes to meeting people. So, to go hand-in-hand with Joe Browns' latest focus on travel, I considered what it'd be like to wait on a platform without looking grumpy whilst munching through a pack of Minstrels...
Fashion blogger Joe Browns AW16 campaign
Close up black and white photography fur collar
Fashion blogger styling fur collared cardigan

Trousers - Sfera

Boots - (discontinued since March purchase)

High heel knee high suede boots UK
Railway train station fashion blogger photoshoot
Joe Browns Wartime fur trim cardigan blackYay!  Boot season!  I'm obsessing over so many different ankle-boot, knee length and OTK boots right now, though I'll admit I started adding to my shoe-wardroe much earlier in the year.  I picked up these black suede beauties back in March, having become utterly infatuated with their plain leather sister version.  I'd point you in their direction, though sadly they've now been discontinued - hmm, guess I'd better take good care of them.  These plaid trousers have been a surprising discovery this season, as I honestly can't remember purchasing them (tell me I'm not the only one who's done this?!).  The colour combination of blue and green is totally up my street, making them the perfect - though unexpected - pairing for this fur-collared cardigan by Joe Browns.  Ah, I just love the old school glamour of having (faux) fur pressed up and/or around the neck, it's so cosy!
Fashion blogger styling patterned trousers autumn winter
Train station railway fashion blogger photoshoot
Joe Browns' Make the Journey campaign is a great way of combining fashion with travel, something I love (with a capital L) to do. Speaking of which, I've just come back from spending some time in the Cotswolds, so keep your eyes peeled for a peek inside a Victorian Gothic mansion hotel!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. That's just the cutest dating story - old fashioned romance at its best....I hope she said yes to a first date! Loving the trousers - I need to get started on my autumn wardrobe this weekend! xx

  2. This is such a lovely post and I did smile reading the part about you munching through a pack of Minstrels which you happen to keep in your bag at all times ;)

    Really beautiful story to hear about the romance at the train station, what a lovely moment to witness!

    Your outfit here is gorgeous, those trousers fit you so nicely and as for your boots, they're gorgeous!

    Looking forward to your post about the Gothic Castle, that sounds just up my street :)

    Laura xxx

  3. love your boots and love the trousers, they look fantastic on you :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. I love your boots! However, the pants remind me of my early teenage years, when I tried to dress a bit punk :D And I would wear pants that were similar to these and I loved them! I love how you styled these xx


  5. Love the pants and those boots are amazing!!!! Such a great combination. :)

  6. Aww I love stories like that! I've overheard a few 'ask outs' and they are always so cute. Luckily none have gone terribly wrong haha. Loving this outfit on you! Those boots are to die for. Hope you have a great weekend!


  7. I love a bit of faux fur, I wear big faux fur coats all winter and they keep you so warm, so wearing a collar like that would take the place of a scarf. Plus they're super cosy and look awesome too.

  8. Beautiful you! You look amazing pretty! I love your boot and outfit.

  9. your tartan pants look very glam
    I'd love to know your opinion on my NEW OUTFIT
    have an happy day
    ---> tr3ndygirl fashion & beauty blogger <---

  10. Awww, I bet the conversation is really sweet! Well, as long as the guy wasn't rude or being a douche about it then the girl should at least give the lad a chance. Now on to your outfit, I love everything, Gabrielle! This has to be one of my top 3 favourites from you.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. I absolutely love when I hear stories how people met in random and unexpected moments, I bet it fwas a sweet moment to witness! And yes for boot season! I am waiting anxiously for the colder days to arrive so I can wear them again, your whole outfit makes me excited to do some shopping ha! (beautiful lighting btw on the photos! such a beautiful day! )

    Have a great Friday!
    ♥ Josune @ Your Beauty Script

  12. This is so Autumnal, I love it! You look fantastic Gabrielle, and I have to say, what a sweet train moment! Little moments like that are worth living for.

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  13. Boots and sweater season it is. But you know what? Whatever the season, you're gorgeous, girl. You're fashion goals!

  14. Your tartan pants are lovely with all the black :) Those bots are awesome too, shame that they are discontinued!

    Hope you're having a fantastic week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. You look the tartan leggings x

  16. Your trousers are so pretty! I cannot wait for the weather to change here so I can wear my lovely boots, I am still wearing sandals and flip flops haha! So funny!


  17. I love discovering clothes at the back of my wardrobe. I really like this look Gabrielle. Your boots are amazing. It's a shame they have been discontinued.

  18. Those plaid trousers are gorgeous and I love how you have styled them :) I'm all about a patterned trouser so these would definitely be right up my street. It's a shame the boots have been discontinued as I am looking for some new knee high ones but I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for something similar. x

  19. your look is very nice!

  20. Lovely

  21. That train platform story is so cute! I love hearing about people getting together in the "old fashioned" way in this media driven age we live in. And how fabulous is this outfit! The whole look is just perfectly coordinated and you are just rocking those plaid trouser Gabrielle!

  22. Love this post and the look, as always Gabrielle! So inspiring! Those boots as well as your hair and bum (yes!!) look super gorge!!!
    Kira Is Wearing

  23. Very cute outfit, the bow tie at the front is totally up my street! Happy weekend xx

    Caz | Style Lingua

  24. I absolutely LOVE your outfit, Gabrielle! What a lovely sight at the train stop. :) I am also a huge fan of boots. It is so nice to have something pleasurable to look forward to when it isn't as warm and sunny outside. I also love your faux fur collar. I am a huge fan of faux fur, although I don't want to look huge, which is how I feel when trying on many styles of coats. That collar is just perfect - so cozy looking and chic. Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for sharing your beautiful look! XO
    Janea | theSTYLetti

  25. Aw, that's so sweet, I hope it works out with the two of them, that'll make for a nice story! My husband and I met at a bus stop nearly 11 years ago! Haha, he would not leave me alone, though he was charming, so I engaged in the convo and here we are celebrating 8 years married today :) As for your outfit, I adore those trousers, can they be any more perfect for fall!? Such a great find and green looks AMAZING on you! I'm also swooning over those boots, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  26. I love this outfit. Those tartan plaid pants are amazing! And it's always great to read about your insights, especially when it comes to travel!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  27. I always love tartan patterns for pants or skirt, they looks cute and sexy :)

    - Lily Kanaya

  28. Such a fabulous combo! The Joe Browns cardigan is really cute. Btw, I also forget sometimes where/when I bought a piece of clothing. Too much shopping maybe!

    Jasmine x

  29. Yay! Someone who loves boot season as much as me! I LOVE wrapping up for winter, by far my fave season!

    ps.You look absolutely incredible!

    katie ♥

  30. Great look. The cardigan is lovely! Gemma x

  31. Och, perfect outfit!
    Great shoes <3

  32. AMAZING outfit dear! :)
    I love the pants on you and your overknees are everything! ♥
    Your face is so perfect, very beautiful. :)


  33. This is a lovely outfit! You look amazing :)! Can't wait for the Victorian Gothic Hotel.

  34. Boot season!! One of my favourites as well. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the tartan pants and the boots. I always find it super cute overhearing conversations like these ... have a lovely weekend!
    Christina ♥

  35. Gorgoues photos! I love your boots!
    Love Emina

  36. This look works on you so well hun, love it! Happy Saturday xx

  37. You found the perfect pair of boots! They look fab on you.


  38. Oh such a nice story! It's something rare today..

    I just love your look, that pants is just amazing !! And look at that smile ♡

  39. Oh God it's such a beautiful love story, got butterflies :')

    And honey, you're looking so precious :)

    Come visit us soon
    Makeup, Style and Sugar

  40. love this outfit & you look so beautiful!! :)


  41. I've overheard a lot of interesting/emotive conversations/ things in my life, but I don't think I've ever overheard something while waiting for a train. Mostly it was either in buses or on ferries, or waiting for one of those two. I don't take the train often, because they tend to be on the pricy side here (that is to bad because I really love train).

    This location is so lovely! There is something very retro about trains, even when they're brand new. These photographs turned out fantastic. I love how the light catches your hair...the whole vibe of this shot is so sunny and perfect. Just want I imagine an ideal Autumn day to be like. Today we actually had such a day here, after a few days of rain and I finally did go out for that walk.

    Your outfit is very stylish and chic. I love the fur collar...that's always a nice touch and a sure way to glam up one's look. The boots are amazing and I do like how you paired them with those trousers...btw those tartan pants look fantastic on you. I'm a big fan of tartan...always have been. You look absolutely beautiful dear!!!

  42. Love the colour combination in your outfit here Gabrielle, the dark green print on your trousers is perfect for this time of year. And yes you're right, having faux fur on a hood is perfect for this time of year - instant warmth! Love the fact you overhead someone being asked out while waiting for the train too, so cute! - Tasha

  43. Awe, I love hearing stories like that! How romantic and unexpected :) You look great, Gabrielle. I love Autumn fashions too, especially boots. Ankle or knee high's a nice problem to have! Have a great weekend, Angharad x

  44. I've missed your blog so much, Gabrielle! actually, leaving a comment. I've been reading it on the phone during work breaks but happy to sit down and leave a few words and just let you know how I am always enjoying every single one of your posts, lovely <3 I must send you a proper msg soon as well. Life just happens and takes over. Anyway, back to this wonderful post! Love this gorgeous and cozy fall look. Those boots are stunning!! And the trousers (I would normally say pants but I know it's inappropriate in the UK lol) are so on point! You pull them off perfectly.
    By the way, my parents met on the train :) My dad came up to my mum as she was reading a book and asked her if she was enjoying in. She, being a super intelligent and "posh" girl (lol), looked him up and down (he was wearing work clothes as he used to have a part-time job as a builder when he was a student) and said to him: "Yes, and I am sure you don't read such books" (how rude, right?). Well, thank goodness he didn't give up and said: "In fact, I read this one 5 times and would love to discuss it with you over a cup of coffee" (see, my dad is a smart cookie, very intelligent engineer so mum didn't know who she was talking to lol). So yeah, I am so happy they met like that :)
    xox Nadia

  45. gorgeous look
    love your pants

  46. Cheers to fall gorgeous!! I love your boots and the plaid. And lovely sweet story <3

    Stephanie |

  47. I always talked to strangers on a train when I lived in the states. However, in the UK, I feel like sometimes some people may feel weird to make a conversation at some points because we don't know each other. However, I met a few ladies who made a conversation with me on the train to London hehe :)

  48. Yay for boot season!! Sad that these have been discontinued but I'm glad you are able to show us how to rock them! They look great with the plaid pants!


  49. Stunning look!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  50. I love your style and this outfit is soo nice! ♥ and environment too!:)

  51. Loving the boots on you! I've meet and became friends with a lot of people through blogging. I have a couple of blogger friends who I still keep in touch for like 10 years or so. If you ever happened to be in the neck of our woods be sure to give me a holler :)

  52. What a sweet story, Gabrielle, but... Can we talk about your boots?? They look amazing!!! You look amazing!

  53. Very cute story.. I hope there is a happy ending for the both of them! :)

    Speaking about boots.. these are gorgeous!! So stylish and feminine.. yet still quite practical with that heels! :)

    Oh.. and your hair in these pics.. wow!!

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

  54. Lovin' those plaid pants! THEY ARE TOTALLY AWESOME! And those black boots are kick ass!
    Lots of love babe!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  55. Really lovely outfit! Your cardigan is so cute and I really like the fur trim! :) xx


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