Gingham, strawberries and the countryside may be a huge cliche together, but this is exactly how my week has been and I couldn't be happier. The fields and the forest is full of wild strawberries now and I have gone into a frenzy collecting (and eating) as many as I can before they disappear. Wild strawberries may look similar to the regular variety but they are entirely different in taste and smell, a delicious combination of sweet and tart and so much more flavorsome. I've been enjoying them on their own, and sprinkled on top of ice cream.
Some quick photos from yesterday when we went to Kuskovo palace, a place I always visit when I'm in Moscow. Last time I visited I did a post about the interior of the palace and the gardens which you can see here!
It's so good to finally be home. It's always a strange feeling coming back, it feels like time has stood still and like I never left in the first place. I think that's what is so comforting about it and why I never want to leave. This lupine field would have to be my favorite place in the whole world and after I arrived at my house the first thing I did was to come straight here to see the flowers and the wild strawberries that are starting to colour.
After this past weekend when it was 30 degrees again, I was convinced that winter definitely was not coming. However when I woke up this morning I was in for a shock as it was absolutely freezing and in the single digits - which was really the last thing I was expecting! So you can imagine how excited I was to finally, reach for this fabulous coat. This coat was another one of those ebay epiphanies I have talked about before - something that was sold out every where for a long time, that suddenly appeared out of the blue when I was least expecting it, causing me to get a little over excited and freak out. I promised myself I wouldn't get my hopes up about it being real, and that I would probably soon get a message from the seller telling me that it had actually sold out (this has happened to me many times before...) so when it arrived I was damn near ecstatic.
When it comes to rating how warm a coat is, I am no expert to be honest, but I was definitely pretty cold this morning waiting for the train. So while the coat on its own isn't terribly warm (I was wearing a rayon dress underneath though) I'm sure it would be a lot better if worn with a few layers underneath, rather than just a dress. That said, this is probably one of the most glamorous items of clothing I own and I do feel pretty fabulous wearing it out!
Much as I was just starting to enjoy winter and blogging cold weather appropriate outfits, I am off to Moscow on Saturday morning so once I get there I will be blogging summer outfits all over again. A bit crazy, but this is just pretty typical for me! I will be visiting my family for two months and then I will be back at the end of July where it will be back to dressing for winter again...so I apologize in advance for how erratic things are about to become!