I'd Rather Downton


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black dress: H&M :: green top: thrifted:: pink platforms: ASOS

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frog bow: my shop :: glitter collar necklace: DIY (contemplating adding some to the shop)



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Because I don't actually watch TV (we have  a TV, but it isn't connected to anything but the wall socket), I'm always late to jump the bandwagon when it comes to hit series and shows. I'd heard of Downton Abbey for sooooo long now, but was never really fully convinced I would like it. 

One of my good friends finally convinced me to watching the first season with her, and we made it a baking-movie-date night complete with these delectable blueberry lemon scones and a bottle of Welch's sparkling grape juice (because we're so classy like that) 


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We ended up watching 2 episodes that night, and I finished the rest of season 1 the next day and then season 2 within the next couple days. I'm so hooked. So very happily hooked. And I want to do nothing all day but rewatch episodes of Downton Abbey, while pretending I had all the lovely dresses and long necklaces and gloves the ladies wore.

ps. For some odd reason, while typing up this post, this song (and scene from Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost) were stuck in my head:


65 comments:

  1. Everyone I know, literally EVERYone, is talking about this show! I haven't gotten around to watching it though. Too many shows I love, too little time. lol

    Those blueberry lemon scones look delicious!

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  2. The necklace is adorable! Reminds me of glasses that hang around the neck :) And I agree with Tiffany, those scones look delicious! So happy you shared the link to the recipe :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  3. I do love that show - totally reminds me of my homeland and how good do those scones look?!

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  4. I haven't been drawn into it yet, but everyone is loving it so I'm at least very curious about it!

    Blueberry lemon scones are awesome. So is your dress. :)

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  5. I haven't watched the show yet myself, but so many of my friends are as well that I know it's only a matter of time! Those scones look so yummy!!

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  6. Laura, I am so glad you like it! I LOVE IT!!! Totally hooked on that series. WELCOME to Downton Abbey girl. HAHAHA I SUPER LOVE YOUR OUTFIT TODAY!!! Yes, I'm writing in caps. You look like a doll! That green and black looks awesome on you girl. So CUTE! Have a great day pretty lady!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. I have it downloaded and ready to watch...right after I work through Homeland. Which I'm loving.

    Unrelatedly, I adore this dress and those shoes on you! Seriously, so cute!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. I've heard so many good things about this show but haven't had a chance to watch yet!

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  9. I love this show. I also dig your adorable pink platforms and black dress. I just saw Bates on another mini-series called the Glass Virgin on netflix when I was home sick yesterday. He is younger and much better looking.

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  10. I really need to watch this show, all of my friends (and my Mom) rave about it! Those scones look fantastic and so appropriate for the show!

    Love you in green and your new necklace is TOO cute!

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  11. ME TOO ME TOO! Love that show. Did you cry at the Season 2 Christmas special ending? I was soooooooo happy and relieved. No more, "Poor Mary".

    This outfit is so super cute. I love it. The glasses are great.

    Now, come to my house and bake me some scones! NOM

    xo,
    Tracy

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  12. i'm even slower as far as bandwagons go. i keep hearing about this show!! i should probably watch it. im so bad about tv even though thats supposedly my major/life path.

    also, that necklace is so cute. I'm so fascinated by peter pan collars lately and detachable collars so. into it :D

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  13. What is that scene from?! So great!

    I am totally and completely in love with Downton...took me a while to hop the bandwagon, but so worth it! It's basically my history geek's guilty pleasure :D

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  14. This is next on my list of shows to watch! You look so cute and I love the necklace!

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  15. what a beautiful necklace!!!! such a lovely look :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  16. I love that necklace Laura! The frog bow is really cute too. I don't watch a whole lot of tv either but have heard of downtown abbey! No time to watch tv ahhh!

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  17. Hmm I have heard of Downtown Abbey but I've never actually watched it. I live for TV tho and have recently picked up on some shows that I hadn't been watching like Being Human which is about the supernatural vampires and the like. Those scones look fantastic and as long as you drink the grape juice out of a wine glass it is indeed classy :)

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  18. Loving your layers! And those scones look DEEE LISH :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. I keep hearing about downtown abbey, I need to watch it!! I like this outfit and how you've mixed different things (girly shoes with serious glasses) for a unique look :)

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  20. You look gorgeous, and I love your necklace! I've been meaning to check out Downtown Abbey for a while now, it looks rad.

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  21. My brother is a big Downtown Abbey fan but I'm not too keen, maybe I should give it another watch! Love your necklace, it's so pretty!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  22. The necklace is cute!! Love your blog! I am now following you. I hope you do the same back. Thanks! =D

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  23. My whole family watched Downton last year, i think actually my mother got me hooked on it, haha! Crazy! I love it for many reasons, mostly for costumes adn witty dialogue! Your necklace is gorgeous! -xx

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  24. Im watching it this weekend!!!

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  25. you look SOO SO adorable in that dress laura!!! i adore your eye glasses!!!! omgosh those scones look RIDIC!!! i've been wanting to watch downtown abbey you've reminded me that i have to download it on Itunes haha :p

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  26. I avoided it like the plague too but then loved it when I turned it on. I think I'm going to have the same reaction to Hunger Games when I finally read those books.

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  27. I don't watch any tv either so I know what you mean....But I'm happy to hear you had a TV night with your pals and those scones look to die for!! I always love your cute ribbons...this one is no exception. It's so cute with the green top!!

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  28. love your hair! so cute :)
    great shoes too :D
    Rosie xo

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  29. I also love Downton.. and wish I could dress like Lady Mary, every day.

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  30. Holy smokes batman you look super cute in this :) I love the necklace, it suits the dress and I love the green! woo your always such a cutie :) I hope you are having a nice week! I haven't watched Downton Abbey but the costumes look good to watch that's for sure! :) Zoë x

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  31. That's such a cute necklace :) never heard of downtown abbey.. sounds good if you cant top watching it :)

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  32. Still haven't gotten into Downton Abbey. Never watched an episode. I've heard a lot of good things about it though. Maybe one day I'll rent the first episode and go from there.
    DelaChic

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  33. Love your dress and necklace. YOu should definitely add it to your shop. The blueberry scones look yummy!

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  34. ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS is really into it and I have heard many things about that show. I really must get onto watching it when I thave the time...Drooling over the scones. ANYTHING with butter and Im sold!

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  35. oh gosh, seriously isn't downton abbey the best?!! i am just waiting in anticipation for the third season to come to america already!!!
    oh, and your night of sparkling juice and baking sounds heavenly with friends ;)
    xo TJ

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  36. Love the collar necklace and the green cardi!! You look beautiful! BTW, I am your newest follower, thought to let you know! I'd appreciate if you could connect with me and follow back! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  37. I have yet to watch that show, but I think it's next on my list. So many people have told me how great it is - I have to watch it! You look so pretty, I'm loving that green color on you:)

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  38. very very cute outfit, I like the dress on you and the cutsy collar necklace. The bows are really pretty and matches your cardi, how adorable. I always admire how lovely these bows look on you. The pink mary janes are just gorgeous. I haven't heard of this series, It will probably be two years later that they will show it on our TV here.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  39. Definitely think you should include the collar in your shop. It was the item that first caught my eye on your outfit!

    I've heard that Downtown Abbey is slow. I concluded that it wasn't my thing.

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  40. you are adorable! love how you put this outfit together in this post and in your last! i can tell that you have quite the character!

    http://airilim.blogspot.com

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  41. Cute pics and cute shoes!! Love this post, you look lovely as always..

    Following your blog for sure! ;) Keep your chicness, lovely!

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

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  42. Gorgeous shoes and dress, I want to dive in your wardrobe and try everything on! shame none of it will fit, lol

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  43. I love your sparkly little collar necklace, it's super cute! After hearing so much about Downton Abbey I watched the first episode but I didn't like it as much as I though I would. I'm determined to give it another try though :)

    Oh and those scones look delicious I might have to try that recipe soon, yum!

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  44. I've heard so much about this TV Series but haven't had the chance to watch it yet. You make me really want to though! You look very cute in your outfit, I love the bow in your hair :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  45. I've never even heard of that show...but you have peaked my curiosity...so once I get a free moment, I will be on the hunt for it:) Those scones look glorious indeed. What a perfect way to spend an evening!

    Your sweet bow and necklace are the most adorable little details to your already pretty outfit! Head to toe - I <3!

    xx Marisa

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  46. You look awesome! Your h&m finds are reminding me of how much I need to go shopping at that store soon. I just wish it wasn't an hour away. Those scones look soooo tasty!!

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  47. OMG I love Downton Abbey and got hooked too! Wait until you get into season 2! =)

    Your look is adorable!

    xo,
    nancy

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  48. I knew you'd like it! I just re-watched Season 2 in record time. 2 days maybe? I did allow myself time for normal things like working, eating & sleeping :P

    This is such a pretty look. I've always loved green and black together. This particular shade of green especially.

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  49. I am going to have to start watching Downtown Abbey. I think I saw that at least the first season is available on Netflix.

    Those scones look totally delicious. Share the recipe?

    I love your adorable glittery necklace.

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  50. this is so cute, laura...i love the pink and green together. wonder if the show is on netflix?!!! i'll check it out! yummy scones...anything with a hint of lemon i love!

    [oomph.]

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  51. I love your pink shoes!!! I want it too! :-)

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  52. Great outfit, I love that shade of green, it's so full of energy :) And the skones, they must've been so tasty! :) xoxo ♥

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  53. i love the outfit! the necklace is amazing! oh my i do love downton abby too! what a great show. I havent had enough time to watch it, but i really like it. :) Your shoes are amazing too btw! :))

    OH! i just wanted to ask how come you dont have a link going to your blog from the google+ page? i usually click on your blogger photo thing when i wanna visit your blog and it takes me to the google+ page but there is no link...so then i go via bloglovin but just wondering if you maybe forgot to open it to people who arent in your circles or if that was intentional?

    xo
    anita

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  54. Your accessories make this little black dress outfit so fun! I love your collar necklace and the bright green bow in your hair. Awesome shoes too.

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  55. That's so hilarious. I love the vid clip. This outfit was made so special by those pink heeled mary janes. The bow in the hair is fabulous as well.

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  56. This dress is so cute, Laura! I love the whole outfit. Downton Abbey is amazing, right? I need to catch up on season two!

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  57. I've heard so many good things about Downtown Abby, I really should start watching it.

    Those scones look really delicious and I love your dress.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  58. whaa a cute and preppy look! the green is a great colour for spring :D

    Those scones look like they are to die for!

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  59. cute outfit! love the dress and the necklace

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  60. Please tell me you've seen these Dowton spoofs ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5dMlXentLw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YYo_5rxFE&feature=relmfu

    I still have yet to watch the second season because they started it right before I got here and I didn't want to start midway. I know they've started shooting the third season already (woohoo!).

    p.s. Lurve your shoes, Laura!

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    1. OMG OMG OMG. thanks for the links! I haven't seen those yet, but thanks to you, I am totes updated! hahaha. I was laughing so hard about O'Brien's hairstyle and when Mary said "we can't speak now; the music has started!"

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  61. When I find the time, this will DEF be the show I will be watching.

    By the way - I love your bow-tastic updo =)

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  62. I don't know why it took me so long to find your blog...I follow you on instagram for heavens sake! Anywho, glad I did find it, and you look SO fabulous in this dress. I love it. I wish there was an H&M near me (though there WILL be one opening sometime this year so yay!) Also your shop has so many cute items in it! Following the blog now too :)

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