Autumn in Oxford

All black outfit - skinny jeans, angora knit and leather jacket

On Friday we found ourselves in Oxford, city of history, education, bicycles, prime ministers, Headington stone, and people who sound like “Downton Abbey” extras. My last visit was during spring, when it inevitably drizzled non-stop, but this time we couldn’t have wished for a crisper, more perfect autumn day!

We wandered the streets all afternoon, discovering the site of England’s first coffee shop, the Grand Café, where we warmed-up with a pot of tea.  As it was happy hour we treated ourselves to cocktails (it would’ve been rude not to) before embarking on a pub crawl that included a stop at Oxford’s oldest pub - it was established in 1242 and is surely the quaintest little tavern in existence!

It was lovely to get out of the city for a day. Isn’t funny how even the shortest break can be so refreshing? I recently started compiling a 30 before 30 list and one of my items is to visit more places within the UK. I’m keen to tick off Edinburgh, Bath, York, Brighton, Cambridge…where would you recommend? I hope you had a lovely weekend!

p.s. Want to come to a blogger meet-up?

On another note, you’ve might’ve seen on Twitter that I’m organising a little blogger meet-up at the Saatchi Gallery’s Little Black Jacket exhibition. If you’d like to come, click for all the info!

Cobbled street in OxfordBicycles in OxfordLeather jacket, angora knit and red lipsAutumn leaves turning to goldOld red phone box and post box, OxfordThe gardens of Christ Church College, OxfordAll black outfit - skinny jeans, angora knit and leather jacketBrewery Shire horses in OxfordTea at the Grand Cafe, OxfordIvy turning red, OxfordSingle fallen leafChrist Church College building, OxfordIvy creeping up Christ Church College's 'The Meadows' building, OxfordLouis Vuitton Speedy handbag, black skinny jeans, leather ballet pumpsBicycles on Brasenose Lane, OxfordOld wooden doorway, OxfordSign for the Bear Inn, the oldest pub in Oxford (est. 1242)

What I wore: AllSaints Belvedere leather jacket* | GAP angora knit | Vivienne Westwood x Lee jeans via | Topshop ballet pumps | Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag + MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo via Selfridges | Disney Couture ‘believe’ ring via ASOS

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  • Natasha

    You should definitely come to St Andrews! We have three beaches, a beautiful botanical garden and a forest that wouldn’t look out of place in a fairy tale! There’s oodles of restaurants and independent food and clothes shops too, I can’t get enough!

  • adele

    Adore Oxford, such a pretty city!
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  • Flora

    love oxford, such a beautiful city (if you can even call it that?!)

  • Natasha

    I love Oxford! Though as a University of Cambridge girl my heart will always be with its rival city .. but still, it’s so gorgeous isn’t it! Gorgeous outfit x

  • rachaelmiller11

    Go to York! It’s amazing, so pretty and LOTS of tea rooms! X

  • Anna

    lovely photos Becky! haven’t been to Oxford but I’m sure I’d like it very much! Glad you had a great time.

  • Olivia Law

    I love seeing blogs from Oxford – it’s where I live and LOVE seeing pictures of other people here. We don’t all talk like we’re from Downton… Promise xo

  • moira

    and land of sebastian flyte! i visited the place when i was 19 and i’m still kicking myself over not taking the time to visit the alice in wonderland museum. I guess i could put that in my 30 before 30 list… its coming bloody soon though :/
    ps: these jeans are gorgeous on you
    pps: your number 10 sounds like hell to me haha (i always stay indoors for st patricks day)

  • Chiara [chiaweb]

    your hair <3 <3 <3 :)

  • Kate

    I love all these photos! They look really great in the order they are in, too.

    Also, pub crawls are the best!

  • Geri Looker

    Oxford is so great to visit. I also love Cambridge, punting on the river Cam in the summer with a Pimms in hand!
    St Albans is a short commute from London, a quasi city that has a cathedral and history, a haunted pub called the White Hart dating back to the 1400′s! plus modern shops and a market.
    Yorkshire try Bronte country, the Yorkshire dales – Heathcliffe!
    Plus of course the Lake district!

  • Jennifer

    Love this look!
    Beautiful pictures :)

    xo Jennifer

  • The Style Box

    Gorgeous post! I love your outfit and your hair! :)

  • Bernadeth

    Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  • Rosie

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful, so clear and bright! And you are looking gorgeous! Looks like such a wonderful day. I want to start ticking off the places I want to visit in the UK too, I love quintessentially British little towns and quaint tearooms and pubs and much prefer weekends away exploring them than mini breaks abroad! xo

  • Jai’me

    I absolutely love Oxford. Your posts remind me that I really need to explore the country a lot more than I do because I barely ever get out of London.

  • Beautiful Things

    What a lovely afternoon! And your outfit is perfect. x

  • the style crusader

    Ah, I lived in Oxford for six years. I totally miss it! Love all your photos and you outfit is super cute. xx

  • Kate

    Aw you look lovely! I love Oxford, it’s so close to me, I should visit more often!

    x Kate

  • Dora Panariti

    You must have had a lot of fun! I have never been to the UK -even though I’ve travelled almost all over Europe- and it’s definitely on the top of my travel list! :D

  • Stephanie / FAIIINT

    I really love this outfit! I never usually like LV’s, but you manage to make it look really chic & old school, which I just love!
    I’ve never visited Oxford, but it’s on my list of places to see, it looks gorgeous from your photos & I love ‘old’ cities like this.
    As for must visit places, I’m not just saying it because it’s my home county, but Leicestershire has some of the best countryside in England & some amazing spa retreats too (Ragdale Hall especially!) Not that I can recommend the city though! Hah!
    I need to go see the LBJ exhibition, but not sure I’m going to be able to make it down before it finishes! If I can I’ll try & make it on the meet up day though, such a nice idea! :)

  • Sarah

    This looks like the most amazing time! I will add this to my list of things to do when I visit!

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  • Kylie

    I absolutely love this post Becky, one of my favs of yours, lovely photography. I used to live near Oxford for a while and found myself visiting often. so oldy worldy, quite possibly my favorite city in the country x