29 Apr 2016 39 comments

Escape To The Countryside.


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I mentioned a couple of times lately that I’ve been dreaming of a weekend in the countryside, so we took ourselves off to lovely Loch Lomond. This is one of my favourite places; the views are incredible, and it’s only an hour away from us, so it really is an escape from the bustle of the city!

I really wanted to have the full countryside experience, so we booked a night in Cameron House… mainly for the incredible spa! It was so beautiful, the hotel is unreal – and so Scottish! – and the views were just breathtaking.
After arriving, we went straight back out to take in the scenery as it’s so peaceful and serene around here. You can just get lost in the walkways, and the Trossachs national park is like nothing else. The perfect Scottish experience!


Wrapping up warm was an absolute must, since there was zero chance of the sun shining while we were away! I chose some pieces from the Barbour Seafarer collection to wear during my trip, and the seaside theme felt fitting for the occasion.

I’ve been after the perfect yellow jacket since last summer, but everything I’ve seen has either been too busy with details, or way too bright.
This Barbour jacket is a brilliant shade of yellow, and I got so many compliments on it! The striped sleeves and hood gave it a simple maritime feel, so I felt like the sandy shores of Loch Lomond were the perfect place to wear it.


I paired my yellow coat with a simple grey striped top, which only added to the seaside theme! Stripes are essential for summer and seaside escapes, so I chose well here – I expect I’ll be wearing this outfit a lot in the coming months.
Black skinny jeans (obviously!), and Barbour wellies completed the look. I love colour-blocking when it comes to my outfits, and the black only made my yellow coat look brighter!

The following day was spent at Carrick Spa, soaking in the infinity pool which looks out over Loch Lomond. It was heaven. I’m surprised they got me to leave actually, if I had my way I’d still be there.
We headed home, relaxed and revived, after a short walk through the grounds of the hotel around Loch Lomond – taking in the final views before it was back to city life.


Once again I was wearing my bright yellow jacket, this time with a simple printed tee underneath for a more relaxed style. There’s just something so dreamy about crisp white and pops of stripes and yellow for effortless summer dressing.

I felt thoroughly refreshed after a couple of days in the countryside! Cameron House is an absolute must see if you’re ever in the area, there’s so much to see and do – it’s like a little village on its own. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so pampered and cared for during a hotel stay, and the breakfast was incredible. I’m all about the breakfast.

Are you dreaming of seaside escapes?

  • Such beautiful photo and I love the yellow coat! X

  • Looks and sounds like you had a lovely time Kate! Love this yellow Barbour jacket. It looks likely that I’ll be heading to the Scottish countryside this summer so will definitely keep Cameron House in mind 🙂 x

    Charlotte’s Road

  • ChristineIversen

    What a beautiful place, gorgeous photos 🙂 x

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

  • This color looks amazing on you! I’m planning to go to Scotland this summer and I’m very excited 🙂


  • Loch Lomond looks beautiful! The pictures are lovely.

  • I can’t believe I’ve never been to Scotland lol, I really must take a trip soon!! Loch Lomond looks so peaceful and I love that jacket! x


  • These photos are beautiful! I’ve only been to Scotland once and really want to go back x


  • Your jacket is gorgeous, I’ve never seen a prettier yellow jacket! Loch Lomond sounds like the perfect escape! I hope you had a fab time Kate.

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  • Barbour gave me this coat when they first launched it as part of their Seafarers collection last year, and it is still one of my favourite/ most versatile/ most commented on pieces a year on.

  • missgetaway

    Ah the coat looks so cool! Absolutely perfect for gloomy rainy days! And I love how you paired it with the striped shirt 🙂

    Love, Kerstin

  • I love the jacket and was gonna comment on it even before I got to reading you rave about it! And that printed tee matches so perfectly! Stripes, yellow rain boots and all 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Your raincoat is the BEST thing ever. I have a really similiar one in pink and it’s the only item of colour I own! I looooove it.

    Such beautiful pictures.

    Katie. La Coco Noire

  • I love your yellow raincoat! It sounds like you had a lovely couple of days 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • such beautiful photos, would love to go there!

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  • The Sunday Mode

    Your outfit is perfect for the countryside. I can see why so many people complimented you on that jacket as well, the yellow is so vibrant and lovely!


  • Francesca

    These photos are so beautiful! Love your outfit, I wish I could rock a yellow jacket 🙂

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh my gosh, the placed you stayed in is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to to a seaside escape in the future. So scenic!


  • Love this jacket, the colour is so pretty! You look beautiful!


  • Love the cute yellow raincoat! Looks like a lovely getaway also~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Holly Cooke

    So beautiful Kate, all these pictures look divine x


  • The Barbour jacket is TOO cute. I love the comeback of the classic yellow rain macs! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  • I LOVE that coat. I can’t stop staring at it, it’s too adorable for words

  • The English countryside is just perfect for relaxing escapes. Your outfit is just right for the occasion! Your yellow jacket is awesome, I need to get one just like that. Barbour have great quality items, it’s the brand to go for when it comes to country attire! 🙂

    Julia x
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  • Ahh!! Looks like such a great getaway! And that yellow coat is fab, I have one just like it!

    LIVING IN PLAID – Personal Style Blog from Brussels

  • Stephanie Dreams

    I totally adore these photos, the coat and wellies are perfect and it all looks so wonderful! xx

  • Anna

    Beautiful shot and great post, Kate!
    Anna From Italy


  • I love the countryside! I am lucky enough to live in it! Love the jacket btw, I would be tempted to wear it with bright yellow wellies too haha!


  • Chloe Beck

    Me and my partner were at Loch Lomond last week, it’s just stunning. Inchcailloch island is beautiful you feel like you’re on a beach and the views of the mountains are amazing. Great photos!

  • such beautiful pictures and i love your yellow coat so much. i love getting out of the city every now and again.


  • That jacket is so adorable!

    Anne-Sophie – City Cookie x

  • Looks like you had the perfect getaway (complete with delicious food too)! 🙂 Loving the bright yellow jacket that you’re wearing! It’s a great way to brighten up any day <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • absolutely love that striped shirt, so cute! Seems like a great time 🙂 x

  • Maggie

    Love your yellow jacket! It looks so adorable on you!


  • Lucy Birchall

    I love the yellow jacket, it’s so cute! Raincoats always strike me as something so boring, but I love that this is like a little ray of sunshine, all the whilst being practical. Need!
    She’s So Lucy

  • Lisa Jayne Quick

    I love Loch Lomond, it is beautiful! You’re so luck to get to live in Scotland and so close to countryside scenes like these!
    Also, love that yellow coat!
    Lisa x – lisajaynetextiles.co.uk

  • Nat

    I absolutely adore that jacket! I really want a yellow rain jacket in my life to make my yellow Jake Dr Martens. ^_^


  • The photography in this post is stunning! I’d love to visit Loch Lomond, it looks beautiful. The yellow jacket really suits you x


  • Honestly love this classic yellow raincoat, and I really want to back to the sunshine – I miss the heat!

    Lauren x
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  • Adele Hing

    Your pictures are really beautiful! May I know what camera did you use to take them?