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Written by Savi, 15 Comments

The countryside of Northern Ireland is one of my favourite parts of UK. Vid and I have been there thrice in the past four years, but I can’t wait to go back. There is something quite magical about it, almost as if the air is peppered with fairy-dust. Take, for instance, the Glenariff Forest Park, where these photos were shot. It is a sprawling rural retreat with woodlands, rivers, and gorges. We spent a couple of leisurely summer days picnicking at the Glenariff Park, and as we walked through the woods I kept feeling a gnome would pop out of somewhere, or I’d discover pixies having a tea-party deep in the woodlands. I don’t know whether that is because of the legends related to the Glens of Antrim or the fact that devouring Enid Blyton as a child warped my brain forever ๐Ÿ™‚

Onto the outfits, I threw on simple dresses because I knew we would be walking a lot. Since we were were going to spend our days enconsced in the rural Irish countryside, all my edgy clothes and accessories stayed firmly stationed at home. As a result, a lot of pastels and florals made their way into my suitcase. I had to add flower crowns- I’m a firm believer in the fact that there is no better way to salute the summer than a garden party on one’s head ๐Ÿ™‚ Do flowers, leaves, and butterflies feature in your summer wardrobe too?

Till later, toodlepip

Dress 1: Peacocks ย  ย ย Dress 2: New Look ย  ย ย Dress 3: Marks and Spencer

Flower Crowns: New Look and ASOS


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15 thoughts on “Irish Faerie Land: An Ode to Flower Crowns

  1. nice….Ire is in infact is sooo veryyyy dreamyyy…In a neat town called Belfast, apprentice to the trade I was bound, many a hour of sweet happiness i spent in that sweet little town ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Absolutely Jili-In fact, Glenariff Park is close to Belfast. The Antrim countryside is just gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. yea you should try the Galway side, absolutely beautiful! And you look the Irish princess Isolde here ๐Ÿ˜€ hehhe

  2. Savi…

    Loved your blog.. and sad that I didnt know about it till today! ๐Ÿ™ But anyways.. me a regular visitor now. Love the way you dress up and totally admire the way you write! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I recently did a post on my fav fashion bloggers. Will add ya there :-*

    1. Aww thanks a ton Surabhi- I hope you continue to enjoy Bruised Passports. Do subscribe to our facebook page and newsletter so you never miss a post ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Just looked up Strandhill and it looks amazing Adam- Gotta love Ireland ๐Ÿ™‚ We might end up there this summer.

  3. You had me at – devouring Enid Blyton as a child warped my brain forever!
    I just discovered your blog and love it! I’ll be back very often!

    1. Haha- but it’s true isn’t it? An overactive imagination all thanks to Ms. Blyton ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you continue to enjoy Bruised Passports June – I’ll look forward to reading your comments

  4. Hi guys – nice to see Northern Ireland get a mention on here – not many people go there (its where I’m from) – most head to Dublin and do the obvious Guinness Brewery etc. The countryside in Northern Ireland is great as you say – my hometown is Bangor. Famous for a beach and a decent strip of bars that are jam packed at the weekend! Safe travels. Jonny

  5. Hi , I was in Belfast for couple of months and I explored northern ireland at its most. Next time if you guys visit there you need to go to Castlewellan Forest Park and also Rathlin Island(majorly known for sea birds). And yes loved your pictures. I too have visited this place but not lucky enuf to be clicked in such a way…good luck ppl..keep rocking

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