The Olde Doon Mill

Yesterday felt like a pleasant summer day with temperatures in the 20s (Celsius, that is). I’m enjoying the last of the summer days immensely, it’s my most favourite time of the year!

Not far from my home is the ruins of an old mill by a stream and there’s a path for walking that leads down to the river. A lovely spot for old-fashioned picnics.

lace 1

Long flared skirts, frills and lace feel nostalgic and suit these surroundings. I bought the lace top at Marshals last year while in Buffalo, NY. The skirt is from Jamestown, NY. The blouse (I use as a light jacket) is thrifted.

lace 2Doon MillPioneer TowerIt’s a quiet place and sometimes just what I need to escape for awhile. I’m glad I had a chance to stop by a couple of times this summer.

peace and quiet

❤️ carmen

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10 Responses to The Olde Doon Mill

  1. Great outfits! The first blends in to the stone nicely (don’t worry–you’d never blend in!). The other outfit is a great transition look with a lightness but with fall hues. Lovely!


    • carmen says:

      Thank you Jean! It’s a lovely backdrop and I enjoy finding places that make the photos interesting, that’s why NYC was such a fun place to take lots of photos!

      I need to post a close-up of the tank top, which has a row of little buttons down the gathered front and tiny ruffles around the neckline. Very nice details. ❤


  2. Bob says:

    Thank you for sharing your life on this blog….I’m sure you were the best dressed lady there…..a great place to absorb psychological sunshine…..a great source of vibrant energy. You are always so upbeat.


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Bob! Indeed, I was the best dressed lady there–and the ONLY lady there!

      I’m enjoying my hobby of taking inventory of my wardrobe and keeping track of places where I go in this fashion and adventure diary! 🙂 Thanks for following and taking time to comment!

      Life is an adventure!

      ❤ carmen


  3. josep-maria says:

    Carmen, this post is beautiful. I love the place and I love your look. The skirt is gorgeous, I like the color, fabric and design. You look like a wood nymph. The lace top is wonderful, I really like. I also really like the jewelry you wear. In the second oufit I love the color scheme, so balanced and pretty. The bag is cute. .


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Josep-Maria! I like your comment about the wood nymph, I think some of my style is inspired by fairies with their whimsical and asymmetrical designs!! Ha ha!!


      ❤ carmen


  4. Suzanne says:

    You look lovely here. Such a great place for some photos and as you mentioned a picnic. So cool you can just walk over from your house.

    I really like the last outfit, with the rust colours mixed with the frilly skirt. So pretty.



    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Suzanne! It’s actually a 5 minute drive, but I could walk there or ride my bike. I don’t have to go far to find interesting places. I LOVE the river! I lived by the Grand River for two years and every morning I woke up with enthusiasm to hurry to my bedroom window and look out at the gorgeous view!!

      Oh well, health is more important–as I’m sure you know!

      Life is good when you’re healthy!!

      ❤ carmen


  5. Maggie Li says:

    Wow! You look glorious , love all the poses, you are a born beauty, thanks for sharing , it’s feast for the eyes to look at your pictures.


    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much dear Maggie! I’m glad you like my pictures. You are beautiful and a very fashionable lady. We share dancing and style, and you have inspired me!

      We should go to the Old Mill and I’ll take some pictures of you! 🙂

      Fashion is fun!

      ❤ carmen


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