Monday, 26 January 2015


As I might have mentioned once or twice, I'm an Oxford native. My dad went to Oxford, and his father before him, and his father before him (wait, no, the last two are a lie, just my dad). Because of this, I've always treated Cambridge with plentiful disdain and suspicious side eyeing (imagine a Shelbyville/Springfield type dichotomy, Simpsons fans). However, since my sister's boyfriend became a researcher at Cambridge (we've just about managed to forgive him) it was the perfect opportunity to size up the competition and visit what is deemed by many to be a beautiful city - well, it's okay, I guess. I was only there for a day and a half but we visited most the important locations, namely the rivery bit and the Fitzwilliam museum, where there was a brilliant exhibition on the artistic depiction of mannequins through the ages. Okay Cambridge, you can have that one. photo marc jacobs cambridge 1_zpslg88cf9l.jpg
Top - Marc by Marc Jacobs via Net-A-Porter (sold out)
Cardigan - Primark
Jeans - American Apparel
Bag - Waterstones
Shoes - Clarks

What really seems to stick out about both Oxford and Cambridge is the very distinctive sense of style that both cities seem to have. There's a certain style that I always associate with Oxbridge, namely tweed, glasses, chinos, gillets and brogues. Since moving to London my style has become distinctly non Oxbridge, and I feel like this outfit it sort of a mixture of those things.

This t-shirt is from Marc Jacobs, and is a product of the new meeting of minds between Katie Hillier and a certain Luella Bartley. If you're a long running Rags reader, you'll know that a part of my heart died when Luella's own label went into administration, so to see her creating some amazing pieces for Marc Jacobs is a form of comfort I suppose. This particular shirt has everything, a riot girl message, multicolours, a samurai - I'm not entirely sure what is going on with this shirt but that's what I like about it.
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Alongside the t-shirt is my new orange cardigan from Primark, an absolute steal at £7 in the sale. Also, my American Apparel Easy Jeans, which I've had a difficult relationship with at times, after the material that covers my butt decided to separate. Luckily mum came to the rescue with her expert seamstress skills to patch up my derriere. Other than this glaring failing, they are probably the most flattering, and skinniest pair of trousers I have ever worn. You know when people talk about spray on jeans? Well, these are pretty damn close.
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Lastly, you'll notice that I've got my Room of One's Own bag. Virginia Woolf was strolling around Cambridge when she conceived the idea for this book, so it certainly seemed fitting!
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Thanks to my mum for taking these pictures!

Thanks for reading! Belphoebe x Find me elsewhere! Instagram


  1. I visited both Oxford and Cambridge for the first time last year and I can unbiasedly say that I do prefer Oxford (they're both beautiful though). You look super cute as always, love how your casual outfits are still so bright, fun, and very distinctively 'Belphoebe' :)

  2. I have never really visited either, but would like to make more of an effort to explore England! Love your tshirt definitely livens up a casual outfit :)


  3. haha love that shirt. I love your orange cardigan

    xx E∆

  4. I love your bag! xx

  5. Love your bag, and the bright colours are great for this time of year! Just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, I hope you don't mind!
    Have a lovely day,
    Emma xo


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