19/04/2014

Lifestyle: The West Coast of Scotland


 














 A few of my favourite snaps from last weeks holiday along the West Coast of Scotland. We stayed near Port Appin in a beautiful white cottage at the end of a mile-long dirt track which was perched at the bottom of a huge mountain alongside it's own private beach. It was amaaaaazing! We spent most of our time exploring the countryside and climbing up snow-capped mountains and alongside dramatic waterfalls, but also did a couple of day trips out to Oban and the Isle of Mull, which are both so picturesque.

I think, living in Edinburgh, I had kind of forgotten how spectacular other parts of Scotland are, and it was so refreshing to reminded of all that natural beauty which is practically right on our doorstep.

Have you ever travelled along the West Coast of Scotland? If so, what was your favourite part?

Hope you're all enjoying the sun and have a fab Easter weekend!

15/04/2014

Fashion: Worth The Wait

Top - H&M
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Bag and Scarf - Primark





Who doesn't love a bit of midriff action to brighten up a Tuesday morning? Crazy people that's who. I wasn't actually intending on wearing this top at all but it was so weirdly sunny outside yesterday that I decided to brave it. And you know what? I didn't freeze to death! Hurrah! Well done, Scotland. Well done.

I got this top from H&M a few months ago but, it being the depths of winter and all, I didn't feel that the sheery laciness was a wise wardrobe choice at the time so I hid it away in a cupboard until the day came to release it upon the world. And what a day it was! I wore it to do some shopping in Tescoes and then came home. Well worth the wait I think you'll agree.

06/04/2014

Fashion: Babydoll

Dress / Slip - Primark
Jacket - Warehouse
Socks - Topshop






   I found this 'dress' in the nightwear section of Primark for 4 measly pounds! I was actually on the hunt for some cosy sweats ready for my holiday on the west coast of Scotland but stumbled upon this and couldn't resist. I had visions of wearing it in the summer with chunky DM boots and a floaty kimono, but until the weather allows that kind of frivolous dressing this will just have to do.

So I'll actually be on holiday by the time you read this - that's right, I'm scheduling posts left, right and centre! Anyone would think i was a proper blogger or somethin. But before you get too jealous of my hols, i just checked the weather and it's meant to rain all week. Why I agreed to a holiday in Scotland when i know first-hand that the weather is generally shit, i'll never know!  

01/04/2014

Fashion: Casual Cardigan

Coat - Topshop (old)
Scarf - Primark
Jeans - Primark


 

I cannot get enough of thick, cosy cardigans. I find myself leaning more towards comfort than anything else at the moment and I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because I'm lazy. Or perhaps because I've always dreamt of that glorious day when society allows me to wear my pyjamas outdoors and in broad daylight without being judged or have things thrown at me, and this is the closest I can get to that dream (for now...). Either way, it makes me very happy :)

Hope you're all having a lovely week xxx

28/03/2014

Fashion: Spring Time and Sun Shine. And jeans.

Top - New Look
Shirt (underneath) - New Look
Jeans - Topshop
Bag - H&M (old)
Heart ring - Etsy

    

  

I think this may be the first time I have ever worn jeans on this blog! I think because I wear them most days for work, they're the absolute last thing I want to throw on of a weekend or evening.

However, I managed to rip this pair by falling over on The Mound last week - such a clutz! - and suddenly they became weekend-worthy! It's funny how a rip or tear can give a whole new character to a piece of clothing, and how an imperfection can make something so much more appealing. 

Anyways, happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have exciting weekends ahead of you :)

24/03/2014

Fashion: Fringing and Florals

Playsuit - Boohoo
Leather Jacket - Warehouse
Belt - Vintage





 

I went on a bit of an online shopping spree last week when i was supposed to be searching for a birthday present for my boyfriend (woops!) and managed to nab this nifty fringed number from Warehouse for £20 in the sale, as well as a few bits and bobs from Boohoo which included this playsuit.

It was way too cold to lose the jacket unfortunately, but if you look on the website here you can see the playsuit in all its glory. I really love the high neck and long sleeves as it gives it a kind of oriental feel, and the dark floral pattern is just so perfect.

Now onto the jacket... would you just look at those fringey bits?!! I cannot describe how happy this jacket makes me! I honestly don't know what I've been doing my whole life that I don't already own more fringed items; wasting it obviously!! I think this may be the start of something beautiful :)

So, er, happy birthday Ric... ahem.