Sunday, 28 June 2015

Dressing for a Scottish Summer

floral duster coat Topshop here- NOW ON SALE!/ top Zara/ jeans Topshop HERE/ bag Mango/ shoes Clarks/ sunglasses ASOS HERE

You can probably tell from my constant complaining that Edinburgh weather isn't great. It's sad that three days before July begins it's still windy and raining, which makes putting an outfit together pretty annoying! Especially when I have a wardrobe full of cute skirts and sandals waiting idly. Thankfully we had one day without rain so I managed to shoot an outfit.

I picked up this light jacket in the Topshop sale (you can buy it HERE) and it's the perfect cover up for the cooler days we've been experiencing. The duster style and lace print set it apart from a typical black blazer and instantly makes an outfit more interesting. I often wait until the Summer sales to buy clothes for the next few seasons (still waiting for yours to start, ASOS) and was thinking of posting a tips/haul video on how to shop them effectively, if that appeals to anyone?

I'll hopefully be back soon (weather dependent) with another post next week,


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Little Details

shirt Zara/ trousers ASOS HERE/ shoes ASOS SIMILAR HERE/ bag Urban Outfitters (similar HERE)/ sunglasses Jeepers Peepers HERE/

 Never underestimate the power of jewellery! My new internship may be the reason for my recently boring outfits but I've been loving simple pieces teamed with interesting details; much more so than a pattern or vibrant print. I still think interesting cuts and shapes are a must on clothes to avoid looking too plain though; this Zara shirt has been perfect for my current understated dressing because it's frill sleeves make an interesting silhouette. My favourite accessory, however, are these new leopard print cat-eye shades from Jeepers Peepers (you can check them out HERE).

Again, my sudden change of mind on these seemingly boring outfits may be because my 7am starts make dressing a little more diffcult. Layering a coloured shirt and black bottoms with rings and sunglasses is much less time consuming!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Paris and the Perfect Watch

watch JORD here/ top ASOS/ jeans ASOS/ Shoes Zara/ bag Mango/ sunglasses Zara 

Despite my love for layered bracelets and rings, a watch with no accompanying jewellery is undoubtedly effortless.  Of course, the design has to be striking to be worn alone; JORD's Ely Cherry timepiece is just that. It's intricate wood grain, eye-catching red colour and silver face details ensure it remains the focus of any outfit: as proven when paired with my high neck shirt and snake-print heels.

 For someone who dislikes gold jewellery, it's refreshing to find a company who offer predominantly silver pieces. They sell a variety of colours in assorted band width and face sizes here and the watches are both waterproof and includes date display.  My new piece will definitely be accompanying me in future summer trips and was worn one too many times in Paris.


Unique Watch

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Updates and Travel Experiences

So we're nearing the end of May and finally summer is finally here. Exams are finished and my European travels are starting on Sunday! We're heading to Paris, London and then Amsterdam mid-June. Wanderlust has really struck me this year and my typical purchasing passion of clothes and shoes has shifted to buying into experiences, rather than material items. 

Paris is a four day long trip so I'll be squeezing my outfits into a cabin suitcase; unfortunately, this means not all my summer clothes will make the cut. I've been ridiculously organised and already planned my day/night outfits, but hopefully there will be leftover room for a few more pairs of shoes. My travel buddy is amazing behind a camera so expect some Parisian posts soon enough.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Perfect Pelmet

skirt ASOS HERE now on sale!/ shirt Zara/ bag Vintage/ sunglasses Topshop/ boots ASOS
Calling all leopard print enthusiasts... This pelmet skirt is now on sale!
 I finally had the chance to wear it on the rare warm day here in Edinburgh. I find animal prints can sometimes look borderline tacky but this piece's large shapes and A-line style ensure that's not the case. Teamed with a white shirt and black boots this is my ideal outfit for a sunny day, unfortunately I'll have to wait a couple of weeks for weather like this again.
I'm heading to Paris and London at the end of May so expect some touristy shots here on the blog! I'll reveal more in my next post and any recommendations are appreciated.