30 Aug
1

Scottish beach tour – Balmedie

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You know I’m a creature of habit.  I like what I like.  And I like beaches.  And this beach, this weekend, just shot waaaaay up my list.

We found ourselves in Aberdeen for the weekend for a project, more on that later, and naturally I scoured the www for sand.  Balmedie beach came up trumps (somehow even that saying has weird connotations now!  Just me?) and we made the trip there to be greeted with acres of rolling dunes covered in beachgrass and white sands.  I know now there’s a boardwalk to the shore but climbing the dunes is so much more fun…  You weave your way up and over and round about and finally emerge on what feels like the edge of the world – the most vast, white, serene beach that goes on for mile upon mile, edged with a cliff of sand banks.

We walked for hours before turning back and finally finding a sheltered spot amongst the dunes which are so high your can surf down them into one of the giant bowls.  It’s a barefoot beach, you know, the kind of sand that’s so warm and soft your toes start crying if you keep them in shoes?  This place is so beautiful it’s almost surreal…

In other news, me and neck scarves are having something of a moment and this Bianca Elgar one is currently vying with this Boden one to be surgically attached…

cicely blouse – Joules   |   jacket – Gap
shorts – Levi’s
scarf – Bianca Elgar   |   aviators – Ray Ban
‘love’ necklace – Astley Clarke
watch – Vitae London   |   bracelet – Astley Clarke
mini saddle bag – Boden

coat – Infindigo

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See the other stops on our Scottish Beach Tour over here and please let me know if you have a favourite that we haven’t covered yet!  I already have Mull and Harris on the list…

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26 Aug
1

Shop my Depop

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Maybe it’s a sure sign of growing up (or old?) but this week I’ve been in full on ‘home mode’.  Sometimes, I won’t lie, it’s all a big sea of shoes and bags swimming around my head but this past while I’ve been pretty set on realising my dream home (within the realms of reality obviously, not my Pinterest dream home with window walls and outdoor infinity pool…  yet).  The lounge is almost complete and there’s a kitchen transformation post in the works.  But my spare room, aka office and dressing room, still has some way to go…

If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram stories you probably have a fair idea of just how cluttered that space is (ain’t no guests sleeping on that sofa bed anytime soon – unless they want a mattress of stilettos and handbags).  So first things first – space to breathe.  So I’ve opened a Depop shop, which appeals to my instagram aesthetics, and I’ll be uploading new pieces every week.  It seems super simple to use and I’m quite liking it so far.  Hope you guys find some pieces you like!

Just a side note – thanks so much to everyone who came to our Scottish Blogger Shop last weekend – I was blown away by what a huge success it was and it was honestly so amazing to meet so many really lovely readers from long time fans to fellow beach lovers.  For those of you who didn’t make it… one word… Depop.

Happy weekend.x

tee – Boden   |   dungarees – Gap (ON SALE)
flowers – Posies & Pots

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19 Aug
2

Few words Friday

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Cover me in flowers and give me sunshine… (and a killer bag).

Speaking of bags…  I got bags and bags and bags of bags for sale this weekend in Glasgow at the Scottish Blogger Shop – hope to see some of you there.x

shirt – Zara   |   leather short – Topshop
wedges – Zara   |   gotham snake tote – Herni Bendel
aviator – Ray Ban   |   love necklace – Astley Clarke

coat – Infindigo

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16 Aug
2

On serenity

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Let’s talk about serenity…

Serenity is pausing on a crumbling, stone wall on a stroll through the country grasses, light breeze ruffling the grasses, bees buzzing faintly in the distance, dress swishing and dogs prancing over the hills…

Serenity is not being followed by a troop of 1000 flies buzzing round your head because you’re a responsible dog owner and you’re carrying bags of poop round the countryside…

But one thing that’s true is my love for this dress.  Buttoned or unbuttoned, bare legs or leather legs, gladiators or boots, I know I’ve fallen hard when I wear the same dress straight out the box and three times in a week.

dress – Zara   |   belt – Joules
DKNY bag – Zalando (ON SALE)
Frye boots – The Outnet
love necklace – Astley Clarke   |   necklace – Blue Billie
aviators – Ray Ban   |   watch – Daniel Wellington

coat – Infindigo

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12 Aug
2

Palermo

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Coming over all boho today and so in love with this Palermo bag by Crimson – laid back premium at its absolute best.  And yes, I am a bag lady.

In other news, and in case you were wondering what ever happened to baby Tux.  This week…

You know the ‘this item is non-returnable’ tags you get on Net A Porter orders? And the £90 beach towel I definitely couldn’t justify keeping.  Yep, Tuxedo deftly removed that label and munched it.  Towel, incidentally, is completely untouched.

You see this brand new top?  Wore that for the first time, took photos, arrived home to the most exuberant welcome from Tux.  Such was his excitement to see me he put his foot right through the front of it.

You know when you’re cuddling your dog and spooning them on the bed (oh, come on, we all do that…)?  One random spasm, he does that – he’s a live wire, and he’s head butted me clean in the face and given me a nosebleed.

But you know what else?  I absolutely adore that little ball of love.  He’s the most affectionate, energetic, sweet natured boy but as you can well imagine, not keen to sit still for photoshoots (although he cameos on instagram).  MrK on the other hand embraces the boho vibe, he is laid back, disinterested, positively horizontal 90% of the time.  And I love him too.

Happy Friday.x

top – Zara (ON SALE)   |   jeans – Gant (ON SALE)
wedges – Zara
aviators – Ray Ban
bracelets – Astley Clarke & Feather & Stone
palermo blue bag – Crimson Bags

coat – Infindigo

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10 Aug
1

Shop my wardrobe

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After spending a few hours (ok, more like days) raking through my closet, it’s happening.  The Scottish Blogger Shop is opening it’s doors on Sunday 21st August.

I know I’ve got bags and bags of… well bags.  Clothes, shoes and other bits and pieces on top of that.  Probably even a bargain bucket at this rate…  We’re setting up camp in Hillhead Bookclub, Glasgow – go check out the Facebook event here and consider yourselves ALL invited, heck, invite your friends too, make a day of it, don’t be shy…

For those of you who were asking on Instagram stories, I usually wear an 8-10 in clothing, 5-6 in shoes and am just shy of 5ft 7 (why can’t I just admit I’m 5ft 6?) but fear not if that’s not you…  one bag fits all.  Also catering your closet needs are other amazing Scottish bloggers Honey Pop Kisses for rainbows and unicorns, Forever Yours Betty for vintage oranges, Miss West End Girl for lipstick, prints and surely some tea dresses , Florals & Corals for minimal, designer vibes, Little Blog Of Horrors for indie tees galore, Bee Waits for cat lovers and all things independent design, Lafotka for denim denim denim & Kingdom of Style for your high end inner goth tendencies.

Keep an eye on instagram over the next 10 days as I’ll be sharing a few peeks as I pack up…  Really looking forward to meeting some of you there.x

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8 Aug
0

Rediscovery

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My spring cleaning is late… so sue me.

But I would argue better late than never.  With plans in full swing for the Scottish Blogger Shop on the 21st (more on that soon enough), the closet has been raided.  And with boxes of bits destined for rehoming, came also rediscovery.  LK Bennett know midi skirts and this is one of those forever pieces for me – well, turns out she works just as well in summer as winter.  Back to my blogger roots with a simple knotted tee (remember those days?) and these little slides which are now ridiculously cheap in the end of season sale

tee – Boden   |   leather skirt – LK Bennett
sandals – Boden (ON SALE)
aviators – Ray Ban   |   necklace – Astley Clarke
bedford flap satchel – Henri Bendel
watch – Daniel Wellington   |   bracelet – Astley Clarke

coat – Infindigo

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5 Aug
4

Fill’er up

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Hey hey Friyay – today is a good day.

This past couple of weeks there’s been a lot going on for me and somehow, when there’s a lot going on, on top of blogging and dog walking and working the day job, I’m at a loss for words.  Well… the words are back.  Like I said, today is a good day.

Keeping things pretty simple in the fashion stakes but can we just say hello to this awesome Mary Poppins (aka huge) bag?  Maria’s Bag are all about ethical bags, hand crafted in Guatemala, and set up by Alida Boer, former Miss Guatemala.  No two luxury bags are the same and they’re made from the most refined textiles – seriously go watch the video here – so cool to see these women creating such special heritage pieces.

So anyhoo… I’m just gonna go ahead and fill’er up with party drinks and snacks and head on out to meet the girls to kick off the weekend!  Come along with me on Snapchat… or is it Instagram Stories… if the biggest problems in life were social media related then this would be catastrophic… but seriously, they are not.  Still, tell me what you guys think?  Are you keeping both?  Creating all those ‘in the moment’ moments twice?  Hmmmmmm?

Happy Friday.x

grace button jumper – Boden   |   jacket – Mango
Levi’s shorts – Asos   |   heels – Topshop
woven bags – Maria’s Bag

coat – Infindigo

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With thanks to luxury handmade bags, Maria’s Bag, for supporting this post.

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3 Aug
4

Frida

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Sometimes words don’t come easy and this dress… this dress is more than words.  Thank you Kelly.x

dress – Zara   |   wedges – Zara
aviators – Ray Ban
bedford flap satchel bag – Henri Bendel

coat – Infindigo

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31 Jul
2

Sunday stilt walks

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It’s a balancing act…

knit – Reiss   |   dress – Reiss (new season)
wedges – Zara
aviator – Ray Ban
bedford flap satchel – Henri Bendel 

coat – Infindigo

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Fashion, travel and life with Mr K and Tux (they're the furry ones). By Wendy H Gilmour.

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