27 May
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Mind and body

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Mind and body been up in the clouds this week desperately seeking Helsinki sunsets…  In the meantime check out the journey on Instagram.x

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23 May
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Denim. All day, every day.

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All the denim.  All day.  Every day.

So excited to be flying to Finland this morning with Finnair for the Match Made in Hel show – follow along on Instagram and Snapchat – username : thankfifi – and give me all your Helsinki tips!

top – BHS   |   jean – Zara   |   heel – Boden
Michael Kors bag – Zalando
glasses – Asos

coat – Infindigo

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18 May
3

Summer solutions

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When you’re in the midst of an unseasonably warm heat wave (also known in Scotland as 20 degrees) and all you really want to wear to work is an ensemble fit for the beach…  just add a blazer.  And a fancy bag (this beauty by Henri Bendel).  And, if you’re in the mood for counting down the minutes until home time, a little Daniel Wellington never goes amiss… loving the proportions of the new Dapper style – treat yourself to 15% off with the code THANKFIFI15.

Or…  phone in sick.

dapper durham watch – Daniel Wellington
(Use code THANKFIFI15 for 15% off)
blazer – Boden   |   tank – Asos   |   short – Gap
belt – Gant   |   leather sandal – Next
sullivan cross body bag – Henri Bendel
aviators – Ray Ban

coat – Infindigo 

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16 May
4

Wedding season with Zalando

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It’s that time of year again…  wedding season has arrived.  We kicked things off on the most beautiful day with family at Glasgow University (congrats Mike & Gina!)…

Don’t you often find weddings and fashion can be a little disjointed?  It’s almost like you know what you should be wearing but you need to marry that (excuse the pun) with something that doesn’t seem so far off the mark from your usual style.  Know what I mean?

I’m so happy to partner with Zalando for May to share my wedding season picks because their range is simply so huge.  I’m very much an online shopper, crazy when I live in the centre of town maybe but it suits my midnight shopper timetable, so I know if I spend a little time searching and scrolling I’m going to find ‘the one’.  There’s an occasionwear section to start you off on the right track too and that’s where I found this For Love & Lemons beauty.  She’s slim fitting but not skin tight, has that gorgeous corded lace detailing (such a sucker for lace) and when the sun shines through the hem she’s sooo pretty.  Basically the perfect match for me…  even though I had to assign the sister in law to ‘butt watch’ for the fear of that under-layer riding up.  In case you were wondering, it did not, even during the ceilidh.  Or, if it did, she didn’t tell me…

The Reiss bag came along for the day, further proof that nude bags are total winner because they just go with eeeverything.  And can we talk about these heels for just a moment?  I’m a huge Chelsea Paris fan and I think these guys might just have me sorted for the entire wedding season…

For Love & Lemons Antonina dress – Zalando
sandals – Chelsea Paris
bag – Reiss   |   aviators – Ray Ban
bracelet – Astley Clarke

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With thanks to Zalando for supporting this post.

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13 May
2

Few words Friday

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Because sometimes all you need is sand, naked shoulders, the perfect white rips and pompoms…  happy weekend.x

dress – H&M   |   J Brand demented jeans – Trilogy Stores
pompom leather sandal – Next
woven bag – Jigsaw x The Basket Room
aviator – Ray Ban   |   bangle – Feather & Stone

coat – Infindigo

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11 May
3

Jigsaw x The Basket Room

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First things first – hadn’t we better address this weather?  I’m not entirely sure what the written word equivalent of the double hands up emoji is, but that pretty much covers it.  Right on Glasgow.  Thank you for giving us temperatures warm enough for at least one naked shoulder…

And now I want to talk about this bag.  I literally love everything about this bag from the all summer long look and stuff your coat in it proportions to the ethos and the story of this bag’s creation.  This summer Jigsaw launched a special collaboration with The Basket Room, a collection of over 100 women in Kenya who weave these beauties, read more about the project here, and I just love it.  Isn’t it nice to know exactly where something came from and to love that part of it.  Just FYI this is in no way sponsored, I just really, really love this bag.

top – Zara   |   jean – Zara   |   suede coat – Mango (ON SALE)
thelma heel – Boden (ON SALE)
woven bag – Jigsaw x The Basket Room

aviator – Ray Ban 

coat – Infindigo

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7 May
3

Baby got back

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Can’t get enough of all things backless right now and when this beauty popped up on H&M, a high street take on last season’s Celine dress, it was straight in the basket (I suggest taking one size up if you’re considering it).  Backless tops and cherry blossoms… spring is in the air.   And with lots of exciting travel plans cropping up, as well as sunshine in the forecast, I can’t wait to share everything with you.  Follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (username : thankfifi) to keep up to date.x

backless body – H&M  |   jean – Gap
heel – Ulanka (debating these Topshop ones currently…)
marcel bag – Reiss   |   aviators – Ray Ban

coat – Infindigo 

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5 May
1

North Berwick minibreak – MacDonald Marine Hotel & Spa

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I have to confess, I have been to the MacDonald Marine Hotel three times now…  Usually I try to go somewhere new whenever I can but there’s something about this place that keeps me coming back – actually a few things…  It’s just an hour and a half from Glasgow, it’s completely dog friendly (our room even had tweed dog beds, towels and toys), it’s right on the beach with the most gorgeous views and the little town of North Berwick is so adorable.  And on top of all that there’s the spa.

We checked in and headed straight to the beach to tire out the furries before bundling into our robes for the Escape Luxury Afternoon Tea Package.  Perfect way to spend the day…  layer upon layer of sandwiches and cake looking out at that view with a big pot of tea and a glass of sparkles (cause it was Friyay), the sheer bliss of an hour long Elemis massage, saunas and steams in the thermal suite and that indoor outdoor hydro pool…  Like I said, I’ve been here before and me and this pool have kind of a thang; I could lay there all day long – it’s small but perfectly formed and if I could pack it up and bring it home I probably would.

We stayed the night because big cloud beds and local seafood and beach sunsets and all those things that make me smile…  all in, just 24 hours away but completely relaxed.  Happiness is beach breaks (with outdoor spa pools).

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With thanks to MacDonald Hotels for such a wonderful stay.

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2 May
3

Emporio Armani – opening night

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Last Thursday night I was floating around town on an Emporio Armani cloud.  Seriously, Glasgow knocked it out the park for me.  First off, the fitting…

If you saw this post you probably already know that I have fallen hard and fast for the new Emporio Armani flagship store on Ingram Street, so when I popped in to pick out a look for the official opening party, I was in heaven.  The store is laid out like my dream closet, if my dream closet were designed by a very talented architect, and the colours right now are so on point – nudes and tans and all the warmth that Glasgow seems to be missing.  My eyes found this top though and it was love – backless and yet demure with that little shirt collar and that colour, obsessed at the moment.  The girls in store are the most gorgeous, helpful creatures you could hope for and brought pairing options to the fitting room for me (bonus points for being perfectly lit for Insta-moments).  As soon as this skirt appeared I knew she was the one – the movement is just incredible.

It is honestly such a pleasure to welcome a beautiful store like this to our city and to have the runway pieces right at our finger tips.  The opening night saw the store buzzing with Italians and a non stop presentation of new season (now crushing on those flat laced booties) and it was such an honour for me to have the chance to be a part of it all.  The warmest congratulations to Emporio Armani and welcome to Glasgow.

sunglasses – Emporio Armani   |   top – Emporio Armani
skirt – Emporio Armani   |   bag – Emporio Armani 

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With thanks to Armani for supporting this post.

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30 Apr
2

Altapura – on cheese & interior dreams

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Initially it seemed to me that a fondue review from the Alps might be a little out of context on the last day of April…  but then it snowed, in Glasgow, yesterday.  So here we are…

The Altapura is one of those places that you literally couldn’t make up.  If you’ve ever been to the Alps and know the work of Charlie Adam and his James Bond-esque alpine dream homes, then you’re half way to understanding the Altapura.  Sheepskin and wood and alpine retro – essentially my dream home.  Oh and let’s not forget the indoor gondola photobooth…

So we came here, to La Laiterie, for fondue because it’s basically the law that you eat your bodyweight in cheese when you ski and let me tell you, this was, without a doubt, the best fondue we ever had, Franche Comte in case you were wondering.

We ate cheese and drank wine and came home to set about transforming our Glasgow tenement flat into a chic alpine retreat…

scarf – Asos   |   knit – Asos   |   leather legging – Boden
caribou boot – Sorel 

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