The Grassmarket & other stories

This weekend we did Edinburgh with the friends – in truth I think our friends with baby really wanted a night out without responsibility waiting at home…  so we did what good friends do and helped out with a weekend away.  We did the Grassmarket in the sunshine for hours on Saturday and finally made it to El Cartel about 10pm for dinner…  it did not disappoint.

Weekend wardrobe demands thumbs up to Zara for producing an inordinate amount of tent shaped clothing suitable for ma belly, in gingham too, and also to Boden for this leather shopper in clashing red and pink of the season.  I might not be able to do it in pencil skirts and blouses a la Vogue but I sure as heck can do a bag.  Love.

Apologies that these shots are somewhat bleached but we (and when I say ‘we’ I mean ‘he’) waited until the last possible ray of Saturday sunshine before being cajoled (and by ‘cajoled’ I mean ‘heavily guilted by the girl contingent on our trip’) to leave the party by approximately 3 metres to take my photos for about 2.5 minutes…  a blogger husband’s work is never done.

The girls especially enjoyed then telling us the passers by’s conversation they overhead…
Young chap #1, ‘That girl’s hot’
Young chap #2, ‘Didn’t you see her belly?  She’s pregnant!’
Young chap #1, ‘I don’t care.  She’s still hot’.
Still got it.

Oh and just one more thing…  these boots are genuine suede, from Next, and one of the comfiest footwear options I own (that’s why I brought them on a city break).  I swear they should be more than twenty quid, in fact I’m almost certain they were more than that when I got them a couple months ago, but, well, I just checked the link and there they were in all their glory for a measly £20.  Amazing.

venn blazer – Reiss   |   dress – Zara
suede boots – Next
luxe leather shopper – Boden   |   aviators – Ray Ban




  1. 13 Apr / 2:48 am

    Your gingham dress is beautifuL! I Really like the colourblock bag too, what a fun idea! Like you I don’t think I could pull it off in an outfit, this is a nice compromise! You would rock the pencil skirt and blouse outfit though, even while pregnant, you might just need a maternity pencil skirt! 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Gaylesbury
    14 Apr / 10:03 am

    Laughing at the comments about the husband taking photos…..poor husband Also going to purchase those boots….. X

  3. 18 Apr / 11:33 am

    The pictures look stunning! I know the feeling of longing to have your shots taken and then to do it at the last minute. Someone certain used to do this to me too AND he was annoyed that I asked him for a few shots-shock, horror!

    The pictures still look stunning though and I love how cute you look in the dress. Loved the guys comments too!


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