Pretty Flamingo….

I had a lunch date on Saturday with my Dad & Sister. We made the excellent decision to try The Butterfly & The Pig and the even smarter choice of ordering a delicious bottle of rosé. The food was fantastic. They also have tasty gluten free & veggie options, which was lovely for me. Anyway after much gabbing & laughing we emerged back onto to Bath St looking for a good photo spot. 

  

After a little shopping & some head scratching we plumped for a wee lane. It offered us some protection from the wind whilst also being a funky urban backdrop. 

  

My sister had her work cut out for her as I was dissatisfied with picture after picture. However, we eventually  hit on just the right pose & positioning. 

 

Studded Top – Asos Curve

Mini Skirt – Primark

Belt – Asos Curve

Flats – New Look

Flamingo – Craft Market 

I’m incredibly fond of my spikes. They take this basic Jersey top to the next level. I am equally charmed by this bondishy belt. Be that as it may, nothing compares to the love I feel for my flamingo hair clip. I’m not usually one to latch on to trends, but the flamingos I am seeing everywhere make my heart beat faster.

  

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Sitting on the dock of a bay….

On Thursday we nipped over to Braehead to pick up a birthday present for our darling billy. The sun was beginning to go down & the Clyde looked rather pretty. So, of course we popped out for some blog photos. 

Dress – H&M

Cardi – H&M

We are starting to get some brighter days in glasgow, but it’s still really cold.  This jumper dress is perfect for keeping warm. I love the bright colours  & how incredibly comfortable it is. 

  

The bedtime tag…

I’ve read a few other blogger’s posts on this & as bed is one of my happy places I wanted to join in.



What are your favourite pajamas?

Soft & warm jim jams do it for me. I am severely aneamic, which makes me freezing most of the time. I have sexy chemises, but I’m more frequently found in M&S thermals & fluffy socks. 



Current bedtime reading?

In one person by John Irving. Another excellent book by one of my favourite writers. 

What is on your bedside table?

My bedside table is actually two large stacks of books. I can’t sleep without reading, so I always have a pile of books waiting to be read. On top of my books lives an anti ageing face cream, germolene, pain killers, pain relief gel, my glasses & peptac. 

Favourite sleepy scent?

Various violet scented products. My bedroom usually smells of violets. 

What is your usual bedtime & wake up routine?

I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so it varies. I am definitely a night owl, so I won’t be in bed before midnight. 

Top 3 bedtime products?

A rather strong prescription sleeping pill.

A rather strong prescription pain killer.

Lacuna expert regeneration night cream. 

Your most common sleeping position?

On my side with one hand under my pillow.

Any strange bedtime routines?

I don’t think do. Brush my teeth, wash my face etc

Are you the big spoon or little spoon?

Little spoon, but as I mostly share my bed with this little man, I don’t often get the chance.



I shall tag my wee sister to share her bedtime secrets. 

Mamma Mia….

With Mother’s Day fast approaching I wanted to take a little time to honour the amazing woman who is my Mum. 

With parents usually being our biggest early influences an awesome mother goes a long way in creating an awesome woman. I am lucky enough to have just such motherly figure. From the very beginning she taught me that I had strength, power & choice. Leading by example my Mum raised four children before returning to work & forging a successful career. In doing so she proved  that women need not be just one thing. All choices are valid & none are final. 

My Mum takes control, she speaks her mind & she owns her opinions. Growing up with a woman like this allowed me not to be cowed. The fact that I could always rely on her support & acceptance allowed me to grow into the person I am. She instilled the confidence in me to not only be who I want to be, but to be vocal & unashamed about it. I doubt my Mum would describe herself as a feminist, but she certainly helped forge the radical feminist I have become. 

Basically, my Mum is amazing. She is glamorous, independent, funny, loyal & supportive. Above all, she is always there. I can rely on her to be there for my disasters & triumphs. I know she will always be fighting in my corner. 



I love you, Mum. Thank you. 

If your Mum is also one in a million, don’t forget to spoil her this Mother’s Day. Why not enter Parkdean’s Mother’s Day competition & win a relaxing break for your fabulous Mum. 

Spring/Summer wishlist…

The shops are filling up with their spring/summer collections & I am excited. I seem to be gaining in experimental confidence and cannot wait to try some new looks. 

I am delighted about the surge in velvet pieces, I basically want velvet everything. Play/jumpsuits have hopped up my want list. I’m a later adopter, but can’t wait to rock some all in ones this summer. Florals, funky flats & my go to skater shape are must haves. Add to that killer going out dresses plus some of that 70’s vibe and you have my coveted new season looks. 





Top – Misguided, Floral Skinnies – Asos Curve, Rainbow Flats – Sketchers, Velvet Skater – Misguided, Orange Dress – Asos Curve, Tartan Skater – Misguided. 

Obviously, I need me some new irregular choice & flirty spring lingerie. 





Panda Heels – Irregular Choice, Faux Leather Skater – Forever21, Embroidered Dress – Monsoon, Shell Top – Boohoo.com.

Silver Wedges – Topshop, Maxi Dress & Tutu Skirt – Asos Curve.

Bras – M&S, Velvet Playsuit – Asos Curve, Copper Flats – Schuh.



Shoes – Irregular Choice, Smock Dress, Mock Stockings & Lace Dress – Asos Curve. 

She’s in fashion….

This weekend was the launch of Edinburgh’s first fashion week. My sister & I decided to jump on train and check out all the stylish going ons. We caught  some catwalk shows,perused the pop ups & even discovered some lovely new boutiques. 

Plus size representation was a little thin (ha! a pun) on the ground, but not entirely abscent. Hopefully fatties will have a bit more exposure later in the week. 

Outfit wise, I slipped into my favourite LBD; a style classic. I went bold with red accessories & wrapped myself in faux fur for warmth. I felt rather excellent, a fact my clever sister managed to capture with her fancy camera.







Coat – Primark

Dress – Asos Curve

Scarf – Gift

Clutch – Ben De Lisi