It temporarily spring in Glasgow. I say it’s temporary as rain is forecast from 2pm tomorrow until always & forever. Nevertheless it was a beautiful weekend. Unfortunately I missed every second of it because I have been the most nauseous person on the planet. When the sun came out again today, I felt it necessary to capture at least a few blessed rays. Thus despite feeling yuck, I ventured out.
I’ll be honest though, I didn’t go far. A quick stop at a local park followed by sushi & film was my big adventure. I tried out this new shirt dress & was pleased with both it’s cuteness & comfort. Comfort is a big thing for me at the moment, given that my body has stopped believing in my right to it.
Dress – Alice & You
The dress was a success, the rest of the night, not so much. The only film showing at the right time was Beauty & the Beast; it’s shite. Trust me, you don’t need a longer review. Oh & the sushi didn’t even stay in my stomach until the end of the film. You know your film is bad when you’re not even worried about what you’re missing mid vom.
I know, my face looks grim in these pics, but look how cute my nails are.
Last Saturday the sun decided to shine on Glasgow. My sister & I took full advantage of the glorious weather by raiding our summer wardrobes & hitting the Burrell.
The Burrell collection is one of my favourite places. It’s the private collection of Sir Wiliam Burrell, a man with eclectic tastes & a generous spirit. As well as collecting 9000 precious articles he worked to improve housing & conditions for the poor of Glasgow. As a final act of generosity he donated his entire collection to the city of Glasgow for all to enjoy.
The collection is an intriguing mix of distinct items. From Chinese pottery, to ancient church facades & stunning sculpture. It’s housed in the most amazing building nestled in pollok country park. A innovative piece of architecture that combines steel & glass with sandstone. The building has Tudor rooms built into its fabric, whilst also managing to create light airy spaces. In short it’s fabulous.
The Burrell holds a special charm for me as my Dad took myself & my siblings here frequently as children. I have been bewitched by this place since I was little. I have also harboured a desire to get married there, but with no prospective groom, that remains unlikely.
Anyway, for my visit to this most chilled of museums I opted for a distinctly loud outfit. I love colour & summer always seems to scream at me for more. Hence, the yellow ra ra skirt.
Skirt – H&M
Kimono – Alice & You
Bandeau – Primark
Necklace – Taking Shape
Sandals – Hotter
All that culture worked up an appetite, so we rounded off the day with a sushi feast.
I’ll leave you with my favourite spot at the Burrell, the place I’d make my vows should I decide that I’m the marrying kind. I love how they’ve managed to bring the surrounding woodland in. Standing in this spot you feel steeped in greenery & perfectly still.
The last week has been glorious in Glasgow. I’m trying to ignore the fact that it’s raining today & keep the faith that summer isn’t over. Since sun is never guaranteed I took full advantage of it & cracked out summery togs.
On Saturday I was off to visit Mum with my sis. Mum’s village is really pretty in the sun. We took advantage of the weather to take her poodles for a nice long run around & some baths. Then treated mum to a wee cake in the cutest little cafe.
My niece had facetimed me whilst I was getting dressed & wanted to help pick my outfit. Athena was disappointed by the lack of pink in my wardrobe, but she did manage find a kimino that ticked her boxes. So, in conjunction with my favourite girl I put together this hippie/90’s hybrid.
We teamed tie dye & The Beatles with a hankie skirt & jelly shoes. I should take Athena’s styling advice more often as I felt amazing in this get up.
Kimino – Alice & You
Skirt – Primark
Beatles Vest – H&M
Jelly Shoes – Forever21
Apologies for my sporadic blogging. My body is really trolling me at the moment, which means I’ve had to be really careful how I use my spoons. this post covers a day out from weeks ago. Better late than never, eh?
Ever since the neon went up on The Gallert of Modern Art I have been dying to check out the exhibition of work from Glasgow School of Art. There were some stunning pieces. My particular favourite was this painting by Victoria Morton.
I was also rather fond on the mirrored handbags in this piece.
I can never visit GoMA without taking pictures in the mirrored entrance. I really love this one, even though my Dad appears to have lost his head.
I’ve been searching for the right pinafore type dress for months, finally I found it. I’ll be able to style this piece a million ways, which pleases me. I foresee it being an autumn/winter favourite.
Maxi – Asos Curve
Kimono – Alice & You
We followed up GoMA with lunch, beer & a pedicure. In my book that’s pretty perfect Saturday.
Look how pretty my little tootsies are.