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.
Last Thursday I headed to the movies with darling sister. I was feeling a little fed up with the scottish winter & tried to will spring into being with my outfit. I rarely wear trousers, but have fancied some palazzo pants for ages. I snapped these up in the sale & they’re a dream.
Palazzo Pants – Truly You
Vest – Monsoon
Waterfall Cardi – John Lewis
Long Cardi – H&M
Jewellery – Gifts
I continued my theme with a spring palette. It did feel nice to be kitted out in fresh, floaty tones & fabrics. Unfortunately it had absolutely no impact on the weather. Winter remains & I had to don my huge coat on top.
We opted for Kingsman as our night’s entertainment. It’s ridiculous, but wonderful. Colin Firth is delicious as always.
Excuse my absence, last week was packed with ALL the things. I headed to edinburgh on Tuesday to deliver some presentations. These were critical, possibly game changing lectures & I don’t mind admitting my stress levels wee soaring. After a tough first session the reception warmed up & I was a hit.
I had to present over three days, which necessitated finding somewhere to stay. Luckily I found an amazing rental flat on rose st. The location was perfect & the flat itself was lovely. Highlight was absolutely the massive shower, so good for unwinding after a hard day’s work.
All work & no fun does, as they say make for a dull ly. With that in mind I took advantage of being in my favourite man’s city. We had a
glass bottle or two of wine & delighted in each others company. I also managed to squeeze in catch up with my friend & kindred spirit, Aidan.
It was a highly successful trip.
As always, edinburgh was looking spiffing. I snapped a few of shots of vistas that took my fancy.
The rest of the week was taken up with my fur babies. I nipped through to Mum’s to look after my poodle family. Coco & her son D’artagnan are gorgeous if a little hyper, but were little darlings for me.
On Saturday I was wowed by the most amazing sunset. I really do love these vibrant natural displays. There was more wow on Sunday when I was reunited with my beautiful Bronan.
I’ll conclude with some random pictures of things that pleased through out the week.
* apartment – http://www.destinyscotland.com
I haven’t had much of a chance to check out all the high street sales yet, but I did find the time peruse the Asos sale. And what a sale it was. So many adorable things for hardly any pennies. I’ve placed my first order, but I have more items saved for later, which are likely to end up in my already over stuffed wardrobe.
These are the beauties I am awaiting.
I’ve not really been a fan of the duster coat trend, but this one spoke to me (it said ‘buy me’).
I’ve been prevaricating about sheer for a while now. I’ve seen lots of folk look awesome in it, but was concerned the scars on my tum would be visible. Well, the long & the short of it is, I said ‘fuck it’. Can’t wait to rock this.
This is standard choice for me. All things red must be mine & this style of dress is uber flattering on me. It’s wool, so should help me through some cold days.
I only ordered the trousers. I don’t really have use for another floral type jacket. I desperately wanted palazzo pants all summer, but couldn’t find a plus size pair I both liked aesthetically & felt good in. I know these are out of season, but I shall save them for summer. Or with a bit of luck I’ll wear then on my next Aussie trip.
Last & most definitely best is this leather look jacket. You may remember my failed search for the perfect leatherish jacket, well failed no more! This is right in every single way, it even has some yearned for faux fur. I need this on my body ASAP.
Thanks Asos Curve I love you & your fabulous fat clothes!
I was going through my clothes trying to clear a little space in my packed wardrobe when I came across a skirt I had forgotten I owned. I’m not sure how I managed to forget this skirt as on discovering it I instantly fell in back in love. So, I immediately changed outfit & wore it to see a movie with my wee sister.
The red kimono I wanted to wear with it was in the washing machine, so I decided I would experiment with some pattern clashing. I quite liked the outcome.
Skirt – Dorothy Perkins
Kimono – ASOS Curve
Leggings – M&S
Vest – H&M
Sandals – Primark
Bag – Market
I really love the fish taily detail on the back of this skirt; it makes it a bit more special. I am also infatuated with my new floral print kimono, I bought a size up as I wanted it to be loose & oversized.
I teamed my mismatched clothes with my all-time favourite sandals & tried something new with my hair, which turned out ok, but will need a little practise to perfect.
I wanted to see ‘Cold in July’, but my darling sis was very keen to see ‘Maleficent’. She won the movie debate in the end. It’s a sweet take on a fairy tale, but it’s essentially a kid’s movie, which is really not my thing. Next time I will definitely be choosing.
Bits & Pieces Dave Clark Five