The lovely people at Hotter Shoes & Taking Shape invited me to an event this week. I was pretty sore on Wednesday & wasn’t sure I would make it, but I am so glad I pushed myself.
Taking Shape is a company I had a little experience with as I checked out their stores when I was in Oz. I hadn’t had a chance to peruse their Glasgow store, so their collection was all new to me. The store is a pleasure to shop; clearly zoned, neat, sleek & lovely big changing rooms. The staff are knowledgeable & refreshingly chirpy. So far, so good.
Regular readers will be aware that I have a penchant for colour. Taking Shape gets a big tick in the brights box. They also easily check off size, fit & variety. There are enough daring pieces to keep a weirdo like me happy, but also plenty of staples. The arrival of a little sun has me drawn to vivid yellows & sheer fabrics, so this top was perfect. I snapped it up & wore it the very next day.
The accessories are also on point. Their range of bold statement necklaces really pleased me. I will definitely be back to stock up.
I have to give big props to the PR team who were a dream. Special mention also goes out to the my fellow bloggers who were charm itself & rocking some amazing looks.
Oh & of course a peek at how I wore my sunny new piece.
I really love the cut at the bottom.
Top – Taking Shape
Skirt – Forever21
Stay tuned for my Hotter adventures.
* Items have been gifted, but opinions are my own.
On Sunday I embarked on a wee visit to see my Mum, which descended into a mad wild goose chase. Much frustration & losing of tempers later we rescued the day with lingerie shopping & cake.
It goes without saying that we also found time for a little blog shoot. I was tempted out into the wind by this bed of pretty flowers. I’ve become a bit of a wild flower devotee. Not only do I love their, well, wild beauty, the are a life source for our bees. If you weren’t aware, our bees are in danger & we really need them. 90% of vegetable crops depend on bee pollination. Those fuzzy bellied little guys are very useful. So, if you have a place to do so, plant some wild flowers.
Anyway, after my own little detour, I will get back on point. I threw together a couple of items that were meant to see me through the a long hot summer, but actually require leggings & cardi to be wearable. In Scotland we work with what we’ve got.
I’m glad this sheer shirt works with layers as I love it. It’s nice to know I can get some wear out of it as the seasons change.
Shirt – Forever21
Leggings – M&S
Vest – Primark
Cardi – H&M
Earlier this year I invested in 50’s style underskirt to go with a swing dress. Little did I know how enamoured I would ge one with it’s flouncy loveliness. It feels amazing. With every movement I swing & sway.
Me being me I am tickled by notion of mixing things that really shouldn’t go together. Thus the ultimate floaty skirt found itself teamed with an avid yellow vest & customised nirvana tee.
One look that picture tells you all you need to know about how much one enjoyed this outfit. I wish I could feel like that everyday.
Skirt – Inferno
Vest – Primark
T-Shirt – So old I can’t remember
Sandals – Schuh
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of taking Seb for another walk. I was joined of course by Seb’s Mummy & my darling Bil bob. We all had a really good carry on and the main man got a lovely long walk.
It was very cold, but the rain held off until just before we got back in the car. I opted for my standard winter strategy of layers. I have always been a tad cautious of horizontal stripes due to their notorious widening reputation. However, my mum bought me this vest top & I rather like it. That’s one more reason for me to ignore all those stupid fashion rules!
Skirt – Primark
Vest – M&S
Cardigan – Primark
Scarf – Gift from NYC
( I really need to work on keeping my eyes open in photographs)
You can’t see them clearly in the pictures, but I was also wearing these amazing Asos poodle earrings.
I was scheduled to have some routine treatment today. It’s a fairly simple procedure, but takes ages, so I
if possible, I usually try for a nap during. This obviously means that comfortable clothes are required. Layers are often a good idea too as the treatment can make me shivery it sweaty & there’s no way to predict which way it will go. I settled on this fifty shades of grey combination with added cardi & jacket. Also some sneaky leggings under my skirt.
There are sometimes side effects, but today I felt fine afterwards. That was up until about 5 mins before we started taking pictures. I looked so miserable ( & plain bad) that I have just cropped my head right out. So, enjoy decapitated me.
Skirt – Primark
Slogan Vest – H&M
Cardigan – Per Una
Faux Leather Jacket – New Look