My photographer & I both had rough weeks. By Friday we were more than ready for a pick me up. The sun lured is outside for a cocktail & the prospect of dinosaurs coaxed us back in.
A hot day calls for something floaty & this shirt dress was just the thing. Paired with a lace effect dress I felt chic, not to mention comfortable.
Leaving the cinema to balmy summer’s night tempted us into a little blog shoot. I love photos taken in the last gasps of day light. That soft glow works for me.
Dress – H&M
Shirt Dress – Forever21
Shrug – Monsoon
Sandals – schuh
Bracelet – Made for me by my niece
The dinosaurs were marvellous. As with the others in the franchise Jurassic World seems to be very much on the side of giant lizards. I’m all for a summer blockbuster that’s telling humans to stop fucking with nature.
Last, but not least, a few snaps of my city basking in the summer sun.
I love a wedding. I love them even more when I adore the couple getting hitched. So, I was pretty excited about my big brother’s big day. I really wanted to go all out & look fantastic, I think I might just have pulled it off.
I went retro. I found a beautiful swing dress that is absolutely perfect on my curves. I then enrolled a professional to give my hair & face an amazing 50’s makeover. I felt wonderful.
It was a perfect day. The sun shone, the champagne flowed & love was in the air. Having our niece & oldest brother home from Australia made the day even more special. My cheeky little muffin could not resist popping into my blog shoot.
Dress – Lindy Bop
Shoes – Irregular Choice
Shrug – Monsoon
Hair & Make Up – Bombshell Betty’s (@BBsGlasgow)
No wedding post would be complete with the happy couple. So, here they are, the handsome brother & his stunning bride.
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.
I nipped into town yesterday in a second opinion & random chat capacity. It was pleasing to get out & about in the world after a week of being mostly at home. Likewise it felt good to put done make up on & try some funky accessories.
I have been oggling flower crowns on other people’s head for ages. I finally took the plunge with this luscious red beauty. I am completely smitten, the search for my next crown has already commenced.
I am well & truly sick of winter, so I busted out this amazing jungly print maxi to brighten up my day. I got this dress for my Australia trip & I haven’t had it on since. I’ve no idea as I love everything about it.
I was trying out a new angle on this dress with my favourite belt. Unfortunately, it’s a little too big for me now. I shall have to fashion myself another notch before donning it again. I took a few snaps sans belt too. I’m keen on both looks. What do you think?
Dress – M&S
Cardigan – Monsoon
I had to take a trip into town on Thursday & was faced with my usual winter problem. Bitterly cold outside & sauna hot in all of the shops. Why can’t shops turn down their heating? They know we’ll all have coats on.
Anyway, I opted for the chunkiest,cosiest best cardigan in the world. I have been dying to try out this fluffy skirt since I bought it, but haven’t been sure what to wear with it. I tried a hard and soft thing with the leather look leggings. I also debuted my shiny patent brogues. I love the colour, but I think they make my feet look really big. What do you think?
We took the pictures at one of my favourite places in Glasgow, The Gallery of Modern Art.
Chunky Cardi – Primark
Skirt – Primark
Top – Monsoon
Leggings – Primark
Brogues – Primark
The festive season is almost upon us & my mind has been pondering the notion of having some fun. Along with the usual seasonal celebrations I also have some important birthdays in December including my fabulous best friend & my darling youngest sibling. My darling sister will be 30 this year & she’s having a big fabulous party. I am determined to go uber luxe for these occasions & with this in mind I have created a party wishlist. Some of these are serious contenders & others are just me dreaming.
I have had hankering for velvet for a while. I’ve always adored it, but it’s popularity has definitely waned in recent years. Wearing velevt never fails to make me feel sexy. It is so tactile & lush. This sleek navy dress screams old school glamour. I have a feeling the side gathering detail will be flattering as hell on my body. I can’t wait to try this on & hopefully strut my gorgeous stuff in it over christmas. I feel a dress this sumptious need some simple show stopping accessories, these Biba earrings certainly fit that bill. Sadly at £1750 they are likely to remain on my wish list.
Dress – Scarlett & Jo (at Evans)
Ring – M&S
Earrings – Biba
Clutch – River Island
Layers do it for me especially if one or more of them are sheer. This evans dress is genuis, sparkly gold, sheer, built in cover up. Three big ticks from me. Similarly this layered Elvi top is so simple, yet striking. Elvi is actually a new find for me, so far, i am impressed.
Irregular choice are pretty much the only shoes I want on my feet & this pair are perfect in every way. They are currently sold out, but i am hoping against hope that they come back. How can anything go wrong when you have unicorns on your feet?
Shoes – Irregular choice
Dress – Evans
Box Top – Elvi
Oil Slick Clutch – Asos
Faux fur seems like the obvious choice when playing the luxury bitch. Monsoon’s classic shape & colour make their take it on it a winner for me. I’ll definitely need to try before buying as coats are always a tricky fit with my boobs.
I am actually pinching myself over this Lovedrobe flapper style dress. I can’t believe it is so affordable & available in my size. A futher bonus is that this art deco type design is tailer made for a big event I have later in the year. I am snapping this one up immediatey & calling it fate.
Coat – Monsoon
Dress – Lovedrobe (at Evans)
These are my wild cards. They do not fit with my hollywood starlet theme, yet i can’t prevent myself coveting them. The shoes speak for themselves, what woman in her right mind would not want her feet adorned with these masterpieces? If anyone out there wants to have me at their beck and call those shoes are the key. The poodle clutch is so not me. I don’t go in much for cutesy or pastel. However my Mother happens to have to stunning standard poodles who would turn cruella deville into a dog person. Coco & D’artagnan have captured my heart & simultaneously opened it ip to kitch handbags.
Last but not least is another Elvi piece. Whoever thought up the ‘coatigan’ , I owe you a drink. Bright orange cosy coolness are all things i need in my wardrobe.
Poodle Clutch – Asos
Coatigan – Elvi
Shoes – Irregular choice
Watch out for outfits posts as and when i get mitts on these beauties.
Wishing And Hoping – Dusty Springfield
i am off to a fancy hotel for my friend’s wedding later today. I am looking forward to my little mini escape. Before I jump in the shower I just have time to dash off a quick blog post.
On Friday I finally got to see Cold in July. I highly recommend this film. It is impossible to describe as it starts as one thing & morphs into something else. It has a great cast & brilliant twists. Go see it.
It was drizzly on Friday, but still really stuffy, tricky weather to dress for. I opted for this tunic dress. It’s light and comfortable with some really pretty embroidery. I stayed monochrome with my jewellery, but couldn’t resist pairing my dress with these star print leggings.
Dress – Monsoon
Cardigan – Gift
Ring & Earrings – Gift
Leggings – Next
I shall be enjoying some luxury for the next two days. I’ll be sure to blog about it when I return.