Archive for April, 2011

Red, white & blue

Our office is open tomorrow but it should be a fun day as there’s lots of royal wedding stuff planned including screening of the event on the big screen in the boardroom and (hopefully) lots of drinking of the fizzy stuff.

We’ve been asked to wear a suitably patriotic red, white and blue outfit, which I’m struggling with a bit as I’ve shot myself in the foot by wearing my one and only red top today! In an ideal world I’d wear this little lot…

The red – a Markus Lupfer lip-print tee:

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The white – these studded ankle boots from Office (which are currently winging their way to me):

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The blue – a pair of Cheap Monday jeans. Affordable and great quality:

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I’m getting into the spirit with a head start tonight:

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The champagne glasses belonged to my grandparents, who were happily married for almost 60 years. The weddding photo is of my mum and dad, who celebrated 40 years together a couple of years back. I’ve endless admiration for couples who achieve this.

Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend.

Long live love!

xx

Easter Sunday

Had a lovely day over in Burntisland with the family yesterday. My brother and sister-in-law did us proud with a fantastic meal, there was much chocolate (not to mention fizz and cider!) consumed and the weather was great, which meant we spent most of the day in the garden. A few pics…

Robbie contemplates the damage done to Benny the bunny:

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Callum’s too little for chocolate so had to make do with Woody:  

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Dad shoots, he scores:

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Watching from the sidelines. Wearing my new red leather jacket, which got positive reviews from all generations of the family!

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Late afternoon pottering about in the garden:

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Hope you had a lovely Easter too.

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Leather jacket: Zara / Jeans: Zara / Boots: River Island

Bloggers in wonderland

Last Saturday the lovely Ann and Scottish Ballet organised a fantastic meet-up for a bunch of us Scottish fashion and beauty bloggers.

The day kicked off with a midday tea party at the Blythswood Square hotel, which is a gorgeous venue:

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This was taken earlier this evening – can’t seem to stay away from the place!

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It was a seated affair with an amazing cake stand each (accompanied by fizz – felt quite tipsy after one glass!). There were other treats on the go in the form of  beauty demonstrations, manicures and hairdressers on hand to create up-dos and suchlike (I took the opportunity to get a much needed fringe trim).     

We were then taxied down to the Theatre Royal to see Scottish Ballet’s new production of Alice, which was a wonderful experience – dark, seductive, funny and poignant (where it touched on the relationship between the real-life Alice and Lewis Carroll). Very highly recommended – catch it on tour if you get the chance.

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Here we all are at the end of the performance – a motely crew! I’m in the back row next to Queen Michelle, who can’t be seen - which is a shame as she was looking as stunning as ever:

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Big thanks to Ann, Scottish Ballet and the Blythswood Square hotel for a brilliant day.

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Next competition winner

Oops, hadn’t realised the competition closing date has been and gone – where does the time go! Just used Random.org to generate the winning number, which was 5. So congrats to Veshoevius who wins the £100 Next voucher. I’ll email you in the morning.

Nightie night.

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ASOS & Nivea dress collection

To celebrate the launch of their new Invisible for Black & White deodorant (which can be worn with clothes in both these colours and won’t leave any marks) Nivea have teamed up with ASOS to create a capsule collection of monochrome dresses:

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My favourite is the black sheer one (love this illustration):

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There’s a styling competition you can enter to be in with a chance of winning all of the dresses. It involves accessorising them for a variety of different occasions:

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Enter the competition on the ASOS site for a chance to win the entire dress collection. It’s open til the end of May.

Good luck!

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Post sponsored by ASOS/Nivea

In the mood for dancing

This is what I wore to the Scottish Ballet blogger event yesterday. I love the pleated midi skirt so much I’m thinking of buying a maxi version as well.

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This is as much twirling and spinning I can do without getting dizzy and falling over!

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Proper post on the ballet to follow later in the week.

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Jumper: Topshop / Skirt: ASOS / Shoes: Clarks Originals

Take10: dotty about Peacocks

For this month’s Take10 challenge the lovely folks at Peacocks sent us a polka dot dress from their new Peacocks by Design range. Here’s how we wore it:

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The first thing I did was remove the diamonte brooch from the bow on the waistband. It’s a pretty brooch and I’ll probably wear it on a jumper or jacket – it just made the dress feel a bit too dressy for me (if that makes sense!).

I kept it simple, just adding my white ‘Miami Vice’ blazer and gold sandals:

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Although the dress looked big on the hanger it fitted like a dream. The colour’s perfect, I love the swishy pleated skirt and it’s lovely quality - great value for £35. I can see myself wearing this loads throughout the summer.

To view everyone’s outfits in more detail visit Jen at A Little Bird Told Me, MJ at Dreaming Spires and Old Car Tyres, Sherin at HiFashion , Vicki at Magpie Girl, Paula at PinkBow, Ellie at Pretty Much Penniless, Sabine at Psynopsis, Susie at Take-Out In Couture and Harriet at Where Is Harriet?.

Big thanks to Peacocks for sponsoring the challenge, Susie for being our guest blogger and Harriet for making the collage.

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Dress: Peacocks by Design / Blazer: Topshop / Shoes: Carvela