Monday, 15 September 2014

Lace with Red Label

dress Red Label/ jacket Vintage/ heels New Look similar HERE/ bag Urban Outfitters/ sunglasses ASOS HERE

There's something I love about a tight dress hidden under an over sized jacket. This new black beauty from Red Label is my ideal going out dress: black (my typical go-to colour) and tight with a lace insert. Welcome to my wardrobe, perfect dress.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Discussion: Big Brands or Local Boutiques?



Just a quick post today- I'm still finding abandoned Amsterdam posts (hopefully you're not getting bored of them) and yes, this is another one. On our first day my shopping radar spotted a boutique-like, all white store which turned out to be surprisingly inexpensive: the concept is that every piece is thirty five euros. I got talking to the woman working there and she was mentioning how local boutiques were becoming fewer and fewer in Amsterdam, and PING this blog post came to mind.

So where do you shop? Popular retail stores or local clothes shops? I'd like to think that I support the smaller retailers in my area but honestly.. I don't as much as I should. Edinburgh is chalk full of vintage stores and boutiques and I probably should take advantage of them. For me personally it usually comes down to price- since starting University, having spare cash is a distant memory (yes, I'm going to play the skint student card) and smaller stores are typically more expensive than the likes of River Island or Zara. But, at the same time, I think it's very important to support local business- I'm just not in the financial position to do so right now. 

What's your opinion on this topic? Do you think it's important to support local retailers?

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Clean White and Leopard Print

jumper Zara/ jeans boohoo HERE/ sunglasses ASOS HERE/ shoes Kurt Geiger

Introducing my two favourite sale pieces- there's something so satisfying about wearing an item you got half price. The white turtleneck jumper was a £10 steal from Zara and is certainly something I could see on the rails of Acne or Cos. Its definitely not a quick-run-to-the-shops type jumper, but will act well as a cover up when I'm feeling fancy. 

And the shoes... Do I even have to write anything? These Kurt Geiger beauties speak for themselves. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mom Jeans Part 2

top Urban Outfitters/ jumper Topshop/ rucksack New look/ jeans vintage/ wedges Topshop

Quick post taken on the one day it's actually sunny in Edinburgh... I'm off to enjoy. Hope you've had a good weekend X

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A Timeless Brand

French Connection are one of those brands that I always turn to when I want a classic piece that will last: my black leather is still perfectly in tact four years on. I always take advantage of their sale for this reason and voila here are the items I have my eye on. These slingbacks are my personal favourite from the sale- snakeskin, a pointed toe and a kitten heel= perfection in my book. 
Where will you be sale shopping?

Monday, 7 July 2014

Fire and flames

leather jacket French Connection HERE icon/ top Urban Outfitters/ bandeau Urban Outfitters/ trousers Topshop/ wedges Topshop/ sunglasses ASOS HERE/ earrings New Look HERE

Another Amsterdam outfit: shot on the canal bridge beside our hotel. Baggy trousers, baggy tee and leather jacket is a standard holiday outfit for me. Comfort goes a long way when you're in 20+ degrees, there's something about skinny jeans and tight tops that seems so unappealing. 

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Amsterdam sneak peek

Some shots from Amsterdam!
Left to right: our bridge next to the hotel, tourist shops, another canal shot, the flower market, graffiti beside the nine streets, our canal pizza tour, Grey Haze coffee shop, The Doors coffee shop

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Stealing your boyfriends' jumper

jumper boyfriends/ jeans vintage/ shades vintage/ rucksack H&M/ shoes Clarks HERE

We all have that jumper that we steal from our boyfriend, I'm still working to try and make it a permanent addition to my wardrobe. I picked up these jeans in a vintage store in Amsterdam, isn't second hand just the best? The guarantee of an original piece plus the guarantee that you won't see anyone else wearing it= perfect. I went ahead and bought the Clarks sale shoes I mentioned in my last post here- literally the comfiest shoes I have ever worn, and for me to say that about a heeled shoe is a big statement. 

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Shoe Radar- Sale

sale shoes

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I'm back! We had the best time in Amsterdam- it's such an amazing/crazy/exciting/busy city and I definitely plan on going back. I've got a ton of outfit photos waiting to be edited so expect those soon. But for now.. it's sale time.

Personally I'm not a fan of searching the rails in overcrowded stores (isn't sale shopping online much easier?) so I've rounded up my favourite shoe picks from online retailers. Number four and ten sit at the top of my wishlist and- lets face it- it probably won't be long until they're sitting in my wardrobe. 
Are you an online sale shopper or do you prefer in-store?

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Friday, 20 June 2014

White and Silver


top and bandeau Urban Outfitters/ jeans River Island HERE/ boots ASOS HERE/ sunglasses ASOS HERE/ earrings New Look/ bag Croatian market

Provided this has uploaded at the scheduled time, I should be in Amsterdam right now! This is my first ever timed post, it feels so odd to write... it's like a message for the future. Just a quick outfit post: as unoriginal as it is, I do love all white outfits in the summer. Fresh, clean and bright can never be wrong, right? These lace beauties are a new addition to my collection that I can't get enough of, I seem to have a slight 4 inch heel-boot problem: I just can't stop buying them. 

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