Through this Iron Sky

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It’s Sunday and I’m in the midst of a horrific hangover and pile of work to do for tomorrow. That means today’s post will be short and sweet.

There’s not a lot that needs to be said in any event. This outfit includes all my favourites for autumn/winter, perfect dress, OTK boots and tartan. Teamed that with my gorgeous boy and this gorgeous sky and I think I’ll shut up and let you enjoy the photos. One last thing, no editing on these the sky really was that gorgeous.

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Gilet – Topshop
Dress – Primark
Boots – Kurt Geiger
Scarf – Primark

Iron Sky – Paolo Nutini

All My Little Plans and Schemes

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Fresh from my little holiday up North, yesterday I had a whole day to finalise some plans for my birthday party, not often I get a whole day free. I now have a venue, DJ, decorations and invites ordered. Everything is starting to fall into place and I’m getting more and more excited. My birthday is Hogmany, New Years Eve for you non scots, so I’ve never had a proper party before. I’m hoping it’s going to be awesome (and that people will actually turn up!).

I think the belted trend is my favourite, after all the OTK boots of course. This belt is an oldie but it’s fab. It’s genuine crocodile skin all the way from Zimbabwe, I love it. Livens up a simple almost entirely a Primark outfit, can’t beat those bargains.

Excuse my make-upless face, I don’t generally wear a lot only mascara really. I can look a little tired without as my lashes are so fair. It’s nice to go au natural every now and then I think though. Happy Weekend everyone.

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Cardigan – Primark (last year)
Dress – Primark
Leggings – Primark
Belt – Gift
Clutch – Collette (Australia)
Boots – Topshop
Earrings – Kristen Stewart
Bangle and Ring – Gifts

 

Real Love – The Beatles

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

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It may just be me but a walk along a crisp scottish beach can be just as lovely as warm sunny one. It reminds me of winter days out to the likes of Largs and Helensburgh. All bundled up for a walk and then chips on the promenade before home.

Our little cabin is only a short journey from some lovely beaches on the Moray Firth so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Seb the most cowardly dog ever wasn’t too sure of the sand to begin with. He quickly came round though and had a ball chasing sticks and birds.

Leather legs seemed like a good choice given there was a high chance of Seb the man splashing me. This jumper is in its third winter now and still going strong. It’s extra cosy when you slip a base layer on under it, top tip right there.

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Jumper – H&M
Jeans – Quiz
Boots – Barratts
Hat -
Gloves – Marks & Spencer

Let It Go – Frozen

You’ll Take the High Road

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Posting is likely to be a little sporadic this week. We’re on a little holiday in the Scottish Highlands and network coverage is pretty much non existent. I think I like having a little break from the constant facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates though.

We drove through the gorgeous Cairngorms national park on route to our little cabin and of course stopped to let furry one have a run around. As a result we arrived a little later than
planned and surrounded by darkness and fog, not good.

Thankfully our landlady had the fire and hot tub on so the cabin was lovely and toasty. Obviously we cracked open the wine and hopped in the hot tub instantly. Seb had fun exploring his new surroundings.

Today has been all about taking it easy. Cosy socks, hot drinks, long walks and snuggles. Perfect.

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The Perfect Dress

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This is my new favourite dress, it’s perfect for this season. It’s khaki which is seriously trending right now. It’s a wool mix which can keep you warm  on sunny autumn days like this but light enough to layer in a few months. And it is so versatile, I’ll be wearing it with everything from day to night. It also has a cute little zip at the back of the neck which you can’t see in these photos.

This is also my first foray into faux fur, I love the little pom-poms on this scarf. Expect a lot more to come. I am currently trying to pack for our little winter holiday up north. We’re off to a cabin with Seb. I was hoping for crisp cold days to take Seb long walks and admire my beautiful country, it’s currently pouring rain though. It’s making packing a difficult task, will I just take my snowboarding waterproofs?

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Dress – Primark
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Scarf – Turkish Market
Boots – Topshop
Wooden Bangle – H&M
Sunglasses – Chanel

Rings – Collette (Australia)

In Flanders Field the Poppies Blow

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A very late wed-nails-day.

It’s November and so poppies are everywhere to commemorate Remembrance Day which falls on the 11th November. There’s a lot of discussion over the wearing of poppies, particularly given every single person on TV seems to be forced to wear one these days.

For my part, no I don’t agree with many of the wars our government has lead us into and yes there have been acts by a few in the military which are deplorable. The poppy though is not a political symbol or sign of support for war or even the military as a whole. For me it is a mark of respect for those that have given their lives and that is why I wear one.

I lose my little paper one every year so this year i have one on my lapel and a whole load on my nails.

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What’s better than a little bit funk unfused¬†electro pop to cheer us all up on a Monday. This put a smile on my face and a spring in my step so I thought it was perfect to share on such a dull day. Can’t beat a bit of 80′s prince infused pop every now and then.

Meanwhile, a completely ungoogleable name btw, is Tom Andrews and has been around for a while in different incarnations. This is the second track from his EP Element Yes which is out in December, the first of which was pretty well received too. He’s out and about playing live around the UK and by all accounts it live set is well worth catching if you get a chance.