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
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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
Cardigan -
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.

On A Shopping Spree

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I’ve not posted a wishlist for a while. I’m a victim of the weather though as its dark by the time I finish work and has been raining all weekend so no outfit photos for me. My two favourites for this season this season have got to be over knee boots and faux fur. Perfectly demonstrated by some of my favourite bloggers up there.

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I already have some pretty awesome black OTK boots from Kurt Geiger that’s not gonna stop me adding some more to my wardrobe though. Teamed with skinny jeans or oversized tops helps avoid the Pretty Woman look. Little bit of colour from Missguided, made measure from Duo (these are the actual boots Tatyana is wearing above), wear all day flats from Dune, or super sexy lace ups from Kurt Geiger. Which ones to choose?

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You can’t beat a bit of faux when the temperatures drop. I could buy a dozen jackets in various shapes and colours. I was super excited to see this muff on ASOS, I had one of these when I was kid brought out for all special occasions and I love it. I can see my little DIY furry clutches getting a lot of wear this winter too.

 

Hit Em Up Style – Blu Cantrell

From the Back of the Restaurant

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When The George Hotel asked me if I wanted to come try out their new winter menu I was more than happy to oblige. Their Tempus Restaurant is lovely and a trip to Edinburgh gives me a chance to catch up with uni friends. I organised this a few weeks ago and it worked out perfectly. After a long stressful week a big glass of wine, yummy dinner and girly catch up was exactly what I needed. The staff I have to say were so polite and helpful, adding to a lovely evening.

I took the train through so I could indulge in that much need glass of wine. This also means time spent waiting in the cold so my winter coat got its first outing of the year. I haven’t picked up a new one yet so I freshened up last year’s by belting it up with my new tartan scarf. You won’t believe how happy I am that tartan is still in this winter!

Another tough week is almost over and I’m counting down the days to my holiday up north for the mans birthday, one week left.

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Coat – Tommy Hilfiger
Scarf – Primark
Belt – Ebay
Jeans – Gap
Boots – Kurt Geiger
Ring – H&M
Clutch – DIY

Smile Like You Mean It – The Killers