A tiny little glimpse of the beauty that is St Andrews in the back ground here. This is my third trip to The Old Course since starting this blog and finally I had a photographer. Unfortunately we had only a small window in between speakers and we didn’t have time to pop to the beach. As usual I ended up a little worse for wear on Saturday after a few too many drinks on Friday night so a photo shoot was out of the question. One year I will make it down to the beach!
I look forward to this trip every year. Can you think of a better place to have a two day work conference? I’ve been really lucky too and even though it takes place at the end of November the weather is always fairly mild. So mild that bare legs were bearable, with a little help from last years OTK boots, and only a knitted jumper was needed over this little summer dress.
All weekend I’ve had severe weather warnings popping up on my iPad and I got caught in a monsoon when out for a run yesterday. I’m told snow is on the way so it seems the weather had truely turned, just in time for dare I say it, the C word?
Red Dress – ASOS
Jumper – Gap
OTK Boots – Kurt Geiger
Bag – Primark
Is it still Wednesday? This has been a long trying day it almost seems like this morning was yesterday. All the more reason to share so pretty nails and forget about the stress that is the day job. And how can a post some wed-nails-day on a Thursday?
I’m not sure if it’s still in style to match your nails to your outfit, everything supposed to clash now right? Let’s say I’m a sucker for tradition and when I broke out my birthday dress of a little black tie dinner on Friday I wanted nails to match.
Simple as these look I’ll warn you they’re a wee bitty time consuming. I needed three coats of gold for it to even show on the green not to mention trying to get those lines straight. All worth it though right?
I Got a Feelin – Black Eyed Peas
Declan McKenna is another of those incredibly talented and incredibly young singer songwriters that just make me incredibly jealous! This little track came to my attention via Breaking More Waves blog as he is named as one to watch for 2016. I have to agree as he’s had a pretty successful 2015, after winning the Glastonbury emerging talent contest and then being signed to Colombia Records.
Obviously after stumbling across this track I explored what else he had to offer. I didn’t have to look far to find previous single Brazil on iTunes. A protest song against the corruption within FIFA, its got more of a Bob Dylan sound to it and who doesn’t love a song with a strong moral code.
Needless to say this boys obviously has bounds of talent, with two great tracks with very different sounds I can’t wait to hear an album.
This little sweater must be my best sale purchase this year and possibly ever. The sunshine yellow saw me through our fairly dull grey summer and now it’s brightening up our rainy autumn. Yip it’s still raining in Glasgow, forecast to stop around April 2016.
If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen the disaster I had with my hair. What was supposed to be a little treat on Saturday afternoon turned into a nightmare after a terrible cut. Thankfully I had it fixed on Monday afternoon, shorter than planned but much better!
This weekend I’m back at St Andrews for my annual work training event, a little treat to make up for last weekend. Fingers crossed it stops raining long enough for some photos with the stunning Scottish backdrop. If not maybe I’ll just opt for beautiful bright colour like yellow instead.
Sweater – Zara
Jeans – Gap
Scarf – Primark
Boots – Topshop
Bag – Primark
Phone Case – eBay
I’ve been hearing this track in Xfm for a few weeks and finally paid attention to what it was. I really need a digital radio where it comes up in your screen.
Elle King is daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and model London King. Her music is a mix of county, soul and blues. Just enough blues and soul to take that country edge off.
This track is hardly new, with 6million odd you tube views but it’s too cool and sassy not to share even if I am late to the game.
First up, sorry for the rubbish quality photos!
This is what happens when you’ve had no outfit posts for two weeks, you plan an photo shoot but forget your camera and it gets dark before you’re anywhere near finished work. Yip that’s winter in Scotland, you have to embrace the night as it starts at 4pm. It’s does mean it time to get wrapped up in warm cosy fabrics like this faux leather skirt. Leather and suede, two winter must haves in one piece, how could I resist.
As it started raining in Glasgow last week and doesn’t seem to have stopped since, I’m considering building an ark, we had to remain inside for photos. I managed to find a quiet little corner of Silverburn where not too many people stared at us though.
We were there to try out their new restaurant Thaikhun, serving Thai street food. It’s a little different to your average Thai restaurant as its street food and the samples I tried where delicious. The owner is from Thailand and the whole ethos is to bring the heart and soul of Thailand and serve real Thai food. The quirky design of the place with Thai pieces loaded on shelves and hanging from the ceiling was really cool. I’ll definitely be back.
Pencil Skirt – River Island
Jumper – Primark
Earrings & Rings – H&M
Heels – Primark
Necklace – Etsy
Purse – Primark
Marry the Night – Lady Gaga
A French manicure is too boring for me but I wanted something simple after my Halloween nails. After a nude base coat I added these chic little black tips.
The tips I painted with a little brush and added the dots with a dotter tool. When painting the tips don’t stress about getting it perfect first time, I found I was able to balance everything out with the second coat.
I do love these but they’ve not lasted. I think I painted them in too much haste at the weekend, new nails coming next week it seems.
French Kissin (in the USA) – Blondie