Wednesday, 19 March 2014

But now that I'm older

 Top - Wallis 
Skirt - New Look 
Blazer - Vintage 
Shoes - Clarks 

This is what I wore on for my birthday on Monday. I really loved this outfit but it seemed difficult to photograph due to the stripes as if the top had moved a bit it made things look odd. The skirt was a mere fiver in new look recently and I'm sure I looked at these skirts when they were reduced to a tenner but never found my size in any of the colours. The top was a present and I really love the thinner stripes and the lace at the top and makes it more unusual from other striped tops.

 Necklace - Hannah Zakari 
Bow - Crown and Glory 

I have always loved lighting bolt shapes and back in my days of youth I wore two lighting bolt necklaces on rotation that were big and bright. I still have them but I wouldn't wear them anymore, so I have always been on the hunt for something abit more subtle. I found this necklace before christmas and I'm sure it was much more than I would pay for a necklace even by an independent maker which is why it never came home but on a recent trip to the Edinburgh store I found it again and it was a much lower price that I was happy to pay. I wanted to find ways to style my hair so I could wear all my lovely Crown and Glory goodies that I won. The one I'm wearing I did buy back in November. This was my first attempt at using a larger bun doughnut and much preferred the outcome despite obviously missing some bits with the kirby grips!

I woke up to a room filled with balloons! My boyfriend had sneaked into my house at 7am to blow them all up himself and refused any help from my mum. I do love birthday surprises! I had a lovely day. We went out for lunch, ate cake and watched Where The Wild Things Are. 

What's been your favourite birthday surprise that you've had? 

Arcade Fire - Wake Up

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Advenutres in Edinburgh

The other week I took a trip to Edinburgh with my boyfriend to see my favourite band The Answer play at the The Liquid Rooms. I've been a rather dedicated fan since 2006 and have traveled to London, Newcastle and Belfast among other to see them on more than one date on tours. I must have seen them about 30 times now, I lost count after 23 times I think!  I've been lucky enough to meet the lads after every show which more often than not ends up in a drinking session and this time we ended up in an Irish bar called Finnegan's next door to The Liquid Rooms.  As you can see I do love getting up close and personal at gigs ;)

The next morning we went for breakfast at Curious Tearooms which was really nice. I had to try a piece of cake as they looked amazing. The cake was so rich and tasty but the generous size defeated me which is a first. I am never defeated by cake! We then went to Museum of Scotland to see the Mammoths of the Ice Age which was interesting to see. First photo is a sperm whale skull which was huge. The photo underneath is a mummified baby mammoth.

We went to see the Field of Light by Bruce Munro which is well worth a visit if you are nearby. It is free to visit and you can walk all round the square. I just wish I could have seen it in the proper darkness as it would have been even better.

 Have you visited any of these exhibitions in Edinburgh yet?