Thursday, 26 February 2015

Weekend Wardrobe: Sunday

After cocktails on Saturday night, Sunday calls for cosy jumpers and pancakes.

When packing for a wee night away I like to pack items that work in more than one way, making your bag a little lighter and dressing a little easier. Multi-functional items are great for taking you from a day out on Saturday to a comfy Sunday. Check out what I wore on SATURDAY and see how I've re-worked them here!

And my multi-functional item this weekend was my leather trousers. They are great for dressing up, but I also like them as an alternative on a comfy day. This pair are actually surprisingly comfortable and because they are faux-leather they do have a little bit of stretch in them. I think they're a great alternative to your everyday jeans and can give even a cosy Sunday outfit a little chic edge, making you look just a bit more styled-up than you would in your denims.

I've said it once and I'll say it again - I've been finding myself living in roll-necks! And this is a chunky, comfy alternative from the more fitted jersey options that you may have spied me in on here.

It is just so cosy! The chunky knit cuddles you in and is ideal for wintery Sundays. I really like the navy as it's so easy to wear with anything, but a bright colour would've looked amazing as well. I found it in the H&M sale and I wish I'd snapped it up in every colour as I find myself wearing it constantly, but I haven't been able to find it since and believe me I've been hunting! It's the ultimate Sunday go-to item, chunky knitwear, that's cosy and comfortable - I couldn't ask for anything more.

To add a little more interest to an otherwise pretty simple outfit mix it up a bit with a statement clutch. I'd actually found this one in Miss Selfridge the day before. The stamped on slogan has been really popular lately and I've been craving one since I saw the white Zara 'Stressed but Well Dressed' original. I jumped on this one when I saw it, the coral colour is beautiful with a dark navy, perfectly complimenting it. It is a fairly Spring/Summer colour, which is great as it'll carry me right through, but I also like the pop of colour in a wintery outfit to brighten it up a little.

Recycle your gold accessories, chunky jacket and buckle boots from your Saturday packing and you're good to go!

And Sundays call for nothing more than a pot of Earl Grey and some deliciously chocolate pancakes. How do you do weekend packing?

Coat - Primark
Jumper - H&M
Faux-leather trousers - River Island
Boots - Forever 21
Clutch - Miss Selfridge
Ring - Forever 21
Watch - Fossil

Sunday, 15 February 2015


The usual food with a sprinkling of fashion things!

Sundays are made for big cosy breakfasts and The Hyndland Fox was the ideal spot. French toast with berries and yoghurts as well as gorgeous flowering tea - with the cutest tea-cosy - started off my Sunday perfectly before I hit the shops, the best Sunday sport.

I ended up buying a load of stuff for work when I went shopping and these trousers were one of my favourite purchases. I got them for an absolute bargain in Zara and I love the white pinstripe, it makes average black office trousers a little bit more intriguing. Plus, I also love the slight Kris Jenner vibe they give off - you can't go wrong with a bit of Kardashian channelling!

I moved into a new flat recently and an adorable friend dropped round some flowers to welcome me to the new home! Aren't they gorgeous, yellow is my absolute favourite colour, it's so sunny and smiley! And yellow roses just make my smile even bigger.

Another Sunday another breakfast.... This time in my favourite Aberdeen haunt, Cup. Pancake, bananas and earl grey set me up for the journey back down the road. Keep you're eyes peeled for the perfect Sunday outfit, fit for the perfect pancakes, in a new OOTD post coming soon!

The best thing about moving is that you can find new places for all your little knick knacks! I got this candle and lampshade for Christmas from my very lovely sisters. It's a Yankee candle that has this ceramic shade that fits on top and throws heart shaped shadows around the room - so cute.

I have been searching for a clutch like this for forever! I fell in love with the white Zara version that proclaimed - "Stressed, but well dressed". But I never got round to buying it in time before it sold out. I stumbled across this beauty in Miss Selfridge and even had a wee discount voucher from this months Glamour so got it for a snip of the price. The coral colour is amazing for spring and will carry right on into Summer.

Recently I tried out The Ox and Finch in Glasgow and the small-plates-style restaurant was deliciously mouth-watering! I daundered along one Saturday night in my compulsory polo and gold accents to feast on all the amazing grub on offer - check it out HERE.

I hadn't done a simple OOTD post in a while, so seeing as I had my favourite little photographer with me I decided to share my Weekend Wardrobe with you for when you're away for a wee trip over Saturday and Sunday. Saturday called for leather trousers and monochrome for movies, dinner and cocktails, have a looked HERE for all the deets.

You can only really wear two colours on Valentines day - pink or red! I opted for pink with a pretty lace floaty top, big collared coat, bright pink lips and pretty mother-of-pearl heart earrings - all wuvey dovey eh! Off we popped out for the obligatory Valentines lunch - it was actually lovely!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Weekend Wardrobe: Saturday

I took a trip to see my favourite blog photographer - my little sister!

Packing for the weekend takes a little bit of prep if you want to travel lightly. I like to lay out the exact outfits I'm going to wear for each day - down to every last detail, underwear, earrings and all! This makes it easy to see what you need and gets you ready for each day meaning you don't end up with a bag rammed with mismatched pieces.

Saturday was girls day out - woo! Movies, shopping, dinner and lots of chit chat!

It's nice to get just a little dolled up in your glad rags for a wee day out and I've found myself living in monochrome lately - if it ain't broke and all that.

As a dressy alternative to jeans pop a pair of faux-leather trousers. These ones a surprisingly comfy and look great during the day and on a night out.

A soft biker-style casual jacket looks ideal over a long, baggy black vest.

Gold studded ankle boots, big statement rings, dark lips and initial earrings - just call me Kim K - add all the details you need.

Of course, a cosy jacket is needed on top for the chilly winds in Aberdeen and this one is a big bobbly fashion hug!

All that's left to do is get the cocktails poured!

Coat - Primark
Jacket (black and white) - River Island
T-Shirt - New Looks
Trousers - River Island 
Boots - Forever 21
Ring - Forever 21
Earrings - Primark

P.s Stay tuned for Sunday!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Feasting with the Old Farts

They asked for the title and they got it!

Before they jetted off to the slopes I went out for dinner with my Dad and a couple of his pals and with holiday spirits high the red wine flowed!

We decided to go to the Ox and Finch. I'd been dying to try it for a while and as it was just round the corner from my new flat it was ideal. We toasted the new home with a bottle of Bollinger before heading round the corner to fill up on a massively tasty selection of plates.

This end of Sauchiehall Street has a growing foodie reputation and the Ox and Finch aids this greatly. It was a relaxed, contemporary place, with walls of wine glasses, music and chatty loud tables. The menu made all of our mouths water and it was all served tapas style, which was great as we could all try a little bit of everything. However, it wasn't tapas as you know it and it was more unconventional, updated traditional ingredients cooked up in a deliciously new way and presented impeccable. 

Let's take a little outfit break... 

It was a pretty casual evening and a soft grey polo, black draped waistcoat, dark jeans and boots were the perfect combination.

I've found myself living in polo-necks recently and H&M have a great selection. I really like the soft grey though as a change to black and as someone who is permanently cold it's easy to add a slim longline vest underneath to keep the chill out. 

The waistcoat is actually a button up shirt. It's made to look like a black silk shirt with a light black, shawl-style waistcoat draped over the shoulders, but I've discovered it looks just as nice left open and styled as a waistcoat with the light-weight material water-falling over your shoulders. It's so great when you can wear items in loads of different ways and make them something different with each outfit.

I love gold and grey so some accessorises were needed to add an accent in and perfectly compliment the wooden heeled boots, with the gold button poppers - it's all in the details with a plain colour palette.

But back to the food - I know you want to see what we gorged ourselves on!

It's the type of place that does 'arrives-when-it's-ready' style small plates, but we decided to have a go at some cheeky ordering, only so we could match the wine to what we had, of course. 

To go with the white we first ordered the fish and starter style dishes - salt and pepper squid, blood orange, chilli and saffron aioli, this one was delicious and the blood orange gave it a really unusual element that I for one really enjoyed. The salmon must have been a special as I can't find it online - but just look at it! It was gorgeous and definitely a favourite!

Now I'll confess it was hard to get a picture of everything as the holidaymakers dived in and I also found it hard not to as plates of gorgeous food carried on arriving in front of me! We also tried the crab and crayfish with chilli, mango and glass noodle salad, as well as the seared scallops, ramsay's black pudding with cauliflower and cider vinaigrette. All as amazing as they sound, however four of us did have to fight over three scallops!

We took a break and then ordered our 'meats' so that we could match them to a bottle of red. Venison, pancetta and jeep scotch pie - slow-roasted pork belly, white onion puree, golden raisins and capers-  mushroom, tarragon, spinach and tallegio tart, all accompanied with some deliciously golden chips with truffle salt and roast garlic aioli. 

As you can imagine our plates were scraped clean.

The other two waved the white flag, but my Dad and I weren't ready to give up yet! What harm could a couple of desserts to share really do and I was very glad we made this decision!

We really couldn't say no to a portion of rhubarb, yoghurt and pistachio pavlova halved with a pot of white chocolate panna cotta with passion fruit and kalamansi. They were just as irresistible as the rest of the meal tasted absolutely amazing.

I would really recommend a visit, just book well in advance to guarantee a table as it's always busy, especially Saturday nights. It's great if you like the tapas style of dining, but if you want to be more careful about how the dishes arrive just order seafood first, take a break then order more! The staff were more than happy with this arrangement too. 

A wee gem in a new foodie neighbourhood!

Polo - H&M
Black top, worn as waistcoat - Topshop Boutique
White vest - H&M
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Boots - H&M
Earrings - Topshop
Watch - Fossil