Wednesday, February 22

Styling Brantano Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are a staple in my shoe collection - I have a couple of pairs that I wear throughout autumn, winter and spring too. I get very cold feet easily so I like my boots to be quality and big enough to fit a pair of cosy socks too. When Brantano got in touch I had a browse through their selection and choose two pairs of ankle boots to style for the transition into spring.

My first look feature these sturdy looking Clark's low ankle boots which I though would go perfectly with the equally practical Fat Face dungarees. I had a pair when I was younger and lately have been wanting another pair. Embroidery is going to be big this season and I'll happily jump on the bandwagon with this tunic style top from F&F at tesco which would layer perfectly. Finally I thought this big beach bag would finish the outfit off perfectly matching the white and blue of the tunic and the brown of the boots.
1. New Look Black Leather-Look Biker Jacket | 2. Oasis Daisy Print Dress | 3. Parfois Suede Cross Bag | 4. Rocket Dog Dannis
I spotted this Oasis dress on their Instagram and fell for the ditsy floral print - it would be perfect in my wardrobe. To keep things cosy I paired it when these blue Rocket Dog ankle boots again from Brantano. I recently bought a leather jacket (not this one) and think it would be perfect to add a bit of edge to a girly outfit. Finally to lighten the colour pallet and make me more ready for spring I found this pretty yellow bag in Debenhams. I could imagine myself wearing this type of outfit a lot and I'm sure these boots would be comfy all day.  

This post was written in collaboration with 
Brantano but love of ankle boots 
and styling is all my own.

Sunday, February 19

My week in pictures #210

(From top left) An early start in the library on Monday morning. Watched Aberdeen beat Motherwell 7-2 at pittodrie on Wednesday night. My flatmate and I finished the first season of Daredevil on Thursday night. Spent an hour and a half of my life making this topographic model on Friday afternoon.
My week started early with a trip to the library as it was opening on Monday morning. I hadn't finished work that had to be submitted at half 10 - after two and a half of rushing I got it finished in time... only to find out later the deadline was 1pm!

I do the same thing almost every week with a trip to the gym on Tuesday and Zuma on Wednesday. I managed to fit in some uni work - I spent way too much time browsing pinterest for printables for my filofax and getting them to print on my printer. On Wednesday afternoon I made lasagna so it was ready to go in the oven when Scott and I got back from Pittodrie. Amazingly it wasn't freezing cold and the nine goals we saw definitely made it worthwhile. 

Thursday and Friday are both pretty busy days uniwise but that doesn't mean I didn't have time to finishing watching Daredevil in the evening. I'm slightly more into the DC Comic TV shows at the moment but I really enjoyed daredevil... much better than Luke Cage anyway. 

I find the motivation from somewhere to go the gym early on Friday morning before class - not something I'll make a habit of but I felt good. By the time 6pm on Friday came round I was dying for a pint and luckily for me Scott and some of his work friends were in town so I went to meet them. After plenty of drinks and pizza we crashed in the hotel room in the center Scott has booked for the night.

We did a lot of walking on Saturday morning - first back to my flat to get some thing for a weekend then back into town to get the train to Scott's. Thanks to slight hangovers and lack of sleep we spent the rest of the day in front of the TV. 

Scott's Dad gave us a whole lobster and Scott made a delicious curry for dinner. We were going to try and start 'Billions' but Scott fell asleep in the first twenty minutes so we watched supervet and got an early night instead. 

Today has been a great lazy Sunday, we went out for food then watched the football on the TV, I've also made a chocolate tart and been for a walk down past the beach. It has been both lazy and productive. My boyfriend also just bought a dishwasher so thats exciting! Can you tell I'm growing up...

This week on G is for Gingers: Spectra - Aberdeen's Festival of Light


Wednesday, February 15

Spectra - Aberdeen's Festival of Light

On Friday night my flatmate, Eilidh, and I headed into the city center too see Aberdeen's festival of light. I believe Spectra was held last year too but I missed out because I went home for the weekend so I was determined not to miss it again. After dinner at Handmade Burger Co. we headed to the first location in Union Terrace Gardens.

Like alot of people I was attracted to the festival by the beautiful cloud of lightbulbs on all the posters and news articles. I didn't disappoint in the darkness - 6,000 light bulbs formed an interactive sculpture in a cloud of light.

Also in Union Terrace Gardens was Pa-Boom's 'Hot Heads' which were one of my favourite installations of the night. There is something mesmerizingly beautiful about fire and the head coming off them were impressive.

The 'Wave Garden' was another mesmerizing sculpture made from ribbons (I think) blowing in the wind in beautiful patterns.

From my fellow Aberdeen bloggers Insta stories I knew the next location, Nicholas Kirk, was a must see. Les Araignees did not disappoint and along with the music and location they were delightfully creepy. If it wasn't so cold I could have watched the spiders 'run' about the graveyard for ages.

We were pretty cold by the time we reached Marischal College but we stopped for a look round anyway. I was very impressed by projections onto Mitchell Hall displaying some of the stories of Aberdeen.

Annoyingly it started to snow and our bus was close so we missed out on the 'Laser Light Synths' on the front of Marischal College but it looked like alot of fun.

With 27 installation over 4 locations in the city center there was plenty to see and take in. Overall I had a really enjoyable hour or so wandering round. I also had fun playing with my camera, something I rarely get to do, and trying to take the best possible photos in the pitch dark.

Hopefully you have enjoyed my post even if you couldn't get down to see the event, it only lasted the one weekend, and if Aberdeen do something similar next year I'll definitely be back!

For more information on any of the artwork checkout Spectra's website.