Thursday, June 9

Coral Bardot Top and Denim Button Up

Top: New Look | Skirt: Next | Shoes: New Look | Necklace: H Samuel 

It has been a while since I styled this skirt on my blog. I wasn't happy with the length of it on it - I just felt like it wasn't flattering on me. This week though I finally had time to take a few inches off the length and now I'm much happier with it. You can see the last time I wore it here - it is more of an autumn look. 

I bought this top in January so it is only in the past few weeks that I've been able to wear it. The relaxed floaty style is just perfect for those slightly warmers day but isn't too bare for when it gets cold. The dark coral colour is one of my favourites and looks great with denim. 

I shot this look quickly while packing this morning. We took this train to Glasgow after lunchtime before flying to Orlando tomorrow. We had tea and Bella Italia and now I'm going to have an early night.

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Sunday, June 5

My week in pictures #175

(From top left) I've sped my way through the first two series of Arrow so quickly - I got addicted so quickly! On Wednesday Scott and I walked to the lighthouse and even though it was windy it was lovely. A run down by the beach in the sunshine on Thursday morning. Pancakes, strawberries and cream courtesy of my Aunty for tea on Friday. The falls of feugh on Saturday - Scott and I went for a walk up the hills. I won the lovely Paige Joanna's giveaway and my lancome goodies arrived at the weekend. 
My first week back home for the summer and the weather has been glorious! It has been pretty chilled out with a bit of unpacking, tidying and going outside. I've been able to take the dogs on plenty of walks and practise my driving. 

I started my week with a driving lessons - my instructor thought I did really well especially as I hadn't been in the car for over a month. The rest of Monday was spent unpacking my suitcases and clearing out my wardrobe a little. On Tuesday I cleaned the car so it was all shinny and read again but I didn't really do much else.

As normal I went to see Scott on Wednesday - we took a walk to the lighthouse because the weather was so good. Afterwards we made salmon for tea and watched modern family. I decided to stay over so in the morning I went for a run to the beach - running outdoors wasn't as easy as I hoped but I almost managed to match the pace I set in the gym. I definitely got the best part of the day before 9am and the weather was so nice.

The rest of the week was pretty quiet until Friday evening when my aunt and uncle came out for a Chinese. I drove into town to pick it up which is a big responsibility but we made it home when it was still hot. It was lovely to catch up with them before they go on holiday then I leave for America too. 

On Saturday Scott and I decided to do something fun - we drove up over the grampian mountains to a little walk in Glen Dye. The sun was shinning, we took some lovely pictures and played in the river. I just wish I'd worn SPF because my shoulders got quite burnt - I feel so stupid! Afterwards we went to have a look at the falls of feugh and Banchory on our way home. I came home that night because I wanted to meet my brothers new girlfriend who was coming over that evening.

Sunday was also pretty chilled with a slow start, my brother and his girlfriend were making pancakes for breakfast so I managed to nab one of those and a cup of tea to take back to bed and do some blog reading. I drove mum and I into town in the afternoon and managed to handle Tesco carpark pretty well so I was happy about that. Really feel like my driving is improving. Later on we took the dogs for a walk in even more sunshine and I've just been looking at clothes online for my holiday. We are having Japanese style salmon meatballs for tea which I'm quite excited about! 

Next Sunday I'll be in Florida (!?) - I don't plan to stop blogging while I'm away for two weeks but things might be a little sporadic. Hope you are all enjoying this wonderful sunshine as much as I am. 

This week on G is for Gingers: Boohoo Prom Queen | Bringing Out the Sequins | Styling Ankle Boots for Spring & Summer

Noticing the summer slump in my comments already… I appreciate all the support though and try to return the favour as often as possible. 

I am trying to clear some room in my wardrobe before going on holiday so I'd love it if you checked out my blog sale. Everything is under £10 and I'm happy for you to make me an offer.

Thursday, June 2

Styling Ankle Boots for Spring & Summer

Top: Fat Face (similar) | Skirt: F&F at Tesco | Boots: JD Williams* | Sunglasses: Versace via TK Maxx 
A few weeks ago the people over at JD Williams got in touch asking if I want to style a pair of ankle boots for spring and summer. I wouldn't naturally wear boots during the warmer seasons but I'm always up for a challenge. 

When picking the boots I thought that a lighter pair would be easier to wear with my spring wardrobe. This pair with the fringing jumped out straight away because the reminded me of cowboy boots. I thought both their length and style would be quite easy to style with skirts and dresses.

You might remember the last time I wore this skirt back in February (see the post here) - subsequently I decided that it wasn't right with tights and knitwear. Although I do try to wear my summer clothes as many seasons as possible I knew I had to leave this skirt until spring. 

Overall I think the white top, floral skirt and ankle boots make a great casual summer's day outfit. I can't wait to style these boots in a different way - I'm thinking they would look good with a pair of light coloured skinny jeans. The last thing I would say about these boots is they are quite big on me so maybe if you're between sizes get the smaller pair. 

Yesterday was really warm and sunny so after taking these photos I met my boyfriend after his work and we went for a walk to the lighthouse. In hindsight wearing this lightweight skirt when it was windy was a bit of a mistake... oops!

I am trying to clear some room in my wardrobe before going on holiday so I'd love it if you checked out my blog sale. Everything is under £10 and I'm happy for you to make me an offer.