Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Oldies but goodies...

Dress: Zara (old but buy similar from H&M here). Trainers: £70, Adidas at Asos. Backpack: Radley (old but buy new version here). Leather jacket: £295, Jigsaw. Photographs: Christopher O'Donnell
It's hard to see bloggers on Instagram everyday in seemingly new clothes ALL the time. But the truth is, new product is new content and generally, if I blog about old clothes, readers get annoyed.

However, sometimes, some older classics are often the best and it's so nice to bring them out and re-style them again in a fresh approach. I wore this dress on a work shoot recently and got so many compliments it reignited my love for it. I love wearing it casually with trainers - it feels smart but also relaxed with its long sleeves (see recent post here for my love affair with sleeves). It was the first item I packed for our trip to Edinburgh this past weekend...




Sunglasses: £98 with prescription lenses, Bailey Nelson. Lipstick 'Bright Poppy': £21, Bobbi Brown
My husband booked a trip to Scotland for a surprise (belated) birthday treat to see the Military Tattoo, something I'd always wanted to see. It was magnificent, and we took some time to see a few Fringe plays whilst there as well. Sadly the weather was expectedly Scottish and after this day it rained for the entirety of our trip, so no blogging after this point!





I still love the feel of white sneakers, and Stan Smiths are still highly rated in my opinion (only pipped to the post in comfort by the Gant 'Alice' versions, which sadly I had to throw out as I wore them literally to their death), although my new Vans are also now a firm favourite.

The jacket, bought 2 years ago now, is still in stock at Jigsaw and is the best leather jacket on the High Street. The leather is butter soft and cost per wear is 100% worth it.




Sunglasses: £98 with prescription lenses, Bailey Nelson. Dress: Zara (old but buy similar from H&M here). Trainers: £70, Adidas at Asos. Backpack: Radley (old but buy new version here). Leather jacket: £295, Jigsaw. 
I know a lot of you bought this Zara dress the first time round, so I hope this inspires you to bring it out again! Or at least to wear your dresses a bit more, they can feel so much cooler and versatile when they're dressed down.

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  1. you look great -we are leaving for Edinburgh tomorrow (Tattoo on Friday night!) and your photos have made me soooooo excited to be going back!!!!

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    1. You will love it (and it looks like better weather than we had!) xxx

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  2. I love the fact that you are showing how fashionable you look with some great items you have had for a while. It's such a great way to be a bit more mindful about fashion shopping and shows great confidence in your own style. Oh and you look beautiful! I was standing in front of that same awesome vintage shop in June, sadly it was closed then. Hope you had more luck. x

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    1. Ah thank you so much, there are sometimes items I wear again and again, but it's rare you'll see on my blog twice...just because I have to move forward, but yes agree it's not about throwaway fashion xx

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  3. Love the look, mix of the feminine print and casual footwear is really nice. I was just in Edinburgh too, nice to recognize some of the streets we walked down to.
    http://www.theglitterfashionista.com/2016/08/48-hours-in-edinburgh.html

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    1. Loved your blog, Alison - funnily enough when I stayed in Edinburgh about 12 years ago, we stayed in a hostel opposite Ryan's -it brings back memories! xx

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  4. Love the look!
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  5. Hi Alex. Can I ask your advice on uniqlo sizing? Going to try a cashmere women's jumper. I'm a size 10 and wondering if I should go for small or medium? Thanks

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    1. I think Small would be fine, but I have a few mediums in the cashmere for a bit more of a slouchy fit xx

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  7. Do you have any recommendations of where to stay in Edinburgh? X

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