Refreshing my Wardrobe with Rosy Penguin

I always get excited when a new shop opens in my area, especially when its filled with fashion. Rosy Penguin is the latest addition to the array of Edinburgh clothing boutiques, nestled in the heart of Morningside, showcasing contemporary yet affordable womenswear from a wide range of brands.

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Ultimate Summer Fashion Wishlist, Show Studio Internship

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In just a couple of days, I am moving to London for 2 months for an editorial internship at Show Studio. I am so excited to work with such an innovative and exciting company, but I’m also nervous because, its high, and, well, what the hell am I going to wear! A (poor student) girl can dream…so what better than a wishlist? Here I’ve pulled together a collection of clothes, shoes and accessories ready for a Summer in London!

N.B. If you’re thinking – wait, I though Ruth had short ice blonde hair not long curly pink hair – this is an old photo from August 2016 by Jasmin Bauer from A Couple of Photos, it was the most summery blog photo I could find! I hope you enjoy this post!

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The Edinburgh Independent Shopping Guide

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Welcome to the ultimate Edinburgh shopping spree! Anyone that knows me knows I love to rant about the importance of shopping local. As convenient as big brands can be, we have to support the independant retailers in our city to create a more circular economy. Remember, when you shop from a small independant brand, the person behind it does a little happy dance.

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The Hypocrisy of Ethical Fashion

ruth-urbanity-fashion-bloggerFast fashion is a troublesome industry full of hypocrisy and lies. Are you feeling ugly and unsuccessful? Buy this dress, it will make you happy. Oh, but buy a different one next week, as that happiness won’t last. Do you wish you could afford designer fashion but don’t have the budget? Buy these cheap shoes, but of course they won’t last, so buy more, and more, until you can’t afford your rent. Do you equate fashion to glamour and fame? Well, the underpaid, overworked seamstresses in Bangladesh might disagree.

Ethical fashion aims to combat these problems by creating more envirnomentally and socially friendly products. But unfortunately, as more and more ethical fashion brands are formed, this creates yet more, arguably pointless, stuff, which ultimately puts more pressure on the world’s resources. I call this new kind of hypocrisy ‘the buying more stuff matrix’. Read on to find out why.

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Mermaids and Metallics

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Metallics are just one of those trends I absolutely adore. From shiny silver ankle boots to shimmering sequin skirts, I love rocking something super reflective and eye catching on a night out. While shopping at The Centre Livingston last month, I immediately fell for this unique mermaid mini dress on the Topshop sale rail, and decided to go matchy-matchy and pair it with my metallic cross body bag from Covet Edinburgh.

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