I don’t do outfit posts too often because I doubt many people are overly interested in my clothing (although I am partial to selfie much more on my instagram @urbanity_blog) but this weekend has been sunny and I’ve really enjoyed relaxed dressing for my rare weekend not working in a shop! These Zara culottes have been hanging unworn for a while but never find the right occasion of them. A summer evening walk and a cute cinema date in these babies was ideal, teamed with a simple black tee and birkenstocks. Also, you may notice my rather strawberry-milkshake-esque hair! Lately I’ve been getting bored with being blonde so I’ve experimented with different semi-permanent pinks and purples. Its great to use these wash-in dyes from Crazy Colour because there no commitment (as I’m way too scared to dedicate my hair to being forever pink) and it gives you a chance to bring out your fun side and see what suits you.
For my week in Argyll (Read all about it here!), I decided to give my skin and daily routine a break by not wearing any make up at all. Well, except from Carmex lip balm because without it I feel lost!I though, I’ll be in the middle of nowhere, no one is going to care if I don’t have a full face of foundation on. Its a scary step for me because I’ve always been pretty self conscious of my broken nose but I actually found it pretty empowering The fresh air paired with a couple of Superdrug mud masks has really cleared up some stubborn spots, so overall I think my skin is thanking me for it! However, I feel a million times more confident now I’m re-united with my cosmetics collection, so I’ve been thinking about why women wear make-up, or why they don’t, and whether its similar to how I feel. Read on to see the answers from lots of lovely Edinburgh Bloggers in response to my wee ‘Psychology of Make-up’ survey.
I have just come back from a wonderful ‘staycation’ up in the north of Scotland (yes, nowhere near as exciting as last Summer’s adventures in New York and Norway, but stay with me!).
Argyll is a beautiful area full of breathtaking lochs (thats Scottish lakes!), huge mountains, spooky forests and twee seaside villages, as well as so much history, culture and nature. It rained non-stop and the midges were out in full force, but we had a wonderful week.
My family and I have been here countless times, as its the original home of our Clan, but this was our first time by Loch Awe, in a Scandavian-style log cabin called Dalriada Lodge (which you can see on Air BnB here!)
Last week I got a masterclass in making delicious fresh burritos at the new Mexican joint Bar Burrito on Lothian road, Edinburgh. I’ve always been fond of Mexican food and love making my own dishes, but have never attempted the holy grail, The Burrito, before! However, after that night, along with a great bunch of other Edinburgh Bloggers, I am confident in how to wrap the (nearly) perfect burrito, filled to the brim with rice, beans, veggies, salsa, guacamole and cheese! Photo by Talor Gilchrist, who organised the event and blogged all about it here!
I’ve been thinking a lot about my future career lately, so I thought I would compile a list of the talented, creative and utterly unstoppable businesswomen in Scotland that inspire and motivate me. First off we have Ellie Morag. Probably a favourite photographer within the Edinburgh and Glasgow fashion community, Ellie has photographed for Edinburgh Fashion Week, the ECA Fashion Show, Hunted Vintage, Deadsleekit, Kestin Hare, Scot Street Style. and so many more. And she’s probably one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. What’s not to love? Check out this talented gal’s website at http://www.elliemorag.com