Tuesday 3 December 2013

Outfit: boy's clothes

I'm so happy jumper weather is here! I am such a natural scruff - I try to hide it most days (mainly by wearing dresses and hoping I look presentable), but I'm generally in my happiest place when I'm a wee bit slouchy. So, I'm a bit chuffed with my new cosiest clothes.

Jumper - Topman*
Scarf - Topman*
I would never think to shop in Topman normally, so was a wee bit intrigued when they got in touch & asked if I fancied trying some of the unisex products they sell. Turns out, men have amazing jumpers!

I swithered for ages about what size to order (then ordered a small, changed my mind, and had to swiftly cancel & reorder - thanks patient Topman staff!), but finally settled on a men's medium. It's slouchy but not too baggy, and the neckline is perfect.

Nail polish - Rimmel, 'Mind the Gap, Victoria'

I also ordered this tartan scarf (plus a hat and mittens, I am a sucker for winter wear). It feels a wee bit cliched to be Scottish & wear tartan everyday, but I love it. It's actually a bit thinner than I expected, but it's kept me pretty cosy over the last few icy mornings.

Jeans - Primark
Because I'm pretty unadventurous, I've only been wearing the jumper over jeans (so far!), but I reckon it would be pretty cute with a skirt. Either way, I'm going to wear it loads before I head off to sunny climes (have I mentioned I'm going on holiday soon? Only a week and a bit to go! Ahhhh!).

Monday 2 December 2013

November instagram

November was busy, busy, busy, but so much fun. Here's what it looked like...

Instagram username: @eversojuliet
1. At the start of the month I went on a wee trip down to London for work and play. It's a weird thing to enjoy, but I really love the train down from Edinburgh - it's such a scenic route (loads of coastlines and rolling fields), and it's long enough that you can get lost in a book, but not SO long that you get bored. Beats the plane anyday!

2. I stayed at my friend's flat, and had the company of his very lovely (and extremely sooky) cat Meta, who followed me round purring & enjoyed sitting on all of my things.

3. One of my work meetings was with the very lovely Zoe, which meant I got the excuse to visit Google HQ! I sort-of forced her to take me on a tour of the office, which has the most incredible view over London. I'd quite like to move in.

4. When in London I went on a mission to find a nice, independent book shop & came across Slightly Foxed. I'll admit, I was won over by the name alone (I love foxes), and was so pleased to find that it was just as nice as it sounded - a wee treasure trove full of old and new books. They also gave me this lovely bag, which is amazing!

5. I feel like I've barely been in my house this month, but when I have been, I've tried to be a bit creative. I've been challenging myself to paint just using one colour (to force myself to stop being so reliant on heavy shadowing), and I'm really pleased with this guy.
6. I went for a wander around Stockbridge Market one Sunday morning, and very almost bought a squirrel pie... but couldn't quite commit. I miss seeing red squirrels about - the last time I spotted one was when I went camping in the summer, but I can't remember when I last saw one in Edinburgh!

7. Our winning streak is continuing at work, as we won the Creative Edinburgh Unite award - which was this super cool knuckleduster by Bonnie Bling. Go science!

8. It dawned on me that the day I become a "proper" adult will be the day I pick wine based on anything other than how pretty the label is. That day is not this day. This label was very pretty indeed.

9. I reckon one of the nicest things to do on a cold night is to sit in your favourite pub, with some of your very favourite people. My very, very favourite place in Edinburgh is Bo's (which is really called Blackfriars, but it'll always be Bo's to me!). It's such a lovely, cosy space and the food is amazing.
10. I went to a night about the science of time and music, which had a bit of a Doctor Who twist. I've never actually watched Doctor Who (apart from one episode written by Neil Gaiman), so was a bit weirded out when I was handed a plate of fishfingers and custard. Apparently that's a thing...?

11. Photobooth selfies at the Edinburgh Experiment. I love a photobooth!

12. I've got a huge stack of books awaiting me, which I'm really excited about - I cannot wait to be on a beach with nothing to do but read! This is next on my list, and it looks pretty intense...