So it's been quite a while. I celebrated my third blog birthday in July and then skulked off into the blogging shadows for about 4 months. I’m an erratic blogger at the best of times but that’s taking the biscuit. So I’m not sure if there’s anyone still knocking around these parts. But I thought I’d try and kick things off again by going back to basics with an outfit post and taking it from there.
These pictures were taken at Traquair House about an hour outside of Edinburgh – home to a brewery we were too late to visit but also a wonderful labyrinth that I’ve been dying to get lost in for some time now. The day turned out to be a bit of a wash out with torrential downpours but on the plus side we had the labyrinth to ourselves. Though the urgency of trying to find your way out of a labyrinth is increased ten fold when it starts lashing down and you’re umbrella’less!
It’s still autumn in Edinburgh and the temperatures have been hovering in the double figures but I’m the kind of person who still brings a hot water bottle to bed in the month of July so my winter woollies tend to come out from late September. I’m much more comfortable dressing in several chunky layers than pared down summer outfits so this is my typical outfit from late September onwards – when I happily forego any more failed attempts at pulling off pastels and summer florals. So yay for chunky winter fabrics and hues!
Outfit details: Coat, warehouse; skirt, Jigsaw; jumper, Hobbs; scarf, Topshop; bag, vintage; boots, Kurt Geiger.