19 Jun 2015

I fell in to your eyes

Scottish Fashion Lifestyle Blogger Colours and Carousels

Scottish Fashion Lifestyle Blogger Colours and Carousels

Scottish Fashion Lifestyle Blogger Colours and Carousels

Scottish Fashion Lifestyle Blogger Colours and Carousels

Scottish Fashion Lifestyle Blogger Colours and Carousels

Scottish Fashion Lifestyle Blogger Colours and Carousels
Coat - F&F
Pinafore - Primark
Shirt - Forever 21
Shoes - Matalan
Ring - Bonnie Bling
Collar Pins - Claire Barclay Draws

Why is it that the wind always gets in the way of my outfit photos? Oh yeah... I live in Scotland!

Despite the obvious drawbacks of the weather I'm very proud to call Scotland my current home, especially as I share it with a whole host of talented people. Many of you may know Karen Gillan as the wonderful Amy Pond, but I also know her from her role as the iconic Jean Shrimpton and as being a bit of a style icon overall. Having previously won a Scottish Fashion Award for her unique style I'm pretty proud to have her leading the way for Scots all over the globe. She makes me wish I could pull off ginger hair, sigh. After watching her film Not Another Happy Ending over on We Are Colony I had a go at interpreting her character's individual style in an outfit of my own.

In the film, Karen's character has quite a tailored, androgynous style that isn't typically me. I loved the use of traditional fabrics like tweed but as I am yet to find the perfect pair of tweed trousers they were a bit out of the question for me! Instead, I opted for a blouse and pinafore combo to put my own girlier spin on the more tailored looks she sports. Although I wish I had ginger hair - and I did by accident a few years ago - I substituted the orange locks for a pop of colour from my trusty duster jacket. It's been making a fair few appearances lately!

In keeping with the Scottish theme, I finished the look off with pieces from two of my favourite Scottish designers at the minute - Bonnie Bling and Claire Barclay Draws. Because you're on my blog, I'm guessing that you'll be familiar with Claire Barclay's work (clue: she made my header!) but I've been wanting to add some more Bonnie Bling to my jewellery collection for a wee while now.

As far as the film itself goes, I'm kind of in love. A lot of Scots hate hearing Scottish accents on the screen but I for one love it - which is probably helped along by Karen's authentic twang! It has everything I look for in a rom-com, it stars another actress I love, Freya Mavor, and the soundtrack is just amazing. Not only do my boys Twin Atlantic feature, I've now discovered a band called Teen Canteen and have been kind of stalking their social media ever since. At the moment We Are Colony have a couple of amazing competitions on the go to celebrate the film, so if you fancy winning your own piece of Bonnie Bling or even a signed press book then head on over here to give it a shot.


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