Fashion From Afar


This post is my contribution to Fashion from Afar, an initiative from Smartling to get fashion bloggers involved in their new travel and translation app. I thought I would imagine my dream outfit for my dream night out abroad, and here’s what I came up with!





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#79 Alpine Slopes

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I would like to say this photo was taken by me on my most recent ski trip to Switzerland with my hot Swiss boyfriend Sven. But life is cruel.

Anyway, this look is inspired by those beautiful snowy alpine slopes: tis the season to be layering knitwear! I have recently fallen in love with wooly hats and this one surely does the trick for hiding bad hair days. Denim skirts go perfectly with cable knits, and teamed with a fur-lined coat is an ideal winter combination (it may not be ideal for skiing but hey ho, we’ll just drink hot chocolate in the chalet…)

Jumper: J crew, Skirt: Monki, Boots: Asos, Earrings: Claires, Coat: Topshop, Hat: H&M

#76 Bella Italia

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Inspired by a gorgeous meal of mussels, garlic bread, pollo al formaggio, and of course gelato, at Vittoria on Leith Walk last night. (Italian food is undeniably the best, no arguments accepted.) This look is how I would personify Italian style; perfect for lazing back in a gondola in Venice, or wandering round the shops of Milan. The maxi skirt is still on trend with autumn colour updates, or get some 2014 holiday inspiration with sunnies and straw bags.  Check out some street style from gorgeous Italian girls at fashion week here. Ciao bella.

Top: Zara, Skirt: Oasis, Sandals: Aldo, Office, Sunglasses: Bag: Roxy, Earrings: Giani

#71 Viva Barcelona

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I have just come back from 5 days in Barcelona, wahey! Got that awful holiday-aftermath feeling now, combined with uber cold weather back in Blighty 😦 I loved every second of it, from the paella to the parc Guell, and especially the style of the Spanish girls. The Spaniards , like their attitude, are really laid back with how they dress, and I was shocked as to how many layers they were wearing; to me it was boiling hot! This look includes that simple, comfy feel put with classic bohemian touches like the ankle bracelet and kimono (I fell in love with mine from Pretty Little Thing : the ultimate beach cover-up!). Also added in the (fake) ray bans I bought from one of millions of ‘dodgy’ street traders. But they made me feel like Audrey Hepburn so who cares? Hope everyone is enjoying the October break!

Top: Pieces, Kimono: River Island, Flip Flops: Havianas, Jeans: Current/Elliot, Shades: Ray Ban, Hat: ASOS, Anklet: Rachel Roy

#64 Air Hostess

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I have just arrived back to Edinburgh on the plane I’m absolutely k-o’d, but I always love flying, especially on a clear night. Air stewards do make me laugh though, what an odd job. But,, they do manage to always look glamorous, and who wouldn’t feel it in a silky scarf tie. This outfit would do wonders: the panelling on the pencil skirt magically slims legs, and high neck crop tops (love these with high-waisted leigh jeans too) enhance the top half, with a waist cinching belt, all creating a really feminine look. Offset the sultry tone with manly loafers, perfect for a long day on your feet. And don’t forget the red lips (MAC is the one and only. Why isn’t it my birthday yet??)
Throughout this whole post I had ‘air hostess’ by Busted going round and round in my head.

Top: Jane Norman, Belt: H&M, Skirt: Ted Baker, Shoes: River Island, Scarf: Banana Republic

#55 Thai Times

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I went out for Thai food with my cousin tonight to a wonderful place called Port of Siam on the harbour. I had prawn tom yum soup and jasmine rice, and Charlotte had seafood tempura and chicken satay, then we shared amazing thai prawn crackers, white wine, and apple & mango sorbet with mint. I swear it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
This look is inspired by the wacky colours, bold floral prints and soft silks of Thailand. These shoes are part of LK Bennett’s Oriental range. Long feathered eyelashes will really set it all off.

Dress: Boohoo Shoes: LK Bennett, Earrings: New Look, Clutch: Rare London, Eyelashes: benefit

#53 Tough Mudder

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Some family friends are staying with us tonight after completing the ‘Tough Mudder’ challenge in Edinburgh. It is essentially 12 mile long total-wipeout/army training hybrid sport involving mud, sweat and tears. (see, if you think you would try it). This look is a play on the utility trend but with minimum actual camo print. The shorts are very structured with pockets and I’ve used khaki and brown, all to play on the theme. Spiked accessories represent the sheer tough-ness of this absolutely insane expedition.

Top: Primark, Shorts: Topshop, Jewellry: Forever 21, Backpack: Jansport, Boots: Doc Martens