Wedding OOTD

Monday, 25 July 2016






Dress - ASOS
Clutch - New Look
Belt - Primark
Sandals - Primark
Necklace - New Look


I think this might be one of my favourite dresses I've ever worn - it's totally not my usual style, I can't even remember the last time I wore a long dress, but I fell in love with it the minute I tried it on.  I've worn it to two weddings this summer (with a wee haircut in between!) and got so many lovely compliments each time.  I'm not sure I'll get much more wear out of it in Scotland as it's a bit fancy for everyday wear, but I can't wait to take it on holiday in September.  I can just imagine standing with a cocktail in hand, the lacy skirt floating in the breeze whilst I watch the Corfu sunset - just think of the outfit photos!

What I Actually Do For a Job

Saturday, 25 June 2016

I am an incredibly nosey person.  It's why I love vlogs so much, there's something strangely appealing about watching people go about their normal lives.  

One thing that I find really interesting is what people do for a job, and what they actually do day to day.  In the last week or so I've had to answer the "so what do you do?" question a couple of times while chatting to new people, and when I say "digital marketing" I can tell that most people have no idea what that  actually entails.  

Sooooo I thought it would be quite interesting to share an example of a typical day for me - every little task that I do in a selected 9-5.30 period.  Obviously every day is different, but this is a fairly normal mix of tasks for me so it gives you a good idea of what I actually do for a job - hopefully you find it interesting!

For ref, my job title is Senior Account Manager and I work for a digital marketing agency that specialises in the luxury travel industry.

9:00am - I sit down at my desk and read through emails from last night / this morning.  I open up my notepad list of tasks and decide what my priorities are for the day.

9:30am - I send an email to a booking engine provider re one of my hotel clients who is launching a new website this month.  The email includes the new Google Analytics tracking they need, and guidance on the design.

A Visit to Alnwick Castle

Sunday, 12 June 2016

As I've mentioned before, Blair and I are currently doing "Alphabet Dating", so each month one of us organises a surprise date starting with a different letter of the alphabet.  We started in October when I organised date A (a weekend in St Andrews including a visit to an aquarium and fish & chips in Anstruther), and in May we were up to date H.  

H was Blair's turn so a few Saturdays ago I was told I needed to be ready to leave the house at 8.30am(!) for a surprise adventure which would involve us driving "for a couple of hours".  Oooh the mystery!  After a fun journey annoying him with my fake guesses (is it something to do with horses? or hills?) we eventually arrived in the beautiful wee town of Alnwick.  We've spoken about taking a trip to Alnwick a few times but it's never happened for some reason or other, so I was dead excited about the prospect of spending a day there.

In case you're wondering - the H stood for History (and Hogwarts, as it's where they filmed some of Harry Potter.....also an H!).  

Things & Stuff: May

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
One of my favourite types of blog posts to read are those round-ups of things people have found or liked online recently - like Charlotte's Saturday Share, or Juliet's Sunday Links.  I always find something of interest each time, whether it's a link to a funny story, a new blog to read, an outfit I want to wear, or somewhere I want to visit.  I thought I'd follow suit / blatantly copy them and start my own monthly series I'm calling "Things & Stuff".  So here's the first....


One thing I have become OBSESSED with recently is looking up Ikea Hacks on Pinterest.  If you haven't heard of this before, a 'hack' is basically just taking a piece of Ikea furniture and making it unique.  So that could be a simple change like painting a dresser or a big project like building your own storage bed.  I'm dying to go buy some furniture and do my own hacks!

Wedding Guest Wishlist

Friday, 6 May 2016
This year I'm going to 3 weddings in the space of 6 weeks.  3!  They are all quite different too, ranging from the traditional to a casual country affair, so I probably won't be able to wear the same dress to all 3 weddings.  For the last few weeks I've been all over ASOS on almost a daily basis trying to find outfit options, and I thought I'd share some of the beauties I've found so far.

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far left - left - middle - right - far right

left - middle - right

Help me chooooooose!