ZOOTD & Edinburgh Zoo Nights

Friday, 13 June 2014

I love a good pun, so when Gillian and I were at a party at Edinburgh Zoo the other week I couldn't resist the opportunity for an outfit of the day post I could title ZOOTD.

We were there for Edinburgh Zoo Nights which is a series of late night parties the zoo are holding over the summer.  They did one last year and I reeeeally wanted to go but it clashed with something else so when I saw tickets go on sale this year I was so excited.  I bloody love the zoo (as I've written before), and this was basically an opportunity to go round at night with a cocktail in hand and no screaming kids getting in your way when you're trying to look at the monkeys.  

There were a couple of cool things going on like live music and comedy acts (the comedians were really funny actually - I think Gillian and I were a bit like "meh this might be a bit crap" at first but it was so much better than I expected it to be).  Unfortunately there weren't any "hands-on" animal experiences which we kind of hoped there would be (all I want is to cuddle a spider monkey, is that really too much to ask?), but there were a couple of talks through the night so we got to hear a bit more about the animals which was interesting.

Towards the end of the night, after puffing our way up the hill (so unfit) to see the big cats (who were mostly asleep) we were on our way back down and spotted a perfect photo spot with a beautiful view across Edinburgh.  When I was at the members & adopters night last year I remember taking a couple of photos here too.  As there was no one around I immediately was like "lets do outfit of the days!" and we snapped a couple whilst the sun went down.  The lighting isn't great I'm afraid as it was like 9.30pm but you get the gist.  

The dress is the same ASOS number I wore in this outfit post, and the kimono is a new one from New Look that I took on holiday (it's not online unfortunately).  I'm loving kimonos at the moment for just shoving over an otherwise boring outfit and actually bought 3 in New Look recently.  The bag is my cutie ASOS satchel which I've worn TO DEATH, same with the Primark necklace which you've seen in approximately 50 photos now.

Here's some other photos from during the night, most of the animals were asleep to be honest as it was night time (they were probably confused as to why there were grown adults roaming around at 9pm drinking out of zoo cups) but it was still a really fun night.  I think there's a couple of dates still to come this summer so you should definitely check it out if you're looking for something a bit different to do on a Friday night.

1 comment:

  1. I love Zoo trips! I've never been to Edinburgh zoo! I did London Zoo Lates last year and it was amazing, I'm trying to get my friends to go to Edinburgh this year haha.
    Kloe xx