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Monday, 6 July 2015

The Vault - Taylor swift in technicolor

Last week I went to see Taylor Swift live at the Hydro in Glasgow. I was also lucky enough to be able to watch the show from Clydesdale Bank’s 'The Vault'. The Vault is a private room underneath the 1st balcony and even getting there feels like VIP treatment! You are escorted by a member of staff and given wristband passes, did I mention you don't have to wait in line to get in? Awesome right? So after the wristbands you are taken up some stairs past a little bar, behind a door, then a velvet curtain (I'm not kidding) and after that little whirlwind tour you’re in The Vault.

The Vault is amazing in so many ways, firstly your are only with your friends, there are no strangers with you and you feel like you are the only one's watching the show but you can still see the crowds and get a feel for the atmosphere. So shaking it with your best girls, singing at the top of your lungs and having a little cry (these things are emotional aren’t they?) are all done in the privacy of your own room, you also have a sofa to have a little rest on and even then you can still see the stage as the barrier is made of glass. Don't worry if you get a little thirsty, there is a call button and your own waiter will magically appear to take your drinks order, so you never have to leave! Apart from to going to the bathroom obviously but even then you get a secluded loo that was rarely busy. And last but not least the view is AMAZING! You are super close to the stage and there is no one in front of you meaning you have uninterrupted viewing, at points I felt so close to the stage, especially when it was elevated! Now what’s better than that? 

The only downfall? Not meeting Tay Tay herself, but there's always next time right?

So you can't buy entry into The Vault but don't despair because you can win entry! In fact that’s the only way into The Vault. So instead of it being super expensive and only a select few able to go, Clydesdale Bank gives everyone the opportunity! All you have to do is buy a ticket to see your favourite artist/comedian/group at the Hydro and then go here 
to enter the prize draw to get your tickets upgraded to the VIP Vault experience, so simple.

The show in itself was awesome, the lights, the dancers, the inspirational speeches, the cat videos, the paper aeroplane cannons, but the highlight had to be everyone in the crowd singing in unison to pretty much every song! It made the atmosphere amazing and as Tay 
Tay herself said "we are all here experiencing the same moment, with loved ones, with strangers, and we will all remember it forever'. 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Things I love - June 15 edition

I am in full summer mode, this involves numerous hours of day dreaming about living on some sun drenched island, lying on an inflatable in the pool and then chilling out in some french style villa. Life goals right there! So what essentials do I need for my imaginary life?

Let's start with a giant floor cushion, this beauty from Bluebellgray is perfect for lounging on. The print reminds me of antique china plates so it would fit into most rooms, or you could go all out and get the rug too!


Karen Mabon can do no wrong in my eyes. The Beverly Hills hotel scarf is all you need to solve your holiday hair worries, just tie your hair up in a big bow and you have instant hollywood glamour.

Remember Jelly shoes? Well now we have Jelly bags!...and shoes to match if you are so inclined. This baby pink number from Sun Jellies is too cool, not only does it look like a retro wicker bag, it also folds up so it will fit in your suitcase super easily! Pack a contrasting beach towel, throw on some shades and you'll be the belle of the beach.


I am no stranger to amazing pool inflatables, but what's better than a giant swan? A giant flamingo of course! 


Kirby grips are pretty boring, and they seem to just evaporate so why not upgrade to these super cute bobby pins from Crown and Glory? You can't go wrong with pink lips but they also have eyeballs and planets for you to choose from. Use them to keep your hair back or hold your head scarf in place. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

white buffalo

There are some things that you spend what feels like your life looking for. Baby blue cigarette pants were my Loch Ness Monster, my unattainable, my white buffalo...I finally stumbled upon these beauties in the Dorothy Perkins sale, somewhere I never usually shop but I spied them on the front of a rail and had to go in and investigate. They are slightly cropped, with a crease and turn up at the bottom. The fabric is a poly/cotton blend and the fit is perfect, I am one happy bunny!

So take heart, sometimes you find that one thing you have been searching for in the most unlikely of places, never stop searching!

My Brixton hat is a new wardrobe staple for me, I can't seem to take it off. With a white and lemon stripe shirt and white flats it's a pretty versatile outfit, I decided to add a cropped PU jacket and colour pop bag from Nica Handbags

Hat - Brixton
Jacket - Miss Selfridge
Shirt - GAP
Trousers - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Faith
Bag - Nica

Monday, 15 June 2015

stand out from the crowd

Sometimes all you need is a little sunshine and awesome shades.

Summer is fleeting in Scotland and you need to grab every day of sunshine you can, I always make sure I have a pair of sunglasses on hand! After all, no other accessory will make your outfit more summer ready. These amazing glasses are from Polette, who are a leading online optician specialising in affordable frames, they have me wanting to wear glasses 24/7!  With a metal frame and a slightly hooded lens these are the perfect statement sunnies. Added bonus of using Polette because you can also add your prescription to the lenses, so no more having to wear contacts with your sunglasses!

Nothing says summer outfit like a kimono and I'm wearing this baby as often as I can, I'm living for fringing at the moment and I love the movement this creates, lightweight and long it flows perfectly when you move. I'm firmly in the 'if you love it wear it' camp and even though this is a beach kimono I see myself wearing it most of the summer, it works as a light cover up for the office or with a little summer dress for a picnic, oh and at the beach too.

This is how you hitchhike right? More and more this outfit makes me want to road trip down route 66 in a Fear and Loathing style blow out....

"That, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .

So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.” 

So will you be rocking some statement shades this summer? Are you going full haul on the American dream and road tripping with your best girls or just heading on a beach holiday? Either way you now know where to go for your statement sunglasses.

Sunglasses - Polette
Kimono - ASOS
Shirt - Iron Fist
Shorts - Vintage, diy distressed
Cut our Trainers - Jeffrey Campbell

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Ain't no Party like a Gin Club Party

Nestled just off the Finneston strip is a little collection of studios, workshops and galleries. It is also home to the Hidden Lane Tea room which plays host to the Gin Club every (ish) month. Now I know what your thinking, you can buy gin anywhere BUT you won't get the same experience anywhere else and lets be honest unless you ask for a specific gin in a bar they are more than likely to serve you Gordon's....and that's just boring! When you first arrive you are given tokens and a menu, on the menu is the three gin cocktails you will be trying so you can use your tokens to get them in the order you like, there is no formality so you don't have to go in order! More often than not the actual brand reps for the gin companies will be there so you can ask questions or they can tell you how they started, I found my new favourite gin (the botanist) this way! 

There's nothing like getting dressed up for a birthday party and this was a great excuse to wear my new unicorn dress from Tallulah's Threads, it reminds me of my favourite scene in Fantasia with the flying horses and waterfalls. Since it's pastel and cream it goes with pretty much everything! It was a little chilly so I popped a mint shirt underneath and belted it at the waist to prevent unwanted breezes. My customised mint denim jacket gives a little edge to an overly cutsey outfit. For accessories I decided to team it with my baby blue brogues and little cloud clutch bag from ASOS because it's too adorable not to wear with everything. I am loving wearing all shades of pastel together at the moment, definitely my go to look for the summer!  

Jacket - DIY
Shirt - Asos
Belt - Vintage
Brogues - Belfield
Bag - Asos

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