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Friday, 30 January 2015

Things I love - Jan 15 edition

There's nothing I love more than finding new independent brands to fall in love with! 

I thought it would be best to start the year with a list of accessories I'm obsessing over this month, a little more friendly on the purse than all the coats I want to buy and an easy way to add a little newness to your look. 

I love a good traditional watch and this rose gold beauty from Olivia Burton is ticking all the right boxes, the face is perfect and the powder pink strap brings compliments the gold beautifully.


Who can say no to a novelty phone case? Skinny Dip London are on point with this adorable little pastel ice cream. Now if only summer would hurry up and get here so we can have some real ice cream!


King Sophie's World is a brand after my own heart. Heart vagina's, sweets, aliens and love letters all feature on her web store all handmade from hundreds of sequins. This smoking lips patch has to be my favourite, wanna form a girl gang?

Make up bags can be insanely ugly, and not in a good way. Who wants a shiny floral monster lurking in their handbag? Not me! So I bring you Sew Lo Max, the company that's going to make your make up bag so adorable that you'll want to get it out at every opportunity. How cute is this little mint green and pink lipstick one? 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Layers of Checks

There's something about winter that makes me want to wrap my self in rich colours, layers and all the faux fur. I have been obsessing over checks all winter and this cherry coloured coat from Debenhams is the cream of the crop, I've barely had it off all season! The loafers are from Dr Martens and they are my current favourite shoes, I love the patent cherry colour and the fact that they are thick soled, it definitely helps for stomping around in the snow.

I think I might be dressing in raspberry tones until spring. How about you?

Shirt - ASOS
Trousers - Topshop
Tights - Topshop
Coat - Debenhams
Bag - Nica
Loafers - Dr Martens

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Into the woods

There's no denying that Aviemore is beautiful, stunning views of the Cairngorm mountains, amazing beaches and all the wildlife you could ask for. 

We spent most of the day on Loch Morlich beach in the middle of the Glenmore forest park. The beach is beautiful and the views will take your breath will the wind! The park is full of ancient trees, I couldn't help myself I had to climb in this one, the photos do not do it justice, it was HUGE. The tree was called 'Granddad', it had a little name plaque and was covered with the most amazing colours of moss, I fell in love with the mint green colour, it made everything look so ethereal. 

After playing in trees we headed into Aviemore centre (which is adorable fyi) for a cup of tea. We ended up at Active Cafaidh which is basically an all you need outdoor store with a little cafe above. We went in to try on some ski gear, how cute is this helmet? The cafe is really small and warm, just what you need on a cold January afternoon! Tea and cake was just what we needed and I can honestly say that it was the best scone I have ever had, and I love a good scone! We headed out to do some little charity/highland shops and I managed to grab myself an amazing bargain... a Preen coat! Outfit post coming soon I promise.

I think I've fallen in love with the highlands, any tips on places to visit next?

Crop Polo - ASOS
Scarf - Vintage
Knitted Skirt - Primark
Bag - Nica

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Rekindling my love of Vintage shopping

A vintage shopping trip can be a little like falling down the rabbit hole, some things are way too big, and some are way to small you can never tell by a dress size how it's going to fit or even look until you try it on! That is the first major point to remember, always try it on! Even if you only kind of like it and you can't really be bothered you might find that not only does it fit you perfectly but it's one of those timeless pieces that you'll wear again and again.

The biggest downfall to Vintage shopping is the influx of modern clothing with the labels cut off. Now don't me wrong, I love a good charity shop rummage and I've found some amazing things over the years (most recently a Preen coat but I'll save that baby for another post!), but I must say this pisses me of royally. The best way to avoid falling into the pitfall of buying last seasons Topshop is to check all labels. If something has no label or it's obviously cut out check for a care label as this will usually tell you where it came from, if it has no brand on it check the 'made in' info, 99% of the time if it's made in China it aint Vintage! If it's got a label and your not sure then google it but lets be honest you can usually tell a vintage label a mile off.

Luckily there are a few amazing Vintage stores in Glasgow that you don't have to trawl through to find an actual Vintage piece. I came across Beautiful Cosmos through a friend's recommendation, based in the Southside this little gem is a must visit for any Vintage lover, no high street labels in sight! All the stock is hand picked by the owner Flore and I have to admit she has impeccable taste! My friend picked up a vintage liberty scarf and a glass leaf brooch and I bagged this little pinstripe number, for £18 may I add! I love the fit, the button up the side makes me think of a dentist's a good way! The shape of the shoulder's and the tie at the waist make it really flattering, plus I love a good pleat and the skirt is the perfect shape for dancing.

The best thing about Vintage shopping? You'll be hard pressed to find anyone else with the same dress/coat/jumper/scarf/bag as you AND it's the most sustainable way to shop. You know I'm a fan of shopping local so why not shop at your local Vintage store?

Earrings - Now or Never
Dress - Beautiful Cosmos
Shoes - TUK (use code HONEYPOPTUK for 20% off the entire site)

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Russian Princess

My new faux fur hat has to be one of my favourite things. It makes me long for a frosty morning and snow covered paths. There is something magical about frost covered mornings don't you think?

The rest of my outfit is in varying shades of pink, and as far as I'm concerned you cant have too much of a good thing. I love wearing my scarf belted like this, it gives more definition and shows off layers much better, definitely going to be trying this look with my cape!

Faux fur hat - Gift
Scarf - Gift
Belt - Vintage
Rings - Bloody Mary Metal
Watch - Caravelle
Shirt - ASOS
Knitted two piece - Never fully dressed from Spoiled Brat
Bag - Nica
Tights - Bebaroque
Boots - Style edit

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