This weekend Adam and I went to stay at The Glasshouse. Staying in a hotel in my home town felt a little surreal, I couldn't help but feel like a tourist but it was great to see Edinburgh from a different vantage point. On the roof of the hotel is huge terrace over looking the old observatory on Calton Hill and down over the Firth of Forth. Right before we checked out we went to take in the view and in my case, peer tentatively over the edge.
I didn't realise at the time but this outfit is 110% influenced by Alexa Chung's collection for Madewell. The Asos dress is just a sleeveless take on one of her designs and everything else could have been lifted from the lookbook. At first I was mentally congratulating myself for finally pulling together a 'causal' ouftit but once again it has eluded me and all credit must go to Miss Chung. I guess that I just have that collection tattooed on my brain. Thank you, Alexa.
Edit: I've received a few of emails and questions about this dress so I thought it was best to answer them all together. The dress is from Asos Petite, I'm 5'6 so I don't fall into the 'petite' category but I bought one size up and it fits fine. Although it is ivory, its lined in the skirt so no need to worry about showing off your unmentionables, however it isn't lined in the bodice so a white bra is a necessity. The skirt falls a couple of inches above my knee and even with bare legs I wasn't worried about flashing my kickers. If anything, I think it would be quite long on petite girls. If you would like to know anything else, just ask.
Loafers - New Look.