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21 November 2011

A Sunday in November

A Sunday in November

It's that time of year again, when taking outfit pictures becomes a battle against the elements and the swiftly waning light. I tried my best last winter and mostly succeeded but as you may have noticed, things have been slow around here as it is. Truth be told I've been struggling to find a balance between sewing, blogging and everything else in between.

I love my blog and I suppose you could say that getting dressed is a favoured hobby of mine but I never really set out to write a style blog. The blogs that I have admired from the beginning and really immerse myself in are actually more like an online dairy that anything else - a bit of everything, whatever is going on in the writers life. I find it so interesting to see a little glimpse into how these girls live and dress in foreign cities and to follow a little part of their life.

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Duffle Coat - Asos, Scarf - Urban Outfitters,
Adam's Satchel - Cambridge Satchel Co, Hat - Topshop

In the past I've been hesitant to blog about things that aren't frocks or shoes, I suppose this is partly though bad experiences that I've had and if I'm totally honest its easy to stick with what you know. With all of this in mind, I've decided to try and change things up a little around here. That doesn't mean that outfit posts are going to outlawed, not at all. I would hate that! Just that I'm going to make room for other things as well.

This is how Adam and I spent our Sunday, wandering around town drinking coffee and settling into the festive spirit. We stopped by The Red Door Gallery on Victoria Street to see the lovely window display packed full of A Wooden Tree's creations. Then onto one of Edinburgh's (we have two) year round Christmas shops to pick out some tree decorations. I found it so hard to choose between Young Victoria, Sherlock Holmes and Henry VIII plus all his wives so in the end I left them behind and bought HMS Victory instead. Then home for homemade pizza with Venison pepperoni, which I did try to capture but my low light photography still needs some work.

P.S. I have caved in and signed up to Formspring which I hope will help make me quicker at replying to quick questions - www.formspring.me/waywardaughter

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32 comments:

  1. I love your hat! Victoria St is perfect around Christmas time xx

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  2. Gorgeous photos Cait, and I really love that coat. I seem to end up permanently in blue and black. xx

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  3. I love your duffle coat I am currently on the hunt for one in NYC!
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  4. gorgeous photos, I understand about being hesitant to deviate from tried and true outfit posts, but i agree with you about the best blogs being bits of everything. xox
    love your hat
    http://fashionpho.blogspot.com

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  5. I really love your duffle coat. I'm looking forward to going back to Edinburgh again soon, it's so pretty during Christmas time. I think I'll definitely pop by Victoria Street too :) x

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  6. I'm the same, I love reading about little bits of everyday life and day dreaming of foreign cities, putting together pieces of different spots and lovely details that catch one's eyes, those are really my favorite blogs.
    I had no idea of how Edinburgh looked like, other than the most iconic areas, before reading Wayward Daughter (aw, Sgapff when I found you!) and I've been truly enjoying all the pictures and stories you shared here, it feels like a very charming place to stay :)
    Don't work too hard, sweet lady!
    Ale
    x

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  7. I know what you mean. I primarily blog about baking, but I love clothes and most of the blogs I read are fashion/lifestyle based so occasionally I want to write/show something different. It's good to have a bit of variety though. One of the reasons I love your blog is seeing glimpses of Edinburgh in the background as I used to study there. I used to love the Christmas shop :)

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  8. Your fur hat is super cute, seems like a perfect strolling day :) I enjoy reading all kinds of blogs actually, style/deco/craft/ramblings, anything I don't know, I want to know. Good luck!

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  9. This sounds like the most wonderful idea! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites, and I would love more posts, no matter what they're about! <3


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  10. I love seeing snippets of bloggers' lives, makes them seem more "real" than just outfit photos. Love these, those decorations look amazing! xo

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  11. I haven't been to Edinburgh yet but it's on my hitlist!! Am I sad to admit that I'd love to move there?!

    I too love seeing glimpses into other people's lives, that's why I try not to do outfit posts (I'm not photogenic); I mix my posts up with fashion/beauty along with music and my book updates (I'm halfway in writing my first novel!)

    Oh and I love your scarf! *puts onto xmas list as I've been wanting a tartan scarf for years!!!*

    Jules
    Suddenly I See

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  12. Living in Edinburgh I have really enjoyed your photos of it, other bits and pieces would be great too.

    I have just bought myself a duffle coat (well the boyfriend bought it for me) and I love it. I need a hat myself now!

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  13. I know what you mean about lifestyle blogs being your favourite, me too, its difficult though sometimes to have firm direction with blogs, well I find it hard. But I guess that's the fun - to experiment! The red door gallery was one of my favourite shops when I came to Edinburgh in the summer, wish we had one in London near to me:)

    Jess

    http://pinkindielondon.blogspot.com/

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  14. You're so pretty and inspiring Cait, regardless if you're posing in a frock or just going around and doing things! We need more granny-inspired girls in Italy.

    baci

    Giulia
    new post on
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  15. I really enjoy reading snippets of peoples lives... as long as they're well photographed snippets by well-dressed young ladies (ok, the last point is not a deal breaker). Anyway, I loved seeing what you're up to.

    And I now want a Sherlock Holmes Christmas ornament so badly I don't know what to do with myself. I don't know if they can be found online...

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  16. This post really put me in the mood for Christmas! I'm excited to start hearing about your life beyond just outfits. I agree, my favorite blogs are ones where people share about their lives. It makes you feel like you know them a little better and you can understand the personality behind the outfits! Looking forward to it!

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  17. I'm glad you have decided to share a little more, I love your style posts but Edinburgh looks like such a beautiful city to live in, it is great to get your insights. I want a Sherlock Holmes decoration! xx

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  18. I loved the red door gallery when we visited Edinburgh, we have a lovely Kate McClelland Edinburgh print from there.

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  19. such cute little decorations! and i love your satchel too. i agree, i tend to like blogs more when they're like an online diary, but i do enjoy outfit posts too, i just never really have time to do them myself anymore.

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  20. I love your blog and I'm sure I will continue to enjoy it whatever direction you take it in! I have to say I do have a soft spot for blogs that show little snippets inside the persons life though so this is quite exciting for me!

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  21. I visited that Xmas shop all the way from Canada last month and have miniature Mary Queen of Scots hanging on my bedroom wall :)

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  22. I really like your outfit posts but I'm also looking forward to reading about other topics! :)
    And by the way, I like the first picture very much as well - you have a beautiful smile.
    Excited for the next post! :)

    Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

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  23. Another vote for the online diary thing.., I'd love to see more Edinburgh, more sewing, and more general gorgeousness. Please!

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  24. Those ornaments are so great. I'm glad you left with one. I think I would've stood there forever and then departed the store rather than make a decision. xx

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  25. love the cambridge satchel! and wow, you're unbelievably pretty!

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  26. You look so chic!
    Great blog :)
    xxx

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  27. I'd love to see more of your day to day life and what you and Adam get up to. i guess I'm nosey but i enjoy a good mix of lifestyle and fashion in the blogs I mix. Now I'll be able to get both when I visit you.

    Back to the outfit at hand, I love the tonal colour pallet and textures. Your hat & scarf are too cute. Your make-up looks lovely too! x

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  28. Hi :)
    Just thought I'd let you know that I'm having a GIVEAWAY on my blog, which you can find here:
    http://www.fashion-infatuation.com/2011/11/giveaway-purple-heart-shaped-silver.html
    I would love it if you entered it!
    xx
    Maria from Fashion Infatuation

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  29. Have just discovered your blog and am so glad to have come across another Edinburger! Know what you mean about the weather being against us, I attempted today to get shots at the German market but the gods were against me as it started boring down.

    Oh and am coveting your satchel x

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  30. i am very excited about the changes of your blog.

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