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29 June 2011

Wish List: Sale Shopping

June Wish List



1. Beatrice Dress - Orion London 2. Pintuck Dress - ASOS 3. Envelope Satchel - Orion London
4. Suede Mini - Topshop  5. Ash Platforms - Spartoo

Yesterday morning, I turned my head and heard a great crunch, this was followed by a searing hot pain and an instant inability to move my neck. Unfortunately for me this isn't the first time it has happened and I know all too well that the only thing to do is, well... nothing. Just many long hours uncomfortably propped up on a mound of cushions browsing the web, watching period dramas and seething at the set back this will have on Wayward Daughter. With all this unwanted time on my hands I've been able to have a good rifle through the online sales, these are my favourites. Have you picked up any good bargains?

Don't forget to enter my Facebook competition! All you have to do is 'like' Wayward Daughter's new page and leave a comment on the wall. A winner will be chosen at random on July 5th.






27 June 2011

Lavender and Lace

Leith Docks
Leith Docks

Every so often you stumble upon a dress, the perfect dress. A dress that slips seamlessly into your wardrobe, a dress that can we worn come rain or shine, a dress that appears to have been made especially for you! Last week I found one such dress in the most unexpected of places - Dorothy Perkins. I didn't think I was a Dotty P kinda girl but I was reading Melle Robot when I saw Laetitia wearing a lovely black lace frock. I went straight over to the DP website, searched 'lace' and hit the jackpot. This darling there waiting of me, on sale no less. I'm very pleased to announce that I am, indeed a Dotty P kinda girl!


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Leith Docks
Dress & Belt - Dorothy Perkins, Loafers - New Look, Nail Varnish - c/o AEngland,
Detachable Collar - Wayward Daughter.

I've barely taken it off since the postman made his delivery. With sandals, sunglasses and a denim jacket when the sun shone. Chunky loafers, tights and a blazer for dinner and drinks then finally with a collar from my collection, leather loafers and windswept hair. It's such a versatile piece that I think I have no choice but to buy it in green too.


Leith Docks
Leith Docks pair 3
Leith Docks


18 June 2011

Anthropologie

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On Tuesday Anthropologie were kind enough to invite me along to the opening of their shop on George Street for cocktails and a snoop around. I've never actually had the pleasure of visiting Anthroplogie before, but from the online shop and the blog posts I've read about their events I knew I was going to be smitten.

Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh
The shop itself was a veritable feast for the eyes, the attention to detail was almost overwhelming! The visual merchandising was dreamy, with old tatty treasures mixed amidst the shiny finished off with fresh flowers and even toast. My favourite (the picture didn't quite turn out) was an old pommel horse used as a bookshelf!! Every corner, jar and drawer held something delightful, my mental wish list quickly ran off the page.

Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh
Adam and I wandered around entranced, sipping Whisky Mac's with apple and trying to take everything in. Then we came across two dapper chaps from Mhor , shucking oysters. I'm not really one for sea creatures (food) but with Adam goading me and a little encouragement from the Tom Lewis, the head chef at Mhor, I tried one with a whiskey shallot dressing and a wee squeeze of lemon. Low and behold, it was delicious, salty and refreshing not at all what I expected. I even went back for more.


Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh
If you are in Edinburgh this Sunday, pop in because Anthropologie are holding another event. I'm especially looking forward to Catherine Zoraida casting trinkets in silver. Aswell as ticking a few items off that wish list! Thank you, Anthropologie for such a lovely evening.


Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh
Anthropologie Edinburgh

10 June 2011

Little Treats

Lula
Lula
I love little treats, don't you? Little things that you really don't need but brighten up your day. I thought I'd share these with you because I've been raving about them on twitter and they seemed to raise a few questions.

Mini Benefit
I didn't mean to buy all three, really I didn't! I just went to buy a can of diet coke... Only then I noticed the free teeny, tiny Benetint on the cover of Glamour Magazine and was compelled to walk two miles and visit six different shop in order to nab myself mini Posietint and High Beam to complete the trio. All for six pounds sterling! The only problem is that I'm stuck with three copies of a magazine that I have no interest in reading. Hats off to Glamour magazine's marketing department!


Lula
The Girl of My Dreams
Dear, sweet, illusive Lula stole a corner of my heart from the very moment I spyed Kirsten Dunst coyly peering from the cover. Now, twice a year I make the pilgrimage to Anologue Books - the best bookshop in Edinburgh, where they always keep a copy for me. Probably because I incessantly hassle them on twitter. Thanks for your stellar service and sorry for being annoying!

Issue 12 is captivating as ever, with interviews from Mia Wasikowska, Kinga Burza and a hoard of beautifully styled editorials. I especially enjoyed Troop Lula by Rory Satran. She writes about her love affair with Girls Scouting and the trials and tribulations of joining an American troop whilst living in London. Rodarte and Orla Kiely have also contributed 'Troop Lula' uniform designs alongside stills from Troop Beverly Hills (yes, that is young Jenny Lewis) and The Parent Trap (with Hayley Mills, not the awful remake) which I haven't seen for years. I wish I could say it was a childhood favourite but I was only three when it was released and in reality I only found it when I was about 17 and completely obsessed with Rilo Kiley. However, I managed to unearth a copy and I am pleased to report that Shelley Long's modified troop leader costume is still wonderful and Jenny Lewis is still cute as a button!


Lula
Lula
Lula


07 June 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor!

Wayward Daughter
Boater Hat - Vintage, Skirt and Blouse - Wayward Daughter (coming soon),
Loafers - New Look, Bow Pin - Vinatge.

I have the Tailor and Sailor covered. Today I'm guest posting on Lulu Letty while Maria moves house, I hope its going well my dear! I decided to share another two pieces from my 'collection' (I really hate that word but there really isn't another). Go on over to Maria's lovely blog to read about my inspiration behind the designs and more pictures. I think that I mentioned before that a few weeks ago gale force winds were so strong that they uprooted a tree, well here is the poor tree. I couldn't resist clambering up on it even though I almost fell off... twice and totally risked ruining my samples.


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Wayward DaughterWayward Daughter