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13 April 2012

Burnt Orange and Bows

Mew Dress - c/o Aubin and Wills, Shoes - c/o Le Bunny Bleu
Brooch and Bag - Vintage.

I think I may have mentioned this before but I love Edinburgh, my heart is full of love for my city. I've lived here for 12 years, just long enough to claim it as my own but not still not long enough to discover all it's secrets. Every time I think that I know an area by heart, I stumble upon an almost hidden back street or short cut. Creeping (Its not really creeping, they are just streets like any other.) around the mews has long been a favoured distraction of mine, sometimes they have been sadly demolished to make way for a car park but mostly the remain as they always have been. Rows of petite carriage houses built behind imposing townhouses, now that they no longer house horses and grooms or fancy cars and chauffeurs they have mostly been repurposed as darling little houses in their own right. We discovered these mews one Sunday on the way back from haggling at a car boot sale and couldn't resist coming back to take a few pictures. It's not far from our new flat so I think it might just have to be our new picture spot, what do you think?

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This dress has been couped up in a garment bag for far too long, while I have been forced to wear paint splattered overalls so I felt that it was time to give it an airing, even if I was just going shopping. At first I felt quite brave wearing such a vibrant colour but paired with simple flats and my trusty bow brooch, I rather like it.

If you follow me on Facebook, you might already be familiar with this bag. Buying it was a bit of a triumph, I haggled and haggled with a grumpy stallholder at the aforementioned car boot sale. He used the phrase 'If you bought that on Ebay...' too many times for my liking but since I was not buying it on Ebay I drove the price down and took it home with me. Grumpy informed me that it is in fact a bowls bag, not as I assumed a bicycle tool bag but never the less, with a leather strap it works very nicely as a handbag.

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It feels so good to be back blogging and hopefully I'll be back soon in the meantime you can now follow my antics on Instagram. I'm waywardaughter - with one d.

53 comments:

  1. That dress is beautiful! xx

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  2. I love the detail on the collar. And the dress has a beautiful colour, so tangerine-y! :P


    xo Joana

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  3. You look amazing! Orange really suis you!

    XO

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  4. amazing photos, especially the one with your shoe, just stunning :)

    Mel x
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  5. YEY, you're back! beautiful photographs as always. Stunning bag. S.x x www.theraspberrybranch.blogspot.com / @stephanieloulou

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  6. You look so amazing in orange, such beautiful photos! The bag is so adorable! x

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  7. Fantastic dress, the colour is just lovely :)

    Hugs,
    E.

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  8. Gorgeous outfit, stunning photos :) glad to see you back!


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    Sil xxxxxx

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  9. I studied abroad in Edinburgh and I love it so much. These pictures make my heart happy :)

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  10. You look stunning in orange, and I love the background for your pictures. So beautiful.

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  11. I LOVE this outfit! Love the dress, the bag, the bow, your hair and the spot you picked, too!

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  12. I recognise that place! I used to live in Edinburgh. I stumbled across it a few weeks before I left and was gutted I hadn't found it before. I do miss living in such a beautiful city. Lovely pictures!

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  13. You look lovely and you're right, it's a beautiful spot to take photos!

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  14. I love discovering new places too, and great dress, lovely colour!
    X

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  15. really cute dress, lovely color
    pretty bag

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  16. Gorgeous, as ever - I have missed your blog posts so much! So pleased to see you back (and looking forward to a proper look around your flat ;-) ) xxx

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  17. Lovely Look! I love your blog and your photographs... you must have a great photographer! :) Glad you're back, can't wait to see more!
    xxx

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  18. Such a lovely outfit. I am adoring the little bow brooch, and those streets and buildings look too beautiful to be real. I cannot imagine how lovely it must feel to be in a such a pretty setting.

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  19. I would love to go to Edinburgh one day. That bag is adorable, definitely worth haggling with the grumpy store holder for!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com.au

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  20. everyone who has ever been to edinburgh must love it, such a beautiful city! your dress and that bag are gorgeous! :) x

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  21. Wow great photos, the location is perfect for your lovely outfit!
    Cara x

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  22. These photos are grand :) & I'm loving the color of your dress! I too can't wait to live somewhere and discovery its mysteries

    xx Kat

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  23. absolutely adore burnt orange - best fashion invention ever, except maybe skinny jeans! lovely dress xx
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  24. I love the mews in Edinburgh, I used to use the ones behind my parents house for outfit posts when I was living at home. My dream was always to live in one of the little apartments above them - so cute! I love that dress on you, the colour is fantastic XO

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  25. that dress is lovely, as are these photos. i've been wanting to go to Edinburgh for so long, i've heard so much about it.

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  26. I love your dress! It's lovely to see you blogging again - I do so love your posts!

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  27. What lovely little houses, this should definitely be revisited for more outfit pics. Love your dress, the colour really suits you x

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  28. What a pretty dress and great bag! The location is perfect for your look too!

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  29. love your look - very elegant ;)

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  30. Wow, the burnt orange looks amazing with your hair and complexion and I also love this quirky little bag!
    Beautiful photos!

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  31. I've been drooling over this dress for weeks, I'm so jealous A+W have sent it to you! It looks beautiful on you :)

    I am in love with the mews - I say yes to the new photo spot!

    Becky at life/style/flash. blog x

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  32. I love streets of pretty houses like this. The old parts of cities are always the best.
    Lovely bag, what an unusual shape.

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  33. Absolutely love that bag. Might have to keep an eye out on ebay for one.
    So glad to see a new post :)

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  34. great color on you! lovely outfit!!!

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  36. such a beautiful dress, i love the colour

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  37. love all your pictures with the dress and your barrel bag, looks lovely on you

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  38. I'm so glad you're back blogging, i've missed your posts so much!
    That dress is such a lovely colour, i've been eyeing it up on their website for a while, I love how you've styled it with the brooch!
    That bag was definitely worth it, it's amazing, so different!
    I really, really want to visit Edinburgh, it looks like such a lovely City!
    Love Charlie xoxo.

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  39. That bag is adorable! Love that you're back

    :)

    Besos,
    Lela
    Fashion Blog - Lela London

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  40. i love the colour of your dress! i don't have anything orange at all but it's been catching my eye lately, i just have to be brave enough to buy something. also your bag is adorable, definitely worth the haggling!

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  41. Lovely outfit and photography! The bag is gorgeous too, and a great achievement haggling for it.

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  42. Gosh, this makes me miss Edinburgh so much.

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  43. Gosh, this makes me miss Edinburgh so much.

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  44. I love your dress, especially the colour and the little collar detail. Great spot for pictures and i would love to vist Edinburgh!

    Sita xx
    http://www.buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Adorable dress, love the collour!
    kisses

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  46. Hello.I see your blog in Everyday forgotten and i like your outfit!!! ♥ Bag,dress ♥♥

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  47. real nice outfits look great
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  48. You look beautiful and that dress is yummy!

    Little Miss Sunshine
    A Great British Style Blog

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  49. J'fuckin'adore! :D

    Love that collar and the color of this dress!

    xoxo,
    A | V // vintage blog

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  50. love your dress and bag, they're beautiful!
    love livvy xo

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