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25 May 2012

Emerald lace

Wayward Daughter - Emerald Lace
 Pyjama Blazer - H&M, Suitcase bag - Vintage

I know what you are thinking. Walking in the woods wearing 6" heels? Yeah right... You are correct, walking in the woods requires flat shoes or even wellington boots but I'm a city girl and deceiving as these pictures might be, they were actually taken right in the middle of the city. That's probably the best part of living in Edinburgh, you are never far from a leafy part or some sort of greenery. I'll admit that venturing off the flat pavement wasn't exactly ideal but I made it out unscathed.


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After weeks and weeks of miserable rain the UK has been suddenly bathed in sunshine and I've been making the most of it - baring my pale legs and airing all of the summer frocks that I've been hoarding through the winter. I've been searching for an emerald dress for a long time to no avail and then suddenly this season green is everywhere. I don't like to buy into silly colour trends but I think that this one will long outlive fleeting fashions.  The pictures don't really pick it up but the lace is actually laid ontop of a pale rose fabric and beautifully lined in pink satin. A Blair Waldorf dress if ever I saw one.

Now I think it is time to work on tanning these pale Scottish legs!

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16 May 2012

Home Sweet Home: Kitchen Snippets

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After months of hard work my dream has been realised. I have mentioned before that Adam and I bought a flat and are in the process of renovating it, which I why my poor blog has become so neglected. Armed little knowledge of DIY than an 'A' each in GCSE and Standard Grade CDT, we bought a property without central heating, electric wiring from the 1930's and no kitchen what so ever. Not a regular old fixer-upper in need of a lick of paint and new carpets. Oh no!

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This room was a particular challenge, in the future I will post the suitably horrifying before and during pictures but for now here is a little peek into my newly finished kitchen. Back in November when we first viewed the flat it was this room that really sold it for me. Empty except for a huge disused fireplace and even in the depths of winter, large and sunny enough to detract from the garish red patterned carpet, pink wood chip wallpaper and artex ceiling. All of which have since been painstakingly removed.

From then on I began designing my dream kitchen, this involved a large pad of squared paper, many cups of tea and hours lots to Pinterest. I have spent years living in rented properties dreaming of designing my own kitchen but in reality it is much more difficult than picking out cabinets and tiles. Water, gas and electricity have to be considered and everything measured to the last millimetre. From the very beginning I knew that I wanted a white kitchen with oak worktops and small metro tiles, taking inspiration from the kitchen used to film The Delicious Miss Dahl. White and airy with colour added through bright accessories. These pictures are just a few snippets of the room, I have lots more to share of the whole kitchen but this is my favourite part. Needless to say, the plant is re-homed when any baking occurs.

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