Showing posts with label Asos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asos. Show all posts

Sunday Best: Farewell Summer

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Jacket - Topshop, Dress (altered) - Asos,
Sunglasses - Ray Ban c/o Sunglasses Shop, Bag - Mulberry Alexa.

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It is time to bid adieu to British summertime, to pack up all my unworn dresses, bulk buy black tights and embrace the unpredictable weather but not before one last outing. There isn't much that I love more than nosing around a country pile. So, a few Sunday's ago we got in the car and trundled off deep into the Scottish borders to visit Floors Castle - which isn't really a castle at all but a Georgian house square house with an afterthought of turrets.

First of all we spent some time exploring the colourful gardens, which were swarmed with big fat honey bees (can you spot the photo bomber?) and pondering botanists until it began to rain, so we snuck into one of the many Victorian greenhouses to shelter.

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Unfortunately we got completely soaked making our way to the house which put an end of any further outfit pictures but what is inside the castle is far more interesting. The castle staff were quick to tell us of the American heiress Duchess May (nee Goelet) - hailed as the inspiration behind Downton Abbey's Countess of Grantham (I'm not entirely convinced). The tour went through one lavish room after another but my favourite part had to be a small room, by their standards in which taxidermy birds and curious cabinets lined the walls. I had hoped to see the castle's kitchens but the tour was more of tribute to country sports with a glimpse of the gun rooms and other sporting paraphernalia. The ladies side saddle looked positively terrifying.

Farewell Summer, see you next year!

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Sponsored Post: Black and White with Nivea and Asos

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An Evening in with Nivea and Asos:

Living all the way up here in the wilds of Scotland, I never seem to be able to enjoy the parties and events that other bloggers attend. I receive the invitations, sulk a little bit and settle for living vicariously through other bloggers posts. So, I was pretty excited when I was asked to attend, so to speak, an evening in with Nivea and Asos.

Nivea have cleverly invented a deodorant which is completely invisible on both black and white clothing. In celebration they have joined forces with ASOS in a one off collaborative collection of four classic designs, two in black and two in white.

As part of the event I was asked to style an outfit around my favourite dress from the collection. I instantly chose this sheer pin spot dress, I like that it is very 70s with just a little hint of 20s. If I were to wear it I would style it these chunky Asos platforms, barrel bag and keyhole sunglasses topped off with a slightly mess faux bob.

To be in with a chance to win the dresses be sure to enter the competition.