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Styling Neck Scarves

Styling Neck Scarves as the Ultimate! Transition! Piece!

Edinburgh has been inordinately warm in FEBRUARY. The winter itself has been incredibly mild. I don’t think it’s ever been colder than -3 celsius. Incredible, if you ask me, but my relationship with existentialism and global warming has taken a hit as a result. Separate but related thought: one thing I’ve started doing recently is trying to use accessories to change up my outfits. I have a bit of a capsule wardrobe since I moved with only one suitcase, and I try not to spend too much money on consumerism and fast fashion. Instead of buying tons of new clothes here, I’ve bought little accessories to try to fancy up outfits, and create more outfit options to create with what I own. Even when I moved, I brought with me not one, but two neck scarves. One suitcase, two neck scarves. I love them. Here’s how I style my neck scarves!

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My Go-To Travel Outfit | Hiking in Ireland

Function Over Fashion: A minimalist approach to styling while travelling
I am NOT someone who overpacks when they travel. Now that I’m living in the U.K. I’m traveling on budget airlines (bc ya girl’s on a budget), which charge you even for a hand luggage carry on. On my latest adventure to the West coast of Ireland to do some hiking, I packed everything into my small and beloved Lululemon backpack, which fits perfectly under the seat of the airplane. Mind you, the trip was four nights, five days, and included city days in Galway and Dublin, and two days in the countryside hiking and biking, so I needed a LOT of variety when it came to my clothes… or so you would think. I managed to find basically one outfit that worked under all circumstances, admittedly I did not look fantastic and chic in the cities, but it was good enough!
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PSA: Get Your Clothes Altered

An Old Way to Battle Fast Fashion

I never once got a piece of clothing altered growing up. I also wasn’t as much of a consumer then as I am now, and I just wore whatever I had and whatever was given to me as it was. As an adult, I’ve started shopping waaaaay more than I ever thought I would, and become aware of how those shopping habits are impacting the planet negatively.

I mostly buy clothes online, since we don’t have most of the big fashion stores locally (Zara, H&M, Topshop, ASOS, etc.), so I rarely get to try things on before committing. I’m also a bargain hunter, so 90% of the time the stuff I’ve bought is on sale, and non-refundable. Result? I’ve gotten my share of clothes that kind of/sort of fit, at least enough to be wearable, but are nothing like what I’d imagine. I mostly wear them out of guilt for having bought them, and am constantly disappointed at how badly they fit me since they’re SO cute. The last straw for me? This gingham number from Topshop that I bought on sale last summer:

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OOTD | Pine Trees and Paisley

DDBC6BA5-EAFD-4136-B6E5-A214AF3FF6AAOK full disclosure: no ACTUAL pine trees in this post, pine trees just = winter. Paisley on the other hand is here and ready to STAY this season! Today’s outfit is ANOTHER attempt to bring dresses into my winter wardrobe, while also adding some hints of summer to brighten it up. Today’s summer hint? You guessed it! Paisley. Iconic.
* items marked with an asterisk have been given to me free for review

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OOTD | Dressing for Winter

I’m a big fan of dresses. I know they’re not for everyone, but to me they’re such an easy way to be comfortable and chic, it’s too good to pass up. Of course, part of the comfort question is the style of dress. For a loooooong time I stuck strictly to bodycon and skater dresses because I felt like anything that didn’t hug my waist made me look ginormous. Thankfully, after spending years avoiding dresses that I found gorgeous just because they weren’t form fitting, I have embraced it. Even better: shift dresses are the comfiest and I regret having missed out on them for so long.


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