Saturday, 22 January 2011


Last weekend, my family and I caught a plane up to Scotland, to visit our relatives and help to celebrate my Uncle's fiftieth birthday. Although I have been to Scotland plenty a time, this time, it seems, I really fell in love. This being for three major reasons; shopping, dining and the sea. Maybe slightly persuaded by the luxuriously furry bag I was given by my Auntie... 

Firstly, although the town centre is of course lined with the usual high street stores, there are many gorgeous, completely affordable and individual shops, usually just not present in your average, commercial highstreet at those prices. The first shop, one my mother managed to spy, was simply a second hand shop that people were able to sell decent, not just designer, clothes to. There was a perfect cream coat with fur collar, for just £20, that I tried on which, to my great disappointment, didn't fit: and there lies the only problem with this style of shopping... Size! However, I was not perturbed, and opted to sift through a fashion that is not hindered by size: jewellery. Here, I found a ring. It cost £2. Why wouldn't you?! 

Then on we went to Electric Daisy where I managed to take some pictures of the girl's lovely store.

Here, I purchased this classic, briefcase like, satchel. It is a black, almost mottled so can appear dark, dark navy, with gold fastening. Satchels, an incredibly desirable style of handbag, can be passed off at £35 each in London for even the simplest of designs. This one... £8 (although it does have a slight blemish)

The second delight of Scotland is the delicious food and chic eating establishments at every corner. Full to the brim with tea rooms, restaurants and cafés that sell such scrumptious cakes, sandwiches, soups and, my favourite order in my short period, an open chicken and chorizo lasagna. Mmmm! Plus, the décor is always so chic. My local town is seriously lacking non-branded, non-chain places that sell just really lovely food, in a trendy environment. I feel I should call upon my Scottish roots to open up my own, one off, clothes shop or eatery to educate these commercialised Southerners, Mary Portas style.

UO x


vickileestyle said...

thanks for your comment :)

looks like you had a lovely time. that fur bag is absolutely incredible!

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Caramelle said...

Just because I wanted to thank you for all your lovely comments!

PS. I love your buyings!

Panda said...

Olivia, please take me to scotland. That satchel. Jesus christ I love it! Thanks for your super sweet comment, it made me smile. Panda xo

Izzy said...

Looks amazing! I love your bog and outfit(as ever)! £2 great bargain! Sounds divine, tea rooms are a fave of mine ;)

Roz said...

It looks like you visited some fantastic shops - I really enjoy trawling through second hand items, because there is that thrill of the unexpected. You never know what you might find!
The only part of Scotland I've ever visited is Edinburgh, which I loved. However, it's definitely an area I would like to explore more when I'm older.

Madeline said...

I love the satchel! and your outfit, nice blog xx

Chloe said...

that fur bag is amazing!

RedRose said...

Oh wow I lov the fur bag! You look gorgeous aswell, and I want to go to that little shop. You're taking me next time!

SoaneHonor said...

wow, the ring is breathtaking, that colour!
i've always wanted to go to scotland, but so far, i haven't been.
the store photos look really promising.

Meg said...

I've discovered your blog just now but I'm already addicted to your style!
You've got a new follower! :)

Alienor said...

I'm half scottish too, but i'm not that found of the food ^^
awesome post ;)

Rand T said...

this is realllly lovely!

Ioana Liliana said...

It does seem like you had a wonderful time! And such a great bag!


Bea said...

sounds like an amazing time, I'm also so jealous of that furry bag, its absolutely amazing! I've had a look through your blog and love your style! you've got yourself a new follower :)
bea xx

Aniek said...

Like your blog! So i'm your new follower on bloglovin!

You look really great all the time ;)