People Be Crazy

It looks like Summer has officially arrived and today saw highs of 21 degrees in Edinburgh. Unfortunately I was working all day and only managed to soak up some rays and a much-needed dose of vitamin D during my lunch break. I sat in Princes Street gardens and admired many handsome topless men (cos I’m a perv like that) when a sight you don’t see every day came strolling towards me – a boychild wearing the shortest shorts I’ve ever had the misfortune to witness. I wish I’d taken a photo but my brain was in shock at the sight before me! Seriously these shorts looked like hotpants more commonly seen on hookers in movies. It’s not as even though he had a particular good physique.

Imagine a fatter version of this topless

Imagine a fatter version of this topless

He had obviously styled his look on Joey Essex of TOWIE fame, a look no one should ever replicate.  The guy was just casually wandering along listening to music through ridiculously large headphones, not a care in the world and oblivious to the incredulous looks from those around him.

On my way home I then encountered another guy in a bizarre ensemble, this time a guy in his 50s wearing a wolf fleece. No the weather hadn’t changed dramatically, the sun was still splitting the stones, but this guy was wearing a fleece. Not just a fleece but a WOLF fleece! I’ve seen these fleeces worn before, god awful things even in winter but mind-boggling on a day like today.

Not the exact fleece but close enough!

Not the exact fleece but close enough!

Now I’m all for animal print clothing but this is an assault on the eyeballs.

Surely there must be a happy medium between the 2 extremes I witnessed today? Is it the sunshine frazzling people’s’ brains that makes them dress strangely? Have you witnessed any bizarre outfits this summer?

L       x


How Old Is Too Old For….. Dungarees??

Last week as I perused River Island with a few friends I saw a pair of dungaree shorts. My first thought was “oh those are cute” my second was “for someone 10 years younger than me”.

Depending on how old you are you may remember wearing dungarees the first time around (just for the record I don’t!) or maybe you look back at photos of you as a toddler dressed in dungarees or a pinafore and cringe/accuse your parents of child cruelty *ahem*

Full length dungarees make me think of bad boy bands, TLC and hippie women!

ASOS, River Island and Topshop are just a few of the stores selling denim dungarees.

ASOS £40

ASOS £40

River Island £30

River Island £30

Topshop £38

Topshop £38

But then I started thinking that dungarees are not all that much different from playsuits so what’s the big deal? I wore a playsuit on Sunday without feeling like an oversized toddler. Is it the fact that dungarees are usually made of denim whereas my playsuits are generally a bit dressier? Perhaps. For me it is the whole age thing. Would I look like a 1990s throwback? Possibly. But then I started looking at celebrities and how they wore this puzzling fashion:

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Liv Tyler is all smiles as she spends her labor day out and about in New York City

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Conclusion? I will not under any circumstances wear full length denim dungarees but I might just be coming around to the short version. I think I dress younger than my 28 years but I wouldn’t say I dress too young. Maybe I’m in the wrong for trying to put an age limit on clothing.

What do you think? Are you a fan of denim dungarees? Or do they just make you think of the 90s?

What’s All The Fuss About…. Caroline Flack?

Caroline Flack annoys me for several reasons:

1) The shorts

2) The nude heels

3) Her hair

4) She’s rumoured to have dated Prince Harry (who is my ideal man)

5) She was quoted in Fabulous Magazine saying she hated having big boobs

I’m not bothered about her having dated Harry Styles (although I do fancy him) or the massive age difference between them and I do feel quite sorry that some so-called 1Direction “fans” were delusional enough to send Caroline death threats via Twitter but these compassionate feelings cannot be overridden by my exasperation at her “uniform” of short shorts and heels.

Yes the Xtra Factor presenter may have nice legs but why does she feel the need to have them out constantly? A quick Google image search comes up with thousands of pictures of Caroline Flack – the majority she has her legs out. I’m not for one second saying she should hide her best asset, I’m all for if you’ve got it flaunt it, but to me she seems to be stuck in a style rut.

Yes nude heels with bare legs may lengthen pins but most images I see of Caroline she is wearing those nude heels.

Unforgivable in my eyes was her wearing shorts to the delectable Dermot O Leary’s wedding. The only positive I can take from the photo below is that she has changed her hair style.

You are at a wedding luv, might wanna try dressing up a bit.

If I were Caroline’s stylist I’d be more inclined to put her in a longer dress such as the ones below:

Acne £420

Matthew Williamson £995

Mason by Michelle Mason £470

All dresses available at Net-A-Porter

What do you think of Caroline Flack’s style? Would you dare to wear shorts to a wedding?


Lace Lovelies for Spring

No matter the latest trends are, I always feel lace feels fresh for Spring and with the sorbet shades being “IN” right now it’s about time to combine the two:

ASOS £45

Boohoo £20

Dorothy Perkins £30

Lilli London £24.95

Miso @ Republic £18

The conventional cream and nude shades are still popular though and personally my favourite

Boohoo £20

Chelsea Girl £30

Dorothy Perkins £26

Forever 21 £11.50

Matalan £12

Oasis £55

River Island £25

River Island £40

Urban Outfitters £40

What Spring/Summer trends are you excited about??