Can we please talk about how perfect this angel-sleeved prairie dress is for the desert?! Full disclosure: I actually changed into this for photos because it’s less hiking appropriate and more lazy-Sunday-on-the-couch appropriate but I just had to photograph it in the beautiful American wilderness. It’s so comfy and soft and flowy and I am so into those billowing sleeves. I don’t know if it even is a prairie dress, technically, but it reminded me of the dresses in Little House on the Prairie, which was read to me when I was little and occupied many a childhood Sunday morning pre-roast dinner TV binge. It’s a vintage dress that I found in Armstrong’s on the Grassmarket, which seems to be where my entire wardrobe comes from these days, but who’s complaining.
Joshua Tree was so idyllic and Wild West-y I kept thinking I must be in a film or a Theme Park. It’s almost too much what you imagine the American desert to look like, too perfect, it felt unreal. The Joshua Trees are beautiful but offer little relief from the burning sun, given their English name after Joshua from the biblical story because they look as if they’re reaching their hands to the sky in prayer. I wished they could bend down a little and give me some shade!
Outfit Details: Dress, Vintage (Armstrong’s, Edinburgh) / Hat, Forever 21 (Old)
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but I almost *never* post makeup-free pictures of me on here, even though I am bare faced most of the time in real life. I guess I just realized people liked my photos more when I was wearing makeup, and I definitely think a good lipstick pulls a look together. It’s strange because I mostly see photos of my own face with makeup on, so that’s how I picture myself in my head, even though I rarely look that way. I think my loved ones must remember me looking totally different, with my pink face and un-symmetrical eyebrows, which is the way they usually see me. Anyway, here is my fresh (read: sweaty) naked face. I tell a lie, I think I filled in my eyebrows with a black eyeliner and the car wing mirror, getting some funny looks from the other tourists in the car park. The glamorous behind the scenes of a personal style blogger! The desert was FAR too hot for makeup, especially because we were camping, and what looks like a tan is actually just dirt that washed off in the shower, haha. I could do with some of that Californian sunshine right about now, Scotland is arctic!