I just can’t get enough of this slip dress that I picked up in Berlin in September. I’ve styled it up on the blog before and I wear it with white polo necks, gold polo necks, stripy polo necks…. you get the picture! Who knew a slip could be so versatile. I really dig the feeling of wearing fishnets with this lacy skirt. I never invest in fancy lingerie because I don’t need to wear a bra, so it doesn’t seem worth it, but being able to wear pretty slip dresses as outerwear makes up for it. I think the polo neck top balances out the “underwear” aspect a little. Slip dresses may be a little risque but polo necks are the opposite! It reminds me of that stupid rule repeated by women’s magazines when I was a teen – “legs or boobs!” “Lips or eyes!” How about both. Just not for me in Scotland in February.
Bel kindly took these photos for me when she came to stay in Edinburgh and she’s showing me up because she posted her photos from the same day a whole month ago. Yes I am a blog photo hoarder – you caught me!
This little gem in Edinburgh is actually a bit of a secret. It’s tucked away in one of the alleyways that heads down the hill from the Royal Mile. You squeeze through a narrow passageway and find yourself in this beautifully old stone courtyard, with the Writers’ Museum in the corner. I often forget where it is, but perhaps that’s just my poor sense of direction! We managed to visit during golden hour, on an unseasonably mild February evening. I complain about the weather in Scotland all the time – I’m like a broken record – but now Spring has arrived the evenings are getting longer and I couldn’t be happier. The saving grace of being so north is we have expansive, lingering summer evenings. Daylight until 10pm? Yes please.