Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Bollard Goblin

The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh The Little Magpie Reiss Checked Jacket The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh The Little Magpie grey Reiss checked jacket Stockbridge Edinburgh
REISS long checked jacket (old, similar here and here) | BAIA leopard bag | MANGO via ZALANDO white blouse (I can't find a similar one but this one here is beautiful) | LEVIS jeans | OFFICE red suede boots | ASOS baker boy cap

Photos by Kirsty McLachlan

Hello amigos! The sun has finally got his hat on and life is good. We're promised a heatwave tomorrow and Thursday but I'll believe it when I see it, I've been hurt too many times before. 

A few more photos today than normal huh? These were taken in Stockbridge in Edinburgh and I was so happy with how they turned out that it just felt right to share roughly 5000 of them. The photo of me sitting on a bollard and doing a triple chin laughing face? I sat up there to see how it would look and at the same time me and Kirsty realised I looked like a weird bollard goblin and we couldn't stop laughing for about ten minutes. Still, worth a try.

I'm off to London tonight for dinner with the lovely La Mer so I shall dash but you can keep up with what I'm up to over on my Instagram (@little_magpie1). Ooh - Antwerp post! WHERE IS IT AMY? I know. It's taking a lot lot longer than I thought to put it together and I want it looking tip top but Thursday is my goal!

Amy

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Donald where's yer trousers?

The Little Magpie Red Topshop tartan trousers edinburgh

The Little Magpie Tartan Trousers Edinburgh

The Little Magpie Red Topshop tartan trousers edinburgh

The Little Magpie Tartan Trousers Edinburgh

The Little Magpie Red Topshop tartan trousers edinburgh

 TOPSHOP red tartan trousers (similar here and here and the same pair in green/blue can be found here), red leopard courts & Merci tee | H&M earrings | RAY BAN sunglasses

Photos by Kirsty McLachlan

Hey pals. I'd like to start with an apology because I can't find a single thing I'm wearing online anymore. How very frustrating, I know. I did manage to find the exact same pair of trousers in a different tartan though so I've linked them above in case you'd like a little slice of Scottish-ness for yourself. I wear these trousers all the time (maybe more than is socially acceptable now I come to think of it) and I wore them on a flight home back at the beginning of the year and the American man next to me loudly exclaimed, "oh man, I LOVE your trousers - what tartan are they?". And I had a horrible moment of, 'do I just make up a clan name to keep him happy and hope he doesn't ask any more questions or do I break his heart and tell him that we don't all wander round in Scotland brandishing our family tartans'. In the end, after a long pause, I just said '...um, Topshop' and I've never seen anyone look more disappointed. I knew I should have said the McDougallhaggis.

Anyway, that's the story of my trousers. Now, I want to get cracking on with my travel posts so I'm thinking maybe Sunday for a guide and then back to outfits on Tuesday?

Ok bye for now.

Amy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

One coat, two ways

LOOK 1
The Little Magpie All Saints Black Long tailored coat New York The Little Magpie All Saints Black Long tailored coat New York The Little Magpie All Saints Black Long tailored coat New York The Little Magpie All Saints Black Long tailored coat New York The Little Magpie All Saints Black Long tailored coat New York The Little Magpie All Saints Black Long tailored coat New York
ALL SAINTS black wool coat (now in sale for 30% off FYI!) | TOPSHOP mustard trousers | & OTHER STORIES red scarf | FOREVER21 checked beret | MULBERRY Amberley satchel

Which naughty puppy said they'd post on Sunday and then never did? That's right, it's me. I do apologise, I like to be woman of my word but a few things popped up - read: a last minute lunch. It had to be something to do with food didn't it - and I got waylaid. But I do have two outfits for you today so I hope you'll forgive me!

 So, a few months back I asked what kind of things you'd like to see more of around these parts of town and a good number of you said 'ways to wear' posts. And that, my friends, is what we have today. I picked up this All Saints coat recently and thought it'd be a good one to start with as it's probably similar to something we all have in our wardrobes but have maybe got a wee bit bored of/need new ways to style. All Saints do a great coat and this one is no exception - it's light enough that you can wear it throughout Spring (Scottish Spring anyway and, let's face it, probably Summer too) but also a great one for layering during Winter. This was shot in New York in February when it was still pretty chilly so for my first look I popped it on over a polo neck* and tucked it in some tailored culottes which are another of my most worn items (you may remember them from this post here). My trusty patent ankle boots were added, then a beret that I picked up whilst we were out there - my wee arsehole of a PT text me and asked why I was wearing a finish line on my head so I ate an extra brownie that day just to spite him - and a really subtle red scarf.

* I really, really love a polo neck under a tailored jacket. Especially on a man but, alas, I am not one of those. I realise this is utterly pointless information but I just felt a strong urge to share it.

LOOK 2
The Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints Coat The Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints Coat The Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints CoatThe Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints Coat The Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints Coat The Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints Coat The Little Magpie Black Tailored Wool All Saints Coat
ALL SAINTS black wool coat | TOPSHOP checked trousers (another similar pair here) | MANGO red leather boots (old but similar here and here) | FREE PEOPLE ribbed polo neck

Look two is a little more understated and is very much an every-day outfit for me. I definitely do seem to like dressing like a war time child or the artful dodger (if he was into red boots) but what can you do. This body from Free People has been a wee staple in my wardrobe since I bought it; it's the nicest, nicest material - a little on the sucky-in side too which comes in very handy on pasta-eating days - and is also good for layering under jumpers or dungarees. This time round, however, I wore it with my checked trousers, which you may actually remember from this outfit - just in case you have something similar and want another way to style them. I don't normally wear a belt but this day it just felt right (there she goes again with her pointless information).

And there we have it! One coat, two ways. If you'd like to see more posts like this then write me a postcard or send me a pigeon. Failing that, please do leave a wee comment below.

Amy

Photos by Kirsty McLachlan

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Cost Per Wear

The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh The Little Magpie ASOS rib popper skirt black edinburgh
NEW LOOK cropped jumper (now £6 in sale!) | ASOS rip popper skirt | MULBERRY bag | TOPSHOP black ankle boots | ASOS baker boy cap
Hello friends! I was about to wish you happy hump day when I realised it is, in fact, Thursday. Wow. 

Today's outfit was one of my favourite things to wear last year, a wee go-to for days when my brain wasn't functioning properly (the kind of days when you think it's a Wednesday but it's actually a Thursday for example). I think the jumper and the skirt are actually two of my most worn items in my wardrobe actually - you might remember the jumper from this outfit here - and both of them together came to under £30 so the cost per wear is probably down to about 2p. Oh cost per wear, a great way to justify a purchase.

Well, short and sweet from me today because I've got a to do list the length of Ulysses to see to but I'll be back on Sunday with another post for ye!

Amy

Monday, April 2, 2018

A Little Slice of Paris in London

The Little Magpie And Other Stories Checked Suit The Little Magpie Reformation White Corset Blouse The Little Magpie And Other Stories Checked Suit The Little Magpie Reformation White Corset Blouse The Little Magpie Reformation White Corset Blouse The Little Magpie Reformation White Corset Blouse The Little Magpie And Other Stories Checked Suit The Little Magpie Reformation White Corset Blouse The Little Magpie And Other Stories Checked Suit
REFORMATION white corset top (similar, purse-friendly version here) | & OTHER STORIES checked blazer & matching checked trousers | TOPSHOP camel beret | SAINT LAURENT cat eye sunglasses (now in sale) | VAGABOND court shoes (I can only find them in black now, heh) | FREE PEOPLE straw bag

Photos by Michaela Tornaritis

Well hullo there. First of all, thank you so much to everyone who left a comment or messaged me about my last post - that product's been in my life longer than... Green & Blacks chocolate and the American Office (among other very important things) and has some lovely nostalgia attached to it so it was a really exciting shoot to be a part of!   

You might remember a couple of posts ago that I said I had a bit of a backlog of outfits to share, ya? And then I went a little mad and said that I was going to post one per day? That was silly wasn't it; no one wants to see my face that much. Not even my own mother. So I've decided to go for one every couple of days and then I'll maybe do a little Week in Outfits too, like this post many many moons ago, to mix it up a bit because I like putting those together! I've also got both my Antwerp and my New York guides going live this month - wait till you see the New York photos, they're crackers - so there's those to look forward to as well. 

What else has happened in the interim? I have made many many more matcha lattes and am officially obsessed (I'm not proud of that sentence, but there we have it), I've persevered with Love (as much as I wanted to I really didn't warm to Mickey or Gus in Series 1 but am getting a little more into it now) aaaand - on a completely different note - am thinking of doing a bungee jump or something along those lines to raise money for Cancer Research in the next couple of months. I'd do a marathon but I can't run for shit. Lastly, I'm off to Cornwall for the first ever time today! So if anyone has any Penzance recommendations then they would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Ooh - one more thing - if you read one blog post this week then make it this one by Anna on the future of blogging!

Amy

P.S Don't worry, I'm aware I've got a cracking camel toe in that fourth down photo. I'm embracing it.

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