Take One Princess Skirt: Daytime

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With Christmas just a handful of weeks away (!!) and an ever-bulging diary, it’s the time of year where we feel like we need to be in multiple places at once. Catch ups with family, Christmas soirées, festive events…it’s no wonder they call it ‘party season’, right?

I don’t know about you, but I often don’t have time to go home and plan a whole new outfit in between being out and about during the day and scooting off to wherever the night is taking me. I’ve not got the greatest track record with the whole “day-to-night” thing when it comes to fashion, either. Throwing on a party dress at 6am SOUNDS amazing and very girls just wanna have fun on the face of it, but it’s more likely that the guy in Starbucks will think I’m nuts / still out from the night before as he eyes me suspiciously and takes my order.

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So, what’s a gal to do?

When the team at St Enoch challenged me to show you guys how I take my seasonal style from daytime to dancing time, it gave me the perfect opportunity to finally up my game and think about how to do this realistically. And friends, I think I’ve cracked it: it’s all about having one versatile piece! Something you can comfortably wear during the day and then dress up after dark (ooh, la la!). So, in other words, not turning up in layers and layers of tulle for meetings all day then? Well, maybe not EVERY day…

Luckily, when it came to finding this elusive multi-functional piece, St Enoch had me covered with their range of stores.

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When I laid eyes on this black skirt by ONLY at Debenhams at St Enoch, it seemed to scream princess at me. Longer than a midi, yet shorter than a maxi skirt, floating out in all the right places and generally looking like something a Disney character might wear, I immediately dubbed it a “princess skirt” (there’s probably is a proper name for it, but let’s just go with it…).

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This is exactly the kind of item that can be dressed down or jazzed up, and I couldn’t wait to take it on a test drive.

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Look 1: Daytime 

For a relaxed weekend look, I wanted to show off how great this skirt looks with simple pieces. I layered it with a Topshop shearling denim jacket, a pink tee by NINE by Savannah Miller at Debenhams and a hat from H&M (all at St Enoch). I’m also wearing my Cambridge Satchel Company neon satchel, Sugar and Vice key necklace and Primark sneakers.

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Cute accessories are my favourite way to add a pop of colour to a black skirt AND keep warm on chilly days, and I couldn’t resist picking up these adorable pink gloves from H&M at St Enoch. They make me smile instantly when I look at them, which to me is what fashion should always be about.

It was the kind of easy-breezy Sunday outfit that was made for brunch and shopping – which is exactly what we did that day!

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Photo from my Instagram

After a mooch around Merchant City and spying the finishing touches being put on the Christmas Market, we hopped over to Wilson Street Pantry for some food. Sourdough toast, poached eggs and avocado with lemon and smoked salt made for a dreamy brunch indeed.

We spent the rest of the afternoon shopping and making the most of being outside in the short bursts of sunshine. But, how do I plan to style up this swishy princess skirt for night time? Stay tuned to find out in part two…

Here’s to Sunday sunshine and poached eggs fit for a princess!


With thanks to St Enoch


Friday Hi-Fives: Self-Care, Sleeping Beauty and Silverburn

Hey, you guys! What’s new with you? I hope you’ve had an awesome week and are feeling ready for the weekend. Last weekend I invested in a lot of self-care and even a few naps – it was just what the doctor ordered and by Sunday night I felt like a million bucks. It’s amazing the difference some downtime can make!

Since we last hi-fived, I’ve spent the evening at The National Museum of Scotland as part of their Museum Lates event – one of the best nights I’ve had in ages. I’ve also been along to ThaiKhun at Silverburn to check out their menu (review coming soon…), and during the week I enjoyed seeing Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal on opening night. The show was utterly beautiful, a little surreal and even had one or two surprises that I was not expecting. I’ve named it as one of my must-see shows this season – and you can still catch it if you’re quick (it finishes its Glasgow show this weekend!).

Today I enjoyed catching up with my friend Silvia over pizza at Paesano in Merchant City – well worth a visit if you’re at that end of town and craving something tasty!

Let’s get this weekend started with some hi-fives! Here’s what I’ve been loving this week…

Link Love

I’ll be giving Francesca’s list of DIY Christmas projects a go this year – will you?

Who IS stealing and hiding all the socks? This post by Jenny made me laugh!

The new collection from Chouchou is making me swoon – with all that pink faux fur and sequins, are you surprised?

In case you need a reminder, here’s 4 Reasons Why Me Time is So Important – Josie hit the nail on the head with this one

Crown and Glory have brought back their super festive mystery crackers this year – hurrah!

Also Making Me Smile

Chatting all things blogging with Break Thru Radio on their podcast – so much fun!

Honey Almond Hot Chocolate

Pinning all the veggie Christmas recipes

Hearing the strange tales of Victorian Tattooing at Museum Lates

Starting the day with motivational playlists


Here’s to a fabulous weekend – and don’t forget to tell me, who gets YOUR hi-fives?

‘Til next week…


Budget Vs Big Spender: Afternoon Tea in Glasgow


Photo from my Instagram

A while back, I posted about my top places to enjoy afternoon tea in Glasgow – if you’ve been reading here a while (hey, thanks!), you might remember it.

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It’s been nearly two years and a WHOLE LOT of afternoon teas since that post, so I thought it was high time for an update – particularly as I have two new afternoon tea experiences to tell you guys about. Both are completely different, but well worth a visit! Are you ready? Grab your cup and let’s dive right in…

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On a budget? Try… High Tea at The Hyndland Cafe, West End

In the leafy Hyndland neighbourhood, you can find The Hyndland Cafe nestled at the bottom of Clarence Drive. Well-known amongst locals for lunch on the go and their legendary empire biscuits (which often sell out!), the cafe have recently added an afternoon tea to their extensive menu.

Using carefully-sourced vintage china to showcase finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, and even a cute miniature version of their signature empire biscuits, The Hyndland Cafe have put their own spin on afternoon tea. One generously-filled stand is shared between two and all of the goods are made fresh on the premises. The lemon drizzle cake was a particular favourite, as well as the home-made chocolate-dipped shortbread.

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Vegetarian sandwiches were not a problem, and we were also given a delicious savoury tart (there was no room left on the cake stand so this arrived on its own little plate!).

The Hyndland Cafe is cosy, and friendly – sort of like when you go to your favourite Aunt’s house and she spoils you with tea and treats. It doesn’t quite offer the grandeur of traditional afternoon teas you might find at larger restaurants, but for £7.95 per person, you certainly get plenty of bang for your buck (or should that be pastries for your pennies?) and fresh, high-quality food in a comfortable atmosphere.

You can find out more, and how to book high tea at The Hyndland Cafe, here!

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Looking for a little luxury? I recommend… Afternoon Tea at Blythswood Square Hotel, City Centre

In my previous round-up of afternoon tea in Glasgow, I included the Salon at the 5-star Blythswood Square Hotel for its decadent and relaxing afternoon tea. It’s always been a favourite of mine! Recently, the hotel have given their popular afternoon tea menu a makeover – so purely in the name of research (ahem!), I went along to Blythswood Square Hotel to check it out.

Replacing a previous choice of 3 afternoon tea experiences, now the hotel offers one set menu. Upon arrival at the airy, bright first floor, you are greeted with a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic cocktail while you settle into your table. After browsing from their huge menu of teas, I decided to try the apple and mango variety.

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While waiting for the food and tea to arrive, I enjoyed taking in the beautiful surroundings of the salon, as well as the views of Blythswood Square. It really is the perfect place to relax and indulge! Soon, our waitress brought over a cake stand each, (which meant no fighting!) with assorted sandwiches and savouries such as wraps, brioche buns and a haggis bonbon. Vegetarian and other dietary needs are all taken into account when ordering, and nothing seemed like too much bother for the cheerful hotel team.

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Fresh scones and dainty home-made cakes made sure the afternoon had a sweet ending – the pistachio cake and cranachan macaron were my favourite treats from the selection! One of the most memorable parts of the visit was being able to take away a little something – in this case, a pouch of Blythswood Square loose leaf tea and chocolate bonbon from the trolley. A lovely touch that made the experience even more special. I do love to get a souvenier from a nice day out, don’t you?

With prices starting at £28 per person, if you are celebrating something special or want a mid-week pick-me-up, the new afternoon tea at Blythswood Square Hotel is an ideal place to start. You can find out more here!

Afternoon tea in Glasgow has fast become one of my favourite ways to spend a day, and with plenty of options available to suit different budgets, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself!

Love, tea and tiny cakes,


With thanks to the lovely teams at Blythswood Square Hotel and Hyndland Cafe for showing me a good time!

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