Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Styled by Helen: Cat Lady (Again)

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While Kimberley's been visiting the kitties in Maison de Moggy I've been adding more cat themed clothing to my wardrobe. I would certainly be prepared to dress to a feline theme at a moments notice. This is now my third cat outfit to feature on the blog, after my Kerrie Aldo pinafore dress and H&M top, and I'm sure it won't be my last. I just can't help but be attracted to anything that features these cute little fluff balls. What can I say? I just love any way to express my crazy cat lady status, apart from actually owning cats. Not that I wouldn't love to do that too. Sadly it's just not practical for me at the moment. Maybe a trip to the cat cafe is in order!

This particular jumper is even more crazy than my other cat items. Just look at it. I'm not sure what's going on with it but it's wonderful! It's certainly helped to kick me out of my monochrome phase and embrace my colourful side again. The mix of pink and blues keeps me bright while the jumper itself keeps me super cosy, the perfect combination for this tough period between winter and spring. I also love the fact that the cats are a bit creepy and ghost-like, it all adds to the fun! I'd been eyeing up this jumper on the La La Land website so when it went on sale it was a no brainer. Unfortunately it's sold out now but there's still plenty of fun clothing on the site to get excited about, alongside loads of awesome accessories, homeware and more. It's always one of my first ports of call whenever I'm doing any gift buying so I thoroughly recommend checking them out.

Jumper | La La Land
Skirt | H&M
Boots | Primark
Earrings and skull ring | Datter Industries
Necklace | Gift
Rings |  Made by me
Glasses | c/o IOLLA

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This cute little necklace adds an extra feline touch. It was birthday gift from a friend who knows and understands my love for these cute creatures. The earrings were also a gift, this time a Christmas present from my lovely litttle sis. My friends and family know my jewellery taste so well! The hand ring and the arch ring were made by me. Yep, I made it back into the workshop to create a few birthday presents and managed to also make these two gifts for myself. I'm happy with how they turned out and can't wait to get back in to create some more.

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What themes do love dressing to?

Sunday, 19 February 2017

What Kimberley Wore: Maison de Moggy

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We first covered Edinburgh's first cat cafe, Maison de Moggy, before it even opened its doors in 2015. I've known owner Laura O'Neill for years, and have followed the journey of the hugely successful cat cafe since the first kittens were roaming Laura's flat. I must admit that this was my first visit to Maison de Moggy though, and it wasn't even my idea!

Helen is the cat lady of the two of us, and she quickly booked in a visit to the original premises when it opened. I'm not a massive cat person (sorry), so I've just never had a reason to pop along. I don't dislike cats; I'm just kind of indifferent to them.  I must admit that walking past and seeing fluffy little Guillaume in the window was starting to make me curious, though. So, when Ian chose it as his birthday treat I groaned a bit, but I secretly wanted a closer look.

Before I visited the Grassmarket cafe, I thought that it would be a 'cafe' environment with cats wandering around. It was actually more like a cat play park with cake and coffees. I enjoyed my coconut cake and hot chocolate, and stood awkwardly to the side with all the other boyfriends who'd been dragged along. Soon I found myself petting those sneaky felines. They are just so damn fluffy. And pretty. And precious. What's happening..?

I knew already that the cats are well taken care of but I was really impressed by how well the place was outfitted, with plenty of places for the cats to explore. There were toys and hidey holes everywhere. The cats could sleep out of reach if they weren't interested in playing and the visits are kept to one hour in small groups. I found it a bit odd watching grown adults waggling cat toys but the cats were enjoying it.  It's certainly a cat's life!

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Although all the fluffiness was cute (Guillaume reigns as king), I have to say that the sphynx cat, Elodie, is my favourite. She was very lively, inquisitive, and perches on shoulders. And she has a whole wardrobe of jumpers- a girl after my own heart!

And what does one wear to a cat cafe? Helen is probably horrified that I didn't dress to the theme but I don't have any cat- inspired clothing. Since I didn't have time to raid her wardrobe, I thought I'd wear something fun. What matches cat cafes better than sushi and noodle prints? This The Whitepepper shirt dress doesn't get enough wear so I hauled it out. It's not really a winter dress but I've been trying to layer up a bit with simple dark block colours.

Coat | New Look
Shirt dress | The Whitepepper
Brooch | Jode Pankhurst
Glasses | c/o IOLLA
Earrings | Elizabeth Humble
Tote bag | c/o Karen Mabon

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If you're in Edinburgh (and enjoy feline company) Maison de Moggy is definitely worth the visit. You have to book in advance though, it's popular. Link me up any posts or photos you have- I'm sure Ian would like to check them out! And maybe I'll have a little peak too... they're so floofy....



Thanks to Ian Finlayson for my outfit photos.
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Monday, 30 January 2017

January Round Up

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Doing: January is my hibernation month, as I explained in my Winter Blues post. Unfortunately, my boyfriend rudely had a birthday in the middle of it, forcing me from my selfish slumber. Gah. I generously made him a Guinness cake with ganache and truffles (and un-generously ate half the leftovers). We took a trip to Edinburgh's cat cafe, Maison de Moggy, so that he could pet cats and I could stand uncomfortably at the edge, along with all the other boyfriends dragged along. I'm not a cat person but they're quite cute. More on my visit soon.

Buying: this adorable terranium pin from the Finest Imaginery seconds sale. I bought one of these for Helen a while ago but I really wanted it for myself. When I saw it was half price I snapped one up. It would be rude not too! 

Clicking: my besties (including Helen) are off to Dubai in February but I've had to pull out of the trip. I've been looking for things to do to pep me up while they're away and so far I've booked in for a spa afternoon and an overdue smear test. I know how to treat myself! Coincidentally, there's a huge campaign on smear tests at the moment, #smearforsmear, which a lot of bloggers are writing about and sharing. I've learned that a surprising number women I know have cervical issues. It's a reminder that we all need to take care of our selves in the right way.


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Watching: I've jumped on the La La Land bandwagon. I've been to see it twice and I loved it even more the second time. It's full of colour, dancing and songs and it had me smiling, laughing and tearing up. I'm not hugely into musicals but this one won me over. I think I may need to invest in the soundtrack as I keep on humming the songs to myself. Speaking of songs, I also watched Moana this month and it features some great musical numbers. Jemaine Clement singing shiny is something that everyone should watch.

Doing: January has been one of those months that has gone by in a flash but at the same time seem to have lasted forever. I spent quite a bit of time celebrating Heather's boyfriends birthday which included eating lots of nice food and drinking, which is all good in my book. I also got back in the studio for some jewellery making. It was great to be making again, though my hands and nails didn't thank me for it. I managed to make a few birthday presents for friends and family and couple of rings for myself. Not too bad considering I felt a little rusty.

Buying: My phone contract was almost up so I decided to upgrade slightly early so I could have my new phone (with a better camera) in time for my holiday. A new phone obviously calls for a new case and so I picked up this shiny one in the Skinny Dip sale. Finding a fun phone case can be a bit trickier when you don't have an Iphone but I'm happy with the feel and look of this one. Plus it helps to protect my phone from being dropped, something I do way to often.

Clicking: With FrightFest Glasgow happening at the end of February I've been reading up on the films they're showing. I'm going to try and make it along on the Saturday and would especially like to see Raw and Bloodlands.  I've also been getting excited for what other horror films are coming up in 2017. So far I'm looking forward to XX and Get Out but am less excited about all the remakes and sequels that are on the cards.

Friday, 27 January 2017

January Wishlist

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1.) Stranger Things Eleven Tote | Little Stabs by Polly
I'm loving reworked embroidered pieces at the moment. I first came across Polly on instagram and have bought one of her embroidered pieces on Depop. Go follow this girl!

2.) Monochrome Slouch Dress | Rachel McMillan
Scottish designer Rachel McMillan is one to watch- her pieces are chic, wearable and beautifully cut, with patterns far more intricate than you first realise. I particularly like the shape of this dress and the hidden pockets. More dress pockets, please!

3.) Little Lovers Scarf | Bonbiforest
I bought Helen one of Bonbiforest's lockets for Christmas (and totally missed a trick by not putting a photo of me inside, like I know she would love) but I only recently realised they do scarves too. I love the subtle hearts that look like triangles, and watercolour effect of this one.


4.) William Morris Foliage Cuff | Esa Evans
This beautiful foliage scrollwork cuff is a little grown up luxury from our fave, Esa Evans. Neat and wearable, I'm absolutely loving the cuff from the Esa Evans X William Morris Gallery collection.

5.) Cross to Bear Earrings | Milk Tooth London
If you're a fan of door knockers you will love this brand. Milk Tooth source vintage and reworked statement earrings into clearly defined collections. Obviously the Geometric Club Collection is a favourite of mine, and these are simple yet bold. It's Pat Butcher's style heaven and I love them!


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1.) Hand Earrings | Young Frankk
These earrings are simple yet statement. I love the size of them and absolutely adore the shape. I've expressed my fondness for hand prints and motifs on the blog before and these fuel that passion in just the right way.

2.) Staffa Basalt Pendant | Beth Legg
Beth Legg creates wonderfully wearable jewellery. I was drawn to this necklace because of the interesting shape. I love the different levels that mirror worn cliffs and I'm always a big fan of a bit of oxidised silver.

3.) Posca Painting | Madelen Foss Illustration 
My love of cats knows no bounds. I want them on my clothes and all over my walls, especially if they're cheeky three eyed ones like this guy. Madelen Foss' illustrations are bold and eye-catching and this one is no different. I want to cover my walls with all of her creations!  

4.) Pewter Vinnie Shoes | Beyond Skin 
These are some sharp shoes. Just look at that shape and that colour! Suitable for work but still with a nice shine to add a bit of glamour to an everyday outfit. Plus, they're 100% vegan.

5.) Shirt Dress | Monki
I told you I love a hand print! This shirt dress is so my thing. I spotted it on Monki's Instagram alongside this shirt and I want them both so bad. Since I've been in a bit of a monochrome rut I thought I'd pick out this one and throw a bit of pink into the mix.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Blog Crushes 28

Kimberley is crushin' on... Foxx Tailz
Jessica aka Foxx Tailz is an alternative style blogger with a love of all things pastel and Harajuku. I think I first came across her through Twitter mutuals, since social media is becoming a smaller and smaller world. I'm in love with her two tone hair, and her overall style may be edgier than mine but I'm feeling her witchy vibes and the individual pieces are often items I covet. She has a good balance of black and colourful pops, which I could really do with taking inspo from in the winter months.

You can catch Jess on Twitter and Instagram.


Helen is crushin' on.... Living in Clips

I've loved this blog for a long time and it's not just because I went to uni with its creator, Natalie Riachi. Her style is clean yet quirky and she really knows her fashion. Her outfits are full detail and texture but still have that kind of effortless cool that I can never manage to pull off. Plus the photography is just stunning! I especially love how her blog has developed over the years. Started in October 2012 it has changed significantly since she met her husband Matt, becoming a collaboration between the two of them. It's nice to see fashion, travel and lifestyle being discussed in the same space but from two different perspectives, it just works so well.

See more of their beautiful images on Instagram @livinginclips and @hislivinginclips.


We are also lovin'
  • the new VeganVegan Club by Laila of Tapeparade. Apart from the catchy song, this is a great way to get more info if you're thinking about cutting down on meat and dairy.
  • Honey Pop Kisses has released the Honey Pop Club- a subscription box of her CF and fashion faves.
  • This brilliant outfit post from The Young Eccentric, aptly title Babe, You Look like You Work in Mcdonald's