Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Styled by Helen: Blog Birthday

Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag

Happy blog birthday week to us! Wow, 3 years have gone by in a flash. They do say time flies when you're having fun and I certainly have had a lot of Wardrobe Conversations fun over the last few years. Kimberley's already explained the story behind our matching denim. It's amazing the crazy ideas friends can come up with. Seriously, you should have seem some of the rubbish we came up with in high school. After that, customised jackets and imaginary milkshake bars seem almost normal. In our blog concept phase I was really into the Style Diner option. I could envisage the whole look: the font, the colours, everything. I still have the mock ups saved somewhere in the depths of my laptop. It was going to be all about kitsch, colourful fun. In the end though, I'm very happy we opted for Wardrobe Conversations. It's a much better fit. Not only does it encompass kitsch, colourful fun, it doesn't give anyone the expectation we're going to feed them. And that's better for all of us.

I had so much fun taking these photos. There's something about wearing a tonne of different colours, fabrics and patterns that just lifts my mood. And hanging out with Kimberley while she wears matching brightness is always a good time. Plus we got to hang around this awesome wall art painted by Kate George. I definitely think more walls should have art on them, especially when it's this bright and colourful. Spotting graffiti art is one of my favourite things to do, when done well it adds so much character to a city. Plus it makes for a great backdrop. While I may have had grand ideas for this shoot (that involved actual roller skates and waitress trays), I'm glad we didn't go for it. I think there would have been way too many bruises involved. It's hard enough keeping Kimberley from falling over when there aren't tiny wheels involved.

Tshirt | Monki x Lynnie Zulu
Jacket | Charity Shop, customised by me
Skirt | Monki x Lynnie Zulu
Shirt | Joy
Shoes | Charity Shop , originally River Island
Bag | Skinnydip London
Earrings | c/o Lou Taylor
Flair | Rock Cakes and Luck Dip Club

I came to this shoot with a bag filled with my most colourful of clothing. In the end I opted for a double dose of Monki. Both the tshirt and skirt are from their collaboration with Lynnie Zulu. In fact the socks I'm wearing are also #LynnieZulu4Monki, not that you can see their gloriousness (believe me, they're rather great).  I could have bought everything from that collection but I managed to settle for just the three items. Wearing them all together may be a tad over the top but that's never stopped me before. I popped on these amazing Lou Taylor earrings for a touch of tropical and added a whole load of pins and brooches to my jacket for extra flair. The shoes I picked up from a charity shop. I thought they had a bit of a roller skate without the wheels vibe. Plus they make me relatively tall. Always a bonus when photos are going to be taking of me and Kimberley standing next to each other (watch out for those in Fridays post). And what better bag to accessorise with for a milk shake themed shoot than my milk bag. A bright and bold ensemble is always the best way to dress for a birthday celebration.

Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag

So what are my top 5 posts from the last three years?! It was tricky to narrow down but here goes:

1.) Halloween Girl Gang
I LOVE Halloween, so our spooktacular Halloween Girl Gang extravaganza had to make it onto this list. Not only is it full of creepy looks and horror effects, it was also the first time we brought our girl gang together. We had an awesome weekend shooting photos, eating horror themed cake and watching The Craft. I love how our fashion film turned out and the Victorian photo album even creeped me out.

2.) Nail Inspiration
Back in the early days we used to do quite a bit of nail art. I don't miss the waiting for all the different coats to dry but I do miss coming up with fun designs. One of my favourites were these nails inspired by Wardrobe Conversations itself. Colourful and fun designs inspired by some of our early outfit posts. Ah, the memories!

3.) The Wardrobe
Hanging out with Elaine and Alan from Wear Eponymous is always a lot of fun. Helping out at The Wardrobe, their pop up shop, was an especially good time. It's the first time we brought out our sparkly backdrop and we got to spend so much time around the work of some amazing designers, including trying on a lot of pretty things. I always enjoy playing dress up.

4.) Edinburgh Fashion Week
Our first trip to Edinburgh Fashion week was full of fabulous blogger friends, cocktails and colourful clothes. Plus we walked on the runway. I'm pretty sure I was the shortest model around. It was terrifying but not quite a terrify as speaking at the second Edinburgh Fashion Week. But doing stuff that scares you is super important for personal growth and stuff. Or so I'm told. 

5.) Scarf School
Getting creative is one of my favourite things to do and scarves are one of my favourite things to wear,  so attending the Karen Mabon scarf school was always going to be a winner. Designing alongside some fabulous ladies and then the seeing everyones finished designs was brilliant. So many colours!

Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag
Styled by Helen, Wardrobe Conversations, Scottish Blogger, Edinburgh Blogger, Dundee Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Spex Pistols glasses, leopard print glasses, customised denim jacket, mint fur collar, Monki prints, Monki tshirt, Monki x Lynnie Zulu, Lynnie Zulu for Monki, River Island white lace up shoes, Rockcakes brooch, Rock Cakes pin badges, personalised denim jacket, Lucky Dip pins, milkshake with sprinkles, Roller Shakes, Blog Birthday, Style Diner, Kate George Mural Edinburgh, wall art Edinburgh, Edinburgh South side, Lou Taylor, tropical earrings, skinny dip london milk bag, novelty bag, milk bag 
See how excited I am for our blog birthday! The last 3 years have been rather good to us and I can't wait to see what's in store for Wardrobe Conversations going forward!

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