Pocketful of Sunshine

Mar 23, 2009

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About twice a year, we here in Scotland are graced by the presence of the beautiful sun.

People go crazy and take their clothes off and run around the city half-naked.

Never mind if it's barely 13 degrees...

Srsly, sometimes it's hard not to pity these people who have lived a lifetime of sun-deprivation.
jacket: DP, Lace top: Thrifted, Skirt: Culte Femme, belt: Bottega Veneta, tights: Topshop, shoes: Clarks, bag: LV.
photo credit: random stranger

Today I'm wearing one of my most cherished skirts from Culte Femme that slightly resembles window curtains with its cascading drapes. Come to think of it, I get a LOT of outfit inspiration from the houseware department. Not only do I like skirts that look better on window frames, I have also have many a times blended in with a couch while sporting a brocade jacket.

I'm also carrying my least favorite bag: the ubiquitous entry-level LV speedy. I loved it to death when I first got it 6 years ago, but now that everyone has it, it has lost its appeal. I think Edinburgh is the only city in the world where I hardly see anyone toting it so I'm not as bothered using it here...because let's face it, it's an extremely practical bag that can hold all the contents of one's life.

Or in my case today: a basket-full of groceries.

detailed shot of the skirt

and the lace top and bib necklace I wore sometime ago.

Oh and meet my twin from another mother!
Ida and I have the same past: she's from everywhere too,
the same present: both of us are studying a 'serious degree' to avoid being typecast as a mindless shallow person who is into fashion...and to appease the parentals,
and the same future: we will change the world by eliminating one fugly outfit at a time!

She is also frickin hilarious and brutally honest-two qualities that instantly warm me up to a person.

Love how she toughened up her white eyelet minidress with a biker jacket.
And that huge-ass gold watch and her door knocker ring are divine!!!

I still can't believe I met her two months before she heads back to Londontown! :o

This is unfortunate since I so rarely meet non-dull people in this city.


C a t r i n a said... Best Blogger Tips

a m a z i n g outfits, love them :)

Optional said... Best Blogger Tips

I must say, she is like you! I love your skirt! I remember you wore this when you went to a party in the Philippines right? with the pink top? haha I loved it :)

And only the boring people think that being into fashion is shallow ;) It actually involves intuitive skills and a lot of understanding. hahahaha

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Your skirt, no, your entire outfit is gorgeous!

KEREN said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh, your skirt is fantastic, and I have yet to meet my twin sister from another mister! ;)

phamzy said... Best Blogger Tips

great outfit! the bib necklace is amazing!


Cassiopeia said... Best Blogger Tips

You both look gorgeous! You shall have to go visit her in London tho!

Kow what you mean about the cold - sigh. Loving the skirt and bib.



proudly says, said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the bib necklace and skirt...very pretty!


FashionSqueah! said... Best Blogger Tips

Another lovely picture with my lovely city in the background! I've been enjoying the sun too, it's been a nice change! I will admit that not many people in Edinburgh have LV bags (not classy enough) and that we aren't able to keep our clothes on when there's even a hint of sun (not classy enough...) but I don't think we are dull! Char x

LML said... Best Blogger Tips

your whole outfit looks so cool and intersting!
scotland looks so pretty :D

tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

ha ha, I'm in the same boat with my work.. at least then, no one can call me a 'stupid' shallow person :-) Love the detailing on your skirt...so pretty!

giggleness said... Best Blogger Tips

love your skirt! so gorge.

Vintage Tea said... Best Blogger Tips

Hee hee I blogged a little bout this too. In cali uni the other day people were walking around with strappy tops and little skirts with no tights! MAdness! Some scots just get carried away with the sight of the sun

Click here to visit me at Vintage Tea!


Andie said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous skirt! like drop-dead

The Fabulous Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

that skirt is amazing Hanna. u actually have the best skirt collection a person could have. i saw u wearing the same one at that Christmas party and ever since i wanted to recreate it and see if i can make a similar one. turns out my draping skills are not the greatest.

HoneyBunny said... Best Blogger Tips

You both look great! I love your skirt sooo much<33 and that necklace with that poloneck is so fab!

I can;t understand that small amount of clothes in 13 Celsius as well;D And I really miss hot summers I used to get in Poland:))

Jojo said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the skirt the detail is amazing and so cute...


FashionSqueah! said... Best Blogger Tips

I wasn't at all offended by your post, I found it quite hilarious actually! I'd more likely characterise the people of Edinburgh as sleezy or classless than dull though! Maybe that's the difference between almost a lifetime here and a few years (how long have you lived here?). I hear you met Sea today, I am so sorry to have missed the mini Edinburgh bloggers meet up! She said you were lovely! Char x

a reflecting girl said... Best Blogger Tips

the necklace looks kinda cool.

Mode Junkie said... Best Blogger Tips

love that bib necklace.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

what a cool skirt! and i know what you mean, the minute it gets slightly warm after winter i go out severely under dressed

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful beautiful skirt.


Esme said... Best Blogger Tips

I ADORE YOUR SKIRT.:> And that bib necklace is just glorious!

Rosanna said... Best Blogger Tips

you had a blogger meet up!??! do tell!!!!!!

Isabelle said... Best Blogger Tips

wow what a beautiful dress!

pablo said... Best Blogger Tips

im glad its sunny up there!
take your clothes off and sunbathe ;)

lucille said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful dress , I love your blog , i love your style
thank for the comment !

hanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks everyone! :D

Optional-yup it's the same skirt. good job spotting it...and i totally agree with you on your 2nd point. :D

Vintage Tea- to be honest, I go a bit crazy too. I'm one with the scots and remove all my layers at the slightest hint of sunshine!!! haha

Mina- youre hilarious! Im sure your sewing skills are better than you think :)

char- 3 years- so yes, not very long! sea was such a sweetheart...im sure she told you how i practically spent the entire afternoon in the topshop fitting room..haha! this is why i cant shop with people. i take forever to see which size fits the BEST. i still have to meet you, missy!

sansy-no it wasnt planned!hahaha. i was fitting a couple of coats in topshop and i saw Sea and asked her if she was the girl in the blog! I realized after that if she wasnt, she wouldve thought i was a total pyscho. oh well! haha

pablo-haha! oh be quiet...just heard in the news that it's 25C in Madrid. you lucky butt.

Delmy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the bib necklace

Gladys Lopez said... Best Blogger Tips

i really love the golden watch and the view of scotland! i want to have a tour of the country and its amazing highlights. :)

Zoë said... Best Blogger Tips

that skirt is amazing! Loving the details.



la petite fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips

wow that skirt is so beautiful! I can definitely see a "houseware" inspiration.

so exciting to meet your fashion twin! you both have amazing sense of style.

Silje said... Best Blogger Tips

Sun is always nice!=) And i really like your skirt, it is romantic!=)

Niviarsiaq said... Best Blogger Tips

THis skirt is beautiful! I love it! I don't have much white in my closet but items like this inspire me to wear it a little more often. Also you styled this outfit amazingly! great blog!

frances said... Best Blogger Tips

the skirt is superb! x

proudly says, said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you soo much.


elsalvador said... Best Blogger Tips

That outfit is so precious. I love the bib. Do you live in Scotland?

hanna said... Best Blogger Tips

elsalvador- yes! im studying in Edinburgh, Scotland at the moment :D

Sasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahah you really made me smile with the Scotish behaviour lol
Love your skirt, jacket and shoes, and what your friend is wearing, too!

scarves said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the white skirt!

katherinelou said... Best Blogger Tips

your skirt is adorable !
very chic !

tailorstitch said... Best Blogger Tips

love your style so much...that top is lovely :)

Mads said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL at the photo credit!=)