Easter in Edinburgh – 1st day

April 23, 2014


My friends and I took the opportunity to take a short vacation up in Scotland, more specifically in Edinburgh, because of the 4 day long weekend. I’d been there before in the early noughties for Hogmanay and it was very different to see the city in the sun, as opposed to covered under a layer of snow.

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, its Gothic charm and history is very appealing to my aesthetic sensibilities. Although we got there at lunch time on the Friday we still managed to walk around and explore a great bit.




As a lot of walking was going to happen the most sensible thing to do is to wear sensible shoes I can actually walk on. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to road test the Shoeps shoe lace replacement, by Gumbies. The laces on these Converse were getting a bit manky so I just binned them and put the Shoeps on them. They did really well, after walking for miles they didn’t snap and are really comfortable. Now I want to have all the colours so I can make a Shoeps rainbow on my shoes! What else did I wear? Easy: Dress – Yumi (second hand), Cardigan – Fat Face (not a brand I usually shop at but I had to pick it up one time at the airport when I realized I had put my cardi in the checked baggage, d’oh!), Shoes – Converse All Star (found brand new with tags in a charity shop in Lisbon, aeons ago), Long Sleeve tee – Primark










As always, I have lots of material to show you. Will be posting over the next few weeks, hopefully. Have you ever been to Edinburgh too?

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  • Reply KizzyDoll April 23, 2014 at 07:06

    Very beautiful doll, love the pictures. I look forward to seeing more, am so happy it was sunny when you got there, that does make it more enjoyable :))) You look marvellous :)) xx

  • Reply Vix April 23, 2014 at 12:07

    You look so pretty basking in the sunshine! Edinburgh looks incredible, looking forward to seeing more! x

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage April 23, 2014 at 12:44

    So fun! Love the purple Cons with the Gumbies!

  • Reply Shoeps April 23, 2014 at 13:04

    Love your style and your SHOEPS!

  • Reply Jennie April 24, 2014 at 10:44

    Edinburgh is one of my favourite UK cities. The narrow, cobbled alleyways leading up to The Royal Mile have that Dickensian vibe about them that I really love, you feel like you are walking around in a period drama. I’m so glad you got to enjoy the city in glorious sunshine. I love the pic of you on the steps by The Scott Monument, cheeky wee smile 🙂 xXx

  • Reply pastcaring April 24, 2014 at 21:50

    Edinburgh is a really beautiful city, so dramatic, so much to see, I love it there.
    And you look gorgeous in your ladylike frock and Converse! xxx

  • Reply Val S April 25, 2014 at 01:54

    How do you manage to look so comfortable and stylish at the same time? Your dress and cardi are so pretty, and yet you look like you could walk around all day and be comfortable. Excellent!

    I went to Edinburgh once, and I did love it. I didn’t have a lot of free time, but maybe someday I’ll go again.

  • Reply Elena April 26, 2014 at 09:29

    Lovely look and lovely girl! Kissssesssss from Spain!

  • Reply Jacqueline April 26, 2014 at 10:08

    what a lovely collection of photos, and I love your shoes too 😀

  • Reply Coco April 26, 2014 at 11:36

    I’d never been to Scotland but I’d love to! I love the vivid colours and all the green lawns. I’m charmed by Gothic architecture and by the culture from the Highlands. Great look hun, those shoeps are news to me, useful and pretty! See you soon!
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

  • Reply Claire April 26, 2014 at 21:17

    I have never been to Edinburgh, looks so beautiful 🙂 great dress and love your All stars 🙂 co hosting Share-in-Style this week, thanks for sharing …

    • Reply Mrs D April 30, 2014 at 10:41

      It’s well worth visiting. I want to go back more often!

  • Reply Rosy April 26, 2014 at 21:21

    Ooooh, love your look! totally fun. Your photos are beautiful but they truly felt love for the combination of your dress and shoes kitty … Great!
    Kisses from Spain, dear Sara.

    • Reply Mrs D April 30, 2014 at 10:39

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like it!!

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS April 27, 2014 at 14:16

    You look wonderful and so does Edimburg, and old friend of ours.
    Thank you for sharing your unique style and for looking sooooooooooo GOOD.

  • Reply Rhia April 27, 2014 at 18:47

    So cute kitty dress! As a cat-owner I’m a bit of a sucker for kitty-prints 😀

    • Reply Mrs D April 30, 2014 at 10:37

      Thank you for stopping by!
      I’m a total cat freak, I’m going to be one of those sad little old ladies with a house full of cat knick knacks.

  • Reply Bella Q May 10, 2014 at 23:52

    Edinburgh is on my bucket list. Haven’t been. I’m regretfully not very well traveled. I love the lighting of the pics- is that the magic of that town. Also- converse are cool as is that cat print dress. And you.

    • Reply Mrs D May 12, 2014 at 09:08

      If you ever get the chance it’s a wonderful place to visit, has a really magical atmosphere 🙂

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