Feels like ages since I have done an outfit post, so here you go. This is the outfit I wore to explore Biggar a few weeks ago (you can read about our trip here) and features my favourite shop - Dahlia! I really do love Dahlia and have quite a few of their products now and was lucky enough to get this cute pinafore for my birthday. Thanks Mama and Papa Whitelaw!
The pinafore is leather look and is lovely and soft with great scalloped edges and skirt. Lengthwise it comes to just above my knee so looks great with bare legs in the summer or tights. I have never owned a pinafore before - my mum always hated them so I never had one at school - but I love it, and doesn't remind me of school at all. It is high necked, which looks cute with a shirt collar and Hannah Zakari fish necklace poking over the top and works well with lots of different tops worn underneath, so is very flexible and a great base to build an outfit around.
As we were out and about, I kept the rest of the outfit quite casual with my spotty blue and white blouse from Matalan, cream converse and denim jacket. It had been so wet the day before that I wasn't prepared for the sun but thankfully had my sunglasses in my bag on the offchance the sun might decide to make an appearance. I got these sunglasses free at The List start of festival party last year with an Aperol Spritz. I have never met anyone yet who likes that drink, it really does remind me of cough syrup and I would rather just have the prosecco without the Aperol, but they do give away nice sunglasses!
I am a big fan of this Matalan blouse and bought it at the same time as my new favouite scuba trousers (Read about them here). The polka dots are large, making quite a simple styled blouse a lot more interesting and I like the shade of blue used, it's quite a right colour. The only downside of the blouse is that it is made of a funny synthetic material that isn't overly comfy on the skin and makes me hot very quickly. Other than that, I do love it.
My Converse are my favourite pair of shoes - stylish and so comfy. I bought them in america last year and have never had them off my feet, they are my fourth pair, all hightops but I would love to buy a white pair of low tops soon for summer. They are just so practical for everyday wear and go with everything.
My denim jacket is one I have had for ages, but I tend to bury it in my wardrobe, forget about it and then rediscover it every couple of weeks - I need to leave it out as it is such a great casual jacket to have and is perfect for the Scottish summers when the weather can change at the drop of a hat!
Just a nice simple casual outfit for exploring. Do you like my outfit? Do you like pinafores or do they remind you of school?