What a weekend it was last week. One special girlfriend with a special birthday. Location: a Scottish castle with a weekend of country pursuits, eating, drinking, dancing and best of all a big catch-up with people you’re just grateful and glad to have, however occasionally, in your life.
So two days of fabulousness requires two days of appropriate clothing!! I think I took more stuff than I do for a week in the sun! AND we were flying so no just chucking it all in the boot!! So here’s what I opted for.
Night one – the floaty black Chloe (@chloefashion www.chloe.com) to skim over a ‘chubby journey tummy’ and black suede over the knee pointy tight, tight,tight boots. Next day: Falconry, shooting and archery gave the Joules (@Joulesclothing www.joules.com) jacket and cap a good outing along with the understated (!) J Brand (@JBrandJeans www.jbrandjeans.com) pink jeans and wellies courtesy of Inverlochy Castle. After a blow-dry from Joyce (who had a salon in a nearby village and knew a great deal about the Scottish MP Charles Kennedy) it was time for the night of nights. I opted for an old stand-by that’s graced award ceremonies and dinners alike. I’ve had it for nearly twenty years and everyone thought it was new!!! It’s a Consortium brocade dress and jacket with a lovely sticky-out petticoat!! I ought really to get something made like this as it gives a shapeless body a bit of an ‘in and out’ if you know what I mean!! The shoes were ancient, deceptively comfortable, Next (@nextofficial www.next.co.uk) items with ginormous heels that still allowed a significant amount of Scottish dancing to be done.
The birthday girl was dressed head to toe in glorious, stunning gold and once I have the pics I will share that with you!! Believe me, it was an outfit of dreams. And then looking much the worse for wear we staggered onto the plane home.
There are some things in life it would just be SOOOO good to do all over again – and this was one of them!! So – look out for my new Fashion YouTube channel coming soon with more pics and video from Bonny Scotland!!