Friday 17 February 2012

Walking unknown territory, where the sun's not shining.

For someone who is surgically attached to her iPhone and laptop, I have a surprising love for getting away from it all. Last weekend I did just that - hopped in the car and escaped to a remote island off the coast of Scotland, with 9 friends. And it was wonderful - although now I'm back to the daily routine I feel like I need that break all over again!

I'll post a little more about where we stayed soon - oh, but it was gorgeous.

The reason for the retreat was the birthday celebration of my friend Duncan, who lives on said island, who I've known almost half my life, from when he was a skinny 15 year old who came visiting my friends and I on his bike, charming our mums out of cups and tea and cake. My mum is still a bit in love with him.

There was an amazing party on Saturday night with dancing, dance-offs and d... um. Diet coke with rum in it?

Dress - Boohoo
Clutch - eBay
Boots & Necklace - Dorothy Perkins
Tights - Tesco
Hairclip - H&M Kids

I wore this dress from Boohoo, which I bought at the same time as this one. It's too small, which I wish I'd realised earlier, as that's something of an issue in a dress with a sheer panel. A couple of days of nomming fried food didn't improve matters much. But hopefully a few weeks of rediscovering the merits of salad (and getting back on my diet plan) will help that!

The highlight of the night was the dance-off I mentioned - Duncan vs. a 9 year old. The 9 year old won.

It was an amazing night and an amazing weekend - just what I needed after a bit of a stressful start to 2012 - which I've certainly noticed in my blog, I'm struggling to just post a frock every Friday at the moment! I'm hoping to have a bit more time soon - I'm spending the weekend hanging with Hayley and lots of other bloggers at LFW (well, around LFW - I was too lazy to apply for any shows!) so I'm sure I'll have lots of photos and stories to share next week!


  1. It sounds like you had a blast! I can't wait to read more about where you stayed during your trip.
    That hair clip is adorable, I'm always raiding the kids section for cute accessories :)
    R xx

  2. haha, looks great fun! You look lovely, the dress is gorgeous xx

  3. Looks like an amazing weekend, feel free to take me next time! Love the red tights with the dress xxx

  4. looks like my sort of weekend and your hair looks gorgeous, loving the clip!

  5. Your dress is lovely and you can't beat a good dance off!

    Maria xxx

  6. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend away! I love the polkadots!

  7. so happy i'm not the only one who shops for little girl accessories! they are always cuter. xo


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