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Linlithgow Palace

Bar Leo


[Wearing: ♥ Primark coat (c/o VoucherCodes.co.uk) ♥  ASOS trousers ♥ Zara shoes ♥ Kate Spade ‘2 Park Ave Beau Satchel *]

OMG, can you BELIEVE that woman is wearing a winter coat, but you can totally see the tops of her feet in those shoes? I mean, if it’s cold enough for a coat, it MUST be too cold to expose the skin on your feet, right? RIGHT?”*

It’s OK, folks, don’t panic: these photos were actually taken a few weeks ago, when it was still (just about) warm enough to get away with this sort of thing, especially given that I was actually only outside for long enough to walk from the car to a cosy restaurant – oh, and to stop and take these photos next to Linlithgow Loch, obviously, because, THE BLOG. They were also taken right after a nice long, leisurely lunch at Bar Leo , where we met up with a bunch of friends for the afternoon, and where I ate my own bodyweight in pasta, and lost all of my lipstick in the process.

This is why I normally take outfit photos BEFORE whatever it is I’m doing rather than AFTER it: I’m one of those people who can start the day looking vaguely presentable, and then end it looking like a completely different person: lipstick long gone, hair a mess [See also: “The Wind Likes To Eat My Head“], clothes dishevelled… and all of this can happen within a matter of hours, too. OK, one hour. SO UNFAIR. I’ve always envied you normal people, who look exactly the same all day long, but alas I am not one of you…

(*I actually quite like the “coat with pumps” look, if I’m honest. I know it’s totally impractical, and I wouldn’t do it when it was REALLY cold out, but, well, my shoes matched my bag so what can you do?)



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  • Amber McNaught (@foreveramber)
    December 20, 2013

    New blog post is up! http://t.co/Xl2fISeeAT
    #scottishbloggers #ootd http://t.co/ndo9WdnmxW

  • LydiaGrace
    December 20, 2013

    Oh Amber, there are many things I envy you for. Top of the list has got to be that hair though. I don’t blame the wind for eating it when it looks so darn lovely!

    My own mane used to be a fiery coppery auburn, and I loved it SO much. However, time has taken its toll and I’m now left with a dark brown that only shows its more scarlet side in bright sunlight. All through winter it’s dull as ditchwater!

  • Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit)
    December 20, 2013

    Beautiful photos and great outfit! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  • Tatyana
    December 20, 2013

    Oh my goodness! This is stunning! My brother-in-law is from Linlitghgow! We must meet soon! 😉


    • Amber
      December 20, 2013

      I don’t actually live there, unfortunately, we were just there for the day! I wish I did though, it’s a lovely little town!

  • Gillian
    December 20, 2013

    Love the outfit!! And I love the look of flats/pumps with coats…it looks so polished. Obviously when it’s really cold it isn’t practical, but for warm-ish days and just running to and from the car, I’m all for it.

  • Annette
    December 20, 2013

    Fabulous look! I agree with the “coat with pumps” and wear it as long as I can but we have snow and it is simply not possible any longer (also it would ruin my shoes). Love yours pumps which I ordered at the time but unfortunately they didn’t fit me… still regret that.
    I just wonder about bloggers in winter outfit posts with completely bare legs and a short skirt…
    You look gorgeous (love the tailored coat!) and sometimes we have to compromise a little bit for our photo shootings 😉

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Kelly
    December 20, 2013

    I ate at Bar Leo for the first time in October, when I met some friends for a night out in Linlithgow. The food was yum.

  • Call me M
    December 20, 2013

    I’m not one of them either. But I think you looked fantastic. Love the matching coat, bag and shoes! 😉

  • Lisa Spoors
    December 21, 2013

    love, love LOVE that bag!! xx

  • Jen
    December 21, 2013

    The no sox thing looks good. I thought you weren’t allowed to do that sort of thing but you obviously are!! I am wearing argile sox with bright pink ballet shoes, and people are staring, and i’m not imagining it this time.

  • Harlynn
    December 21, 2013

    I love that outfit with your hair!! Stunning!! c:
    I’m one to know about pasta taking away the lipstick, haha. Probably the worst meal choice when it comes down to wearing lipstick – yet I do it anyways. xD


  • Marija
    December 21, 2013

    You look so pretty, love the colors on you!!! Beautiful post!


  • Rebeca
    December 22, 2013

    Wonderful look! nice blog too, the shoes and bag is my fav, visit my blog if you like we folloe each other 🙂


  • Laura
    December 23, 2013

    these photos are beautiful! i really like your coat:-) and i’m definitely like that too, at the end of the day i can look like i never had looked in a mirror in my life (something that you don’t look like in these pictures, though)! x

  • Katie
    December 23, 2013

    Love that coat! I think an investment is gonna have to be made



  • Andrea
    December 23, 2013

    Amber you’re awesome!I just discovered your blog and must say that your posts are super cool and funny! I’m following you on G and instagram. Merry Christmas and if you like you can follow me back and stay in touch 🙂

    December 23, 2013

    I love all your picture dear, so beautiful.
    love your outfit too 😀


  • Oh to Be a Muse
    December 23, 2013

    I adore the coat, the bag and the shoes. Camel love! And I like to take my photos at the start as well, when I’m still put together. If I wait too long, who knows what I’ll look like!


  • June
    December 23, 2013

    Oh my god you look beautiful! Love your hair and that outfit and your pics are absolutely stunning! Have a great Christmas!

  • Melo Limparfaite
    December 24, 2013

    you are simply gorgeous

  • Danielle
    December 27, 2013

    Love that coat!


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