Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone…

ASOS floral midi skirt

floral print 50s skirt


ASOS floral print midi skirt

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon bow shoes

[Skirt: ASOS | Cardigan: H&M | Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa* | Sunglasses: eBay]

Can you believe today was only the second sunny day of the year so far? (The first one was documented here, just in case you’re keeping track… ) Yesterday, I was walking the dog in a winter jacket. (Me, I mean, not the dog. He just wore his own clothes…) Tomorrow, the forecast is for pouring rain. It’s been COLD, in other words. Really, really cold. Also: rainy and miserable. Fun times, people, fun times!

Because of all of this, I’ve been feeling really, really uninspired with fashion lately, which explains the complete lack of posts here this week. Not only was it pretty much impossible to get out and take photos (Because, did I mention COLD? And RAIN?), even if it hadn’t been, I’ve basically been taking refuge in comfort clothes most of the time. Jeans. Sweaters. Those H&M cropped pants that I bought in four different colours, and thank God for that, because I actually can’t remember what I used to wear before I had them. All very boring, very sensible, very WARM. Which has been the main thing, really.

Up until last year, I’d probably just have ignored the weather and worn all of my little cotton dresses  and skirts anyway. Because it’s SPRING, dammit. It’s for dresses and sandals and other lovely things, and I WOULD wear them. This year, though? This year I just can’t be bothered. I remember at one point during last year’s disappointing summer (OK, make that at SEVERAL points last summer…), I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t be doing THAT again, and by “THAT” I meant “insisting on wearing sundresses and sandals, even although it’s cold enough for coats and boots”. I slipped up a couple of times that summer (old habits die hard), but so far this year I’ve just not felt that pull to wear something unsuitable in defiance of the weather. It’s very unlike me, and will no doubt make this blog even less interesting than it was to start with, but. … I wore a coat last week, folks. A COAT.

On the plus side, I may have completely given up on the Scottish spring/summer, but I haven’t given up on the warm weather altogether, because next month we’re headed to Miami, to warm our poor, chilled bones in the South Florida sun for a few weeks. Yay! As most of you know, Florida is like a second home to us at this point, but although we’ve visited Miami a few times now, we’ve never actually stayed in the area, so that should be fun. And hopefully HOT. Or hotter than here, anyway, which, let’s face it, won’t be hard.

So, we’re goin’ to Miami. Bienvenido a Miami. And yes, I WILL be quoting Will Smith a lot, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

In the meantime, I think I might need a few more pairs of those H&M pants to get me through the rest of the “spring”…

lemon and blue floral skirt

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  • I am pretty sure you will have plenty of sun-shining, sundress and sandal wearing days in Miami! Something to definitely look forward too. 🙂 I would be going crazy about now with that little sunshine, you aren’t the only one. Glad you enjoyed this day, lovely colors and such a beautiful skirt!

    May 17, 2013
  • Your ensemble {fancy talk for outfit, oui?} captures the essence of spring, despite your despicable spring weather. Very pretty drape on the skirt…you are wearing a petticoat under it, I think. I have a half-sewn tulle petticoat…it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the pile…such a pain to sew.

    Have a lovely, warm holiday in Miami!

    Sue xo

    May 17, 2013
  • Gorgeous skirt. Very jealous of you escaping to the sun!

    May 17, 2013
  • Gorgeous outfit! I love the fullness of the skirt so much! I need to get myself some petticoats…
    Have fun in Miami! I hope spring/summer comes to you soon. IT’s never fun expecting spring weather and getting miserable rain (or worse, snow. Or hail. Or sleet. All of those things came here, too, before it finally gave up and started actually being spring.)

    May 17, 2013
  • It must be something that’s going around, this whole dressing-for-the-actual-weather thing. I have a whole bunch of scoop- and v-neck tops that I generally wear at home during Winter that just aren’t cutting it right now – they leave too much of me exposed to the cold! I’m putting my foot down this Winter, though, and I’m going to keep myself warm instead because I like being warm, dammit.

    Love the skirt you’re wearing, by the way. It’s just lovely.

    May 18, 2013
  • That skirt is absolutely beautiful. I know exactly what you mean about being uninspired by the weather, it’s really grim. I can’t even think of buying more summer clothes. X

    May 18, 2013
  • I maintain that you have some sort of awesome midi-skirt radar. I check the ASOS website all the time and never see these beauties!

    May 18, 2013
  • You’re so beautiful and interesting :))



    May 18, 2013
  • Amber, i love, love love your skirt!!

    May 18, 2013
  • omg u r so cuteeeeee! love the pumps!

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    May 18, 2013
  • I was wondering about the lack of posts! Glad to see you had updated when I checked today.

    That skirt is lovely/beautiful/gorgeous/allothernicewords. Is it a recent purchase? I now must stalk ASOS and find out more!

    May 19, 2013
      • Yeah, I checked too and couldn’t find one. DISASTER, it looks perfect on you. If you ever sell it, you know where to find me! =)

        May 19, 2013
  • Amber, I adore your outfit. The skirt is especially lovely on you. My husband and I are going to south Florida next month too. We’ve been through Miami several times, but usually stay in Palm Beach. It will most definitely be warm enough for you down there. Even though we’ve had a cool spring so far, it will be 90 degrees in Tennessee this week! So I know south Florida will be even hotter. Enjoy your holiday!!

    May 19, 2013
  • That’s a beautiful outfit and so much you! Love it.
    I know how you feel about the 2 days of spring… same here in Germany and yesterday we had some sunshine and 18C here in Germany… not really what I call warm!
    Enjoy the heat in Florida, you deserve it.

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    May 19, 2013
  • I know what you mean about the Scottish summer, it is way worse than last year.

    I love the Camus quote- “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
    Would rather not be reminded of it in May though!

    May 19, 2013
  • Can I just say how wonderful you look in these photos? Yep, stunning.

    Sorry to hear about your house woes. I’m sure Miami can’t come quickly enough.

    May 19, 2013
  • Those shoes are so gorgeous! Seriously jealous!

    May 20, 2013
  • Your outfit colours is so refreshing.iBest style for summer.I love it

    May 20, 2013
  • well i’m stil wearing a coat and have the heating on in Paris 🙂 I considered going to the ice ring on satrday for some seasonal icekating session !

    May 21, 2013
  • Tying a cardigan is a cute look!

    May 31, 2013