pink gingham Primark skirt

The Wind Farm in Summer

pink ginghamPrimark skirt

Scottish windfarm

retro inspired pink gingham skirt


One of the consequences of being obsessed with my Fitbit (because, did I mention I’m still obsessed with my Fitbit? I am still obsessed with my Fitbit.) is that it’s changed my attitude towards certain things.

So, if I’ve just walked aaalll the way up to the top of the house from the bottom of the house, say, only to discover that I’ve forgotten the thing I went downstairs for in the first place (because I am going prematurely senile, obviously…), instead of cursing loudly and wishing Rubin could be trusted to fetch food without eating it, I’ll be all, “Oh well: more steps!” And if Terry suggests we take an 8-mile walk, under the heat of the midday sun, I’ll be all over that. No, really,

OK, NOT really. Eight miles is a bit of an exaggeration, and it wasn’t midday either, but we did walk a good few miles through the wind farm (Which you might remember from my visit to it during the winter, when it was looking a bit different…), and yes, I did it wearing a skirt and a pair of flats. I know a lot of people believe that if you’re going to be doing any walking at all, you need to be all trussed up in hiking boots and waterproofs, and other, similarly overkill-y walking “gear”, but, meh – I did just fine. And I didn’t get any blisters, either, which is the main thing.

This, unfortunately, was the last of the sunny weather we’d been having, and the next day we were back to the rain and cold, so I’m glad we managed to make the most of the sun while we had it: I mean, who knows if/when we’ll see it again?!

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WEARING: Primark skirt, River Island top, Next flats, Unique Vintage sunglasses (c/o)

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  • I’m exactly the same way with my attitude towards my natural extreme laziness being overturned… I still begrudge moving more than I have to in many, many ways, but there is always the satisfaction that it goes on your counter no matter what! Totally agree with you on not understanding why people think you need to be dressed up in ridiculous hiking gear to go on a long walk. I never have and I don’t normally get blisters, or any other kind of damage for that matter, either…

    June 16, 2015
  • There is nothing wrong with flowing skirts and flats for a nice afternoon walk, I say! Also, I spent a good amount of time with my neice yesterday talking about Fitbits – she has one – and between reading about yours and hearing about hers, I am sold. Cannot wait to get one!

    June 16, 2015
  • I’ve only had my Fitbit for four weeks and it’s already broken 🙁

    June 16, 2015
  • You look beautiful Amber <3 Love the gingham skirt with the white top & flats! Can't wait to get my hands on a few gingham skirts and heels, they look so classy!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    June 16, 2015
  • Wow! How lovely!

    June 17, 2015
  • You look beautiful. Even on a rock next to a wind farm. The location is a bit odd but your dress is vaporous as the wind so you fit in.

    June 17, 2015
  • You look adorable! I spent ages on your blog the other day, you write so beautifully.

    June 19, 2015