Linlithgow Lunch

By Linlithgow Loch

lunch table

Linlithgow Palace

Bar Leo


[Wearing: ♥ Primark coat (c/o ♥  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?)

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.


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  • Reply 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!

  • Beautiful photos and great outfit! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  • Reply December 20, 2013


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


    • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply December 20, 2013

    Call me M

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

  • Reply December 21, 2013

    Lisa Spoors

    love, love LOVE that bag!! xx

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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


  • Reply December 21, 2013


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

  • Reply 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 :)

  • Reply 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

  • Reply December 23, 2013


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


  • Reply 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 :-)

  • Reply December 23, 2013


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


  • Reply December 23, 2013

    Oh to Be a Muse

    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!

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply December 24, 2013

    Melo Limparfaite

    you are simply gorgeous

  • Reply December 27, 2013


    Love that coat!

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