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?)

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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