A Tin Hat & Very Little Else

Saturday, March 05, 2011

On Wednesday a friend and I took a walk up to see one of my favourite views of the city. He had never been up there before and might be moving away very soon so I couldn't let him leave without seeing it. We had lots of fun scrambling about on the hills, exploring the quarry and then finally getting a fantastic view over the north of the city. 

Since I knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking I wanted an outfit that was practical, but pretty, maybe something to do with the fact my friend is also an ex-boyfriend! Ah well, I know I'm a little bit fickle, but it made for some fun. I took inspiration from Breanne over at La Flattery, and her awesome leggings ensemble earlier in the week.

I love how she mixed floral leggings with military boots, and the whole grey palette looks wonderful. I decided to try something similar, but a bit more summery to match the beautiful weather we've been having lately.I don't own any flowery leggings so I had to improvise by putting thick patterned tights over a really thin pair of black leggings, but you get the same effect. I also added a similarly coloured cardigan to keep me warm in the wind.

Tights: Primark
Leggings: Primark
Cardigan: New Look
Black Mini Dress: Primark
Grey T-shirt: Primark
Boots: Barretts

Unfortunately none of the photos I took from the top of the hill came out, but I do have one of the view out of the quarry that isn't too bad - learning how to take photographs in bright light is definitely something I need to learn.

Yet another day of gorgeous sunshine - I cannot wait for summer!

I don't know if anyone remembers but I brought up zip maintenance when I first got these boots about 3 weeks ago, and my worst nightmare has come true. The zip on the left boot is totally dead :( I think I am just going to have to sew it shut and hope for the best - I don't want to risk taking it out and not being able to sew it back into place - especially with my poor skills! Anyway, I am very glad they only cost me £12, otherwise I think I would be pretty pissed.

Hope you are all having a good weekend!

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  1. loveee your outfit :)



  2. Awesome looks! I adore the first look because those pants are phenomenal (I love the pattern) and the color of the cardigan in the second one is so pretty too! Love!

    VPV Intern


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