Strobes In SummerSaturday, July 23, 2011
Is it just me or do I look a little bit drunk in this photo? I was trying to look more relaxed, to move around about it my photos but to be honest I think I just look like I can't stand up straight. Even the dog agrees.
This is one of very few items in my wardrobe that I actually planned to buy. Usually my shopping trips involve me meandering around the local charity shops picking up various things and then putting them back, even when I go for a wander along Princes St (the main shopping street in Edinburgh city centre) I don't usually have any idea of what I actually want.
I spotted this dress in the Sunday Time's Style supplement at the beginning of last summer and immediately fell in love, I had never owned a maxi dress before and I was determined that I would get this one. Unfortunately there isn't a Primark in Edinburgh (not yet anyway), so I called round all my friends in various cities in Scotland and begged them to go look in their local stores with the words 'it's a big and long and stripy and I need it'.
Unfortunately no one could help.
It took a trip down to London (not just to get the dress) to add it to my wardrobe.
So worth it. I absolutely love this dress, and apparently so does everyone else, the first time I wore it a caricaturist approached me in the street and offered to draw me for free because he loved it so much. You have to love the people you meet in Edinburgh over the festival.
How do you guys shop? Do you plan or just go for it? Do you have any clothes that have been a complete mission to get, but know they were worth it in the end? How about the other way round?
I hope you're all having an amazing weekend! I'm off to enjoy the sun while it lasts.