What I Wore: Plaid, Dogs & Changeable Weather

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yes, I did the cliched blogger holding leaves photo, but let's forget about that. These photos are from our dog walk on Friday, we had some extra time so we decided to take the two of them up to Blackford Hill. I think it is one of my favourite dog walking spots in the city, there is pretty much everything you could want in one space; a bid field for running, meandering paths through the woods, a little river, the quarry, a duck pond and one of the best views in Edinburgh (if you can be bothered walking to the top of the hill - we couldn't). 

This is kind of typical of my long dog walking outfits; jeans, shirt and a pair of warm boots. I had thought about wearing a dress, but changed my mind at the last minute, which was pretty lucky considering. When we left the flat the sky was blue and there was some lovely crisp Autumn air, but by the time we got up there the clouds had started to appear and it got really dark really quickly, and then with no warning it started to hail! The weather round here is changeable at the best of times, but it was a good reminder to make sure I have extra layers!

We've had a nice lazy weekend here, yesterday evening we watched a couple of scary films (a very bad plan, I had some very strange nightmares last night). Today we did some shopping and took the dogs out for a walk, Mania was an absolutely monster and got into a bit of a scuffle with a cat, but they both came out of it ok. She's got a couple of scratches on her face, but I'm pretty sure they were deserved. We checked over the cat too, which seemed to be ok, if a little disturbed. Luckily it's owners were pretty forgiving, but we swapped details anyway. We're not really sure what to do though, it's the first time she has gotten into any sort of fight and I'm still feeling a little bit on edge. We're going to keep an extra close eye on her for the next few days. 

I think the rest of today is going to be pretty lazy too, I pulled out my Hocus Pocus DVD (how cute is Sean Murray as Thackery?) and I'm going to write tomorrows post and catch up on some blog reading then make dinner. I become a bit of a hermit when the weather is bad, but I love it. 
Jeans, Shirt, Coat & Scarf: Second Hand // Boots: Charity Shop // Gloves & Black T-Shirt: Primark

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  1. lovely photos hun! esp love your hair colour! think maybe i need a hint of purple in mine for the winter months! :) x

  2. Love that jacket! I can't wait to watch Hocus Pocus on Wednesday =)

  3. I really love your hair colour! I have totally given up trying to get my hair to go fun interesting colours


  4. That sounds like a very good place to have gone for a walk, which you did wearing a nice outfit! And I see snow in your hair in the last picture. Ackk ... It's coming! I too am a bit of a hermit on bad weather days, like it was today. I've just realized now that I didn't even poke my head out the door!


  5. Love the plaid and those lace up boots are so cute!

    Also, Hocus Pocus?! Only the best Halloween movie ever :) 

  6. I loove plaid for fall and winter, I need to start wearing mine more, these boots are so awesome!
    Great photos :)

  7. great casual outfit, love the plaid and the lace up boots!  beautiful photos!


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