What I Wore: Out Of Sight, Out Of MindThursday, August 08, 2013
The Edinburgh Festival is in full swing now, with all the pageantry and madness that is expected. It's definitely an interesting time of year to live in the city. On the one hand there is street art and free comedy round every corner, celebrity spotting and late licenses (anyone fancy a night out that doesn't end till 5am?) On the other hand there are fireworks every night sending Scallywag into a shaking mess, getting to and from work takes twice as long as usual and trying to go out anywhere with the dogs during the day is nearly impossible, so many of our favourite parks are filled with people.
Arthur's Seat isn't usually one of my first choices for dog walks, it's a wee bit further away from us and I always get worried about the dogs trying to cross the road that separates the hill from the park next to it. On the plus size it's size tends to put most visitors (and inhabitants) of the city off going up for a stroll. I wish I could say we climbed it, but our route was actually pretty easy, and definitely didn't include any climbing. The dogs had a great time running up and down the hill though and meeting new dogs to play with. It's an amazing spot if you need a break from the hubbub in town.
I only realised how long it had been since I did an outfit shot when I noticed this is my first set with short hair. I've taken more, but somehow none of them have ended up on here. I don't know why but I kept finding excuses about not liking them. I think a large part of it was just getting to used to my change in look. I even went through a long period of looking at myself in every reflective surface I went by, barely recognising myself.
It's strange how a small change can alter your self image. The same thing happens, to a certain extent, whenever I change the colour or when my weight fluctuates or even sometimes when I have a particularly obvious spot. It isn't that I don't like the change (except in the case of spots) but it always take little while to adjust the image in your head to fit the one in the mirror. I'm happy to say I'm all adjusted now, although that could be to do with the fact my hair is growing super fast. It's funny what we worry about though, isn't it? I wonder how I will deal if I ever get round to the tattoo I have planned, or (one day in the future, maybe) being pregnant? I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Outfit Details: Dress - Primark. Cardigan - Charity Shop (Primark). Shoes: Charity Shop (Minnetonka)