What I Wore: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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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. 
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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. 
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Outfit Details: Dress - Primark. Cardigan - Charity Shop (Primark). Shoes: Charity Shop (Minnetonka) 

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15 comments

  1. Okay, first off: the landscape is breathtaking and you look simply stunning in this outfit. I also love your hair, this new haircut suits you I think :)
    About changes: what you wrote made me think of those persons who get extreme plastic surgery and the heavy psychologic sessions they go through precisely because they have faced such a huge change in their outer image. Changing haircut isn't as extreme as that, but it IS a visible change and I remember that when I cut my hair I took some time too to get used to "the new me". So yeah, I feel you.

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  2. Beautiful photos, I absolutely adore your dress! x

    andini-ria.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Your hair is so beautiful!!! I think we all get that way with change sometimes to some extent. You look beautiful in this dress as well. Sounds like fun in your town, but I bet it will be nice to have the quiet once it's gone also.

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  4. nancy @ adore to adorn8 August 2013 at 21:15

    these photos are beautiful. Love your look too.

    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  5. These photos are so so gorgeous!!! I love the field, it's so gorgeous. And your dress is amazing, it's such a fantastic pattern. Your hair is so wonderful like this!!

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  6. Your short hair looks great hun! It does take awhile to get used to changes, I still cant decide if I should wear my fringe to the side or a full fringe haha xx
    www.hausofsarahrachel.blogspot.com

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  7. Precisely. It isn't a huge change but it takes some time to adjust. I never thought of the psychological changes associated with plastic surgery, and of course people whose appearance changes due to illness. Oh, and thank you for your sweet compliment xo

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  8. I wish I could say it'll get quieter at the end of the month but after this there are all the university fresher's weeks. It's fun living somewhere with so much going on though. Thanks so much for your sweet compliments :)

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  9. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is seriously indecisive about their hair :) Thank you xo

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  10. Jessica Lafferty9 August 2013 at 18:02

    Beautiful scenery and a lovely outfit! I just happened to stumble upon your blog, and it's wonderful. I'm going to spend some time perusing the archives. :)

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  11. Your dress is so pretty! You look great, and the scenery is stunning. It looks like a great place to take a walk xx

    www.jessthetics.wordpress.com

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  12. Thank you you so much, that's so sweet. Have you got a blog? I would love to check it out xo

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  13. lovely lovely dress, you are looking so so pretty alice! and the photos and scenery is just amazing, really is my cup of tea! ive started co hosting a blog hop each friday called passion for fashion (its still open now and runs friday to friday) would love you to come join in with this post and any of your gorgeous dresses! xxx

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  14. Jessica Lafferty23 August 2013 at 23:25

    You're welcome! I do, actually. It's not much, but feel free to stop by! www.moreorlessjess.com :)

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