Thursday, 16 June 2016

Blossom Print

Trousers - Nobody's Child
Top - Zara
Clutch - Katie Loxton
Sandals - Topshop
Necklace - Forever 21

Photography by Ellie Morag

After telling you about the fab new brand Nobody's Child a couple of months ago (catch up here if you missed it) I am finally sharing with you my first purchase. These trousers have been one of my go-to pieces when the sun has been out or when I've been to an evening event where I'm unsure of the dress code. They are in between casual and dressy and go well with either these sandals or my leather sneakers. 

I also love my new clutch bag which my best friend Kate gave me for my birthday. You can't really make out the gold writing from photos, but it says 'Pretty in Pink'. I had seen an Instagram photo a while back which Kate had taken of the whole collection. They have lots of pretty colours with cute phrases like 'Bag of Tricks' and 'Hello Lovely'. After telling Kate my favourite (not hard for her to guess since I'm crazy for pink) she remembered and kindly sent me one in the post. I really do have the most thoughtful friends!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm off to see Kim Chi from RuPaul's Drag Race who has such incredibly creative looks. If you want to see what she wears on Saturday then you can now follow me on Snapchat by searching for LovefromLouLou. 

Friday, 3 June 2016

Flower Power

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Louise Arnot

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Photography by Ellie Morag
Dress - Mango (c/o House of Fraser)
Sandals - Topshop
Choker - Forever 21
Cuff - Maybury

It feels like summer has arrived early in Scotland and we've all been making the most of it! I've been having my lunch breaks outside, sunbathed whenever I get the chance and last weekend I had my first BBQ of the year. It also makes me so happy when I can wear all my summer clothes. Although I wear floral prints all year round, I usually opt for brighter florals on sunny days. This colourful dress caught my eye recently as I love the sixties style print. 

I have to admit that I made a styling boo-boo wearing the dress for the first time. I had completely forgotten after ordering it online that it's an off-the-shoulder dress! As a perfectionist, this almost makes me want to re-shoot, but Ellie has done such a fab job with the photography that I wouldn't dare!

We shot these pictures in Edinburgh's pretty Dean Village and the Gallery of Modern Art. I love how the tiles in the ladies room match my dress so well!

If you're on the look out for the perfect summer dress then there's a lovely selection you can browse here. Hopefully we can get a lot of wear out of them this season if the sun keeps being good to us!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Your5 Fashion Consultation at Silverburn

It's been seven months since I moved to Glasgow and I'm still having fun discovering all of the best places to shop. Last weekend I finally checked out Silverburn shopping centre as I was invited to their Your5 event. 

I had been really looking forward to having my fashion consultation as I was interested in hearing a top stylist's opinion on what I would suit. During the consultation, she took me around 5 sections based on this season's wardrobe staples: The Shirt, The Jacket, The Trouser, The Sneaker and The Silk. Each area displayed a rail of hand-picked clothes from a wide variety of brands which could be found in the mall. 

I'm a huge fan of silk and Your5 showed that there's a fab range of silk pieces for SS16.

I bumped into the lovely Tatyana of

My stylist talked me through the current season's key styles, from boxy jackets to colourful trainers. She also helped me select the best pieces to suit my style and taste. Naturally, I was drawn towards all of the beautiful prints, however my stylist convinced me that I should try adding some simple shirts to my wardrobe. I also loved the selection of cropped trousers. After receiving a Silverburn voucher in my goodie bag, I went straight to Topshop to buy this chic pair of wide-leg trousers below. The crinkly material is so unusual and I like that I could wear them casually with trainers, then dress them up in the evening with a pair of heels.

Strip Pleat Trousers - Topshop

Here are my other top picks from my consultation:

Links - Bomber jacket | Striped shirt | Converse Sneakers | Floral top

If you haven't been to Glasgow's Silverburn shopping centre yet then I'd really recommend you do as it's huge and there are so many great stores inside.

Let me know what you think of my top picks!

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Wedding Guest Edit

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Dress - Zara
Bag - Debenhams
Headpiece - Accessorize

One of the things that are great about weddings is that it gives you a reason to dress up! When else would I wear this gorgeous headpiece? The only tricky part is that there are so many unwritten rules to dressing for a wedding. You're not supposed to wear white, dresses shouldn't be too short, jackets should be smart, handbags are typically tiny - it's not just the bride who puts in lots of time and effort into perfecting her look! 

Florals are always a good option, and if dresses aren't your thing then the two-piece below is an equally stylish alternative.

Floral co-ord - ASOS
Bird print dress - Louche

If you don't like having the tops of your arms on show or you just want to add some glamour to a simple dress then you could opt for a beaded jacket.

Embellished jacket - Miss Selfridge
Necklace - Zara

Blazers are a good choice of jacket and this soft tailored style below is so chic and modern.

Porcelain necklace - And Mary
Soft tailored blazer - Topshop

If you're looking for lace then Zara has plenty of beautiful styles to choose from. 

Lace two-piece - Zara
Crown headband - ASOS

Wearing heels through the day to night can be a killer for our feet. Luckily this season there are a few alternatives to stilettos from low sling-back shoes to block heel sandals.

Clutch bag - Accessorize
Block heel sandals - New Look

Have you got any weddings coming up that you're preparing for? Hopefully this can give you a little inspiration!