Unfortunately, it's not Spain.
Fortunately, however, Aberdeen has been treated to a few particularly sunny days recently (although as I type there is snow falling outside my window - Scotland eh).
Yesterday I went on a little adventure around Aberdeen to attend the Aberdeen Fashion Week Sunday show at the airport and ended up in Wagamama for lunch. Yasai Katsu Curry is life.
- Top | Topshop | bought via Depop for about £6
- Cardigan | Hollister | roughly £17 in sale
- Jeans | Topshop | £36
- Boots | New Look | £12 in sale
- Bag | Yoshi | £55/65 (present)
You may recognise my boots from this old outfit post however the old version of these (found by googling 'cheap shoes uk') was destroyed by Underground in Aberdeen (a dirty-floored nightclub). It was a miracle when I spotted these duplicates on a mannequin whilst window shopping in New Look. I ran home to discover my size was available in the sale for just £12! That was a good day.
Sadly Aberdeen's beach is not quite as exotic as the one pictured - still gorgeous, just a little bit different and much, much colder. Hence why I wore my Hollister cardigan on my sunny adventure. I've never been the biggest fan of Hollister however this cardigan really was a steal in the sale. It's one of the softest garments I've bought and I love the bright pop of colour mixed with the neutral base - incredibly cosy vibes. Having just visited their site to grab the URL, I have decided this high neck crochet top is on my wishlist for summer.
My favourite satchel makes a comeback on the blog as it rightly deserves. I take this bag with me pretty much every day whether that's to uni, shopping, eating out, the cinema or an exciting adventure like yesterday. I really can't recommend Yoshi enough for their quality and design. Having saved up and just bought myself a 13" Macbook I'd really love to get one of Yoshi's bigger satchels to carry my laptop in - I'm loving the look of mustard leather.
You may be surprised when I tell you I love the sun. My ghostly pale skin has been slathered with factor 60+ all my life and the only change in colour going on is white to red. However I do love the warmth (as pictured) and would definitely consider moving abroad one day.
Speaking of moving abroad and Spain, this summer is going to be a long one as I am off university mid May till the end of September. I was hoping to work abroad but it is more difficult than you think it would be to find work. However yesterday I was sent a link about a social media internship in Barcelona for 3 months this summer and am seriously considering applying. I am still deciding but think I will go for it. Wish me luck! If anyone has any advice or has experienced similar before, please get in touch!
How's the weather where you are? Do you have sun one day and snow the next like me?
Scotland or Spain?
I’d like to personally invite you, on behalf of The Creative Clan, to attend RGU’s 1st year Fashion Management, Events Management and PR students’ Charity Fashion Exhibition Launch Night. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness for the selected charities as well as proving fashionable clothes shopping can be successfully done at charity shops.
Each group mixed of Fashion Management, Events Management and PR students will have a mannequin featuring their chosen garments – all bought for under £10. In addition, each group will be raising awareness of a different charity. The theme for the exhibition (despite charity fashion) is Northern Culture and the teams will happily explain how they interpreted their theme into the outfit on the night – all bought for £10 or less.
My team, named The Creative Clan, decided on the theme of tartan – perhaps slightly stereotypical when considering Northern Culture – however we are using the deeper link of relating Scottish clan tartans to our charity which is called CLAN. CLAN is a cancer support charity "for anyone of any age, affected by any type of cancer". The charity has a big focus on family and local communities, with several support centres in the north of Scotland. See full list here.
For our photoshoot (as pictured), the group chose to take a day trip to Stonehaven and in particular Dunnottar Castle for a truly Scottish vibe. Someone commented it would be fit for a Scott's Porage Oats advert – I’ll take that as a compliment. Our chosen garment is actually a massive picnic rug or blanket. But for just £3.50 from a CLAN shop in Aberdeen, we transformed it into a very on trend cape with a pretty brooch (courtesy of a team member) to hold the shape.
Our stand will also offer free homemade shortbread (if it’s bad you can blame me for that) as well as the chance to be featured on our Instagram via a 3D tartan frame, helping to show your support for charity fashion and CLAN itself. Just search @thecreativeclan_ on Instagram and hit that follow button for some behind the scenes sneak peeks. We’d be more than happy to explain a little more and show you our moodboards (created by moi) on our display board at the exhibition.
There will of course be all the other charities and themes on display (with more snacks I’m sure) and I know everyone would love to see you there on the night. It would mean so much and if you see me there, feel free to say hello!