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Outfit 14.2.10: Red and a ‘special’ dress, plus a secret Wild West village in the middle of the city

14.2.10: red and a 'special' dress

I’m messing with the chronology of my outfit pictures, it hurts my inner organisation geek’s heart, but I wanted to tell you about our Valentine’s day adventures while they’re still vaguely current. But first, the outfit!

Sal at Already Pretty posted about wearing ‘special’ clothes more often recently, and this is exactly what I’m doing here. I haven’t worn that dress in years (I think last time was NYE 2008!) because it’s very cleavagey and therefore not really suitable for wearing on its own. But because it’s chiffony and delicate it never made it into my regular layering rotation. But I thought since it’s Valentine’s day, I’d make an exception and wear a special dress, despite not doing anything special. It’s worked surprisingly well and doesn’t look too much like a clash of styles does it.

Roll neck top – H&M
Dress – charity shop
Necklace – gift
Shoes – New Look
hairband – accessorize

Morningside Wild West street

Morningside Wild West street

Morningside Wild West street

Morningside Wild West street

Anyway, what we did! We went to a ‘secret’ Wild West village in one of Edinburgh’s residential areas. It’s just a little lane with all these houses/huts built in the style of Wild West town, with signs for a saloon, cantina, jail, trading station, etc. It was built in 1910 to promote a furniture company making ‘Santa Fe style furniture’ (whatever that means!). It’s now fallen into disrepair a bit and is used as storage for a garage and a timber company. There used to be a small working cinema there as well, which was turned into a dancehall in the late 1930s, but I couldn’t find that, just the little sheds, which are just normal buildings with Wild West style frontage. Still though, it’s really cool, and I love that all this has been there for a hundred years in the middle of all these blocks of flats.

tea pot cozies

Then we went to Loopy Lorna’s a little tea room/cake shop of amazingness for lunch. They have knitted tea cosies on their tea pots depicting all sorts of things, we got liquorice all sorts and a Christmas pud. We walked off our chocolate overload, stopping off at a vintage shop where Dave bought something and I didn’t! Then we made lovely food and watched the final disc of Battlestar Galactica. Have you seen it? Did you like the ending? I’m not sure about it!

So all in all it was a lovely day despite my in built aversion to Valentine’s Day!

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  • Diana 16 February 2010, 5:14 pm

    This dress is beautiful! I'm glad you decided to wear it again.

  • La Historiadora de Moda 16 February 2010, 7:21 pm

    I love the dress and it layered beautifully! I'm glad you had a good Valentine's Day in spite of aversions! The Wild West village looks so cool.

  • Sal 16 February 2010, 8:09 pm

    Woo hoo! Glad that special dress is getting some use – it looks just lovely on ya.

    And I thought the ending of BSG was a bit of a cop out …

  • Lemondrop Marie 16 February 2010, 9:17 pm

    Gorgeous layering, this is the only way I would wear a cleavage bearing dress too! I just don't wear them much if I can't cover up a bit. Love the color!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  • Biba 16 February 2010, 10:20 pm

    Gorgeous dress! I like wearing special clothes with 'regular' tops & shoes as well – they still make you feel special, don't they?

  • tess 16 February 2010, 11:31 pm

    oo that looks so fun! and love the red on red

  • Clare 17 February 2010, 3:08 am

    Ooh, I love the bodice on that dress!

  • Helen 17 February 2010, 12:19 pm

    wow that little village looks so cute! what a weird thing to have in the middle of a residential estate though! those tea cosies are adorable also