Today’s post is proof that I don’t always wear bright colours! Sometimes I like to wrap myself up in a pastelly cloud of soft neutral shades! Not often, mind.
* Outfit stats: *top – people tree *skirt – h&m *shoes – clarks *scarf – cheap scarf shop
I’ve been wearing lots of these fake pashmina scarves recently, I have them in black, green white and recently also dark red. They’re dirt cheap (£2) from a local chain of import shops. They’re 100% synthetic material and they smell a bit suspect when you first open the packaging, so you have to wash them to get rid of that cheap clothes smell, and when you do, they bleed colour everywhere, so no machine washing. But I don’t care because they are so cheap* and also so comfy and soft. They’re a real comfort thing for me.
Plus, they make ideal wraps for weddings:
I wore this outfit to host an Edinburgh Etsy seller afternoon tea. I have no pictures of the other ladies, but I do have pictures of the cakes:
- Peanut butter cookies
- Raspberry and chocolate macarons
- Oaty biscuits
- Cranberry (and something?) cookies
- Raspberry and polenta cake (I made this as a variation on the practically perfect orange and pistachio polenta cake. It was nice, but raspberries do not make a good pistachio substitute, so it was more sticky than the original cake. And pinker. But that’s a good thing)
Please excuse the remote in the middle of the table. I am a bad host!
And because I have the word neutral flitting around my head, and this is already a bitty post so I may as well keep going, here’s a couple clips from Futurama that amuses me:
I really wanted a clip of Zapp Brannigan going ‘How very neutral of you!’ but there isn’t one, sadly.
Oh, and the winner of the My Cloud Designs giveaway is Rochelle of Rochelle Approved. Congrats!
And since there seemed to be a bit of heated discussion about Twitter about this, I just wanted to note that while I am not taking part in the blogging silence for Japan, I do obviously support the bloggers doing it. We need to turn awareness into action, and I therefore urge anyone that has not donated yet to do so if they can, and to consider which charity they think is the most appropriate. I donated to the Red Cross (this links to the UK site).
And with that I leave you:
Have a great weekend everyone!
* and I realise that goes against the ethics thing I was talking about on Wednesday. Sometimes I act outwith my principles.