Dressed for: Tourist Memories

Already Pretty outfit featuring plaid scarf, navy sweater, olive green pleated skirt, Frye Vera Slouch boots

Scarf – souvenir shop in Edinburgh – similar
Sweater – garage sale – similar
Skirt – eBaysimilar color
Tights – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Boots – Frye Vera Slouch
Earrings – thrifted – similar

I’ve determined that my ideal scarf style is large, rectangular, and very thin/lightweight. All of my favorite and most-worn scarves have these traits in common. Husband Mike made fun of me when I bought five plaid scarves from the same souvenir shop on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, but he has since complimented me on several of them. SO I WIN.

Sidenote: Lauren and I had a laugh about two points of language difference when we met up in Leith. She has been in Britain long enough that when she hears people talk about “pants,” she giggles. In the UK, pants are underpants, trousers are outer-pants. HM and I, on the other hand, giggled every time we had to ask someone where the toilets were. We’re used to restrooms and bathrooms, and were told that “loo” is actually a fairly posh way to go. In the UK, “toilets” refers to the room not just the apparatus, of course, but we still felt like third-graders every time we asked.

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2 Responses to “Dressed for: Tourist Memories”

  1. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    yes, we have to be aware of our language differences, and keep a sense of humor about them! My Brit friends buy things “in the sale” and I love the sound of it. Love that lightweight scarf, too! xo

  2. Dianne

    I love the skirt! ( And the boots, of course.) Never would have thought of pairing it with the blue sweater (as a warm Autumn palette I don’t really do blue) but it is stunning, especially with the scarf. I have fond memories of Edinburgh from four years ago, staying in a hostel on Cowgate and Candlemakers Row, just off Grass Market, just down the hill from the Royal Mile! I would go back in a heartbeat! (And I will go back sometime in the not too distant future!)