Style · January 26, 2018

Saturday in Shrimps

Last weekend Joe and I packed our bags for a weekend in bonnie Glasgow. Having perfectly (and totally unintentionally) timed it for a weekend of snow and ice, a trip to a white out north felt like the ultimate mid-winter getaway.

After an early start on Saturday morning and a pretty impressive Gatwick breakfast made up of avocado, eggs and crispy bacon- we boarded our flight and arrived in a very snow laden Glasgow just before noon.

With an afternoon packed out with as much as we could physically squeeze in before it got dark- we set about making the utmost of a slightly-extended twelve hours in the city (with a guide coming tomorrow)!

Having heard a lot of great things about the Hillhead stretch of Great Western Road (and pockets of Byres Road and Ashton Lane) we decided to tackle that pocket of town, knowing there was serious promise of delicious coffee shops, small independent boutiques- and even a university and botanical garden visit too if we had time.

Dropping our stuff off at our hotel for the night, we hopped on a tram from Buchanan Street (not before spotting a certain Frankie Boyle- apt is the word) and enjoying a mooch. Although I can assure you Converse weren’t the best shoe choice for icy slopes and un-gritted pavements, I absolutely loved this Julia Roberts circa Notting Hill-esque get up I threw on (a reference I still haven’t tired of using)- which, although certainly a little bolder than some of my normal looks (lol Liv, bold being jeans and a shiny coat)- actually made me feel pretty ~nineties~ and ~cool~. Since I was missing some super small circle Gallagher shades I traded in my favourite Shrimps Wes Anderson jumper- which is pretty much a knitted combination of dreams.

After spotting this Tenenbaums jumper on the Selfridges Instagram over Christmas (and having been pretty controlled with any impulse purchases in the lead up too)- I treated myself to this total classic/vs. total novelty jumper and I couldn’t be any more in love with it. Being a bit of a die hard Wes fan and well as a suitably ferocious fangirl for Shrimps, it felt like a bit of a match made in heaven and I’ve loved wearing it with everything from vinyl shiny coats, old boyfriend jeans, Converse and punky black boots too. Although it’s certainly not the most affordable thing I’ve bought of late, with my cream jumper collection suitably at capacity- I feel they’ve all definitely had enough exercise to recognise this as a long term investment. Plus, there’s absolute guarantee I won’t turn down a Wes marathon any time soon…

(Coat: Topshop (got it for Christmas, but similar here & here), Jumper: Shrimps at Selfridges (similar here), Jeans: Levi’s Wedgie, Shoes: Converse, Hat: Topshop, Bag: RadleyΒ (similar here)



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