What to wear on the cobble stone streets of Edinburgh

H&M Jacket, Brixton Hat, BDG Jeans, Vintage Boots, …Bag

Edinburgh was quite small if you’re staying right in the centre like we did. Everything you need is walking distance and all the sites you want to see are also in close vicinity of each other. On that note, the streets are cobble stone so high skinny heels shouldn’t be the first shoes you pack. If you’re living in this city your shoes would probably get ruined pretty quickly but for us being there for 4 days I wore whatever I felt like. On this day I wore a small heeled boot and we walked around all day and I was definitely fine. I also live in a city so I’m used to wearing boots all day but after all the walking I was for sure tired! Obviously fashion is important to me but comfort always wins so a small heeled boot of which I don’t even refer to as a heel anymore are a fine option to bring if you’re a shortie like me. I think when you’re going to Scotland, one check the weather first and then two don’t pack a single shoe you wouldn’t want to walk ALL DAY in. Unless you’re a fancy traveller and drive everywhere but this really isn’t a driving city, it’s super small. This is truly one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been in so you’ll WANT to walk to see all the nooks and crannies ( and closes).

The photo below is a screen cap from my Instagram. There you can find my Edinburgh Story with all of my fave spots I went to since I didn’t have wifi I posted things at night and saved the best for the saved story. Check it out @layla_lane

A real life travel outfit

H&M jacket, Joe Fresh sweater, Blue Notes sweatpants, Blundstone boots (so easy for security), Vintage tee, MEC backpack (similar), Longchamp purse, Forever 21 fanny pack

There’s nothing I love more than a good curated airport outfit, but it’s not that realistic if you’re “travelling” while you’re on vacation. We tend to hop around a lot when we go away because we want to see as much as we can. This trip was intended for us to be in London to be there for my boyfriend’s sister’s surprise engagement to her girlfriend, but we decided not to spend all of our time there and booked a last minute flight to Edinburgh, Scotland for the first half of the trip. With that all said, this meant it was carry on luggage only for 10 days in the UK in the Fall, talk about HARD! I clearly am fulfilled when my outfits aren’t on point so this was difficult. I had to pack outfits that were warm, that I could mix and match together as much as I could and that were sensible/comfy for walking around busy cities everyday. Maybe I’ll do a breakdown of what I packed and what I actually wore (half, gosh dang it). So I borrowed by best friend’s backpack, around 60kilo from MEC, and then in my Longchamp bag I had my carry-on size toiletries and plane snacks/entertainment for easy access, and in my fanny pack I carried my passport, money and pens because that all needs to be easily accessible at the airport/travelling especially with very compact luggage.

Would you want to know what I packed?

Sample Sale

H&M bather 

I got this suit through my good friend that works with H&M. She gets invited to the sample sales they have usually each season and always brings me some goodies. This suit is mt number one fave thing she got me. I can’t wear the ruffled shirts that are in style because I’m pretty busty, but somehow this bather fits and works really well. I am obsessed with the gingham print, super easy to mix and match with my other black separates which is important to me with swim. I like mixing pieces together. 

I finally got to break out this suit at this amazing cottage we rented through Air BnB up in the Kawartha Highlands near a town called Coboconk. One day of not so great weather but to be up north it’s not such a bad trade.