12 November 2017

When Did We Stop Being Nice In Real Life?


A few years, whilst visiting New York, I remember being really surprised at how many compliments I received on a huge, orange shaggy jacket that I was wearing. Staff in stores and people in the street were stopping me to compliment it. I was surprised, but I also loved it.

Fast forward a few years into the world of social media and we think nothing of giving strangers we have never met in real life compliments on how they look and what they are wearing - but how many of you are actually doing it in real life? I imagine, for most people, if someone came up to you and said you looked amazing or asked where something was from you would be a little taken a back. Why would someone randomly tell someone they look amazing? Yet we constantly post pictures on social media for strangers to tell us/ask us the same things. So why aren't more people doing it in real life? When did we stop being nice in real life?

I grew up in a generation that didn't have social media (thank god!). Anytime I saw someone wearing something I loved I had to approach them and ask where they got it from or I would never know. There were no clothes tagged on instagram back then. This meant I grew up never being shy about asking people about their outfits, as well as telling them they look amazing/their look is everything/they are killing it. 

I am all about giving that confidence boost. You never know how much that little comment could change that person's whole day.  I am also all about receiving that confidence boost. If you love something I am wearing or just think I look fabulous in general please tell me. Who doesn't want to hear that?

There has been so much negativity recently regarding Instagram and the drop in interaction. So maybe it is about time we started sharing all that love we like to share on social media in real life. Maybe it is time to take it back 'old school' and compliment people in real life!

Please take the time to stop that person you see everyday, normally admiring their look from afar, to tell them they always look great. Tell someone with amazing hair that they have amazing hair. You love their lipstick? Ask them where it's from. I can assure you not only will you make that persons day, but it will also put a more positive spin on your day. And everyone needs a bit of positivity in their life right now.

Until next time
Jennifer xoxo


Special thanks to my friend Ruth Adams for the amazing piece of original artwork for this blog.
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21 October 2017

You Can Never Have Enough Coats and Jackets

Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur

Oh hello autumn/winter! I wasn't expecting to see you so quickly, but here we are! It is almost the end of October, how did that happen? October to December are my favourite months of the year. October brings us the cold, dark nights followed by Halloween. November brings my birthday and December, of course, brings Santa. Sorry folks, you cannot moan about the C word anymore - it is almost here!

October to December are also my favourite times of the year for shopping. Well, let's be honest, I shop all year round - but I live for winter clothes. I struggle with how to dress in summer (my least favourite season) and would much rather be wrapped up than showing skin. Autumn/winter is when I get to invest in my favourite items of clothing - coats and jackets. Who cares if your wardrobe is already collapsing under the weight of the ones you own! Who cares if you own so many you have had to store some in two other cupboards - you can never have enough.

UPDATE: In the process of writing this my coat/jacket section of my wardrobe did in fact collapse and break! Spooky!!!

Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur
 
Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur
 
As soon as I spotted this little Barbie pink fur coat on ASOS she had to be mine. Unfortunately my bank balanced disagreed and she sat in my wish list for a few weeks, going in and out of stock in my size. Never far from my thoughts, but alas, never in stock. Then, like fate, one suddenly appeared in stock and just like that she was mine. Don't you just love a happy ending!

Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur
 
Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur
 
Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur
 
Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur

Glasgowfashiongirl - Pink Fur
What I'm Wearing - ASOS Pink Fur Coat // Monki Top // Topshop Mom Jean // Converse

Jimmy and I took a drive up to Loch Lomond and of course I wanted to wear my new coat. Typical, even though the forecast said sun, it rained! And even more typical, when we started to drive home the sun came out! Welcome to Scotland eh? Fur coats and rain are not the best combination, but the colour looked amazing against the dreich weather. Don't you agree? And luckily I didn't get too wet.

I would love to know what you have invested in for the autumn/winter season?

Until next time
Jennifer xoxo
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13 September 2017

I Heart Escada

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

What I'm wearing - Vintage Escada Jacket // Monki Polo // Zara Jeans // Vans // Vivienne Westwood Bag

Sometimes when I write blog posts I have important things I want to say. Sometimes when I write blog posts I just want to say look at my outfit. Today is all about the look at my outfit post.

Let's all take a moment to appreciate my vintage Escada jacket......... Need some more time? Probably! It is the babe of all babe vintage jackets. I had my eye on this for so long and dreamed of owning it one day - and now I do. Never give up on your dreams folks!

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada


Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

Glagowfashiongirl - Vintage Escada

So where did I choose to go and show off my little vintage treasure? Skegness of course! Who doesn't love a day by the seaside eating fish and chips, lots of Cherry Cola and ice-cream. Our wee trip to Skegness also gave Jimmy the chance to take some photographs (of me) on his swanky new camera. He is getting good isn't he?! My posing not so much.

So prepare to soon be bored senseless seeing me in this jacket over the next few months. And if anyone sees the green version for sale - holla at me! It needs to join my vintage jacket collection!

Until next time - lots of love xoxo



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16 July 2017

What You Should Be Wearing Over The Age Of 30

Glasgowfashiongirl
 
What I'm Wearing - Quay Australia sunglasses // Zara Alf t-shirt // New Look skirt // Primark sandals // Primark Leather Biker

So what should you be wearing over the age of 30? Whatever the f**k you want to wear! Plain and simple. And if anyone tells you otherwise then tell them to f**k off!

Three things have stuck with me since turning 30 (many years ago), someone asking me "don't you think you are a little too old to be shopping in Topshop?" Reading that no one over the age of 30 should be wearing Reebok classic trainers and someone asking on Instagram asking if my Olaf pjs were from the children's section, then adding a haha in for good measure. Is there a style rule book that no one passed to me on my 30th Birthday? Do you turn 30 and suddenly have to abandon any sense of style, fun, love of certain shops and footwear?

I have never been a fan of fashion rules. I don't believe in dressing for your body shape, skin tone or hair colour. And I certainly don't believe in dressing for your age. I believe in dressing in whatever you love and makes you feel comfortable. Whatever makes you feel like you! And turning a certain age shouldn't mean you stop being you. Want to wear bright colours, then do it. Wear sequins to pop down to the supermarket, then do it! Rock at mini skirt at 70, then do it.


Glasgowfashiongirl

Glasgowfashiongirl

Glasgowfashiongirl

At 35 years old I don't fall into the target market of most of the shops I spend my money in. But I honestly don't care. I shop in shops because I love their clothes and they cater to my style. And what exactly is my style? Christ knows! All I know is I like what I like and that won't ever change - no matter what age I am. And this is something I really want to install in people. Please dress however you like and also let others dress however they like. You can shop in any shop. You can dye your hair any colour. There are no age restrictions when it comes to fashion and style.

For the record I will continue to shop in Topshop. Disney will feature heavily in my wardrobe because you know what - I love Disney. Along with Barbie, Hello Kitty and the likes. And as for those Reebok classics - I rocked them the first time round so you can be damned sure I am still rocking them now!


Glasgowfashiongirl

Glasgowfashiongirl

Glasgowfashiongirl

Until next time - keep breaking those rules kids!

Lots of love - Jennifer xxx




All photographs taken by James McClymont
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