Is It Spring Yet? Denim and Florals at Kelvingrove

IMG_9566It’s that strange time of year when Spring hasn’t quite kicked in yet, but I’m feeling 100% ready to embrace some of its style cues in my wardrobe (even if i means I still need to layer up a little!). Its been a long, dark winter – great for hibernating and watching Netflix, but I want to put on something floral and frolic around outside now, okay?

Last weekend, Gary and I took advantage of the dry weather and headed out for some lunch and coffee in Partick. It was great to see the busy farmers’ market in full swing and enjoy some bursts of sunshine as we walked.


Afterwards, we decided to take the scenic route to the city centre – swinging by Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Kelvingrove Park. I’ve gushed about this grand building before, and every time I see it I gawk at it like a tourist! And who could blame me? It has to be one of THE most beautiful spots in Glasgow.

In the last year or two, I’ve developed quite the obsession with denim jackets! At this time of year, I wear them more like a denim shirt, and layer ’em up under coats. Then when the warmer months arrive, they are my go-to jacket for throwing on over a dress. I love how you can really make a denim jacket your own, with a few custom finishes here and there. I’ve used textile printing, iron-on patches and even sewing on sequins to give my beloved jackets a personal touch. This new indigo wash Pennymoor jacket from Fat Face is already super soft, as though I’ve already spent a season or two living in it – making it even easier to wear.


I haven’t completely finished customising this jacket yet, but for now I’ve added a few awesome pins, including this cute avocado by Sugar and Vice and my Girl Gang pennant pin by Lucky Dip Club. My necklace was a sweet gift from Helen last year – it’s one of my favourites and it’s by Ladybird Likes.


Mustard isn’t a colour that I wear too often, yet when I discovered this Botanic Skater Dress by Coco and Cleo, I could instantly see myself wearing it. The bright retro-inspired print is perfect for a fun day out, and it even has some groovy bell-shaped sleeves (which I will show off another day, when it gets warmer!).


At this time of year, who knows what the weather will throw at us? A pair of comfy boots that I can spend an entire weekend in, come rain or shine, are a must-have! These brown Shalford ankle boots (also by Fat Face) were certainly made for walkin’, and I happily clip-clopped around the city in them.

Toughening up a floral dress with some boots is one of my favourite outfit combos – it makes me feel like I’m in a badass girl group!


I’d just been to visit BLOW Finneston and had my bob freshened up. I wanted to show off my new ‘do, so I decided not to go TOO big with my hair accessories and instead opted for a simple pop of orange. My hair flower is an oldie, I’m pretty sure it’s from H&M circa 2008-ish…


A stroll around Kelvingrove was a great way to spend an afternoon, and I’m looking forward to many more this Spring. Be sure to put this part of town at the top of your list – file it under Weekend Walks! 

Have you started to feel inspired by Spring? What is your favourite way to customise a jacket?

With love, retro prints and soft denim,



A huge thanks to the lovely people at Fat Face & Coco and Cleo for helping me get to ready for Spring 

All photography by Gary at Trouble With Film 


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