Sunday, 9 November 2014


It's rare that I get a full weekend off work, so when I do there is nothing I love doing more than waking up and enjoying my own company. For me I wake up have a shower an get into the most comfortable thing I own. I tend to wear something practical just incase I need to leave the house without any warning.

I've put together an 'Easy like a Sunday morning' outfit below from the one and only ASOS!

The loungewear that I've chosen from ASOS is perfect for complete Sunday comfort and can easily be worn for that quick jaunt around the supermarket for some Sunday essentials. 

The trainers which are also from ASOS finish of the outfit and give it the sports luxe look.

Taking as long as I do to do my hair  the baseball cap is the perfect item for a lazy day. I can just throw it on and not have to worry about how my hair looks and don't take half as long as I do making sure my hair is perfecto!

How do you like to spend your Sundays? Let me know :) !

Saturday, 8 November 2014


A wonderful wee e-mail made its way into my inbox the other day by the beautiful burds that are Betty & Bee. The invite was telling me all about the #BrassNeckCity event that's being held in the ever so popular Hillhead Bookclub up the Westend - fancy or what?

So what is #BrassNeckCity I hear you ask? Well I've got the perfectly worded press release down below for you all to have a read of;

From the Glasgow Ned to the West End Wendy, Betty & Bee present Brass Neck City, a free fashion show at the Hillhead Bookclub uniting Glasgow’s favourite second hand and independent shops in a celebration of our city’s style.
Taking a new spin on the vintage fashion show, Brass Neck City turns the usual ‘era formula’ of vintage fashion shows and instead looks towards the emerging and staple styles Glasgow has become known for.  Set on introducing guests to Glasgow favourites and a few top rated newcomers, Brass Neck City aims to help people step out of the high street, discover their local boutiques and understand how easy it is to shop local and sustainable at the same time.
Each stand-out Vintage Store has been asked to create their interpretation of each quintessential Glasgow look including; The Ned, Vintage Lover, Art School Chic, Hispter, Ya and West End Wendy, using the very best in vintage throughout the city.  Spanning from the Southside, the Merchant City and back out West - Brass Neck’s roster of retailers are  sure to inspire even the more cautious of vintage virgins to shop sustainable.
Paul McVey of the Hillhead Bookclub explained: “Bookclub has always been inspired by the stylish heart of Glasgow and the unique character of The West End. Innovative, bold and at times gallus, Glaswegians are admired the world over and a burgeoning creative and fashion scene is blossoming in the city, we can’t wait to see what Brass Neck City will bring”
Rediscover the favourite styles in our city on Thursday the 20th of November from 8pm at Hillhead Bookclub. With models from Superior Model Management, hair and makeup from the Academy of Makeup and 100 limited goodybags up for grabs, Brass Neck City brings together local favourites showcasing Glasgow in a way you have never seen before. 

Sound exciting or what?

As it says above the #BrassNeckCity fashion show will take place on the 20th of November so ye better be there or ye better be square!

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for that Westend Wendy look let's see how some of the amazing retailers pull it off!

If you need anymore information make sure you jump over to the facebook event page to let them know that you're coming along.



Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Recently scottnothingtodowithyou was invited along to the art of style event by the lovely Sarah at Paul Mitchell. The Art of Style is the new Christmas gift campaign that is out this year with some fabulous products and this was my opportunity to hear all about them!

The event was held in the very popular and stunning Blythswood hotel. It was at night and was pretty dark by the time I arrived so apologies for the photo lacking.You'll be able to read about last years campaign here and find out about all the slogan packages. This year the packaging was designed by fashion illustrator Sarah Harkinson who has worked with the likes of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar WOW or what? The packaging is absolutely beautiful, it's very soft and beautiful and exactly like something you would find in a high fashion magazine. The sets are all different and offer a range of shampoos, conditioners, styling products and more. They start from £18 and go up to £35 and make that perfect Christmas present for all the family hairlovers. 

On the night I also got the opportunity to have my hair styled by the wonderful stylists from Hely Hair Studio, I must say I had that much product I didnt think they would be able to do much for me but they proved me wrong.

Now you'll be thinking up until this point it's all about the ladies, well that is where you are wrong! I've had a love for Paul Mitchell products since I was young as my mum always had the products in the house. Last year Sarah introduced me to the Mitch products just for us boys and I've not stopped using them since. So instead of telling you all about my journey with the products i'm giving you not only one but two opportunities to win a set from the Mitch collection. One via rafflecopter and one via my twitter account (here.) Please see below for some more info on the sets.

A Classic Pair

'A Classic Pair' RRP 25.90
For a clean no-fuss look. Contains:
Heavy Hitter
Clean Cut
MITCH socks

'A Modern Pair' RRP £26.90
Double Hitter
Construction Paste
MITCH socks

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Tuesday, 21 October 2014


If you're all about reversible bucket hats, colourful graphic tees and cut and sew hoodies then look no futher Dream but do not sleep have got it all covered for you.

Dream but do not sleep are an independant UK streetwear brand smashing its way through the electronic dance music scene since 2012. Their designs are bright, bold and give off good vibes. DBDNS have been growing steadily for 2 years and I expect many more years to come giving what I've seen already.

Many of their products are hand made in England and this is something the brand will continue to do for the years coming. This also allows them make any improvements and add details to the collections last minute to make sure we are getting the best products possible.

Take a look at my favourite pieces from the SS/14 collection which has got me excited for the AW/14 collection which will be coming soon!

My favourite items of this collection have to be the paisley pattern hat and the got munchies tee! Whats your favourite? Remember to check out their site (here) to see more of the collection and keep your eyes peeled for the AW/14 collection which i've heard is going to have sports inspired pieces with custom geometric prints, graphic tees, monochrome, beanies and bucket hats. 

Monochrome, what? did someone say monochrome? IM THERE!

Monday, 20 October 2014


Hello everyone, scottnothingtodowithyou has some amazing news to share with you. Shearer candles has a brand new pop up store within the very fabulous Princes Square - Glasgow. 

Now we all know from previous posts and copious amounts of instagram pictures that I'm a bit daft for candles so I was super excited to be invited to the launch preview for a first look at the brand new store and a first look at some of the amazing Christmas scents Shearer candles have to offer.

The store is situated on the ground floor of Princes Square and very easy to find. As I approached the store the lights where dimmed which gave it a very exclusive feel, I was welcomed by a beautiful mix of scents that where burning beautifully away inside the beautifully decorated space. The store was set up and Christmas came early for us all that night. There was a perfectly placed dinning table in the centre of the room with decorations that gave off that perfect Christmas dinner feeling. There was candles lit all around, a Christmas tree and its very own fire place and it felt super cosy but spacious at the same time was a perfect mixture.

I took a look around the store with Jennifer and Naomi my fellow blogging beauties and gave them the low down on all the candles I had learned about from my previous trip the Shearer Candles factory (recap here). I also got to catch up with the girls from wave pr and the girls from Shearers and talk about all things candles and Christmas. A favourite candle mentioned by many on the night was the Persian Lime candle which of course I automatically added to my shopping list that I had been storing in my head.

After a little over indulging on some of the most amazing appetisers and sniffing every scent about four or five times I finally decided on the candles I was going home with. A selection of candles where 50% so I had to take full advantage of that! I was instantly in candle overload. My hands where that full at one point after picking up so many that I had to make two trips around the store! I got around about 10 candles in a selection of sizes all for under £30 which I couldn't believe. The candles are fantastic and leave the smell lingering even after blown out.

If you're stuck for Christmas gifts or looking for a new scent for the house I would recommend getting yourself along.My favourite scent for the moment is Egyptian Cotton it is so fresh and perfect for burning in the bedroom before going to sleep.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Hey guys, now the majority of us all know what it's like being a student - right? How we wait patiently for that first instalment from SAAS, so we can go and blow it all on freshers week and buy the stuff on our want/need list that we dont ever get round to buying because we've blown it all before we've even realised - or is that just me?

Anyway, I've pulled together a selection of STAR BUYS from some of the top retailers available within Buchanan Galleries. This Friday Buchanan Galleries are hosting a a Student Takeover night on Friday 26th September check it out on facebook and let them know if you're going along. All you have to do on the night is take yourself along, your money and a valid student card if you want to take full advantage of the AMAZING offers some of the top stores have to offer. The night starts from 7:30-10:00!

For my 'STAR BUYS' I've opted for a get up and go everyday kinda outfit that will be perfect for those dreary winter mornings sitting in freezing cold lecture halls or classrooms. Some of the pieces are transitional which is perfect for any student as you get a lot of wear out of them throughout the year.

First up I picked the leather jacket from River Island, anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for a leather jacket. I particularly like how each year the jackets are always the same fit and shape but they change the detailing on it to bring it out in a new option. This year the River Island jacket has diamond like stitching across it which gives it that more rough biker look. It's perfect for the winter as you can throw a zipper on underneath it to layer it up and then you can take it through to spring and even into summer!

The shirt is also from River Island, I think this compliments the leather jacket and is easy enough to throw on in the morning for when you've got that dreaded early lecture/lesson.

The jeans again are from River Island, I noticed them in store and knew I had to have them straight away! The colour is perfect for an A/W14 wardrobe and will go with anything brown/burgundy etc. For me who usually wears black and white head to toe is a bit adventurous but none the less these are a perfect staple piece.

The boots are also from River Island and are just a classic black colour that will go with the jacket! For me I would roll the jeans up to just above the ankle to show the boots off to their full advantage. These shoes can be worn during the day at uni/college and then be styled up to wear on a night out - again perfect for student life!

All in all my total for River Island would have came to £173 but with the amazing discount my total would have came to £138.40 which is a complete STEAL for a whole brand new outfit.

 Now we all know how cold it gets in Scotland especially in the winter so the little wrap scarf is perfect for those icy mornings. It's from h&m and ties in well with the outfit and costs only £7.99 but with your student discount expect a 20% off!

Since I studied fashion & retail I was always carrying about big portfolios and art kits so the bigger the bag the better. The Fred Perry bag I've chosen is the PERFECT star buy for me as its the perfect size to fit a couple of portfolios in as well as any magazines and whatever else I needed for the day.

Now after all that shopping you'll probably be feeling a bit peckish so why don't you pop into Burger King and get 10% off any meal over £4.99 - just saying! Chicken Royale for me please.

Well let me know what you think of my student star buys! What would you have bought for starting back uni or college?

Make sure you check Buchanan Galleries Student Takeover Facebook for more details!

Friday, 19 September 2014


Hallo Hallo Hallo, its been a while since scottnothingtodowithyou hit you's up with a post and I do apologise i've been busy busy busy in my new role as a PR Assistant. It's hard trying to find a balance between working full time as well as having a part time and then trying to blog at the same time. I find it hard enough to get me time but over the past couple of months it's really struck me how much I love blogging and how much I missed sharing all my doings with you all especially with all the messages i've had from friends and the e-mails i've received from PR agencies have really given me that kick up the bum to get back in to it.

So i'm going to share a little secret with you - I live just outside Glasgow about a 30/40 minute journey by car! We moved in December and I've never really explored my area and yet to my amazement this is what Port Glasgow has to offer me, I kid you not this is right on my doorstep - I look out my window every single day & night and this is what I see. Beautiful skies, blue water, sunshine, an old castle and ducks everywhere. I've never lived anywhere like this before and I've agreed with myself that I must take full advantage of the beautifulness I'm surrounded by.

At the moment Eastpak have teamed up with Size to give all us Eastpak lovers a chance to win a trip for 2 to Berlin and £300 spending money. All you have to do is get out, be creative take some pictures of yourself with your favourite Eastpak bag, tell Eastpak & Size what it is about your home city you love the most. This can be done via twitter, instagram & Facebook all entries can be viewed on where you can also choose to upload your favourite image if you wish.

Well thats all from me just now, but stay tuned for more posts coming soon! Also remember to follow me on twitter and instagram.