Last Friday evening we hopped on a short flight from London to Edinburgh, Scotland for some time in the Scottish countryside. I’ve long dreamt of coming to Scotland, with images in my mind of bundled up outfits, warm drinks, comforting food and vast landscapes. We decided to stay at Gleneagles, which has plenty of activities for guests, beautiful grounds and wonderful dining options. It really is a great spot for the outdoor lover/sportsman or sportswoman who also wants an air of sophistication at the same time.
As we had hoped, the fall weather has been wonderful and ever changing. There have been overcast moments with wind, requiring many layers and we’ve also had (surprisingly) quite a bit of clear, blue skies. This particular afternoon couldn’t have been better. It was bright, sunny and cool with a slight breeze. Gleneagles is a large property with walking paths, short and long, so after lunch on our first full day, Thomas and I went to explore the grounds. The leaves have already changed here, with bright oranges, reds and yellows popping against the greens. Set against the Scotland moors, it makes for an epic burst of fall colors. Later in the day, Thomas convinced me to play golf! It was only a pitch and putt course, but it was still my first time playing golf other than the driving range. I actually really enjoyed it (!) and am hoping this will inspire a new love for the sport (at least Thomas is hoping it will).
I packed a lot of my favorite fall staples from past trips, like these Frye boots, this Dragon Diffusion tote and my cashmere scarf, along with a few new pieces like this Draper James cape. I’ve been a big fan of Draper James since they launched and have a few pieces from different seasons. When I saw this cape, I got so excited and knew it would be perfect for Scotland – I started outfit planning right then and there. I wore it with this simple Draper James chambray shirt with little ruffle details and jeans. I’ve always loved capes – they give everything a vintage feel, plus you can layer as much as you want under them.
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