When I first moved back to Edinburgh after being in Newcastle for three years of University, Wardrobe Conversations was one of the first blogs that appeared on my social media radar.
This was for many reasons:
- These girls are all round #FriendshipGoals
- Although they blog together both of them have their own style and personality, which is great when they write together as you get two sets of outfits, wishlists and opinions.
- They are so unique, if you came across a post or a picture from the girls of Wardrobe Conversations, you would know it was them who published it.
Nowadays in the blogosphere sometimes I feel everyone kind of melts together, not these girls.
I chatted to Kimberley, the Edinburgh half of this blogging duo, about her favourite foods and eateries of Edinburgh and beyond.
Have you Met…Kimberley from Wardrobe Conversations….?
Why the name ‘’Wardrobe Conversations’?
I’m one half of a fashion blogging duo, with my ginger BFF Helen, and we live in different cities. We originally wanted it to be like our wardrobes were sharing style stories with each other. We both like similar pieces but wear them quite differently. Now we are telling the stories of small designers and creatives through our wardrobes.
Describe your blog in three words:
Fun fashion, colourful, informed
What made you start blogging?
I moved out of fashion career-wise and wanted to keep in touch with it in some way. It was really just a creative outlet and a reason for us to hang out, but it seems to have resonated with people, so it’s grown naturally.
Why should we follow your blog?
Erm… if you like something a bit colourful and out of the ordinary, style-wise? We’re quite knowledgeable on fashion, especially UK independent designers, but we share attainable outfit options that anyone can wear. We’re not models so we don’t take it too seriously- we just like to dress up and have fun!
Name your three favourite things about Edinburgh:
The architecture is so amazing, I spend a lot of time looking up because there is something interesting on every building. I love the art galleries and I visit them really regularly. The whole atmosphere of Edinburgh Festival is amazing (when you’re not working!) and you can meet lots of interesting people. Even if you’re not going to shows you can enjoy the vibe.
What is your favourite food to eat? Why?
Eggs Benedict. I like any kind of brunch food, as I like textures and a mix of savoury and sweet. It’s always seemed like a luxurious dish and I don’t tire of it!
What is your least favourite food to eat? Why?
Hmm. I have a jelly phobia (that wiggle is just unnatural!) so I can’t look directly at one, but I’d have to say that my least favourite food to eat is scones. They taste like flour, the texture is all wrong and I’d rather have a cake.
Where is your favourite place in Edinburgh to eat and why?
Everywhere. I love food. By meal, I’d go The City Cafe for breakfast (I love a breakfast-based dinner), but I generally choose Loudons for brunch. Hula has great lunch options, Mademoiselle Macaron for an afternoon sweet treat. And dinner… too many options. Tapa for Spanish tapas, Bar Napoli for Italian, Steak on Stones at Steak for a fun date. A hidden gem is The Sun Inn, a really good gastropub just outside Edinburgh.
Where is your favourite place to drink in Edinburgh and why?
Mary’s Milk Bar or Boozy Cow because I like milkshakes! I don’t drink alcohol often but I do enjoy a cocktail at Panda and Sons or Bourbon. Weirdly, Beer and Skittles does amazing fresh lemonade. It’s so good.
Where is your favourite place to have a coffee in Edinburgh and why?
I drink tea instead of coffee and I really like Cup Tea Lounge. The interior is really nice and the atmosphere is grown up but relaxed. It specialises in tea, cake and gin- it’s go everything! My boyfriend is a coffee drinker and he likes Noir or Cairngorm. Cairngorm tea is not great though (sorry!)
You can only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cake. There are so many varieties and I can eat it any time of day! I especially like it at breakfast time. We do quite a bit of cake tasting on the blog, alongside the fashion…
What is your biggest food vice?
Chocolate, but I like the high quality stuff so I don’t need much to satisfy by cravings.
What is your favourite city for food other than Edinburgh? Any recommendations?
My favourite food city is Pune, India because I lived there a number of years ago. I love the street food, as well as the modern restaurants you can find that have both South and North Indian dishes. Masala dosa is my absolute favourite thing (a savoury pancake stuffed with spiced potatoes)- I’d love to find some in the UK!
Fill in the gaps : If I had to be food I would be a pineapple Because everything about them is ridiculous. They’re magnificent- visually loud and attention seeking. They’re super sweet but actually have a bite to them. And have you seen how they grow? Just silly.
What are your three favourite social media accounts to follow? (Can be any form of social media)
@jessiecave tweets hilarious doodles about dating and the digital age.
@bettymagazine has the colourful aesthetic I want in my life. Everything on their Instagram gallery is so colourful and fun!
There’s an Instagram account called @whatfranwore and it documents all of the 90s outfits from The Nanny. They’re unreal.
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