Where preppy owns being preppy
I’ve been to St. Andrews several times now but this is the first time that I’ve been there when school is in session. Between the tiny stone cottages, cathedral remains, and beautiful water view it is quite possibly the most charming place I have ever been. It’s like the real life version of Hogsmeade. We were there during what we were guessing was Parents’ Weekend and there were point students wearing bright red capes to even further fuel my Harry Potter comparison.
Throw in all the trendy students, boutique shops, array of different world cuisines at little restaurants and cars with the windows down and hip hop blaring and I am in absolute seventh heaven.
In addition to being a total gold mine for a quality afternoon spent taking pictures of ruins, gothic architecture, and the picturesque town center it also was a shopping haven. If it’s preppy then this would be the place to buy it. I have never seen so much Barbour worn in so many different ways. My favorite being the classic canvas coat worn with a wide leather belt.
I was so excited to find that they opened my favorite Scottish store Ness right on the main strip. Imagine a place where not only do you have tartan but it’s pink. Where you have houndstooth but it’s pink. Where you have striped Wellie socks but they’re… Yes pink. There are so many patterns in this place that even Vera Bradley would get total girly visual ADD. Where do you look first? What do you pick?
After running around the store like a crazed female shopper I settled on Wellie socks as well as several Christmas presents for those who shall remain unnamed. I then finished off an intense day of sight seeing and shopping with a healthy serving of mince ‘n’ tatties. Yum.