scotland diaries: part 2

July 18, 2017

“There’s no place on earth with more old superstitions and magic mixed into its daily life than the Scottish Highlands.” ~ Diana Gabaldon

As Alisha and I were prepping for our jaunt over to Scotland, we both were giddy at the idea of just driving through parts of the country. Isn’t that funny? It’s exciting to travel so far, via planes or ships or helicopters or trains, but at the end of the day, I think the way to truly experience an area, is to drive through it. Back roads. Empty roads. Detours. Wrong turns that turn into the right turn. Spotting those tucked away vista points that, if you’re not paying close enough attention, could easily be passed over.

On our way up to the Isle of Skye through the Scottish Highlands (a must if you’re visiting Scotland), we knew we wanted to leave super early to allow for as much aimless wandering as possible. It’s roughly a 6 hour drive, if you’re heading straight through, so we packed up the car in Edinburgh extremely early, with plenty of gorgeousness thanks to Sachin + Babi and one killer playlist that I made before the trip. I’ve included our playlist below and I have to say, I think it struck all the perfect notes, fitting for a Scottish road trip: melancholy, brooding with just the right amount of romantic mysticism. As for the photos, I think these are some of my absolute favorites to date. I hope you enjoy! And get swept away a little.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Sachin + Babi ruffled blue gown (on sale now!) // Sachin + Babi floral gown

Photos by Alisha Siegel

Huge thanks to the Visit Scotland Tourism Board for inviting us on such a lovely trip! More from Scotland coming this week!

9 thoughts on “scotland diaries: part 2

  1. Makes me miss Scotland so much! I spent a week at University of Edinburgh while studying abroad in college and then went back 2 years ago for my husband’s first trip. We stayed in a medieval airbnb on the Royal Mile and then a farm outside of Inverness. We weren’t feeling confident enough to drive ourselves but did a couple private day tours (Distillery tastings around Speyside and then a trip to Skye!). We may be heading back next year with my whole extended family (and possibly renting a castle!) Loving this series so much!

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