Saturday, 23 June 2012



This post has been long overdue- an outfit post from the Jubilee weekend, how long ago was that now?!

I'm not especially patriotic but since getting a job where I get weekends and Bank Holidays off as standard (first time in my life!), I though it'd be rude not to join in with the festivities.

Me and Chris went into town to the street parties going on all around the Northern Quarter.

I managed to throw together a pretty royally-inspired outfit, surprisingly.

Bowler hat: £3, Primark; Gold earrings: 50p, car boot sale; Gold 'K' necklace, Vintage, The Clothes Show Live; Parka, £15.99, army shop; Playsuit, £32, Blue Rinse; Bag, £8, vintage fair; 'Foxy' ring, gift, Wildfox; Boots, £60 (sale), Deena & Ozzy @ Urban Outfitters

I think I must have just picked the most typically English items out of my wardrobe- black bowler hat, military parka (even though it's technically Italian!), patent satchel, Chelsea boots...

I tried my best to do red, white and blue without looking like Geri Halliwell having fallen into a basket of bunting and face paint.

I wore red lipstick (Mac Red, Mac) and nails, blue and white floral on my playsuit and my new white heeled Chelsea boots.

The street party was really fun, we bought some drinks from a corner shop so I didn't spend much money and got steadily rather tipsy throughout the day!

Live street art and filming
Face painting and children's drawing
Main street party

I also baked scones for the occasion!

Hope everyone had a lovely time too, if you can even remember- was that long ago now!




Thursday, 7 June 2012

Rain and BBQ , a surprising winner


I hope everyone's had a fantastic long weekend for the Jubilee! I've got a little outfit post lined up but I had this one to do first- I'm so behind...

Okay so on Saturday I didn't do anything particularly regal; instead I took the opportunity to go shopping, which is quite rare really- I hate Saturday in town, it's so busy, much prefer to shop online!

It was quite a successful trip however, I bought these:

Leopard Printed Trousers, £29.99, Zara

And this:

Slubby Tee Dress, £25, Blue Rinse

White Block Heel Chelsea Boots, £60 (was £120), Deena & Ozzy @ Urban Outfitters

In the evening, me and the boyf went out for tea at Southern 11, Spinningfields, Manchester.

Chris (and me, admittedly) is a big fan of Man vs. Food and the food at Southern 11 is very much the same kind of stuff- think BBQ ribs, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork etc. etc.

As much of a low maintenance girl as I am, I was a bit apprehensive about going somewhere like this on a 'date' night BUT I was pleasantly surprised!

The restaurant is gorgeous and lit with beautiful twinkly fairylights and the food was also amazing!

This looks a bit of a mess as it's half-eaten- too excited to remember to take the initial picture! Chris had the tasting platter, I had ribs

I wore some of my new purchases.

Earrings: handmade from vintage buttons; Necklace: vintage fair: Leather Jacket, Topshop sale;  Dress: £25, Blue Rinse; Belt: £7, vintage shop; Bag: £3.99, (vintage) Jane Shilton via Charity Shop; Boots, £60, Deena & Ozzy @Urban Outfitters

I love this dress! I've nipped it in with a belt but plan to wear it loose with sandals in warmer weather. I absolutely adore Blue Rinse, it's one of my favourite vintage shops. They sell a great selection of new, and re-worked clothes of their own design. I used to go when I was younger and living near Leeds, it always seems more 'authentic' than a lot of vintage shops- if that even makes sense!

I'm also in love with the Deena & Ozzy boots (bought at Urban Outfitters). I've been looking for a pair of ankle boots with a chunky heel for a while now; the sort I can wear to work and out for drinks without being too dressed up or down in heels or flats. I'd kill for some Acne Pistol Boots and I wish I'd snapped up the Topshop Ambush lookalikes whilst they were on sale but it wasn't to be. I actually like that these are white as most of my clothes are black. In all honesty, I'm not really a fan of Urban Outfitters; as nice as the clothes are, I find it incredibly overpriced. I was passing through and these caught my eye and half price from £120 to £60, I couldn't leave them!

It was raining when we went out for tea, hence the slightly dull oufit- such a contrast to my weekend outfit last week!

Sunbathing in Platt fields Park, Manchester
Isn't it funny how drastically our wardrobes have to change in mere days in the UK?!


Foxy x
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