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|
|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|