Thursday, 7 June 2012

Rain and BBQ , a surprising winner

Hello!

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
Aaaaaand...

These!
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?!

Love,

Foxy x
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9 comments

  1. Love those boots! I have food envy now too, that looks delicious =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. lovely outfit. i especially like the boots! x

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  3. Wow those trousers are amazing! Absolutely love the dress too and I agree its absolutely bloody crazy how much the weather chops and changes!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  4. that dress and those boots are TOOO GOOD!

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  5. Your photos are just amazing! I am so in love with them!

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  6. Love the boots!

    www.constance-victoria.blogspot.com

    x

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  7. loving the big black dress. look soooo versatile xo

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  8. love love love the leopard print trousers xxx

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