I have been quite silent recently, so I thought I would come out of the wood works and share with you what I have been up to! Mostly partying with the girls oh and I did do the London Marathon (hardest thing I have done in my life, but an amazing experience)
There have been birthdays, celebrations, and just in general lots of nights out – which means lots of shopping, as you have to have a new dress for each occasion right?!
Here are a few photos to share..
This was for my best friends birthday.. Dress is from ASOS
Bad piccy!! But this was when all my friends from Birmingham went to Liverpool (amazing night out!) Dress is again from ASOS
Me and my gorgeous bessie Scarlet out for a few drinks wearing all of Topshop
This was my birthday night out.. I don’t remember much, but I do remember trying to DJ!!
This was a night out with my girl Tash at Whisky Mist wearing Topshop
Last one, so my friend at work called Laura bought me this amazing top from 5 Preview, which I am wearing here..
What’s your fav outfit?
I have been so busy over the past few weeks I have not had time to blog.. which upsets me slightly. But I couldn’t resist writing a blog post about the stunning dresses on Girl Meets Dress. I am a huge fan of the cocktail dress range.. from uber sexy to ultra sophisticated. Every girl needs a statement cocktail dress to wear on a good girly night out or on a special occasion
I first came across this site a year ago, and I remember thinking what an amazing idea it was to hire dresses to wear and then send them back. I have an awful obsession of only being able to wear a dress once on a night out (I can maybe wear it a year later) It is bad I know..but it means Girl Meets Dress is the perfect site for a girl like me!!
I thought I would put together my top 5 cocktail dresses from Girl Meets Dress.
JOVANI – Blue Sequin Dress hire here
HERVE LEGER – V-Neck Bandage Dress hire here
CARVEN – Striped Cut Out Dress hire here
KRYSTOF STROZYNA – Pink Sand Dress hire here
PAPER LONDON – Rayleigh Dress Multi hire here
I also couldn’t help but share my LOVE for the clutches on Girl Meets Dress (just amazing!!)
Halston ’70th Envelope Clutch’ – hire here
Wilbur and Gussie ‘Charlie Clutch’ – hire here
Angel Jackson Studded Sequin Satchel – hire here
Wilbur and Gussie ‘Harriet Clutch Scarlet’ – hire here
Whats your favorite dress and clutch?
On Monday night I attended the Libertine by Giles Deacon launch hosted by QVC at the stunning Ivy. I had never been before and heard so much about The Ivy so I was very excited.
I walked around the room staring at the beautiful jewellery – it was all about the statement pieces, the big rings and oddly shaped (but in a good way!!) of course there were delicious canapés and champers flowing..
I bumped into the lovely Aisling from Fash-ling and Sarah from City Girl’s Fashion Box chatting all things blogger related
The room was quite dark so my pics aren’t too great, but here are a few snaps for you..
It was the place to be on a Monday evening for sure!!
Here are also my fav items from the Giles Deacon collection (of course they are ALL statement rings!!)
Check out the Libertine by Giles Deacon collection here
Huge thanks to the guys at Mischief PR and QVC
A few weeks ago I went to see Cirque du soleil at the stunning Royal Albert Hall and I had to blog about it, as it was such an amazing evening.
I can’t actually explain in words how amazing it was, you basically have to check out this video to see what I am talking about..
I wasn’t aloud to take pics, but I sneaked a few cheeky ones in!
The dancers were just incredible, the tricks they did were so impressive, every minuet I was jumping off my seat with excitement and constantly ‘wooing’ and clapping. There were times I would hold my breathe as the tricks were so dangerous you would feel they were going to hurt themselves (obviously they didn’t) But it is definitely a MUST SEE!!
No other show with compare to this.. get your tickets now
I went dine at Ronnie Scott’s last Monday evening, London’s legendary jazz club and what an evening it was. I didn’t really know what to expect as I have never been to a Jazz club before, so I was really excited about the evening ahead.
As soon as I walked into the restaurant it was dark and I couldn’t see a thing (great start) but straight away the waiter walked me to our seats. The musicians were playing, everyone was talking, drinking and the atmosphere was just buzzing!!
As soon as I looked at the menu I knew what to order. I went for diver-caught Scottish king scallops with cauliflower purée and vanilla foam to start with, fillet of halibut with braised salsify, pancetta, charlotte potatoes and saffron butter sauce for mains, we then shared the apple and cinnamon tart with prune Armagnac cream for desert. We drank cosmopolitans, prosecco and a few too many glasses of muscat to end the evening nicely (well of what i can remember!!)
I can’t recommend the place enough, the music, food, atmosphere and waiters were all amazing! It is definitely somewhere to go for a special occasion, I was certainly impressed.
I wasn’t allowed to take pics.. but this is what it looks like to give you a feel of the place!
Whats is your favourite London restaurant?
Thursday nights are the new Friday nights…so my bessie and I went for dinner and cocktails at Barrio Central! As soon as I walked in, the place was buzzing with quite a ‘party like’ atmosphere; it was 7.45 on a Thursday night and it felt like everyone was preparing for the weekend!
The waitress was very attentive; as soon as I walked in she asked us what we wanted to drink. We ordered a bottle of white wine off the discount menu, which meant we got £5 off (always a plus before pay day!!)
If you are feeling a few cocktails on a week night definitely head to Barrio Central, as they do a discount on them between 3pm – 8pm, Monday to Friday. The cocktail menu consisted of some pretty unusual cocktails… Ram Berry Jam (Fizzy citrus spritzer with Finlandia Grapefruit and raspberry Jam) and Gingerbread Colada (Appleton VX and Koko Kanu rums with pineapple and coconut) I was pretty impressed with the bartenders making the orders so fast – throwing bottles everywhere!!
After a few glasses or wine, it was time for some much needed food. We ordered vegetarian quesadillas – soft flour tortillas filled with roasted seasonal vegetables & cheese, plantain & halloumi – grilled with roasted red peppers and served with fiery habanera salsa and finally Barrios Central’s famous nachos loaded with homemade guacamole pico de gallo, salsa verde, chipotle salsa, sour cream and delicious Monterey Jack cheese. I have to say the food went down perfectly with the wine. The nachos were my favourite, as the cheese just melted off them and the guacamole was to die for. For big eaters there was Carne Asada – tender spiced beef steak with freshly made Pico de Gallo and tomatillo salsa and Barrio Chicken Wings – spicy & succulent (which looked amazing!)
Throughout the whole evening the waitress made sure we had everything we wanted. I had a fabulous evening and we even had a little dance…
Thanks to the team at Soho Barrio Central
My friend told me about this site called 5 Preview and I am now officially obsessed – even though I can’t buy much on there, I can look but just not touch!!
Every girls needs a pretty dress for their date on Valentine’s Day. I found some total beauties in Miss Selfridge.
I am not really a Valentine’s Day type of girl, but if I was, the perfect date would be dinner at the OXO tower. I have been a few times and the view is just amazing – you can see the whole of London. The cocktails are pretty special and the food is too. They are doing a Valentine’s Day set menu, I just had a peak at it and it looks incredible, this desert sounds to die for – Chocolate plate
(marmalade and caramelia truffle, caraway and hazelnut mousse, cinnamon and coffee smoke
white chocolate fondant, blonde chocolate tart) – AMAZINGGGG!!
So (in my little world) if I was going to the OXO tower I would be wearing either of the dresses below, as I love them..
Jaquard Shift Dress
Blue Scallop Hem Lace Dress
Mini Pu Peplum Dress
Lace Insert Drape Dress
What are your plans for Valentine’s day? Girls night out?
I was reading Jessiemapooh blog and come across this beautiful site called Little Moose (how have I not seen this little beauty before!!)
Little Moose is an online boutique that sell sell bags, gifts, jewellery and stationery – each are very individual and creative. You guys should seriously check it out, you can find some real one offs on here.
Here are a few of my favs!!
Gingerbread man ring
Leather blue wolf brooch
Snow white and the seven dwarves necklace
They also have an awesome sale on at the moment where you can buy some super cute necklaces, tot bags and brooches.
I attended the SS13 Next Press day last week at the beautiful St Martins Lane Hotel and my gosh, did it make me wish summer was here already!! It was full of beautiful bikinis, summer dresses, flip flops, kimonos, basically everything that reminded me of the summer holidays!
Next always showcase their products so well at press days. I am a huge fan of their shoes – so here are a few of my favs
(the electric blue ones would go so well with a white summery dress)
I fell in love with their under wear range, such a great range of colours and designs. It is always important for a girl to feel good in some pretty underwear, so this is a must all year round not just for summer!!
Next also have some lovely home ware products which I personally LOVE…from funky arms chairs to stylish cushions, they have everything to make your house look chic and sophisticated.
It is always important for a girl to have ‘The dress which they can wear to special occasions, work events, a girl’s night out etc. I saw this stunning dress and thought that is definitely a dress every girl must have in their wardrobe.
Yummy treats were given to us, including macaroons, sandwiches, mini cup cakes and of course delicious Bellini’s (my fav!!)
Thanks to Next for such a stunning press day and for making me want it to be summer already!