Black and Gold

This year for my birthday, I decided to go out for a few cocktails with friends. I wanted to wear something that was comfortable, slightly dressy and really “me”.

I decided to wear this beautiful, long, mesh dress with gold embroidery. I love this dress because it balances many of the elements¬†I enjoy in “going out ” outfits. It’s feminine but not too girly, dressy but also comfortable and the embroidery adds just the right amount of detail.

This dress is also really versatile and can be worn with tights and different base layers during the winter.

To finish off the look, I added some gold accessories to match the embroidery and a black saddle bag with gold hardware.

The details really bring this look to life.

As we were staying out for the evening, I added my favourite All Saints Balfern jacket, it’s the perfect weight for spring evenings and adds a bit of edge to the outfit.

I have been wearing trousers quite a lot recently but after this outfit, I feel like dresses and skirts might be having another moment.

I’m also really pleased with one of my latest eBay finds, these shoe boots by Mc Q. I try to buy leather items second hand whenever possible and feel very lucky to have found these in my size. I originally¬†bought them because I needed some boots without buckles for work but I have ended up wearing them quite a lot, they are the perfect mix of “city girl” and “storybook witch”.

Overall, I really enjoyed my birthday this year, I did a few little things over the course of a week and actually had quite a good turnout of friends, despite my last minute arrangements.

OUTFIT:

Dress: Next

Jacket: All Saints

Bag: Vivienne Westwood

Shoes: Mc Q

Earrings: Dixi

Phptpgraphy by Richard Ayres

First outfit of spring

Spring seems to have come late this year but the weather is slowly starting to pick up here in Manchester.

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I decided to join my family for an afternoon drink and document my first coatless outfit of the year!

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Every time spring come around, I feel like I’ve forgotten to dress in a way that doesn’t involve at least 7 layers and I realise, I really don’t have enough lightweight jackets.

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One item I have finally managed to track down, are these check, tie waist trousers. I’ve wanted a pair since last year but hadn’t quite managed to find the right pair until this month, when I found two very attractively priced styles in the sale, I bought both and will most likely feature the other pair in my next outfit post.

mirrored marble print sunglasses, bun hair, black tee

I’m in desperate need of some t-shirts or casual tops for the new season, but I haven’t managed to get any yet so I paired the trousers with this black batwing style one from Topshop. I also added my usual chainmail jewellery to add some edge and these mirrored, marble print sunglasses from Quay Australia.

Rebecca Minkoff mini Mac bag blue velvet

I didn’t need to take much with me so I decided to go for this small Rebecca Minkoff bag. I wasn’t initially sure if it “went” with this outfit but I really enjoy contrasting textures and looking back on the pictures, I think it looks fine.

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I decided to wear trainers with this outfit for comfort and a casual look.

Tie waist check paper bag waist trousers

 

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I really enjoy the contrast of the silver tone chainmail against all the black.

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I’m looking forward to more spring outing and subsequent outfits over the coming months.

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OUTFIT:

Sunglasses: QUAY

Jewellery: Richard Ayres

Septum ring: Regal Rose

T-shirt: Topshop

Trousers: Shein

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Trainers: Nike (similar)