Date Night Outfit: Stripes & Leopard

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Top: ROMWE | Jeans: Topshop (old) | Bag (Eva): Louis Vuitton | Shoes: New Look (similar) | Necklace: Christmas gift

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Hi there! I wore this outfit last weekend for a date night, and the only chance we had to snap a quick photo of me wearing it was when we got back to my parents’ house afterwards, so apologies for the quality! We went to see Katherine Ryan, the comedian and had a really fun time.

This striped top is so comfortable and I love how I can dress it up or down. It has slightly batwing sleeves and is made from a stretchy fabric, and it’s a definite staple in my wardrobe now – I’ve got a feeling I’ll be wearing it a lot this Spring, mostly with jeans and flats. I paired the top with my ripped jeans for a relaxed look, but then added my pretty statement necklace and leopard print pointy heels for a more put-together and chic look. I used my Luis Vuitton Eva bag with the cross-body strap, which matched the brown tones in my shoes really well.

Did you notice in the photos I’m wearing shoe straps over my leopard print heels? These were from Amazon and they are amazing! My shoes slipped off at the heels because I have such narrow feet and I tried heel grips which didn’t work, then I almost sold the shoes! But I did a little Google search for straps for loose shoes and these came up and they work a treat. I think they look okay and not too strange, right? Some people even said they look like part of the design of the shoes. If you have the same problem you should try these straps out!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and thank you for reading! XO

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Toddler Style: Red Hearts Skirt & Glitter Bow

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*Skirt: Mini & Me | *Hair Bow clip: Mini & Me | Top: Tu @Sainsburys | Shoes: Next | Tights: Ebay

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week and have fun things planned for the weekend.

I absolutely love this outfit which Lizzy wore on Valentine’s Day. It kind of reminds me of Mini Mouse for some reason! The adorable heart print skirt and the gorgeous glitter bow hair clip were handmade by the wonderful Katrina of Mini & Me. She has the cutest matching skirts and bows or headwraps, plus cool leggings, rompers and the sweetest baby shoes I’ve ever seen! Go check out her Instagram page, I’m now considering that bunny ears headband… I digress! The skirt has an elasticated waist band, a lovely matching trim, a beautiful heart print and is a vibrant shade of red that is going to get lots of wear, not just for Valentine’s Day. I would say it’s a tad short so you might consider sizing up. The red bow clip is covered in glitter so probably more suited to special occasions, but I love the size of it. It’s also available as a headband.

These navy polka dot Next shoes I bought a while back, and hopefully they will last this Spring and Summer too, I just love them. They are super comfortable and easy to slip on and off, and Lizzy can put them on by herself. The white broderie anglaise top is lightweight and as it has holes in the design I layered a long sleeved top underneath for this cold weather.

I tried so hard to get Lizzy to pose for some photos of her standing and smiling without any props, but she just wasn’t having any of it! Eventually she sat on her bed and started playing with her ‘BaaBaa’ and these were the best I could get (mummy blogger problems!)

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I thought I’d add this photo of Lizzy holding the Valentine’s Day picture she made for her daddy which I shared on my Instagram – please follow me there if you’re not already 🙂

Thank you for reading! XO

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Valentine’s Day Lunch

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Shirt: Ebay | Jeans: ROMWE | Lizzy’s dress: H&M | Cardigan: Asda | Boots: Clarks 

Hello lovely people, I hope you have had a romantic and fun weekend! Our little family of 3 had an early Valentine’s Day lunch on Saturday at a restaurant called 1573 in Leicester, which I was really looking forward to, and the food didn’t disappoint!

I’ll start off with my look for the day and then talk about the food! This lip print shirt is one of my favourite ever tops and it was just so cheap from eBay, the only thing is it does get a bit static, so I use hairspray on it which seems to help (thanks Google for that tip!) I did plan on wearing my black slim treggings and black sandals as seen in this post, however as I wore the treggings to work in a nursery on Friday and spent most of the day on the floor with the little ones, they were too dirty to wear. As for the shoes, if you live in the UK you’ll know just how freezing the temperatures have been recently! So I decided to save my toes and wore my black River Island boots instead.

Lizzy doesn’t look too happy in these photos, she really isn’t one for posing is she?! Her red dragonfly print skirt is actually a summer dress, with a cardigan over it. These Clarks boots just go with everything and she wears them almost every single day!

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Here is my hair and makeup closer up. For my hair I used a heat protection spray and curled it quickly using straighteners, just grabbing random sections, then set with a little hairspray. For my makeup I used the golden shades from my Urban Decay Naked Palette on the top lid, Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner and a brown eyeliner pencil under the bottom lashes. My lipstick is Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red, which is non-drying and feels comfortable on my lips. My vintage pearl necklace was a birthday gift from my husband last year.

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I absolutely love my Lulu Guinness lips clutch. Of course I had to get it out for a Valentine’s Day outfit! My nail polish is Bluesky Hollywood Red and I added cute little gold heart studs, you can see my post about it here.

Now on to the food…

We had the Valentine’s Day set menu for £29.95 per person for 3 courses, which is not cheap but we hadn’t been out for a nice meal in a long time (McDonald’s and a quick pizza at Zizzi’s doesn’t really count!) so we wanted to treat ourselves. For Lizzy we ordered her fish fingers and chips which kept her happy, and Joseph had bbq baby back ribs, steak for his main course and the same dessert as me, which you’ll see below!

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The starter I chose was smoked salmon blinis with soft cheese and black pepper. These were really yummy!

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My main course was grilled sea bass fillets with lemon butter, served with cajun rice, vegetables and salad. This was lovely, tasty but not too overpowering. I didn’t quite finish the whole plate as I had to try Joseph’s steak, which was delicious!

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Then finally the course I was looking forward to the most! I was already full but managed to eat two thirds of this scrumptious warm chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream. Looking back at this makes me drool a little bit!

All in all a really lovely lunch spent with my two favourite people. This was slightly different to my usual posts but I hope you enjoyed it! How did you spend the Valentine’s weekend? By the way if you’d like to follow me on Instagram it would mean the world to me. Thank you so much for reading 🙂 XO

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