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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My Valentine’s Day Outfit & Makeup

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Shirt: Ebay | Shoes: Aldo (old, similar) | Clutch: Lulu Guinness (discontinued, garnet lips clutch here on sale! | trousers: H&M, old | Necklace: Vintage | Nail Polish: Avon Fire Cracker | Earrings: Aliexpress

Hi there! It’s been nearly two weeks since my last post, but I’m back! With only two weeks until Valentine’s Day, I’ve got my outfit sorted, have you? The actual plan for the day isn’t organised yet, but at least I know what I’ll be wearing haha! I still love my lip print shirt, which I wore in this post ages ago – I still can’t believe it cost less than £4 from eBay! Since it was shipped from China, I’m not sure it will arrive in time for this Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s a cute top to wear any time of the year. If you Google ‘red lips shirt’ lots of sellers sell the exact same shirt at different prices. I thought I’d keep the look simple and pair the shirt with black trousers and heels, then accessorize with my vintage pearl necklace and new rose gold bow and pearl earrings. The earrings are gorgeous and were so cheap but aren’t perfectly made – there’s a bit of glue showing on one pearl and the other isn’t stuck on straight but for the price I can live with it these little flaws! Finally of course I have to carry my red Lulu Guinness box clutch, which has the cutest quilted lips pattern and lip shaped clasp.

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Now on to the makeup I plan to use for Valentine’s Day. Obviously I’ll wear red lipstick, there’s a definite theme to follow here! I’ll use golden tones for my eyes with a flick of liquid eyeliner, and bronzer on my cheeks.

  • Avon mineral foundation
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer
  • Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof liquid eyeliner
  • Brown eyebrow pencil (so old and not sure of the brand)
  • Guerlain bronzer
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, shades Half Baked and Smog
  • Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in Red Diva
  • Elizabeth Arden lipstick in Red Door Red

In other news, I’m back working two days a week as a supply teacher, it’s nice to be earning again after over two years at home with Lizzy, but I’m totally knackered!

Have you got your Valentine’s Day outfit sorted yet? It is a bit early I must admit! Thank you for reading xxx

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Red Lips!

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I am so obsessed with this shirt! And can you believe it only cost £3.99 (new), including postage, from Ebay?! I am so pleased with my bargain purchase that I’m definitely going to buy more clothes from Ebay from now on. It did take a couple of weeks to arrive from China but worth it and the quality is not too bad either.

I obviously had to wear red lipstick with this shirt, and my cute red lips clutch finished off my ‘Red Lips is Everything’ look! I didn’t want to be overkill so I wore my purple shoes and coincidentally my nails are purple too (well, lavender.) I like the contrast of red and purple together.

I wore this outfit today, minus the clutch though as Lizzy and I went to meet a friend for coffee and scones, yum!

Shirt: Ebay (just search ‘red lips shirt’, a few sellers have the exact same shirt) | Jeans: ASOS : Shoes: Old (love these pointy ones) | Clutch: Lulu Guinness (mine is discontinued but she has some other cute ones here) | Lipstick: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by! xo

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