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