Wednesday, 27 June 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: London Calling

blonde pink cartoon
I left to go down south for work on Thursday and didn't get back home until Sunday night and then Monday was my birthday. It was all a bit of a whirlwind but I had such a great weekend. The lovely Lizzie from Mummy in Manolos took me out for birthday dinner and drinks in Marlow Thursday night and look at this AMAZING drawing she did of me for my birthday!

I LOVE it! Check how I'm taking a photo of myself with my iPhone and of course I'm wearing pink-- when I'm back from holiday I suspect there will be a new WIWW button!

We had such a great time chatting away and having the most amazing dinner at La Cantina Del Vino which so authentically Italian most of the waiters didn't really speak English!  My lobster linguine was to die for and I have no idea what wine we ordered but it was delicious :)

The next morning I grabbed the train to Paddington station, grabbed a Krispy Kreme and took the tube into London. I stayed at my favourite hotel, The Andaz Liverpool Street, which is smack dab in the centre of EC1 and feels absolutely luxurious but won't  cost you more than any other hotel in the area.


That afternoon I had a lunch, cocktails with my girls Siân and Claire and an awards ceremony in the evening. I wanted something that could translate across all the events so I went with a floaty dress and a blazer with my favourite leopard heels.

swallow print dress

HM Swallow Print Dress
HM Cropped Blazer
Dune Leopard Heels
Black Hoop Earrings
Monica Vinader Fiji Friendship Bracelet

Saturday was a conference so again I wanted to look nice but I also wanted to be comfortable since I knew it would be a long day. Luckily I struck gold, again, with another Cynthia Rowley dress from TK Maxx. The dress fits me perfectly and shows off my best best while masking my not so great bits. I paired it with my wedding shoes, yes I had purple wedding shoes, but threw flip-flops in my bag for the end of the day when I knew my feet would have had enough. 

cynthia rowley purple

Purple and Blue Skater Dress- Cynthia Rowley (TK Maxx)
Purple Peep Toe Heels- Barretts

Black Hoop Earrings
Monica Vinader Fiji Friendship Bracelet

Don't Siân and Claire look super cute, too? We spent a lot of time chilling in the TK Maxx style lounge where you could try on clothes, relax on super comfy Home Sense chairs and chaises or get style advice on what clothes suit your body shape best. We also took a liking to Visit Orlando and Acer UK's photobooths but I can't say the booths liked us. Siân and I had one shut down and power off when we were in it and then the three of us almost knocked over another.  Needless to say we had a lot of fun in them!

disney photo booth

florida photo booth



The three of us talk on Skype all the time but it is rare we are actually in the same place together so it was great to hang out in person.  They also got me some AMAZING Doc Marten Darcie boots and a kick ass new skull scarf for my birthday that I am sure will feature in a future What I Wore Wednesday.

On my actual birthday NotBlondeHusband spoiled me rotten by taking me out to an overly indulgent dinner at Blytheswood Square Hotel in Glasgow and since I loved it so much I wore my Blue and Purple Cynthia Rowley dress again. It was actually sunny on my birthday so we got to have cocktails outside in the sunshine before devouring a truly amazing meal. If you are looking for the best steak in Glasgow the Blytheswood is the place to go!

beer garden glasgow

I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends and family! Tomorrow NBH, Blondie Boy and I are off on holiday to France courtesy of Eurocamp and I can't wait to tell y'all about it when we get back! I will try my best to get a French WIWW edition up next week but I hope you'll forgive me if it is a wee bit delayed. Fingers crossed we have nice weather and this sneezing fit I'm having is just allergies and not a cold!







Our accommodation while on holiday is provided by Eurocamp but all travel and other expenses we will and have paid ourselves. All opinions on our holiday are our own and will be expressed as such.

32 comments:

Melaina25 said...

You look great! Have a wonderful trip!!!

Melaina25 said...

Lizzie is just so talented!
What fun we had. Lovely to spend the weekend together.
Glad you had a very happy birthday.
See you again soon xxx

Melaina25 said...

Oh my goodness, such gorgeousness in your pictures!! LOVE the one your friend drew of you. Hope your birthday was wonderful! Sounds like it was. I'm a June-bug, too.

Melaina25 said...

Your pictures are so fun. Thanks for hosting.

Melaina25 said...

You look lovely. What a load of fun things!! I tried on a Cynthia Rowley dress in TKMaxx the other day, I really liked it but they only had a size 4 which was a bit tight... boo! x

Melaina25 said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend,would love to go one year.You look great love both your dresses :)

Melaina25 said...

Great pictures looks like an amazing weekend :)

Melaina25 said...

Great pictures looks like an amazing weekend :)

Melaina25 said...

you look amazing! what a wonderful time you've had lately! i love that swallow bird dress on you. LOVE it!!xx

Melaina25 said...

I have a Cynthia Rowley dress in pink and I love it. It's one of my favorites. Her dresses are so comfy! I am in love with the swallow dress. It looks fantastic on you.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the linkup, and happy birthday!

Melaina25 said...

Happy Birthday! I love, love, love the drawing of you; it has to become part of you blog tag. Looks like a lot of fun was had, too. Thanks for link up.

Melaina25 said...

Love that HM swallow print dress!!!

Melaina25 said...

Your dresses are so cute and summery! Happy Birthday!
Ashley

Melaina25 said...

That drawing is amazing!!!! I'm glad you had such a blast!

Melaina25 said...

I found your blog on twitter! You are so cute, and thanks for doing the link-up!

Melaina25 said...

Awww, how fun! Happy birthday! You look adorable!

Melaina25 said...

I love everything about your post this week, the clothes, the fun, the friendship. Have a fabulous holiday. xx

mummyinmanolos.com said...

THANK YOU for showing off the illustration darl - complete pleasure to do for you. WOW, looks as though you had a full on weekend. Wish I'd been with you, Sian and Claire - alas, my lightweightedness let me down!!

Melaina25 said...

What a cool drawing! That would make such a cool site badge! :)

Melaina25 said...

I am dropping in during my lunch to link up with the party. Looking forward to checking everyone's outfit post later. Mine is about how to keep your clothes looking new.

Melaina25 said...

Wow, it sounds like you had an amazing birthday weekend! That drawing is just incredible. You sure are lucky to have so many wonderful people in your life :)

xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Melaina25 said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! And I'm glad that you got to enjoy yourself! The swallow print dress is darling - I love it!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Melaina25 said...

It was nice very briefly saying hi at britmums! Have a lovely holiday x

Melaina25 said...

That's a great illustration of you! Your friend is talented. And it looks like you had an awesome bday! Love the dress you wore to dinner with your hubby.


xo,
Anh

Melaina25 said...

I love your first dress, it looks so good on you.

Melaina25 said...

Happy Birthday girl!
You look lovely in both dresses! ;)

Melaina25 said...

Back!--- Wow, sounds like you really had an amazing time. I love that you paired your "wedding shoes" with the second outfit. All of the outfits looked really nice and comfortable. Well, enjoy your holidays in France. Looking forward to seeing the outfits that you wore on your trip there.

Melaina25 said...

It sounds like you had the most amazing time! Happy Birthday again and it was lovely meeting you at Britmums x

Melaina25 said...

PS that illustration of you is a.ma.zing!

Melaina25 said...

You are very lucky ! You have an amazing family!

Melaina25 said...

Happy Birthday-great meeting you at BritMums and how fabulous do you look!