Wednesday, 25 July 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: Do Over

So last week I gave you fake outfit for What I Wore Wednesday, so this week I'm giving you the REAL deal! NotBlondeHusband and I had our date night the following night and had a great night. I noticed it was "Lobster Thursday" at a Brown's on George Square as we were getting out of our taxi so we were impulsive and checked it out. I'm glad we did because the cocktails were huge (seriously y'all a pint of pina colada), there was pianist playing jazz versions of contemporary songs and the whole grilled lobster was cheaper than I've ever seen lobster in my life. 


We went from Brown's to Boteco do Brasil in the Merchant City for their caipirinhas and open mic night. It wasn't really an open mic night as much as it was a Brasilian hootenanny with around 10 musicians all jamming and playing together. It was really cool and it was nice to have a night out just the two of us. So here is how I really wore last week's outfit:


cynthia rowley skater dress

HM Cropped Black Blazer
Cynthia Rowley Skater Dress- TK Maxx
Nude Wedges-Truffle

I didn't realize until we were out that the wedges are about 4 inches high! They weren't too bad to walk in but I'm glad I had flip flops stashed in my bag for the walk between the restaurant and the bar. I tried out Gosh Lip Marker in Natural Brown that night too. I don't normally wear darker lip colours because it looks odd to me but NBH (and those of you on Instagram) seemed to approve.

Gosh lip marker brown

I forgot to stick it in my bag and was impressed how long it lasted considering I couldn't do any touch ups! Since it is shaped literally like a marker it was super easy to put on, too.

If you read the previous post you know I went to see Madonna on Saturday night. I was going to wear this swallow print top I got at HM but even layered over a pink tank top I wasn't 100% comfortable in it as it is quite sheer. 

HM Swallow Print Tank Vest

 Again I turned to Instagram (are you on Instagram? Are you obsessed like me?) and y'all approved but can you see how you see all the lumps and bumps of my jeans through the top? It made me really self conscious so I switched to my black skull top which I was more comfortable in; I was a bit hesitant to wear the exact same outfit I wore to Guns N Roses but what can you do. I really do love the pink top so any suggestions on how to wear it and feel comfortable please let me know!



Transatlantic Blonde was sent the GOSH Lip Marker but I was not asked to review it. As always all opinions are our own--surely you know by now I don't say things I don't want to!

70 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Love that dress! So fun :)

Melaina25 said...

i, too, am obsessed with instagram. it's a disease, really. also... still jealous you went and saw madonna. she's so fab!

Melaina25 said...

It looks even better today! Love it with the black cardigan!

Melaina25 said...

Love the black accents with the dress :)

Melaina25 said...

You look so cool!! I can't believe you managed to walk in shoes that high though!


I've linked up, hope it's not cheating but thought your UK readers might be interested in the competition ;0)

Melaina25 said...

i love that birdie top, i know what you mean, if your not comfy then you just dont feel right. i think it looks fab on you though!

Melaina25 said...

Like last week, you look fab! That birdie top - try laverying over a long sleeved black top? X

Melaina25 said...

Very cute! Love the cropped blazer with the skater dress!

Melaina25 said...

I think that dress was made for you! It looks stunning on you!

Melaina25 said...

PiƱa colada by the pint? That is my kind of night! Ha! I absolutely love that dress on you. Gorgeous!

Alex said...

Gorgeous outfit, you look lovely. Love the contrast in colours.

I have tops that make me feel self conscious. I usually wear a vest underneath or even an all in one spanx type thing!

I have that GOSH lip pen! X

Melaina25 said...

the dark lip coulour is gorgeous on you; might be ur bright smile n cheeks!

Melaina25 said...

I know right? I'll take you whenever you grace Glasgow with your presence :)

Melaina25 said...

Excited for another What I Wore Wednesday! Really love that peachy dress you're sporting. It's so pretty and the shape looks great on you. Pairing it with the cropped blazer is always a win!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

Melaina25 said...

Love the do-over! You looked pretty!! And I really love that brown lipstick color. I am a collector or browns and oranges. Sounds like you had a great time, too! I'd have loved the jazz and the pina coladas. :)

Melaina25 said...

love that dress on you!

marissa
rae gun ramblings

Melaina25 said...

Again, this dress is stunning on you! Coral is definitely one of your colors. Sounds like it was an amazing date night!

Melaina25 said...

Love your outfit! You look gorgeous!

Melaina25 said...

Hello,I am new here on the link up!Thank you for hosting!I am your newest follower!

Melaina25 said...

lookin pretty! followin un on GFC now
~ashy
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Melaina25 said...

I love that dress, the colour is awesome and you look so pretty in it.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ania!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Always nice to see other expats :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Oksana!

Melaina25 said...

I've tried to comment earlier today but the wifi here is a bit ropey, anyway, I've been trying to say that I love LOVE the swallow top but it's a shame it's sheer. I don't think I'd be too comfortable wearing something too see through, either. I am also a big fan of GOSH cosmetics, I find their eyeliners to be really good.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I NEVER would have worn coral before. Who knew?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Marissa :)

Melaina25 said...

my first time link-ing up!Thank you for hosting!Got your button on my blog(see bottom of the page)Thank you for your visit over at Shine On,have a lovely weekend!:)

Melaina25 said...

my first time link-ing up!Thank you for hosting!Got your button on my blog(see bottom of the page)Thank you for your visit over at Shine On,have a lovely weekend!:)

Melaina25 said...

my first time link-ing up!Thank you for hosting!Got your button on my blog(see bottom of the page)Thank you for your visit over at Shine On,have a lovely weekend!
:)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I've never worn brown lipstick before! When the pina colada came and was in a pint I was super happy lol.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Callie! I've been rocking the blazer instead of a cardigan since it is never really warm enough for sleeveless here unfortunately.

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks! I get all weird about lip colour b/c my natural lip colour is darker than my complexion if that makes any sense :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Tiffany! I definitely suit a fitted waist and flared skirt :)

Melaina25 said...

The blazer is my go to summer jacket! Warm enough for cool nights but not too hot during the day :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I thought about that but it is SUPER sheer so I'm not sure black would look right--I'll have to try!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Rach--it is just SUPER sheer and you can see the loops of my jeans and how my jeans bunch (skinny waist, but big butt means jeans bunch around waist) through the shirt and it made me super self-conscious!

Melaina25 said...

As long as you've got an outfit, the badge/link and comment on the main post plus one more you are good to go missus!


I used to work concerts in 3 1/2 inch boots! I'd show up at 2pm and go home at 3am!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Jen :) Didn't want to be too blah...

Melaina25 said...

It's actually a cropped blazer but thanks :)

Melaina25 said...

It's amazeballs right? Follow me so I can follow back!

2004 Madonna was much better than 2012, BUT even Madonna on her worst day is worth seeing. I just wish she didn't go so violent...she doesn't have to- SHE'S MADONNA!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Definitely obsessed with Instagram! And I love that bird tank :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks so much for hosting this link up. Excited to check out some other bloggers :)

Melaina25 said...

I'm going to have to add you in instagram! I am totally obsessed. My sister yells at me and tells me all I post are pictures of my cats and beer.
Tara


Penniless Socialite

Melaina25 said...

There are so many cute swallow print things at H&M right now!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Erika! Hope to see you next week, too :)

Melaina25 said...

Hope you find some outfit inspiration :)

Melaina25 said...

Love this hop! Always checking our at least 10 blogs.

Melaina25 said...

Mine is all Blondie Boy and food :)

Melaina25 said...

That black blazer looks fabulous on you! I wish I had an H&M near me!!

Melaina25 said...

Whoops! I didn't realize I hadn't commented on here. Such a rule-breaker! :-)
The blazer looks great with your dress!
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Melaina25 said...

I am super happy to have found this link up...a great way to meet other bloggers!
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Melaina25 said...

I love the dress! Pink looks great on you!


-Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

Lindsay Patrick said...

That dress is a great find @ TJ Maxx, love it!

Sorry I hadn't commented yet, I've been on vacation and had my post scheduled and didn't go back to finish after linking up. Thanks for visiting my blog ;)

Lindsay @
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Lindsay Patrick said...

That dress is a great find @ TJ Maxx, love it!

Sorry I hadn't commented yet, I've been on vacation and had my post scheduled and didn't go back to finish after linking up. Thanks for visiting my blog ;)

Lindsay @
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Love the dress!

Melaina25 said...

Yoikes!! I almost missed the party!!! Still didn't see anything wrong with last Wednesday's hair, but love the new addition to the outfit. (-:

Alex said...

Sorry for my slack reply, I did write one on Wednesday but my phone wouldn't let me post it for some reason..

I love the dress and the contrast in colours. The bird top is cute! I've got tops like that that make me feel a bit uncomfortable, what I tend to do is wear another vest underneath, or sometimes even an all in one spanx type thing!! xx

Melaina25 said...

Looking stunning!

Melaina25 said...

Love this link up! you look great!!

Melaina25 said...

The two birds T-shirt is sweet. That jacket makes the dress even more versatile, I love the color.

Melaina25 said...

Gah! I was so fired up leaving a comment on your Madonna concert/kids and weapons post, I forgot to comment here! I just love that dress -the cut, the color, the texture. And it's so flattering on you, especially w the nude heels. Makin' them legs look a mile long, Melaina!!! ~Sarah

Melaina25 said...

What a fantastic date night!! Beautiful color!

Melaina25 said...

love that coral dress with the black jacket and nude heels! such a great combo. and the birdy shirt is adorable!!!

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Melaina25 said...

You look amazing in the darker lip color! Love it. And the tank top is fine with the jeans, but if the visible denim bothers you, try wearing it with something with a flat waistband like a maxi skirt or a pencil skirt. Or, you could tuck it in to shorts or jeans, or wear it over a maxi dress. ;) It is a great top, I'm sure you'll find a way to wear it comfortably. :)

Melaina25 said...

Yay, I done it... I'm late but I'm here :) x


I love the coral... I have coral too. www.mcbump.co.uk

Melaina25 said...

Great lipstick!!!

Melaina25 said...

I am happy for your life enjoy date and your maxi so lovely!!
Angelababy