This weekend it was my dads birthday. We had a fantastic evening t on Friday with a light meal (i.e. the biggest spicey bean burrito ever!) and plenty of fruit cider watching a band. Basically the evening was spent discussing my parents upcoming trip to Mexico and listing 101 things to annoy my sister at her wedding with her fiance.
Most of the list will not happen (shots and strawpedos ARE happening) and in reality I'm the only person who will be able to calm her down (learnt from 23 years of living with her temper), but its going to be party central- easily the best wedding of the year.
I woke up yesterday morning hangover free but a stomach crying from too much fizz.
My mum wanted to buy her mother-of-the-bride dress (which is Beautiful but I don't want to spoil the surprise) so a trip to Westfield at Shepherds Bush was needed. The shops at Shepherds Bush are Beautiful but far out of my budget- so I really tagged along as a second vote to all the tea breaks we needed and to look at the clothes my mum liked so my dad could sit on the man chair/ wait outside and people watch and play card games on his phone.
The only criticism of the day was how incredibly RUDE the staff at House of Frasier were. My mum ordered the dress she liked to collect in store and when asked to have it the staff at "click and collect" ignored us to chat, and when we received help she was SO rude, and dress was screwed up in the smallest ever bag. We asked if it could be repackaged and a different assistant took it the first bag to screw it into an equally small bag as apparently they "didn't have bigger bags" when they clearly did as her friend (she was constantly chatting to) was serving someone using a nice big bag.
We got our money back while I told everyone who would listen (shoppers mostly as the staff were too bust talking to work) that they treated out dress like a rag and were rude.
Cue an amazing experience in Ted Baker where they couldn't be any more helpful (getting shoes for my mum to try) and generally acting like they wait for us to ask for help, and wrapped and bagged the dress like it was made of spiders silk in a nice BIG bag.
But most importantly they made my mum feel special and like the dress was the most important dress ever bought.
My dad also bought an amazing coat from next (as we were freezing) which I love! The link is here if you're interested and it has got amazing corduroy shoulders and elbow patches- can you see where I get my style from? I love a bit of corduroy.
This is what I wore Friday evening.
Dress: Motel Rocks
Sheer tights and socks: Primark
Wedge high top sneakers: Topshop
Studded headband: Topshop (similar here)
Lipstick: Kate Moss Matte in Wine- Rimmel
I know I wore this dress recently but I love it- although at the pub I was the only person wearing colour, and I loved it dressed down like this. In fact I haven't dressed it up yet.
These wedge sneakers are my all time favourite casual shoes. They're so comfortable to were. These are going to get some serious use in the future.
green cardigan is another fantastic buy, its used pretty much every other day. Being a men's cardigan its lovely and oversized and a LOT warmer than womens (in my opinion). The only bad thing is it was on sale and at the time was also in blue and now I can't find it :(
I love mens cardigans as they have cool shoulder or collar detail and nice big buttons. I love a bit of River Island men section stalking and spotted these beauties. I love the duffle buttons and shoulders in the first, and this grey number is Fantastic. I really like the collar buttons on this cardigan from Topman too.
This is were I wish me and Chris had exactly the same style because although I borrow his clothes all the time he doesn't share my knitwear love.