My son went back to school on Wednesday, but my daughter didn't go back until yesterday, so we made the most of the opportunity for some rare girly time and went to Leeds for lunch and shopping. It's an easy 40 minute train journey from Skipton and one we do quite frequently.
It was quite mild so I opted to wear my maxi dress for what I suspect will be the last time for quite some months. Much of the shopping is under cover, so layers aren't really required.
Leeds Trinity is a modern, undercover shopping mall added to the city centre less than three years ago. It is light and airy and has an array of eateries and also a cinema.
We lunched at Wagamamas, my daughter's favourite. I had my usual dish of chicken raisukaree,which, if I'm honest, was slightly below par, for the first time ever. A little drier than usual and in fact, my daughter thought the same about her own dish. We still managed to eat everything though and it certainly didn't spoil our lunch date, but we did feed this back to our young waitor.
We spent a while perusing the cosmetics counters in Harvey Nichols. In common with many 14 year olds, my daughter is quite obsessed with eyebrows so went spent a not insiginificant proportion of this looking at goodness knows how many eyebrow gels, powders and kits. Which to these clearly untrained eyes, were barely distinguishable from each other.
We were both fascinated by these Christian Louboutin nail polishes. They are quite a work of art and would look stunning on anyone's dressing table.
And I stood mesmerised by these Valentino Rockstuds. What I wouldn't give...
The shoes in Office were (almost) as covetable and while my daughter tried on Chelsea boots, I tried on a few pairs of these.
And bought a pair and all shall be revealed in due course.
You may remember in a previous post, I mentioned that I ordered some Lille pointed flats from the Boden sale. Unfortunately, I returned them because they rubbed my little toe, so these are to fill the "ghillie shoes" gap that was never in my shoe closet.
The Victoria Quarter in Leeds is much more traditional and houses designer stores including Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood and Louis Vuitton.
We had a brilliant day and once again I was reminded what a blessing my daughter is and just how much I enjoy her company.
*Maxi dress, Onjenu, SS15
Denim jacket, Boden (several years ago)
Flora sandals, Boden SS15
Silver wrap bracelet AW15, What Lizzy Loves Boutique, £9.50
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