Friday, 17 June 2016

Cocoon Dress with Dragonfly Pendant and Colour Block Heels

Last Friday I wrote about my day job as a writer for a local lifestyle magazine and mentioned that most months, I'm lucky enough to be invited to a pub or restaurant to review and write about a meal. Last night was one such occasion and my wonderful friend Sally and I went to The Clarendon, in the Dales village of Hebden. It is no hardship for either of us to eat the three courses we are expected to review as we are both blessed with healthy appetites, but it does mean I need to consider my outfits quite carefully. The Hope cocoon dress is one of those dresses that can be dressed up or down and is suitable all year round. I wore it more casually with flat sandals last month. It's also roomy and accommodates a hearty supper very nicely.

Black cocoon dress, rose-gold dragonfly pendant and colour block court shoes

Black cocoon dress, rose-gold dragonfly pendant and colour block court shoes

Black cocoon dress, rose-gold dragonfly pendant and colour block court shoes

Black cocoon dress, rose-gold dragonfly pendant and colour block court shoes

The rose gold dragonfly pendant is new to my online accessories boutique Lizzy O. It is also available in black and silver and costs £15. If you fancy treating yourself, use code "footballwidow" to get 10% off everything at Lizzy O for the duration of Euro 2016.

Black cocoon dress, rose-gold dragonfly pendant and colour block court shoes

Black cocoon dress, rose-gold dragonfly pendant and colour block court shoes

The rose gold wrap bracelet is also from Lizzy O and it is now available in black as well as silver-grey £12.50.

Rose gold diamante buckle wrap bracelet

And I've added to my range of scarves too. I'll be adding more over the next few days, but I couldn't wait to add this pineapple design. It's also available in beige and turquoise for this time of year especially when the evenings are still a little chilly. There are only six in each of this design so hurry because I think they'll prove popular. 

Pineapple scarf


Pineapple scarf

Kaleidoscope colour block t-bar court shoes

The Clarendon where we ate is an 18th century building, quite traditional inside but with an award-winning menu. It was easy to see why, with locally sourced game and fish being on the menu (and our chosen dishes).

The Clarendon hotel, Hebden

The Clarendon hotel, Hebden

Sally had trio of Yorkshire Dales partridge to start with.

The Clarendon Hotel, Hebden

And I had Whitby potted crab.

The Clarendon Hotel, Hebden

For my main course Sally had rabbit and I had trout and in fact the trout farmer was in the bar, so the provenance was absolutely ascertained.

Clarendon Hotel, Hebden

Clarendon Hotel, Hebden

We finished with profiteroles and creme brulee,

The Clarendon Hotel, Hebden

The Clarendon Hotel, Hebden

The food was delicious and with a very warm welcome and a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere, I would very much recommend The Clarendon if you are visiting The Yorkshire Dales.

Love Liz x

Outfit details:
*The cocoon pocket dress, £95 Hope 
Rose gold wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O
Dragonfly pendant, £15, Lizzy O
Pineapple Scarf , £12.50, Lizzy O
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Leopard print bag, Jaqueline Headlam.
Colour block T-bar court shoes, £60, Kaleidoscope


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Disclosure:My dress was previously a gift from Hope and my shoes were a gift from Kaleidoscope. All opinions are 100% honest and all content is my own. I was not obliged to blog about these items nor did I receive any payment for writing this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that support What Lizzy Loves. 
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11 comments

  1. Such a gorgeous, simple outfit! The meal looks amazing :) Jane X

    http://arthursmum.com

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    1. Thank you very much Jane. Yes, a very simple outfit and sooooo comfortable and yes thank you, the meal was delicious. A lovely warm welcome there too xxx

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  2. I love this original LBD, it's beautiful.

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    1. Thank you very much. Yes, it's a very nice shape and very easy to wear too! xxx

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  3. This was such a great post. Food looks delicious, and you look radiant! And I absolutely love the necklace! xoxo Zuma
    www.splashofteal.com

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    1. Ah, thank you Zuma. It was soooo delicious! The necklace is fab isn't it? I have always loved dragonflies xxxx

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  4. Clever you to choose that comfy - but so elegant - dress.
    Good appetite

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, I'm glad there was plenty of room! xxxxx

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  5. I loved that cocoon dress when you styled it previously, but now I love it even more! That necklace is everything! And I am such a sucker for a great scarf. You can't go wrong with a pineapple print. With those fabulous shoes on your feet, this is one fabulous outfit! And all of that food looks delightfully scrumptious!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  6. Classy! Love the cute pineapple scarf, so fun! Would love for you to join this week's Good HUES-Day linkup :)

    -Amanda http://www.agoodhue.net

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