Outfit: Black Dress with Beaded Collar With a Yellow Bowling Bag

I’ve had a lovely day today. A productive few hours working this morning and then out for lunch with a dear friend of mine. Sheila is a retired consultant paediatrician and will be 70 on her next birthday. She’s been a family friend for over 20 years and now although we don’t meet often, it is very special when we do. Today we had almost two years’ worth of news to catch up on so it was a leisurely lunch of three hours. My favourite kind.

I wore my Amelia Dress by Allium B. It’s from last Spring and is incredibly versatile so have worn it a lot. I wore it  last Easter with bare legs and yellow heels. Today I wore it with opaque tights, heeled ankle boots and a black velvet jacket.

The beaded collar is so beautiful

And today’s pop of yellow was courtesy of my bag

We lunched at Breda Murphy’s in Whalley.
We both ordered chicken and coconut curry with fragrant basmati rice from the specials menu.

And how beautiful is Sheila’s dessert? Plum crumble with stem ginger ice-cream.

And I opted for “Mammy’s Christmas Pudding” with brandy butter and vanilla anglaise.

Everything tasted as good as it looked.

Love Liz x

Outfit Details
Amelia Dress, Allium B SS14. The dress is available in blue in selected sizes at the bargain price of £40 (from £125)
Arabella Party Blazer, Boden AW14.
Bowling Bag in Citron, Boden SS14
Ankle Boots: Anika Kendrick, Clarks AW13



    • Liz
      January 13, 2015 / 9:31 pm

      Ooh, it was Donna! Thank you x

  1. Avenue 57
    January 16, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Black is different for you but I like you in it. The bag (and that collar) is gorgeous

  2. miss b
    January 21, 2015 / 8:57 am

    Breda Murphy's is a favourite of mine. Our most recent visit was just before Christmas when we couldn't resist the traditional Christmas lunch. All delicious and Mammy's Christmas Pudding was memorable! Wonderful food!

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