Twenty years ago, in the summer of 1996, I graduated from Aston University, Birmingham, after completing a science degree in optometry along with almost a hundred others who’d been on the same course. Today, some of us are returning to campus to have dinner together and to celebrate what is, without question, a landmark in all of our lives. We are dining and staying at Conference Aston and it’s set to be an evening of reminiscing, catching up, eating, drinking and dining and I cannot wait.
I’m travelling by train (to avoid Bank Holiday traffic) and wanted to wear something that was suitable for travelling in but that I can also wear to meet friends this afternoon before I change for the event proper.
You may remember that this denim shirt dress was one of my picks in the Boden mid-season sale that I wrote about last month. I ordered it at the time, but it was on a delay until earlier this week. To me, it is the perfect combination of style and, because I can wear it with brogues, practicality. (It’s worth noting that the reviews suggested sizing up. I am always a UK 10 in Boden, but ordered a 12 in the long length and it’s perfect, so I agree with this advice).
My bag is the Alexa Grab from Ilex London and it is in the most beautiful clay colour which to me is the perfect pinky neutral. It is ideal for both daytime and evening and the strap is detachable. The leather is soft, supple and absolutely divine and I’ll be taking it to dinner this evening.
I’m still utterly in love with my pink brogues (they are currently reduced to £40 from £60) and I think they look as good with nude tights (it is waaaay too cold for bare legs) and a dress as they do with jeans.
I’m hoping to get some photographs while I’m there which I’ll share later in the week in a blog post but keep an eye on Instagram for sneak peeks of this evening’s outfit.
To those in the UK, have a lovely bank holiday weekend and Happy Sunday to those who aren’t.
Love Liz x
Denim dress, Boden £76.50
Bee T-bar bracelet by Danon at Lizzy O £29
Double star ring in silver (also available in matt gold) by Danon at Lizzy O £25 (sign up to my monthly newsletter at the right hand side of my blog for exclusive subscriber discounts for Lizzy O).
*Tan and White Watch, Uncle Jack £75
*Alexa Grab Bag in Clay, Ilex London £235
Hamble Oak brogues in peach combi, Clarks. Currently reduced to £40 from £60
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