In my previous post, I showed you what I wore for Ian’s birthday dinner in Leeds. The day after, we celebrated at home along with my family in honour of both Ian and my dad’s birthdays. We decided on a Spanish menu so I made paella and Ian made tortilla and we drank Cava and Rioja.
Me + Em Wide Leg Ponte Trousers
I decided to dress up my Me + Em wide leg ponte trousers with a black lace-neck layering top, also from Me + Em, and a statement necklace. I’ve had the necklace for years and I can’t remember where it was from. My cocktail ring belonged to my late grandmother.
You might recall I wore these trousers over the festive period for a walk along the beach followed by a late lunch. On that occasion, I wore them with a long-sleeved top and boots. Do take a look at that blog post because it shows how versatile these wide-leg jersey trousers are. (By the way, they are currently half-price. *Click here to see what sizes are left). The trousers are made from Ponte jersey so they are incredibly comfortable- like wearing joggers- and they don’t crease.
At my house, the kitchen is downstairs from the sitting room, so when we entertain, I run up and down between them, so flat shoes are in order. These ones are from Boden a few years ago.
Shopping Links To My Outfit
I adore hosting family meals and other celebrations and get immense pleasure from setting the table. In contrast to my Boxing Day table which featured my gorgeously colourful Emma Bridgewater tableware, we kept it simple with white Denby plates, terracotta tapas dishes and black slate placemats.
Shopping Links To My Tableware
When we move to our new house we want to design a completely new kitchen with deep drawers to make it easier to see our tableware. All too often, crockery ends up at the back of a cupboard, awkward to reach, so woefully underused. It’s easy to forget what’s there too. Packing for the move has served to remind me just how much beautiful “stuff” I have.
We don’t have an exchange or completion date yet, but we hope it’ll be before we go to Australia in the middle of February. If everything goes ahead as planned, I’ll start a new category on my blog to share the renovations. It’ll be a series of long projects but I daren’t say any more until we have signed and exchanged. In the meantime, Ian and I are packing up our respective homes and planning in more detail our Antipodean adventure. It’s going to be a very busy few months.
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