I get the January blues, especially during the first two weeks of the new year. I think it’s because I love Christmas so much and look forward to it from about August. However, my dad’s birthday in the middle of January has always given us a reason for a family get-together and celebration; a bit of light in a long, grey month. More of this in my next blog post).
However, for the last six years, we have had Ian’s birthday to celebrate too. This year, we went into Leeds to celebrate. First, we went for a drink and snack at The New Conservatory– this is where we had our first date, so it’s one of our favourite places to have a pit-stop.
We had dinner at The Ivy which is where we spent the rest of the evening.
Between The New Conservatory and The Ivy, we, (and by “we” I mean “I)”, did a bit of shopping. I bought some more hair clips from a fabulous selection at *Oliver Bonas (because I’m growing my fringe out) and a pair of earrings from one of my all-time favourite shops, *Anthropologie.
Star Print Dress
I bought this teal star print dress from Joules. It was reduced in the sale and I knew it had potential to dress it up or dress it down. This is the former. (It’s well worth taking a look at the *Joules sale. At the time of writing, there is up to 60% off).
The dress has an elasticated waist and pockets so it is easy to wear and practical.
I wore a Me + Em layering top with a frill neckline underneath the dress and added a belt and statement necklace, both of which were from Phase Eight.
The glossy, black leather boots are Pia, by Hotter (gift). They are the both comfortable and smart- perfect for shopping followed by dinner. They are currently reduced and there are a few sizes left. The run small so I sized up by a full size.