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Monday 31 October 2016

Weekend catch up.

Morning lovelies,

Well what a whirlwind weekend that was!
I don't know about you, but that extra hour we were rewarded with (we were getting it anyway!) yesterday was much needed and coveted by me especially.  How did I spend mine?  In bed!  Well after two late nights on the trot, fatigue was starting to take over.
Anyhow - here's how I filled my late nights.

Friday, being my lovely mum's birthday, had a fun filled night at hers. Chinese take away for ten.  Not all the family could make the gathering, but everyone who came had a great time nonetheless!   I normally drive, but on this occasion I managed to guzzle a couple or four proseccos, followed by some port!  Suffice to say I did have a little headache in the morning!
I opted for casual on this night.  Not totally happy with the colour matches, but it had a relaxed look and feel to it.

Saturday was a rather lazy affair, so much so I stayed in my dressing gown for most of the morning.  Cuddles and games with my darling princess in the afternoon, before popping out for a couple of 'essentials'.
The 'essentials' were beer and prosecco. The venue we were visiting doesn't serve alcohol, but you can take your own.  You'd have thought I'd have learnt my lesson after the previous night but not me another night of gorgeous food and fizzy beverage!
Hubby and I had the pleasure of eating in one of our favourite fish restaurants.  Wheelers Oyster Bar is such a unique dining experience where you can not only sample the delights of Oysters, our favourite beer battered oysters make for a wonderful pre-starter, the signature dish of lobster lasagne, crab cakes and sea bass with homemade breads to tickle your taste buds and some mouth watering deserts - you can imagine I nearly rolled home!
I have to say if you ever have the pleasure of eating here you be in for a treat and spoilt for choice for sure.
So have I filled your appetite for food?  Then let me fill your mind with my chosen outfit for the night.
I thought I'd wear this super lace skirt, previously worn here and here.
I love this skirt, and being so comfortable it proves to be a winner every time I wear it.  I feel a plain black blouse suited the evening, but this blouse has a lovely neck tie that makes a really subtle statement.  The cross over blouson effect is a good one for me, covering a tummy that has eaten and drunk too much over the past few days!  My ever faithful black suede block heel sandals came out again, but when you know how comfy they are is hard to say No!
This blouse has cute little gold buttons on the cuffs to add the statement - saying I'm all you need, no jewellery required!

Onto yesterday after my extra hour lazing in bed, I was greeted by a very quiet house, with three children working, one in London for her birthday - found me chilling all day.  I'd planned to do so much, but took full advantage of the calm and tranquillity of a house without children!  It wasn't long before it was back to normality once they'd all returned home and we were busy getting ready for the third and final night out!
Prezzo in our local town had the pleasure of our company last night, all except eldest son - who was working.  The Italian restaurant  fitted the bill for our little gathering last night, serving us pasta, pizza, prosecco and beer, oh and ice cream for princess. 
I took birthday cake and candles not to embarrass my daughter (which I did) but more for princess to sing and blow the candles out - her face was a picture filled with excitement and amazement - kids love birthdays when they're young don't they!
Last night I went for casual with comfort.  Long flat boots, thick black tights, checked plum pencil skirt, along with black jumper and beads.

Skirt from Tu in the sale now for £10.50!
Jumper from Matalan for £14.00
Opaque tights here for £4.50
Long flat boots from Debenhams - Gabor for £160

I hope you all had super weekends, taking full advantage of that extra hour.  If you were lucky enough to have it, how did you spend it?

See you tomorrow, oh and I just want to add please check out my blog on Wednesday as I've got something rather special happening!!!

              Jacqui B.


  1. Gotta love a good neck-tie blouse!! ;) I love that all black version paired with the neutral skirt!


    1. This one is super, either tied in a bow, hanging loose of hanging in a low bow tie - versatile! Thanks for stopping by Erica.

  2. Glad you enjoyed your weekend! Loving your black and white look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Thank you Amy Ann. Thanks for looking over my blog.


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