Hello fellow bloggers, how's it going?
Another great weekend for MummaB'.
Up to the big British City on Saturday - such a fun, lively day in the capital, one word ... Prosecco!
Sunday being rather the opposite, curled up on the sofa - catching up on some TV and my water in-take!
The reason for our visit to London was my hubby's Christmas present, yes you heard correct Christmas!
You can Imagine how difficult it has been to arrange a date when eight people are free on the same day, so last Saturday was the first opportunity for me, hubby and six of our friends to travel up to London Town for Gin Tasting!
Heading over to Whistling Shop in Shoreditch to sample gin, find out about its origins and how it's made. En-route visiting a traditional Pie and Mash shop, a couple of bars and a fabulous tea and cake stop - aptly named Cake Hole Café.
Here I scoffed a mouthwatering cream tea, along with endless cups of the hot beverage, in a cup and saucer from a teapot! - tea tastes so much better from china tea cups and brewed in a teapot don't you think?
Here's the casual outfit I wore on Saturday, which was basic, comfortable and just the job for a day in big city. Gingham cropped trousers, paired with white peplum hem tee shirt & I added my pretty necklace and matching bracelet along with my Zara metallic silver bag and gold espadrilles to my ensemble. As we made our way to our destination I saw this graffiti wall where hubby took this photo, there's nothing like this locally so wanted to include the artwork in today's post.
Honestly, I could of eaten another of these super warm scones, cream & jam, not to mention any of the cakes that were on offer.
The cropped gingham trousers I've had for a while now, are from Dorothy Perkins & fit me like a glove. Black & white can be paired with loads of colours thus prompting me to try out these three looks. Which one do you prefer?
Beginning with the obvious white, which is my favourite. I picked up this cotton top from Matalan. I do like lace and the cotton cut-out detail reminded me of giant lace. This was on the sleeves, across the neckline and round the bottom of the top - or the top of the bottom! Lol. It could also be worn as a dress if you've got the legs for it - lol.
Are you liking the blast of colour - lemon? Since starting blogging and reading fashion blogs from all age groups I've grasped that you don't HAVE to match your accessories. Different colours, tones and textures can all work. This will add depth and interest to an outfit, but I'm just a novice on this wave length and often still match my accessories, however it has given me a wider choice in what I can pick! You may have seen this Primark clutch before here.
Look Number 2, how about the yellow camisole top? This is from Asda and is a super fit, I love the wide straps, along with the double layer effect. This little cami is a wardrobe staple, well worth buying in as many colours as the shop has, because they mix & match, can be worn alone or with layers. Let's hope they've got other colours because for £5 this is a bargain top.
Finally number three, my least favourite! Gingham with red surely is a winner - right? Upon reflection I wished I'd worn a red tee shirt underneath my red cardi and not the chosen white one. It looks dis-jointed, breaking the fluidity of what could be a stylish outfit. I'll be trying the red tee shirt soon and see if it looks better - I'll keep you informed.
My black ankle strap sandals are from Faith at Debenhams. A girl can never have enough black sandals and I was smitten with these as they're very stylish and flattering too. I picked them up in the half price sale a few weeks ago, well if I'm truthful I spent quite a chunk of my birthday money on sandals that day!
Until Thursday It's been fabulous, and I hope you'll pop back then to see another exciting feature that's in the pipe-line. I'm super happy with it and can't wait to share with you all.
These super photographs were taken by the ever talented Esther Ruby, she's a star. ✴
Bye , bye. x