Wednesday, 27 June 2012

STUDS AND CHAMBRAY

Last week it was my lovely Mam's (most of you would call her Mom or Mum) birthday, so in addition to the two lovely maxi dresses I bought her, me and the boyfriend decided we would take her for a meal as she is always cooking for us. We took her to a local curry house, where you can bring your own booze (which totally keeps the bill down - bonus) and I have to say the food was fantastic, I could have eaten myself into the grave.

We had such a good time and when we got back we stuck some candles into an utterly decadent chocolate cake, turned all the lights off and got my mam to blow them all out, she was really grateful it was lovely. So having stuffed my face was there room for cake? You better believe there was...complete with squirty cream!

Anyway, here is what I wore...

Chambray Dress, H&M - same here.
Biker Jacket, Matalan - similar here.
Shoes, H&M - same here.
Clutch, Thrifted - similar here.
Necklace, Punky Pins - same here.








Nail Varnish, H&M - similar here.
Anchor Ring, Gift - similar here.
Silver Rings, H&M, in store now!

Have you guys been anywhere nice for food recently? What unusual food would you recommend that everyone should try?

By the way I am so impressed with the amount of use I am getting out of my £3 thrifted bag - result!

Gems x

44 comments:

  1. That dress is lovely, it is definitely going on my H&M wishlist!

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    1. Thanks hun, I was so excited when I saw it was in the sales :)

      Gems x

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  2. i love the dress it looks great on u :)

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  3. A BYOB restaurant sounds great! I love the clutch.. can't believe it was just £3!!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. I know, it was a great thrifting find. i got a brand new dress from Marks & Sparks limited collections at the same time it just needs a tad altering!

      Gems x

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  4. You look so cute! Love your dress and nail polish color! How sweet that you did all that for your mom's birthday :) I LOVE curry so that is my idea of a great night!

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    1. She has done so much for me over recent years, it was to least I could do :)
      Thanks Megan

      Gems x

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  5. that chambray dress looks beautiful on you!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  6. That dress is so perfect on you xo

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    1. Thanks Laura - one day maybe I will have a dress collection as large as yours :)

      Gems x

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  7. really lovely. you and your boyfriend are sweethearts. and it is great when you can bring your own booze. i also think it usually makes the atmosphere a lot lighter and more fun at the restaurant as well, since it is not so uptight - although super fancy restaurants with very expensive wine can also be fun sometimes! lovely outfit and happy birthday to your mom. in terms of good food, i am currently stateside for the summer so i am stuffing my face with mexican food!

    xx rae

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    1. Yeah it was a really relaxed evening, and the restaurant was beautiful, with really friendly staff and servers. Oooh Mexican food, yummy!

      Gems x

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  8. Really lovely outfit! The dress and bag are both to die for! You and your boyfriend are such cuties, curry house that you can take your own booze to? I'M IN! xxx

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    1. And it was just a tenner for the 2 - I'm a good bargain hunter - of course I'm looking for new ways to wear the dress!

      Gems x

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  9. I love that you call your Mum 'Mam,' it reminds me of going to stay with my friends from Newcastle, it sounds so cute. :) Sounds like a great birthday meal, I've never been to a byob restaurant before!
    Faye x

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    1. Ah thanks, it was a great meal, my Mam had a great time :)

      Gems x

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  10. Love the whole outfit and the nails and also your hair looks gorgeous is that all your own? I have long hair but I want to get extensions so its even longer ha ha
    xx

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    1. Thanks hun, I only wish it was all my own hair - I have really thin hair so a bit extra body gives me a bit more confidence :)

      Gems x

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  11. The dress and bag are both amazing. I love them both!!

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  12. Aw I'm glad your mum (or Mam!) had a lovely birthday, bet she was well happy to have spoilt so much! You look so pretty, I love denim dresses and your bag is beautiful, it's the perfect size! xxx

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    1. Ah thanks Josie, she had a great day and night, she wouldn't stop saying thank you :)

      For my birthday on Friday I think I will treat myself to some thrifting see if I can find some more gems!

      Gems x

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  13. Wow, amazing look! :*

    http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jelena - I really like it too :)

      Gems x

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  14. Oh you're so nice taking your mum for a meal! And ahhh I've been looking for a denim dress for ages, this super chic and classic. Totes in love with the matching shoes and clutch as well. The whole outfit is dead stylish but off duty at the same time. Hope you had a lovely night!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma, I had a great night, so much fun.

      Thanks for your kind words as always!

      Gems x

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  15. It sounds like you had a lovely time with your mum. How very wonderful of you to take her out for a meal. I love your dress. Definitely wish I had more chambray in my wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks Imogen,
      I had another chambray dress, but my sister 'borrowed' it to take on holiday last year and I haven't seen it since :)

      Gems x

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  16. Hope you all had a great time. The dress looks fab with the silver shoes too.

    What a bargain bag that is and like you say well worth the £3 you paid.

    X x

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    1. Yeah we all had a great time. I might have to do it again this week...just because!

      Gems x

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  17. I like to wear my chambray dress with my studded leather jacket too! Makes the look more edgy! You look great!

    Daisy Dayz
    Cross-Jones-Photography
    My Hub Pages

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    1. Yeah it does doesn't it, I've never been too girly so I always need a bit of an edge!

      Gems x

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  18. Hi there! I found your blog through Sugarlips and love your style! I am a new follower now and look forward to your future posts! Love your chambray dress with the biker jacket! It is perfect! xx Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks you pip, that is really sweet of you to say!

      Gems x

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    1. Thanks hun, they were a sale bargain!

      Gems x

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  20. You look lovely! Is this dress from last year sometime? I'm sure I remember walking past it in a shop window and falling in love with it but not getting round to buying it!

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    1. Hey Helen,
      it's actually in the H&M sale right now for £7.99 (better than half price)

      Gems x

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    1. Thanks sweetie, it's nice to get a bargain that people compliment you on!

      Gems x

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  22. Nice outfit! Love the dress! :)
    http://mylifelamiavitamivida.blogspot.gr/

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