September 27, 2015
September 18, 2015
Today I thought I'd reveal one of my all time style secrets, I love shopping at Tesco's Florence & Fred! When I worked in Manchester I used to go on my lunch break but now I'm working in London it's a little more difficult as there's no large stores nearby so yesterday I shopped online and my overall shopping experience was amazing as there's so much choice online!
Whilst browsing through the site, I came across these Autumn Winter beauties from the new AW15 collection. From simple layering pieces to that all-important statement fur coat, you'll find a versatile collection and it's all priced very reasonably! Yesterday I got a Breton striped tee, the suedette skirt below and two polo neck jumpers for less than £40 so here are my bargainous Friday favourites from the wonderful Florence & Fred.
Monochrome Faux Fur Patchwork Jacket - £39 - Shop Now
If you're wanting to invest in a new statement faux fur coat, you've come to the right place! I'd style this coat with a simple black or camel polo neck jumper (like the one below) with some dark denim skinny jeans, ankle boots and a berry lip to finish! When the cold weather really hits, this style staple will also work over a little black dress for evening.
Ribbed Roll Neck Top - £8 - Shop Now
With a roll neck jumper you really can't go wrong! These styles are my ultimate Autumn Winter layering piece and each year I make sure I've got a selection of colours which I can team with everything such as camel, black, rust and nude. This ribbed black style is light enough for everyday wear but will be sure to keep off the chill! I'm planning on styling mine with the suede effect skirt (below), tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket.
Suedette A-Line Mini Skirt - £12 - Shop Now
Button up suede skirts are the hottest trend of the moment and this suedette camel style is such a steal at £12! With a flattering high-waisted A-line fit and a soft suede effect finish, this skirt is perfect for channeling the Seventies trend. I snapped this style up online yesterday and when it arrives I'll be teaming it with knee high boots, a roll neck jumper and a blanket cape to finish! For evening, tuck a cami top into this skirt and away you go...
Pointed Toe Block Heel Chelsea Boots - £25 - Shop Now
I'm an absolute sucker for boots during Autumn and despite having many pairs, there's always room for one more! I find pointed toe styles great for lengthening the legs and this burgundy pair features a super stylish block heel. With Chelsea boot style side panels, this style is so easy to wear with everything. I'd style this pair up with skinny jeans, midi skirts and everyday dresses. This style is also available in black - here.
Colour Block Blanket Wrap - £18 - Shop Now
Now that I'm commuting to work from Northampton to London the allure of wrapping up in a blanket cape is becoming all the more appealing! I love the Autumnal colours of this colour block style and I guarantee that you'll be throwing this style on at a moment's notice! This style would look amazing with flared high waisted jeans, knee high boots and a fedora hat.
Fringed Hobo Bag - £18 - Shop Now
This season's statement fringed detailing delivers cutting-edge style and this tan fringed bag is a complete saviour. Featuring a shorter strap and an adjustable longer strap, this style is large enough for all your essentials but not too bulky. I definitely think this style will take you from AM to PM too!
You can shop Florence & Fred online over at www.clothingattesco.com
September 09, 2015
Last weekend I ventured out of Northampton for a girlie lunching and shopping trip in Manchester with my friend Claire.
After seeing many cool snaps of the new Tattu Restaurant in Spinningfields on Instagram, we just had to see what all the fuss was about! It sounds silly, but I was as equally excited about seeing the amazing decor inside the restaurant as I was about tasting the food, but as it happened both the venue and the tasty dim sum did not disappoint. The artificial blossom tree in the centre of the restaurant is a complete show stopper and I can't wait to visit again in the evening when it's all lit up and looking even more pretty.
It had been a crazy week at work for the both of us so we started the meal off the right way with a chilled bottle of Rose followed by six dim sum dishes (3 each) from a specials menu.
We tasted the following dishes;
Crispy Duck Rolls with a Yuzu Plum Sauce
Lobster and Prawn Toast with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Venison Wan Ton with Raspberry Maple and Soy
Duck and Watermelon Salad with cashew nuts,spring onion,coriander and Mint
Baby back Satay Ribs with Peanuts and Coconut
Duck Egg and Sausage Fried Rice (This was just a side order but it tasted insanely good, we could definitely have managed a double portion!)
The portion size for each was just right and we left feeling as though we wanted to book in again very soon! The staff were really welcoming and friendly throughout our dining experience and the decor and tattoo theme running throughout the restaurant definitely makes this restaurant a must-see!
I hope you've enjoyed my review and thank you for reading!