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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Monochrome & Red at The MAC

Last week, Mr SGS and I had a rare day when we both had a few hours off and the kids were in school so we took a trip we'd been meaning to make for a few weeks now - to The MAC in Belfast where the buzz is all about the Andy Warhol Exhibition that runs until the 26th April across 3 floors of this amazing building. 
I have to say, I was blown away by both the building and the exhibition. How lucky we are to have this on our doorstep. The exhibition is free and there's a coffee shop/restaurant on site so it makes for a lovely morning out, with or without the kids.
I have been channelling my monochrome lots over the past few days...today I added some red and a very old M&S sixties style coat that always gets a few outings each winter..
Black/White Spotty Coat - M&S (similar here)
Black Jumper - Warehouse (similar here)
Red Wool Mini Skirt - M&S (similar here)
White Shirt - H&M (similar here)
Black Ankle Boots - Moda in Pelle
Thermal Tights - Primark


I do love this skirt but was lamenting the fact that I don't have many shorter tops to wear with it. But then I had a brainwave - why not wear it with a longer jumper tucked in? So that's what we have today - it's a Warehouse tunic knit that in fact isn't much shorter than the skirt so as well as being an ingenious way to make an outfit, it also kept me extra warm for the day!

Now despite the snow forecast for this week, I'm pressing ahead with a competition to win a lovely spring-like top from Hot Squash. Watch this space - I'll be posting details very soon.....and here's hoping it helps to lift the mood and the temperature. Keep warm! x
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  1. Love the red on you Avril. Not heard of Hot Squash before, but am intrigued by the idea of clothes with hidden technology :O Shall keep my eyes out for that! Have a great week! Xx

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    1. I have one of their thermal tops and it's fantastic! Hope you have a great week too,

      Avril x

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  2. The red skirt is lovely on you Avril:) It really better warm up soon....I have a wedding in two weeks!!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I know! Snow today - for goodness sake! xx

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  3. You look lovely; I really like your coat. It's gorgeous. I've never heard of Hot Squash .. look forward to hearing more. Hope you enjoyed Paddy's Day. Bank holiday here today so we're all being very lazy! Helen

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    1. Thank you Helen - the competition will be live today. Their stuff is lovely. We had school today...the schools in Belfast can't make their minds up about St Pats! Avril x

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  4. Hi there! The exhibition looks awesome and lovely pics too, thanks for sharing! Your outfit looks great, your red skirt and monochrome coat work so well together. Have a good week xxx

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  5. Love the red and black on you, so chic. And the coat is so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Aw, thank you Yi-chia..hope you are well. I loved your green for St Patrick's Day! Avril x

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  6. Gorgeous look Avril, red and monochrome is a great combination. Will have to check out that exhibition it looks great.

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  7. That's such a cute coat! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog and (if you like) following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? We also have a giveaway going on right now! xx

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    1. Thank you for dropping by my blog - really enjoyed looking at yours. Great boots on the current post! Avril x

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  8. Hi Avril, I love your coat, the exhibition looks good too! x

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  9. Hey there Avril, it's my first visit to your site and I have really enjoyed it! This is a great look - the coat and the skirt are both such lovely pieces. I do love a bit of M&S!

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    1. Aw, thank you Emma...loving your eyebrows today! Avril x

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  10. Love your coat :) can't beat a red pecil skirt I love mine. What a cool place to visit, great pictures :)

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    1. Thank you Claire Justine - hope you get running this week despite the bad weather, Avril x

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  11. love the picture of you standing next to the big black boots! xx

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  12. Exhibition looks great
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie

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