Monday, 1 April 2013

Day to Night - Part 1

I had a couple of nights out last week and a quick turnaround meant I had to adapt what I was wearing that day for the evening as I just didn't have time to completely change. I tend to dress like that day to day actually - picking up something from the previous day and changing the look a bit. It's just easier, especially during holidays when I'm not sure what we're going to do the next day (or indeed what the weather's going to throw our way). So this is Wednesday's - the first part of the day was spent wearing stripes, boyfriends and my new lightweight parka..
Lightweight Parka - Target Dry 
(available online w/c 15th April)
Boy Fit Jeans - Gap
Navy Suede Ankle Boots - Marks & Spencer
Navy/White Stripe Top (old) - Tu @ Sainsburys
White Top (layered underneath) - Primark
Glasses - Firmoo

Layers were the order of the day beneath this parka, which I got from a local company called Target Dry. As well as it being on trend, it's waterproof, windproof and breathable and therefore has been recruited as my spring/summer Merrell replacement.
Loving the Boden-esque lining..

Also debuting my new hair on this post. I got it darkened last week - only one shade darker in the hairdresser's book but it's lots darker in reality. My hair lightens so much between colours so it should be the perfect brunette shade in a couple of weeks. Great to get the greys covered up again.
Tomorrow, I'll share how just a few hours after these photos were taken, I was ready to go out with some friends in Day to Night - Part 2. I know the sequels are normally really disappointing but I promise this one's fabulous!!
Hope Easter was a welcome break for everyone. Easter Tuesday is actually a holiday in Northern Ireland as most businesses don't take Good Friday as a holiday. But the charity shop is open so I'll be putting my favourite picks from it up on their Facebook page tomorrow. x

UPDATE - My Parka will be available online during the week commencing 15th April. I'll pop a link up here when it is. It retails at £68.98 but there will be a special discount for SGS readers when it launches. Watch this space!

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  1. Oh wow to the inside of the parka - that is gorgeous!

    I love your hair this colour too, hope you do?

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    1. Thanks Fiona - I do...now I've got used to it! But I know I'll love it more in a week or two. Isn't the inside fabulous. Wish it was online but I must have got the first one ever - how exciting! x

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  2. Lovely hair colour Avril! And great to see your getting so much wear from your boots. I've worn mine lots too x

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    1. They are fab - such a great colour and really comfy too! Thanks for the tip off Natalie - so grateful that I saw them on you that day, Ax

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  3. You need to stop wearing those boots Avril! Major boot envy going on! Love that parka, you'll get some wear out of it with all this crapp weather we're getting. Looking forward to tomorrow's post!

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    1. Haha Trea - they are my absolute favourite ones at the moment. And they didn't get any snow damage - I promise! x

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  4. I'm with Trea - serious boot envy! And the lining on that parka is cute beyond words! Looking forward to seeing part 2:)

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    1. Isn't it lovely Helen? So pretty and a nice bright accent compared to the outside of it! Ax

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  5. I thought the parka was ok until I saw the lovely lining....now i think it's fab!!!! Boyfriend jeans still looking great as does your hair. C

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    1. Aw, thanks Claire - should you not be sunning yourself?! xx

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  6. Whoo I'm loving the Parka how much is is? and my favourite polka dots inside, going to check there website out now :)

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    1. Claire, I don't have a price yet. I was the first person to get one! I will find out the price tomorrow and leave a message here to let you know x

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    2. Whoo thats great thanks, will pop back :)

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    3. Claire, sorry for the delay...took a while to find out. It's going to be a bout £60 and will be available from next week. I'll mention on the blog as soon as it is! Ax

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  7. Love the parka - been looking for one just like it so eager to hear price and availability. Sad that such a dull item should be a necessity but at least this one is pretty and will cheer up the inevitable rainy days over the next few months!

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    1. Thanks for the comment JW - it's going to be available from next week and will retail at around £60. Will update the post when it comes in! Ax

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  8. Great Parka and yes love the lining!

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    1. Thanks Sharron - love me some dots myself! Ax

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  9. Catching up on a few of your posts I missed while on hols... really like this parka. The knee length mac in a sac on Target Dry website looks good too - am tempted for £35!


    Nic x

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