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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Gloucester Street & Mulberry Love

This outfit was not as summery as I'd hoped for Saturday. It was a bright day but not one bit warm. Sob. But I got a photo on Gloucester Street....who knew there was a Gloucester Street in Belfast?!
Jacket - Gok for Tu @ Sainsburys
Boy Fit Jeans - Gap
Scarf - Grey Version of Yesterday's
Black Suede Boots - Office (similar)
White Long Sleeved Top - H&M
Grey Long Sleeved Top - Uniqlo
The white material under my arm is a re-usable shopping bag.

It runs parallel to Chichester Street for anyone interested - at the High Court end. Nice spot for a photo.

I had a little something to pick up in Belfast for Joanna over at Poppy's Style. All I can say is that it's GORGEOUS and will be featuring on her blog very soon. Anyway, a kid-free half hour saw me drop by the Mulberry counter for some window shopping. 
A Mulberry is probably a bit clich├ęd as a 40th present and they are SO expensive but a girl can dream eh? In previous online peeks, the small Mulberry Lily (below left) was a favourite as like the idea of a cross body bag that can be worn day or night. But the medium Lily (below right) is also gorgeous and seems more practical?
The lovely Mulberry lady wrote out the details on a card along with the price <gasp>. Do I combine my birthday money from husband and all the extended family for one item or do I keep the money to buy a number of lovely less expensive items? Decisions, decisions...

Before I go I had to share this gem from today. The girls are doing a Girls Brigade display on Friday and part of it involves them dressing up as mummy. This picture shows them trying on some of my tunics/short dresses...

Strike a pose, eh? Wonder where they got that from? I'm getting a worrying flash-forward of nightclubs and those photos my nieces & their friends put on FB where they do that sucky-cheek thing and do cool hand signals.... 
<drinks more wine and tries not to think about it>

Avril x
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  1. Ooh!! Do it! Do it! I would! Its your 40th & a very special day so pool it all together & invest in that gorgeous (medium) Lily!! :) The Girls are adorable! Andrea x

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    1. Thank you Andrea...well..ok then! Still some research to be done but it's looking likely...Ax

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  2. The small Lily! I know it holds less in (story of my life) but looks more understated :)

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    1. Thanks Alex...it was nicer to wear actually...oh I'm all confused now! Ax

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  3. I'd vote for a fancy handbag - its an investment piece after all! Your girls are adorable - they certainly do a cute 'mummy' look:)

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  4. Adore Mulberry ... so I'd definitely go with the bag. Either one! They're both GORGEOUS (as incidentally are your mini-mes!!!)

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  5. I'm with Helen. I want one for my Birthday/Mother's day present (same day here in Canada May 12th). Anyway, love the outfit and you look so fab.

    Love the pic of the girls so cute.

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  6. The apple doesn't fall far......
    The girls look great, so cute. And that Mulberry is a good investment piece for them too......xx

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  7. Oh, that is such a difficult choice! But I just have to say those two beautiful little girls of your's look like they could cost you a lot of money in the future!! xx

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    1. You are so right - I should really get BOTH bags as I'll need to pass them on when i'm old and grey and how will the girls share just one??! Ax

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  8. I definitely would go for the bigger one, I think u will get way more use out of it as it will do day or night Avril. Your twins are hilarious, they've been watching mummy too much!! Oh an I totally know what u mean with the posing teenagers I have too many on my FB.

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  9. Oooh! I love Mulberry! I treated myself to a late 40th gift last year when I was in York and popped into the outlet there. Actually, I dragged my traveling mate through the pouring rain to the store and bypassed the sightseeing that afternoon! So worth it!

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    1. Oh you're making me envious mentioning the outlet....perhaps a weekend to York is a good idea? And like you - not for the sightseeing! Ax

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  10. Really can't help, they're both lovely.....I think the bigger has it for for me, although I can't explain why!
    Girls look fab.

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  11. Medium Lily - every time! Nice to have something that you will use forever for your birthday!

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  12. How gorgeous are your girls!!! I think put everything together and get the Mulberry. It's an investment - a black leather handbag will do you forever.

    S xx

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  13. I'd go for the larger bag too!
    Girls - super cute!!!

    I love those GAP jeans on you - perfect fit

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  14. You look so chic, Avril! I'd definitely go for 1 big item than little tiny bits. Besides, if you ever get tired of the Mulberry bag, you can always sell it to get most of your money back (says the capitalist!).

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    1. I did think of you as I was looking at them..'mmm, would Marlene approve?' haha! x

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  15. Definitely a hand bag - I love the medium Lily but of course I'd want the small one too:) They'd both look perfect with my NEW DRESS!!! WOO HOOO - thanks so much for getting it for me!! Don't you dare keep it!;) The girls look fabulous - wait till their asking for their hair braided for school every morning as Poppy does! xxx

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  16. Remember my three designer bags for a grand at Xmas? Well no question, you get the bag and hopefully in the summer sale! x

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  17. Haha cute pic of the girls and I LOVE the one of you - looking gorgeous and I want those jeans immediately (must join gym!).

    I def think the medium sized bag is more substantial and you totally deserve it girl... you can buy bits & bobs anytime but only turn 40 once - and trust me, a reward is required! ;)

    Nic x

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  18. Buy a bag!! You'll have it forever
    I treated myself to a full price (I'm still amazed at the brazen-ness of it) Mulberry Antony once, at a time of great stress, and I use it most days. I have never regretted the expense

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    1. Oh i forgot to look at the Antony...it's a good buy as well for every day. Good on you for treating yourself! Ax

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  19. They have those exact bags in black in the outlets (or they did back in March!) I got a Mulberry for my big 40. Was a choice between that one and the one i ended up with, the Evelina satchel in fudge - more informal for me

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    1. Oh Nina, you are making me want to go to the outlet now!!! Eek! Ax

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