I was in Belfast last night for the opening of The Dirty Onion, another feather in the cap of the owners of The Merchant Hotel. Any excuse for this mamma to skip out of the house at 5pm, leaving Mr SGS to deal with dinner and bedtime!
But what to wear? Belfast's newest pub has an open fire and live music and there's an informal rotisserie chicken restaurant upstairs called Yardbird. So not too dressy - but I wanted to make an effort for GL's birthday so it was the turn of my Maison Scotch jeans from Feather & Stitch to get a night out (last seen here in a more casual outfit). I promised to wear them in a night-time look weeks ago but never got good enough photos to use on here. Until now...
|Maison Scotch Sateen Skinny Chinos - Feather & Stitch|
Black Tuxedo Jacket - ASOS (AW11 - similar options below)
Cream Jersey Top - TK Maxx
Statement Necklace - M&S (out of stock - similar here)
Black Ankle Boots - Clarks (AW12)
The Prada Baby (not available online - similar here)
I never get bored wearing these jeans - I think it's the subtle pattern and the muted colours that make them so easy to wear. I also have to mention the jacket, which has really earned it's keep. It was the subject of my very first blog post almost 2 years ago and it's still going strong - I love how it smartens up every outfit. It's no longer available on the ASOS site but I've done an edit of my favourite tux jackets below if you scroll down. Every wardrobe should have one!
What about The Dirty Onion, I hear you ask? Well, I learned last night that It's actually the oldest building in Belfast and used to be a whiskey warehouse. A large part of the venue is outdoors with exposed struts and joists from the original building forming a stunning effect in the courtyard. Amazing looking - you would thinking you're going into a derelict building - but the bar and restaurant itself are safely indoors....it is Belfast after all. Yardbird, upstairs, prides itself on serving delicious free-range, rotisserie chicken and it certainly delivered for us. The kids will love it so I'm looking forward to a daytime trip with them soon.
Oh and before I went to The Onion, I was at a special Mexx Christmas shopping event in their Belfast store on Arthur Street. I may have made a purchase that will be worn at my first Belfast Community Gospel Choir concert tonight....I'll pop some photos up over the weekend!
Have a great Friday...I'm off now to try to memorise 18 songs...black jacket edit is below...