Finally, finally, the off the shoulder top got its debut! I'm just home from a whirlwind 24 hours visiting the town I grew up in. My parents moved away from there many years back so I had lost touch with many of my school friends until Facebook came along and over the past 2-3 years, I've been able to pick up with some of them again....which prompted this get-together.
I knew my home town on a Friday night was not going to be a dressy affair but I still wanted to make an effort so I opted for distressed jeans and my Warehouse off the shoulder top that I'd spotted on Michelle here and just had to have!
Clean Off The Shoulder Top - Warehouse (sale stock - sold out now)
Jeans - Vero Moda (preloved)
Sandals - Topshop 'Hilt' in Black Leather (current)
Apart from forgetting my strapless bra and having to engineer something semi-decent out of the ordinary bra I was wearing, the top was a joy to wear and felt dressy enough, without being OTT. The pleated cut on the front means it sits very nicely and doesn't cling (perfect for my pizza baby belly later in the evening) and it isn't an elastic off the shoulder top so doesn't keep pinging up onto your shoulders!
Rose Gold Disc & Rose Gold Circle neckless (layered together) from the NEW Premium Range - School Gate Style Shop
The only issue was making it sit properly under my ASOS tux jacket which I wore over - but I took this off as soon as we arrived in the restaurant anyway. Shoe-wise, I knew I had a 10 minute walk to get to the meet-up so I opted for flats. I've been looking everywhere for black flat sandals that are comfy, fairly supportive and leather and ended up just buying the ones I already have from Topshop in the black colour way! Best decision ever - they don't rub or hurt the feet at all so I knew even though this was my first time wearing them, they would be super comfy for the long night ahead. And a long night it was indeed - so much catching up and reminiscing with the girls. It finished at about 2.30am with many hugs and a promise not to leave it so long until we meet up again.
I travelled back to Belfast in a totally uninspired outfit - basically the same as last night apart from my Tesco top - it was easy packing for this trip!!
You can catch up with what I'm at this week on Instagram - though it may very well involve fleeces and raincoats. You have been warned :)