Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A hen party...with a senior moment

I know - a hen party at my age :) and it was a young friend too, not a niece or anything!! That's the great thing about choir - you end up with such an amazing diversity of friends and Hilary gets married in July (outfit sorted...can't wait to blog about it!) so last weekend, a group of choir friends headed up to Magherafelt to celebrate with her.

What to wear? Well...I'm a jeans kinda girl when it comes to nights out so I went on the hunt for a great top - one that would show off the tan that appeared (but has since faded!) without much effort on my part - thanks to lots of running and time with the kids in the garden.

My skin was behaving also - the sun really helped clear it up so I was brave and bought this top in River Island - taking advantage of the 25% off with Grazia - made it only £16.
Top - River Island
Nude Sandals - Faith (past season - similar here & here)
It's a great colour for me and I love how it dressed up the jeans but was flowy enough to keep me cool. But then I went to look it up on the RI website and here comes the senior moment...I never realised it's a cold shoulder top - not a strappy cami!!!!
I'm such a div - this is actually how it should have been worn....I'm gutted not to have realised as I think it's way nicer as a cold shoulder top. But I guess it also works the other way and it was a really hot night so I was glad of being able to bare as much arm as possible.

In terms of sizing, I got the 10 and re the bra situation, I just tucked straps into my heavily engineered Boux Avenue 2 sizes bigger bra - it could hold up a small country without straps...so my modest bust is wee buns for it (literally.... :) )
Top - River Island
Shoes - River Island (about 10 years old!)

Oh and shoes...well, had a dilemma there as I planned to wear my black blazer and clutch so I really wanted to wear the black peep-toes. But thought the nude sandals looked better...but I don't have a nude clutch. Cue last minute panic...went with the black and then as it turned out, it was too hot for a jacket anyway!

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  1. So funny about the cold shoulders - gave me a good giggle! You look gorgeous anyway and sure you've got 2 in 1 tops now! Just spotted that the Zara sale has started and gutted as the dress I told you about is down to £25 but sold out already!

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    1. Oh no!!! How about eBay? I'm drooling over shoes in the Zara sale - trying to resist!! X

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  2. I'm always jeans on a night out as well. The top is gorgeous, and it's pretty clever that you managed to make it work two ways! Jane X

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    1. Thanks Jane - that's the positive way to look at it! I'm maybe not so senior after all!! X

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  3. If you can brave tkmaxx, they have some fab neutral clutch bags. Looking great x

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    1. Thanks for the tip off Claire - heading there today! X

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