So it's been nearly two months since my last outfit post and I haven't progressed much beyond massive jumper and sensible boots... In fairness, I had the best of intentions with this outfit. The dress is a beautiful gold and black sequin number I spotted in H&M some months ago and obsessed over, as I am wont to do...then by a miraculous twist of serendipity found it on the sale rack for 15€ over Christmas - score! It's so comfy despite the shapeless shift style, but due to short sleeves it's just not quite suitable for these nigh-on Arctic temperatures we've been experiencing...so I found myself reaching for my trusty sequin jumper. Cosy times abound!
The boots are another sale purchase, snapped up on a whim from Dorothy Perkins. I had a hankering for some wedge heel ankle boots and these do the job perfectly - they're high enough that I can reach the overhead rail on the tube (tall people have NO idea what a challenge this is!) but comfortable enough that I can totter around all day without wanting to slice my feet off. Good stuff. They certainly served me well on Saturday for a stroll around Carnaby Street, with a delicious Hawaiian lunch at Kua 'Aina and my very first Back to MAC experience...
I had never heard of Kua 'Aina before but can hand on heart say I will definitely be visiting again! The Carnaby Street location is rather cosy but comfortable, with servers darting around in brightly coloured shirts (they are very appreciative if you turn up with a flower garland adorning your neck, as we did!) and the food is well worth a visit. They serve a variety of burgers and sandwiches, with plenty of mahi mahi and spicy chicken if that floats your boat! I opted for the seared ahi tuna salad with extra avocado and it was enormously tasty, with sesame and ginger dressing to give it an extra kick. Admittedly I couldn't stop myself pinching some sweet potato fries along the way, but I really struggled to clear my plate! It's in a fab location too, opposite Choccywoccydoodah and a stone's throw from Liberty if you fancied a wander afterwards (we did!).
As it was Jon's mum's birthday, I decided to go for quite a polished make up look, with defined eyes and my new favourite MAC lipstick (more on that later... I am planning a dedicated lipstick post because why not?). I am still absolutely loving Nars Sheer Glow - kicking myself for not purchasing it sooner, really - and I used a fab cheap-as-chips eyeshadow stick from Collection which surprisingly has not been reviewed yet, but rest assured it is fabulous. I have a fair few beauty posts in the pipeline, all half-finished, but raring to go - just waiting for my skin to clear up a little bit so I feel somewhat less self-conscious when posting close ups...
I hope you all had a super weekend too, I for one am struggling with the fact it's almost the end of January... where is this year going?