So on a rare day off this weekend I went along with the boyfriend to a BBQ hosted by a couple he used to work with at our local radio station Time FM. It happened to coincide with their 1 year wedding anniversary so it was a big party with everyone they know - the drinks were flowing!
Here is what I wore.
Yellow hair flower: Primark
Pineapple print dress: Simply Be
Yellow belt: Primark
Gold peeptoe slingbacks: Tesco
Somewhat sneakily, the dress is actually my Mum's and is a size 24! She has lost loads of weight so had never worn it and I loved the print so I nicked it. It's supposed to be a kind of smock tunic style thing but I've cinched it in with the belt - the sleeves now have a kind of bat wing effect. I don't think you can tell very easily that its actually almost 5 sizes too big for me!
The print up close:
I was stressing over what to wear for ages as the weather has been pants but in the end it was lovely and sunny so I needn't have worried! This outfit is also really bright but I fancied it after being stuck in my work uniform for days on end. Here is my face:
Foundation: MaxFactor Lasting Performance in shade 101 Ivory Beige
Eyeliner: Soap & Glory 'Supercat!'
Eyeshadow: from the MUA Heaven and Earth palette
Mascara: Collection 'Supersize'
Eyebrow pencil: Rimmel in black
Blush: Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in 'Pink Frosting'
Lipstick: Rockalily 'Rockette Red'
Now for the random bits side! I was given this book by my boyfriend's Mum as she noticed that I like to collect recipes and want to get more into cooking. It's so cute! It's a book for you to make a note of your favourite recipes in order to keep them all in one place, and it has some already in there for you to get started with.
I also purchased yet another red lipstick in a blog sale at Paperbacks + Postcards, I simply couldn't resist it. It's Revlon's 'True Red' and not very dissimilar to my classic Rockalily liptick in colour. The packaging is gorge and it's quite longlasting, although you definitely need to wear lip liner with it and it can slide and smudge quite easily.
Finally, I am a freak for slippers, I hate all kinds of slippers except for ones that are like ballet shoes. I couldn't find any in the shops or online that I liked so I literally just bought some actual ballet shoes! They are really comfy and great if you don't like fluffy things on your feet like me. Only five quid as well, from eBay.
Much love x