Yesterday, one of my best friends got on a plane (and then another plane) on her own to New Zealand to go travelling for three months. On her own. Today's post is dedicated to Emily, one of my best friends, former housemate, and one of my favourite people in the world. I am so, so proud of her for going off and doing such an amazing, brave, exciting thing and I know she is going to have the absolute time of her life. So Emily, this is for you. Enjoy every minute of your trip because it will be over in a flash, but the memories will stay with you forever. I am also insanely jealous!
dress- Jones and Jones
leather jacket- H&M
If there is one thing to know about Emily, it is that her favourite colour is yellow (another thing to know is that she loves elephants!) so this dress was the obvious choice for her leaving party last weekend. I'd been dithering over what to wear the day before and then I suddenly thought "of course, the yellow dress!". I showed this dress to her when she came to visit on my birthday, and when she answered the door at her party she said "you're wearing my dress!". The observant of you will also notice that I haven't edited these photos as I normally do. The reason is that this is the brightest yellow dress in the whole world and a vintage-style filter did not do this dress justice as all! The observant might also notice that yes, this is yet another Jones and Jones Audrey dress. I do in fact have it in four colours now (red, cream, black and yellow). I asked them a few days ago to bring it out in bright pink to complete my collection! This was the first time wearing this dress and I've been used to dressing up my Jones and Jones dresses for evening, but I thought back to how I wore my red one in the summer in New Jersey and decided it was simple enough to dress down so I just added black flats and my beloved leather jacket. Speaking of which, after mentioning I had a rip in the sleeve a few weeks ago you guys had loads of great advice, and this weekend I finally got it sorted- by sticking some black duct tape over the rip! It's barely noticeable at all and feels good as new! I'll have to show you next time I wear it.So how was your weekend? I had a lovely Saturday with my Mum. For Chistmas I'd bought us a day at a spa with two treatments so we finally got around to doing it on Saturday. I had a massage and a facial and she had a massage and a manicure. Then we had a mooch around Manchester and got a bit excited in MAC (I got a lipstick and she bought a foundation), then we had the most delicious lunch in Walrus in the Northern Quarter. We had some vegetable crisps and a seafood platter which was absolutely to die for. You know when you have a meal that is so good you can't stop talking about it? Yeah.
Anyway, because our spa time was ridiculous o clock, we were home mid afternoon so we spent the rest of the day watching films (we watched Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Taken) and then Sunday I did the usual Sunday stuff (food shopping, cooking dinner etc.) and accidentally spent 2 hours at my auntie and uncle's going through old photos with my cousin. It was lovely though. I had my first meeting on my own on Monday so I spent far too long on Sunday freaking out about it (there may have been tears...) but it actually went really well and I'm really proud of myself for being about to lead a meeting on my own! I've just got back from a lovely walk and a pub dinner with my Dad and I'm looking forward to a busy week. I'm off to Shaunagh's for dinner tomorrow, Eve's for dinner on Thursday and I've just booked our cinema tickets for The Great Gatsby with my parents on Friday. I'm excited!
Hope your day has been lovely.