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My Style: Birthday Dinner – A Floral Delight

It was my birthday earlier this month, and things have been crazy since then with press days, deadlines and having builders in the house ripping out my bathrooms. I am new to this posting of outfits but I really liked this one, this is probably not going to happen again for a while, but I felt even with the delay that this outfit deserved to be posted.

I don’t know about you but I always treat myself to a new birthday outfit, and as Paulie was taking me to dinner with my mum to a fancy restaurant I thought summery and girlie was the way to go. So I went for this two-piece from New Look and teamed it with my new Love Label mackintosh extreme wedges from Very *which they kindly gifted to me at their press day*.

What I love most is the floral print, I am not sure if they do it in a dress but I thought that the New Look gold button floral vest and the belted flower skirt worked together, and I like how the tan belt nips in my waist. Special attention has to go to those wedges, they are much higher than I would normally go for, but it felt good walking on stilts all night!!!

As well as my outfit I thought I would share my amazing dinner at Browns in Cambridge, the best bit had to be the delicious toffee sticky pudding – so good I nearly forgot to snap it!!!

*As the saying goes ‘behind every style blogger is a hen-pecked boyfriend’, once again my style pics were taken by Paulie*

Vintage Loving: My Singer Sewing Machine

I am not a car-booter, I like the idea that someone else’s crap is my vintage beauty but I never thought it would actually come true. Well my first experience at a car boot since I was little and used to go with my Nanna and Grandad and I came across this gorgeous Singer sewing machine.

There are two things I have always said I wanted, one being a classic Singer, and the other being an old-fashioned typewriter, so you can imagine how much I wanted this beauty as soon as I saw it.

In complete working order and with a case I seriously thought I had gone to heaven, it is so perfect and it was such a bargain as it was only £24.

So as soon as I got it home I had to find out more about it and what makes Singer so great for an amateur like me is that they put serial numbers that tells you everything about it. My beauty has a single letter prefix, a letter F, which means that it was made in Clydebank, Scotland, and dates back to the year 1914!!!

Who knew when we parked in a field near Ely that we would come home with one seriously heavy sewing machine, such a find. It was made better that when we went to an antique shop later on that day they had one that didn’t have as much detailing on as mine and it was on sale for £75, so I think we did well.

Gigi Vintage: Is 7 Your Lucky Number?

Well it happens to be mine!! I was very excited about my birthday last week, so it feels only fair to share the love and tell you all about Gigi Vintage’s first birthday celebrations tomorrow, June 7.

From 7-7 tomorrow the vintage clothing and accessories store will be it selling its Birthday Collection for just £7 an item, I know crazy right. What makes it even better is that every item is an original handpicked vintage piece, which means that you will be getting an absolute bargain.

I have seen some of the items, all gorgeous, which includes a floral midi skirt, a summery yellow polka dot shirt *LOVE*, daisy print playsuit, leopard print maxi, and stars and stripes shorts.

So set your alarm and hit up the vintage bargains from 7am, but be quick the £7 bargains will gone by 7pm!

Daily Shop: Perfect Birthday Dress

I know I have kind of overdone my Birthday posts/tweets, sad I know but I still get excited by all the treats my loved ones surprise me with, well I thought I would dedicate daily shop to it as well.

I love skater dresses, as any silhouette that nips in at the waist and kicks out for the skirt is a great in my opinion. This is a great dress from Miss Selfridge, £42, the colour, the shape and team it with wedges and a straw bag and it will be summer perfection.