Monday, August 22, 2011

Outfit: Black and White Monday and a Weekend Recap




Buffalo Jamundi booties

Happy Monday y’all! There was a lack of posts over the weekend as we were away, visiting with friends in Bristol. I didn’t even have time to take any outfit shots! We headed off Friday evening, and had a superb run down – 70 miles an hour the whole way (it’s motorway just about door to door). We had a cup of tea and a biscuit with our friends and we all went to bed around midnight.


Saturday morning we were up in reasonable time as my friend S had an appointment in town at 11am. We caught the bus down and dropped the boys off for a coffee whilst S & I went to Boots, to her appointment and then popped into H&M to see whether they had the elusive sweater in stock that I mentioned on Friday. A very helpful lass in the store said she knew exactly which sweater I meant, and that they had had some in but had sold out. She phoned the other store in Bristol to see whether they had any but they didn’t. She advised phoning the customer services line who should be able to help further.


We met up with the lads again and wandered down Union Street where there is an exhibition of Banksy style graffiti and street art that had just opened, had some lunch in Revolution (where they offered use 25% off as we were outside hesitating as to whether or not to eat there, then headed across to the M Shed museum, which is all about the people, places and life in Bristol. By the time we came out of there the sun was shining and we decided to take a boat trip down the river on a steam boat. The lads were able to go below deck to the engine room which they loved. We returned to our friends’ house and got ready to go out for the evening. We were booked in to eat at a restaurant in Portishead. I had an enormous pizza (I decided to use a bunch of my weekly points and not worry about it) which was delicious.


Sunday we went out to a National Trust property just outside Bristol and had a long walk around the house and grounds. We stopped off for a walk and an ice cream in Portishead park before heading back to our friends’ house for a Sunday roast. After we’d eaten the young man and I hit the road to drive home. We had a slight diversion off the M5 as there were long delays following an earlier accident, but other than that we made it home without incident.

I unpacked, put some washing on, made the lunches for today, and was finally able to sit down with my laptop for a few minutes. I checked the H&M website again, just on the off chance and was excited to see that the sweater had miraculously come back into stock! I snapped one up there and then (although the delivery date is scheduled for around 3 weeks’ time). My fall shopping is complete once that arrives.

Today has dawned bright and sunny (possibly for the last time this week) and so I was up early to get some washing on the line. I have a bunch of errands to run later on – buying bread and milk, stewing some apples for my porridge, changing the bed sheets. Then it’s my gym class at 7pm.

I decided to make the most of the sunshine by wearing suede peep toes as I fear I will be busting out the boots later in the week, judging by the weather forecast.

White top – Tall Girls
Black and white skirt – H&M (charity shop)
Black socks – River Island
Black suede booties – Buffalo (c/o Spartoo)
Whitby Jet cross – gifted
Black earrings – gifted
Black patent belt – Primark

Total Est. Cost £22