Saturday, 22 January 2011

An ode to all things cow...

'Beef' is a restaurant that focuses on everyone's my favourite meat; beef and is the brainchild of Andreas Antona. This is a sleek and modern restaurant that delivers amazing food at very reasonable prices. Luckily for us, we all had a lunchtime free to go and sample the menu and boy was it good! The restaurant was very masculine looking and smelt of freshly sawn wood but the jazz style music meant that it was comfortable and very nice indeed!
LOVE gherkins!
The reason why the owner of the restaurant did this is because “I don’t like burger buns, there’s no love in burger buns.” AMAZING.


My pudding was something I have never tried before; Rhum Baba and let me tell you, it was delicious! The cherry on the top just made it for me :) As was befitting a snazzy restaurant, I decided to dress up a bit and resurrected a dress that was first seen here; this is practically vintage people! Looking back at this post makes me laugh so much, my face is hideously funny and I have obviously adopted a new photo pose since then ;) .... 


Same dress, different way of wearing it, recently I have been layering so many dresses with skirts, it really does double your wardrobe without taking up any more space. Plus, the elasticated waist meant that I had enough room for pudding as well ;) 




I really love the print on this dress but it always seems to get passed over, mainly because I pair it with either grey or black and it just feels a bit, safe? Saying that, it fits really nicely and has quite a few colours I could pick up in it. 


I paired it with 2 day old hair, Models Own, Lilac Dream nail varnish and the purpley colour on my new Topshop Face Palette. Although the blush is super pink, I really like it and I hope it waken up my face a little! Feeling fluey is not conducive to flattering pictures! 


And last but not least, the shoes of dreams, dusky pink velvet? Check. Bows? Check. Sparkles? Check. I managed to pick up these gorgeous shoes in the sale at John Lewis and they are SO pretty, I feel like a princess when I wear them which is what all good shoes do, right? 

This next week is going to be pretty tough with deadlines looming on my dissertation but I am feeling motivated and ready to roll. First though, Mark and I have to go and help an old friend celebrate his 21st...HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE! :D 

What are your plans for this weekend? Have you found any old favourites lurking in your wardrobe recently? 

10 comments:

Jazzabelle said...

“i don’t like burger buns, there’s no love in burger buns.” - hehe, brilliant idea! though i have to say, i do quite like burger buns (i mean, you can't beat a mcdonalds hamburger, can you?), but sometimes it just tastes better with pitta bread or some toast.

love how you have worn the dress as a top, your waist looks so small in that skirt! the shoes are adorable, too.

xx

FromGemWithLove said...

I'm abso in love with the shoes!!! I love a good steak, steak with mustard on chiappata MMmmmxx

Sarah said...

OH MY LORD. I can think of so many people who would appreciate this restaurant, my sister would love it! I also very much love the idea of a restaurant just called 'BEEF'. Yum!!

You look lovely, I can't believe that's a dress! It goes with that skirt perfectly and your shoes are luuuuush. Gorgeous!

Sherin said...

This post made me hungry! Those chips look delicious. And the cherry is so shiny. I need to eat it.

Dreses with skirts is a good idea. I need to do that. I love your skirt.

Annebeth said...

looks totally yummy!

And your dress is gorgeous, the lilac is a beautiful color on you (adore the matching nailpolish btw, such a good shade!). And those shoes!!! GAH! PRETTY! Want!

your boyfriend is a cutie :)

Leia said...

I love cows but I prefer them alive! :P
Gorgeous outfit Maria!

Leia

Harriet said...

Gosh this looks delish! I don't mind burger buns but there is often just waaay too much bun to how much burger you get, so I think this is a great idea!

Love your skirt too, it's so pretty. I must try the dress layering trick too.

Danni and Maria said...

Jazmine, I quite like burger buns but it worked well with this (YUM!) The shoes are just so pretty, I love them and thank you, god bless elasticated waists! ;)

Gem- You really can't beat it!

Sarah- Isn't it just GENIUS?! And thank you love, luckily my extensive wardrobe can come in handy! :P

Sherin- I know, my mouth is watering right now just looking at it! My skirt is from H&M and they have it in the sale at the moment so go have a look! :)

Annebeth- Thank you! The shoes are beautiful, they really are :) And Mark IS a cutie, hence why he is my boyfriend ;)

Leia- It's not a very vegan/veggie friendly post but it was lovely, and thank you!

Harriet- definitely do, it opens up a world of possibilities, especially if you want to dress something down a little :)

Maria xxx

Vicki said...

ooh i love that shade of nail polish!! :) xo

Danni and Maria said...

Vicki- it is SO nice, get yourself down to Models Own. I have been SUPER impressed with their make up :)

Maria xxx

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