Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Sunday Rule

dress - vintage // shoes - river island 

Recently, I have decided to make the most of what will be my only day off (when I go back to school), so my mum and I have created 'The Sunday Rule'. It simply means we have to go somewhere and do something with our Sundays! Last week we ventured to Ilam Park but due to technical blogging problems I haven't managed to get the photo's up (I really hate computers). The rule also means I have a new feature on my blog - so every Sunday look forward to reading more about our weekly adventures! 

As the sun finally shone in England today, I decided to wear this vintage tea dress which I adore. The print is incredible and it fits me perfectly. I tied a purple ribbon around my waist to add a pop of colour and paired the dress with my favourite, although uncomfortable, cream brogues. I love this outfit and it was great to be wearing a summery dress after weeks of hiding from the rain. 

So for our Sunday outing this week we visited Nottingham Castle, which was stunning. The grounds and castle offered a great backdrop for my outfit. We particularly wanted to see the textile exhibition of 'Living in Silk', which displayed items of traditional Chinese and Japanese silk clothing. The pieces stemmed from ancient to contemporary, but it was the detail of the ancient pieces that caught my eye. I literally pressed my nose against the glass of the displays to take in the meticulous detail of the stories being told through embroidery threads. 

starter - stuffed baby courgette and flower // Italian nachos made of fried ravioli 
main - monachelle puttanesca // spaghetti bolognase // rocket and raddichio salad  
no room for dessert today but I have to go back to try the pannacotta I spotted! 

And what better way to end the day than a trip to Jamie's Italian in the heart of Nottingham's Lace Market. I have been dreaming (literally) about going there for a very long time. I am a big fan of Jamie Oliver as he definitely got me passionate for cooking. The restaurant was stunning, and we had our meal in the beautiful garden which feels so cosy and homely. Next to our table herbs were growing with all their lovely smells and the bright parasols were perfect for a sunny day! The food was amazingly gorgeous - I couldn't recommend going there enough! The service was hospitable and friendly and they knew their stuff regarding all the delicious food.

The meal was a bit of a splurge but was intended as a celebratory dinner for my As level results - so cheers daaarlin' 

ps. I am off to Malaysia  for two weeks on Thursday so look forward to photo's from Kuala Lumpur


  1. You look lovely in that dress - it has a beautiful neckline.... the photos are great and Jamie's Italian ... to die for...

  2. aw the print on the dress is too pretty! love the lilac colour. what a great vintage find <3

  3. What a great feature to have on your blog, that's just excellent! I love going to galleries and exhibitions with my mum, great way to relax from studying. The dress is just gorgeous too! I'm sure you did amazingly in your results, the meal looks delish! Have a lovely time in Malaysia, can't wait to see the pics :)

  4. lovely dress! followed you in gfc, hope you can follow back!

  5. My favourite dress of yours! It's such a beaut, reckon it's closer to the 1940s you know ;) xxxxxx