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Pixie Red Riding Hood

It's awful, but I have rarely travelled around the UK. There's no real reason for this other than not really having a need to do so, but when my dear friend Charlotte left the bright lights of London to study in Nottingham, I simply couldn't wait to buy my ticket for a visit.

There was rain in the air when I first arrived but this soon abated and we had nothing but gorgeous sunshine and blue skies for the remainder of the day. We mainly stayed in the city centre and what struck me the most was the stunning architecture; people very rarely look up but I find that most architectural beauty is up with the clouds. Here are just a few of my favourite shots from the day:
We had such a brill day with lots of exploring, food and a bit of shopping. I wanted to wear something fabulous for the day and I turned to one of my absolutely favourite brands:
Dress: Collectif
Shrug: eBay
Leggings: South (via Very)
Shoes: Simply Be
This wonderful dress has been around for a while and I have indeed had it for some time now, but because my wardrobe is forever bulging, I never had the opportunity to wear it. There isn't a single thing I don't love about this dress. Gingham is arguably my favourite pattern after polka dots so that was an instant draw, it's halter which is great for those with a larger bust and because it's so well fitted it also means you can adjust the support in accordance to your needs. The swing skirt provides a floaty feel with enough room for a petticoat, and the buttons on the bust are heart shaped. There's no mystery why this dress has been so popular - it's pretty much perfect!
I love the trimming along the bust <3
I have since been back to Nottingham and I will post about that next time, but suffice to say I love Nottingham and look forward to heading back there in the new year.

‘til next time!

Love and hugs,


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