Can we just take a second to show this pastel combination a whole lot of love please? I’m not sure which makes me more happy, the jacket or the skirt. I mentioned on stories which outfits I was pulling together for the weekend and after receiving some lovely responses and questions about said choices I thought it might make a lovely post over here on the blog. And so here you are, a post dedicated to what I wore for our date weekend in Manchester. A weekend of stomping around the streets, window shopping, taking in the changes in and around the City as well as one fuelled on cocktails and coffee.
I don’t know about you but I love to plan my outfits, whether for a night out, a mummy day with George or a weekend away – I can’t help but pull out my tidy rail and start piecing it altogether. So many of you said on Instagram that you find this process stressful – this is the bit I get all giddy about and often forget about the rest of things that need planning. That part I leave to Mr H. If you do find it stressful then I’d recommend grabbing yourself a cup of tea, checking the weather forecast for practicality reasons and working out the look you’re hoping to achieve or what events you are going to. Pulling out the items of clothing you love and hanging them next to each other. It certainly helps me. I am quite literally a child in a sweet shop when it comes to organising my wardrobe. As I pen this post I have this weekends outfits laid out on my tidy rail, very different to last weekend as it’s a family trip so more practical clothes are in order for sure! No pink blazer and mint green skirt this weekend *pulls sad face*.
Back to my date weekend outfits… Mr H always has a good chuckle at me when he sees the tidy rail come out. I’m a planner what can I say. He is a throw it all in kind of guy and see how he feels on the day whereas I just can’t be that spontaneous. I like to have everything planned out, I guess you could call me Monica but in all seriousness it just means that I can just reach for the outfit rather than looking at a pile of clothes and inevitably thinking…
I have nothing to wear
We ended up staying in the City for two nights, originally we had only planned to stay the one but when an opportunity presented itself for us to have a George sitter for the two days we both got a little excited. And so, in the order of our weekend I give you a blazer and a pleated skirt for cocktails and watching Jessie Ware on Friday evening. I wouldn’t usually dress up so much for a concert but as we were in the City I knew that we might venture out for cocktails and that we did, one too many actually. Saturday morning was pretty awful, I struggled to enjoy my breakfast but I am so glad that Mr H quite literally forced me to eat as it certainly settled my stomach.
Saturday was spent stomping around Manchester, stopping off at little cafes to sit, relax and watch as the streets of the Northern Quarter continued on by before we decided to dare to drink another cocktail. I knew this would be my opportunity to wear this pink and green combination and if truth be told it was the perfect outfit. Relaxed and comfortable for how delicate I was feeling. I only wish I felt as good as the tee said I did. When I first saw this jacket & slogan tee in River Island which if truth be told is a shop I never frequent I couldn’t help but pick them both up. I am so glad that I took the plunge and went for something so bold, because lets face it its pretty dreamy right? The perfect colour for Spring.
Sunday seemed to arrive so quickly, no sooner had we ventured out on Saturday morning I felt like Sunday arrived and we were enjoying our last meal before heading home to our gorgeous boy. Who I might add had a great time without us – although the squeeze he gave me when I saw him suggested that he may have missed us just a little despite not admitting it. Breakfast with my love at Sugar Junction was the best way to end the weekend, lots of tea and french toast with blueberries. Truly scrumptious. After two days of excessive food and drink I couldn’t help but wear something a little more comfortable over anything else, a maxi dress always does that for me – you can’t beat Zara for a maxi dress. The last time I wore this combination I wore it with a pair of chelsea boots however on this day I went for a trainer for a more relaxed look. I always get so many questions about this blazer, it’s an old faithful from Primark however I have updated my Style Loves page with my favourites on the high street if you need a little inspiration. Definitely a great investment, the Prince Charles Check print just goes with everything.
And so there you have it, what I wore for our weekend in the City. I hope you enjoyed following along. We’re off to Whitby this weekend for a few days – I’m off home now to finish my tidy rail *inserts smiley face*.
Ahhh what gorgeous outfits I really really want to get that FEEL GOOD top of man if I wasn’t bursting pregnant right now. lol 🙂 Love the colored pleated skirt you need one in every color on the planet girl they suit you so much. That mint and pink go perfectly together too. Hope you had a great time loving the fashion edit. #wrc
That’s not a bad idea Jenny – to get every colour
Your outfits are gorgeous you look amazing I just love you style KA, and your weekend sounds fab x
Thanks Sarah, lovely of you to say x
That pink and green combo is a winner KA — and I love how well you suit a pleated skirt. I’m too hourglasss for them!! I look ridiculous — the pleats end up a funny shape to accommodate my wide hips!! LOL!!
You always look lovely — glad you had a fab time in the city xx
Thank you, dreamy combo I’m looking forward to wearing again. They’re definitely an item you have to be comfortable knowing they aren’t always the most flattering x
I love the idea of picking out favourite items and hanging them up together to see if they work. I do all of this in my head but then end up chucking in so many items ‘just in case’. I too find packing quite stressful. I shall be using your tips! Gorgeous pastel shades really make me want Spring to arrive! It’s so rainy and horrible here at the moment 🙁
A tidy rail definitely helps, just even to see how they look next to each other
I find planning outfits immensely stressful. We rarely go out anyway (and literally NEVER have a night away without the girls) but if we’re are out for dinner or the cinema I have to go with what I feel most comfortable in because I never know how I’m going to feel on the day. I spotted that ‘feel good’ TShirt the other day and really liked it. I love how different all your looks are even though you definitely have a distinctive style.
You do? I just think adding new items helps to refresh a wardrobe – and sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone a little but staying true to yourself – so important to be comfortable x
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! The outfits, the pictures, the food!! Looks like you had a brilliant weekend. I love this time of year, it’s normally when I do the bulk of my yearly shopping, just because I get so excited about the spring/ summer ahead. That floral dress is my fave, I just love it!