Dinner and Drinks


I don't often get dressed up but when I get the chance to spend time doing my hair and makeup and pop on a beautiful dress I really relish the process. A shock to the geordie girl inside me when I moved to London over four years ago was how casually everyone seemed to dress when going out in the evening. I hail from Newcastle where most ladies really go to town on their outfits and spend their enter Saturday afternoons getting ready, I certainly did just that when I was (a lot) younger. Having an excuse to get spruced up for a night of cocktails and dinner in Central London was a welcome break from my usual Dr Martens boots and mom jeans down the pub.

I was kindly offered to try out a few luxurious pieces from Chic by Choice and Silent Assembly. Chic by Choice is a dress hire website that allows women to access the most breathtaking designer dresses for whatever occasion they may need to feel extra glamorous for. I love Self Portrait dresses and I was so excited to be able to try a few of their pieces. I also was kindly gifted a beautiful bra and pair of knickers by Silent Assembly which are the most comfortable underwear items I've ever worn.


Both of the dresses I tried from Chic by Choice were so beautiful but my absolute favorite was the Black Lace Cutout Dress. The cut of the dress seemed to suit my shape really well and I felt so pretty wearing it. After having a little photo shoot myself, my best friend Erica and my boyfriend Simon headed to the perfect place for a glamorous evening out, cue Brasserie Zedel. Brasserie Zedel boasts an amazing cocktail lounge, cabaret room and beautiful restaurant, you must go if you live in London as It's just like stepping into the pages of The Great Gatsby.






Below are some photo's of Brasserie Zedel taken from their website. 




Thank you to Chic by Choice and Silent Assembly for letting me try out your beautiful products. The photos of me were taken by my friend Erica.  I hope you had a lovely weekend and if you're planning on eating out in London soon have a look at my restaurant Pinterest Board. I'm a big foodie so I'm always updating it with new places to eat. 

22 comments

  1. That dress is stunning! I love it with the heels and hairstyle. Everything is perfect.

    - xox Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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    1. Thanks so much Mary! I felt very glamorous indeed! :)

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  2. This dress is just gorgeous on you and you wear it well. I really love the pop of color your blue heels add, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I love those shoes although it was a bit too cold in London to wear them that night!

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  3. What a stunning dress! I love self portrait dresses too. They're so classy and unique. Those blue heels are amazing too!

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    1. Hi Aleczandra! Thanks for stopping by! Thanks so much for your lovely compliments too :)

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  4. Hi! I just found your blog on Mingle Monday. Wow that is some dress! You look beautiful in it and I love the blue shoes paired with it. I also seriously love that bra and now I want one for myself! (:

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    1. Hi Shanna, Glad you like the post! Thank you so much, I really love the dress too. The bra is seriously comfy, I recommend it!

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  6. What a gorgeous dress! You look great!
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  7. You look amazing Nancy! I love the top of the dress. I enjoy taking the time to get dressed up as well, it happens too rarely these days!

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    1. Thanks so much Polly! I think I like the process much more now as there's not as much pressure to always dress up in London! x

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  8. That dress is gorgeous and looks stunning on you! I love those cobalt heels too!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  9. That dress is stunning on you and I love the cutout design!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    1. Thanks Kileen, Self Portrait dresses have amazing little details.

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  10. omgosh this dress! I am obsessed with Self Portrait - you are so lucky to wear this dress & wow, it fits you like a glove! Stunning

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    1. Oh thank you Michelle! I was very lucky that it fit so well!

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  11. Beautifully exquisite! This is a fabulous look and it looks stunning on you. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us this week.

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