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Bath in Fashion

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Last Sunday, I headed over to Bath in Grace’s car, squished in with Laura, SJ and Tara for a mystery tour of Bath. I know Bath reasonably well, my boyfriend used to live there, and I’ve been over enough to visit friends, but I only really knew the shops around Southgate which are just the usual high street shops.

We arrived a little early, so popped round the corner to a vintage tea room I’ve been to before and had a quick cuppa before heading to the Fashion Museum for…well, more tea and scones (and all the stuff that obviously goes with scones)

We heard about what’s going to be happening for Bath in Fashion, then had a quick peep at the actual Fashion Museum exhibit. Laura and I ended up playing with the hats…

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…I’m thinking of wearing a top hat more often. It seems like the Bristol thing to do.

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The dress of the year for 2011 – a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress from the White Dress Project, which was created as a cover for probably the most famous dress of the decade – Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.

We split into two groups – mine being the group I came with, woo! – and headed into town. We were taken to a few different independent shops, such as Prey, Magpie and Bear (where we all fell in love with Wookie, the resident dog!) and Little Lab where we were shown some of the latest technologies in makeup (which seems like an odd phrase, I know!) and introduced to brands that haven’t yet come over to the UK.

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SJ getting shown the airbrushing system which is normally used for foundations and other make up, but for this example, she’s getting a temporary tattoo on her wrist!

We headed to Jamie’s Deli in Milsom Place – just opposite the Jamie’s Italian, and the only deli in the company. Jamie’s Italian is headquartered in Bath, so this branch and the restaurant will try out the new recipes before they roll out around the country. We sampled some meats, cheeses and bread (YUM) and I ended up buying some to take home with me. We met up with the other group at Hall and Woodhouse, just off Queen Square, for a brew and a gossip about what we’d been up to. We were given goodie bags from Bath in Fashion and also Little Lab which were a lovely treat, and a special pass which will let us visit lots of places in Bath – there may be more posts about Bath in this blogs future!

Thank you to the lovely ladies from Bath in Fashion (and of course to Gina!) – I’m looking forward to the events in April!

(and finally, because I couldn’t fit it in anywhere, I had to share this shop with you…)

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HtCC: Dresses for Cycling



1. Almari – £75
* 2. Therapy – £30 * 3. Phase Eight – £89 * 4. Hobbs – £169.99 * 5. Sodamix – £22 * 6. Phase Eight – £99 * 7. Oasis – £65 *

As I look at finding a new job (as my contract comes to an end soon), the thing I am most excited about is that no longer will I have to spend most of my life on a bus. (First) Buses are horrible. They smell, the drivers are rude, they don’t know where they’re going, the buses leak scuzzy water on you (that happened today, annoyingly) and they’re about as comfortable as a skateboard made by stapling wheels to a plank of wood going down a rocky cliff.

Unfortunately, I live a few miles out of Bristol centre, so buses are the main form of transport for me. I can’t help daydreaming about getting a beautiful bicycle though and being all cool and that cycling about. (If it weren’t for those huge hills Bristol is famous for, I’d want to cycle into the centre!)

Previously, I’ve blogged about beautiful Beg Bicycles and pretty Pashley’s, so when I was contacted about the Sky Ride that’s happening this weekend, it made me think about bicycles, and by extension, what to wear. I know that these aren’t the most practical of dresses, but since when were dresses about practicality?

I really love the idea of Sky Ride – closing off some roads in a city to allow people to just cycle freely, without worrying about crazy drivers (another thing that puts me off quite a bit!) I’m going to be taking part in the Bath ride this weekend, which I’m quite excited about – let me know if you’re going too!

It’s been a few years since I rode a bike – it can’t be that difficult, can it? There must be a good reason theres the old saying…

Everyone Takes Turns, Now Its Yours To Play The Part

Jumper and skirt: Clothing at Tesco.

I bought these…wow, a year ago? Looking back at that post, I realise how different those pictures on the Tesco website are to these items. The skirt is a LOT shorter than it appeared online, and the jumper looked nicer in the lighter grey. I need some new clothes really, but am feeling so ~*uninspired*~ by the usual websites and shops. Any recommendations? (Or would anyone like to come shopping with me and make me buy stuff?!)

The comments in my last post were really awesome too, seems like most people were recommending M&S for high street tights, so I’ll have to pop along there this week after work. Until then, I must remember to Superman more often (thanks Sarah for educating me on that term last weekend!)

Yesterday I headed over to Bath to see Ally (whos new blog you should all check out, like, right now) for a bit of shopping, some delicious espressos at Colonna and Smalls and lunch at The Canary Tea Rooms – yum!

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