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Grey Jeans and Chelsea Boots

I picked up some grey jeans and chelsea boots while I was in England and wore them when I went to Guildford one evening to meet my friend Katy for dinner. I kept it very causal and comfortable pairing both with a bright top, leather jacket and hat.

whole outfit

Necklace Chelsea boots

Boots: Dune // Jeans: Mint Velvet (similar here and here) // Necklace: Molly Jane Designs (Similar)

walking Zip maybe

I love the zip detail on the side.

top of outfit

Bag: Mulberry // Jacket: All Saints (similar) // Top: SOAKED in Luxury (similar) // Hat: ASOS

Selfie

The ride to the train station.

I headed to Guildford on the train and after meeting at the station we headed to Jamie’s.

Appetizer

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After dinner we set off to find a place to have one last drink before heading home. We ended up at The Kings Head where we were both thoroughly entertained by 2 men practicing magic tricks on us and a man who was dressed up as a red nose walking through the door (for red nose day). I always want to know how the magic tricks are done and Katy and myself couldn’t stop trying to figure out how they were done on the walk back towards our lift home.

IMG_20150313_222534_576Overall an enjoyable night!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

– Mother’s Day –

Mother’s day was a couple of Sundays ago in England, the 15th to be precise, and it was the first time in about 9 years that I have been able to be at home with my mum on the day! It was fantastic – both my sister and I under the same roof with my parents. We decided there was no better way to spend it than with a pub lunch! That is after we gave mum her gifts.

We (my sister and I) picked up a HUGE bouquet of flowers, a spa voucher and this little gem (see below) to help say thank you for being the best mum out there!

Flowers tea time

It does have the word mother in it!

Then it was off to the pub. My aunt and Uncle were also up for the day so we all piled in our cars and headed off!

Full

Dress – Ted Baker (similar) // Blazer – Zara (similar) // Black Tights // Boots – All Saints (on sale now!)

Scarf – Gift (similar) // Earrings – Old (similar)

2nd close up me & Leo Detail

I will say that we had a very fancy ride to the pub.

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Pub

Once we arrived we all busied ourselves with drinks and studying the menu.

Menu Drinks

Lamb chops to start off with followed but steak, pasta, and roast chicken…what more could you ask for?

Lambchops starter

Steak au poive Roast chicken Pasta Chips

Dessert that is!!

Pudding 2 Pudding

I hope that I am over across the pond for mother’s day next year…we will have to see.

What did you guys do for Mother’s day or what do you have planned if you are in America (you’ve got some planning time).

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Bob Bob Ricard…

My husband (Corey) and I always try and find a new (fancy/different) restaurant to try whenever we venture back over the pond to good ol’ England. Last time it was his pick – Hawksmoor Seven Dials in Covent Garden (very good!). This time it was my turn to choose and Bob Bob Ricard was top of my list, it had been for about the last 4 months! I was excited not only to try the Russian inspired British menu it had on offer but also wear the new dress Corey had got me for my birthday.

We took the train up to London, looking as elegant as possible (as required), and made our way to Piccadilly Circus.

Train station

Coat // Boots // Black Tights // Clutch

Here is a you can see the dress better:

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Dress // Blazer – Zara (old) similar here // Earrings – Chloe & Isabel

DRess detail

Jewelry

Bracelet – All Saints (old) similar here

Bob Bob Ricard (BBR) was nestled between side streets right past the Golden Square (a historic square in the heart of soho). We were immediately greeted and sat as we walked in the dimly lit entrance way. Our table was a small booth close to the bar and it, of course, had the signature “Press for Champagne” button which I did end up pressing (cheeky – how can you not?). The interior of this place was ornate with a strong Art Deco theme. One word – Beautiful!

the bar by our table

the bar by our table

This was the table we sat at

This was the table we sat at

What followed was a great meal with some really tasty cocktails and drinks!

We started with -18 degrees Voht-kah (said in a Russian accent) shots before really taking a good look at the menu.

Shots

Shots

Menu

Apéritifs were ordered – I had a dirty Martini and Corey had a glass of white wine.

Me & Martini

When the starters came we dug right in. We over ordered and so there was so much to choose from – Waldorf Salad, Sea bass Ceviche with avocado, oysters, and Truffled Siberian Pelmeni (a Russian inspired dish of dumplings filled with crab and lobster).

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Dumplings

Dumplings

Oysters

Oysters

Ceviche

Ceviche

Starters

For mains I ordered the Lobster mac and Cheese and Corey had Filet Mignon Rossini (served with Foie Gras and truffle gravy). We then shared the truffled mashed potato and crushed peppered sweet corn.

Mains

 

Us

In between all the deliciousness I pushed the “button” and received a lovely glass of champagne while Corey decided to try the “oyster martini.”

Push for..

Cheeky champs Oyster drink

Pudding consisted of the BBR signature Chocolate Glory (to share) and one last cocktail – the passion fruit & Elderflower martini. Sadly the video I took of the Pudding will not load on here but here is what it looks like.

Glory_Landscape

Last cocktail

Last cocktail

After dinner we headed to London Bridge, over by the Shard, to meet some friends for one last drink at a local pub before taking the last train home!

Overall a great night! Thanks for reading.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Daisy Dress

DRess the mulb dress texture

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boots

Full Look

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Dress: Topshop // Black Tights //  Boots: All Saints // Jacket: All Saints (similar here & here) // Bag: Mulberry // Earrings: Kate Spade (similar) // Bracelet: LokaiMadewell // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Lipstick: Lancome

I love this daisy dress (the fabric is nice and thick), adding some summer to my outfit in these colder months! Check out how I did my makeup here. Thanks for stopping by.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Shades of Green – Playsuit

Happy Monday Everybody! This is a continuation of my previous post. In that one you saw the makeup I wore to a wine dinner, well here is the outfit! It got this green playsuit (that looks like a dress from the front) a couple of months ago and have been really excited about wearing it. I thought the wine dinner was the perfect occasion.

I think this playsuit is great because it can easily be dressed up or down and can be worn year round. Here I just paired it with tights to help stay warm and heeled booties just to dress it up a bit. In the summer, minus the tights and add some sandals!

Here it is!

Playsuit 2

I will say I had to snap pictures the next day because when we left we were running late (not my fault) and it was too dark. The next day it was SO cold, I had a hard time keeping my jacket open and scarf not bundled around me. On top of that it was really windy! Yet, I still had a great time and thank you to my good friend Virginia for taking them for me!

Tree background copy Looking down

 Madewell Clutch // Joules Coat (similar) //  Stuart Weitzman Boots // Zara Playsuit // Scarf – Gift

Earrings – Gift // Tights // Zara Blazer // Bracelets – The Current Custom & Henri Bendel

Bag & Coat

Jewellry OK

Tree

The Tree that owns itself.

Insta

What do you guys think?

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

P.S. I am not one to match my eye makeup (and earrings) to my outfit BUT it was all green and that is a favorite of mine – also I think the green eyeliner was subtle enough that it worked.

~ Blush Blazer ~

Good walking

Happy Friday! I love this blush blazer because it makes a nice change from the typical black. The zips also add a nice extra touch. I paired this blazer with a leather skirt, a white open back top, and some black and white polka dot pumps that really POP! For the accessorizes I wanted to keep them soft and simple and a blush envelope clutch, a chunky pearl necklace and pretty gold bangles achieved just that. I also added these cool stud earrings last minute. I am really enjoying this blush colour and think this skirt and this top would be great pieces to add to any wardrobe wanting to incorporate more blush tones.

Shop the look below.

Side view

Close up Burch 2

Bag (similar here, here, and here) // Bangles

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Dune Pumps (similar here and here)

Keep Back

Shirt detail

Makeup Windy

V Hurts

Blazer (similar) // Top // Skirt (high-waisted version) // Necklace – I tied mine (similar)

Sunglasses // BCBG Earrings (similar here and here)

Singing in the rain use

Have a great weekend and Valentine’s Day!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Thank you Jill for taking these pictures!!

Duffle Coat

Minnie

About two months before Christmas when it started to get cold here in Georgia I decided that I wanted to invest in a nice everyday coat but one that could also be dressed up a little. The first type of coat to come to mind was a Duffle Coat (Paddington Bear Style). They are also sometimes known as Toggle Coats. I love the Walrus teeth (toggles), the MASSIVE hood and the thick wool it is made out of. This coat really keeps you warm! I managed to snag mine while on sale so got it for a great deal! You may notice a little furry friend in some of the pictures. Her name is Minnie and my husband and I recently adopted her. She came from a puppy mill so is a bit shy but is very sweet! Since I didn’t really have many pictures of her (yet) I thought it would be nice to get her in some I was taking for this post!

See below for outfit details and more pictures of Minnie.

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Toggle w:leaves Necklace

Necklace

The necklace was a birthday gift from my husband a couple of Years ago. We were in New york and Henri Bendel was having a trunk show. I picked it out but had them switch out the chain for a slightly longer one. It is a coated pinecone and supposedly, the tree it came from produces the smallest pinecones in the world!

Bootsw:leaves inside coat! Like Maybe

Equipment Top (similar) // Leggings // Boots // Coat (similar)

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Lots of Love,

Buffy (& Minnie) xx

Stroll Around Downtown Athens

*LATE POST ALERT*

So this post is from way back before Christmas when the leaves were starting to change (as you will see from some of the pictures). A good friend of mine and myself headed downtown for lunch and also a nice wander around. She just got a new camera and so we also wanted to try it out! First shot was a mirror selfie!

Mirror selfie

Skirt // Boots // Top (similar)

We started off at Transmetropolitan for a late bite to eat.

Outside Patio Menu

Trans met sign

Inside Light

Me menu

For an appatizer we shared focaccia slices with marinara.

Starter 1 Starter close u

My friend ordered one of their Calzones and I went with a Sicilian slice of the vegetarian pesto pizza. I can say we both had our bread intake for the week!

Drinks

Calzone PIzza

Finished

With full bellies we went for a stroll. It was such a nice day – blue skies, sun, and a crisp breeze! Here are some snaps from downtown Athens.

Morton Theater I love Athens 2 Flag GA Theater IMG_1782

IMG_1785 Athens trees Athens Signage Athens Tree

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There are Bulldogs dotted all over Athens! It is DAWG country!

Athens

Finally, we made our way to Walker’s Pub for a coffee and a hot chocolate.

Walkers pub Coffee Me coffee

Right by Walker’s Pub is the best shoe repair place in Athens.

Show sign 2 Show sign Show shop

My friend had to drop off a pair of boots so we popped in quickly and while she handed them over I snapped a quick picture. When you get in there, shoes surround you! They are everywhere. However, they always do a great job and are very honest with you.

Some late minute outfit details are below.

Skirt close up Necklace

Bag - athens lunch

what i see

Pendent // Bag – 2Jours Mini

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Italian Dinner

The other night after I got off work my husband, a friend of mine and myself all headed out for an Italian dinner. It wasn’t anything fancy but just a laid back evening with good food. We headed to Depalma’s, a restaurant a few minutes down the road from us, and settled in a booth with the menus on hand.

We started with some fresh bread and olive oil and also some housemade focaccia bread with spinach and smoked gouda sauce.

Starter

This was followed by fettuccine with meat sauce for myself.

Fetaccini

Spaghetti with meat sauce and meatballs plus a side salad for my husband.

Meatballs Salad

And Shrimp Charmaine for my friend Jill.

Shrimp

Shrimp Charmaine – sautéed shrimp with a spicy sun–dried tomato, spinach & jalapeño cream sauce over fettuccine.

Everything was covered with shredded parmesan cheese!

We also paired this with a bottle of red wine! Nothing fancy.

wine

Dinner was followed by dessert (we went all out! ha). The Chocolate Torte, Zuppa Inglese, and Cannoli were all brought to the table and quickly devoured.

Dessert

Zuppa Inglese – Sponge cake soaked with rum and expresso topped with chocolate and vanilla mousses.

Dessert Torte

Torte – filled with chocolate ganache and served a la mode

Cannoli

Cannoli – Italian pastry filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and chocolate chips.

I kept the evening casual with jeans, a sweater, boots, and a hat.

Jacket onJacket (similar – splurge & similar – under $100) // Sweater (similar) // Jeans

Boots (similar) // Necklace (similar) // Hat // Bag

No jacket

Jacket

I love the texture of this leather jacket!

Neckalce What i see Boots Bag & Boots

What have you guys been up to lately?

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Running Errands

Bag on side

J Crew Top (Similar) // Jeans // Boots // Chain (Pendant handmade)

Neverfull // Earrings

I had a bunch of errands to run the other day and wanted to be comfortable but look nice. I decided to wear my favourite jeans (seen here, here, and here), a bright pink top, and some brown leather boots. I also added a blue quilted jacket because it has been really cold here lately.

Holding bag

These boots are sooo easy to wear even with the heel and I love that they zip up the back! I love that this top can easily be dressed up or down. Pair it with a pencil skirt and some pumps and it is office appropriate. The Neverfull is a great bag for running errands and traveling because it holds so much and can just be thrown over your shoulder.

Boots Back of boots

Bag

This coat is such a great everyday coat because it keeps you warm and is not too dressy. I love that the inside is bright as well – adds some character. Joules makes really nice coats. I have a longer tweedish looking one that is dressier that I wear a lot in the evening.

Joules jacket

Lastly, my crystal necklace – The chain is from the Julie Vos coin pendant (seen here and here). The length of it is great! I wrapped a crystal in gold wire and made a hoop so it can be attached to different chains. This is the final product.

what i see

What do you think?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

P.S. Here is a picture of Boss bored from playing video games!

Boss video games