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Zara Dress and Camel Coat

Hello and Happy Monday,

You can never go wrong with a Camel Coat and it should be a classic pieces in your wardrobe. Let me show you how I styled mine.

But first – I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend! I spent it with my husband, in-laws and grandparent in-laws (is that a thing – i’m not sure of the proper name) so it was very relaxing. We had a big family lunch at Clarke’s Standard which is a new restaurant in downtown Athens (post coming soon) and then a home cooked lunch on Sunday! All very delicious.

I wanted to share with you a dress I picked up for a steal when I was in London. It was £12.99! We were up in London, on our way to dinner one evening and browsing some of the shops, when I found it. I paired the dress with a classic camel coat that has a fun pop of red to it, my OTK black boots and a toiletry bag that I use as a clutch.

Coat – 50% off! // Dress – I looked all over for the dress with no luck (similar, similar, similar) // Boots // Clutch – I have the medium size// Necklace (similar, similar)

Since I bought the coat in one size up I can also fit a blazer underneath. Therefore, I wore my tuxedo blazer that I got for a bargain here! I like that the blazer gives me the option to cover my shoulders even after taking my coat off. Especially, because this dress just has thin spaghetti straps.

Blazer // Silver Bracelet // Gold Bracelets

I hope you all have a great week!

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Photos by Laura Turner

All Saints Leather Jacket & Phantom Bag

Happy Friday!

Jeans // Bag (similar – love this colour, similar) // Flats // Necklace // Sunglasses // T-shirt // All Saints Leather Jacket

Photos by Laura Turner

This All Saints leather jacket was a Christmas present from my husband which I love because it is such a classic piece. The leather is so soft on it that it already feels worn in.  All Saints and leather jackets are synonymous with each other and I can understand why! I love pairing a leather biker jacket with a classic white t-shirt and jeans. I added these black flats because I thought the spikes gave something a little bit extra to the outfit. Finally, I added a pop of colour (but still tried to stay somewhat neutral) with this Phantom bag. This bag was a purchase a while back (I bought it preloved after selling a Fendi 2jours bag – find out more here) and I enjoy that it is one of those bags you can just thrown stuff into. It also holds a lot!

What do you guys have planned for the weekend?

Lots of Love,

Buffy

Walking into the weekend like….

Las Vegas Baby!

My husband and I booked a last minute trip to Las Vegas with his parents for the 4th of July.

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Our flight left at 6am on the 4th and we arrived early enough to have a full first day. We were staying at the Cosmopolitan and after dropping off our bags and changing into our swimsuits we all made our way to the pool where we sunbathed and had lunch (hard life I know!). Later on that evening we had tickets for the Garth Brooks show, as well as a meet and greet!

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We got to the new Verizon Wireless Amphitheater right when doors opened and made our way to the front of the stage. There we met Garth Brooks’ tour manager who took us back to a green room. We were all a little surprised because we thought it would be more like a line where we say hello and that’s it. We were all chatting and in walks a guy with a backwards hat on. It took us all a minute to realize it was Garth Brooks!!! We all sat down and hung out for about 15 minutes before he had to go get ready for the show.

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Red Lip // Dress – Zara (similar, similar, similar) // Necklace

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I think we were all a bit speechless that he took the time to sit down and hang out, he was really friendly! After that we made our way to our seats and waited for the show to start. It was a great show and he sang all of our favourites!

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After the show we headed to one of our favourite dinner spots in Vegas; Mon Ami Gabi. We always sit outside so that we can watch the Bellagio water fountains. They bring this shredded carrot in a dressing to the table with bread to start that is really good. We ordered a few starters (chilled seafood platter, oysters and the onion soup au gratin) followed by steaks all around. For the first time ever I think we were all too tired for dessert (shocking I know).

We turned in bright and early that night. Early the next morning we were heading to Zion National Park in Utah to go on an exciting hike! Check back to find out which one!

Lots of love,

Buffy xx

The Ivy London

I first heard about the restaurant ‘The Ivy’ 12 or 13 years ago and since it has been on my radar as a place I would like to try. After we got back from Amsterdam my sister and I were set to take a Gin making class in London (‘Buffington’s was to be my creation!). However, I had multiple problems when trying to book the class. First, the payment system, then whether I would even get the ticket on time (I couldn’t just pick it up) and then whether or not we would even be able to catch the last train home! It was obviously not in the stars! My mum then suggested we all go up to town for dinner instead.
The first restaurant that popped into my head was naturally the Ivy! I managed to get a last booking and put it on the calendar! Since I was free that day I decided that I would go up a little early and have a wonder around the shops. We would then we would all meet later at the restaurant.  I made my way up and my first stop was Harrods, obviously. I love to look around Harrods, not just for their beautiful pieces but simply to people watch. The species of human that walk around are astonishing.  After hitting a few more of the shops I finally made my way to The Ivy.
Who can resist a good Bathroom selfie??
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Dress // Blazer – Zara (similar) // Bag // Sunglass // Boots
Blazer – Zara (similar) // Top – Zara // Bag // Trousers – American Eagle (similar) // Boots Steve Madden (similar)
The Ivy has been around since 1917 and is in the West End, by many of the theaters. It recently went through a renovation but still has the art deco feel! I love the coloured glass and that it just has an old timer’s classic feel to it (they take your coat and pull out your chair for you!). We were sat right away and made our way thoroughly through the menu. After a round of drinks (good ol’ Gin n’ Tonics) we put in our order.
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We started with the Giant Tiger Prawns for an appetizer. From there it was onto Crab Macaroni, courgette, ricotta & pea Risotto, double pork sausages (bangers and mash) for everyone and a cheeky second drink (dirty vodka martini).
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Now, no matter how much you eat, there is always room for dessert! My sister always says regular food goes to your stomach but dessert goes to the heart, not what our dietician mother wants to hear!
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For dessert we got an array of things: Chocolate pudding soufflé (my favourite!), sticky toffee pudding and Bramley apple crumble pie.
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With full bellies we strolled slowly back to Waterloo to catch the next train home.
Lots of Love,
Buffy xx

Wifey Grey T-Shirt

I received this Wifey t-shirt for Christmas and it has quickly become one of my favourite shirts to wear because it is so soft. See how I styled it below!

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Boots (similar) // Bag // Jeans // Blazer (similar) // T-Shirt

These boots have been on repeat and great for Autumn so far. They are the type of boot you can wear all day without them hurting you feet and I love the detail on the back!

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Lipstick

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IMG_1167Gold Bracelet // Leather Band // Charm

This gold bracelet was a Christmas gift from my sister (my husband received the guys version). The coordinates on the front are for the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Florida where we got engaged and then the back has the date we got married. Such a cool gift! The Union Jack charm was a gift I got in my stocking (also love this one). It is funny because my sister lives in England and she has the American Flag charm!

I hope you all have a great week!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Photographs taken by Catherine Yates

Nude Pumps and Suede

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Dress // Pumps (similar) // Bag (small 2Jours, similar) // Blazer (Zara – old, similar) // Earrings (Target – old, similar & similar)

Bracelets (R) 1: Lucky Brand (similar) 2: J. Crew – old (similar & similar) 3: Henri Bendel // (L) 1: Gift (similar)

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of nude pumps and I finally found them! Nude pumps are great because they literally go with everything and they make your legs look longer – as long as you get the right colour. I love these pumps because they are really comfortable and have a classic shape. I paired them with a Zara suede dress and a bright bag for a pop of colour.

Have a great weekend!

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!

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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!

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

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

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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!!

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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.

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Coat // Boots // Black Tights // Clutch

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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.

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Menu

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

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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).

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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!

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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!

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 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

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The Tree that owns itself.

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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.

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

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Dune Pumps (similar here and here)

Keep Back

Shirt detail

Makeup Windy

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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!!