Monday, 31 October 2011

An outfit for: Dinner at Chez Jules

Today's song: Jimi Hendrix-Purple Haze

Dress: Traffic People@Topshop, Belt: Topshop, Bag: Vintage via Ebay, Shoes:New Look

(Apologies for the poor photo quality but as we were eating at night, the photos were taken at night!)

On Saturday, Edd and I went to Ikea in the day which involved me driving on the motorway- something I don't much enjoy! Finally we were back in Birmingham and I was ready for a glass of wine and a bath and to get ready for a lovely meal at Chez Jules.

I wore this purple dress which I bought years ago in the Topshop sale. I was only 19 at the time and I think I couldn't quite handle the grown-up cut and length. I'm glad I kept it as it is my go-to dinner dress now! Even if it is rather difficult to photograph due to the shiny material.


I love these shoes though they are about half a size too small for me. They are fine to walk in and then sit down, but I can't handle them for nights out, boo! The nail varnish is Cosmic Crush from Boots' Natural Collection, only cheap but I really love it.

We having been meaning to go to Chez Jules for a while and just got round to it now to celebrate Edd passing one of his exams and therefore getting a pay rise. It's a French bistro in Birmingham city centre. The decoration and atmosphere are charming, cute red and white checked table cloths. I think it would be a great place to start a birthday or hen do, but equally suitable for a meal for two- we sat in a sectioned off area which still had the atmosphere but made it a little more intimate.

The food was tasty and what you'd expect, really. It didn't blow my mind but it was great quality and my prawn starter had the best prawns I've had in a long time! I look forward to going back there but there's loads of other places I want to visit too!

I start back at work experience tomorrow and I'm a bit nervous as usual though I'm sure I'll be fine by the end of the day.


Amber Schmidt said...

You look so very lovely! I have several pairs of shoes that are terribly snug. Maybe with some tights they would be more manageable? Happy Halloween :)

yanil said...

loving your style fellow taurean!

Rafael said...

Yes, its true. nice look :)


Mikelle Jade said...

ah. I love reading your posts.
I love all the words and phrases you use. One of my good friends is from the UK and it always reminds me of him!

Anyways, I LOVE your shoes. and I think they're worth it, even if they are a little small!

& yay for passing exams and pay raises! Congrats to him!

Rafael said...

its really good for the cold, I would strongly recommend.


Sophie in the Sticks said...

the dress looks lovely on you and the colour co-ordinated shoes look fab. Such a shame they're a touch too small, I find that a LOT. So frustrating!

fashioneggpplant said...

you look beautiful! love purple on you :)

Luxx Mint said...

I've never been there but i'll add it to my list!

Beautiful dress, such a pretty colour on you!

The doll on fashion

noone said...

ohh I like the dress on you very much, the color goes so well with your skin tone and you look glam!

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Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Oooh I have shoe envy! (not blister envy though, that's no fun)

Kitsune-kun said...

thanks:) those shoes are stunning!

Dandy-Doll said...

You are lovely dress for dinner :)


Kirsten said...

Love the purple, I absolutely do!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Those shoes go so well with your dress! Luv the colour, Helen!

Indy said...

Wow, those shoes are adorable!

Unknown said...

I love the color of your dress. It looks so cute on you!

By the way, your blog title is hilarious and probably applies to a lot of us! =)
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Angel Garcia said...

Love the dress.. Looks luxurious plus the color is divine..

Cheers! ~Angel

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Karen Monardez said...

Lovely shoes!!


Tess Atkinson said...

aw lovely dress x

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Ashley said...

Your dress is so satiny and swishy! My favorite kind.:)

P.S. I hope you enjoyed your Halloween candy. I know I did. We had zero trick or treaters for the second year in a row! But I'm not complaining, really. xx

Unknown said...

I love purple its my favourite colour! The dress look lovely and your nail varnish is a gorgeous shade :)
Rachelle x

Sara and Emma said...

Beautiful dress! Jimi Hendrix is the best.

Marzipan said...

Lovee your look!

Sophie said...

I love how colour coordinated you are, massive fan of matching! I love the dress, it is so lady like. Always a plus in my book!

Trendydolap said...

Ilove your dress color.

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