Sunday, 8 January 2012

An outfit for: Celebratory dinner at Strada

Today's song: Coldplay- Paradise

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So, I'm currently applying to do teacher training (post-graduate level). I had an interview for the course I REALLY want to get onto on Thursday and heard back from them the next day. I don't want to speak too soon but let's just say that if this was the X-Factor I would be through to the live shows.

So to celebrate, Edd took me for a lovely meal at Strada! We had a 241 voucher so we were going to go anyway, but had starters and puddings as well- decadent or what. I haven't been to Strada that many times but I always have the same thing, which is very boring of me and not what I usually do, but I love my favourites so much that I just don't think I would enjoy anything else as much.

I started with 'Gamberoni'- the most amazing king prawns in tasty tasty chilli, garlic, white wine and lemon sauce. It bothers me a little that my favourite prawns are at a chain restaurant rather than a little tapas restaurant in Spain but what can you do? My only complaint is that the dish comes to an end!

I moved onto 'Pollo Milanese' which is basically breaded chicken with a tomato sauce but it is my favourite Italian meal (Carluccio's is even nicer). I expect real Italian food fans would laugh at me and give me some ravioli but again- what can you do?

I finished with panacotta, an espresso and a shot of limoncello. The limoncello was on the house because they took quite a while between courses but I didn't notice to be honest- I prefer a relaxed pace in a restaurant.

Now I've made myself hungry, moving onto what I wore. I fell in love with this cute shift from H&M a few months ago and spent ages trying to find my size. It is on the loose side which I think looks cool but I thought I would belt it for the meal to make it a little smarter. I love the print, the length, the sleeves, everything about it. Even if my gormy face in these photos doesn't suggest it!
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Dress: H&M, Belt: Topshop: Shoes: H&M

16 comments:

Bonnie said...

Ahhhh, LOVE the outfit. The pattern is so pretty!

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Sophie - Country girl said...

I love the dress and it looks very smart. Keeping my fingers crossed for you x

daisychain said...

LOVE that dress! x

Trendydolap said...

I love your dress and it looks good on you :)

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She's Dressing Up said...

Gorgeous shift & you've made me hungry with all your food talk! Sounds delicious. <3

Stacy said...

love it, so perfect!

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trishie said...

Loving that houndstooth print on you!

Sarah said...

wow, i love the houndstooth dress, so cute! Strada is the best... yum. xxx

ps said...

i love that pattern , very nice dress



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LINDA said...

Gorgeous look! Beautiful! ♥♥♥

xoxo

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Megan said...

The dress is gorgeous! It sounds like you had a really nice dinner, good food always makes me happy :-) Goodlucj with your application!

Sabrina said...

beautiful dress!!!amazing blog!!!i'm following you!!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Gorgeous dress, good luck with your application.

Jessica said...

Love your dress!

xx.

Jane said...

I love your outfit! The dress is really unique. love it

x

Vintage Reflection said...

That dress is fab, you look lovely! x