|dress: new look // shrug: miss selfridge|
|brooch: hungry designs|
|bag: primark // shoes: asos|
I went to my first ballet last year and really enjoyed it, so Alex did rather well when choosing my second (thank you for the awesome birthday present!) In the end she couldn't make it, but I managed to have a rather lovely morning of exploring the city (and the shops) and stopping for a coffee break at the Corn Exchange.
I really liked this outfit before I left the house. Admittedly, it hadn't been what I was planning to wear (I rediscovered the dress by chance in the wardrobe and had to make some pre-6.30am alterations to it, which I'm sure my neighbours were thrilled about) but I thought it fitted in quite nicely with all of the pretty layers and textures which seem to be in the shops at the moment.
I couldn't be more disappointed with this brooch, I put it on for the first time on this jacket and before I'd even got to the car, one of the horns had fallen off it. Obviously not the wonderful quality I'd thought it was when I reviewed it. I also realised I'd underestimated how warm it would be when I chose the fur shrug, thus spending most of the day too warm.
After a coffee and book break, I dropped my shopping bags off at the car (I'll take some "haul" photos for another post) and headed back to the Playhouse. From my amazing front row seat I could see everything which was going on on the stage, and I loved every minute of it. The Northern Ballet company seem to focus on the telling of a story with their shows, and I loved the modern take on what is one of my favourite works of Shakespeare. The performance was split into three acts and I was sad when it was over.
Afterwards, Lisa and I had another little wander around the shops (the matinee performance meant we were out of the Playhouse by 4.30 which was a little too early for dinner, but we filled our time with a mission to find her the perfect onesie, followed by a lovely dinner at Art's Cafe Bar. I had artichoke gnocchi, which was frankly amazing. And pink grapefruit juice, which is one of my favourite things ever.
All in all, a long but totally fabulous day in Leeds, which is somewhere I'd love to spend more time in the future. What did your weekend consist of?