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Neon Coral

I mentioned in a previous post that I'd rather sneakily convinced Tom that we needed to go to Nando's for date night (cheap date right here!) because our nearest Nando's is co-located with Castlepoint Shopping Centre and after baggypinaforegate I wanted to actually go and try on some clothes rather than buying everything online and being disappointed when it only kinda fits (but then keeping it anyway because I am a lazybum and don't want to go to the Post Office).  I haven't been in Topshop in absolutely yonks because I always find things I like and ending bankrupting myself and same with H&M now I don't work in Southampton.  So I was quite excited to go in both shops, even to the point where I actually ringed things in the H&M catalogue and then took the catalogue to the shop (srsly, who does that?)  Anyway, rather rubbishly I didn't spot any of the items I'd earmarked for potential purchasing but I did spot this lovely coral-y pink number.  I am so in love with the colour, I think it brings a real 'pop' to the outfit.  I love the length and how it's a little baggy, perfect for a dinner where you might want to conceal a food baby (yes that is what I look for in tops these days, food baby concealment potential).

The jeans are from Toppers too, another purchase that evening.  They are a really nice fit so I gave into them after trying them on too (maybe not such a cheap date, although at least all self-funded).

top: h&m [not on website] | necklace: ebay £7.64 | jeans: topshop £40
wedges: h&m [old] | shirt in 2nd picture: new look [old]
My new top and jeans got their first outing on Tuesday when I spent the day with my lovely friend Lauren, walking the dog, drinking tea and going out for a yummy lunch.  We tried to go for afternoon tea but we went to The King's Hotel in Christchurch and the man in the restaurant thought it was utterly ridiculous we would try and go for afternoon tea at 1330 (they don't do it until 1500) and so after being laughed out of the door we sacked them off and went to an old favourite, Cheese and Alfie's.

I never go to Cheese and Alfie's without getting their Deluxe Hot Chocolate, it is divine.  And this time it had Mini Eggs in the bottom for Easter!


I had their fishfinger sandwich and Lauren had Canadian Pancakes cooked with strawberries, yum!


Looking back at my last few posts I think I can probably guess where that extra 3lbs I've put on this week has come from (whole beer battered halloumi anyone?)  Mind you, today hasn't been much better - might need a little reminder that an entire Easter Egg is not a healthy and nutritious lunch and that I don't need to eat absolutely everything that's egg shaped around this time of year...

PS - Do you like my new blog layout? I fancied a change and the extremely talented Abby at Baggle Web and Design did it for me.  Her designs are amazing and very good value, I highly recommend!

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17 comments

  1. I love the new blog layout, and the coral colour of the new top is perfect on you. Will be great when the sun begins to shine as well, which has got to be one day..right?
    Waah, still haven't managed to get myself an Easter egg!

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  2. I always find that with H&M, you find things you like in the catalogue or online but then can never find them in the shop! I have some H&M vouchers at the moment and you can't spend them online, so I'm trying to find something I want from the store!
    The top looks lovely on you :) the majority of my clothes are food baby friendly too.
    emmerliejay x

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  3. That hot choc could not look more tempting right now (scowling at my pint of squash and painkillers right now....) Loving the coral colour, are the jeans the Jamie ones? My latest are a pair of those, they actually seem not to fall half way down my arse after 5m of movement.

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  4. Always a bit jelly about how many different looks you can pull off. Gorgeous as always!
    B. x

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  5. Absolutely love this look, I'm obsessed with neon. So happy it's in fashion :) Gorgeous photos as ever Rosie!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  6. You look amazing! I love your shoes too xo

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  7. Food baby concealment is my top priority when choosing outfits, I blame all the eating out. Your fish finger sandwich looks amazing, I ned to try one! I've only ever been there for breakfast or dinner x

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  8. Loving the new layout Rosie, it's so chic and easy to read - gotta love Abby, she re worked my blog recently too. Great outfit lovely and that hot chocolate looks seriously beaut!

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

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  9. That hot chocolate...yum! I love a (quorn fishless) fishfinger sandwich too - so good!
    Love the colour of that top - so bright!
    The new layout is gorgeous. I really want to freshen mine up so may have to pop over to Abby's site! xx

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  10. I love this outfit, I could definitely wear this.
    And the new layout is really nice!

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  11. I love reading your blog! I went to uni in Bournemouth and I wish I had actually DONE more stuff whilst there. Totally living vicariously through your blog!

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  12. I am drooling over that hot chocolate and fish finger sandwich. Lovely photos too, as ever! That top is lovely on you and the colour is perfect... Alas, it's too loose fitting for me! My bottom half is roughly seven times bigger than my top (might be a tiny smidge of exaggeration there) so I need more fitted top half items. No food baby hiding for me! You would think this would make me eat more healthily but no, my bum is still roughly the same size as Belgium. Love your new blog layout, really fresh and clean looking xx

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  13. Love this, such a pretty colour on you & I love the necklace with it too.
    I know I said it last night, but I ADORE you blog. Makes it an even happier place to come & visit now xx

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  14. Oh my god Rosie I want that top! I'm so jealous!! Does it come in other colours? I'd love it in black. I'm a big fan of anything oversized, not so much for concealing food babies as the permanent baby that is my belly!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  15. You look lovely, that colour looks great on you and the food looks delicious xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  16. I really do like your new blog design. It is very easy on the eyes and a bit romantic feeling.

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  17. I love this outfit, I would never have thought of putting that necklace and top together but the neons look great together. xx

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