So today my wonderful mum and myself went out for a meal at a place called The Elephant, it’s been established since 1934 and recently had a makeover. I’ve been twice with my lovely boyfriend and I raved about the pizzas, so much so that my mum decided we should go ourselves. It was so nice to get dolled up and go out somewhere special, I hadn’t put my makeup on in so long! I washed my hair yesterday and pincurled it, so it was nice to finally feel like my normal self.
My mum hates getting pictures as she’s so critical of herself and always tenses up, but we preserved and got these two which turned out quite nice. She has such beautiful ice blue eyes, I wish I inherited them, mine aren’t as exciting as hers. She’s without doubt my hero and I don’t know what I’d do without her.
I wore one of my favourite dresses which I bought last year from Dorothy Perkins, it’s fitted but flares out and is such a lovely colour, I love green! I love the neckline also, it reminds me of a statement necklace, I’ve taken a closeup of it to show you guys.
To match my vintage hair I went for classic red lips and winged eyeliner, these are two of my favourite makeup traits and are a must if you want to feel apart of the bygone era. I used one of my favourite lip pencils by Max Factor for the base of my lips, I always extend the shape too for a fuller pout, but not too much! I used a Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick, I have quite a few of them and I’d definitely recommend. I took a photo before I took my pincurls out, so you could see how the front of it looks. Please note, I’d slept with my hair like this so it looks a bit messy, but that’s ok as long as they stay in, which thankfully they did.
I also wore my new red bow, which I bought at a Vintage Fair a couple of weeks ago and borrowed my mums cute little flower earrings from Accessorize. I couldn’t find the ones I wore on the website but here’s some that are similar. I love my Poppy Cardigan from New Look, I’ve said before it’s not always easy to wear as it doesn’t go with everything, but I think it works with the red and green. Plus, anything with flowers is so 1950s and perfect for a vintage twist. Here’s a couple of full outfit shots, one with the cardigan and one without. I like this outfit because it’s not too dressy, but it’s not too casual either, it’s just right in my opinion. I know you can see my socks in the photos, but I wore my nice ankle boots and I assure you they were hidden.
I had my favourite, a classic Margarita Pizza, it’s so huge but has such a thin base and was so yummy! Also, because the place is named after an elephant, it has photos of them all around the restaurant and a beautiful statue outside. I love elephants!
I look forward to my next venture here and would recommend it to anyone, especially pizza lovers! It was so nice to spend some quality time with my mum and eat pizza, what could be any better? Until next time!
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