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Metallic and Tweed

I love mixing prints and colours, especially those that clash and wouldn't normally go together.  I really don't know how I would describe my style because I have a mixture of classic city chic with girly grunge.  Sometimes I dress quite loud and eccentric and other times I'm more muted with neutral colours.  Sometimes I want to look put together and other times I just want casual comfort.

Last Friday I went to Roof East in London which is such a cool venue.  It's on the 8th floor of a multi storey carpark in Stratford and every few months they change the theme.  Until the end of February it's ski lodges and igloos.  They also have slider games and live music.  Oh and some great cocktails and food!  

I had a Pretty in Pink cocktail which was prosecco, vodka and berry juice and my boyfriend had a Zombie which was 3 types of rum mixed with lemonade!  We then got chips and pizza from the Greedy Pig stall who kindly made mine vegan for me :)

As I was going straight from the office I needed something that was work appropriate (I'm a trainee lawyer) but still with a bit of edge to show my own style so I wore this tweed skirt from Warehouse with a black Primark roll neck jumper and my favourite metallic flatforms from ASOS.

What do you think of this look?

Lauren xx

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A Weekend in Manchester

I went to Manchester for New Year.  My boyfriend has friends there so we thought it would be nice to all get together and do something.  The problem was everyone (especially boys!) was quite unorganised and so nothing really got planned and we ended up staying in.. and playing video games?!  Was more like a boys night in than a celebration but seeing as the girls were outnumbered (2 v 4) we had little choice.

I didn't get to see a whole lot of Manchester because we were only there for one night and spent most of it with friends but what I did see I liked and definitely want to go back.  It's a really chilled out City with a quirky vibe.  It's not what I was expecting.  I thought it might be a bit run down with loud obnoxious people but I was so wrong!

I can see why it attracts young people and there's so much going on and things to do.  For a vegan there were a lot of vegan restaurants that I saw on my Happy Cow app although we stuck with what we know and had Zizzi for dinner and Subway for lunch!  

The train from London only took 2 hours so not bad at all.  I would like to explore more if I went back.  I hear the night life is quite good and they have lots of cool bars and club with live music.  They also have warehouse raves which are kinda my guilty pleasure ;)

Have you been to Manchester?  What else should I do there?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

1. Jacket - Tesco, Jeans - John Lewis, Trainers - Vans
2. Top - Misguided, Trousers - ASOS
Skirt - Warehouse
Shoes - ASOS

Dress - Supertrash
Boots - ASOS

Jumper - ASOS
Jeans - Armani
Shoes - HM

Dress - Forever21
Boots - Public Desire

What one is your favourite?

Lauren xx

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