Sunday, 5 July 2015

Fashion | 3 Glam Retro Anniversary Outfits

Last week it was mine and the bf's anniversary (5 years woahh!) so knowing we would be celebrating I decided to kiss goodbye to the last bit of funds I had in my bank account and treat myself to a couple of new outfits to wear. The looks I picked had the typical retro vibes that I'm usually seen it, but I also thought they were quite glam too compared to my usual style. Can't beat a bit of retro glam ey?

Here are the 3 looks I wore and what I got up to in them, hope you like! :) 

Picnic Glam!

White Button Wrap Mini Skirt - £30 Miss Selfridge / Striped Tie Back Top - Topshop (Can't find on their site yet!) / Gold Necklace - £7.99 New Look / Brown Platform Clogs - £56 Topshop / Green Fedora - £25 Topshop

I think this top might just be the best purchase I've made all year! Not only is it super gorgeous but the open cut under arms make it perfect for wearing in the hot weather, (without turning you into a sweaty betty). I thought the cute Miss Selfridge wrap skirt made the perfect companion, and I added some brown accessories for a nautical style look. 

Where I wore it: 
We decided one of our anniversary dates would involve a huge belly stuffing picnic in some pretty setting. So we grabbed lots of tasty bits and headed down to beautiful Bolton Abbey for a bbq picnic by the river. 

In case you ever wondered, platform heels are not the best for paddling in, so i'd 100% advise you to invest in some old school jelly shoes if you're planning on heading down for a paddle yourself - they definitely still have their purpose in life!

Rooftop Cocktails Glam!

Tapestry Print Dress - £65 Sister Jane @ Asos / White Scallop Cross Body Bag - £16 Asos / Orange Platform Court Heels - £19.99 New Look

I'd been eyeing up this tapestry print dress ever since I'd spotted it on the Sister Jane website - a fashion brand I have SOMEHOW only just stumbled upon! They have the most amazing collection of vintage style dresses, but this was the one I fell in love with the most. It seemed like only fate then when I found it again when browsing the Asos website, and into the basket it went. Whilst on that Asos browse I also purchased the super cute scallop edge bag that I thought would go perfectly with it! I threw on a pair of New Look orange heels and the look was complete. :)

Where I wore it:
For another of our dates we decided to explore our very own city, as it's not often you take time to appreciate how lovely the place where you actually live in is. We went round all the arcades buying cute bits and pieces for each other and had a lovely meal and cocktails on the roof top terrace in Harvey Nichols. Followed by...lots more cocktails around Leeds (including my absolute favourite white chocolate raspberry cream cocktail from The Alchemist which is like a dessert - SO GOOD!). 

Spa Day Glam!

Button Front A Line Dress - £42 Asos / Tan Ankle Strap Heels £24.99 New Look / Dark Red Fedora Hat - River Island / Dark Red Satchel - Asos

This last look involves another Asos buy, a pretty denim print a-line dress which is part of the Textile Federation for Asos collection. If you're wondering about how comfortable a denim dress can actually be in the summer heat - then don't worry! It's actually made from a really lightweight denim making it absolutely fine. I wore it with a dark red fedora hat and a dark red satchel, along with some (very large!) ankle strap heels for a final glam look.

Where I wore it:
The third date we picked for our 5 year celebrations was a spa day at the gorgeous Oulton Hall in Leeds. Such a lovely place with great staff - when we arrived we were offered complimentary drinks (the boyfriend asked if they were alcoholic and I had to remind him it was 10am and that it was meant to be a healthy day!) and we were given a towel, slippers and robe to relax in all day. 

The BF was a little skeptical about the whole thing at first, but once we were in the pool and Jacuzzi relaxing and enjoying ourselves he soon came round. I think spa days just sound really girly so men think they have to put on the whole "noooo I'm too manly for that" charade, but everyone enjoys being pampered/relaxed! 

We decided to go all out and get a full body wrap massage whilst we were there which was sooo amazing! I would honestly recommend it so much, I felt like a content sausage roll wrapped up all cosy after getting massaged all over - super relaxing :)

Oulton Hall Leeds
And that's all for my 3 anniversary outfits! Thanks so much for reading, what have you got up to on your anniversary dates? And have you ever had a spa day? Would love to know your thoughts :)

Gabby xo



  1. this sounds like such a wonderful anniversary gabby! never been to oulton hall but it sounds like a good day out. you look wonderful as per and i love the denim a line dress - very summery! x

    1. Thanks Leanne! It was really fun and nice to have a break :)

      Ah glad you liked the outfit - looking forward to catching up with your blog! xoxo

  2. I am in love with that striped top! Looks like I will be taking a trip to Topshop soon! :)

  3. I just love all the outfits!!

    1. Thanks so much! Glad you liked and took the time to comment - thank you :) xoxo

  4. These outfits are all completely gorgeous! I can't pick a favourite they're all so pretty - you have a great style!
    Flower Crowns and Fairytales

    1. Aw thanks so much Mischa! Glad you liked them and will deffo have to check your own blog out :) xoxo

  5. Congratulations on 5 years! Sounds like you had a lovely time, I love that you did three celebrations! I can see why you love the topshop top so much, it's so classic and versatile! All gorgeous looks but I especially love the colour pallette in the last one!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

    1. Thanks so much Sinead! We had a lovely time :) Ah so glad you liked the outfits - looking forward to catching up with your blog! xoxo

  6. So many lovely outfits, I'm a big fan of the red skirt!

    Louise x


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