Tom is quite a romantic person in lots of ways. He's always so good with thoughtful gifts and takes real pride in making something all that bit more special. When we first started dating he would write me actual love letters with cute little gifts he'd find in the market like buttons and kawaii style jewellery.
He's done a bunch of romantic things over the six years we've been together (including proposing!) but I think my favourite was the time I moved back to Bristol to be with him and into a room of a shared house. He knew one of my friends I was moving in with and knowing I wouldn't have any furniture when I arrived or any money to buy any for a while he decked my room out in an inflatable bed and made handmade flowers in vases along the floor. It was the sweetest surprise.
You can read how we got together here.
Nowadays we don't have much time (or babysitters) for going out and being as 'care-free' as we used to be but I really don't mind it all that much. I've always been the type of person that likes a quite night in drinking wine and just chatting.
Tom and I took a coffee date on his lunch break the other day which is as close to a 'date date' as we get these days but I love them all the same.
I was sent this outfit by La Redoute which is a very nostalgic brand for me. When I was growing up the only two mail order magazines my mum would subscribe to would be La Redoute and Yves Rocher (I guess she liked french brands!). I would flick though the glossy pages every time it arrived imaging myself as a grown up able to wear those clothes. I would imagine what my life would be like and how I would be so chic ;)
I'm pretty obsessed with this skirt and the collar top I have underneath this cardigan. It was far to chilly to take off but I'll link at the end to each of the items. The pink ballet pumps have sparkly heels too!
This whole outfit came in at under £80 for everything which is pretty amazing.
Skirt / flats / cardigan / top
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