Tigerlilly Quinn: A little date and a valentines outfit - What mama wore

Monday, 9 February 2015

A little date and a valentines outfit - What mama wore


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 


La Redoute are giving away an annual subscription to My Little Box for three lucky winter. You can enter the competition via Twitter or Facebook by using the hashtag #LaRomance to tell us the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to them.
Expressing the story within the character limit is all part of the challenge! You find out more here

49 comments:

Amy said...

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Claire said...

Gorgeous outfit and such a sweet little story about Tom setting the room up for you. We used to have those catalogues too. I loved the smell of Yves Rocher products. May have to order now for old times sake! Great comp too x

Jayne said...

What a sweet gesture your other half did for you :), love the outfit too, really suits you x

laura redburn said...

haha my boyfriend doesn't have a romantic bone in his body. still love him though ;) love that cardie!

Jaime Oliver said...

It sounds like some really amazing products out there ...i love the idea of the floor .. we are in a semi with a couple that are permanently partying and it drives me bonkers! .. although they are super heavy footed normally too

Bek B said...

I love the idea of magnetic plaster and silent floors. What great products! Love your photos x

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

You look great, I love the skirt! Mr C isn't remotely romantic either, although last year I didn't even remind him it was Valentine's Day and he got me a present for the first time which was nice. A SAMCRO t-shirt too which went down well ;) xx

Jen Walshaw said...

I love the idea of magnetic walls. They would save me so much stress. I HATE my plasterboard walls

Caroline - My Family Ties said...

The magnetic walls are a brilliant idea! What a great and very inspirational day out - thank you for sharing with us!

lisa prince said...

you look lovely, i actually bought my girls a skirt similar and i love how you have matched it with the lovely mustard cardi x

Sarah Anguish said...

I need that silent floor and magnetic walls in my life, amazing!

Em Rathbone said...

Magnetic plaster is genius, I would buy that in a heartbeat!

Nova said...

What great ideas, I can see why you loved them so much. And wow, stunning photos :)

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Lucy said...

I love La Redroute you chose the perfect outfit how beautiful is the mustard cardigan which will go with lots of things, a love post about how romance is about the everyday small efforts that people make. Tom sounds like a keeper Lucy

lisa prince said...

wow this is somewhere i would love to see , magnetic walls , yes please x

Fiona said...

I absolutely love your cardigan, so beautiful! Hope you had a lovely date :) xx

You Baby Me Mummy said...

That sounds like a really fun day hun and what a beautiful setting x

Thou Shalt Not Covet said...

How fun and interesting too, magnetic walls sound amazing! xxx

Gretta Schifano said...

The new floor sounds amazing, that will make a real difference to people living close together.

Adele Clarke said...

Such a cute outfit! I was eyeing up that cardi the other day so it's nice to see it on. :-)

Mellissa Williams said...

I've wanted to go to The Shard for ages, what a view. Magnetic walls - how amazing!

Clare Nicholas said...

Magnetic walls.....Just wow!

MinaJoshi5409 said...

Wow - what a view. I would have found it difficult to concentrate on anything with that super view. I like the idea of magnetic walls and silent floors.

Gill Crawshaw said...

You do look really fab. Did you get to pick the clothes or did they just send a brilliant choice? x

Laura Rocksteady said...

What a lovely day off and I totally agree - having some adult time totally resets the mind and makes one more patient. I love your Joules coat by the way - the colour is amazing and how lovely does this cafe look!


Laura

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh these little chocolate stars look so yummy!! I agree I think that baking is a great learning process for little ones in so many ways and having a tasty end result is always good ;)


Laura x

But why mummy why? said...

Love this outfit Fritha, you look lovely! x

Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime said...

I need that cardigan in my ife! x

Elisa said...

What a beautiful story! I love hearing about how people met.
I am obsessed with that skirt! Off to check out if my local LaRedoute carries it too.

sonya said...

Love that magnetic wall idea - my boys would love it and I can see me using it as a way to display my collection of postcards!

Ruthy Jenkins said...

Sounds like you had a really fun day. I love your People Tree trousers - I'm tempted to get the top in the same pattern!

Damaris / The cat, you and us said...

This outfit is so cute Fritha! :) La Redoute also brings me back memories, my grandma was an addict ;) she only was subscribed to this one, and when it arrived I played with her to guess what she was going to pick. The handmade flowers story is very sweet!

Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and said...

Sounds like a really fun day with fab views. Love the idea of magnetic walls!

mummydaddyme said...

B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l lady. xx

Otilia said...

Oh the shard....I always admire it but I am so scared of heights! Maybe one day i will find the courage as it looks like you had a fantastic day there!

Polly Davies said...

looks like a fab day out! wish I could have come!

Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl said...

Love those little birdies on the cardigan! Very sweet.

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Katie Albury said...

Such a cute look! I keep arriving at work lately thinking 'why have I dressed like a boy again' in checked shirts, jeans and trainers. I love wearing pretty dresses (loving the skirt!) and I really should make more of an effort! x

bericebaby said...

I've never been to the Shard, its on my list of places to visit though :D
Love all your posts always inspiriting.
Thanks for sharing hun
Charlotte x

New Mum Online said...

Oh my God I would have loved to have gone to this. Your photography is OUT of this world as usual. Candy for the eyes (and the soul). Thanks for an inspiring read xx

kathrynsharman said...

Cute!!! I like Redoute a lot too, you can find all sorts on there. I have the same shoes in black too!! x

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Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I imagine it was quite chilly even in that cardigan! Beautiful choices. I love the skirt especially. I also love the idea of a coffee date! We're really lucky in having so much family around that we can do evenings but I often can't be bothered by the time I've put the kids to bed!

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