an evening in italy

Good evening! Firstly I never expected to wake up this morning with five followers already – thank you so much, it really, really made my day!
So a standard Saturday for me is always spent at some point working. I work in The Gap in Wimbledon and I’ve worked in the company for nearly three years now selling moderately priced jumpers, boot cut jeans and plain tees. So of course I trundled off to work through a soggy South London at 11am and returned at 7pm to find my partner Ben had booked us for a meal at our local Italian. I know it’s meant to be Valentines Day/weekend so this kind of behaviour is expected to be pretty standard amongst couples, but to be honest we aren’t huuuuge believers in the whole thing so it was more a nice evening in the respect that it was a treat, as we don’t go dining out that often :). So this is what I wore:

 sorry these photos are awful!
My dress is from an eBay seller who’s name I can’t remember, i’m so sorry. If you are interested I can go through my history and try and find her, all i know is that it came from Japan and she handmade it. It has no tags, and it’s quite clearly hand stitched in parts. I absolutely love it! The top part is faux fur with pearly beads sewn in a linear pattern on top of the brown cotton skirt.  I always team this with my Accessorize peacock waist belt, i feel it is the only dress that really needs it – because the stitching is quite high on me (i’m fairly tall) the belt holds it in place from moving and stops me getting annoyed! In the first photo – which i did wear out – i’ve got a long Gap merino cardi in a deep plum purple. My boots are from Office.

I’ve tied all my hair up in a side pony and i’m not sure how visible it is but there is a black leather bow in my hair which I bought about a month ago from H&M for £2.99, bargain!


This is my clutch bag which I grabbed in the sale at Accessorize for £9.99.

Both my rose ring and bundle of bracelets tied together by ribbon, again, from Accessorize – part of the current collection 🙂

And finally my necklace, also from Accessorize (incase you can’t tell,  I love Accessorize!!) Think it is still permanent but don’t hold me to it!

My face of the night (FOTN)
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
MAC Face and Body in N1 (i mix these two together to make a lighter coverage&shade)
L’oreal Concealer 
YSL Touche Eclat in 01
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping
N.Y.C Blush Colour Wheel
Benefit Get Even Pressed Powder in 01
Urban Decay Primer Potion
To set all the powder I use Liz Earle Tonic Spritzer (looove this, gives foundation a real glow.)
Eyes: MAC Eyeshadow in Sweet Eyes (Passions of Red 2008 Classic Eyes palette)
MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters
MAC Eyeshadow in Tempting
MAC Eyeshadow in In Awe (Passions of Red 2008 Classic Eyes palette)
Urban Decay Eyeliners in Eldorado and Stash
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
And The London Lipgloss of today was:

MAC Lipglass in Icescape 
A new addition to my lipgloss family, this one was purchased from the Love Lace collection 🙂
Wow! If you made it through all that – make yourself a cuppa! Sorry it was so long! What are your plans for this weekend? Are you against Valentines, off for a romantic day, an evening with the girls or not really bothered at all? And please tell me what you think of my integrated make-up/clothing posts – should i separate them?
See you soon,
Zoe-Louise xox