Old friends, a birthday, a Eurovision song contest and wedding talk!

It’s been one of those amazing weekends.  I still feel on a high, though slightly weary after a weekend of excesses.  Karin and Simon left this morning to head back to Stockholm but it was a memorable weekend.

Yes I did help choose the rings:)  I think Karin found my advice invaluable…BUT I have promised not to share photos of it before the wedding in August.  Needless to say it is a classic and stunning.   The boys and girls then parted ways, as the ladies took on some hardcore shopping.  Two pairs of Jimmy Choos, a Jimmy Choo clutch, a Coach handbag and a pair of ballet flats later Karin was all shopped out.  And you’ll never guess what – I didn’t buy a thing!! I was having so much fun offering advice that I got my shopping endorphins vicariously through Karin.

I did however do some ‘browsing’ and I fell seriously head over heels (pun intended) for these Miu Miu jazz shoes!



Had I had 2 glasses of wine at lunch instead of one I’m quite sure this McQueen clutch would have come home with me.

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Then I took some photos of a potential birthday present – I like to help my Husband out with a couple of pointers:)

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As for Karin’s haul here’s one pair of the gorgeous wedding shoes – these are for the ceremony.



Naturally we had to get a pair for dancing in too:)



This is the bag that Karin walked away with from Coach.  I adore the style – so slouchy and the interior design is perfect.  I am lusting after it in yellow.  Coach seem to have really upped their game recently and are moving away from the heavily branded C logo bags – thank goodness.



On Friday night after a tiring day of shopping we all headed out to our favorite restaurant where Simon proposed to Karin last year.  MUCH fun was had.  I was thrilled to wear my Ted Baker dress for the first time!

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Dress – Ted Baker (no longer available online) // Shoes – Nine West // Clutch – YSL // Bracelets – Tiffany & Co // Ring – David Yurman


On Saturday it was Poppy’s birthday so after presents we went to her favorite BBQ joint for lunch.  Later that afternoon she had the time of her life dancing to the Eurovision Song contest!  We were SO excited that we managed to stream it live – quite giddy with excitement actually!

Yesterday we headed out for a little more shopping.  You’ll be relieved to know this time I did actually leave the Mall with something.  Two things in fact.  I am enamored with Gap at the moment and I left with 2 pairs of jeans.  The neon were in the sale in store but don’t appear to be online.



I LOVE these paint splattered skimmers.  Both pairs are very stretchy and I managed to get into a 27″ in both so definitely size down.



On Sunday night we headed out for steak and fabulous red wine.  Yummy – those 27″ might not fit today.

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Shoes – Zara // Jacket – Zara (similar here) // Blouse – Zara (old) // Trousers – Zara // Clutch – YSL

Today it is a day for comfort and drinking lots of water.  The sun is shining here again after a weekend of rain – not that we noticed it – we were having so much fun.  Till next time our special friends.

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Sandals – Zara // Skirt – Asos // T-shirt – Boden (similar here) // Neon scarf – Forever 21

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18 thoughts on “Old friends, a birthday, a Eurovision song contest and wedding talk!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Not till August – plenty of time for research!!! Though he just did say he wasn’t keen on buying more bags for me – I might have to start window shopping at Cartier.com instead!

  1. glamrosie

    You are so brave in trying so many different looks, I am jealous! And what’s more, they always work on you, go girl! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Oh thanks Natalie! Brave or mad? I do like to be a bit more adventurous especially here as a lot of people play it safe.

  2. Martha Merrill Wills

    You are MY KINDA GIRL! Sometimes the best shopping is with someone else, when they do all the buying. Those Jimmy Choo wedges are so beautiful. What perfect wedding shoes! X

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I’ll come shopping with you then and let you spend lol! Now I just have to choose a dress and shoes for myself for the wedding what fun!

      1. Martha Merrill Wills

        I’ve been hunting for dresses myself. At graduation yesterday all these ladies had on fun summer dresses and I felt like such a dud… linen midi skirt, cardigan and jack rodgers. It was so uninspired.

  3. Lissy

    Looks like a fun and action packed weekend! I love the Ted Baker dress. I popped into their shop in Boston this past weekend for the first time and I just loved it. I left only with a top but there were many things i could see myself wearing.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Oooh lucky you having a store! We don’t have one here but there is a small concession in Bloomingdale’s. They are actually cheaper to buy when I go back to the UK. My sister has loved Ted Baker for years – they have some very pretty feminine items but I love these bold prints!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It was fun in the JC store – I think they were thrilled as I encouraged her that she needed 2 pairs of shoes not just one! x

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