Velvet Boobtube Maxi Dress | My Ensemble (OOTD)

Yesterday was my birthday, so a bunch of my close friends and I went out for a celebratory meal at Tom's Kitchen, Canary Wharf (yes, I know it seems like I spend most of my life in CW - I'm beginning to think so, too).

DRESS: ASOS | BAG: Zara |  NECKLACE: eBay | BRACELET: Boohoo | EARRINGS: Topshop

I initially bought a different outfit, but had to return it for an exchange because it did fit - the zip didn't go past my derriere! But when it started to dawn on me that I wouldn't get a replacement in time, I opted for this velvet number. Tucked away in my wardrobe, I had never worn it before, so whisked it out and, as if by divine intervention, had one of those 'yes' moments in front of the mirror.

Velvet = luxury, and I love how this dress creates a flattering silhouette by hugging all the right places, yet still allowing me to feel free.

Outfit photos taken by Catherine Doherty

Oh yes, almost forgot to mention: new hair. Got one's hair did in pick n' drop braids as a protective style for autumn (the season is officially here).

So, we dined well and were merry (Eating Out post here).

Anything with passionfruit in it, I'm having it!
Raspberry and passionfruit fizz cocktail.
I made a wish and blew out my candle...
White chocolate and passionfruit creme brulé
Thanks for all the birthday love! 

As ever, 

Rebecca-Monique  

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