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Posted on: 20 April 2009

The weather has been strange. One day there is a terrible thunderstorm and then the next minute it is lovely and sunny. Still at least when it's rainy I can use my umbrella. It's actually lasted me for a good two years...which goes to show that Accessorize umbrella's aren't just pretty, they can last too!
One of my favourite shops to look for gifts is located down one of the Victorian Arcades in the city, Piccadilly Arcade. The Arcade itself is really lovely with a painted ceiling. Unfortunately apart from an antique jewellers and my favourite, Smithsonia (which sells gifts and jewellery) the other shops keep closing and reopening. A fairy themed shop now sells urban street wear.
Over the weekend I went to a little Japanese restaurant called Mount Fuji. The staff are super friendly and even better, it is a genuine Japanese restaurant rather than the less authentic Yo! Sushi chains. The staff are so friendly and when we left the restaurant, almost all of the staff shouted goodbye and thank you, which is always super nice! I had my favourite, yummy Chicken Karaage Bento.
After, I stopped in River Island and tried this dress on. I had to pull the dress up and belt it because it was so long. I love the print and the 50s vibe. I told myself I was on a shopping ban and it stayed in the shop. It's pretty but I can live without it.
Becky my youngest sister, was lucky enough to score these boots from New Look. They are similar to a pair that TopShop did in the Winter but were a huge £60. For those with small feet, I'd advise you to shop in the teen section of New Look. In the normal shoe section, these STILL sold for £30 but in the kids section, these were only £15 but had reduced in the sale to a bargainous £5!! I still can't get over it. Luckily we share the same shoe size so I can borrow these!
We ended our day out with some yummy Baklava from one of the stalls in the shopping centre. So much honey but so good once in a while!

42 comments:

  1. I love the print on that dress.

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  2. :-) cute umbrella... i lose so many! sigh. quite a lot of the blogosphere seems to be on shopping bans at the moment lol!

    xxxc

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  3. It must've been tough to leave that dress behind ... but good on ya for resisting temptation!

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  4. Cute boots! And oh my gosh, I am obsessed with Baklava. So delicious and rich. :)

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  5. Your umbrella is too cute! I am craving for japanese rice. hehe

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  6. we should go that place win! I'm all depressed cos I wanna go watch a band yet have noone to go with and would feel weird going on my own!

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  7. Hi there-your sister did well to score on those boots!! The food you eat always look so delicious and yummy, I'm drooling, LOL!

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  8. gorgeous dress.
    and your lunch looks yummy :)
    xx

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  9. that umbrella is precious!
    and now i really need some baklava.
    damn
    oh and got my bike back....

    *bisous*

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  10. fun prints on the umbrella and love the dress too!

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  11. realy realy amazing!!
    love your blog <3


    exchange links???


    love lara

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  12. New Look is probably one of my favourite places to go for shoes!

    My cheapest shoe buy at New Look is £3 but they won't NEARLY as gorgeous as your sisters.

    I think the dress suits you. Keep an eye on them and maybe catch them in the sale? xxx

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  13. that fooodd.... yummy!
    and such a cute umbrella :)

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  14. the food looks so good, how i love my food
    the dress is pretty too xx

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  15. Ah, I saw that River Island dress and totally fell in love with it! I want it so badly, it's absolutely gorgeous. I'm thinking of waiting to their next sale, and praying that they have one in my size!

    I can't believe you went to see Bats for Lashes too, lucky you! I totally love her!

    http://becausewearingblacklooksmysterious.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  16. I really need to buy a new umbrella, mine is so old...but I didn't find the best one for me....the rain time is starting here...

    Kisses winnie!

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  17. Ooh that dress is lovely, I can never find very much in the River Island near me, its so annoying seeing other bloggers in really nice stuff from there!

    Yum baklava is lovely, I had some from Turkey once (:

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  18. Hiii, this is so funny, I also listen to the name Winnie ;D. That's ofcourse a cool name, haha ;]. I love your blog & pics, this is a nice blog to see! have nice day girl, xoxo Winnie (:

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  19. so cute! this also made me rather hungry though... haha

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  20. I want that umbrella! :)

    i don't like baklava, because so sweet for me! :P

    XoXo

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  21. Well done on refraining from buying the dress, I wish I had the willpower to say no to clothes!!

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  22. Mmm all the food looks delicious! I'm impressed once again at your dedication to the shopping ban! Once I'd tried something on, that would be it - I'd have to buy it! Well done! How long left? :) x

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  23. Baklava! I die. I love that stuff.

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  24. food looks too good, it's making me very hungry!

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  25. like the dress x

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  26. :O Those boots were an absolute steal!! Your umbrella is so cute :) Oooh and that food looks so yummy.

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  27. Oh your food looks delicious! Those prints are all so cute =)

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  28. I want japanese food...
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  29. i want your umbrella!!!
    very funny :)

    you make me hungry right now...
    what an amazing japanese food.
    it looks so tasty...
    ok, i must stop to think about ,how tasty it must be ,haha :D

    take care :*

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  30. those boots are so cute, what a bargain!

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  31. Love your umbrella! It's so cute! And that fairy themed shop sounds so whimsical!

    LOVE Japanese food; I can basically live on sashimi if I could afford to:D

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  32. I am salivating at the sight of that food! So delicious =] Bento boxes are love!

    Bisous,
    La C.

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  33. the babooshka print of your umbrella is really cute! very Japanese, perfect for the yummy Japanese food you ate. hehe. by the way the Piccadilly Arcade looks really nice. as if it's a hotel or something like the cathedrals in Rome. beautiful painted ceilings!

    and oh your sister's boots is a great find! looks like from Topshop! lucky her to have a small feet, hehe. that baklava looks tasteful to me! :)

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  34. oh i added you to my links, Winnie! :)

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  35. I definitely need to get myself a pretty printed umbrella. But it has to be tough because the wind in Wellington is like a whiplash!

    I've just discovered your blog and I love it. You've been linked!

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  36. adore the colour combo on the dress darling! I agree some restaurant would say Japanese but they are not authentic at all...I luv the indian curry in your country! YUM!!

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  37. I'm such a sucker for loud prints!
    I love your dress!!
    PeAce & BoWs...
    prettyneons X
    PS...You've made me feel really very hungry now he he.

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  38. thank u for dispelling my myth for accessories umbrellas. everything in this post looks quite amazing.

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  39. Baklava *drooollll*

    &

    i was totally good on my clothes shopping ban!! i did spend £20 on hello kitty goods but whatever it wasnt clothes...!

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