What I Wore: Birthday Lunch

ladypennyfeather in ted baker dress, on the beach in ardmore to birthday lunch

Dress: Ted Baker

Hello everyone! Today I am starting a new series called What I Wore. Its basically going to be post of the outfits I wear on regular days or to specific events. I kicked it off today by getting dressed up for a family lunch celebrating my mothers birthday! It was a glorious day and although none of us wanted to be inside the thoughts of a delicious lunch meant we were ready and out the door in no time! We ate in the White Horses, an incredible restaurant in the little seaside village of Ardmore.

view of ardmore, secnery, landscape

A look at Ardmore from across the bay!

I wore a pretty dress from Ted Baker that I bought in the Christmas sales two years ago and a pair of pink lace up French Sole shoes I bought a few months ago. I wanted to look pretty but not overly formal. I love the bird print on the dress and its one of my all time favorite pieces to wear!

My pretty dress

My beautiful pearl ring and pearl necklace were made by my mother. The necklace was a gift from her but the ring was just a lone for the day unfortunately!

Ring and Necklace both by my mother

Now even more importantly than the outfit in my opinion is the food! Today the White Horses outdid themselves! I had beautiful breaded mushrooms to start and the a spinach and mushroom crepe with melted brie on top (I really like mushrooms!) for my main. It was absolutely divine! The crepe was so heavy though that I had to take my dessert home to eat later! I’m actually so hungry looking back at these pictures. Drool!

Spinach and Mushroom Crepe.

Spinach and Mushroom Crepe.

mmm breaded mushrooms..

mmm breaded mushrooms..

So what a lovely day filled with family, good food and pretty dresses! What more could a girl want?!I hope you all had a lovely weekend and I shall have lots more exciting posts coming to you soon!

My Favourite Lush Products

Lush is my all time favourite shop. I have tried probably all of their products and fallen in love with most of them. Going into the shop is always such a happy experience. The staff is always so friendly and helpful. It can also be a little overwhelming if you haven’t shopped there before with all the colors and smells hitting you at once. So I am going to go through my all time favourite products and whether you are a Lush newbie or an old timer like me, I hope you will find this list helpful! If you want to read any more about any of these products here is a link to the Lush UK website!


Mask of Magnaminty


I would honestly panic if this were not in my beauty cabinet! This face mask is fantastic. It looks and feels like an old school mask with a slightly tingly sensation and green color. It smells like yummy chocolate peppermint and is so refreshing on the skin. I use this if my skin is feeling a little angry or if I feel a breakout coming. You leave it on your skin for about ten minuets and as you was it off it gently exfoliates the skin. I fell like it really  soothes and wakes up my skin! It’s just a good general face mask! 


Big Shampoo

This is my once a week, deep cleanse shampoo. I LOVE IT! I love the smell, I love the texture! It’s not for the faint-hearted though as its chock full of chunky sea salt, which I adore but some people do not! It lathers brilliantly and a little goes a long way, which I love in a shampoo. Its volumizing and smells so fresh, like lemons and coconuts. Its fun and hardworking and just makes me smile when I use it! Another bonus is that your scalp gets a good scrub when you use it!


Aqua Mirabilis


This is one hard-working body butter! It exfoliates and softens your skin to perfection! Its has such a warming comforting scent, like home baking. It leaves your skin smooth and silky without leaving it greasy. I find it more exfoliating than Lush’s top-selling body butter Buffy (which is still beautiful). I use this all over and especially work it into my rough spots!


Tuca Tuca


I love this Lush perfumes. I have both the traditional bottle and the solid perfume. When I first smelled this the girl in Lush told me it was supposed to evoke a 1920’s party feel. Ever since that it reminds me of a carefree Gatsby-esque summer evening. I am in love with this scent. It has notes of violet leaf, vanilla, sandalwood, cassie and ylang ylang. It’s very romantic. So my only problem with this is the liquid perfume. I have to spray it before I get dressed or it stains my lighter colored clothes purple. This has also happened with another Lush perfume. So I mostly use the solid version during the day. The solid perfumes are really strong and not near as expensive as a bottle of scent. I own about 10 of these and there are always a few floating around in my handbag which explains why it looks so worn!


Ro’s Argon Body Conditioner


This is a conditioner for your body that you use as you would a hair conditioner. It is massaged into damp skin and then lightly rinsed off. The smell is so intoxicating I cannot stop sniffing it! It has a warm rose scent. This is the perfect product to use if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to moisture after your shower. Basically a godsend! It contains argon oil, cocoa butter, Shea butter, Brazil nut oil and almond oil. What a beautiful list of ingredients! This leaves your skin looking, feeling and smelling heavenly!


Let the Good Times Roll


I fell in love with this cleanser when it was just a Christmas exclusive and was so over excited when it was made permanent. It can be weird putting something that feels and smells so sugary on your skin but it’s so worth it! It smells like sweet and buttery popcorn. It exfoliates with maize flour and is so softening. It  leaves my skin feeling velvety smooth and plump. The only problem is trying to stop myself from eating it! It’s not for people who don’t like sweet-smelling products. But if you do love this scent try Popcorn Lip Scrub. It has the same smell and you get to lick your lips after putting it onto your lips!


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