I recently went to catch up with my girl Em in Leeds so I thought I'd do a post sharing what we got up to as well as showing you one of my fave new outfits! Em and I often arrange regular meet ups in Leeds or Manchester to catch up and also shoot photos for our blogs - if you're a fashion blogger, I'm sure you'll know how hard it is to take photos without help so it's great that Em and I are in the same position and can help each other out as well as having a catch up in the process.
I travelled to Leeds and met Em at her flat before heading to a yummy thai restaurant for some food. We got a little bit greedy and ordered way too much so we left feeling a little bit sick - not ideal. However, when we got back to Em's house, we soon felt better after her lovely mum made us cups of tea and cute snacks. We chatted the night away watching Body Shockers (anyone else love that show?!) and then headed to bed ready for a day of shooting the next day.
When we got up the next day, we were very surprised to see it was snowing outside. This kind of ruined our plans for the day but we didn't let it bother us too much and ate a yummy breakfast and took our time getting ready in the hope it would clear up by the afternoon. Luckily it did stop snowing but the weather itself was shocking (-3 to be precise) so it's safe to say we were super speedy with our blog photos as we couldn't handle the cold. If you follow me on snapchat (kayljcouture), I'm sure you saw all the action including getting changed in a car - the glamorous life of bloggers. Hehe!!
One of my favourite outfits from the day would have to be this jumper dress I recently picked up from Boohoo. I'm a huge fan of wearing jumper dresses at this time of year as they're comfy and keep me warm but look stylish at the same time. I love the roll neck and cut out shoulder detailing as it adds a little something different to a standard jumper dress. I decided to pair it with my Fashion Union coat (now only £22.50 in the sale) from Brand Attic which is one of my favourite coats of the moment. It's so big and warm but again, really stylish and goes with almost everything in my wardrobe. To finish the look I wore my trusty Linzi Shoes knee high boots and my favourite Fiorelli Hennesy handbag which looks so much more expensive than it actually is.
After shooting, we decided we deserved a treat for baring the minus temperatures so we headed to yummy italian restaurant San Carlo. It was actually my second time visiting a San Carlo restaurant in the space of a week so it's quite safe to say I'm a big fan! The restaurant has the most stunning decor including beautiful marble tables - yes, a blogger dream. We found a nice quiet corner so we could take pictures without being judged (yes when you're photographing every little detail, it can look a little order) and browsed the huge menu to choose what we were going to eat.
We decided to start with a tomato garlic bread and it was absolutely divine. Crispy, fresh and super garlicy - yum! For mains, Em went for a tomato based pasta with extra veg and I chose the butternut squash risotto which was so tasty. As you can see from the images, it came with a whole squash and the risotto was stuffed inside and on the top. I've never seen a risotto presented like that before but it looked really impressive! We also enjoyed a cheeky glass of wine before heading back to Em's house to chill.
All in all I had a super lovely couple of days and can't wait to do it all over again!!