My Dream Lockdown
Friday Night In
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in 2020 it’s that life is short, anything can happen and it’s important to live in the moment. I know, I know, it’s easier said than done. For my mental wellbeing, it’s important for me to keep things as normal as possible and equally, it’s never been more important to stay home, stay safe and save lives.
Pre-pregnancy/Covid, I loved getting glammed up and heading out to the West End for long boozy lunches or dinners with friends. I enjoyed visiting nearer to home in Hampstead for cocktails and dim sum or steak too. But of course now that baby number two’s due date is around the corner, and given that we’re in lockdown, things have changed.
I love a Friday night date night in. It’s all about inviting the fun in to our home and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Now lets be realistic, date night doesn’t happen very often with a toddler and being pregnant means I’ve no inclination to drink alcohol. That said, there are other ways I can enjoy myself – getting dressed up and doing lovely makeup! It’s also a great escape from a week spent indoors protecting the lives of others.
So, feeling inspired by this gorgeous Pretty Lavish purple sequin dress, I thought I’d curate an edit of the best bits that make me feel a million dollars – or ready to sober party! Pretty Lavish is a gorgeous brand with some truly beautiful, purse-friendly dresses, tops, skirts and party pieces. Check out my favourites below.
Shop My Look
*Dress – Pretty Lavish
Bag – Topshop
*Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Pretty Lavish Favourites
Disclaimer: I’m 8.5 months pregnant but everything featured here is main sizing. Dress kindly gifted from Pretty Lavish and shoes gifted by Kurt Geiger (old season)..
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Do you dress up for a lockdown staying in Friday night session?
Words & styling by Lauren Silvester, photography by Zoe Griffin