Bubbacue, Backpacks and A Bit of Blue

Recently I was at the re-launch of Bubbacue, a delicious Barbeque themed restaurant in Belfast.  Actually that synopsis doesn’t do it justice at all!  Bubbacue actually tell us on their website that they ‘Embrace the art of the relaxed American tradition which uses smoke to tenderize meat’, a method that produces delicious results!  And you have to try their sides (the macaroni cheese!!) and actually my favourite, their lemonade!

Although the calendar said August, the weather said November but that was not going to deter me.  Like many of us, I like to make the best of the time still called ‘summer’ and wear the wardrobe that works with the name!  I took a quick trip to Dublin a few weeks ago, and having spent much of the holidays day tripping with my little boy, I had managed to miss all the sales up to this point.  Zara is my favourite store to shop the sales in, I always find something that will carry me through to the next season at a bargain price.  But my focus this time was different. I wanted to find a few extra pieces for a few days in the sunshine.  So I took the opportunity to scour the final sale rails, loading my arms with lots of changing room options.

I found a beautiful blue dress with pretty stitched detail along the bust.  I tried it on and knew it would be perfect for the heat of the Croatian sun as it was floaty to where it fell, just around knee length.  It was only as I strolled along the beach front that I realised there were pockets in the strangest of places.  Yes, it was actually a skirt!  But in the name of wearing cutting edge fashion, well actually, because I loved the look of it as a dress, I continued to wear it this way.

So now being home and still having a little tan on my skin, I ignored the autumnal weather and headed out for dinner.  I added some straps to the dress (being small chested, I don’t really suit strapless tops), threw on my denim jacket and wore it with my trusty trainers.  And as I was now taking any spare opportunity to get back to the routine of blogging, I wore my new Mi-Pac, gifted from Menarys, filled with magazines, books and my laptop to complete the look.  Not only do I love the soft touch and the polka dot design of this backpack, but with it’s interior including plenty of pockets and separations, it is perfect for carrying anywhere!

Thanks to Jane Williams at JPR, all the lovely staff at Bubbacue and Menarys for sending me my backpack!