What I Wish I Was Wearing

Coast floral dress
Ben and I were supposed to be down in Stratford-upon-Avon with Charley and Frankie this weekend, but not all went to plan. Of course it didn’t, I was there wasn’t I! So, we set off after work at 5.30pm on Friday evening and stopped at Meadowhall, a shopping centre in Sheffield, about an hour and a half from our house for tea and to pick up some swimming shorts for Frankie who had forgotten his. As we left the car park, we turned a corner and BANG, our tyre burst. Luckily we have breakdown cover with our Nationwide bank account, so we gave them a call straight away, at around 8.20pm. They gave us some numbers to ring for local 24/7 tyre fitters, since our car doesn’t have a spare tyre. Half of them rang off, the other half were for ‘commercial vehicles only’, so we rang back Nationwide just after 9pm to arrange for a recovery vehicle to pick us up. It would be half an hour they said. Then another call, from the recovery company, it would be an hour. Okay, we thought, maybe they’ll be here by 10pm, we can get down to Stratford and all will be good. But no, it got later, and later – we had more and more calls, “Another half an hour”, “Another hour”, “We’ve just dispatched a vehicle to you, it’s on its way and will be just 30 minutes”. Another hour later, we rang them to say that 60 minutes had gone since they dispatched the vehicle, and got the response that there had been a “hold up” and it would be another 30 minutes or so. So finally, we got picked up at around 1.30am, having burst the tyre at 8.15pm. At this point, we couldn’t get taken as far as Stratford which was around 2 to 2.5 hours away, so they took us home, so our 3.5 hour journey to Stratford took 9 hours to get us…well, home again. We finally got to bed at around 3.30am with our trip to Stratford out the window.
And this is just what happens when you’re trying to travel with me – you just have to accept it! We stayed positive until around midnight, when it got really cold and damp in the car then started getting annoyed and fed up. We’d each had a whole day at work too, so we were very tired too. Luckily, we weren’t on the motorway when it blew – we think it might have had some damage from a pot hole on our lane and the tension on the corner caused to blow, so it could have been any time, so pretty fortunate we were only in a car park going 5 miles an hour! We pulled into a bus stop just outside the shopping centre too, so at least we could go in there to the toilets too!!
Sooo, long story short, we had a long night on Friday and were pretty exhausted, got the tyre changed on Saturday lunchtime then went back to my parents’ house to have tea with them and my grandparents on Saturday evening, so at least that was nice! We would have been too fed up and tired to cook! And today we’ve come home, tidied the house and collapsed on the sofa, me in a pair of leggings (I know!), and massive jumper. So, finally getting to the point, the purpose of this post is to show what I wish I could be wearing if I wasn’t so comfortable in my slouchy wear! I’ve been lusting over this Coast dress for weeks – I’ve just got an F&F one that’s similar in style to it (which I’ll be showing you in a few days!) but this one is so pretty but too expensive for just another dress right now. I decided to stick on a bit of a blue theme with it, including a pearl and starfish necklace, baby blue coat and asymmetric blue heels. Asymmetric heels are my favourite right now – they generally have a low heel that’s good for work with no platform but look nice. You’ve all seen my ASOS ones way too many times (each word there links to a separate post where I’m wearing them by the way…), but I’ve ruined those a little now, so I’ve just ordered a similar pair from New Look in black and in mint green – I ordered the black ones in a size 4 because they’re wide fit (I’m usually a 5) and I have very narrow feet, and they fit just right, but the mint green in a size 5 are way way too big, weird! I need to swap them green for a smaller size.


  1. January 26, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Oh my gosh Sian, what a nightmare! At least you’re both safe and it was just a tyre – nothing worse!
    I love that dress, but it would terrify me to wear it (clingy scares me most days!) Would look gorgeous on your figure though x x x

  2. January 29, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Oh no! That sounds awful, it might not have been so bad if it hadn’t ruined your entire trip.

    On another note, I wish I were wearing this outfit too. So many pretty blues.

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