Friday, 16 November 2012

Weekend in Birmingham...

Hat from Sweden, Coat and bag: Zara, Leather skirt: H&M, Neon sweater: Marc Cain, Tights: Falke, Boots: Office
A few weekends ago, I visited Birmingham to see some university friends. We studied for 3 years here and loved every minute of it. Birmingham often gets a bad reputation, but I love it. This photo was taken outside the magnificent Selfridges in the Bullring Shopping centre, the exterior was based on the sequins of a Paco Rabanne dress! Every single shop under the sun is here and I always make sure I stop by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (which is free admission) to get some inspiration.

Ever on a budget, we booked our tickets through Red Spotted Hanky, which I love as it's fuss-free with no admin or delivery charges - we managed to get a return train ticket for £12 each. We stayed in a Pod Hotel called Nite Nite, which is basically a bed, plasma screen and bathroom - it's really clean and if you're only staying one night, it's definitely worth it - we both stayed for £42 between us.

In the Pod room!
When staying warm is top priority, make sure you wear a statement jumper to fight the dreary weather:

Angora jumper, £140, Jaeger
Wool jumper, £24.99, New Look
Cashmere panel jumper, £110, Whistles
Wool jumper, £20, Next


  1. I didn't know you went to Uni in Brum! Mr Brogue is from the Black Country. We used to love shopping at the old rag market (that's gone now though, right?). Next time you go pop to the Black Country Living Museum. Best fish and chips I've ever had and your ticket lasts for A YEAR AND A HALF!

    1. Apparently, according to my dad anyway, they also have good lock museums!? Something to do with the industrial more thing you and I have in common, Mrs Brogue!

  2. I worked in Birmingham/Solihull for a couple of years and I agree it does get a bad rep. Its a shame as the place has a lot to offer. I *love* Selfridges and there are some great National Trust properties nearby too. Oh, and I love Island Bar for a great cocktails, music and crowd. Ann x

    1. I think it definitely has a charm that stays with everyone that visits- we had a lovely weekend and I agree, the countryside is beautiful too


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