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A day out in York

Hello everyone! For today’s post I wanted to put together a mixture of lifestyle and fashion, and share with you what I got up to on a recent day out to York to celebrate mine and my boyfriend’s anniversary. It was a lovely sunny day, and a lot of walking was involved…


The weather was absolutely lovely; the sun, soft breeze and blue sky added to how wonderful this day was. When we first arrived we decided to wander around the shops, through the shambles, and take a look at the beautiful York Minster. Every time I’ve visited York I’ve made a point to go take a look at these sights, and whether it’s in winter or summer it’s just as pretty.

 I made sure I took plenty of photographs of the scenic views, and I was not in any way the only person whipping out their camera; to be honest almost everyone was taking pictures.

After wandering round and treating myself to some new makeup bits (keep an eye out for a review post), we decided to stop off for lunch at Bill’s restaurant. I’d been to Bill’s once before, in the Trafford Center when it was first opening; and because I was impressed with the food and service first time around, as soon a I spotted the one in York I knew I wanted to go inside.

I went for a pot of tea (of course), and the Chicken Caesar Salad which was amazing. My boyfriend went for the chicken burger which came with sweet potato fries; I can’t deny that I was in a serious dilemma when it came to deciding what to have. The prices were reasonable, the service was quick, and the restaurant had a nice friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

After lunch, we walked to the National Rail museum; which only took us ten minutes from Bill’s; and was a lovely scenic walk over the river; which was twinkling as the sunlight reflected on it. I’d been to the national rail museum with my family a few years ago, and absolutely loved it; and seeming as my boyfriend had never visited before, I couldn’t find a reason not to.

We were both absolutely fascinated, and really enjoyed walking around letting our imaginations think about what it must have been like throughout various parts of history. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love visiting bars and restaurants, and looking round the shops when I visit a new city; but occasionally I really enjoy visiting museums too. The National railway museum is in fact free, and although a donation is recommended it honestly shocked me that a tour around such an amazing museum came without a cost.

My outfit of the day…
Shorts: Fred Perry
Brogues: Clarks
White blouse: Marks and Spencer
White Jacket: Marks and Spencer
Bag: Radley

 I went for a fairly smart, put together, look to match the celebratory occasion; but the brogues and shorts made it comfortable and casual enough for a day out. These brogues are an absolute god-send if I say so myself; they’re so comfortable, can be matched with so many outfits; and the best thing of all is that Clarks do narrow-fitted shoes which is my savoir.

I had such a lovely day out, but it’s safe to say that by the time we returned home our feet were aching and we were ready for a long sleep! I would definitely recommend visiting York, if you haven’t already. There’s plenty to do, and see there – of course we could only fit a limited amount into one day.

I hope you enjoyed this diary style post, and thank you for reading!
Speak to you soon, Shelley x


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