Outfit of the Evening...Finally!

Dress: Urban Behaviour (similar style in navy blue by Emily & Fin here)
Blazer: ASOS
Tights: ASOS
Shoes: ASOS
Clutch: Vintage (similar style by M&S here)
Earrings: Accessorize

I've always wanted to do an Outfit of the Evening (as opposed to Outfit of the Day!) but being the boring old saps that my fiancé and I are, we hardly ever go out in the evenings really...we should do it more often but I don't know, it's easy to get "stuck" in the routine of just staying home watching TV and films together!  So it takes a big event like my birthday to get us out of the rut and I finally have an outfit of the evening to bring to you.

This is a full body shot of the dress I wore in my Brigitte Bardot tutorial.  I got it in spring 2009 from TK Maxx.  It's by Urban Behaviour and is my absolute favourite style of dress to wear as it's super flattering!  The only thing I don't like about it is that it's completely open at the back which makes finding the right bra tricky!  I wanted to wear it without tights but unfortunately it's too cold in Ireland right now to go bare legged anymore.  I had even gone to the effort of shaving my legs... *sigh*  Ha ha ha!  

For my birthday dinner we went to one of my favourite restaurants, Wagamama (Japanese noodle bar).  Above are my sister Erika and me deciding on what to order!

The crazy person I'm marrying next year...

Our starter...delicious dumplings!

This was actually Jonathan's main course, chicken katsu curry!  I forgot to photograph mine, which was yaki soba (a popular noodle dish, my favourite!).

And the highlight of the meal...dessert!  I got vanilla ice-cream with cinnamon and seasonal berries.  YUM!

I hope you all had a lovely evening, whether you went out or stayed in.  Let me know what you thought of my outfit!  I'm all cuddled up in my pink pj's right now and ready for some chamomile tea, then bed-time.  I truly had the most perfect birthday and promise to do more outfit of the evening posts in future (just remind Jonathan to take me out more often...hahaha!)

Stay Stylish!


  1. You look lovely.
    And your blog is getting very foodie recently! I like that - especially when you cook!

  2. @Please Do Not Feed The Animals. Thank you! Yes, I decided to add more food related posts recently just to make things more varied and interesting :) Let's hope it does! <3

  3. hi anna! I was actually sitting beside you and your family in wagamamas this evening, hope you had a lovely birthday! Love your blogs and vlogs :)

  4. Hi Anna! You looked beautiful :) It sees like you had a wonderful birthday. Yummy looking meals and family: who needs anything else? :)
    Again, happy birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday again, Anna!!! You looked beautiful...love your clutch! Looks like a FUN birthday evening filled with lots of yummy food...I want a dumpling! Enjoy the rest of YOUR day!

    Liesl :)

  6. Happy Birthday!!

    Love your outfit♥ and the food looks yummyyy!! I think it's funny how the restaurant is called Wagamama because that means selfish in Japanese haha.

    Love your blog :D I'm a new follower!


  7. Happy Birthday Anna! You looked so pretty in that dress! That dessert looks delish too!Hope you had a great birthday!

  8. Happy Birthday Anna! :D I have yet to perfect that Bardot look! I'm looking for the right at of smoke for my skin tone :D

  9. You look pretty! The dress really compliments your figure, *sigh* wish I could pull off a dress like that =)

    Happy b-day girl!

    <3 <3 <3

  10. Completely inspired by this. Wearing something similar to a meeting tomorrow, this went up just in time :)

  11. Gorgeous Outfit of the Evening Post
    @ Jonathan: Please take your gorgeous fiance out more often, install a date night;)
    Love wagamama's too - recently had their amai udon, kind of like a pad thai, so yum! xoxo

  12. Anna you look amazing! Happy Birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday Anna! My fiance's birthday was also yesterday:)We went to dinner at a Mongolian Restaurant! Hope you had a wonderful day:)

  14. @Anonymous#1 Wow, you should have come over and said hi! :) Thanks!

    @Pink Butterfly Exactly! :) Ha ha, thank you!

    @Liesl Thank you! Yeah, the dumplings were really good! And the clutch used to be my mom's :)

    @candy apples No way!! I didn't know that, that's crazy! Thank you for following and supporting my blog!

    @Librarian Katie Thank you so much!

    @Andrea Thanks! I'm sure you'll get it right :) The simpler the better with that look I feel!

    @16sweetpea Aww, thank you so much :)

    @Rebecca From See You In Sweden Wow! That's great! I can't wait to see the outfit on your blog ;)

    @Mara Thank you!

    @Dutchess Roz Ha ha ha!! Thanks Roz :) Will pass on the message to him! And I think I'll try the amai udon next time if I remember, I always get the same!

    @RomeyD Thank you!

    @Melissa Aww, happy birthday to your fiancé! I hope you had a lovely evening as well.

  15. You look stunning! I think Jonathan looked that way because he was shocked by seeing you so beautiful! :))
    I didn' know that you like japanese food. :)
    I love yaki soba, too! :D That ice-cream looks so delicious! :P

  16. Love your blog and style,
    I reading you every single week..
    Ooo and Happy Birthday:)..
    Kisses from Croatia!

  17. Aaaw Anna, you look beautiful. The dress is divine, so flattering. Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday and yummy food xxx

  18. Love the outfit Anna! Chic as always! We dont have wagamama here in Atlanta but when I was in Boston last spring I tried it out. Sooo good and plenty of vegetarian options.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday - Jonathan was so sweet on the vlogs to be so excited about your birthday. You deserve all the happiness in the world!!!

  19. Mmmm i love wagamama! If you check out my blog you'll be able to see a post which i did when i went out for a meal :) so yummy!


  20. Anna love this outfit;) especially with this blazer. Stunning as always

  21. I know the rut you speak of. My boyfriend and I are the same. :) I take it as a good sign when you can find someone that you can spend so much time with just sitting at home not doing much.

  22. aah Wagamama, i Love it!! chicken katsu curry is my fave too!! love your outfit!
    Happy belated bday! xx

  23. Your outfit looks amazing, looks like fun.

  24. aww... Jonathan is CRAZY awesome! You are a lucky girl.

  25. Love this dress on you, Anna! It looks like it was made for you! I also love it paired with the black tights and tailored black blazer! xx

  26. You looked gorgeous! The dress and the blazer looked really good together, Loved it!
    The food looks just amazing!!


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