When I posted this photo on Instagram, I had SO many comments and likes! I guess everyone loves swans. I love that this dress is called Jubilee swan print. The queen owns all the wild swans in open water in Britain and to kill one used to be classed as treason, so the swan print is a nice nod to the queen without being OTT jubilee-ish. I will also wear it for years to come too. I bought my dress from the petite section, as I often do it Topshop if what I want is also available in petite (being a diminutive 5 ft 2). It just so happened that it had sold out in 'normal' sizes and was only available in petite! Score! The petite section in Topshop has actually been pretty boring until this. I was saving the dress for it's first outing in York anyhow.
I look pretty miserable in here but I had about a million photos taken by Scott while he tried to get a decent camera setting for the hotel room so this was the best of a bad bunch (no offence Scott! Thanks for putting up with my posing and the bad lighting). I wore it with my shoes from Duo and a plain black cardigan. I think this dress with be so lovely in the summer when I can go bare legged (or perhaps I should just buy some flesh coloured tights - I've always been a bit against them for some reason but I suppose they have their uses).
I wore the dress to Ask, which we mainly went in because it's inside the Assembly Rooms in York, which are beautiful. Usually when we travel, we like to try independent restaurants that you won't be able to visit again, but convenience and the pretty surroundings convinced us to try Ask. The food was ok, but the service wasn't very good at all. At least the price of the food was alright. The previous night though we went for an amaaazing italian called Little Italy. The service was lovely and attentive, the surroundings cosy and the food was immense. I had the spaghetti aurora which was prawns in a creamy, tomatoey sauce. I almost wish I had took my swan dress on another outing to there to try more dishes! We did return on our final day to pick up some breasola from the deli so that we can try to recreate the starter that we shared. It was so delicious.