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PASTELS, PUGS AND GLUTEN FREE AT GIRAFFE

12/08/2015
Chloe drew dupe pastel outfit
Today’s post is a bit of a bumper post for you today – the diplomatic way of saying, prepare to be bored to tears it’s a rambley one – because I have a pastel coloured outfit for you (nope, someone didn’t hold me hostage and force me to wear an outfit that wasn’t all black ehhrthing) photographed by my girl, Becca Rose. I have an ode to a little pug – also courtesy of Becca – that was proof to me that love at first sight actually exists. And then finally, I have something for you foodies/coeliacs/gluten free friends as I went to the wonderful Giraffe on the Southbank, ate the most delicious food… and of course, photographed it like there was no tomorrow.
Starting with the bon bon/sherbet/pastel explosion outfit first which jokes aside, is potentially my favourite summery outfit right now.
pastel outfit and chloe drew dupepastel outfit and chloe drew dupe
pastel outfit and chloe drew dupe
pastel outfit and chloe drew dupe
Ellie Adams
The bag featured in today’s post is pretty much the new love of my life – soz, fiance – Not only is it a pretty great dupe of the Chloe Drew bag, not only is it a gorgeous shade of pink and coral, not only does it come in multiple shades – which I definitely didn’t buy multiple of *spolier: I did*… it’s also Β£7. What an absolute bargain. [insert hand clapping emoji here] You can shop the whole look below, you lucky little things you…
Chloe drew dupe
Chloe drew dupe
Chloe drew dupe
Next up on my “love these BAE’s shoes so much” list are these Linzi Ronny lace up flats. Now, I know that lace up flats are nothing new – slight exaggeration, they almost rival the chloe drew in terms of Blogger bandwagons – but these are without a doubt my favourite of the bunch. I adore the side details of these pumps, they actually make what is quite a “fussy” shoe look really delicate and simple. I love that these have the ability to dress up and outfit – perfect for pussy’s wimps like me that don’t always want to to wear heels but what I love most, they are genuinely the most comfortable pair of flats I own. The photo’s from today’s post documents the first time I ever wore them, the day included a lot of pounding the streets and I didn’t get a single blister or sore patch (which I usually do without fail when wearing new shoes for the first time). I wore them the next time I went out with Becca – a few days later because blogger days out are the best! – so they will popping up again on this blog shortly. And time and time after that I’m sure…
If recycling outfits is good enough for Kate Middleton…
Linzi nude lace ups
Linzi nude lace ups
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blogger and pug
Next up on my “need to tell my readers – i.e my Mum – this useless piece of information” list, is my unrequited love for this little bundle cuteness, Rupert. Rupert belongs to the lovely Becca and I have absolutely loved spending time with them over the past couple of weeks. Of course, Rupert is the cutest thing in existence, but Becca is also such a babe that just makes me howl with laughter. 
Rupert the pug
Crazy Pug lady vibes over, we headed off to the Southbank to meet the gorgeous Josie for some food.
Now, what I immediately loved about Giraffe was that their allergy information is listed on the menu [insert hallelujah/prayer emoji here] – an absolute dream for us coeliac’s that find it quite embarrassing/awkward to ask waiters about it in front of other people – so I could have a good browse before just quickly double checking the gluten free guidelines when ordering.
Giraffe restaurant
Celine sunglasses
Gluten free giraffe restaurant
Gluten free giraffe restaurant
I was an extremely happy girl when I found out that the Nacho’s Nirvana – tortilla chips topped with veggie chilli, melting cheese, jalapeΓ±os, fiery chipotle salsa, guacamole and sour cream (jesus, go hard or go harm Giraffe!) were gluten free. And because all of that wasn’t enough, we topped it with crispy chorizo and you know what? It was f**king, frickin’ incredible. This was genuinely one of the tastiest starters/sharing plates I’ve had in a long time. #GiveMeAllTheCheeseAndChorizo
Gluten free giraffe restaurant
Gluten free giraffe restaurant Gluten free giraffe restaurant
Nacho’s demolished – no really, they didn’t stand a chance – we moved on to mains where I opted for the Herby chicken breast “no bun” burger. Now, fellow coeliacs of the world will not be a stranger to the no bun burger, in fact it’s quite often one of the solitary options on a coeliac unfriendly menu (i.e only 1 or 2 options where items can be made gluten free and the waiter makes you know that you’re a bloody pain in the arse for asking to do so). However, this was a no bun option with a difference… they’d swapped the fries (which were full of gluten anyway so they could happily do one!) with the tastiest salad, edamame, quinoa, avocado and a herb and elderflower dressing, and I never thought I’d say it, but I didn’t miss the chips one bit. The whole dish was so tasty, lovely soft chicken – LOL, here I go again thinking I’m the next John Torode/[insert your own choice of food critic here] – seasoned perfectly… oh, and did I mention that Josie and I also ordered Halloumi skewers? Yep, we went there, and they were just as amazing as halloumi is in general.
Which is a lot. All the amazingness. All.

We actually left dessert as the Southbank had the jazziest Snog frozen yogurt van parking it’s butt right in front of us so of course, a coconut froyo with all the toppings happened. Of course it did… #FatBloggerSays
And that concludes my day out with the girls/”Omg look at Rupert I need him in my life please and thank you”/”Yo, coeliacs, look what I’ve got here for you” post. I really hope you enjoyed the post as much as I did writing/living it.
If you have any amazing Gluten free finds, please do let me know as I will of course go and check it out because I am a greedy bitch.
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
xx

66 responses to “PASTELS, PUGS AND GLUTEN FREE AT GIRAFFE”

  1. Holly says:

    I really love this outfit Elle and I can't believe what a bargain that handbag is, I was expecting it to be high end!! Newlook have some real gems πŸ™‚ You've reminded me how much I want to get a light blue or denim shirt, they're so versatile and I always find myself lusting after them in outfit posts. The food looks delicious!
    Love Holly x

    http://www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Alina Bostan says:

    Love your outfit (do I ever say anything else on your posts haha) the shorts are just gorgeous! OMG Rupert is so adorable and the food looks amazing x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

  3. Ooohhh that food is making my mouth water! You look amazing too, LOVE those shorts so much!! You are just such a stunner!!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  4. Those nude lace-ups are gorgeous! I'm obsessed with lace-ups too! How amazing is it that you got to hang out with Becca Rose? I love her channel!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  5. This outfit is just perfection. The shorts are simply beautiful!! And the food.. I just wish I could take pictures of food like you could. It's so mouth watering! xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rupert is the cutest!! Awww!!! I'm visiting my friend who's puppy sitting today and now I can't wait.

    I love the pastel shades, and especially the shorts! They're exactly what I've been looking for.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  7. Love this post! Such a great outfit pick!

    Drooling oveer the food!
    Dora
    http://www.BangsBang.com

  8. - Karen says:

    Could this outfit be any more perfect?! And as if that bag was only Β£7?! SERIOUS bargain alert! Adore these photos and I'll definitely have to pay Giraffe a visit! πŸ™‚

    Style Sunriseβ˜€

    πŸ™‚
    x

  9. Fii Cridland says:

    Love the outfit! Definitely gorgeous for summer (which is sort of happening??) and that bag is just amazing. I have a need. The food at Giraffe also looks amazing and it reads like you had a really awesome time! πŸ˜€

    Fii | little miss fii

  10. Isn't Rupert the pug adorable! Love your shorts and the bag is very pretty in pink

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  11. ADORE your outfit! I love lace up flats but I am short and they make me look stumpy so I can't wear them. *WAH* I haven't been to giraffe is SO long either, I wanna go for breakfast ASAP xx

  12. Your outfit looks simple but fabulous! and the foods… made me hungry :')

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart
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  13. KP says:

    OMG I love pugs, my sister has three! – We also are sunglasses twins!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  14. Stephanie says:

    Such a pretty outfit! Love the shorts! That food looks absolutely delicious.

  15. Lee says:

    Absolutely loved this post and your outfit!!!

    Lee | http://www.wonderringg.blogspot.co.uk

  16. Raquel says:

    Those nachos look sooo good. I love the pastel look by the way! The shoes are too cute, they almost remind me of a ballet shoe.
    Omnivogues

  17. Lauren S says:

    Seriously loved this outfit in your last vlog, those shorts are just gorgeous (like you πŸ˜‰ )

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  18. Ivana Rogac says:

    Rupert is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my god. What a little cutiepie. Never let Becca go, ok?
    Also, your outfit is amazing. I love the purse and the watch. πŸ™‚

    Ivana | Block of Beauty

  19. You look gorgeous, I really like the outfit especially your shorts and bag. Bag is such a bargain and looks great!! Nachos… *yummy* xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  20. So happy to have found another blogger who is gluten free. I always love reading your posts regarding food πŸ™‚ Btw, I am hosting a giveaway on my blog regarding a free photoshop program if you are interesting in entering! Keep up the good work!

    xoxo,
    Juliana Grace | http://www.julianagraceblogspace.blogspot.com

  21. Georgia Jade says:

    The flats, the pug and the food.. I need them all! Hope you've been well lovely!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  22. LBG says:

    Very fun post! The outfit is so cute and I love love love Rupert! Nachos sound amazing

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  23. Emyii Rankin says:

    Omg that bag is speaking to me! I need that bag haha =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

  24. Colleen says:

    I need those lace-up flats in my life! I don't care if they're blogger bandwagon lol. Wonderful post as always!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

  25. This looks so comfy and chic.
    I love your bag and shoes the most
    That dog is so adorable too

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  26. I love this outfit, you look so lovely.
    Sorry Becca I'm going to steal your Pug!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  27. Gorgeous outfit!! I love your shorts and bag! πŸ™‚ and you have e cutest lil dog!!!! <3

    GIRL ABOUT TOWN blog
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  28. Adore your entire outfit! You have great style, and that bag is an amazing find.

    xo
    Amanda
    http://www.fashionablyclearance.com

  29. Oh my gosh! You look so adorable with this pastel outfit! love your bag too. <3

    xx,
    Lucy Van Dean | Instagram

  30. You look absolutely amazing Ellie! <3 And then you included pug photos and I ALMOST DIED hahhaa, so cute!
    Jemma xx

  31. crafty-zone says:

    Sound like amazing bruch! And I totally love your new shoes as well – good to know that they are comfy, because nowadays it's so hard to find such a pair of shoes πŸ™‚ What's more, I love Rupert too, it's so adorable πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  32. Adore your entire outfit! and the pug so cute . It must be fun for having photo session with a pug

    xx
    http://liveitcolorfully.blogspot.com

  33. This starter looks sooooo good, i love nachos so so so much. So much so that i have had them 4 times in the past 2 weeks, that's so bad i know but i just love them! πŸ™ so knowing that they do a slightly healthier version makes me want to cry with excitment!!!! xx

  34. S. says:

    Awww, lovely outfit! You literally combined all my favorite colors in there <3

    x Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

  35. Rubi Ani says:

    Rupert is such a cutie! and I love your flats!
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

  36. Jordan says:

    GOD I LOVE THIS OUTFIT!!!! You look so stunning as per usual <3 <3 Pastels are my absolute faves. I love Becca and adorable little Rupert!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  37. You looked lovely and the food looks amazing! You always pick really tasty options πŸ™‚ xx

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