So I took a short break from the thesis and went out on Friday night…

I usually don’t get so excited about going out for a meal, but this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to frock up in goodness knows how long. The guilt of leaving my thesis for a night is setting in right about now, as well as the work I have to do to catch up on the time I spent away.

So anyway, here was how the afternoon panned out…

Me, sans makeup, in my trusty knitted DVF dress. This thing is a dream to travel in:

Dresses and backup dresses:

The makeup battleground:

Putting the slap on:

Curls in:

Some pics of the fab DVF dress I wore out.  Love the Michael Kors shoes too:

Note to self – bring false lashes next time:

The restaurant. Gorgeous meal and service.

At about 10.30pm, on my way to the bar, I walked passed James May. Possibly the greatest moment of my life.

And the obligatory, blurry shot of a Christmas tree!

So now it’s *definitely* back to the books time, but nice to have a night out 🙂

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22 Responses to So I took a short break from the thesis and went out on Friday night…

  1. Jade says:

    Looks like a lovely evening was had 🙂
    James May *swoons*
    And as ALWAYS you look gorgeous Sarah!

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Jade Loved it. So nice to get out and about 🙂 Yes, and James May! If only I’d come up with a witticism – instead my mouth just fell open in disbelief. Thanks Jade 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    Oh wow, your DVF dress is to die for!! Love the low back! Thanks for taking us with you on your night out 🙂

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Julie Thankyou! 🙂

  5. I still remember the ‘i should be working on my thesis but I’m not’ guilt. It was awful – its the one thing that makes the final few months of the phd utterly unbearable. We got engaged about 6 weeks before i was due to submit and so everyone wanted to take us out for drinks to celebrate. I felt that I couldnt say no, yet felt so guity going out that I never really relaxed and enjoyed myself. And as supportive as hubby was, he never really understood what I was going through ‘surely you can take one night off…its not going to make a difference’ was muttered repeatably!

    The funny thing is after you submit the guilty feeling lingers for about a month afterwards…even though you are now free to go out you will be sitting there feeling guilty before you remind yourself that you are now free! Not long to go!!

    Ps I had to google who james may was!!

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Sarah This resonates with me so much! I’m going to remember this story when I finally hand in the thesis. Thankyou so much for leaving this comment! 🙂

  7. You James Bond Girl, You!
    Gorgeous!! Love your “slap on”, lol and that dress, my Gosh, that dress… I’m totally jealous!

  8. Tara says:

    You look amazing! Your dress is beautiful, your hair has so much volume and your makeup is perfect. I hope you had a nice evening. No feeling guilty about taking time off the thesis. You need to recharge your batteries and treat yourself like this.
    Great post S xx

  9. Oh the thesis – it is so all consuming you have to take a break and treat yourself of course! You look stunning here Sarah. The dress is fabulous, I’m into low backs right now and this is perfection. I hope you had a well deserved break and a great evening x

  10. Gabi Sidhu says:

    OMG, that dress is absolutely divine! And you look stunning in it!
    I love your makeup and hair too- jealous!

    And James May how very cool! I would have said something stupid like, “Yay, cars!” or the like.

  11. Klara says:

    That DVF is gorgeous on you! Btw, where did you get that cream colored dress with sparkly sleeves, it looks beautiful. And don’t worry about taking a short break from the thesis – as long as it’s short it’s always a good thing 😉 Good luck! x

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @Musing Awww thankyou 🙂

  13. Dempeaux says:

    @Tara Thankyou! Yes, I need to get over the guilt. I think I’m still working on that 😉

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Yes, I’ve been enjoying your backless dress features too! Love them! Oh well, back to the thesis 😉

  15. Dempeaux says:

    @SilhouetteScreams <3

  16. Dempeaux says:

    @Gabi Thankyou! Yes, I wasn’t very cool when I walked past James May. Must work on that 😉

  17. Dempeaux says:

    @Klara Thankyou! The cream dress is a vintage 60s number from Etsy. Really lovely! Yes, it’s so nice to get away from the books 🙂

  18. Angela says:

    You look stunning! Well, you always do.
    That dress is killer on you.

  19. Dempeaux says:

    @Angela Awww thankyou 🙂

  20. chicmcmuffin says:

    That sounds like a well deserved break! Love the dress & the low back is gorgeous.. *sigh*…

  21. Dempeaux says:

    @chicmcmuffin Thanks hun! 🙂

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