Sunday, 10 August 2014

Converse-ations at Rye & Soda

It's now officially less than 2 years until Gordon and I get married. So far all we've done is set a date, book a venue and a photographer. I keep thinking it's ok cause it's ages away, I have plenty time... everyone else seems to disagree! Last weekend we decided it was time to pull our fingers out and start looking into a few options. We headed to Aberdeen to meet prospective caterers for the big day. But I couldn't talk food without eating some first...


It gave us time to sit down and finalize our invitation list too! Rye & Soda had announced their opening a few days beforehand so there was no question about where we'd go. I really wanted to try the quinoa dish but unfortunately they'd run out. Instead I had a smoked salmon & avocado sandwich. Probably the best sandwich I've had in a long time. The double decker element was a pleasant surprise, but my side salad looked strangely like chips... Gordon welcomed them onto his plate though, waste not want not! His full breakfast looked to die for. I also really enjoyed the raw juice - kale, white grape, cucumber & apple - it was a surprisingly sweet, refreshing drink. We'd been stuck in a 2 hour traffic jam on the way through so our time at Rye & Soda was short and sweet, but we're loving the relaxed brunch style & I'm super impressed with the healthy options! Next time I'll make sure I've more time to sample the rest of the menu.

Converse trainers c/o Cloggs // Zara leather jacket // Primark vest top & jeans // Prada Saffiano tote

My outfit for the day was casual, and a little more masculine/rocky than usual, but perfect for rushing around town in the rain. I never know what to put on my feet when it rains in summer. Sandals will end up soggy and boots are a bit extreme... luckily the guys at Cloggs have sorted me out. I haven't worn Converse since I was about 14 - pink checkered hi-tops if I remember rightly! To be honest I'm not sure why I've left it so long to get a pair again, they're so comfy and easy to wear. They go with pretty much everything - from ripped denim & leather jackets to girly tea dresses and cardigans. Navy seems to be my colour of the moment but they literally come in every colour, and even pattern, imaginable. Cloggs have a huge Converse range available on their site! I especially love the tie dye & studded versions. Which pair are your favourites?

Christy xx

1 comment:

  1. If it makes you feel any better, I'm getting married in May, and we've booked exactly the same as you, wedding and photographer! Might need to pull my finger out :)

    Caroline xx

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