I had almost given on when I spotted some gorgeous sequin dresses in H&M. I couldn’t believe the price tag said the dresses were only £9.99! Not even in the sale, this is their actual price. As I was at the end of my tether I bought the dress in black and also in a stunning green shade, but luckily I tried the dresses on first, as H&M sizes are bizarre and I had to go two sizes up! I will not tell you what size I ended up having to buy but it still was pretty figure hugging…
The dress is pretty short so I wore super dark opaque black tights and accessorized with a beautiful gold jeweled statement necklace and a gold sequin clutch bag which I bought off eBay for £2.69. It’s the perfect size for me and I feel I may now need to buy one in every colour. I wore my new black suede platform shoes which have a gold trim (can you sense a black and gold theme here?). I don’t often wear high heels so I’m always worried on nights out that my feet will be aching and will ruin my night, but luckily these shoes have an ankle strap which holds the shoe on and makes it more comfortable to wear. The height of the heel is also perfect for me as it’s not too high and the platform makes it easier to walk in too.
As a finishing touch, I painted my nails with black polish and then added gold glitter polish which I picked up in Poundland, and sealed it all with Seche Vite top coat. We went down Broad Street and to start off our night we went to Walkabout bar and then onto Gatecrasher, which had a long queue all the way down the street but oddly the bouncer came and picked us out to go straight in!
We spent the night at The Spires Apartments in Birmingham city centre which is located right near The Mailbox shopping complex. Luckily I used to live in the next street over from the apartments when I was a student so I knew exactly where they were located and so they were very easy to find. Check in was quick and easy and we had booked a two bedroom self contained apartment for five of us. The apartment included two double bedrooms and also two sofas in the living room which turned into beds for an extra two guests.
The rooms were nicely decorated and maintained and the whole apartment had everything we needed. One bedroom had an ensuite with a shower, and there was also a second bathroom with a bath. The living room was nice and big with two large leather sofas, a flat screen TV, and it looked out of the glass doors over the courtyard. There was also a dining room table and an adjoining kitchen which was fully equipped with everything you could want. There was even a dishwasher and a washing machine! They left us lots of yummy biscuits too! Yum!
It was £225 per night for the apartment, which was very pricey compared to the Staybridge Suites I stayed in earlier this year in Birmingham. But as the apartments sleep up to 6 people and as there’s a separate living/kitchen area to the bedroom it’s more spacious, and the price shared between a group of people makes it better value. Annoyingly though, there was no free wi-fi at the apartments which was a bit of a shame, as I never have any 3G signal on my phone. But overall we really enjoyed our stay at the apartments and I’d definitely recommend it for a night out for a group of people, as it’s near to the bars on Broad Street and there’s a Tesco Express and restaurants just across the road.