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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

23rd Birthday

Happy birthday to me! :D
Hello lovelies! This year I have had a much more low key birthday compared to the past two years (see here & here). The wednesday before was spent having a meal at Mamma Italia with my parents as it has been a long time since the 3 of us have done something together, which was a lovely evening, followed by another meal with my family and my boyfriend at Luciano's where I wore my gorgeous new playsuit from Miss Selfridge teamed with these Matalan chunky heels, I love the chain detail on the straps and also where I got the classic sombrero & the waiters singing to me, haha!
I spent the morning of my birthday with my boyfriend blasting Will.I.Am's "It's my birthday"(classic!) and being greeted by this absolutely beautiful bouquet of flowers off him as well as a few gifts off both him and family members and birthday cards too. He always gets the most gorgeous bouquets!
One of my favourite cards was this Little Mermaid one that my brother had sent over from Australia with a really sweet message inside. He knows me so well!
This pillow was a present off my parents. The reason my Mam went for this is because of the quote on it, which is a phrase we've always said to each other since I was a little girl. I love how it's still a thing between us :)
The next present was a complete surprise and I absolutely adore it! Another on-going present idea is normally something mermaid themed-usually Disney, but I really love this more grown up mermaid ornament. I think the intricate detail on the hair and tail is amazing.
When I had come home the day after my birthday, my Mam had displayed this banner on my window. I love how thoughtful she is :)
Another sweet surprise was this gorgeous bouquet that my brother in Australia had arranged to be delivered to me. I don't think I have ever received flowers off him, so I was really moved by this.
The day before my birthday, a.k.a my 'birthday eve', my Mam had brought me back a slice of red velvet cake from Caffe Nero, which is my favourite! So sweet of her :D
My birthday was, like I've said, rather low key. I spent the day with my boyfriend finally trying out The Botanist in Newcastle after thoroughly enjoying the one at Leeds, I found the Newcastle one just as good and enjoyed sipping a few Cherry and Sage Sling cocktails and then went to see Inside Out at the cinema, at last! I thought the film was better than I had predicted and I liked the concept behind it. I thought the short film at the beginning about the two volcanoes was adorable!
I also have been out for a meal with friends from work which had been pleasant, was really nice to spend time away from work and be able to talk about other topics and get to know the more newer colleagues too. We went to a lovely restaurant called Fiumes and we were even given our own room away from the rest of the restaurant too, I felt like a VIP ;) Of course I had pasta (shock!) and that went down an absolute treat with me! I decided to wear my brand new dress (shown at top) by Ginger Fizz from Asos. I'd never heard of the brand before and I've been pleasantly surprised by stumbling upon it as they have some gorgeous floral patterned and maturer looking dresses. I had contemplated the dress for a while and I'm so pleased I bought it now though, I think the fit of it is very flattering and I love the open back style too. The material is rather thin so I definitely think it is more of a dress that you'd wear out in the summer when it's a bit warmer on an evening and will definitely be a future holiday outfit too to wear on a night when you're walking around after a meal. I can imagine myself sitting in a bar, next to a promenade over looking the beach with my man by my side and with a cocktail in hand, bliss!
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  1. You look gorgeous! Happy happy birthday to you!

    ♥ Louise | www.louisechelleblog.com

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  2. Happy belated birthday! The cake looks super nice omg x

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    1. Aww thank you very much Francesca :D the cake was delicious too! hehe :)
      xx

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  3. Love that play suit don't know if I'd dare wear white to a meal though!!

    Amy x
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    1. Aw thank you Amy :D yeah it was risky business! Literally clung to my napkin, haha!
      xx

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  4. Love the playsuit and that card was so cute! xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. Aw thank you Emily :D I know! I was so moved by it :) xx

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  5. Aaw, you look lovely! That bouquet looks so beautiful too! xxx

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  6. Happy belated birthday! That playsuit looks so cute on you. :)

    Tara x

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    1. Aww thank you very much Tara! Hope you're well :) xx

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  7. uuuh that cake looks so tasty. happy belated birthday
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    1. Haha it was lush Michele :D And thank you very much for the birthday wishes :) xx

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  8. All photos are so cute! Ornament mermaid and birthday card are so lovely!
    Happy b-day, honey ♥

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  9. A very belated happy birthday :) Looks like you had such a nice day, you look gorgeous x

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  10. Happy Birthday to you dear! You look so stunning! :)
    Simimaus

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  11. Happy belated birthday, you looked lovely, I loveeee your playsuit! The mermaid ornament is sooooo cute, looks like you received some lovely gifts :)

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Aww thank you very much Alice :D yeah I've been very lucky! :D xx

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  12. How lovely! I wish you a very happy birthday, and it sounds like you had a great time! :)
    xo Kiki
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    1. Aww thank you very much Kiki :D I had a lovely time thank you :D xx

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  13. Girl! you reminded me of Foxes (the singer) so beautiful, that dress is amazing, and i'm massively jealous of your long legs! haha

    Natalie Lines Blog

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    1. Aww wow! thank you so much Natalie :D what a compliment haha! xx

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  14. Love those dresses! You're so cute! x

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You look super pretty in your dresses.
    I had never heard of Ginger Fizz before but I just went on Asos to have a look and they are right up my street. So thanks for the tips lovely.

    Beth x
    I love the way these photo's are hung. They look super lovely. It's a great way of displaying beautiful memories.

    Beth x
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    1. Aww wow thank you so much Beth, what a lovely compliment! I really appreciate it :D I think that is great you had a look as well, they have some great stuff don't they, glad you found something you liked too :D xx

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  16. those are some pretty outfits! happy belated love. (:

    ❀ xo | http://www.connect-the-cloths.com

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  17. Love the flowers! and that white playsuit is just gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    P.S. Would you like to follow each other via google+? Just follow me and I'll follow back
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    Grace xx
    www.queenbeach.uk

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    1. Aww thank you very much Grace, I'll be sure to check your blog out :) xx

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  18. Your outfits looked amazing lovely! Such a stunner :)

    Gabby xo

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    1. Aww thank you very much Gabby, you lovely lady :D xx

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  19. Happy belated birthday. It looks like you had an amazing one.

    I love your white romper.

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    1. Aww thank you very much Jessica :D I had a great one thanks :) xx

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  20. Beautiful dress! You look stunning :)

    Mischelle
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    1. Aww wow! Thank you so much Mischelle :D xx

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  21. What lovely outfits! Happy birthday and you are so lucky to have such a perfect figure!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  22. Happy belated birthday! That floral dress is stunning x

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  23. Hey Dear,
    I really like your Posts & you have great Pictures. Would you like to support each other and follow via Bloglovin, Google + & GFC? That would be so cool, and I hope we stay in touch. :)

    Greetings, Sophia xx
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    1. Hi Sophia :)
      Thank you very much, I'll definitely check your blog out :) xx

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  24. Happy birthday darling! You look amazing! <33

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  25. Happy Birthday to you!! I absolutely adore that mermaid ornament! It is amazing. :)

    xoxo,
    Winn | ♥
    winscribbles.blogspot.com | Instagram :Winscribbles

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    1. Thank you very much Winn :D I love it! xx

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  26. Aw, Happy Birthday! I watched Inside Out about 3 times in the cinema and believe it's one of my favourite films of al ltime now, haha. And Lava was absolutely adorable!

    In love with all your looks, and aw, how beautiful is that bouquet! I don't ever celebrate my birthday, but when I do, it's always a low key one; the nicest way to go, I think! The relationship you have with your mum is so cute! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Haha that is dedication right there ;) I can completely understand though as it is a great film :D
      Thank you very much for your kind words May, my mam is so lovely, I'm sure she'll appreciate this kind message :D So sweet to read :) xx

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  27. Happy birthday!! My 23rd birthday is a month away! You look gorgeous. =)

    Xoxo
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    1. Thank you very much Katie :D Hope you have a fantastic 23rd birthday! xx

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  28. awesome style and pics.

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  29. Excellent, what a web site it is! This webpage presents valuable information to us, keep it up.

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  30. Wow you look amazing :)
    I've just set up my blog again so pop over and have a look :) lifedailyposts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you so much Ellie! :D I'll definitely have a look, thanks for sending your links over :) xx

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