Happy Birthday to me!

Posted in Daily Outfits.

Republic lace dress, Gap cardigan, vintage belt, H&M tights, Primark socks, Steve Madden boots, gifted Pandora bracelet
And the details…

There’s something very inconvenient about being born the day before New Year’s Eve. It’s freezing outside. Everyone’s saving their pennies for New Year’s Eve. You get presents wrapped in Christmas paper. If you manage to get enough people willing to brave the cold and their bank managers for a night out, it’s always really quiet everywhere. If you’re not clever about it, celebrating your birthday on 30th December can be a real letdown.

However, as I enter my 25th year (I was 24 yesterday) of life, I’ve got it down to a fine art. A house party is ALWAYS the way to go! I’ve been having house parties for my birthday since I was 16. They started as raucous affairs in my Mum’s house that got me into hideous trouble, then developed into cool student gatherings with experimental music and guitar playing. Last year I lived with two girls and we threw the most amazing music-themed fancy dress party which went down a storm.
This year, I decided to play it cool with a family gathering, as most of my friends (and the Mr and myself) have been struck down with colds. We invited both sets of families including siblings and grandmothers and just had a great time, with food, music and lots of wine. It was a roaring success!
The Mr bought me this gorgeous lace dress for my birthday, which I teamed with my new Steve Madden boots (which are THE BEST things I have ever bought!) and my sale bargain Gap cardigan.
Here’s a little sneak peek of my birthday party from last year… can you guess which musical genre I went as?! 🙂



Happy Birthday for yesterday Jen!
The dress is beautiful and the boots toughen it making it (another) great outfit.

Have fun tonight and Happy New Year to you.
X x


I’m so glad you had a great day! My brother’s birthday is on the 2nd January and he has the same gripes as you. As you say, organisation is the key and houseparty’s rule!

Happy birthday and happy new year! x


Happy Birthday, Jen! You look fabulous, as always. The button detailing is gorgeous. And that bracelet’s adorable. Hope you have an ace time tonight – Happy Hogmanay! x


Aww, hope you had a great birthday! Love the pandora bracelet, its absolutely gorgeous. Is the musical genre we will rock you? 🙂 Happy new year! All the best for 2010, have a great night xx

Cafe Fashionista

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, Jen! Oh, I absolutely adore the way you rang in your special day – and what you wore! The boots, the lace dress – such a magnificent juxtaposition with one another!! And your bracelet…I die!!

Happy, Happy New Year my love!! 🙂


Happy belated birthday, dearie! You look so beautiful in that lace dress, props to the mister:)

Also happy new year!!

Second Skin

oh, it would be a bit of a bummer to have a birthday mashed between two big holidays, but it sounds like you really make the most of it! That lace dress is just amazing! I LOVE it so much! and your detail shots are very beautiful! Happy belated birthday!


My birthday is actual NYE so I know what you mean! The presents in Christmas paper is just so lazy. Come on, people! hehe

Happy belated birthday!


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