Turning 25

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Wearing: Zara dress, belt and cardigan, Accessorize tights, Primark brogues, Matalan bag, Mango ring
On: Thursday 30th December
For: My birthday!

Thursday was my birthday, also known as the most awkward day to be born, ever. The fug of Christmas is still hanging around and most people are resting in preparation for New Year’s Eve, so celebrating a birthday can be tricky, but my friends and family always make an effort. This year we went to OK Karaoke and sang ’til we were hoarse!

I got some lovely, lovely presents and some fantastic sale bargains – here are a few quick photos of my favourites. Happy New Year!

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Joules wellies from my Mum and Stuart. They’re a gorgeous plummy colour that doesn’t quite come across in the photo – I adore them! My brother and sister unwrapped shiny Hunter wellies on Christmas Day and I was so jealous. My Mum obviously spotted my green eyes and bought me my own bow-tied beauties! Now, where’s that snow?


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Amazon Kindle from my fiancรฉ Rob. My New Year’s Resolution is to read more, so this is the perfect gift. I’ve already finished my first book and have a long list of Twitter-recommended tomes to plough through – got another for me?

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I bought this ring in the Mango sale for ยฃ9.95, reduced from ยฃ25. I have a slight obsession with huge cocktail rings (I actually bought 5 in the sales!) and love the chunky green stone in this one. I’m so disappointed one of the side set stones has fallen out already, though! Still, it’s bound to become a wardrobe favourite. 

Have you been utterly spoilt this Christmas too?

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jennie

Aww you got some lovely pressies, super jealous of your shiny new kindle! Hope you had a fabulous birthday and New Year! <3 xo

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LilyLipstick

Happy Belated Birthday!
Hope you’re enjoying your Kindle. I love that giant ring – I’m also loving statement rings at the moment. x

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Belle

Hope you had a fab birthday!
I also got a kindle for Christmas and love it, makes me want to read all the time but I know as soon as it’s back to work time that will go out the window!
Belle
xx

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Lisa

Love the wellies…gorgeous. I want a kindle toooo! Happy Birthday (belated).

P.s. Only recently found your blog and am usually a lurker, but enjoying it very much ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hannah

Gorgeous presents, I’m super jealous of the wellies! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and Happy New Year as well. I want to read more this year too, ideally 1 book a week but I know it’ll be hard! I hope 2011 is a fantastic year for you and A Little Bird Told Me, all the best =)

Hannah xx

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Pearl Westwood

Happy Birthday honey!! You got some lovely finds, tip for the missing stone if you cant find it to glue back in a blob of nail polish usually disguises any gaps! xx

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Fashion Junkie

I got a Kindle for Christmas- I travel a lot and love to read so abolutely ideal. If you haven’t downloaded it alread- Sherlock Holmes. It’s free like lots of the Classics and they’re brilliant stories.

Love the cocktail ring, I have a ring set with a stone in a similar green, but I wish it was a big as this, it’s gorgeous.

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year.

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heartshapedbruise.

Happy belated birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t believe that you’re younger than me! I don’t know why, but I always assumed you were older than me – & I don’t mean you look old or anything! You just seem so.. together. Unlike me. I don’t even really know what I mean, & I feel like I’m digging myself into an unintentional hole, so will go back to the point in hand – the outfit!

LOVE your outfit – that dress is amazing.

I have those brogues, they’ve become a staple part of my wardrobe recently! Good ol’ Primark ๐Ÿ™‚

Your ring is really pretty – I’m also a big fan of random big cocktail rings – I’d take it back if the stones fallen out already though, that’s not on!

http://www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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Becky

Happy Birthday! I don’t think I’ve ever described wellies as ‘pretty’ before but it seems like a good word for yours!

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Kelly

Glad you had a good birthday, it must be so difficult as like you say it’s a funny time of year.

I LOVE that Mango ring, how gorgeous. I to have an obsession with large cocktail rings, the bigger the better in my book. ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

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fashionteller

Wow you got some lovely prezzies! Love that ring!
I know we spoke on Twitter about the Amazon Kindle and how i was lucky enough to get one for Christmas-you will LOVE it!! xxx

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Kb

Lovely outfit and glad you had a great day regardless of the time of year. I really need to try out one of those karaoke places, they sound like so much fun! That ring is stunning too. Happy Belated Birthday!

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vint junky

Belated happy birthday Jen! You share it with my mum, she hates having it between Xmas and NY as it means less fuss and combo prezzies ๐Ÿ˜‰
Hope you had a great NYE and wishing you much happiness in 2011
xxx

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Sophie

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a fab day!
I love your polka dot dress, Zara do some gorgeous dresses don’t they?
You got the wellies at just the right time! I invested in some Hunter wellies in August for when I went to Reading. It felt like I lived in them last month! It pays off to pay a little more on wellies as they are so confortable!
Sophie
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Ayden

Aww happy belated birthday me dear ๐Ÿ™‚ looking HAWT as always! Muahaha. You got some lovely pressies. My little bro’s bday is 28th dec and cause he’s only 4 its always just a mad present bonanza – I dont think he really knows the difference between his bday and christmas yet! Happy new year too, cant wait to see what 2011 brings you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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Little Scribbler

Happy birthday! Love that polka dot dress. I’m also impressed with how on track your blog, career etc are for 25. I still don’t know quite where I’m going! Many kudos to you… x

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Sherin

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was an amazing day, and happy new year!
Love your presents. So jealous of your kindle!

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Alice

Happy Belated Birthday, I had no idea your birthday was around Christmas time!
I adore Joules and I adore those wellies very much so, and there’s no denying every girl needs a pair of good wellies… be it for the snow or the muddy car boot fields.

I really am so envious of your kindle too xx

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Sarah

Happy belated birthday Jen!! I LOVE that ring. I never wore rings really apart from the one silver one my mum handed down, which I physically cannot remove, but lately I’ve started to get into big rings. I wore a huge one on NYE and I am in LOVE.

I hope you’ve had a fantastic 2010 and wish you an even better 2011. Happy New Year! x

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Becky-May

wow I love that dress! it really suits you ๐Ÿ™‚ have a wonderful 2011

BM

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The Flower Girl

X

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claire eloise

Oh I’m a bit late with this, but Happy Birthday!!
I love the birthday outfit! The dotty dress is so cute.
I hope you had lots of fun!
Haha yes deffinately been a spoilt christmas, presents and food-wise! xx

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bee.

Ooh, how kind of your ma to get you those lovely wellies (: I’m unsure as to whether I’d like a Kindle but I’m sure I’d get used to it. I’m glad you’ve had a nice time – gotta love karaoke!

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Vicki

happy belated bday my dear!! glad ur family and friends still make loads of effort even thou ur bday falls on awkward day. ๐Ÿ™‚ ps love ur hair in these photos! xo

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Alex

Happy Birthday Jen! Hope you had a truly lovely day. If your presents were anything to go by then it should have been! Am v. envious of the Kindle – I’m still hooked on proper books but am slowly realising how useful one could be for trips and so on.

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Amy

Awwww, happy birthday!

Everyone appears to be getting Kindles apart from me. I’m going to have to invest in one myself, methinks.

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Meri

Both of those rings are gorgeous! I’m sort of an awkward holiday birthday myself, so I can commiserate.
Happy belated birthday ๐Ÿ™‚
Meri

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SabinePsynopsis

Happy late birthday, Jen. True, it’s not the perfect date, but everybody should still be in party mood and there are cookies en masse… Plus, you can ask for the presis you didn’t get for Christmas AGAIN. xoxo

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Jazzabelle

oh i adore your dress. it goes perfectly with the cardigan and bag! it sounds like you had a lovely day and some lovely presents! i’m hoping to save up to buy my mum a kindle for her birthday in april ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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dannithegirl

I get so annoyed when stones fall out on jewellery, so I’ve started brushing a layer of superglue over the stones or the whole thing before I wear it – it seems to work so far! Although I’d love to know where to get those small diamante stones from, they’d really come in handy.

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Samantha

Aww happy birthday!!
You got some lovely presents, I love Joules wellies ๐Ÿ™‚
I adore your dark red tights too, I shall have to find some in store!

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