Yesterday I turned 29 and I'm still in shock to be honest because in my head, I'm still 21! I can't say getting older bothers me that much though because I'm happier now than I ever have been before so I would never wish that away. 2012 is going to be a very exciting year so I'm looking to the future with a positive attitude!
This post will just be a quick over view of what I got for my birthday. I was very lucky to get both birthday presents from my hubby very early and that was my Canon 550D SLR which is my favourite toy at the moment...
He also got me this Reiss dress which I plan on wearing over the festive season!
My brother and his lovely girlfriend, Vicky, surprised me with £100 of Oasis vouchers which I was VERY happy about because I had spied a few things I wanted in there. The first item I pounced on was this silky embellished top which wasn't in the sale but I just had to have it! I love the beaded detailing around the neck...the styling almost has a 1920's feel to it.
Since wearing my Warehouse waterfall black blazer TO DEATH, I decided I better get myself a new one because it's a wardrobe staple for me! I plumped for this drapey one in Oasis. Lastly I picked up some soft shorts by True Decadence at Oasis. The go-with-everything pale taupe shade and soft tailoring makes them perfect to wear with black tights and they will last into next summer too.
My beautiful friend Patricia, who is currently 6 months pregnant and looking amazing, gave me these three gifts...
A cute mouse ring holder (which I was in dire need of!).
A pretty little japanese-inspired cosmetic mirror.
Inglot Nail Enamel in 212 which creates the shattered effect on nails.
I tried it out yesterday with a pale gold nail polish underneath and I like the cool effect it gives...
I did treat myself to three presents from Ebay and luckily they arrived ON my birthday. The first was this leopard print and pink patterned soft scarf which was only £8.42. It did take a couple of weeks to arrive but it was being shipped from Hong Kong so I expected that.
The second scarf I got was this Alexander McQueen-inspired pale grey skull one which was only £3.24 from this seller.
The last present to myself was this variation on the Alexander McQueen skull clutch. It was £16.21 from this seller. It's made from faux leather and has the skull, jewel and ring design finger handle. It also has a delicate chain which can be concealed inside the bag of you want to use it as a clutch.
My mum gave me this cobalt blue blazer and I COULDN'T believe it when she told me it was from Marks & Spencer...I never shop there and wouldn't even think of looking there for a blazer. I absolutely adore the vivid colour which is actually slightly darker in real life and the drapey/relaxed feel to it.
I also got this cuff from my mum which has my birthstone set into it, Turquoise. It's quite rare to find such good quality Turquoise nowadays but there's an amazing crystal shop near us where they make jewellery out of rare stone, gems and crystals. Turquoise symbolises speaking your truth as it have a strong effect on the throat chakra. My mum is a Reiki master and alternative therapist so that may explain the gift and the symbolism behind it.