Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

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This year, my main birthday gift is a trip to Paris booked for September. So as I am not expecting the usual array of gifts to open, I decided to treat myself... I never really need much of an excuse anyway! My tradition usually is to buy myself a party dress of some description. Usually vintage and decorative, to wear throughout the day more so than to attend any party - here was last year's. This year however, I didn't seem to get myself organised at all, choosing and finding vintage dresses can be quite time-consuming. So instead, this year I went good old-fashioned shopping in a real life shopping centre, which I so rarely do these days. I also had a day trip to The English Lakes District, (which I will share with you another time), so managed to pick up a few bits there too. These are what I bought and the cream lace dress is probably what I will end up wearing later on today...

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Jaeger Breton top ~ Jaeger handbag ~ Chanel No19 Poudre Perfume ~ Chanel Nail Enamel in Rose Insolent ~ Polka dresses (the same dress in two colourways - black with beige polka & beige with black polka, some obscure name I have never heard of or can remember from Fenwick department store) ~ Top Shop cream lace dress ~ Top Shop patent tassel flats ~ Trinkets from Lake District: Storage box; Clover Honey; Rose Teaspoons & Mini Whisk; Heart peg fridge magnet

59 comments:

  1. You've got some lovely things here, especially love the Jaegar top! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  2. How lovely! I hope you have an amazing birthday and a fabulous time in Paris come September! xx

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  3. Happy Birthday sweetie pie!
    All your purchases are beautiful. I love the spotty dresses, and the bag is out of this world. Congrats! xo

    underthefashioninfluence.blogspot.com

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  4. i hope you had a wonderful birthday, those dresses are gorge-have fun in paris! i follow you on instagram (i'm chelseanico) and i love your photos! xx

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  5. congrats!!!! hope you're having the best of times and that your trip is wonderful!!!

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  6. oh i love everything!!
    espically that tan polkadot dress.
    i guess i missed your birthday ..
    so happy belated birthday!! <333

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  7. Awww happy birthday I do adore that lace dress to, hope you have a wonderful time in Paris xoxo

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  8. Fun! I love your vintage dress idea. I'd love to find more vintage dresses, it's 1 thing the op shops seem to lack here! :(

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You deserve to spoil yourself today. Love those polka dot dresses - i tried something similar on the weekend but it was too short.

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  10. Happy Birthday Paula. :) Such a lovely little assembly of goodies. Looks like you're all set to have a wonderful day.

    Love

    Tashrin
    Twitter - @ishrattrishna

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  11. Happy birthday! Love that Chanel 19.

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  12. Hello dear!
    dont know if today is or was your birthday already, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! hope you have the best time ever!! lot of love and good wishes to you!

    xoxo

    ps. i loved that vintage floral box!!!

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  13. HaPpY BiRthDay!
    Those are lovely birthday treats :)
    Looking forward to your Lake District post. I went there years ago when I was a student.

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  14. happy birthday! you've bought such beautiful things, especially those dresses and the honey! hope you have a great weekend away, i'd love a trip to paris, haha.

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  15. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl !!! It's been a long time since I've last commented on your blog but I still follow it religiously and I can say that you have amazing taste and an incredible figure. I feel so inspired whenever I check your blog. Anyway, have a really nice birthday ! Millions of French bisous for your special day !

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  16. My goodness you did well! A big Happy Birthday to you x

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  17. Lovely gifts! Happy B-day and have a great time!:)
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  18. I wish you a very merry BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
    THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER my dear Paula ♥

    Be happy, stay classy and pretty :)

    Comin to London in a week, 4 days with my sister!
    We'll stay at Gloucester Road, in a friend's flat. YAY!

    Any advices for the cute and unknown cool places we could go to?

    I'll give you some more for PARIS!

    Bisous
    xoxo

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  19. Many happy returns dear lady. And such lovely items. I adore all things Chanel and I love your silver spoons and those pretty little dresses. Here's hoping Paris is what you expect it to be in September;-)

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  20. I love the idea of a special birthday dress! I may have to start that tradition for myself :)

    So many lovely things! What does the clover honey taste like? It looks delicious ♥

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  21. Wow really lovely selection, The Jaegar pieces are my favourite. I used to wear Chanel no19 years ago I must re-visit it.

    Happy Birthday and I bet your just itching to get to Paris!

    The doll on fashion

    Enter my giveaway to win a ZARA leather bag!

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  22. Happy birthday! I've admired that Jaeger bag a few times and tried the Chanel perfume at the weekend, it's lovely. Nice to have Paris to look forward to too!

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  23. Happy birthday lovely!! :) You got some beautiful treasures there! Have a fabulous day, xxx

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  24. Happy Birthday for today!! Hope you have a wonderful day. The Jaeger bag is gorgeous.

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  25. Happy Birthday, my dear!


    Love these dresses! Super cute!

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  26. so many beautiful things; you really have the knack for choosing stunning items. i especially love that bag. happy birthday! -x-

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  27. thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!

    gee &mgood day sunshine - my birthday is today, i scheduled the post for one minute past midnight ;-)

    lyndall - i've just had it this morning on toast...it's absolutely divine. very very sweet though, if you like that, as i do!

    the doll on fashion - yes, i had the old version too years ago, this is a really nice updated version.

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  28. Happy Birthday PinkBow :) Have a great one. Xx

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  29. Happy birthday - you've got some lovely things! Those dresses from Fenwicks are absolutely gorgeous - I'm going to have to have a look for them! xx

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  30. happy birthday - hope you have a fabulous day and lovely to see you yesterday x

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  31. Wooo lucky girl :D Happy happy birthday, hope you have an amazing day!! xx

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  32. aww happy birthday darling!

    everything you bought just screams you!!

    i will also be in Paris in Sept, but for a company trip. such a coincidence, hope you have the loveliest time:)

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  33. Happy birthday! You got some LOVELY pieces you lucky girl! Bet you can't wait for Paris! Exciting stuff xx

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  34. Happy birthday! You picked out some beautiful things (:

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  35. Lovely photos as always! Hope you had a fab time in the Lake District - it's my part of the world! The spotty dresses are lush!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  36. ok I seriously ADORE your blog *_*
    just too cute!

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  37. Beautiful things! Happy Birthday to you, and wow - a trip to Paris - how exciting!

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  38. Oh, I am so excited to see the Jaeger things! There's nothing better than treating yourself for your birthday - it is the perfect excuse to pamper, spoil and delight in being you!
    You are such a wonderful photographer, too. Your images always so luxurious and ethereal.

    And many happy returns! I hope that you have a wonderful, memorable time. xxx

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  39. lovely post! happy birthday hunni! You got such lovely items, I am so jealous! Hope you had a lovely day! :) would love it if you checked out my blog-

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxxxx

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  40. Happy Birthday to you indeed. What a wonderful selection of gifts. And going to Paris too. Lucky girl. Xxxx

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  41. Happy Birthday Paula. Hope you've had a good day, and that your Paris trip rolls around quickly.

    Love the Jaeger top and the dresses (all of them, but particularly the 2 patterned ones). Hope you enjoyed the Lakes, I live in the Lakes at the moment- the sun has even been shining today!

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  42. Lovely treats for a lovely lass. Happy birthday!

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  43. All so beautiful happy birthday :)

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  44. It looks like you're all ready and set to go to Paris! What a great bday present : )

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  45. Happy Birthday!
    I love the lace gown.

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  46. Happy Birthday! The beige dress is so pretty! I don't usually buy myself a birthday present but that sounds like a lovely idea! Hope you had a wonderful day :)

    *Ena*

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  47. That Jaeger handbag is ridiculously beautiful! I am so jealous, it looks like you spoiled yourself good and proper! That's exactly what I like to see! :D Hope you had an amazing birthday!
    xoxo

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  48. So sorry I missed your birthday! Happy Late Birthday... You've certainly found some lovely things and a trip to Paris sounds wonderful. Lots of Love from London xo

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  49. Happy Birthday!

    (It was mine on 22nd July!)

    x

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  50. Happy birthday dear! All of these look absolutely lovely~ The two pleated dresses remind me of one that I got by TFNC from Asos. It's almost the exact same cut, mine is just solid! (this is mine) I love the polka dot print on yours, they are so cute! Also, the breton top is gorgeous and so classic.

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  51. Happy birthday!!! xx Hope you had a lovely time and damn I love that Jaegar blouse.

    - Seph

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  52. Love the Jaegar breton, definitely going to check that out. The beige polka dot dress is my other favourite. Wonderful birthday treats. Hope you had a great day.

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  53. I can't believe you wear my perfume! That was my birthday present to myself also.

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  54. Happy birthday to you :) I LOVE these gorgeous gifts :)

    Maria xxx

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