Friday, 27 July 2012

Birthday Girl

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Today is my birthday and as well as taking the last week off work to spend time doing the things I like to do, I spent today doing more things I like to do. A family day was split into two parts. This morning I visited one of my most favourite museums in the North East of England, Bowes Museum, to photograph a fantastic fashion exhibition (more of this in a later post) - long time readers may remember a birthday a couple of years ago also spent here. I love old buildings and this has to be one of the most stunning backdrops for a photo-shoot.

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I wore my 1950's vintage birthday dress, a peppermint jacket from Zara, Chanel flats and my newest and still most favourite handbag from Pollini. After a few days of dull and rainy weather in the North East of England, today the sun decided to shine. And while not as hot as the London weather I have experienced this week, the almost spring-like weather worked perfectly for this outfit I had in mind to wear today.

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After the morning spent at Bowes Museum and a walk around the market town of Barnard Castle where it is situated, it was then a drive on to small boutique hotel Solberge Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire where I had booked a Champagne Afternoon Tea for the family via a voucher I had from Groupon. Many, many afternoon teas have been featured on here and it remains one of my favourite past-times, it seems such a traditionally English thing to do. We started with a glass of champagne and finger sandwiches which then followed with a pot of good English Twinings Early Grey tea to go along with scones with cream & jam and some delightful cakes to finish off with. It has been a perfectly relaxing birthday.

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1950's Vintage Dress via Bohemian Bisoux Vintage at Etsy ~ Zara Peppermint Jacket ~ Pollini Handbag via Spartoo ~ Chanel Flat Shoes ~ Laura Lee Rose Gold 'P' Pendant ~ Zoe & Morgan and Vintage Rings ~ Chanel Pirate Nail Enamel~ Tom Ford Cherry Lush Lipstick

28 comments:

  1. Happy birthday my dear, enjoy your day and all the years ahead!

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  2. Happy birthday! Enjoy it to the fullest!

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  3. Happy birthday! It sounds like you have been having a lovely time and the photos look are lovely.

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  4. Happy Birthday! I love your jacket :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  5. What a lolitesque outfit! (the japanese lolita fashion ;) adult & elegant but very sweet like a doll~ I always adore your pictures... everything looks fantastic! I hope you had a wonderful birthday :) the treats look so delivious!

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  6. I know, I'm late, but Happy Birthday:)

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  7. Happy Birthday! You look fab
    P.S Foooooood <3

    The Lovelorn

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  8. The dress looks lovely! Happy birthday and your tea looks delicious! x

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  9. Happy birthday! It sounds like the perfect day to me! I love Bowes and my husband and I had just planned to visit next week. X

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I swear you look more fabulous each day, I loved your outfit. That jacket and the color looks amazing on you. And Bowes is definitely got its place on my travel notebook, what a glorious building.

    (Yes, I'm alive though it's hard to believe. Hello again!)

    Hope you have the most amazing year xxx

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  11. happy birthday to you!! and very nice pics! enjoy, xx

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  12. wow those clothes are unique. i just can't belive how good your pictures are. those are so real <3.
    oh, i can't belive that i missed your bday. i'm sorry. late happy bday honey !
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/
    <3

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  13. Happy birthday! Love your dress btw =) Love these pictures xx

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy birthday! These photos are gorgeous, the food looks delicious! Please check out my photography blog if you have a chance: arielledomb.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  15. I'm late once again!
    All my best wishes! These images are so magical, the pretty pastels and such beautiful details. I hope that your day has been equally enchanted x

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  16. What a lovely blog!!

    I am happy to have found you via IFB.

    Cheers.

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  17. Gosh you look so cute!!! You're like a princess!

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  18. Happy Birthday to you! I am in love with your birthday dress!

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  19. Happy happy birthday! What a charming way to spend the day from the dress, to the champagne and tea, to the beautiful setting. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you full of lovely surprises <3.

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  20. that is just the most perfect birthday dress! happy birthday!! it look likes you had a wonderful day and your afternoon tea cakes look delicious.

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  21. happy birthday, what more could you want

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  22. Your dress is lovely, I hope you had a really lovely birthday!

    Maria xxx

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  23. A belated Happy Birthday! You look so beautiful in these pics Paula x

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  24. Perfect day, happy birthday! Love your outfit and bag! x

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  25. You look lovely in your birthday dress and that Zara jacket is a beautiful green! They've been doing such lovely jackets lately haven't they.
    Love kat x

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  26. Sounds amazing! hope you had a fab day :-)

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