Friday, 27 July 2012

Birthday Girl


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.









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.

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.








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


Claudia Moser said...

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

Stéphanie S. said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy it to the fullest!

Farrah said...

Happy Birthday!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Happiest of birthdays!

Daisy said...

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

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! I love your jacket :)

ねこちゃん said...

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!

Hanyzka89 said...

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

Jessica W said...

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

The Lovelorn

Valerie Enríquez said...

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

RuBee said...

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

İpek said...

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

criscrascrus said...

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

Katie Frank said...

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 !

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

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

Arielle Domb said...

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

LapindeLune said...

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

Camille said...

What a lovely blog!!

I am happy to have found you via IFB.


Constance said...

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

Harriet said...

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

Abby Mifsud said...

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.

little henry lee said...

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.

Mat said...

happy birthday, what more could you want

Maria Fallon said...

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

Maria xxx

Lauren Glossary said...

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

White Bazaar said...

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

Kathryn Louise said...

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

blueskydaze said...

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