Birthday Shopping and OOTN

So it was my birthday on Tuesday and I was lucky enough to book the week off work to chill out, and get some fun stuff done including some shopping!

I’ve been really good recently and although I’ve been buying things they’ve been better quality items and I’ve brainwashed myself into buying less….sort of.

Up until last year I’d never owned wedges and it was like an epiphany when i finally purchased a tan pair with cork wedge. They were so comfy and went with everything so I promised myself I’d have to buy some black ones and then I’d have heels and comfort every time I went out.

It’s taken me til now though to find a pair I liked so I literally snapped these up from New Look when I saw them. They were only £25 and not only were they a black wedge but they also have ties for your ankles so my weirdly thin feet won’t go sliding around all over the place!


I also picked up the nude clutch bag from River Island which should go with absolutely everything I own!
I was surprised that this was only £18 as their bags are normally more.
It’s a decent size, has a hand clasp and a strap inside the bag and a zipper closing which means I can rest assured my stuff isn’t going to fall out. I’ve lost far too many lipsticks this way!


These tops are from Zara, the ones on the right and centre are only£9.99 and perfect to wear underneath layers. The neon pink top on the left will be perfect to wear out with the girls and to the pubs in summer.

It’s really bright and makes you happy to look at it! It also has a split at the back but this doesn’t go up too far, it’s more like an overlap of the material which will help keep you cool in warm weather and look chic!

I love showing skin in places other than the obvious cleavage/legs areas. Showing some back cleavage has become the latest in thing to do and it’s definitely a more subtle way to show some skin.


I absolutely love blazers and macs, so picking these up was the icing on the cake!
The mac was from New Look and will be replacing one I’ve had from Zara for a few years which is slowly falling apart.

The orange blazer is from Zara and I cannot wait to wear it out!
As I’m going out tonight for birthday drinks with the girls I needed a dress (shown below) and the blazer will be the perfect layer to cover me up from the wind chill.
Apparently it’s supposed to be -1 so it probably won’t help too much but at least I’ll look good right???


This dress was a bit of a different choice for me as I’ve previously avoided body con.

However I saw this in Lipsy and couldn’t resist, so I tried it on and couldn’t believe how comfortable it was and it sucked me in in all the right places!


I’ve recently got down to a size 10 so it was lovely to find something that fitted really well, as I still have a bit of a pooch at the front but the material on this dress seems to make it flatter!


Here’s the dress with shoes and bag, what do you think???

I’m wearing them out tonight so any hair and make up suggestions would be lush!

I’ve been tanning all week in a bid to make myself lean and bronze so fingers crossed it will all work out!
The dress is VERY short so I am hoping that as long as my legs are brown all will be ok (and that i don’t fall!)

What’s your favourite part of a Saturday night out?


L xxx


  1. Jenny G
    March 31, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday for last Tuesday! That dress is lovely – looks fab on you and the wedges are wonderful – I've loved and worn wedges for about 20 years (now I'm showing my age) so comfortable but funky I think! I also really like your blazer – but would probably need something bigger/thicker to cover me up in -1! It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and am just preparing a birthday type post myself – my stuff's all laid back though – I'm too cold to be glam! Hope you had a good time! xx

  2. Essjay23x
    April 1, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Awh, I hope you had a good night. Those Zara tops look great, what a bargain : )

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