My birthday weekend was lovely and thank you for all your wishes. 41 feels okay so far. In fact not much different from 20 years ago given I went into my birthday with a tiny hangover from the night before – why do I always get carried away the eve of my birthday?! MM and I sat outside in the summer evening drinking a bottle of cava and enjoying some old tunes from our ‘youth’. My birthday therefore had a bit of a low key start, but one that had to unfortunately start with a trip into school with Poppy to make sure the nurse cleared her of head lice! Why oh why – every year there seems to be an outbreak – can we not make these pesky buggers extinct?? It also seems that every time I visit Poppy’s school I am either hungover or drugged up (last time cold meds) – how to make a great impression eh? Fortunately I rarely go in so my hangovers are not as frequent as they may think, I am verging on responsible these days.
After a Chick-fil-a breakfast my birthday lunch was spent at Houston’s courtesy of MM. I think it’s odd for an American to say but believe it or not this was my first trip to a Houston’s and I loved it – the atmosphere for lunch is great – busy and bustling and fab service. Apparently our local one is the highest grossing in the States and it was packed. To top off the ridiculous calorie intake for the day MM took me to our favorite restaurant Abattoir. Yes sorry we are a bit boring going to the same old place but why fix it if it ain’t broke?! It was a lovely evening and we bumped into some neighbors and friends so some fine red was consumed on their patio. The kids then took me to our local BBQ joint on Sunday so it is now time to quite literally tighten the belt and fast for a few days:)
I recorded the closing ceremony for the Olympics and LOVED it. It was only spoiled by NBCs rubbish commentary again – they couldn’t even identify all the models or designers featured in the ‘fashion’ scene. Stella Tennant, my model crush, looked incredible – absolutely fierce! I was thrilled to see the Spice Girls and Take That…if only Duran Duran had been there…oh well I’ll be seeing John Taylor, my childhood crush, on Sunday! My fabulous Husband has bought me tickets to see them at Chastain – THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER! I’ve waited 25 years or so to see them! Question is what to wear? It has to be something that makes JT realize he missed out on the best of the bunch when he sees me lol:) Or maybe I’ll just get the ruffles and pixie boots out again?
Now for an outfit summary of the past few days. This weekend has been quite varied:
Thursday: Dusk stripy tunic, radish effortless cardigan – both Boden, with Tory Red Tory Burch Revas:
Friday birthday lunch: green H&M top – just $12.99 – worn with Zara jacket and Hudson jeans and navy Tory Burch Eddie flats:
Not sure how we managed this but unfortunately there is no photo of my dinner outfit – but I was wearing a white Zara jacquard blazer with these lovely Zara silk pants – it was so nice wearing wide leg trousers for a change!
Monday: back to work with a bump wearing my Hudson jeans, blush Zara top, leopard print Zara jacket and my DSW Levity wedges:
Today: I think subconsciously I am trying to wear this blazer as often as I can before the end of summer: Zara floral blazer, Boden cyclamen skinny jeans, All Saints Tilly t-shirt and turquoise Tory Burch Emmy sandals:
So back to the running today to work of those birthday treats – kindly my FIL bought me a balance board for my birthday – it has so far taught me that I have zero balance…
I love the leopard print Zara jacket, however I can’t find it online, is it a recent purchase?
Hi Sarah – I bought it a month or so ago so I don’t think it is available now they have their new AW range in. Keep an eye out though as they get a lot of animal prints – it’s the jersey blazer and which seem to be staples each season. Sorry! You could check eBay? There’s always lots of Zara on there! x
Catching up on blog comments as I’ve only seen your blog on the phone and it’s so damn awkward typing on the touch screen – that’s my lousy excuse anyway!
So, firstly, belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY – was in wifi no man’s land on Friday so couldn’t tweet etc as much as usual. Looks like you had a ball – love how you totally celebrate to the max!
Onto the outfits – LOVE how you’ve styled the taupe tunic…never thought of putting it with red/radish. I’ve struggled a bit to wear mine more but I might try it with the pesky red jeans now!
Secondly…I still really want those levity wedges from DSW. Should have bought them when they were available. Every time I see them on you, I get the shoe fever!! If you ever want to sell them or see another pair in your local DSW, let me know! I’m a 39/40 so a UK 6/6.5/7 Can adapt my feet to many a size if the love is there!! lol
Ok war and peace has concluded…have a fab birthday boxing weekend (does that make sense?!) Extend those celebrations as much as you can! Avril xx
Hellloooo! Thanks for the birthday wishes – I had a brilliant time and yes still celebrating – planning cocktails before DD tomorrow:) I think the taupe tunic will look great with the red jeans – I keep browsing the red jeans at Express – they have some lovely deep red ones that I am tempted by but I just bought some awesome tie dye ones from H&M and CANNOT justify any more jeans – but I never seem to need justification so we’ll see:) I was in DSW yesterday (buying some boots that I can’t justify) but didn’t see any of the wedges – I have to say that when I bought mine they were the last pair and reduced:( Have you tried eBay? Great to hear from you xxx