Still in her 30s

But only just!  I spent the day today celebrating my sister’s 39th birthday.  We left early, abandoning our children, and ran for it to the bright lights of Manchester.  What followed was one of the best days of sibling bonding I’ve ever had.  I wish I could spend days like this every week with my sister.

After a mooch around the shops, where I bagged a couple of great deals in the Mango sale, we headed to Harvey Nicks for a fabulously debauch lunch – minimal food, copious prosecco and abundant conversation.  I felt like I was on an episode of Long Lost Family – we spilled so much, talked so much, laughed so much and cried a little.  It’s amazing what growing up can do for a relationship.

Lovely Louise – Happy 39th!:

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My new pants – fabulously comfortable:




In between bottles of wine we dashed into Zara where I fell in love with this jacket – I will be ordering it on my return.  It’s just the most perfect lightweight jacket – it fit like a glove.


We also managed to buy half of the Marks and Spencer’s shoe department.  Lordy I might need a new suitcase again.

I first saw these on gorgeous Avril and I couldn’t resist the nude too.



Then these are the first ever strap sandal I have ever owned!  Normally I can’t get my toes to stay put beneath the strap and I end up with all sorts of nasty welts and blisters – but these are just SO comfortable.  My first ever non-thong sandals.  I promise – far nicer on – no Jesus sandal about these!  My sister confirmed they were cute and not frumpy – I trust her, you should too.



Here are Louise’s – very classy indeed and a great wearable height.  I’m so impressed with M&Ss shoe collection – thank goodness they do free shipping to the US now!



My outfit today (it was warm and sunny!):




Dress – T-shirt dress James Perse (old) // Jacket – Zara (old) // Shoes – Isabel Marant Bobby Sneakers // Scarf – J.Crew (old)

Off to bed now ready to head to Leeds!  That’ll be a fun story for you:)

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18 thoughts on “Still in her 30s

  1. School Gate Style

    Happy Birthday to your sister! Love her top/dress actually – fab neckline. Haha – my new sandals are definitely way too blingy for biblical times 🙂 Can’t wait to see the other colour on you – I’ve not seen it in the ‘flesh’. I hear it’s slightly different looking to the picture online.
    Looks like a fabulous day – how lovely for you both to get that time to bond. It’s hard when your kids are young to find the time for 1 to 1 time with sisters and brothers. Keep enjoying the trip – enjoying the updates Axx

  2. glamrosie

    Oooh is that a Wang bag I spy??!!! Sounds like a fab day, glad you had a good time with our sister. I love M&S shoes, comfy, leather, well designed and great prices! x

  3. Sue

    Happy birthday to your sis! So nice that you both were able to have some time together. I don’t think you really get on with your siblings till you “grow up”. I’m like that – I’m best buds with the sister I hated the most when I was younger.

    And I have some similar style sandals to those glittery non thong sandals – they are “cute”.

    Leeds? What’s happening in Leeds tomorrow? :o)

  4. avenue57

    Happy Birthday to your sister – you both look so alike!
    Your James Perse dress is AMAZING

    I am laughing at how much you have bought since being here for 1 week!


  5. sofia

    Love the added pop of color to the dress with the scarf.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest summer look ‘Summer Eyelet’. Great for summer time.

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Oooh I bet you can’t wait for all the shopping when you return!! It’s so funny the things you miss hey? The sandals are super comfy. xx

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      Fortunately OH hasn’t bought lots and the kids can always ‘lose’ some stuff here:)

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