The Birthday Girl

Yesterday Poppy turned 9! I can’t quite believe I am the mother of a 9 year old. She loves hearing the story of her actual birth and everytime I detail it for her I feel a pang of sadness that it is so long ago – I don’t ever want to forget that day we welcomed our first baby into the world! She made us all wait till 6.30pm – her approx. time of birth – before we could ‘celebrate properly’! Chocolate fudge cake seemed to work well for that little celebration ๐Ÿ˜‰

Birthday Cake

We ended up at Shake Shack for burgers – her favorite place for food, but I am more excited about traveling to NYC 2 weeks today, for a mother/daughter trip to continue her celebrations!

It’s the last week of school now, packed with conferences, school visits and lots of fun for them! It’s Memorial Day this weekend too, so we’re planning a very lazy weekend interspersed with various meals out and mini celebrations to welcome the beginning of summer! I must not forget to stream The Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday – one of my favorite events of the year ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are my outfits from the past couple of days – I seem to be reaching for the jeans at the moment!

AllSaints topShoes – Vince Claire // Jeans – TopShop Hayden // Top – AllSaints (old)

I love these Vince Claire d’Orsay pumps and the navy snakeskin is now on sale at Nordstrom with 33% off! I am normally a US 8.5 but wear ย an 8 in these. Be quick there are several sizes available!

Vince Claire on sale

There are several versions of the Vince Nina on sale too!

Vince Nina snake skin

The nude version is even cheaper here with several sizes in stock.

vince-nina-d-orsay-flats nude

JCrew Regent jacketShoes – Adidas Superstarย // Jeans – Diesel Fayza // Jacket – J.Crew linen Regent blazer in Kiwi // T-shirt – Splendid


7 thoughts on “The Birthday Girl

  1. schoolgatestyle

    Love that second photo – great jacket! Happy Birthday Poppy – she’s so beautiful. Is it going to be an annual event going to NYC on my birthday?!! Wish I could join you this time xx

  2. juliet

    Happy Birthday to Poppy.
    Thanks for the reminder for the ESC. I fly to UK on Thursday for daughters graduation so will be able to catch it live, accompanied by a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. A real treat as opposed to watching it the next day on download with some mineral water here!
    Love those Vince Nina’s. Off now to peruse the John Lewis website before I push the click and collect button.

  3. Fiona Blake

    OMG please tell me you didn’t bake that cake and if you did you have to share the recipe!
    I adore the navy white ensemble.

    Happy Birthday to Poppy!

  4. Becky @ re:style

    Wow, time really flies, doesn’t it? I look at my daughter now, and I’m astonished by small things like the size of her feet – I just can’t believe how grown up she is, and she’s only seven!! Love your bright blazer, it really suits you xx


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