How early is too early to start the birthday celebrations!?

It’s been an odd week readjusting to life back in Atlanta. I can’t lie, I am totally jealous of all you Europeans just starting your vacations, while we prepare for back to school on Wednesday! My Instagram feed is full of blue skies and oceans and I have to keep reminding myself that was me just a week ago!

To ease the pain I am focusing on my upcoming birthday! I’m 45 on the 10th and like to celebrate for as long as possible! Hence, Friday night, my Husband and I went out for tapas and cocktails. Maybe my Leo instincts are aroused, but I decided to go full on leopard print for the evening. This dress is just £19.99 from New Look and is available in the US here on ASOS (keep checking back for your size – they update regularly). I felt fantastic in it! The dress is pleated so not tight at all and it is the perfect midi length. I’m now on the look out for dresses in a similar style as it felt so great on. The shoes are Vince and an incredible eBay bargain -new they were $425 and I got them NWT for $65!

New look leopard print dress, Vince Aden shoes, Gucci purseDress – New Look // Shoes – Vince Aden off eBay // Bag – Gucci (similar here)

I made a couple of other purchases this week including the red Adidas Gazelles – I just love the Gazelles and they take me back to the 90s when I wore a green pair to death! They do fit big and I sized down to a US 8 instead of my usual 8.5.

Adidas Gazelles

I also just wore my new running tights from the H&M For Every Victory collection. They are amazingly comfortable – 2miles on the treadmill with no adjusting. I’m in a medium and they fit great.

H&M For Every Victory

As for the rest of last week here’s what I’ve been wearing. It’s lovely to have all my closet back!

Mango shoes, Mango top and FalabellaShoes – Mango // Jeans – Zara (old) // Top – Mango (sale reduced from &79.99 to $24.99!) // Bag – Stella McCartney

& Other Stories dress, Mulberry Bayswater, Castañer espadrillesDress – & Other Stories sale // Shoes – Castañer // Bag – Mulberry Bayswater

H&M dress, Golden Goose sneakers, FalabellaDress – H&M // Shoes – Golden Goose // Bag – Stella McCartney


9 thoughts on “How early is too early to start the birthday celebrations!?

  1. jeanettewhitestyling

    The New Look dress is amazing, what a bargain. Plus your Vince Aden beauties, makes me want to weep! Love that outfit.

      1. jeanettewhitestyling

        I’ve brought the New Look dress, in a couple of sizes as I never know with N L …. Need a trying on session.

      2. Poppy's Style Post author

        Good for you!! I have the UK 14 – but it is quite loose – I was worried it would be bodycon but the pleats make it super easy to wear xxx

      3. jeanettewhitestyling

        I brought 12 and 14 and couldn’t really tell the difference so went for the 12, love it on, thanks for the tip!

  2. lynne

    You have the best outfits…I have been hunting for the Adidas Hamburg in red..they seem more muted I think? But I cannot find them anywhere online in the us! (or int’l in my size, but I want to make sure they are easier to return if sizing is off.) Tempted to just get these instead.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      No I found the Hamburgs online from a UK store but I prefer the white sole of the gazelles xx

    2. Poppy's Style Post author

      Oh about being more muted – I’m not sure – check out TheFashion_Lift on IG – she has them and they look pretty bright to me too! xx

  3. lynne

    Are yours more red? The hamburgs appear on my screen as more pink-hued possibly? Am I being overly pedantic? :o)

    Thx for the bomber round up, btw. Much cheaper and equally as cute as the Topshop ones I need (want) more colors of.


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