Earlier this week it was my birthday. Whilst I love being a Capricorn having a January birthday can slightly suck. Everyone's a bit skint and sick of going out and it also falls on the first week back in work for a lot of people so enthusiasm is hard to come by.
Luckily my husband and daughter are experts in compensating for all of these small negatives and always plan really good stuff and this year was no different.
I was treated to a lovely breakfast of pain Au chocolates and a birthday cake made of carrot cake (my favourite) candles were lit and banners up-they really are the best.
|Birthday goodies ahoy|
I also received some fabulous gifts, the amazing Vivienne Westwood bag that's in these pictures from my daughter (I think Nicky Rockets may have helped her with this purchase, just guessing) a Doctor Who teapot and a leopard print rucksack for me to carry my laptop to work in. My friends and family also really treated me with wine, flowers, cushions with cats on and a huge box of soap and glory products,Stevie Nicks CDs and one of my favourites an over the bath tidy that is made so you can perch a book, candle and glass of wine on it while you soak.So many thoughtful things. I felt very loved.
I have seen this dress reviewed by Nancy at Sugar Darling? and Georgina at She Might be Loved and thought it looked gorgeous on both of them so was excited when it arrived (in a rather fabulous black box with tissue paper, these small details really make all the difference)
|Showing off my curves (and the outline of my tights) in a dress by The Curve|
The dress is made in a thick scuba type fabric which felt really nice on. There is no denying this frock is very unforgiving so if you are self conscious about showing the outline of your tummy this might not be for you. I don't mind and felt quite lovely in it although looking at these pictures I think next time I wear it I would wear some smoothing underwear as you can see the line of my tights-the shame ha ha.
Rather than wear bright red lipstick I decided to wear some"sexy mother pucker" lip lacquer in the shade "charm offensive by soap and glory. A present from my mama. Its lovely especially with a smoky eyeshadow.
|Sexy Mother Pucker|
I celebrated the rest of my day by visiting the amazing Andy Warhol exhibition at the Tate gallery in Liverpool. It was just brilliantly kitsch and uplifting. The footage of Nico from the Velvet underground took my breath away-she was so beautiful.Quite something to see the Monroe screen print in real life. So vibrant.
The celebrations continued once we had collected Baba from school. We watched Paddington at the movies (which is just brilliant) and then feasted on Cucumber maki and vegetable rolls at Yo Sushi.
|Baba waiting impatiently for her cucumber Maki to arrive|
A brilliant day and a wonderful birthday.Thankyou for all your birthday wishes, I had a ball.
JANUARY SALE over at Nicky Rockets
We need to make room for new Tshirts in 2015, so we are having a MASSIVE sale on 2 of our designs. This years Halloween Tee is now only £5, while the amazing 'Mutiny for her Bounty - You gotta ask before you touch my booty' Tee is an amazing £7. There is limited stock, and they won't be reprinted once they are gone, so come down and grab a bargain -www.nickyrockets.com
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