Sunday, 25 September 2011


In the past week I've moved back to uni (along with at least 2 suitcases of clothes), and turned 20! I feel so old... no longer can I have a lie-in with the excuse that I'm a teenager!

I had a bit of an odd birthday, waking up in a completely empty house as none of my housemates had arrived, then going off to uni to help out at a societies fair all day, but it ended well when I met up with the boy and headed to a jazz club.

I've spent most of the week settling into my new house - no more noisy uni halls! - and running to and from campus. I've barely had a chance to use any of the gifts I received, but I thought I'd photograph them as they are all rather photogenic! And of course, it gave me a chance to practise with my new lens :).

In the photo above, I'm wearing a vintage 70s lace blouse, purchased on eBay as a birthday present to myself! It is quite rough to the touch, but I love it all the same and can't wait to style it properly.

Here are a few photos of my other gifts (can you tell I'm addicted to that 'narrow depth of field' look?!).

What a romantic boyfriend :)
Very very pretty dainty brown gloves from the 60s!
Posh eyeliner for my cat-eye flicks!
And finally, I can't wait to start reading this book, a gift from my boyfriend. Here is an extract from the blurb...

'In this impassioned book, Lucy Siegle champions sustainable solutions that will break the cycle of exploitative style with its heavy, secret price tag.'

It sounds like it will give me motivation to analyse my clothing consumption habits and make a few changes to how and where I buy clothes. I'll probably review it on here once I've finished reading it!

Sadie xxx


Angela said...

Happy birthday! What lovely presents, I read a review on the lucy siegle book in the guardian, it sounds very interesting. I love your glasses btw! x

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

happy bday! the blouse you have on is gorgeous!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Rose-et-Violet said...

Happy belated birthday! I really like your blouse, and sounds like you had fun!


Tamsin said...

Happy birthday! I'll be interested to see what you have to say about the book, my friend Ellie wrote a bit about Lucy Siegle at here blog here


Kaitlin Mattingly said...

aww well happy belated birthday. i know that feeling i'm about to turn 20 too and i mean i'm not dreading it but well it's not going to feel all that right!
good luck in school, and i totally love your glasses

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Louisejoyb said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, it really sounds like you've been busy recently! I've just started uni this September. I love those brown gloves, been after a black version of them for a while, the book sounds good - looking forward to your review!

Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

Laura said...

Yay, glad you had a good birthday!



seren dipity said...

Happy belated birthday! I can totally identify with the end of teenage years mood, I just have about a month to go :)
The book sounds really interesting, such an important topic!

Schnuersenkelrolltreppentod said...

I love the first picture!

The Bootlace

Laura said...

happy belated birthday! i felt old already when i turned 18 haha.. and that blouse is lovely! x

Katy said...

Happy belated birthday! :) xx

Cat said...

Happy birthday lovely girl! I just love your green anaglypta (now there's a word you don't write often!) wallpaper!

Cat xxx

Muffin Top Vintage said...

I just purchased the Maybelline eyeliner and it's really good.
One tip my Make up artist friend told me is always wet the brush first as the moisture helps it flow better.
I know I tweeted you but Happy Birthday :)
Katrina x

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! And your blouse is pretty (:

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely gifts :)

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Anonymous said...

oh how nice!! what a lovely birthday! I am glad you had such a good time. Happy birthday!!!