7 January 2018

Birthday Girl

Hi everybody! I hope you're well and had a great start to the New Year. It's been a while since my Halloween blog post, which was the last time I posted here. I'm thrilled to be sharing a new outfit with you finally, after braving the cold temperatures to capture these images today. It was my birthday three days ago, and I put together this look to mark the occasion. 

My actual birthday was a working day, which I was glad about, because I love to be in the library where I work. As my weekday routine is normally quite hectic and I travel for a minimum of two hours each day, I was glad to spend the evening at home, and didn't have big plans to go out for my birthday. I distributed some fancy chocolates at work, which is the trend whenever it's somebody's birthday, and received some lovely greetings from friends and family, and a card from my colleagues which had lots of messages inside. They even burst into a rendition of Happy Birthday when presenting me with the card, which was very unexpected, but lovely.

Rather than material goods, my family kindly gave me money to choose whatever I wanted for my birthday, as they know I'm quite selective with the things I like. On Saturday evening, I prepared the things I needed for my photo session the next day, as I wanted to leave the house early and make the most of the daylight. These days, we only get daylight for eight hours, so it's important to move quickly when planning a photo session. I like to have my things in place and all my camera gear checked and ready to go, as well as preparing my clothes. 

I wasn't prepared for the cold though, and it took me by surprise! It was sunny, but the wind chill factor was treacherous. Taking pictures was proving quite hard, so I'm glad I was able to capture these images. I got the last few detail shots at home. I hope you like this post and the outfit images!

For this look, I decided to don a sweet flower crown with red paper roses, which I got from Claire's Accessories, my black fit and flare coat with metallic clasps on the front, and my silver and marcasite fairy brooch, which looks like it's from the art nouveau era. As the outfit was mostly unseen and I was wearing dark jeans, I thought the accessories would add a touch of elegance to an otherwise understated look.  

Overall it was a positive birthday week. My birthday celebration was low-key like me, but lovely. 

Please let me know what you think of my birthday look in the comments below! Thanks so much for dropping by. Take care and hope to see you very soon! Lots of love Saba xx

Coat - similar
Jeans - similar
Flower crown - Claire's Accessories (exact)
Swallow stud earrings - similar
Fairy brooch - similar
Bag - Debenhams (exact)

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  1. You look beautiful, Saba. I love the flower crown and the fairy brooch is so pretty!
    Happy (slightly belated) birthday and I hope you have a wonderful 2018!
    Julia x

    1. Thanks so much for your positive comment and birthday wishes Julia! I'm so glad you like the flower crown and fairy brooch. As the coat was the main focal point of this look, and the outfit wasn't seen as much, I thought it would make things more interesting to add unusual accessories with a slightly bohemian feel.

      I hope you have a fabulous year ahead. May all your dreams come true in 2018! xx

  2. Happy birthday! You look stunning. :)
    I wish you all the best. Happy New year. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you like this look. A very Happy New Year to you too! I appreciate your visit and comment. xx

  3. Saba, I'm so sorry I missed your actual birthday. I came down with flue on Sunday/Monday and haven't really been online for me to come check. I apologise! It sounds like you had a lovely time though and you got to work (which most people would hate) so that's great. Love the little flower crown as well. Most importantly, happy belated birthday!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    1. Hi Lorna! Thank you so much for your lovely birthday greeting. I truly appreciate your kind words! I'm sorry to hear you've been unwell with the flu. I do hope you're feeling better now and taking good care of yourself. I will visit your blog soon for a catch up session! Speak soon. xx

    2. Thank you Saba! I am feeling better, stuck with a giant cold sore, but doing better. Glad you're well xx.

  4. Happy belated Birthday Saba! I love how you are wearing a flower crown in winter and the little enchanted element that the brooch and the flower crown adds to the outfit. Sounds like you had a great b'day! Wishing you the best for 2018! xx


    1. Hi Angela! Thank you so much for your birthday wishes and positive words. You're always so kind. I'm really glad you like the brooch and flower crown. I hope you've also had a positive start to the New Year, and that you're getting better weather so you can capture your outfit photos without freezing. xx

  5. Hi Saba!
    Although it is maybe a bit late to wish you a happy belated birthday I hope you had a very lovely day! In my opinion, low-key birthdays are the best :) Your birthday look is so elegant and I'm absolutely in love with the flower crown. Same goes for the fairy brooch ...you know I always dig the details. So pretty!
    I hope you're having a great weekend and looking forward to your next post!

    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

    1. Thank you so much for you beautiful message Christina. It's not too late at all! Thank you for thinking of me. I'm thrilled that you like my birthday look, and the fairy brooch and flower crown. I was hoping to add a bohemian and slightly mystical feel to this look, so I'm glad you noticed!

      I hope the rest of your week goes well! Hope to speak again soon. Lots of love Saba xx

  6. Happy birthday!:-) this coat is really great I like your look very much :-)
    regards :-)

  7. Hi Saba,
    This is such a wonderful post! You look really beautiful in your birthday outfit. I think that your coat suits you really well and I just adore your rose crown - you look like a fairy princess :) The added details really work well together, thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend! Kisses, H xxx

  8. Saba my dear, it was so good to hear from you. I've thought about you a lot but blogging was hard for me for so long. I'm glad to be back to writing... I missed it greatly and I missed so many of my blogger friends.

    I wrote about how my sister died in a blog post years ago called The Fire 48 Years Ago...http://www.lettersfromlaunna.com/2012/10/the-fire-48-years-ago.html?m=1 ... in case you wanted to read it too.

    It's going to take me awhile to get back into the swing of things with blogging... but I'm back.

    I'm sorry I missed your birthday, I'm happy it was a nice day for you... too bad it wasn't warmer, hopefully it's warmed up for you there. I look forward to catching up with you. xox ❤

  9. Hi Saba! I'm just stopping by to see how you're doing! I hope you're well. Been missing your posts xx.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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