Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Thank you for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely weekend celebrating with family and I received some fabulous gifts which I will show you later in the week. Since I've been on a spending ban recently, receiving clothes and shoes was even more meaningful than usual. It's so great to feel that rush of excitment over having new items again. My birthday celebrations started on Friday night as I went to Opera Bar with my sister (I wore the outfit I posted here). I'd never been to Opera Bar before but it turned out to be one of the best places I've been to for drinks; the scenic location by the harbour and the Opera House was so beautiful.  The next day (my actual birthday) I had lunch and played tennis with my parents, followed by a lovely dinner out with Rydog. Then on Sunday night I had dinner with the in laws and my mother in law made me a pretty pink cake with chocolate hearts (I wore the outfit I posted here). It was a wonderful feeling know that people went to so much effort and really do care about me... Now onto the outfit. I've worn this a lot lately. I love the lace detailing in such a soft pretty shade of purple. The neckline in particular reminds me of the bridesmaids dresses for my wedding which I posted here and the dress I wore to another wedding only a month later which I posted here.  I guess this must be one of my favourite necklines. As soon as I bought the dress the idea came to me of making it stand out with bright accessories. I've always loved lavender, mint and pink so from that, the outfit came together. 


I'm glowing!





Paper Heart Dress
RMK Kitten Flats
Lovisa Earrings
Kmart Hair Flower


Jennifer Fabulous said...

That dress is pure loveliness. I love the color and that pop of pink with those fabulous pink flats! You look divine.

And I'm so happy your birthday was amazing!! xoxo

hali may said...

love the dress, so cutee! Your blog is so beautiful!! Congrats!
XOXO Love from Italy, May

loving-evelyn said...

lovely dress

Sherin said...

The dress is so pretty. The colour really suits you.

Mouthwash said...

Hahahhaa "I'm glowing!" You're too cute.

I love the pale shade of lavender on you! The lace is beautiful. I love dresses!

janettaylor said...

Pretty dress as usual and happy belated bday, Honey!


What a beautiful lilac color dress! So gorgeous. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin/facebook?


Panty Buns said...

Your Paper Heart Dress is gorgeous! I love the pastel lavender colour, the pretty floral lace embroidery of its bodice and the drape of the dress's fine fabric. Your shoes are a very pretty pink. How nice of your mother in law to make you a pretty pink birthday cake with chocolate hearts. Your big pastel mint hair flower is pretty. That's a nice colour coordinated glow you have in the third photo. :)

Jamie Rose said...

This is such a pretty dress! I love the soft purple shade. Your bright pink shoes are an adorable pop of color too. The big flower in your hair is fantastic too!

Ivana Džidić said...

I'm glad that you're enjoying your time so much;) you look lovely....super cute ooutfit!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling ~ love that dress!

Happy belated birthday :)


NaNa said...

beautiful hair and glam dress to match! just stunning hun!

love from the NANA girls xoxo

Mica said...

Sounds like you had a really lovely time celebrating your birthday :)

I like the pink shoes with this dress - nice pop of colour :)

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Annie said...

That dress is SO pretty, and I love the pink shoes with it!

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two birds said...

happy belated birthday! what a fun weekend, that opera bar sounds really cool. i love this dress on you. the pleating and lace are perfect together!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love the way your earrings match your shoes. And that dress is just stunning...it makes me think of The Great Gatsby! :)

Camila Faria said...

Such a lovely dress! I adore the color!

Sacramento Amate said...

Fabulous in lace, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Love your pretty pink shoes too.

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous! I am in love with that lilac dress, so beautiful!


Tallia said...

that dress is so perfect for spring!


Milex said...

absolutely adore you

Sara Gerard said...

Lovely dress! The shade is so pretty and refreshing :) You did a great job with the shoes too. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and then some :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love these sweet colours...you look stunning!! Gorgeous dress doll, I hope you are doing well!! xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

P.S. Posted before I was done...I'm glad your birthday was grand!! xo

Ashley Taylor said...

Happy belated birthday! This dress is cute

xo Ashley

Hummingbird Girl said...

Beautiful Dress !

Sam said...

Hope you had a magical birthday hun, may it bring you all you dream of. You look so beautiful in this utterly feminine dress, love it!

Tanya W. said...

Love the Dress, you look grat. Thanks for visited my blog and the kindly comment oxoxo



Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

Stunning dress!

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Chrisy said...

Best wishes for your birthday darlin, even tho a bit late. It sounds like you have a lovely time...those people who care for us are our real treasures aren't they. I hope this year is a year filled with wonderful experiences my love.

Maddie said...

Aw what a sweet and feminine dress! Looks very pretty on you! :)


kim bim said...

you look very brilliant in that dress.
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Megan said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad you had fun celebrating over the weekend :) I love this dress on you - the color is so gorgeous.

bridechic said...

Simply stunning!

oxoxox from San Francisco

Natalia A said...

Happy belated birthday! You look so pretty, the dress is just lovely. Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time and was spoilt with gifts and all kinds of nice things. :)

Anonymous said...

The dress is so pretty!


Linda Greaves said...

Love that gorgeous lilac dress!

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Kirsten said...

Beautiful dress! Thanks for your comment on my blog - you're right, I think our cats must be kitty twins! So cuuute. Cats are the bestest. I'm following you on Bloglovin' now, yaayy a new blog to read! :D


trishie said...

Happy belated birthday! That is one pretty dress.

Princess Rihan Sakaluran said...

Spring Love! Lacey Love! Pink Flats Love! Super adorable outfit! Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous <3


Izzy said...

ooh happy belated birthday! you look absolutely divine in that dress, I think I have a similar one. But I've definitely seen that lavender one instore, it's so beautiful and you make me wish I had gotten it lol! the high bun is also really cute and I love how from the back there is that beautiful, big flower in your hair! and the way you celebrated your bday was absolutely perfect too. My boyfriend's mum also made me a cake for my birthday, which was really nice of her. I know what you mean about being overwhelmed at people's kindness towards you just for turning a year older. my parents are usually too busy so I felt flabbergasted that someone unrelated to me would actually go to the effort of baking a cake haha!

and congrats again on the interview! as for my job, it's not in law but it's at the ABS (Aus Bureau of Statistics). it was actually the only graduate position I applied for! I guess I chose it because out of all the subjects I did at uni (I did commerce/law) and in high school, economics was probably one of my faves. And govt jobs are very stable and flexible, so it was interesting subject matter combined with the perks of public sector jobs that led me to choose this.

however believe it or not the job is actually a little too slow-paced for my liking, and it has actually prompted me to do College of Law and PLT, and possibly go on to practice law! So I'm thinking of enrolling later on this year to do that. funny because I remember us both not wanting to go on to do law haha. although lately I have been talking to more and more people who are perfectly content to simply have a law degree under their belt just for the sake of it and go on to choose a different career path. but the thing is with my position the work is very cyclical so it's slow now but at a certain point in time it gets realllly busy, so I look forward to that lol!

so have you decided if you want to go down the law path?

Blond Yasmin said...

You have cute dress and you look lovely! :)

Alexandra said...

Lovely dress and those flats are adorable ones)
Great pictures as well!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Georgie ジョージ said...

This dress is gorgeous, I love the lace detailing. The flower in your hair is such a cute touch! xx


So happy that you enjoyed your birthday dear. This is such a charming dress on you, one of my favourites! And, yes quite flattering. Have a wonderful week. xx/Madison

Rakel said...

Nice look!


Juju said...

lovely dress!

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ronan said...

aww that dress is so cute on you! x

Brenda Lu said...

you look sweet and lovely with the dress! cute


Yulia Sidorenko said...

lovely dress!

love, Yulia

Gabi from Velvet Avenue said...

Great blog! You look lovely!
Wanna follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?
Let me know!