Sunday, March 23, 2014


As some of you know from Instagram and various other forms of social media, it was my birthday last Sunday. I turned 25 which I  absolutely cannot believe. I'm continually mistaken for a teenager still. This age feels like the next age group (maybe it's the stage where I'm no long supposed to be completely obsessed with unicorns!). I'm very young at heart and definitely not particularly mature so I'm not too sure how this has all happened. Where are all the years going? I had been dreading turning 25 for ages but instead of dwelling on overwhelming negative thoughts I realised a couple of things. If I was more than a couple of years younger I wouldn't have my current job, I wouldn't have graduated with a couple of degrees from university and I wouldn't be so close to becoming a solicitor. These aspects of my life are my main source of happiness and fulfilment at the moment. I'm so grateful for the opportunities I have now and to be where I am today. Here are a few pictures of my birthday. The unicorn cake is incredibly impressive and speaks for itself! Following on from my love of velvet as explained in the post here,I've been wearing this dress a lot recently. I learned from a few bloggers that this colour can be called claret; that just sounds so royal and sophisticated. A velvet claret skater dress. I like that. The hair bow is concidentally the perfect match. I couldn't believe my luck when I saw it in the shops knowing I had my claret velvet dress at home. I bought the Audrey Hepburn printed bag from a gift shop near where I work. I spent some money for my birthday and this is one of the new additions to my wardrobe. Since it's a box bag and doesn't close, I have to be extra careful to ensure the contents of my bag are neatly arranged. Also from my birthday is my new pandora necklace which I am wearing here but that deserves a post of its own.









Wittner Jasper Heels
Pandora Sterling Silver Necklace
Velvet Dress
Home and Giftwares Audrey Hepburn Print Bag
 Diva Velvet Hair Bow

Linking to: Share in Style, Color Brigade, Mix it Monday, Monday Mingle, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express 


Panty Buns said...

One week belatedly, Happy Birthday! I love the dress you were wearing at your birthday dinner. Did you know in advance that your outfit would be coordinating so well with that delightful and scrumptious looking pink iced birthday cake with its unicorn and rainbow themes? I hope all of your birthday wishes come true. 25 is a wonderful age! I wish I were that age again. It is truly scary how fast time goes as one gets older. You're in the prime of your life and I hope you thoroughly enjoy it.
I love the velvet dress you wore in the outfit photos. I'm certain it feels every bit as delightful as it looks and that's saying a lot. our Audrey Hepburn printed bag is adorable too.
Happy Birthday again!


Pooja Mittal said...

Happy b'day again.. I totally lovers your unicorn cake when I saw it in your I stage am too
It's nothing wrong with unicorn obsession at 25 I am 25 years and still kill at heart..
I never knew the color can be called claret , now that a really classy name

Bisma Rauf said...

Happy Birthday..you look gorgeous :)

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Ivana Split said...

Lovely birthday photos! I wish you much luck in this new year of your life:)

Wonderful dress, I really love it! and the Audrey bag is perfect!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Belatedy happy bday!!! I love that dress!Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

Alexandra Zakharova said...

This velvet dress is really gorgeous, I'd love to own something like that)
Happy birthday to you, wish you all the best!
Have a fabulous time!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know it was your birthday last sunday. I wanted to wish you a very happy birthday, although now it is late, sorry.I loved your birthday cake and your velvet dress. Kisses:)

June said...

Beleated happy bday Imogen!! Your cake is so cute and you looked so pretty :)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl. You are still a baby compared to me. Im in love with your dress where is it from???

Michelle Vinnetan said...

Happy belated birthday girl ♡ wish you all the best this year . Anyway love your dress so much ♥

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Emmylou said...

Belated happy bday, Imogen! Wishing you much love and happiness:)
And how awesome is that cake?

PS Love the velvet dress too.

Mica T said...

Happy belated birthday! :D

Love that cake - it looks delicious, and very fun too! :)

Glad you had a fun time - although it can be weird getting older (the years pass so quickly!) it's a good time to look back and celebrate everything you've achieved over the year. And you've had a great year! :)

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Antonella C'est moi said...

Happy B.day, you look gorgeous!!

Shybiker said...

I felt the same anxiety you did, but then learned that just 'cause we grow older doesn't mean we have to grow up! It's good to be young in spirit. Your dress and shoes are AMAZING.

Bristol Petty said...

Happy Birthday!! That rainbow unicorn cake is so amazing!! And you look beautiful :)


AVY said...

Velvet always feels sensual to me. Growing old is a part of life.



Couture Carrie said...

Happy (belated) birthday, darling!
Love your look!


Jackie Harrison said...

Happy Birthday doll love the cake.

Sherin said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 25 is such a fun age! I've had so much fun being 25!
And that red dress looks so beautiful. Love it.

Melissa said...

Happy birthday honey! Hope you had a wonderful day <3

You look so beautiful in the pictures and I really love your dress :)

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Hippy Happy Birthday, you look fantastic, the dress is so special!

Selina Kyle said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you, girl! 25!? WOW!
I am so...scared to turn 19, I don't know why. I feel as if I am not ready at all!
And, hey! You can obsess over Unicorns even if you turn 80. Unicorns rock. All arguments against are invalid...
Have an awesome day, friend :)


cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Happy Birthday babe! You look stunning - I'm in love with your shoes!!


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Kati said...

Happy belated Birthday, my dear! Your cat is adorable and I LOVE the dark red on you!


Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear!
Nice, happy birthday!!
love that cute dress

Launna said...

I hope I wished you a Happy Birthday on Instagram... if I didn't... Happy Birthday late....

I love the dress and having it paired up with the shoes and bag just makes it that much cuter...

The cake is adorable, how very sweet :)

Thank you for you comment on my blog Imogen, very sweet :)

Kezzie said...

Happy birthday, dear Imogen!!! Never stop being as cute and girly as you are, who cares that we are a certain age!!! I still think I'm 12!!!! Hope your day was fabulous! X

The AnarCHIC said...

We love your unicorn's cake! that's amazing! And also we love your dress! wonderful
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Jacqueline Stewart said...

that velvet dress with the scoop back is adorable! Love it. As I said, I will be emailing you (and actually posting) you something very soon. I just got super busy with everyone. But don't worry, i haven't forgotten. :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday too Imogen, that cake looks freaking amazing!!! xox

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, you always look so beautiful!!

Rupa said...

I love your bag!

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Busola Coutts said...

Happy birthday sweetheart. Age is nothing but a number. You feel young inside, that is all that matters.

That dress is a very, very beautiful piece. I think velvet is a rich fabric and the color lights up your entire surrounding. You look fantastic.


The Dainty Dolls House said...

So wonderful my dear!! Happy Birthday wishes to you :))) Your cake was precious, I love that!! I hope all your wishes come true always xx

Wait Until The Sunset said...

Happy birthday! LOVE that cake!

Sam said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweety, hope you had a magical day and may all your dreams and goals be realized. You look so beautiful in this rich ruby shade, awesome cake! Thanks for your style input, have a great and productive week ahead!

S said...

happy belated Birthday, sweetie!
We are the same age!^^
Wish you the best for everything!
Love your ruby dress!

Johanna said...

That is some cake and another happy birthday to you!

Ali Hval said...

Happy belated birthday, Imogen! Hey, better to be mistaken for younger than older, am I right? I am mistaken for being older than I am sometimes and it's uncanny, haha. I'm usually the one being mistaken for 25, which is so odd! I digress. Your cake has to be one of the greatest birthday cakes I've seen (and I bet it was delicious, too :) :)!) and I hope that your day was extremely magical.

As for your velvet dress, it's stunning with those heels. There's nothing more beautiful than red velvet!

xoxo Kellz* said...

Pretty dress

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute dress!

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Such a perfect cake!



Sophie Sierra said...

A very happy belated birthday Imogen; you deserve all the happiness & joy in the world & I hope this year brings it to you <3

I can definitely understand to where you're coming from with the age thing; I just turned 24 and although everyone insists you're still so young, there's definitely a feeling of 'god, I'm really not a teen anymore!' Definitely best to stay young at heart, I love your unicorn cake, possibly the best cake in the world!

Sounds like you have so much to be proud of, and much more to look forward to in the future! xox

Sophie |soinspo

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Love your cake :)

Jamie Rose said...

Happy belated birthday! I can imagine turning 25 would feel weird. I have a year and a half until then. I love your unicorn cake though! There's no need to feel too grown up. That's no fun anyway!

Izzy said...

yay, happy birthday Imogen! And yes, sometimes age brings more wisdom and accomplishments! the unicorn cake looks absolutely beautiful...did someone make it for you? And I learned something new, I've never heard of the colour claret! Haha I have a velvet dress in a similar colour. Looking beautiful as always, and hope you are enjoying your week so far! :)

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Sacramento Amate said...

I am new on Instagram, but I am hooked, lol
Following you on Instagram now, dear Imoge.
happy Birthday my gorgeoussssssssssssssssssss

The Fashion Panda said...

Ooh so nice and beautiful !
The cake looks so good !! :)
Happy B-day !


Larissa said...

Happy bealted birthday! I went 26 and I also couldn't believe it... how can time fly by so fast? YOur velvet dres sis awesome and looks really great on you!
Thanks so much for your last comment!
Lots of love!

Jess said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had an awesome day! God bless your life!
Great look and pictures! =)



Daily Express said...

Happy belated birthday! The unicorn cake is just too awesome for words, and as always, I loooove the scenery for your outfit photos. Thanks for linking up to Manic Monday! :)
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Sara Gerard said...

Happy Birthday! You looked beautiful! That cake looks amazing, lol. I love the dress, and I cannot wait to see the necklace in another post!

Keys of Anouk said...

Happy belated birthday Imogen! You looked beautiful :-) xo

Rupsha said...

You look lovely!
Belated happy birthday!
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Carylee said...

Happy belated 25th! I just love your youthful/vintage style! Youthful in a fun and playful way, not in an immature juvenile way! Always enjoy your looks, and this is no different! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

Antonella C'est moi said...

have a nice day :)

Paola Lauretano said...

Happy B-day!!!!!!!!!!!
Lovely dress and delicious cake!!!!
Kisses darling, have a lovely day!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

OMG Tia that cake and your outfit is adorable. Happy Belated quarter century birthday. Hope you had a blast, Ada. =)

trishie said...

That's an awesome cake! Happy belated birthday. You look very happy and pretty in the photos

Diana Ashuayem said...

Happy belated birthday! You look lovely.

Carly said...

I love velvet dresses and the colour of this one is perfect for you! <3 xxx

Mira said...

Happy belated birthday Tia!! I wish you all the best and may your wishes come true. You still look like a teenager! That dress is marvelous and your b-day cake is the cutest I have ever seen :D

xx Mira


Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful pics! That red dress is so cute <3



Laura B said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! That color is just gorgeous on you and I love the heels you are wearing, too!

Marija M. said...

Happy belated b-day!!!
You look adorable in that dress, it rally suits you!!! xo


Anna Martin said...

Most adorable cake ever! Omgosh! Beautiful dress, too! Happy belated birthday! <3

- Anna


Tanya said...

happy birthday to you, hope you got anything that you wished for. The dress is so lovely so the bag!!!


Luisa T. said...

Such a lovely dress and amazing pictures :)
Great blog!


Darcy said...

Sooo cute! That cake is amazing! Sounds like a great time!

Rui Jun Luong said...

I love the cake!


Mila said...

Happy belated birthday! Of course you're being mistaken for a teenager, you're 25 only! I'm 31 and still being denied entrance without ID in most places.

Merrie K. said...

I love your girly birthday party...kitties, unicorns and a pink cake!!! How cute? :)

Amely Rose said...

wow what an amazing Outfit,
totaly love it!
Keep up this great style!

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My name is Peggy Sue said...

Dear i love this dress. And your lovely blog!!!!! Kissssss from Spain!!!

Coco said...

Happy belated birthday Imogen! You rick that oxblood velvety dress, fabulous bag too!
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Duapara Goddelijk said...

Hello, lovely all outfit, your hairstyle, dress and lovely shoes!!!
Nice your bloo too, nice to met you on Share in style!

Elsie Davies said...

Hi Imogen, visiting from share in style, great to see another Aussie. Lovely look, the color looks great on you.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That cake is epic!

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