Sunday, 3 July 2011

25 years young

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Sadly blogging on my birthday I know. But having a shiny new camera means proper outfit photos that aren't all blurry and I couldn't wait to try it out. It's a little Canon PowerShot SX130, which is sort of in between an SLR and a compact, and I think we're going to be firm friends.
D bought me this dress for my birthday, the sandals are vintage but the strap keeps coming loose- I can't bear to part with them because they're so comfy and cushiony! Also received The Kills album, vouchers for UO and New Look (apparently potentially closing down??), bath stuff, perfume, jewellery.. quite spoilt really.
This ring (from Ebay) is an unashamed YSL copy, I know. As for the one I bought from Topshop, I wore it twice before the stone fell out! Moral of the story, don't buy expensive jewellery from Topshop, it's crap! (I stupidly threw away the receipt and packaging).

Oh, and the cake is delicious.

PS: Thanks for the comments in the previous post. Good to know I'm not alone on the interview situation and generally stressful times.

52 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Rachel! Yay for the new camera, the pictures have come out brilliant!
    I love the dress, the boy did good! The colours are gorgeous!
    Hope you have had a lovely day!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day :)

    Such a lovely dress and a very yummy cake.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you enjoyed it! :) xo

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    And you look great :) Love the dress!

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  5. Happy birthdaaaaay! You look gorgeous! :D xxxx

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  6. Happy Birthday ! You look very lovely and that cake looks so yummy xx

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  7. Happy Birthday, hope you had a great day. The piccies on your new camera look fantastic! Hope that cake is all gone by now!

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  8. Happy birthday Rachel!the cake looks delicious and I hope you enjoy the new camera!I was just given a Diana for lomography pictures and cant wait to try it out :)

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  9. HAPPPYYY BIRRTHHDAYY!!! That jacket looks amazing with that dress! Very lovely outfit :)
    xxx

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!!!!!!!!
    Hope you had a lovely day! D made such a good pick with that floral dress, it's so pretty and I love the colour on you! Also, that cake looks amazing :)

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  11. I am so envious of your beautiful dress! <3 I love love love the cut out detail! Hope you have the best birthday!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  12. Many Happy returns of the day...I am late, but better late than never...
    Looking pretty in the dress. The color suits you

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  13. happy birthday ! amazing dress !

    have you seen my new post ?!
    http://v-fashionwise.blogspot.com/

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  14. Happy birthday!
    I love the color of your dress and that cake looks scrummy!

    julia @ retro jules

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  15. Love your dress so much it is really beautiful. Happy birthday!

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  16. Happy birthday Rachel! Getting a new camera is exciting, and I wouldn't mind the rest of your gifts either. Sorry I haven't been around much lately... I read your last post and really feel for you... I think you're right; therapy isn't for everyone, but family feeling disappointed in you is a horrible feeling. Good luck for the job situation. I usually get through interviews by pretending it doesn't matter and that I don't really need the job. Then I settle down and enjoy the process... so long as you're vaguely qualified there's nothing really to fear. But I certainly have my own demons of selling myself (insecurity and a hatred of speaking on the phone) so I feel you. xx

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  17. happy birthday! really great look and those presents all sound wonderful!

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  18. Happy birthday - your dress is gorgeous, and that cake is amazing! I'm totally rubbish at interviews too xx

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  19. Happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely day
    That dress is gorgeous, sounds like you got some great gifts!

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  20. Happy birthday!!
    You look beautiful!


    LOVE!

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  21. Happy birthday!! What an adorable cake. I love your cute outfit with the tough leather jacket :)

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  22. Belated Birthday wishes lovely xo

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  23. Happy belated birthday! Have a good year ahead darling :)
    Love your leather jacket and strappy sandals. You look so beautiful, and I adore your hair color. Wish mine were like that.

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  24. Happy Birthday! I love your dress

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  25. Lovely dress, lovely jacket (to be honest, I'd happily buy a Primark one I like the look of!) and lovely cake.
    Hope you had an amazing day yesterday,

    Rosie x

    P.S. New Look closing? I do hope not :(

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  26. Happy belated birthday! We're almost twins, mine was the 2nd and I similarly took to blogging all about my presents :)
    Enjoy treating yourself with your vouchers
    -x-

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  27. Happy Birthday dear starling! I just turned 20 myself and it was so very strange in many different ways. Your dress is lovely (as always) and the cake looks absolutely divine! I do hope your day was full of bluebirds and robins.

    xx and hugs

    Jhordyn

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  28. You look so beautiful in your birthday get-up! The happiest of birthdays to you!

    Xo, Strawberry Moth

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  29. Happy Birthday, yay!! And I'm loving the new camera, the shots are just fantastic... and that dress is SO gorgeous, love how you've styled it too. xx veronika

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  30. Happy Birthday, though I'm a day late!
    Love the dress , and the cake looks delish :)

    beautifulandamned.blogspot.com

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  31. cute dress
    and theres nothing sad about blogging on your bday! it shows you're devoted!!! lol!
    hope you had an amazing bday!!

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  32. Thank-you for the comment my lovely,
    and Happy birthday! I love your dress so much, I was in two minds about getting the white one, but I don't know if they still have it in I'll have to check out ebay.
    I hope you had a lovely day, you look gorgeous!
    P.s I have a new post up xx

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  33. Happy Birthday for Sunday!! Hope you had a lovely day.
    This dress is gorgeous, I've been meaning to try one on in Topshop for a while, but I haven't spotted this pattern. The colour looks great on you and perfect teamed with your jacket.
    Cake looks amazing too.

    xx

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  34. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! That cake is very cute!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  35. Hopefully you had a great birthday! The cake looks very very very delicious :)

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  36. it's my birthday today & i've logged into blogger just to reply to your comment :)

    hope you had a wonderful day x

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  37. hope you had a lovely birthday, love the dress :) x

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  38. I love your dress, you look gorgeous!
    Hope you had a fantastic birthday xx

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  39. happy birthday! you look beautiful and it sounds like you got some fabulous gifts! enjoy your day!

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  40. Love the dress! Happy birthday by the way! :)


    http://mirelamededovic.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hope you had the most gorgeous day darling! The yellow dress is so so pretty...I just adore yellow this season:) The cake looks delicious! Have a splendid week.

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  42. Happy belated birthday sweets!! Loving the look of your cake, nom nom! xx

    Kirsty
    http://fortyfoursunsets44.blogspot.com

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  43. Happy Belated Birthday! You look lovely, and it's so nice to see another blogger my age... All the young things make me feel so old!

    Penny x

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  44. Happy birthday hun! I love your lovely girly dress together with the biker jacket looks super lovely and cool. x

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  45. Happy belated birthday!! It's hard to believe, but my Grandfather's birthday is also the 3rd of July. Pretty crazy. I like the photos with the new camera. I looked up your camera and it looks really cool, and also not ridiculously expensive! I've been wanting a new camera myself so maybe this one would be a good choice...do you like it? http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  46. Ah happy birthday hun, love this outfit, the jacket and dress go so well xxx

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