No, but they're fecking fabulous! I'm not one to make a fuss of birthdays, I like to have fun all year round rather than live for just one day but my blogging buddies have made today very special.
1970s Madras check maxi and sequined trim from Krista (tomorrow's birthday girl).
Two gorgeous maxis from Liz. The top one's Richard Shops and the handmade beauty below was originally a worn as a wedding dress in 1970.
Groovy 1960s sleeveless sweater from Em.
Crochet poncho, souvenir Oz tea towels, a crazy koala and the Viyella pinafore dress (labelled to fit "age 12 years") I'm wearing in the top photo from Sarah.
Retro sewing book, poodle clothes brush and sparkly eye shadow also from Liz.
Indian photo frame, tribal cuffs, bow bobbles and festival socks from Krista.
1960s pattern, lattice work ring and silk scarf from Em.
Hours of entertainment from Helga!
Hippy chick print and bikini coffee table book from Curtise.
I should be wearing a bikini today never mind admiring others wearing them. Shouldn't be long now!
Jon woke me today with a mug of tea and a vegetarian mince pie ablaze with birthday candles, we've been charity shopping, eaten chip shop chips in the car , we're about to have a bowl of Lidl's spicy noodles washed down with a birthday rum & coke and then we're off on the bus to Wolverhampton to see Gary Numan.
I know, I live such a glamorous lifestyle and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!
As it's my 46th birthday I thought I'd break a few "what not to wear over the age of 40" rules so I'm going for leggings worn as trousers, a cropped top, neon pink lipstick, false eyelashes with too much black eye liner, visible body piercings, a velvet overload and far too much bastard jewellery.
|1960s lurex go-go top (£6.50, Second To None), 1980s crushed velvet leggings (20p, jumble sale), 1960s Bermonda Trend velvet beret (£3, Relate charity shop), velvet platforms (£9, Office sale, 2011)|
And now I'm off to get hopelessly drunk and probably make a right tit of myself. Why change the habit of a lifetime?