What I wore for my 24th birthday

Yes, today is my birthday! As it’s a Sunday, I’m having a less glamorous celebration by multi-masking, listening to G-Eazy and playing The Sims in bed. Although I’m not hungover (thankfully), I am exhausted and I can think of no better way right now to be spending my birthday.


*queue all the nostalgic declarations about how far I’ve come, how different I am, how much I hope to achieve this year blah, blah, blah*

Last year I celebrated my birthday with a very classy dinner at Hutong, The Shard. This year was only slightly different. My love for food meant that I chose another pretty pricey restaurant, but this time I decided to go and party afterwards too. I spend most of my Friday/Saturday nights out. I always say that I didn’t have enough fun at university and I think it’s clear that I am exhausting every ounce of fun I have in my body right now. I’m only 24 but time flies and I’m sure there will soon come a time when I have to stop spending money on nights out and get myself together a little bit.

But not yet.

My night started at the very luxurious Bob Bob Ricard – you can read my review of the restaurant here. Trying to find a transitional outfit that I could sit down and eat in and then go and dance in later was a real mission. I ordered so many different dresses and went out shopping on so many occasions, that I’ve actually lost count! The first thing I did was look at the interior of the restaurant so that I could work out what kind of colour I wanted to wear. Does anybody else do this? Bob Bob Ricard’s interior is a mix of deep blues, golds and reds. I figured that the safest option was to go for a gold-ish colour dress. Red is an obvious choice and I didn’t want to risk being seated in the red section wearing a blue dress. Call me extra but it is my birthday…

The dress I am wearing is from Oh Polly, but I tried on a similar one from Misguided. Unfortunately, the Missguided version was a lot thinner and the cup section fitted me really poorly so I had to send it back. Missguided are usually very trustworthy in my opinion when it comes to a night out outfit, but unfortunately they just didn’t deliver this time! Regardless, it is my birthday and I wanted to wear something that not only felt amazing quality but was just extra special. It was my first time trying this brand, but Oh Polly really did not disappoint.

Oh Polly items come in the cutest pink box and the quality of the dress was amazing from the moment I opened it. It’s double lined, smooth as silk and the colour was absolutely perfect. I am in love with this dress, I think that it’s the perfect balance between sexy and classy if I say so myself. If you do your research online, you’ll find that a lot of people say their items come up small. I think they’re just true to size. I got a size 10 in this dress and it fit me very comfortably, with enough room to move. The only problem I have is with this style of dress. Unless you’re pretty much flat chested, it’s impossible for your boobs to fit properly into the cup. Luckily, it’s not too noticeable that mine didn’t really fit in at all.

The shoes were my graduation shoes and are from Kurt Geiger. I wore my trusty Tory Burch bag – I know it’s time for a new designer bag purchase but I can’t quite afford my beloved YSL tassel bag just yet, unfortunately.

Make-up was done really simply using a mixture of the MAC paint pot and a loose pigment. I think you should always put a bit of glitter on for your birthday. Not only will it photograph better but it’s your birthday and you deserve to shine! Lashes are from Primark. Lipstick was Sleek make-up and everything else is listed below.

Hope you enjoyed! X

Outfit:
Dress – Oh Polly
Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Necklace – AuRate New York
Earrings – Accessorize
Make-Up:
Foundation – NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint (Seychelles)
Concealer – Collection 2000 (5 – Medium Deep)
Eyeshadow – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot (Let Me Pop) and Pigment (Tan)
Blush – NARS (Outlaw)
Highlight – Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector (Topaz)
Lipstick – Sleek Makeup (Cherry)
Lashes – Primark (Natural)
Eyeliner – L’Oreal Superliner (Black)
Brows – L’Oreal Brow Shaper (04 – Dark Brunette)
Setting Spray – MAC Fix+

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