May(de): Bright Birthday

Dress: Sohomode

Cardigan: Friends of Couture

Shoes: Chie Mihara

Bag: Gifted by my Mum

Happy birthday to me! It’s completely snuck up on me this year – between Exciting-News-I-can’t-Share-Yet (not baby or blog-related), The Sophisticate’s birthday, then Mother’s Day and my Mum’s visit to Melbourne last week – the 18th of May seems to have come around much faster than I’ve been able to prepare for.

As usual I had Grand Plans about having a birthday party and getting my friends together for dinner, but also as usual time’s got away from me, and all I’ve been able to organise is what I wore.

I chose my originalย Sohomode tea dress, which is still an absolute favourite. It’s a slightly heavier fabric, and lends itself to cooler weather more than the green version that I wore on the first day of May(de).

I teamed it with a cardigan that I impulse bought yesterday in the Friends of Couture “Purchase Two, Get One Free” sale. (Note to self, don’t take your purse to check the mailbox… it might lead to a cardigan-bender)

I don’t know if you can tell, but the cardigan is embroidered with wee little sparkly love hearts in silver and bronze.

I’m also wearing my daisy sweater guard from Jackie D’s Retro Boutique, and a handbag that my Mum gifted me as a birthday present!

It’s such a fun colour and a great shape. Big enough for someone who likes to carry everything but the kitchen sink (me) in a bright, cheerful yellow. I can see it becoming a staple in summer, but it’s nice to have it in winter too, injecting a sunny element into my outfit. Thanks, Mum!

Anyway my poor, crook husband has been slaving away over a special birthday dinner, so I’d better sign off. Hope you’re all having good fridays!

15 thoughts on “May(de): Bright Birthday

  1. Happy happy birthday! Hope you had a lovely dinner!!!
    The cardi is lovely with the dress- and a happy little surprise when you see the little love hearts! It shows that you dont need bright colors to be so pretty-beige and brown and yellow can be retro pretty!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to you!! You look wonderful. That’s my fav dress. The bag is gorgeous.
    Have a lovely night. xx

  3. Happy Birthday – hope you have lots of fun! Love the cardigan and the bag – how about a handbagapalooza sometime? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Happy Birthday!
    You look so pretty, I just love this dress on you… and it’s so lovely that your bridesmaids wore similar dresses and that you’ll always have that sweet memory.
    I also have to tell you that I’m so in love with this May(de) feature – such a great idea!

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