It’s My Birthday Today!

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I can’t believe it’s my 28th birthday already!

28… It feels really weird thinking that I am just 2 years away from the big 30, but at the same time, it doesn’t make any difference to me either. For me, age has always been just a number and you really are only as old as you feel, but it might help for me because I don’t look 28 at all. Everyone still thinks I’m about 18, which can be a hindrance and a blessing at the same time. I know it will be great when I’m older as I will still look really young, but currently, not everyone takes me very seriously as they think I’m so young. In fact, I’m not even sure anyone believes me when I say I’m not in school, I’m 28 and am self employed. I’m pretty sure those people think I’m making it up, ha ha.

However, I will say that this age is actually the best I have ever felt when it comes to my mentality. The older that I get, the more maturity, clarity and acceptance comes with it. I’m extremely happy with myself and who I am as a person, despite all the illness, so I’m very happy to say that I’m pretty sure I have found myself (sorry to use an expression I don’t usually like, but nothing else seemed fitting) and am extremely comfortable with who that person is. Everyone says your 30’s are the best years of your life, so I’m actually really excited to get there in a few years and keep on growing as I am. Since Adam and I have just got engaged, 28 is going to mark a huge milestone for me and then my 30’s will be married life. How exciting!

So for today (August 3rd), as my birthday day is mid-week, I’m not doing or celebrating anything until the weekend, so it’s a quiet day for me. However, we have already shot my birthday outfit for these photos so that I had them for today, despite not having celebrated yet. What did I choose to wear? I saw this gorgeous ASOS SALON Pretty Floral Embroidered Mini Skater Dress and completely fell in love with it. I also had a 15% off code because it’s my birthday, so I couldn’t pass it up! Isn’t it gorgeous? I took it in a UK 10 as it’s not stretchy and it actually fits perfectly. I wanted to keep with the pink theme though, so I wore my older Christian Louboutin Declic 90 Barbie Pink which I’ve had for years. They just teamed up perfectly with this dress! Finally, to add another shade of pink, I went with my beloved Louis Vuitton Alma BB in Epi Fuchsia Leather to finish it off. No birthday outfit would be complete without a balloon though would it? I picked this silver star balloon up on the weekend in town as I love having balloons on my birthday!

In terms of the location, we thought it would be nice to shoot these photos down at the farm at sunset. It was a good choice as I think the green of the fields plays off the green in the dress really nicely, making the pinks pop and stand out. Plus, I love the countryside scenery so much as I feel like it really enhances my photos and makes them different, that’s why it was one of the pros in my pros and cons to being a UK fashion blogger list that I made a while back. What do you think of the location and the outfit? Do you like the floral ASOS dress as much as I do? Comment and let me know!

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That crazy and goofy moment when the balloon hit me in the face, ha ha!

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What I Was Wearing:
Dress – ASOS
Shoes – Christian Louboutin (similar)
Bag – Louis Vuitton (similar)



  1. Ali
    August 3, 2016 / 12:28 am

    Happy birthday Lorna have a fabulous day. I love the outfit as always xx

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you, Ali!

  2. August 3, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Wow, happy birthday Lorna!! This is a beautiful photo set, so adorable!! That first photo had me smiling big. I am really happy for you and your man, best wishes for your futures! You are always a bright spot in my day. ?

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much, John 🙂 I’m so happy that everyone is pleased and so supportive of me! It means a lot!

      • August 4, 2016 / 12:42 am

        You are sooo welcome!! ?❤️

        • August 4, 2016 / 12:44 am

          Thanks again 🙂

  3. August 3, 2016 / 3:06 am

    Happy birthday and congratulations on your engagement.

    Those are great photos and you look very beautiful in that dress.

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much!

  4. August 3, 2016 / 3:13 am

    Happy Birthday Lorna… I hope the day was extra special for you… you look so beautiful in this dress xox

    Your 30’s are great but believe me your 40’s are fabulous ♡

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Launna! I am definitely excited by the 30’s, but like you said, I’m sure 40’s are fantastic too!

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you!

  5. Norman
    August 3, 2016 / 8:16 am

    A pretty dress for a pretty young lady.Happy Birthday ?

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you, Norman!

  6. David
    August 3, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Congrats Lorna!

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you, David!

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you so much, Gemma!

  7. August 3, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Lorna! Many happy returns of the day! You look so beautiful in these images, and I absolutely adore the dress! It’s such a playful, girly look, and the delicate embroidery makes it extra special. The shoes are delightful, and complement the dress perfectly. I love the star-shaped balloon, which is a nice change from the typical balloons people usually choose.

    I really enjoyed reading your post and the things you said about becoming more comfortable with yourself. It definitely shows, and you should feel really proud of yourself for reaching this milestone. Looking young for your age is definitely a blessing, so make the most of it!

    Wishing you a lovely day! May all your dreams come true. You deserve it!

    Saba xx

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Saba! Speaking of my age, a woman in the shop today while buying groceries was horrified that I am 28, she said she would have ID’d me if I was buying age restricted items, ha ha! She thought I was 17! It’s crazy!

      I’m so glad you love the dress and the shoes though. I thought the star balloon was different to the usual circular ones, so I’m glad you picked up on that! I like to try and add unique touches to my photos. And I am very happy I have managed to come to that conclusion about myself already as I know a lot of people haven’t been able to, so I’m definitely pleased! I’m sure I have so much more to learn and grown though! xx.

      • August 4, 2016 / 11:50 pm

        That’s so funny the lady in the shop reacted that way to knowing your real age! It definitely is a compliment though!

        Your outfit here is adorable and I love the sheer joy captured in the photos. I think it’s a real accomplishment to have such a well-balanced and positive outlook on life, after dealing with everything you have. You’re right, some people struggle with self-acceptance, even those who are privileged and appear to have less problems than everyone else. It’s definitely a case of mind of matter!

        p.s – I hope you enjoy your official birthday celebration this weekend.

        Lots of love Saba xx

          • August 5, 2016 / 1:03 am

            No worries! I knew what you meant when you typed it!

        • August 5, 2016 / 1:03 am

          It is funny she reacted that way, as do most. It’s complete shock, like I’m making it up! I really hope more people are able to accept themselves and become happy with who they are, it’s so important. It’s what we need to grow and nurture ourselves. I will be posting to social media what I get up to this weekend! xx.

          • August 7, 2016 / 5:36 pm

            That’s very true Lorna! I look forward to seeing updates on your weekend celebration!


            Saba xx

            • August 8, 2016 / 11:41 am

              I’ve posted a few to my Instagram, but there were loads on Snapchat! (hugs)

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you so much!

  8. rumeladey
    August 3, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Happy birthday beautiful , that dress is so pretty and so are the bag and the pump.
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    • August 3, 2016 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you!!

  9. August 3, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Happy happy happy birthday, sweetie! You’re such an amazing human being & I couldn’t be happier that somehow our paths in life crossed and I got to make a fab friend who’s uber sweet and supportive!
    Hope you have had an amazing day (your first one being engaged woohoo!!) 🙂 28 was my last age as a “single” girl too 😉 Well, I was engaged and got married a few months after. That makes me a good ol’ big three o! 😀 I was thinking of writing a post about it but it got completely lost among others coming in and being “more urgent” but I have it sitting in my drafts and can’t wait to share it. It is definitely just a number & life does start at 30 🙂
    p.s. you look stunning!!!
    Much love your way, hon <3
    xox Nadia

    • August 3, 2016 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Nadia! I really appreciate your lovely comment 🙂 It’s beautiful! It means a lot to me that you think so highly of me and I’m really happy to have met you through blogging too. It’s amazing the bonds and relationships you can build online!

      It seems like we have done things around a similar age in our lives, except I probably wont be married until I’m at least 31 probably, so that’s a place we differ, however I think we are pretty similar! I will be excited to see your post on your birthday though, I’m definitely going to look out for that! Thank you so much and lots of love to you too 🙂

  10. August 3, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, gorgeous! I wish you many years of joy, health, and wealth. You certainly don’t look 28, which I’ll be turning next month and I’m not quite sure how I fee about it, haha. I love your attitude in embracing it and owning it. You look absolutely gorgeous, I adore that dress, the details and colors are so lovely and look amazing on you! I hope your day is everything you dream it to be and may you have the best time celebrating this weekend! Sending a huge hug your way!



    • August 3, 2016 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Jalisa! That’s a really kind comment! I think 28 is a great age actually, I’ve done well with 27 and 28 is the next 7 year cycle, so it should be a good one! I hope it is for you too! Age really is just a number, so don’t worry about it! How you feel inside is what counts! So glad you love the outfit though!

  11. August 4, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Happy Birthday Lorna! 😀

    It’s such a cute outfit! The pinks and greens look lovely together. How did you manage to hit yourself with a balloon?! Lol

    You and I now have something numerical in common – we are the same distance from our 30s! You will start them in two years from now and I finished them two years ago… 😉

    • August 4, 2016 / 1:52 am

      It was the wind! A big gust of it blew the balloon straight into my face, ha ha 😀 Glad you like the dress! And wow, you are 42? Wouldn’t have expected that at all 🙂

      • August 4, 2016 / 9:38 pm

        Yes, 42 since May. 🙂 28 seems very recent though! Sorry I am being briefer than usual. My laptop has died so I am typing on my tablet – which is awkward.

        • August 5, 2016 / 12:59 am

          That’s ok! I know how tricky it can be typing on tablets and phones for longer messages. That’s a shame it died though! I hope you can fix it ok! 🙂

          • August 5, 2016 / 5:26 pm

            No, it’s done for. I am replacing it tomorrow. ☺

            • August 8, 2016 / 11:36 am

              Well that’s a shame, I hope the new one works well 🙂

  12. August 4, 2016 / 2:40 am

    It’s just a number. Twenty-eight leaves you lots of time.

    Still, as it says at the end of my Twitter profile: “I have towels older than you.” 🙂

    • August 4, 2016 / 11:35 am

      Ha ha 🙂 That’s a good saying!

  13. August 4, 2016 / 3:07 am

    Happy birthday, Lorna and hope you had a brilliant celebration! Thank you for not being all hush hush and secretive about your age, I think a year older is always a reason to celebrate. And holy cow, you really do look really young, I can’t believe you’re actually 28!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • August 4, 2016 / 11:36 am

      I know! It’s what everyone says to me that I look like I’m about 17-18, not actually like I will be 30 in two years time! That actually puts me off saying my age sometimes to be honest, but it’s ok! I’m not shy about it at all!

  14. August 4, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Happy Birthday Lorna! I have felt like you feel all my life because I’ve always looked younger than my age, now that I’m in my late 30’s it is a blessing I feel like, lol!!! I have felt though that people haven’t taken me seriously because of how young I look, and sometimes I’ve felt like they treat me a certain way because of it.I even tried dressing older to get more respect. I finally decided to just be myself and not care so much about it anymore. I’m a much happier person because of it. Congrats on your engagement, so exciting!


    • August 4, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Wow, Tania! I can definitely see what you mean. You do look much younger than your late 30’s, so if I look like you when I’m older, that will be fantastic! It definitely is hard when people don’t take you seriously or think you’re immature and not on the same level as they are just because of how you look, which is tough, but I can only see it having its plus points in the future, just not now. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

  15. August 4, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Happy Birthday, Lorna! I hope you had an amazing day! I love your dress, it is perfect for celebrating your birthday and I also look younger than I am and it’s definitely a curse and a blessing at the same time. Age really is just a number and I also believe that every age has its advantages xx

    • August 4, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Mira! I believe that too! It’s always nice to meet others who look young too!

  16. August 4, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    you are beautiful….

    • August 4, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you!

  17. August 4, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Happy belated birthday and I wish you all the best, I hope you had a lovely day! To me age is just a number and it doesn’t change the way you feel about yourself. I am 30 and I feel nothing close to it, also most of the people say I don’t looks anything close to 30 which makes me happy ha ha 🙂
    I really love your birthday outfit! Barbie pink heels and embroidery dress look gorgeous!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • August 4, 2016 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 Yeah you definitely don’t look 30 at all! I feel like so many of us are staying younger these days!

  18. August 4, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Happy birthday to you, dear Lorna, I wish you a lot of love and happiness for each day of your life 🙂 And I can’t agree with you more – the age is just number, you are as many old as you feel 🙂 And congrats on being engaged, you have to be so excited 🙂
    PS: I love your dress, it’s just perfect for this special day! 🙂

    • August 5, 2016 / 12:59 am

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you like it and thank you for the congratulations as well! Very kind of you!

  19. August 4, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Ah, no, I missed it 🙁 But I had a loss in the family, so I am still a bit blue. So, let me say, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope you have an amazing year, as in astrology it counts when you have your birthday. 28 is amazing, I have passed the mark 🙂 And you do look amazing! The dress is fantastic, well chosen for the occasion! The farm seems a great place for it and I loved the Louboutins, what for a great color! My favorite picture is the one that the balloon hit the face, and you have a gorgeous smile! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • August 5, 2016 / 1:01 am

      Oh I’m so sorry Denise, my thoughts are with you and I hope things will be ok for you and your family. I appreciate you stopping by and wishing me happy birthday during those tough times, so thank you. I’m really pleased you like the outfit an the shoes, as well as the location. It seems to be going down well! I wasn’t sure whether or not to post the balloon hitting me in the face photo, but Adam said it was funny so I should, ha ha.

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:35 am

      Thank you 🙂

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:35 am

      Thank you!

  20. Kay
    August 5, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Happy birthday, girl! I hope you have the most wonderful day. <3 Loving the outfit as always, the little hot pink heels are just too cute, and you look so happy and radiant. 🙂 <3


    • August 8, 2016 / 11:36 am

      Thank you so much 😀

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:36 am

      Thank you 🙂

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:36 am

      Thank you so much!

  21. August 5, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    oh, it’s so great to hear from you, my dear….its been a long time
    let me tell you first Happy B-day although with two days of delay and then of course, compliment with you for this amazing pink outfit….I think it’s just perfect for a b-day
    looking so good and happy and chic

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad I found your blog again too, it’s horrible when all my bookmarks disappeared! I really appreciate the lovely compliments!

  22. Paul
    August 6, 2016 / 1:51 am

    A belated happy birthday Lorna, and (also late) congratulations on the engagement! Again you’re so pretty in this outfit (specially love the shoes!) and of course you’re so young! You have so much joy to look forward to over many decades to come – wishing you and Adam lots of success.

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Thank you so much, Paul! That’s really kind of you!

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Thank you so much!

  23. August 6, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Congratulations on your engagement and happy birthday beautiful Lorna. You look 16 and amazing!!! I don’t know this dress but its super cute. Perfect for celebrating. I love your alma and your choice of shoes for this look. Sucks when one has a midweek birthday but I’m glad the weekend is here. Have fun celebrating.

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Thank you so much, Idu! I know, everyone always thinks I look 16 or asks me why I’m not at school!

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:39 am

      Thank you!

    • August 8, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Thank you!

    • August 10, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you!

  24. August 15, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Happy {belated} birthday Lorna! I didn’t forget, I was just away travelling on the third so I didn’t get a chance to wish you well. Another cute outfit and set of photos. LOVE the balloon! All the best in the year to come!

    • August 15, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s really kind of you, no worries on it being late!

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