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