Today is my 23rd birthday, and - as always - I had a wee jaunt into town with some friends to celebrate this past weekend. We headed to Cafe Andaluz on George Street, Edinburgh first to demolish so many tapas dishes (FYI, chorizo in red wine, calamari & duck in red wine were my picks.. do I sense a red wine theme here? Whoops). We also shared some Sangria and sipped on French Martinis.. Essentially, a lovely start to the night. Afterwards, we popped over to my favourite pub, The Blackbird, to carry on drinking into the evening until the lights came up. I definitely indulged in a cheeky Zombie cocktail (all kinds of rum, heeello) and merrily skipped on home with a big ol' grin on my face. A pretty adult affair, but one I am happy I did. These days, I really do much prefer being in the pub with my friends crying with laughter than struggling to hear them in a club (In the words of Blink 182.. what's my age again?!). SO. Here's what I wore for the occasion.. and what I'm likely to wear again tonight for my actual birthday's meal out with my parents.
The dress was picked up on the same day, but I'd had my eye on it for a week or two so I headed into town to try it on and was too in love with it to let it go! After all, if you can't treat yourself on your birthday, when can you..? Besides, Stylist magazine having a 20% off discount resulting in £40 off RRP tipped me over the edge..
Outfit details: Dress - French Connection | Necklace - Swarovski | Headband - Zara | Boots - Duo Boots | Lipstick - Rimmel Kate Moss #107
What do you think of my birthday dress pick? Let me know in the comments below :)