21st birthday ootd.
River Island top | Topshop dungarees
Topshop sandals | Chanel bag
June 14th, 1995, the girl on the picture above was born. Therefore her 21st birthday would be in 2016. But wait, isn't this February... 2017?!? I mean come on. This is me we're talking about here. Are you telling me that this is a surprise? Haha
Jokes aside... Let me tell you about my outfit, first of all.
- the outfit -
Dungarees probably sit on the very bottom of the list for normal people’s potential birthday outfits. However, I think the outfit still works to be quite special and smart because it is all black. Especially with the bardot top; it elevates the dungarees and turns the outfit to a different level of edge but also adds a touch of femininity. To add to the girlyness, I paired this outfit with these open-toe-espadrille-esque sandals from Topshop and my trusty Chanel handbag.
- the birthday -
I'm honestly not too big on birthdays, weirdly because I was very blessed with lovely, caring friends that used to always give me a surprise on my birth anniversary ...in which then cultivates my abnormally high expectations during this 'special' day. The first few years since this whole 'surprise' thing got popular, the surprises were so lovely. But as we grow up, I think it died down a bit and we stopped caring too much about it and the level of loveliness declines. Honestly I am going on a tangent here, but this is why I didn't expect and didn't want to do anything big for my birthday. Jeez that was a really long explanation. I invited my closest girlfriends (and boyfriend (singular)) to go out for dinner, so I basically spent the day with the boyfriend.
We started the day off going to ASDA (very special indeed), which led me on to wanting a KFC. Because every girl deserves a freaking KFC on their birthday ok??!! And I randomly wanted to go to London Zoo. Wow that all sounds weirder than I expected. I promise you I'm not that weird. But then again I always break my promises.
We didn't end up going to the Zoo, in which reason I literally cannot remember because it has been half a year. So Phil just gave me my birthday present(s).
He always spoils me in this aspect and gave me not one, not two, but three items for my birthday! He gave me an Olive bomber jacket and a Mint striped shirt from H&M, but then he also gave me my favourite ever perfume, Giorgio Armani's Si.
For the celebration, we went to a Korean BBQ restaurant near Goodge Street. My friends were late, as always, but when they came in, they sang, brought balloons, flowers, gifts and cupcakes - all of which I did not expect at all!
Overall, I had a reaaally great time. I think partly because I set my expectations really low.