Friday, 15 September 2017


Leather Jacket - BAUKJEN | Trousers - ZARA | Blouse - MAISON BRUNET | Handbag - CHANEL | Shoes - ISABEL MARANT (Similar here

Another year brings me to celebrate my 45th birthday and it is always double celebrations as I share my birthday with my daughter who is, 5. 

If I am honest I am feeling slightly a mean mummy as I am not doing her a full blown party as such ..... I didn't want to put myself under pressure starting a new school and handing out invites to her new little class friends with such short notice #BADMUMMY . I have promised her a big party when she is six ..... god help me!! 

So, we started our day with gold crowns 👑 (L not me) and fairy cakes for breakfast and we are going to have our birthday tea out at our favourite local Italian restaurant with loved ones.

What I am planning to wear this evening?  Well a girl should have something new for her birthday and I am going to wear my new black trousers from Zara, teamed with my new blouse from Maison Brunet Paris which I am totally in love with! It was my first time ordering from Maison Brunet and I was super impressed how quickly I received my blouse and how nicely packaged it was, plus the added bonus of a complementary cute cotton tote. If you like the French girl look, then you should check out Maison Brunet they have some really lovely stuff. 

The blouse is so pretty and perfect for laying under cosy cardigans and little jackets in the autumn/winter. If you are looking for something similar this one from River Island is equally nice. 

I then plan to accessorise the outfit with my Isabel Marant Leopard pealman shoes from a few seasons back .... leopard accessories always jazz up a monochrome outfit. My shoes are sadly no longer available, but Boden always do fabulous leopard heels

Anyway signing off as I have cake and bubbles to consume. 




  1. I love love love this outfit and have been eyeing the blouse. Would you mind telling me the length from the shoulder and width across the chest? I'm unsure whether I need to go for a French 40 or 42, as I'm between UK12 and 14, depending on the brand.
    Thank you & love your blog - I've been reading since 4 years!

    1. Thank you for being such a loyal reader! xxx

      I am a 34E bust and a size 12 on top - I purchased the 40
      the width across chest arm pit to arm pit is 21 cms - the length measurement taken from the back of the neck is 241/2 inches.

      I hope that helps xx

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely weekend.
    I love your top too and have been looking for something just like this for a while. I'm a bit worried whether it'll fit though and having to send it back would be a pain (and an expense!). I"m a petite size 8 - do you think a 34 would be on me?

    1. I did thank you xxx
      I size 8 in French sizing is a 36 I think ..... 40 is a 12, 38 is a 10 and so on. You could message them on Instagram and ask for measurements of a 34 and 36 to compare. All I can say is that the 40 fits me lovely and is a true to size UK12. I hope that helps you xx


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