BIRTHDAY GIRL


Remember this ICONIC primark S/S2011 dress I was eyeing a month or more ago? Well, the DARLING Harriet got it for me in the UK and sent it over! Just goes to show how amazing the people you meet online can be, everytime I wear this dress I'll be thinking of her and how sweet she was for granting my wish. My language is strong, but I really am in love with this dress. I think it even looks better on me in real life than in the publicity shots! Amazing.  AND I can wear it without a bra because of how perfectly the top fits my boobage. I LOVE summerdresses that can go without sticky sweaty bras! And pockets? Gosh darn this dress is perfection in the form of a citrusy yellow confection! My little blogger bday gift :) Okey I basically bought it myself but STILL! The fact that she bought it for me and sent it to me along with a lovely little card made it feel like a gift. Also, the folding, the detail and the pockets make it look a LOT better than your run of the mill 9£ dress!

So yeah, today was my birthday! My mom, sis and her boyfriend came over and we ate cake, cooked, had springrolls, talked about life, annoying neighbours and Lady Gaga, played pictionary and laughed a lot. My man was absolutely the sweetest thing ever. He fried the rolls, did the dishes, cleaned up after me and managed to find some time to do the laundry! Ha, I sound so boring, but I love it when my man takes care of household chores I don't feel like doing! He even organized my dried herbs shelf!! :-D perfect birthday if you ask me.

As you can see I tried a new hairstyle again, god I love my long hair so much. I just backcombed the hair at the back of my head a tiny bit (not really necessary) and basically twisted all of my hair into some sort of rudimentary love child of an upside down french twist and a pony tail, and pinned it down with bobbypins. I love how fifties prom this hairstyle looks :-) is my explanation even sort of clear? Let me know if you need a better one :-D


Love the bit of hair flowing down my neck at the side, I kept petting it! :-D

How d'ya like my hair invention?

Edit: since people still didn't really know what I meant, here's a picture of the rolling/folding technique I used. I do not own this picture, I just googled hair fold.

That's what I did, but upside down so the fold begins on top and ends in a sort of pony tail on the bottom. As for the the pinning: just slide a few in, horizontally, I only used three but if your hair is super long you'll probably need more :-D


dress: Primark
wedges: Sac d'Anvers
headband: don't remember
nailpolish: Hema


PS: I haven't gotten any prezzie's yet except for the secondhand Canon 450D I bought for myself, but I can be patient and I can't wait to try out my new camera! Waiting for the lens to be delivered tomorrow :-)

PPS:  Here's the cake my boyfriend got me! My mum also brought a DELICIOUS apple pie (eating that one right now). PIE HEAVEN


SO.YUMMY. I love this fruity abundance.

65 comments

  1. Happy Birthday! And that's so sweet of her! The dress looks perfect on you!

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  2. You are amazing. You always manage to look sweet and cute, but still sezzy at the same time. Girl crush! Don't be freaked out, please. Lucky for you, we've got the Atlantic Ocean between us. ;)

    Happy, happy birthday! Your day sounds perfect. And yes, I do like your new hair invention. You're so creative, dahling.

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  3. Woohoo!!! Happy birthday!!! :) :) xxx

    Very very cute dress, you look wonderful! :D

    So glad you had such a great day :)

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  4. Yay! You finally got THE primark dress :) right in time for your birthday! And that's an awesome hairdo.

    Well, Happy Birthday again!

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  5. I am SO happy that I found this dress for you! It looks really perfect on. I'm glad I decided to pick up the 10 as it fits you amazingly! You look really beautiful in it, and i LOVE your hair! Gosh such a lovely outfit.

    It sounds like you had a lovely birthday too!

    I didn't get chance to take photos of the dress tonight but i will send them soon i promise! I'm pretty sure it's just your cup of tea :) x

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  6. Love the hair! And you're right...that dress looks GORGEOUSSSSSSS on you!! :D :D
    Happy Birthday again!!!!! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  7. Once more a very happy birthday! That dress looks amazing on you! Perfectly on-trend fruitiness and yet so you! Perfect to shine as the birthday girl x

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  8. happy birthday to you :D

    anyway i love the dress :)
    looks good on you <3
    and your hair is adorable :)

    riestyaap

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  9. it really is an amazing dress and suits you so much! happy birthday darling. i did try tweet you last night but it wouldn't send! xo

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  10. Happy Birthday to you! Your dress is really pretty, love all the bright colors on it. Your shoes are awesome, I really like them!

    And the cake looks delicious, I love all the excessive fruit on it haha.

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  11. Happy birthday!! The dress looks AMAZING on you. What a perfect fit!

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  12. Happy Birthday!!!! Have a wonderful day!:) I LOVE your katy perry-esque dress and it SO FITS your style plus you look like her!

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  13. Lucky girl! Cute dress & dessert. Happy Birthday!

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  14. Aww, happy birthday! That Primark dress looks a million times better on you than on the hanger for sure. And I'm always strangely turned on by men doing laundry... I guess because it means that I don't have to! Happy birthday again!

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  15. Oh good god this dress really is perfection!! I adore this, that print/colour combination is soo great. And the fit is amazing. Love this!
    Happy Birthday doll, sounds like it was a great one, that fruit looks sooo tasty!
    xJennaD

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  16. Happy birthday girl!! You look fabulous, and that dress is absolutely wonderful!

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  17. Happy Birthday darling Annebeth!! You look absolutely darling in that dress. And my oh my that pie looks too good to eat. YUM.
    XOXO

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  18. Happy Birthday to my favorite style blogger!!! :D
    The dress looks amazing on you. It totally reminds me of a Stella McCartney. Again Happy B-day!!!!
    -Tiffany

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  19. Happy Birthday! That dress and the hairdo are perfection! I love the fun fruitiness and that cake looks delish. Glad your day was awesome! Celebrate yourself all week long! xoxo

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  20. Happy Birthday, hun!! And you look amazing in that dress, what a beauty. The pattern is extraordinary and I love how you styled it with the wedges & adorable headband. Hmmm, cake! xo veronika

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  21. I am in love with your dress and that is amazing that someone bought that for you!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  22. Happy birthday, Annebeth! That cake looks soooo good, and I'm all about apple pie. Seriously, the most exciting part of my birthday was making one! :)

    Also, you look adorable. I'm loving that dress... the style is great and Stella McCartney made me love citrus prints. And your hair! Must try once my hair grows a little more...

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  23. Gorgeous lemon dress! And happy birthday!

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNEBETH! Hope you are having the best one yet!

    That dress is beyond adorbs!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  25. Happy birthday!!! THAT DRESS IS AMAZING!! How lucky you are. :)

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  26. That dress is a slice of heaven! It looks amazing on you! Sounds like you had a pretty perfect birthday, I love simple days like that - they are always the best!

    xo Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  27. happy happy birthday!!!!
    you look darling! that dress is pretty, and super special :)

    p.s. fruit tart is my favorite, and yours looks absolutely delicious <3

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  28. Gelukkige verjaardag! De jurk staat je super!

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  29. Happy birthday!

    Gorgeous dress, can your blogging friend send one over for me too? :)

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  30. Oh gelukkige verjaardag! Dat kleedje is inderdaad heel mooi! Past je perfect :).

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  31. Happy happy happy verjaardag!!!! =D Zo te horen heb je veel gefeest en weinig geleerd! Goed zo! ;D

    Die jurk is echt voor je gemaakt! ^^

    *X* *X* *X* (3 kusjes :D)

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  32. Happy birthday! Your outfit is lovely, and your hair too! Why don't you make a tutorial?

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  33. Once again, happy birthday (hoewel die nu al voorbij is :)) en da's inderdaad wel heel lief van dat meisje om dit op te sturen!
    Hoeveel heb je uiteindelijk betaald voor je camera?
    brunetteblogging.com

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  34. Heel mooi jurkje, als Primark toch een online shop had;)

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  35. Happy birthday Annebeth! Sounds like a perfect day, and that cake looks amaaaazing xx

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  36. En van mij ook een gelukkige verjaardag! Dat kleedje is echt wel veel te mooi <3 en past perfect bij de taaaart!

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  37. Happy Birthday!
    Love your shoes (again)!
    Geniet nog wat na van je verjaardag want verjaardagen zijn zo toppie! Heb zelf net een vintage polaroid gekregen (ok, toegegeven, niet hetzelfde als jouw camera maar toch =P)en ben ook superbenieuwd of ik daar wat mee kan doen! Hou ons op de hoogte van je ontdekkingen.

    http://candyandtreats.wordpress.com

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  38. BOEHOEHOEHOEHOEHOOOOEEEEEE...die jurk :-(
    Hij is echt véél te mooi.. Maar ik gun je het volledig want er is NIEMAND die zo goed met deze jurk zou staan als jij! Looking prrrretttty good, ma'am!

    By the way: die taart ziet er héérlijk uit. Njam.

    Ben benieuwd naar de foto's met je toekomstige camera!

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  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That cake looks yummy ^^
    I bet you could wear a paper bag and still look gorgeous.
    But any way, I love this look! I really need that shoes! And that dress. And the nailpolish. Okay, now I feel the need to go shopping. ;)
    By the way: LOVE YOUR HAIR!

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  40. Happy birthday!!!!!!!! looking citrousy (is that even a word!) fabulous!!!! pretty lady in a gorgeous summer print, you are going to get looks in the street my dear, bringing the sunshine to Belgium xxxxxx

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  41. i must say this is so you: perfect shape, perfect fit, perfect colors, perfect print, it all emphasizes your fashion identity (oh and it is a unique one BTW). it is like Karma girl, those things happen to amazing people like you. love your messy hair style and the two colors!!!

    happy b-day you belgian fashion icon!!!

    PS so funny the cake with the print of your dress

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  42. Gelukkige verjaardag!! :D
    Supertof jurkje. Hou van de print en de snit. (Goed dat Primark naar Gent komt, ook al is dat pas in 2013). Geniet van de taart(en)!

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  43. Jaaaa, wat een prachtige jurk! Echt fantastisch! En hij staat je inderdaad suuuupergoed! Een van de mooiste dingen die ik hier al gezien heb :). Ik ben ook heel blij dat je een reflexcamera hebt gekocht, haha! Ik ben benieuwd naar je foto's :) Gedaan met de wazige dingen enzo, je zal er echt versteld van staan.
    Een hele gelukkige verjaardag! :)

    xxx
    Sarah
    La fille de Joujouelle

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  44. Hach annebeth! Happy Birthday you beautiful girl!! I loooooooooooove this dress on you and maan you're talented in those hairy things!

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  45. Wat geweldig dat je die jurk toch te pakken gekregen hebt ! Ik vond hem toen al cool, maar jij rockt hem helemaal !

    Nog een gelukkige verjaardag ook ;)

    xxx

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  46. Aww Happy Birthday! You look like the perfect birthday girl with that dress. And I have to get out of your blog now before I start drooling over that apple pie :O

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  47. Gelukkige verjaardag, mijn broer is vandaag ook jarig, haha!
    En wil je misschien toch nog een keer uitleggen hoe je je haar zo doet, want ik vind het er heel leuk uitzien maar ik snap het niet helemaal!

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  48. ik ben zo jaloers op je jurk! het printje is geweldig, just love it!

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  49. Happy Birthday lovely Annebeth! You absolutely darling in that dress (the print is beyond amazing!!) and I'm glad you had such a great day. You totally derserve it :D

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  50. Happy birthday! Your birthday sounds so perfect to me, I mean so much pie and lovely conversations can't be bad!
    Your dress is sooo cute and a real summer dress! The print is the best!

    Enjoy the rest of your day and have a nice weekend!

    xo

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  51. Ik had toen ik een jaar of 4, 5 was ook zo'n jurkje! Haha, nostalgie!
    Staat je wel heel mooi...

    x

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  52. You have so many pretty dresses Annebeth! I'm a bit curious to see your closet hehe :P Your hair looks really nice like that too. My hair probably isn't thick enough to pull off that style though :)

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  53. Holy fuck that cake looks AMAZING. But not as amazing as you, birthday girl! That dress is fantastic on you. I hope your day was a dream :)

    xoxo

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  54. sweety... you got urself the Primark dress! How did you do that!! It looks totally amazing and btw hope you had a wonderful b-day party!!!!

    big kiss
    xxxo
    T
    www.belmodo.tv

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  55. Happy Birthday!! And I WANT your cake :D

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  56. Happy belated birthday!!! Had a busy week so am just catching up on all your fab blog posts now. Your dress is so perfect for summer, love the pinafore shape to it and the graphic fruit print.

    Non-traditional birthday cakes are the best, the fruit tart looks so delicious.

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  57. Happy (late) birthday! That dress is gorgeous on you! And yup, I love me a bra-free dress. I actually just thrifted an awesome one with built in bra that will let me air out my back and shoulders for once without being nude, wee!

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  58. Aww, happy birthday! That Primark dress looks a million times better on you than on the hanger for sure. And I'm always strangely turned on by men doing laundry... I guess because it means that I don't have to! Happy birthday again!

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  59. Lucky girl! Cute dress & dessert. Happy Birthday!

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  60. Happy Birthday to you! Your dress is really pretty, love all the bright colors on it. Your shoes are awesome, I really like them!

    And the cake looks delicious, I love all the excessive fruit on it haha.

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  61. it really is an amazing dress and suits you so much! happy birthday darling. i did try tweet you last night but it wouldn't send! xo

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  62. happy birthday to you :D

    anyway i love the dress :)
    looks good on you <3
    and your hair is adorable :)

    riestyaap

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  63. I am SO happy that I found this dress for you! It looks really perfect on. I'm glad I decided to pick up the 10 as it fits you amazingly! You look really beautiful in it, and i LOVE your hair! Gosh such a lovely outfit.

    It sounds like you had a lovely birthday too!

    I didn't get chance to take photos of the dress tonight but i will send them soon i promise! I'm pretty sure it's just your cup of tea :) x

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  64. Yay! You finally got THE primark dress :) right in time for your birthday! And that's an awesome hairdo.

    Well, Happy Birthday again!

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