My 43rd Birthday: Black Sequin Sweatshirt, Skinny Jeans and a Red Tote Bag

Yesterday was my 43rd birthday. I spent it with my children and my parents and it was perfect. We went to Leeds to do a little shopping and had lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in the city centre. 

My black sequin sweater was an impulse buy following a birthday lunch with my friend Sally on Friday with which I had two glasses of wine, rendering useless any resistance I have to buying sequins, especially when in a celebratory mood. I’ll wear it a lot though and think it’d look nice with a tulle or a plated maxi skirt as well as with several other pairs of jeans and trousers.

Black sequin sweater, sweatshirt, skinny jeans and red leather quilted Ilex tote bag

Black sequin sweater, sweatshirt, skinny jeans and red leather quilted Ilex tote bag

Black sequin sweater, sweatshirt, skinny jeans and red leather quilted Ilex tote bag

Black sequin sweater, sweatshirt, skinny jeans and red leather quilted Ilex tote bag

Black sequin sweater, sweatshirt, skinny jeans and red leather quilted Ilex tote bag

My bag is the Fiona shoulder bag from Ilex London and it is a beauty. In soft nappa leather in a gorgeous shade of scarlet, it’s both stylish and practical and beautifully made. It will complement so many of my outfits throughout the year and I know it’ll become a favourite.

Black sequin sweater, sweatshirt, skinny jeans and red leather quilted Ilex tote bag

Jamie Oliver restaurant, Leeds

Jamie Oliver restaurant, Leeds

Jamie Oliver restaurant Leeds

Once we got back home, my family sung Happy Birthday and I was overwhelmed by this chocolate  and vanilla marble cake that my daughter Poppy baked. She really is a complete sweetheart and I was touched at how much time and effort she’d put into it. And yes, it tasted as delicious as it looks.

Chocolate birthday cake

my 43rd birthday

my 43rd birthday

I often find myself in a reflective mood on my birthday and although the last year has been a happy one, it hasn’t been without its ups and downs but as I start my 44th year, I feel a very definite sense of excitement, happiness and contentment and as always, feel incredibly fortunate to have the most wonderful people in my life

my 43rd birthday


Love Liz x

Outfit details:
Black sequin sweater, £46, Next
*Fiona shoulder bag in scarlet leather, £220, Ilex London
Skinny jeans, Next, past season
Black high-heeled suede ankle boots, Clarks, past season

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Photographs: Poppy Johnston

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7 Comments

  1. ModernVintageStyle October 10, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Happy Birthday! Such lovely photos by which to remember the day! Kx

    • Elizabeth Yeowart October 10, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, it's always lovely to look back on photos from happy days xxx

  2. The Sequinist October 10, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    You look absolutely radiant, Liz. I can see how happy you are… maybe it's the sequins?! Or maybe you are just getting happier and more gorgeous with every passing year. I'm so pleased you had such a great day. xx

  3. Christine Coates October 12, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Happy birthday Liz. What a lovely family day and you look lovely xx

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