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.
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.
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.
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
Love Liz x
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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Happy birthday! What a lovely post. Love your new sequin sweater too! xo
Thank you Patti. It was such a lovely day xxx
Happy Birthday! Such lovely photos by which to remember the day! Kx
Thank you so much. Yes, it's always lovely to look back on photos from happy days xxx
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
Happy birthday Liz. What a lovely family day and you look lovely xx
Wow, happy birthday, looks like you have had a smashing birthday. Love the cake – how special! Nice sequin jumper too. Jacqui