Obviously a very different thing to my birthday suit. This is my birthday outfit and what I wore for dinner last weekend with Ian at Le Caveau.
Up to 70% Off at Coast
It’s from Coast, which for years, has been my go-to place for occasionwear. I have quite a few of their pieces which pre-date my children in fact. More recently, about three years ago, I got my pink and green high-low printed skirt from there and last month I ordered two dresses from the sale, for my honeymoon wardrobe, one of which is the dress below, a spot mesh ruffle midi, (also available in black spot).
At the time of writing, there is up to up to 70% off across the whole site, so it’s well worth a look.
You can imagine therefore, how delighted I was when the Coast team contacted me to ask if I’d like to collaborate. It isn’t a paid partnership, instead, a reciprocal arrangement in which they gift some outfits in return for some coverage on my social media. I’ve written this blog post as an extra and because I want to show this dress, off.
So this birthday outfit was gifted. I’m a hopeless romantic and love lace, ruffles and long dresses, so this ticks all the boxes. I love the delicate shade of blush and the fact that it is machine washable. This will have a place in my honeymoon wardrobe too. It comes in blue too and is reduced to less than half-price at £92 from £209, so it’s a steal. On a balmy summer evening, it would need little more than a pair of beaded sandals and a clutch. For a chilly-ish autumn evening, I teamed it with a blush faux fur bag, (reduced to £15 from £30) and a set of pearl and diamante ear cuffs, (half-price at £5).
This isn’t a paid partnership but my birthday outfit is a gift from Coast. The links I have used are affiliate links which means I may get a tiny commission if you buy something after following the link. This incurs no extra cost to you and I’m always very grateful when people support me in this way.
Spot mesh ruffle midi dress, Coast.
Pink and leopard print trainers: Lotus, (gift).
Broidery Organza Maxi Dress: Coast, (gift)
Blush faux fur bag: Coast, (gift)
Grey ankle boots: Next, past season
Living the dress Liz
Ps happy belated birthday. I have been reading your blog over the past couple of months and can relate so much to your experiences. I too found out my husband was having an affair when my son was two and my daughter 5 and raised them by myself. They are now 20 and 18. I also met the man I am marrying in Dec 2016 and we get married early September 2021. I live in Greater Manchester so not too far from you and have worked in Nelson so familiar with Skipton and the surrounding areas. I am so pleased that you met Ian and keep up with the blog as I love reading it
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the lovely comment. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and also on raising two children by yourself. It is no mean feat!! We seem to have a lot in common. I’m sure therefore, like me, you will have a lovely close relationship with your children. My two have an excellent sense of perspective and value too and I’m really proud of them both.Let’s hope we both get the wedding of our dreams next year and aren’t faced with any restrictions! Lots of love, Lizzy x
I do hope so, fingers crossed Rona disappears in the not too distant future. Yes I am incredibly proud of my two. My eldest decided she wanted to be a solicitor and took on an apprenticeship as a paralegal whilst also starting a degree. My son has just started at Liverpool John Moore’s studying History with the aim to be a teacher. We are incredibly close as you mentioned and I am very happy with how they have matured into young adults. It was uncanny the similarities between us and I admired your honesty and how you shared your experience. I am not sure I could have done that, but the future looks bright and I will look forward to your future posts. Lisa xx
Such an adorable dress! So cute 🙂
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Thank you Jenna- yes, I absolutely love it! xxx
Delightful and dreamy! I love this dress. x Jacqui x
Thank you Jacquie. i really love it xxx
Wow! What a beautiful dress! <3 You look absolutely stunning and radiant in it 😀 <3 xxx
That’s so kind of you. I love the colour. I’ll be taking it on honeymoon with me in August (Covid permitting of course!) xxx