If I'm a good girl...

A yearly tradition, if you're even slightly spoiled on the anniversary of your birth, is the birthday wishlist. It's shameful, materialistic, arrogant and very Veruca-Salt of me but if I promise to be a very good girl, please can someone buy me...

A simple babydoll dress from Peacocks for the bargain price of £15. I can think of a hundred ways to wear this, it's easy to dress up and down and reminds me of 60's babe Jane Birkin. What more could you want from a dress?
A Cambridge Satchel Company limited-edition, exclusive to ASOS in navy and floral leather. Bags are my absolute downfall, but most of all I love satchel-style bags. I have about twenty and am not even remotely sick of them yet. Add it to the pile, I say.
I stumbled onto Chie Mihara shoes on Spartoo recently and really like the hand-crafted, unusual look of all the designs. There's a vintage air to them and you can tell just from the photos that the quality would be great, which isn't evident with a lot of brands, This pair, Falco, are a dream in the shape of a platformed-brogue-cum-loafer.
Did I tell you I'm a bit of a geek? I like dinosaurs and fossils and shells and geological features. I like this Topshop Tee And Cake sweatshirt because it tells everyone I'm a geek without me having to actually say anything. Triceratops FTW.

I've told everyone who's asked that I want this book for my birthday, so will probably end up with multiple copies, but I don't care because it is beautiful! I flicked through it in Waterstones the other day and fell in big love with it. The best thing about it is that it's not another one of those exquisitely illustrated tomes with zero useful content. It's got heaps of recipes, ideas and inspiration that could be used for a wedding, a party or home interiors. I want to be the hostess with the mostess!


I realised the other day that I have neglected my iPod of late, even though I listen to it every day on the bus to and from work. This must be remedied: Noah & The Whale, The Horrors and The Kills new albums are all to be bought ASAP.
I better catch up on the hype around the new PJ Harvey album, Let England Shake, soon too: my wonderful best friend managed to snag two PJ Harvey tickets for her show at the Royal Albert Hall in October. A little birthday present to myself perhaps?



24 comments:

  1. I was so pleased they made that dinosaur sweatshirt, i missed the t-shirt in my size! I've got it on my birthday list, but I bet it sells out before September rolls back around - grrr! Bet you'd get tons of wear out of that dress too x

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  2. That Peacocks dress is a bargain! Going to check that tea party book out, it sounds amazing. I work in a library and ordered the Noah and the Whale album for our stock, its sooo good xx

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  3. OMG I want that dinosaur sweater!

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  4. You're never too old for wishlists! I've been lusting after the dino sweater for ages, I hope you manage to get some things off the list they all look lovely especially the shoes :)

    x

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  6. Love the dress and satchel! Hope you get everything on your list :)

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  7. The Cambridge satchel IS TO DIE FOR. Will be very jealous if you get it.

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  8. noah and the whale and the horrors are amazing! i hope you manage to get the music and everything else on your list xo
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  9. I love all these things! That satchel is gorgeous. Although, I had to laugh when I saw the book - I spotted it MONTHS ago and thought of you, I had it in mind for your birthday! Careful of telling everybody you want it though - I did that with the first Hummingbird baker book a couple of years ago and ended up with three copies!

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  10. oh god that book looks amazing...and i love the dinosaur tee. looks adorable xx

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  11. I really want that dinosaur jumper too :)

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  12. I saw a t-shirt in Topshop the other day with dinosaurs one - it's not the one that's the same as this jumper, it's slightly different, a bit more colourful.
    I'm so tempted to either get the t-shirt or the jumper but I can't imagine myself ever wearing it!
    It would just be sat in drawers like various other quirky tops I've bought and then realised they weren't really 'me'.



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  13. All super awesome picks! I love them.

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  14. I love that dress - can't believe it's only £15!!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  15. loving the bag and sweatshirt....I am too a geek, albeit of a different kind, but it means I can appreciate the coolness!

    Its v.spooky that you've listed that book as being on your wishlist....me and a friend went to a branch of waterstones, and there were two copies on the side of the back bit of the till area, in a spot that if I hadn't of clumisily walked into a book cart, we wouldnt have spotted them. Cue about ten minutes of flicking through and drooling at it, and then my friend bought a copy....I'd have probably bought one too, but not enough pennies! Its certainly on my wishlist now!!

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  16. That dress is on my wishlist and the book looks fab. I hope you get it all! x

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  17. These things are lovely! I have a wishlist as long as my arm and my birthday isn't for AGES! :P

    Maria xxx

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  18. Its my birthday this weekend! I should have made a little list like this and left the browser open so my boyf. would see it! Love all your choices! xx

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  19. You should check out Zatchels.com, as much as I love cambridge satchels, Zatchels offer more variations!

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  20. I love making birthday wishlists! Love the dress you've chosen. :)

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  21. Good wish list, i love making any kind of list actually but a birthday wish list is one of my faces :)
    I do so badly want this jumper to, I'm such a nerd as well so do not worry :)
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    xxx

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  22. So after going to the website that sells those great shoes I want to move across the sea just so I can shop there.

    They have some amazing shoes but don't ship to Canada

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  23. Such a lovely wishlist :)
    I really want a dinosaur jumper or tshirt - I did a Geology tshirt so it's even more perfect!!

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