birthday number 32

Hello Hello,
this will be a quick outfit of the day post again because yours truly needs to recover from these annoying swollen glands..gah. It is a pain to be allergy-prone.

But I don’t let it stop me from having a good time, that too on my birthday! After my fabulous 6 course dinner and many glasses of wine, I woke up bleary eyed and walked into my living room. I did a double take when I saw this :

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A digital piano!!!
I am pretty vocal about what I want for my birthday – for my 30th, I talked about the iPad2 all the time. for my 31st, I was wistful for a digital camera. and all of 2013, I was talking about playing the piano again. My hubster is just awesome πŸ™‚

After the initial shock and a crazy dance of joy, I had brunch and had myself a good Sunday siesta. I wasn’t told of the venue for my birthday dinner with my closest girlfriends.. my control freak-self is learning to ease up a little..

My look for the evening :

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dress : ASOS Curve, uk size 18
necklace : eBay China

Of course, I didn’t walk barefoot or sans clutch! I wore my cross printed ballet flats that you’ve seen me wear, of of the pairs I bought during the Bangkok trip. I carried my eco-friendly white ASOS bag.

With all the good food, wines and rich snacks to be had during the year end, I knew that I had to size up for the bday dress so I had a look-see at the ASOS Curve section and this dress just screamed my name. It has the beautiful shades of autumn, looks classy but fun. This has got to be my favourite purchase this year. I know there have been quite a few snazzy looks, so you might beg to differ but for me this dress is just perfection : I love rich colours and beautiful patterns/prints, I enjoy a flirty swing to a skirt and I like wrap-tops.

I decided to get a necklace off eBay China because well, let’s face it..that’s where a majority of our merchandise is manufactured. So I decided to go to the source, instead of pay the hefty premium that comes with a brand name. You know by now that I am not swayed by big brands, what matters is the quality of the product.

The only downside to this was that I placed my order at the end of November, assuming that the physical proximity between China & Singapore would result in a quicker delivery. WRONG! It arrived 2 days after Christmas! So if you’re in a hurry, I’d suggest you look elsewhere..
Having said that, this is a pretty gorgeous statement piece.

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I leave you with a few candid shots taken last night, and will come back with a post later today or tomorrow πŸ™‚

Have a great week ahead!
Just a few days more to 2014, wow time sure has whizzed by..

xxxo Aarti Olivia

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10 thoughts on “birthday number 32

  1. Loved this dress and the necklace utterly! You’re right – it’s just so you😊 So glad you had a wonderful birthday and hopefully the glands will disappear before the new year dawns πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘β€οΈβ€οΈ

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