Early Crimbo and Birthday on my Head

Yup, it’s coming around again, that dreaded day.  I’m still struggling to come to terms with the fact that I’m 24 and no longer a teen, so turning another year older just isn’t on the agenda.  Anyhow, a package came this week to remind me that the b-day is on its way even though the sender didn’t realise that was the case.  Tied up with a satin ribbon and initially wrapped in brown paper, because it hardly weighed anything, I thought somebody had played a hardy-ha-ha joke on me by sending me a nicely wrapped empty box.  I took it home and sat it under my tree in celebration of the fact that this is the first tree we’ve got on our own (we being the boyf and I) and to make it look like more festive. 

Well, you knew it, I knew it.  Of course I was going to open the thing.  It’s a box, a box with ribbon that isn’t even double knotted.  What else is a person supposed to do?

Turns out Le Tour de Force was very very kind enough to send over a treat.  From her S/S 09 collection comes a velvet and satin head bow that cascades in pale blue scallops at the front. I actually touched it and got a tactile rush to the head because it was like touching Christmas (did everyone have a velvet Crimbo dress or was it just me…?).  On my head it goes and it’s like a literal festive rush to the head.  With the scallops slightly over my

Also, the headband isn’t prejudiced towards odd shaped egg heads like mine… bless its pale blue velvety satiny goodness…



Some mint toffee sweeties kept the bubbly feeling going…



0 Replies to “Early Crimbo and Birthday on my Head”

  1. oh it’s gorgeous!! looks fabulous on you susie. I have to wait patiently for the S/S collection to become available on-line.

  2. What a great gift, a great colour on you 🙂
    But please tell me, WHERE are your tree ornaments from? Are those inflatable stars?? Pray tell!

  3. Thanks guys…. the colour is indeed wonderful…
    Sopchan: I made the stars myself…they’re just bigger versions of paper puff stars, I cut up some leftover Primark jewellery to hang up as little trinkets on the tree….

  4. That head piece is beautiful, I love the fish scales shapes.. it’s too bad the different velvet and satin fabrics aren’t very obvious in the pics.
    xx- LJ from SOS!

  5. i love that! susie you have the greatest style. not exactly what i would go for, in all honesty, but still greatly admirable! i doubt i could pull off that hairpiece. you look amazing!
    La C.

  6. Lovely colour! And yes, I have pictures of my 4 year old self in a dreary dark green velvet dress in front of the Christmas tree.

  7. hey hahahappy bday! have a great time in paris and forget about the comments that attack the whole point of this blog. unless they are writing those comments while they tend to lepers in india, they prolly are just marinating in their own horrible insecure mess. people forget that blogs only represent one specific side of people – not their whole entire being! keep us posted on your paris trip!

  8. It’s just beautiful!
    Damn, sometimes I so wish I lived in UK, where people actually wear hats to weddings. I’d buy that in an instant!

  9. Seriously – I want this! The contrast of the blue with black hair is fantasic – and I have black hair!!

  10. lovely hat! i also am loving the ornaments. how long was the stip of paper that you used and how wide?

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