>> Don't worry, I'm not about to bewail the fact that I've turned another year nudging me into the late-twenties bracket (I turn 27 today – there, no mystery or quandry over something that certain people seem awfully over-sensitive about…).  Quite literally though, a wave of blue has come over me in a gluttonous bout of self-gifting that were shamefully spur of the moment as opposed to being a calculated blue-on-blue assault.  It all just happens to coincide with the blessed birthday.  I've grown to self-gift increasingly more and more as year passes by, a material consolation perhaps as each year ticks itself off into oblivion.  Last night, as I was watching Jim Broadbent as Logan Mountstuart reflect over his mounds of good and bad luck in Any Human Heart (flawed but visually absorbing to watch), I wondered whether at his character's age, what I had amassed in material fandangle might be the equivalent of his stacked up journals.  Oh and whether this website will have disappeared into a Google black hole (when say an apocalyptic explosion blows up all servers of the world…) that I have nothing to show for other than said fandangle.  Ok, this is turning out to be more morose than I had anticipated…  


(Worn with vintage denim shirt, COS cropped jumper, Balenciaga leather trimmed kilt – no, I'm not that flash – lucky buy for $100 on eBay, Wolford tights)

Back to the tangible blues at hand, the first of which marks my first new Mulberry bag that I've ever owned.  The brand's recent successful profiteering rings in another nuggin of a sale from me, not that it even needs my measly offerings when there are girls lined up, buying Alexa after Alexa until the bag has exhausted all finishes and starts sprouting its own offspring.  I opted for a bag called 'Leah' – I have no idea who this bag is named after and I don't think I particularly care either.  I'm certainly not going to be referring to a bag by a girl's name.  It's just called 'Blue Bag', maybe sometimes 'Bright Blue Bag' if Steve has trouble differentiating between navy and royal blue.  The size of the bag and light weight of the 'plonge lambskin' it's made out of also means mags, camera and laptop can go in there if necessary. 




The second hit of blue was sort of inevitable really.  I have the Nicholas Kirkwood paint dabbed heels so it stands to reason I must have the matching brogues.  Hah!  I say that as though anything BUT the case would be an outrageous attrocity.  Actually perhaps I really do mean that in all seriousness.   Well, anyhow, here they are, presenting themselves as the flattened down option to their heeled counterpart. 



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  1. Happy Birthday!!
    Loving your bright blue accessories! Makes your outfit really pop!
    –la vie en BROKE–

  2. Doni Brown says:

    Great Look! And don’t be sad! Happy birthday!

  3. Hebden says:

    Wishing you a very, very, happy birthday. All the blue is lovely…but I’m very envious of your skirt!

  4. lopi says:

    happy birthday dear!
    I turned 27 in August and I’m already over it. it’s still in the twenties, so it counts as “young” in my book.

  5. Jessi Lou says:

    Happy birthday! You look young, kid. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful shade of cobalt blue! Those shoes are amazing.

  6. dooshi says:

    happy birthday! Wishing you many years of an amazing individual style ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. ivette says:

    looking good in blue.. love those shoes and happy birthday.. hope you enjoy the day
    stay cool

  8. love the shoes …. don’t worry you’ve got the “Happy Birthday Blues” Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. love love love your electric blue Mulberry!

  10. sarahlee says:

    happy birthday!

  11. Ally says:

    Happy Birthday! Bright blue accessories are always my favourite!
    By the way that Cos jumper is just what I’ve been looking for – is it current season?

  12. Joy D. says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you are drinking it up!
    Kudos on that cropped sweater.

  13. Sophia says:

    My God those shoes are so amazing and the bag!!! I love the schoolgirly quirky outfit, it’s awesome! <3

  14. Squidy says:

    Happy birthday!
    You always remind me of Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall” and this outfit makes it stand out even more. The shoes make me want to eat ice cream with sprinkles in a house with Japanese sliding doors.

  15. Miss Launderette says:

    sags are the best. It’s my birthday today aswell and mondays never felt so good. Wish you a happy one ^^

  16. Winnie says:

    Oh your ‘Blue Bag’ is perfect! I love it and so much better than the Alexa! Loving all your new blue purchases and layering.

  17. Dru says:

    Happy birthday, Susie! I hope it was lovely for you, and you look fab in blue (the bag is a great shape, it reminds me of little 90s backpacks turned into an over-the-shoulder bag)
    Hope you had a great weekend, and that you’ll have an even better year ahead!

  18. amy says:

    i hope you had a lovely day, even if you did feel a bit down about the late twenties fiasco ๐Ÿ˜‰
    i absolutely love your cropped jumper and your mulberry bag – jealous much??
    lovely blog,
    amy xoxo

  19. Lorena says:

    Happy birthday Susie! I like your attitude about aging, I think I’m one of those people who needs to be less sensitive about it. The shoes and bag couldn’t be more perfect for each other.

  20. Kb says:

    Happy birthday! You look fab, I love this combination, hope you are having a great day!

  21. Rachel says:

    yeah, Happy birthday!!
    When you are over 30.. you will be more sensitive about revealing your age… cause’ I know and because I was under 30, 25, 20 before. hahahahahahaha….

  22. Bonnie says:

    Happy Birthday Susie!!!
    Hope you have a lovely day/night.

  23. Lena says:

    as each year ticks itself off into oblivion? what?
    with every year that passes you still remain the most inspiring blogger there is!…or ever was!…or ever will be! on how many blogs have i given up (including my own:)) but for 4 years already every day i come back to this very space.
    i wish you many more birthday blues and reds and greens and yellows and pinks and grey marls and crazy prints and fluffy knits and floppy hats…:)
    happy birthday Susie!

  24. Terry says:

    That blue bag is all kinds of wonderful..skirt too..looking birthday fabulous

  25. wei wei says:

    Happy Bday dear Susie!
    always support you! :>

  26. I turned 27 as well this sept. and I can’t explain why that age is sensitive for me but I do wish I turned 25 instead! I am all about the self gifting, treat yourself:) Love the shrunken sweater.

  27. amelie says:

    h a p p y b i r t h d a y !!
    thank you for your great postings, which you share!
    I hope you’ll keep it (and all your other projects) up.
    take care!

  28. Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Adore the bag and it is nice to see a different sort of Mulberry bag in a different colour ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. saigon says:

    nice colour match u certainly have style. and believe me , it is very hard to acomplish it.
    and happy bee

  30. Carmen says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the blue bag with the blue shoes, looks so good together!
    Carmen Ri.

  31. hanny gultom says:

    happy birthday sus.. ^^, best wishes..

  32. Emma Winn says:

    fantastic! I luv blue as well mmmm and those brogues are soooo nice
    xxx winnsome

  33. jenni says:

    OHHHH a mulberry bag!! I’m in love already! Loving your outfit and Happy birthday hon. Hope you had a fantastic day!

  34. melissa says:

    Love electric blue and those shoes are amazing! <3

  35. Ruby says:

    Happy birthday sweets, nice grown-up shirt with s teeny croppy toppy. Never stop writing this blog please xxxx

  36. modemajeure says:

    Happy birthday dear Susie
    we hope you gonna enjoy it:-)
    with love from Paris

  37. fancypants says:

    happy birthday susiebubble!
    I’m not generally the commenting type but as yours was the very first blog i became addicted to several years ago, I feel compelled to thank you for providing me with entertainment, insight and lots of eye candy and what better occasion than on your birthday. Long live your madly creative outfits and your love of poo-poohing fashion sensibilities and doing your own thing!

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  39. edoardo says:

    The skirt is not something that Ilike it doesn’t look on balenciaga style and it’s not my “style”. But the shoes are absolutely amazing, ooo Kirkwood….:) And the match between shoes and Mulberry backpack….wonderfuL!

  40. liv says:

    The shoes are fabtastic!

  41. yuma says:

    OH!Happy Birthday<3
    i โ€šรดโ€ข ur blog!and u looks good:)

  42. ruedecerises says:

    Happy birthday miss Susie:)
    These electric blues are to die for,just wow!

  43. Very original and wonderfully easy.

  44. Coco says:

    This little cropped pullover is adorable.
    Itโ€šร„รดs strangeโ€šร„ยถ even though we saw a lot of them on the catwalks, it seems that the fashionistas have not taken to the cropped format. Thatโ€šร„รดs too bad, because the way youโ€šร„รดre wearing it, itโ€šร„รดs clear this kind of piece can make cool combinations.

  45. Floz says:

    those shoes! Kirkwoods? Exceedingly jealous of all the labels your hosting there!

  46. Arietta says:

    Happy Birthday! Love your blue Mulberry. I have to say you look at least 10 years younger! It may not matter so much now, but it will after you’ve hit 30something! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. X Alex says:

    Happy belated birthday Susie! Hope u had a fabulously blessed birthday! I’m all for self-gifts- I see you have bagged a gorgeous one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. vanessa says:

    I love the shoes, and bag. I think we all hope to be heard, and believe it or not I’m here listening. I love to hear what you have to say, and that is why your blog will never fall into some black hole.
    My Heart Blogged

  49. MAria says:

    Happy B-day to you!

  50. My name is Giacobba says:

    happy birthday! bag and shoes are such a wonderfully striking shade of blue! and i adore the cropped jumper,

  51. It seems that blue is your favorite color…

  52. Simona says:

    You’re 27?! My god, you don’t look a day older than 18 or 17, make that 16. Nevertheless, Happy Birthday! I enjoy your blog very, very much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  54. q says:

    Beautiful!! blue color goes with your personality…

  55. LOVE the daydream nation passport! Very stylish ๐Ÿ˜‰

  56. miss sophie says:

    happy birthday susie! ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for all the inspirations this past year and cheers to many more in the next and next!

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  58. HAppy Birthday Susie! I personally love all thing blue. In this case your accessories are perrrfect! Have a good holiday!

  59. Hiii Susie,
    To be lated happy birthday. You are looking so fashionable with your beautiful blue bag, blue shoes.

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