Birthday Breastplate

Birthday Breastplate

>> A post declaring "It's my Birthday!" that automatically invites people to lavish you with birthday wishes is a bit boring.  Especially as I've turned 29, an unremarkable age that basically is a premature countdown towards to the big 3-0, something that I will celebrate with lashings of enthusiasm next year.  Therefore, this was supposed to be a write-off year.  A year where time has passed but we don't need to hoot on about it.  However, the post office didn't get that memo and yielded packages that kind of forced me to get into the birthday mode.  They weren't birthday gifts as such but somehow arrived together to form a piece of birthday armour.  It comprises of a solid square waffle colour-blocked jumper from Italian up and comer CO|TE and a beautiful Sorcha O'Raghallaigh neon tulle top embroidered with glass beads that look like iridescent sea anemone.  They come with "Thanks for your support" messages and are of course always welcome, especially when they collectively arrive to form a powerful combination that can withstand the cold, miserly un-birthday spirits and quiet introspection.  

On Twitter and on Facebook, I asked if should put a time cap on Style Bubble, a blog that I began in my early twenties and now that I'm nearing the end of that decade, would it be timely to put a stop to Style Bubble when I do hit 30.  It's a loaded question that needs careful thought over the coming months as I undergo my next major milestones which is buying my first house (mortgage app accepted – HURRAH) and making my first official nest, and so it feels appropriate to wonder what I can do next.  The thinking is that, if i can be bothered to get my shit together and get a house, surely there's more in me than just penning a blog and having a fabu lifestyle, that I've never quite felt like I've paid my dues enough to deserve.  The "bigger picture" approach of the label Maiyet, which I wrote about today is enough to make you cogitate about your all-round contribution.   None of the "Oh no, Style Bubble is finishing!" comments, please.  I'm not there yet.  But thinking about next steps and new challenges is never going to be a bad thing.   Maybe you're all nodding in agreement with me.     







CO|TE sweater and Sorcha O'Raghallaigh embellished top worn with Marni skirt, Swash socks and ASOS Black sandals 


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    2012-12-13 at 7:25 PM

    Love the look, happy birthday and I wish you success in your next steps!

  2. Ana

    2012-12-13 at 7:39 PM

    I love the way you think and I look forward to your future endeavours.
    Yes, there was something special about that Maiyet post – the company itself seems special, but it must’ve been that they way inspired *you* was what was shining through all the words and making that article so effective.
    Happy birthday!

  3. Alessia

    2012-12-13 at 7:49 PM

    Doesn’t matter wich kind of steps you are planning for the future, for sure they will be succesful for you and interesting as always for the people.
    happy birthday Susie!

  4. KT

    2012-12-13 at 7:59 PM

    Happy birthday!

  5. Caron

    2012-12-13 at 8:34 PM

    Like the mix of textures! The sequins on your skirt are wicked.

  6. Frannie Pantz

    2012-12-13 at 9:04 PM

    I know you just said that you don’t need or want people to HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! you to death, but I truly do hope you enjoy your birthday. And keep up the great, informational, humorous and entertaining style posting! Cheers!

  7. isabel

    2012-12-13 at 9:46 PM
  8. Linda Famularcano

    2012-12-13 at 11:10 PM

    Happy Birthday! Loving how you put that embellished top over a sweater. It would be sad to see you go but at the end of the day, you have to do what’s right for you 🙂 xx
    P.S. Liked this post on Bloglovin 😉

  9. lolli

    2012-12-13 at 11:20 PM

    happy birthday!!!

  10. Rhoda Wong

    2012-12-13 at 11:25 PM
  11. Anneka

    2012-12-14 at 12:24 AM

    happy birthday. enjoy your fabu lifestyle and don’t overthink it, just do what you do. that’s why I love you x

  12. wrem

    2012-12-14 at 1:42 AM

    As your blog reader, certainly I hope that this blog won’t stop… but as your fan, I hope you all the best with whateveIr choices you’ll make and I do believe that you’ll be successful. It’s always good to have new changes in your life! (:

  13. Tammy

    2012-12-14 at 2:17 AM

    Your style is remarkable. I love your blog and have a sweet and pleasant birthday. You will have great success in whatever you do, best wishes with all your future endeavors.

  14. Monica Smith

    2012-12-14 at 3:35 AM

    A teenager for ever.

  15. Mie Dina

    2012-12-14 at 7:47 AM

    You are just the pettiest colorful girl! Love it!!

  16. Jennifer Hoang

    2012-12-14 at 1:32 PM

    Lovely x
    Btw, I’m currently giving away 12 chances of winning up to $1000 shopping spree each. Get yours now !!

  17. Katy

    2012-12-14 at 2:03 PM

    I LOVE the Jumper…Is Amazing and the look is Top!Happy Birthday Susy!!!

  18. Janice

    2012-12-14 at 2:33 PM

    Happy birthday Susie! All the best 🙂

  19. kate

    2012-12-14 at 3:15 PM

    Nice style , i like it !

  20. Love Aesthetics

    2012-12-15 at 11:58 AM

    here’s a oh no, don’t stop style bubble post! I would be very very sad if you’d stop, but your positive approach to it doesn’t make it seem like an ending of something at all; can’t wait to see what projects you’ll do next.
    Happy birthday dear Susie!

  21. Krystalle

    2012-12-15 at 2:47 PM

    Even if you do decide to put a timecap on Style Bubble, I’m sure that we’ll still see your contributions to the fashion industry around on the world wide web. I think it’s great that you’re thinking of evolving from this blogging launchpad to something bigger and better. In all honesty, I think the possibilities for you are endless, Susie.
    Good luck and happy birthday! (belatedly)

  22. The Provoker

    2012-12-16 at 3:37 AM

    Well even though you don’t want us to lavish you in birthday wishes, the obligatory and polite thing to do here is do wish dear Susie a happy birthday (sang yut fai lok) hehee. One of the things I like most about you is how forward thinking and acting you are, so the next big steps must be planned out and sorted, so whatever you choose to do next, well I’m sure I’d be anticipating it and is going to be exciting to find out what will she do next. xx
    P.S. hopefully next year, you’d have a huge part-tay and a proper celebration is in order!

  23. miaomiao34

    2012-12-18 at 10:43 AM

    真的很好,I love you .

  24. solara

    2012-12-21 at 2:17 AM

    happy late birthday, fabulous you! i love this. and all styling is gorgeous, as usual.

  25. byeon yoon a

    2013-02-07 at 11:33 AM

    happy birth day to you!!:-)
    i like your mix match!
    I need a your good fashion forward.
    So Have a nice day!;-)

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