A birthday outfit and a very “boy-like” comment…


Whilst we were in Cornwall, I celebrated my birthday. For some reason, I keep thinking that I am a year older than I am, so when I was asked how I felt about being 44 my response was that I felt great, because I keep thinking that I’m 45. Next year bodes quite well too because then I will only have reached the age that I already think I am, so really it’s all shaping up quite well on the age front. Until I’m 46 that is.


The cupcakes were ordered by my husband from the restaurant but he was so eager that I should also have a dessert that they weren’t brought out until after dessert had arrived – hence both the cheesecake and the 12 cupcakes. Sugar rush! (I think that it’s still going on.)

This is the outfit that I wore when we went out – it’s a Hush dress, Oushka clutch and Zara heels, although I must admit that I ditched the heels before I even put them on and wore flop flops instead.

There was some great improvising on the wrapping paper front. What could be better than having your pressies wrapped in pages from Grazia – and the current copy no less?!


I was treated to this lovely Kate Spade watch and wore it with a stack of friendship bracelets from Accessorise. Predictably, I immediately fell in love with the pink detailing on it.


And for once the sun shone, and shone and shone!

I wore this dress on our last evening and also for our journey to Guernsey. I wrote about it fairly recently as it being a favourite that I have had for many years.

Mr SG very rarely comments on what I am wearing (although I am sure that he has plenty of thoughts!) but he did say how much he liked this dress and how well it fitted me and how (wait for this) it was less “tent like” than the one that I wore the evening before ie the Hush one. I gently reminded him that the term he was actually after was “more fitted” rather than “less tent like”. Boys!


  1. Dorothy Camper
    July 28, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Lol! Your husband sounds just like mine! I rarely receive a compliment and when I do, I have to ignore everything else that is said with it!! I love both dresses, what does hubby know? Happy birthday. Lynne xx

  2. Jan McIntyre
    July 28, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    Happy birthday Beth. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  3. I won't wear sludge brown
    July 28, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    Fab watch and lovely birthday outfit. Hope you had a very happy day xx

  4. Susan Woodhouse
    July 29, 2014 / 6:16 am

    Really enjoying following your holiday on insta love both dresses, enjoy the rest of your hol.Sue xBestfriendstyle

  5. The Flaky Fashionista
    July 29, 2014 / 9:24 am

    Love the watch and I'm quite sure you looked lovely in your Hush dress. Hope you had a great day x

  6. Anonymous
    July 30, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Is that Mr SG in the background?

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