20/04/1996 marks the day my life began and I was to live my life with the name – Holly Rene Da Silva. Yes you guessed it, it was my birthday recently and it was definitely the best birthday I have had so far! I’ve decided that I am going to do a post on what I did for my birthday and then a separate one for the lovely things my wonderful friends, family and boyfriend got for me. Stay tuned!
What I did for my birthday.
Oh believe you me, I made a day of it haha! Firstly, I had a major dilemma to sort – What am I going to wear?! Whilst I was on holiday I ordered a gorgeous dress from asos (link to dress). It was on sale for £17.50 which I thought was an absolute bargain! I was so excited to come home and try it on but…
Yup, it was far too big! This is a size 10 and I couldn’t believe it. I look ridiculous but the dress is amazing. But anyway the first thing I had to do was go out and buy something to wear! (You’ll see what I found later in the post).
Once I had the outfit situation under control it was time for some grub! James took me to Coast-to-Coast and if you have never been, I like to describe it as a better and more up market TGI’s. We absolutely pigged out I have to say. I had the Coast-to-Coast Breakfast which consisted of; 2 Cumberland sausages, streaky bacon, 2 fried eggs, breakfast potatoes, roast herb tomato, corn fritter and baked beans. James had the feast which was basically all of what I had but with 3 stacked pancakes with maple syrup. Oh, and we also shared a side of black pudding. It’s safe to say I was stuffed!! Good thing I went shopping before I ate.
For the rest of the afternoon James and I just chilled out and had a catch up since we had been away from each other for two weeks. Then it was time to get ready!
At 6 a few of my closest friends came round and we had a couple of drinks before heading to Revolution for some food and cocktails. We took a few snaps together! 🙂
Things got a little silly when the camera decided to repeatedly take photos! (P.S, We only had 2 drinks by this point)
We eventually got to Revolution and ordered in some cocktails.
The meal was great and it was so cheap!! If you have a Revolution Card (It only costs £3 and you get so many benefits! Well worth the money) you get 50% off your food bill on Wednesdays. Insane right?! So a bill that should have been over £60 came to roughly £31.50! We Aberdonians love a bargain!
For the rest of the night we went to a bar/club called Prohibition where we bought around 4 bottles of vodka and had a great night! To be clear, more people did turn up to the night part – we did not share 4 bottles of vodka between 6 people.
What I wore and where it is from.
I had to dig up a snapchat photo just to be able to show you my absolutely GORGEOUS heels!
Bodysuit – River Island: £22
This is the first time I have ever worn a bodysuit and I loved it – you know after getting used to the poppers! It meant that I wasn’t constantly worrying about my top untucking from my skirt. It was also surprising comfortable.
Skirt – River Island: £28
This is my first leather look skirt and again I loved it. It gives a special something to a plain outfit. It was very comfortable and I didn’t find myself having to constantly pull it down.
Shoes – Public Desire: £29.99 (I got them for £25)
Ugh these shoes! They are my new love. I had never heard of Pubic Desire before until they followed me on Instagram one day. After months of seeing there shoes these ones popped up and like I said I instantly fell in love. They arrived very quickly and the quality of the show is amazing. While I was in River Island finding my outfit I actually saw a pair of heels pretty much identical to these for £55! I would definitely recommend buying shoes from Public Desire and I will certainly be purchasing a lot more.
I am wearing the NYX liquid suede lipstick in the colour StoneFox which is a gorgeous Grey.
SO, over 800 words later I think I am done telling you about my night! Just a wee reminder about firstly, Revolution Cards – £3 can be bought in the restaurant or online and there is so many benefits from having one. Secondly, a reminder to all you students out there! UniDays gives you codes that you can use to get discount off all ASOS orders and also many other shops! Check it out – UniDays
SimplyKirsty also put up a post about my birthday so be sure to check it out and see where her outfit is from too!
Bye for now