one birthday coming up, thank you very much.
i did a little bit of shopping from boden and kept two out of the four tops they sent.
i'm glad i over-ordered because the ones i thought were a sure bet (sparkly collar breton and red telephone top) didn't work while these two i took a chance on i am in love with.
they are very fancy and feminine, for me.
i'll wear them when i want to feel special or on days when i feel blah and i need a pick me up.
both fit me in a size 8.
and of course, like every year (something about september?) i found a pair of boots i wanted.
they magically appeared on the j crew website the day i was idly searching for "the" birthday boots on the usual websites (zara, asos, shoeaholics, lands' end, boden and j crew aka the ones with the decent international shipping rates/return policies).
they were low in stock and a slightly smaller size than what i usually wear in boots (or j crew shoes in general).
i took a chance anyways and even cancelled my other boot order i had just put in from lands' end.
i'm glad this impulse buy had a happy ending because they fit perfectly, are a gorgeous shade of brown (a bit darker than the picture but not a dark brown) and the heel is really, truly comfortable, whilst giving me a gentle boost in the height department.
i'm looking forward to the two of us getting old together, dean midshaft boots.