[Friday Frock] What to Wear: When you’re 30…

This morning, I’m cheating a bit and putting myself inside this week’s Friday Frock. I was beyond grateful when you all helped me out with suggestions for a birthday frock and was initially going to buy Ted Baker‘s Banilo. I mentioned that I was also looking for a dress for a wedding and although I loved Banilo, it just didn’t seem quite right. Then I tried this baby on…


Raul – Ted Baker

It was pricey (although I got 20% off with a voucher I had) but come on, look at her! Just to illustrate the twirling, I couldn’t resist making this:

Beautiful no?

As you read this I’m already wearing it again. I’m at a wedding today and pairing it with nude heels, a cream pashmina and my metallic Lily. Plus, the colour means it’s as easy to wear in winter (I’m thinking New Year?) with black accessories as I did here, rocking it up a bit.



Hope you like it readers, and have a FAB-ulous weekend ūüôā

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS There’s 30% off selected Ted Baker formal wear (and 20% off mens) until April 28th!

The Happy Birthday Hijack…

Well, greetings and salutations readers. ¬†Rebecca isn’t expecting this post, because it’s her birthday I asked her if she thought she could bear to step away from the blog last night and not look til this morning, so that she could have a rest. ¬†I said I’d take care of an article for the morning. ¬†This is it – interrupting the regularly¬†scheduled¬†programming for a very important HAPPY BIRTHDAY announcement.


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You see Findettes, as the editor of these multi-coloured pages, not only do I get the benefit of reading about Rebecca’s finds and adventures a wee bit ahead of time, I’m also in a very good position to see just how much of her heart and soul Rebecca pours into this blog. ¬† She turns 30 today, and I know I’m not the only person who takes my metaphorical hat off to her.


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I could waffle about how Rebecca is, to me, a kind of Wonder Woman, made all the better because she doesn’t pretend to be perfect or to have all the answers. ¬†I could also tell you how she’s coped magnificently with more than her fair share of heartache and drama over the past few months. ¬†How she deserves to be utterly celebrated today for what she’s achieved and just, well, you know, how she rolls. ¬†But then I thought, there are 3 people who are very important in Rebecca’s life outside of FF who aren’t often involved in this blog. ¬†Who better to wish her a heart-felt Happy Birthday than those who have made her who she is?¬†

Rebecca's little sister, Francesca

“For my fabulous big sister, – Happy 30th Birthday! You have achieved so much in your 30 years so far, more than some achieve in a life time! Add to those¬†achievements¬†being a strong,¬†ambitious, kind and generous person – I am very proud to be your sister. I’m excited to see what the next thirty years (and thirty after that!) bring! You deserve a wonderful birthday celebration, I hope this is a good start to it! Lots of Love Francesca xx”

Rebecca's Mum

“I have loved Rebecca (as only a Mum does), from the moment she was born and I first saw her tiny face. The day she walked down the aisle and I saw the love in Pete’s eyes, I realised she was not my little girl any more but a strong beautiful woman, ready to move forward into the next phase of her life. I am so very proud of her achievements, how she does it all I don’t know! She is always there to support me through laughter and tears, she is my heartbeat and I wish her all the joy and happiness in the world for her magnificent thirties”¬†

Rebecca's Husband, Pete

Happy Birthday to my wonderful wife! I’m looking forward to all the wonderful things we have planned over the weekend, and can’t wait to give you your present later as think you might like it! ūüėČ
Everyone told me that my 30’s would be more fun than my 20’s. I’ve loved the last decade with you, so roll on the next…
Love you xo”¬†


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So, happy thirtieth Rebecca.  Thank you for being precisely who you are.

Oh, and thanks to your family for replying to my stalkerish emails ūüėČ

Love,

Gemma C-S xx

ps. everyone’s teary now, right?


 

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