Can I just skip it and stay 23?

Shushhh….come closer and I’ll tell you a secret. Ready? It’s my 24th birthday on Tuesday. The big 2-4. I’m not celebrating this year though. To cut a long story short, my mum had a pretty major operation on 30th December and is still in intensive care, so I don’t really think it’s appropriate to celebrate. So my day will consist of opening some presents and cards from family, going to work, eating cake and going to the hospital. I always spend my actual birthday day with my mum and this year is going to be no different.

However…if any birthday fairies are out there reading this, I will feign surprise if any of the following end up in my possession:

Maison Martin Margiela – Silver Hospital Band Bracelet – £145.00


Alexander McQueen – Pink Skull Scarf – £135

Dune – Kaila Boots – £108


Oasis – Fringed Leather Hobo Bag – £68.52

William Sharp – Swarovski Embellished Earmuffs – £65.10


Tom Binns – Neon Stone Cuff – £370.30

Gossip Girl Season 1 – £15

Bobbi Brown – Velvet Plum Eye Palette – £31.32


ToyWatch – about £145

If I were celebrating, I would probably be getting very drunk in a hot club in London town in the following dress. Am thinking of excuses to buy the dress despite the fact I have no plans…

* Source Net-a-Porter, Matches, Browns, ASOS, Bobbi Brown, Play.com

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Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.

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16 Comments

  1. THE HOUSE OF STYLE
    January 3, 2009 / 11:23 am

    darling happy birthday in advance my sweet!Also you have great taste,love all the things on your birthday giftlist.The Margiela band is so cool.My dear hope your mum is recovering well in intensive care? my thoughts are with you,her and your family at large. I’ll be praying for her speedy recovery dear.do let us know how she gets on.big hug,Marian.

  2. Couture Carrie
    January 3, 2009 / 2:58 pm

    Happy birthday, Fashion Dreamer! Love both the bracelets you chose!xoxox,CC

  3. Demi
    January 3, 2009 / 3:31 pm

    thank you very much honey, and yes i will :)lovely choices, that fringed bag is gorgeous <3xx

  4. Sharon Rose
    January 3, 2009 / 4:41 pm

    Hi there-this last dress is so you!! hope you get one of these for your birthday my dear!! I sincerely wish your mum all the very best and hope she makes a good recovery. All the best to you and your family.

  5. Nemerae
    January 3, 2009 / 5:47 pm

    Oh I hope your mum get better soon.. *.*Have a great birthday with your mum recovering well :)Btw, I love that fringe boots!Byeexx

  6. DaisyChain
    January 3, 2009 / 6:36 pm

    Oh wow, that hospital band bracelet is fantastic! I really hope your mum recovers soon<3

  7. She's Dressing Up
    January 3, 2009 / 10:47 pm

    I hope you get some great gifts on your birthday, and that the time spend with your mum on the day is wonderful =].

  8. WendyB
    January 4, 2009 / 12:51 am

    Those boots are hawt :-)Hope your mom feels better soon.

  9. Juliet
    January 4, 2009 / 1:13 am

    Dazling birthday! I hope all good for your mom, I know how hard it is when someone from your family almost lives in a hospital. juliet xxx

  10. Anonymous
    January 4, 2009 / 3:34 am

    I LOVE everything in your wish list! Happy Birthday for Tuesday though and I hope your mum recovers fast. xo

  11. MISS GLITZY
    January 4, 2009 / 8:40 am

    Happy birthday in a little advance, I hope your mum will recover soon and will have a thought for you and her on Tuesday.

  12. Winnie
    January 4, 2009 / 10:48 pm

    Happy Birthday for Tuesday! Hope your mom recovers quickly. I can’t help but lust after those Mcqueen scarves too…

  13. THE HOUSE OF STYLE
    January 5, 2009 / 9:58 pm

    happy b-day for tomorrow dear! hope your mum is doing better.praying for her,big kiss,marian

  14. e.jay
    January 6, 2009 / 1:00 am

    Happy advanced Birthday! I’d love to have some of those things for your b’day, too! 😉 lol

  15. Bella
    January 6, 2009 / 2:59 am

    Big birthday wishes coming your way!xxxxxHappy B-day sweetie… hope it’s fantastic!

  16. issa
    January 6, 2009 / 5:43 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!!!

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