lord, to be 33 forever: my birthday wishlist;

Guys, I’m almost thirty-four years old. Two weeks tomorrow, I feel as though it will finally be acceptable to refer to myself as “in my mid-30s” in even my mother’s company. It’s not something I feel particularly bothered by: I’m feeling clear-headed and more comfortable in my own skin than I have done in a long time. Although,now we’ve hit the summer months, I really need to switch up how I look after said skin again…

The pre-payday birthday is the one in which I try to ban myself from spending money (other than on the annual traditional of the birthday dress, which this year is this one) so as to give my loved ones a fair shout. That is, if they want to buy me anything, obviously. And since these posts have worked well in the past, I’m just gonna put this out there. Nothing ventured, right?

Last Year's Girl's Birthday Wishlist 2016 - 1
Last Year's Girl's Birthday Wishlist 2016 - 2

Playsuit, £39.50, Marks & Spencer | T-shirt, $35, Honey and the Hive | Necklace, £45, Tatty Devine | Headband, £35, Janine Basil | Shoes, £35.99, Iron Fist | Umbrella, £36.50, Kate Spade | Headphones, £35, Skinny Dip | Notebook, £22, Kate Spade

(Post title taken from what is clearly my theme song for the next fortnight.)

PS The first ever Glasgow Style Mile Shopping Festival gets underway today! Just because I don’t get to spend money this week doesn’t mean that you can’t, and there will be a whole programme of events across the city centre over the bank holiday weekend to help you do just that including styling sessions, trend tips, makeup masterclasses, new product demonstrations and special discounts. Find out more on the website or on Facebook.



  1. May 26, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    The song is absolute perfection! and the “not my type” tee is now on my wishlist! x

    • May 27, 2016 / 6:48 pm

      There’s a Hold Steady song for every occasion, assuming you are an ex-Catholic schoolgirl edging your way out of your youth 😀 x

  2. Sarah Knight
    June 1, 2016 / 11:07 am

    I turn 34 5 days before you… not sure how I feel about leaving my early thirties!!

    Love your litte birthday wishlist, hope you get some (if not all!) of them & have a fab birthday:) xx


    • June 1, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      We’ll still be in the first half of our 30s – and looking good for it! It’s nothing but a number after all 😉 x

  3. June 3, 2016 / 12:46 am

    Perfect wishlist Lis! I absolutely adore all Janine Basil creations but that rainbow bow headband is just The Coolest Thing I’ve Seen and I want one in my hair right now. Also eeep yay for birthday! x

    • June 3, 2016 / 3:41 pm

      That headband is made for you – as is my birthday dress (go on, guess what colour it is!) x