Thursday, 29 October 2015

What I Got For My 17th Birthday

On the 15th of October, I turned 17 years old. I can now drive. I know I'm going to be terrible.

I had a pretty good birthday this year, very chilled but lovely, and I got some awesome gifts. Every year pretty much since I started blogging, I've done a post on my birthday goodies and they tend to be quite popular so this year is going to be no exception. It goes without saying that I am of course not trying to brag, I am super lucky and grateful for everything I got and I personally love reading these, thus that is why I am doing my own. So without further ado, here is what I received for my birthday!

My main present this year from my immediate family was a 13inch MacBook Air. I've had my trusty Dell for a very long time now and it was beginning to die thus I have been in need of a new one for a while. So when I receieved this I was beyond ecstatic. How I have gone my life with out a MacBook I do not know. It is so sleek and beautiful and fast (i'm used to waiting 5 minutes for a window to open) and I am just in love. I know I am unbelievably lucky to receive this, it is definitely not something I would expect and I am incredibly grateful. So thank you family.

I also got 2 other little things from my family to unwrap on my birthday (since we went and bought the laptop a week before), the first being a pretty little forest green bracelet and the second this awesome light-up initial, which is such a fun gift and looks fab in my room.

From my grandparents, I got this beautiful gold and black watch from ASOS which has proved most useful since I received it and I am now questioning how I lived with out a watch for so long. I mainly got gift cards and money from other relatives so I thought I would share something I purchased with these which is this red cord pinafore from Topshop. I did an outfit post a while back of the other pinafore I own from ASOS, which I have currently been living in so I thought I would purchase another, this one being in a gorgeous burgundy, perfect for autumn.

I also got some lovely gifts from my friends which include quite a few gift cards which I am yet to spend as wells as an Accessorise elephant necklace, some beautiful rose fairy lights (which after this, I am going to put up), the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush body butter which smells good enough to eat, a dinky little Heaven Scent Candle in Fig & Grape, a hand cream and candle a brand called Leafy and Lovely which have the most gorgeous packaging, and lots of food, in particular some candy sushi, which I planned to photograph but them ate. It was awesome though.

Thank you to everyone who gave me a gift and to anyone who said Happy Birthday to me in person or online, it made me smile a lot.

Here's to another year older (and hopefully passing my driving test.)



  1. You got some lovely things! Hope you had a good day x

  2. I adore the watch - it's so classic and chic! Also the 'H' light is awesome - I'm sure that'll look so pretty! :) x

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

    1. I think a classic watch is a wardrobe staple - I don't know how I've gone so long without one :) Thank you Lucy xo

  3. I'm so jealous you got a MacBook! Haha I've been trying to save for one but hopefully I'll get one at Christmas! Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

    1. MacBook's are so good, definitely worth the investment! Of course, I shall have a look :) xoxo

  4. Lovely, happy birthday! (I turned 17 on October 13th!)

    I love these photos, and what a nice lot of presents. Pinnafore looks beautiful; I really want to invest in a pinnafore! And I am well jell RE the Macbook. I have an HP which is close to my heart but does crash a fair bit ... I'm planning to get a Macbook for uni in September.

    I Am the Messenger! I am yet to read it, but it's been sitting on my shelf for a while after being bought using book tokens. I am soooo excited as The Book Thief is one of my absolute favourites!


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