OOTD | Birthday Suit

Friday, 21 August 2015



Not that kind of Birthday Suit.

A few weeks ago, My family had a collective birthday party. I mentioned in My Letters to my siblings that we're all born in August. Not only that, my grandmothers and a handful of cousins are born in August. So we celebrated everyone's birthday in just one day! The Sunday before exams to be exact.

Champagnes would be popping but I don't drink nor am I eighteen yet.





There was no plan to this, rushing through and picking up pieces suitable for hot weather. I was late for the birthday at my own house. Though I blame taking too long painting my nails black that I removed five minutes later. I'm not a nail polish person, with a tendency to pick and peel the polish no matter what.

Most of these pieces I've already featured somewhere over in this blog. These were my favourite items that I always seem to wear. My cat hat from I Have Internet and the t-shirt from Cool Kid. This is one of four shirts I currently own deemed 'cool enough to reappear.' 

The shirt is a hand-me-down, thrifted and given, which is a plus for girls who spend too much on black dresses and yarn than blouses like these. I have a tendency to turn shirts into cardigans, it's such a fun way to dress up a casual look.

 I had just recieved the Something Borrowed jeans and shoes from Sentini, through Zalora here. This was my second time wearing them, and the shoes have become a staple of mine. I adore boots, and they are so comfortable for everyday wear. If only I could say the same about the jeans.

Not sure if you can see carefully but there's henna on my hand! My friend, Saima does henna and makes such beautiful, intricate designs. She's absolutely amazing at henna, especially when she does it on my hands. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good picture of it. My apologies to henna enthusiasts but hopefully you can see it clear enough.


My sister still reminds me how we're both the same age since I won't be turning eighteen until the 25th. Yet I still celebrated two weeks early, for the sake of time and cost efficiency but still. Celebrating early felt rushed and awkward. Even though I have done so several times over the years. Maybe it's the age approaching.

After all, eighteen is an important number.

Eighteen is adulthood, officially and legally and socially. Eighteen is the beginning of the end of my youth, and the beginning of young adulthood. Eighteen is growing up, and facing the grown up world.

Eyes have been glued to the clock, counting down until it strikes twelve every night. Hitting that sweet age fills that gap between teenagehood and adulthood. Still able to call myself a teenager but looked upon as a young adult, expected to be mature in action but poor in wisdom. It's a bad combination waiting to combust.

Hat : (similar) | Shirt : (thrifted) | T-Shirt : Uniqlo
Necklaces : (similar) & (similarWatch : Casio
Jeans : Something Borrowed | Shoes : Sentini

But hey, I've got one more paper to focus on and five more days to wallow in melancholy. I'll have plenty of time succumbing to eighteen and wondering what it entails. Eighteen is just a number, and a birthday is just a day. One that I, admittedly, look forward to every year.

I'm happy that I get to spend it with people I love. My family, friends and those in between. Spending time with them on the special day brings me joy.

So how do you usually spend your birthday?

66 comments

  1. happy belated birthday once again! Lovely hat, so so cute and suits you very well :)

    good luck with your final paper also!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. That's so convenient to have a joint celebration! I love how the outfit shows so much of your personality. Happy birthday! :)

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  3. Love this outfit! And it's so awesome that so many of your family, yourself included, have birthdays in the same month! :)

    That hat is so cute, I wants to quietly sob.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  4. Happy birthday. And wow! so many birthdays in August! Let the confusion begin!
    As a batman fanatic, your shirt speaks to me! haha

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  5. My birthday's are pretty chilled they are just a reminder that I am getting older lol I think when you reach a certain age you stop celebrating them!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  6. looking great and happy birthday!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  7. You look adorable, I LOVE the shoes! Happy Birthday, hope you have a really great time! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  8. You look so cute, your tshirt is really cool, I really like it! Also happy belated birthday, hope you have an amazing year xx

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  9. Your style is way too cute! A very happy birthday to you! :)
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  10. You are so cute! I love your outfits always but this one is cool and casual! I dig it! Love the black jeans!

    Jenan
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    1. How exciting, Bash! Can't wait to wish you a happy birthday on August 25th! ;)) Haha, removing my nail polishes from the fingers after painting too! Everything, except nude/rose shades look kinda messy on my hands, so I stay away from those colors... unfortunately! Also love tho wear a blouse as a cardigan, it's perfect for summer when it gets a bit cooler. Love the grungy vibe of your ootd, Bash! #Familyiseverything: Enjoy this time as long as you can!! <3 <3

      xoxo Ira
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  11. I love how you've put a different spin on this out fit. Such a cute style and that blue colour is amazing! So pretty! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. beautiful post, kisses:)

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  13. What a lovely post! Your hat is the cutest ♥
    Amy xx

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  14. That outfit is perfect and adorable and I want it.

    But that's so true about a birthday being just a day; your new age doesn't fully hit you until a couple months in when you're faced with a situation and you realize that your new age may have affected the way you handled it. Life is so weird.

    [Early] congrats on eighteen! ^^ Scary age, but I've seen plenty of people handle it gracefully, and I'm sure you will too.

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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  16. Happy birthday to everyone in your family, most especially you! what a very nice way to celebrate :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  17. Cool fun outfit, I love it you look lovely and i hope you had lots of fun at the birthday.
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  18. Awesome outfit.... wish I can pull something off like you!

    I feel like I wear the same thing over and over again.

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  19. Happy belated birthday again!
    You look so cool! The shirt does not look like a hand me down at all..looks so new!
    <3
    Shreya
    Bric-A-Brac.A fashion and lifestyle blog.

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  20. oh happy birthday!! (am i a bit late? yeah ok), lovee your hat with the little ears, it looks so cute on you x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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  21. Oh come on, now. I know exactly why you seem to never take that t-shirt off. It's because you're afraid I'm coming to steal it from you (I'm serious!) :p

    Happy early birthday! My husband and his siblings were all born in April (each of them has their birthday 6 days apart. It's like an amazing pattern!), so collective birthday party is not new for us. We love it because it costs less. And not to mention it's also fun!

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  22. Happy birthday to you and your siblings, Bash! :)
    I love your shirt btw.

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  23. That's funny that you were late to an event at your own house. At least you made it. I'm not a fan of nail polish myself. Very smart to celebrate everyone in one day. and how interesting that you all share August birthdays. Happy Birthday. My mom was born in August as well and her birthday is coming up on the 25th. You look great. I love the blue sweater over black. <3
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  24. That's funny that you were late to an event at your own house. At least you made it. I'm not a fan of nail polish myself. Very smart to celebrate everyone in one day. and how interesting that you all share August birthdays. Happy Birthday. My mom was born in August as well and her birthday is coming up on the 25th. You look great. I love the blue sweater over black. <3
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  25. Happy Birthday to everybody! I love this outfit especially the tee!
    - Molly x

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  26. When you turn 18, I wish you will enjoy your year :)
    It's pretty remarkable that everyone of you was born in August :D
    I love the outfit! I would wear the same thing if it only fits me.

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart
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  27. I love this outfit! I hope you will have a lovely day on your birthday :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  28. I love that hat on you - it looks so great with this tomboy like outfit.

    xoxo,
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  29. Loved this!! Josie xo
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  30. Lovely outfit. I must admit I love your short hair, not many girls can wear it and look so adorable as you do! Very unique style!

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  31. This look is rad!
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  32. I LOVE the cut and colour of that sweater. It really brightens the outfit. Also, can i steal those shoes sometime?!
    xx, Pia

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  33. love this! the shirt is such a pretty colour!

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  34. Happy belated birthday! Love your outfit, especially your boots!

    Pop over to my blog

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  35. You look so cute- love the hat! I always try to spend my Birthday with family x
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  36. You look awesome! I love your booties and your hat- I need one like that! Great post, and happy birthday in advance :)
    xo Kiki
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  37. Great look! I really like these pieces all paired together.

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  38. Looking as chic and cool as ever lovely lady! Hope you have an amazing birthday Bash :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  39. I love your look. Stunning!

    XoXo
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

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  40. You're so mature for your age it's incredible. I love this outfit, as always, I need your entire closet.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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  41. Love your hand me down shirt, it's super adorable paired with the denim. Also, August is my birthday month too! Glad to hear that you all celebrated at once!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  42. Happy belated birthday, Bash. That must be fun celebrating so many birthdays together. Wow. Love this cool birthday outfit. Cute hat. Happy new week, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  43. It's cool that you have a lot of birthdays in August, it's the same in my family - there's a few of us born on the same days as someone else in the family - I share my day with one of my nephews.

    18 is a weird age. You expect to feel so much older by 18 but still feel like a child!

    Corinne x
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  44. Happy belated and you look so cool in all the favorite pieces. Those cat hat is so darling. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

    ~xo Sheree
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  45. HBD! Hope it was as amazing as this outfit! :)

    xx Jess
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  46. Happy belated birthday! Also, I totally relate to the chipped nails struggle. You should definitely give gel polish a try!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

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  47. Happy Belated Birthday sweetie <3 Love your batman / catwoman tee it's rocking <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  48. Love this look! Great color combo!

    xx,
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  49. Too cute! I love it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  50. Your shirt is absolutely perfect! I love it!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  51. Happy Birthday to you dear
    I hope you had so much fun today and now that you eighteen i hope everything will go smoothly.
    I hope you will have eternal happiness in life.
    Btw, lovin' this laid back look-- that tee is so cute.

    P.S i'm not a nail polish person too. i don't know how to put by myself lol

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  52. loving the outfit, it looks simple and comfy :)

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  53. So many people in one family born in the same month!!How fun and interesting!I love your outfit.It's young and fun
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  54. That’s crazy how all your birthdays are in August!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I laughed when you read that you were late to your own birthday at your own house. It’s always the nail polish’s fault haha

    TFM BLOG

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  55. Hope you had a great birthday. :D Happy belated birthday!
    Loving this edgy outfit!

    ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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  56. This is awesome!! Casual but still interesting <3 Belated happy birthday and Btw, your writing style is amazing. Keep it up!

    BCfactor Blog

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  57. Cool outfit and I love that shirt! Batman is my fave Justice League character :)

    Check out my new blog: MONDAY PROJECTS :)

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  58. That outfit is great! i love that Batman tshirt. Hope you enjoyed a nice birthday party! Kisses,
    Vera

    The Flash Window | Bloglovin

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  59. So rad! I love it :) Happy Belated Birthday!

    Stephanie | www.dearstephiiie.com

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  60. I miss being 18. It was such a good age. Happy belated birthday! I'm sure you had a fabulous time (minus the not drinking champagne - always drink champagne even if it's just a sip!)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  61. You look so adorable! Just explored your blog and I love your style!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  62. Adore the outfit!!!

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