a spring in my step





Linen shirt – H&M

Skirt – H&M

Cardigan – Topshop (sale!)

Bangles – Accessorize

Ever so slowly I do believe we are edging our way into Spring.

We were blessed with a few glorious days this week, hitting the balmy highs of 14 degrees, catapulting the country into chaos, and bringing the unnerving sight of bare legs and flip flops! I certainly am not ditching my tights or leggings any time soon, but I did adopt a rather more Spring-like attire yesterday at work.

The skirt was only £7.99 and the H&M staff were only just wheeling them out of the stockroom when I clapped my eyes on their beauty; you know I love my high-waisted apparel. They have the same style in literally 5 or 6 different prints, the dark blue paisley is next on my list. The linen shirt is pretty self-explanatory, everyone needs a linen shirt in their wardrobe. The cardigan was probably my most heroic find, battling through the elbows and cascade of clothing at the Topshop sale, bagging myself the final one in my size!

Today is my last day as a 24 year old, merely a few hours away from entering that rather daunting 25-30 box. I had a wonderful meal out last night with my beautiful friend Claire to celebrate. Tonight I shall be enjoying some time with my family and boyfriend, warmed by the log fire and fuelled with some good food and a glass or two of Champagne. Tomorrow, on the big day, Rob is treating me to a day out in London, the morning spent frequenting the numerous markets about town, and then onto an afternoon of shopping and dinner. I am really looking forward to it all. 🙂

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  1. 26th March 2011 / 5:41 pm

    I'm going to be 30 next year, I'd give anything to be 25 again lol! Hope you have a fantastic birthday 🙂

    Kelly x

  2. 26th March 2011 / 5:42 pm

    you look so pretty! perfect spring outfit! xx

  3. 26th March 2011 / 5:45 pm

    such a pretty outfit! i love every piece, but that skirt is just such a lovely springtime print x

  4. 26th March 2011 / 5:53 pm

    That lipstick looks really nice on you!

  5. 26th March 2011 / 5:56 pm

    Gorgey outfit Milly, the cardigan and skirt look lovely! I must get to a H&M asap, they have so many nice things in at the moment. Hope you had a lovely meal with Claire, and have the best day tomorrow! xxxx

  6. 26th March 2011 / 6:10 pm

    You look great! Sadly I couldn't find anything my size in the flash sale…

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday with lots of cake and food and everything great! What grammar…

  7. 26th March 2011 / 6:13 pm

    Lovely outfit and Happy Birthday for tomorrow! Sounds like you have a lovely day planned so hope you enjoy it!x

  8. 26th March 2011 / 6:14 pm

    your hair looks wonderful and i love the skirt! also liking the new header alot! <3

  9. 26th March 2011 / 6:21 pm

    aw this is gorgeous Milly 🙂
    You look so summer-like & lovely. The skirt is gorgeous & the cardie is a beaut.
    When shopping today I had such an urge for proper summer weather- that or a holiday!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend celebrating your Birthday

  10. 26th March 2011 / 6:26 pm

    this is such a beautiful and sophisticated outfit, its lovely. have a great birthday xxx

  11. 26th March 2011 / 6:42 pm

    love the outfit, and your hair is amazing!<3

  12. 26th March 2011 / 6:49 pm

    Love the whole outfit here. Must get my hands on one of these h&m skirts!
    Hope you enjoy your birthday 🙂

  13. 26th March 2011 / 6:58 pm

    We are definitely nearer Spring, today was SO hot!

  14. 26th March 2011 / 6:59 pm

    You look gorgeous, I love your hair especially. I'm 24 + 1 this year too, I think I'm going to start knocking years off my age now 🙂

  15. 26th March 2011 / 7:06 pm

    happy birthday for tomorrow 🙂 love the cardigan xxx

  16. 26th March 2011 / 7:41 pm

    You wear florals so well! xoxo

  17. 26th March 2011 / 7:51 pm

    You look super lovely! Love the outfit 🙂
    Hope you are enjoying your birthday weekend! And have a lovely day tomorrow xxx

  18. 26th March 2011 / 8:30 pm

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow.
    Make sure you go to Spitalfields market tomorrow – it is great on a Sunday! X

  19. 26th March 2011 / 8:30 pm

    You look so amazing!! Loving your hair! Oh and love the new banner too! 🙂 xo

  20. 26th March 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I love that skirt so much, and you look gorgeous in your pictures.
    Every post of yours that goes by tempts me more and more to dye my hair red. I'll resist until after our wedding day though.
    Happy Birthday for tomorrow by the way, I hope you have a fantastic day and get all you wish for. Sounds like the inside of a greetings card. haha.
    I know some people will hate me for saying this, but I turn 23 this year, and I'm dreading it. At least it will mean pressies!

  21. 26th March 2011 / 10:13 pm

    Love that outfit it looks gorgeous on you! Especially with your red locks!
    And happy birthday for tomorrow – I hope you have a lovely day! 🙂

    Rhiannon xx

  22. 26th March 2011 / 10:25 pm

    Love the whole outfit, im going to my local h&m tomorrow to find that skirt in navy:)

  23. 26th March 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I love the sweater 🙂

  24. 27th March 2011 / 2:11 am

    I love your hair so much!


  25. 27th March 2011 / 11:27 am

    looks amazing! i love the whole outfit and your red hair! so pretty 🙂


  26. 27th March 2011 / 1:16 pm

    You look gorgeous in this skirt. Hope you have a great birthday xx

  27. 27th March 2011 / 2:13 pm

    I'm disappointed I didn't grab that cardigan when I saw it in the sale now I've seen how lovely it looks on.
    Have a wonderful birthday.


  28. 27th March 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Oh love it all Milly! The hair, the clothes all gorguz! Hope you've had an amazing birthday weekend sweety!

    Love Aysh xox

  29. 27th March 2011 / 7:36 pm

    I Also love high-waisted clothing and that floral print is beautiful. Have to say aswell – my god your hair is gorgeous! x

  30. 27th March 2011 / 7:38 pm

    Love your hair! That pink lipstick looks fab 🙂 xo

  31. 27th March 2011 / 9:48 pm

    This of a gorgeous outfit! Totally checking out that skirt after work tomorrow! Hope you had a great birthday Milly! Steph xx

  32. 28th March 2011 / 10:26 am

    Hope you had a lovely birthday Milly.
    You look gorgeous, the colours are perfect for the lovely weather we've had.
    I'm 27 this year and strangely not too scared by it, lots of exciting things are happening in my life and it just get's better as I get older. 🙂 Like a fine wine!! haha!


  33. 28th March 2011 / 1:24 pm

    youuu are gooorgeous! Lovelovelove this outfit!

  34. 28th March 2011 / 3:08 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! You are so young!! I'm 30 now… few months for 31, I'm afraid!! LOL

  35. 28th March 2011 / 3:45 pm

    LOVE the outfit! So pretty 🙂 Loving your hair also 🙂 xx

  36. 28th March 2011 / 6:59 pm

    wow your hair is just amazing! xx

  37. 28th March 2011 / 8:43 pm

    You look stunning, I love these colours together and you have inspired me to dig out my linen shirt, only hope it looks as nice as this 🙂

    Maria xxx

  38. 29th March 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Very cute outfit, love the cardigan. Happy birthday, hope you had a nice few days, your plans sounded lovely 😀 xx

  39. 29th March 2011 / 5:03 pm

    Love this pretty girly look hun. The skirt, cardi and the colour of your hair compliment each other so well. Adorable!! xx

  40. 29th March 2011 / 7:12 pm

    you have an absolutely amazing fringe!! i love it!!

  41. 29th March 2011 / 7:57 pm

    i am in love with this skirt 🙂 i think next time im in H&m im gonna have to raid the racks to look for it 🙂

    Thank you for inspiring me to start my own blog 😀 u were the first blog i started to read 🙂
    here is my blog….

  42. 12th April 2011 / 5:49 pm

    This outfit is perfect! I love it!

  43. 10th May 2011 / 7:06 pm

    love the wide waistband! I'll be 30 gulp! this year, i wish i remembered being 25! happy birthday!

  44. 10th May 2011 / 7:06 pm

    love the wide waistband! I'll be 30 gulp! this year, i wish i remembered being 25! happy birthday!