I fully endorse the tradition of buying yourself a birthday present. That way you know you'll actually get something that you want. It was my birthday last Monday and after no-spend May, it was definitely time to treat myself. After a lovely breakfast at our favourite nearby cafe, I took myself off to the wedding dress exhibition at the V&A. (Gorgeous! Make sure you get there.) Then I hit the shops. After a couple of hours of not finding ANYTHING I actually wanted to spend my pennies on, I found everything at once.
From left to right, Zara embroidered fringed waistcoat, & Other Stories leather sandals with tortoiseshell heels, H&M tin, Aesop resurrection hand cream, Aesop camellia nut facial cream, Charlotte Tilbury colour morphing eye shadow pencil for hazel eyes, & Other Stories dress (print version here).
I love the shoes so much that I'm going to go back and get them in the pale hue too. I think the annual birthday shop is a tradition that I'm going to have to keep up.
And here are some of the gorgeous gifts that the lovely folks in my life treated me to.