the ultimate birthday dress ( + bon voyage!)

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happy friday, happy birthday and a big bon voyage to me! today, boyfriend and i are off to australia for a couple of weeks and - before you get these grand ideas of us sunning ourselves on boundless golden beaches, think again! this is my first trip home in almost three years, and boyfriend's first. our 8 days in adelaide are already jam-packed full of outings, catch ups and - as warned by my mother, days spent cleaning out my old room. after adelaide we're on to melbourne for more of the same, but less of the cleaning. we're gone right up until the 13th of october, and i'm pretty sure we're going to need a holiday to recover afterwards!

okay, so, if you follow me on  twitter you will have seen that during the week, one of my favourite brands ever released their new range. in it was this dress. this dress, that was named after me. after this blog! it's not even a lie! this dress is called the i'm being erica dress, and if you love it too, and you use the code new15, you can take 15% off it and have one like me (mine's in the post, wah!)! because i'm in love with a dress, and because it's my birthday, and because i'll be stuck on a place for the next 24 hours and can only dream about a birthday party, i'm going to virtually wear my best birthday outfit for you today.

as i write this i pray that boyfriend had secured these pink mary janes for me, because now i've seen the dress with my own eyes, i absolutely neeeeeeed these to pull of my party outfit. i already have those sunnies and a similar bow from crown and glory, so i'm basically set now! so while i'm trapped inside a giant, metal bird, i will be dreaming of this outfit...

have a fabulous few weeks if you're reading this, and i'll catch up with you when i get back!

erica x

please don't forget to enter my birthday giveaway with thanks to the oriental magpie too! oh and ps, i've got some fab ladies stopping by while i'm away to post in my absence, so make sure you're friendly and leave them lots of love. they're doing me a huge favour by helping me maintain my blog schedule, and deserve a massive round of applause x