It's a Birthday Kind of Day

Monday, 6 February 2012



My blog is two years old today!

Happy birthday blog. I remember those early days when I disgraced you by posting outfit photos that were tiny and too dark to even see the clothes. It all got better when I discovered the brick wall, didn't it? I hereby promise that at some point soon I will spruce you up and make you look pretty. You should at least have a proper header, shouldn't you? You deserve it: I'm rather fond of you.

And I'm rather fond of *you*. Yes, you. Each and every one of you lot who like my little corner of the interweb and come along to comment and say such wonderful things. You really do cheer me up, nudge me into trying things, make me giggle, increase my knowledge and generally bring a smile to my face. You never tell me I have too many shoes or books and for that reason alone, I love you all. If you lived closer I'd invite you all round for tea and cake. I feel bad that I have been truly dreadful at commenting back recently *hangdog expression*

I also feel a little bad that I decided to start the blog in February. It makes it inconvenient when it comes to giveaways because I am poor as a churchmouse this month. I always forget that it's expensive to go to weddings, even if you already have the outfit. I have no money left already and it's only 6th. Oh dear. Anyway, I can't afford anything very much but I have raided the present cupboard and found a few goodies.



- A rather beautiful silk scarf
- Lovely Things To Make for Girls of Slender Means by Eithne Farry
- A pretty clutch containing a Poppy King lip gloss (Flirty Red) and lipstick (Fabulous Red)
- And a pink starry necklace

Sorry international readers but it's going to have to be for UK followers only because the book will make it extortionately expensive to post otherwise. I'll try and pick lighter things next time!

But let's keep it simple otherwise:

To enter, be a follower and comment below. Please leave me some way of contacting you.

I'll pick a winner at 8pm on Monday 13th February. Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. Happy Blog-birthday! Two years is an achievement, and such pretties! Keeping everything crossed for such a lovely giveaway. I'm on Twittah as @beartoothpaste.

    Jen x

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  2. Happy blog birthday dear Alex x

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  3. Ooh fun giveaway, happy bloggy birthday! For the record if I told anyone they had too many clothes/books it would be a pot-kettle-black situation mwahaha! :)

    foofandfaff@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. Happy Birthday ro the blog :) Love this giveaway, please enter me!

    shugalista@gmail.com

    Thanks x

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  5. Happy birthday blog!! I really wish I had the oomph to keep a blog....but I'm just too busy reading everyone else's!

    madders83@yahoo.com

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  6. Two years, that's wonderful - well done you!
    I love seeing how blogs evolve, they tell a story of increasing confidence, I think.
    Consider me entered please - email via blog, but you'll have it somewhere already. xxxx

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  7. It feels so much longer than 2 years - feels like we've known each other much longer than that sometimes! Congrats :)

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  8. 2 whole years - eek! It feels like the blink of an eye and then again, so much longer than 2 years.

    I don't have any patience, or time it would seem to carry on a blog. I failed miserably, but I do make a great reader! Happy 2nd Birthday :-)

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  9. Congratulations :) I love reading your blog :)
    Enter me please x
    vickymcnulty6@hotmail.com

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  10. Hi wonderful blog just started mine please follow x and I only hope that in 2 years time my blog will as successful as yours congratulations Hun xxxx

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  11. YAY! The great thing about bloggers (unlike boyfriends and family) is that they never tell you you have too many clothes!!! I do love your blog, particularly the blunt comments!
    Please may I enter, I am a follower (and hopefully a commenter!)
    You can contact me at my blog if I am lucky enough!!!?

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  12. Happy birthday blog!!
    Fab giveaway, please enter me cheapkicksblog@gmail.com
    Thank you xxx

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  13. happy blog birthday! Long may it continue :)
    Please enter me
    countrygirldoesnorfolk@gmail.com

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  14. That book looks very pretty, count me in! Congratulations on acheiving so much with your blog in such a relatively short time period

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  15. Happy blog-day! :D And there's no such thing as too many clothes or books, of course! xx

    millyyoungman@gmail.com

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  16. Congratulations! Your giveaway looks really well put together. Please count me in. Jen nlbitch@aol.com

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  17. Happy Birthday blog, Alex is doing a great job with you!

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  18. Happy second birthday blog! Please enter me :)
    Cmj3@live.co.uk

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  19. Happy 2nd birthday Odd socks and pretty frocks! Thanks for keeping us entertained Alex.

    X x

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  20. Ahhh Happy Blogday! :)
    Love reading your blog, and drooling over your shoes.
    xx

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  21. Happy blogday, here's to many more! x

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  22. Happy 2nd Blogaversary to you! I only discovered you a couple of months ago and I enjoy reading all your posts. I don't have any odd socks but I have tons of pretty frocks. xx

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  23. Happy Blogiverasary- and thank *you* for brightening up our day and making me giggle- absolutely loved when your cat took over!!!
    Sarah sarahblatter@hotmail.co.uk

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  24. Happy Blogday Alex, and many more - you're one of my fave writers :) xx

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  25. Happy blogday! :)

    I have tagged you, BTW, in an 'about me' quiz on my blog...

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  26. Here's to many more!! Or some other cheesy saying.

    x

    danni_king@msn.com

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  27. Hey Alex,

    You know you've got a great blog and as you say the amount of people that read it are only doing so because your content and you delivery is great... in fact an inspiration! Your's and a small handful prompted me to start my blog and blog regularly. And I'm so glad that you did because I love it!

    Raising a cup of tea right now to you and 'Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks' and hopefully many more posts! mwah :*

    I'm following you on twitter as NicolaJWhite - the one with the big Giraffe head! :)

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  28. Hi Alex,
    I'm not sure if I am following correctly-don't really follow blogs using the follower thingamajig, just click on and read them everyday!!I have been reading yours for a while now - you even sent me a dress !!! :0) and when I found your blog I had to go all the way back to the beginning and read every post (not sure if thats sad or not!) but liked looking at your outfits - especially the bargain finds!
    Anyway Happy 2nd Birthday!! :0) x

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  29. Oh sorry my email is ribenaberri7@hotmail.com

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  30. Happy Happpy Blog Birthday Alex. Is it really 2 years? this time 2 years ago I was still living out of a suitcase in Spain. Having slipped over more than once on the (still) icy pavements, I'd be kind of tempted to go back right now!

    Please count me in on the goodies front, how lovely and generous you are.

    C

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  31. Happy blogiversary - congratulations! I just had my first, and had similar thoughts about why I started it at the beginning of the year - I need to sort out my giveaway too and am completely skint. But your prize is lovely, I'd like to enter please. Email is charityshopqueen@gmail.com

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  32. Happy blog birthday! :D
    Can I enter please? jessicaeleri at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

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  33. That clutch & scarf are beautiful, happy blog birthday!

    sandiemills89@gmail.com

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  34. Happy Blog Birthday! :)

    cupidsbow at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  35. Hi Alex,
    Happy blogiversary! Your posts always make me smile. Here's to many more.

    PS that books sounds ace!

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  36. Hi! I love the skirt, the whole look. I keep buggering up vintage when I alter it. Just found you through Curtise x

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  37. Happy bloggiversary Alex!
    Surprised to read it is only 2 years old, you have a style that belies your years!
    Z xx

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  39. Happy belated blog birthday :D Mine is 4 this week!!!!!

    Sal xXx

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