LIFESTYLE | The Birthday Post: I'm 21!

Dress: New Look
Cardigan: Primark
Bag: Gémo (French)
Shoes: La Halle aux Chaussures (French)
Necklace: New Look

As you're reading this, I'll officially be 21! October 25th is my birthday, and I'm so excited because next year I'll finally be able to sing Taylor Swift's song without cheating! (joking)
I know some people hate their birthday, because they don't like the idea of getting old; and some people love it, because they want to be older and start their adult lives properly. I'm in neither position: I'm not particularly looking forward to having responsibilities (who else wants to be a young and carefree student forever? :P), but I'm glad to be a little older. I feel like I've really seen myself growing up and positively changing these past years, and I just hope things will stay that way and that next year, I'll be even happier with myself than I am now.
No big celebrations this year, as usual. I'll be having a good time with my (big) family, I'd love to throw a party at my house to celebrate with friends but my parents would never ever allow it - and I'd totally understand because it would end up a complete mess, I know myself and my friends well enough so I can admit that! 

I don't know yet where I will be next year on this exact same day. I haven't talked about it at all on the blog, but study-wise, this year is a big waiting room for me. I've stepped out of my academic path because I had to, but I hope to be back on the right track next year. (England, I'm looking at you!)

So all I have to say is, let's just wait and see! And enjoy along the way :)

Now, I know most of my readers are around my age, but I'd love to know. How old are you? And how do you feel about your age and where you are right now? Tell me all about it :)


  1. Happy Birthday lovely Julia! I hope you have a wonderful day of happiness and cake!
    I don't really like getting older, responsibilities and such, having to grow up makes me a bit sad... I'd rather be young and have possibilities! I'm 24 now, and while I don't really want to get older, I've stopped dreading it (which I did a couple of years ago).
    Hope you'll have a beautiful birthday and much love,

    1. Thanks Mona! I had a strawberry and cream cake and it was amazing :D
      I guess will all fear responsibilities and their consequences. But once we've found a balance, it gets easier I'm sure! xx

  2. Happy birthday Julia! I personally really like birthdays as I get to enjoy them with my family and friends. The outfit you are wearing looks lovely on you ^-^

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    1. Thank you Sarah! Birthdays are always a nice time to be around family and friends, that's true. It is what makes it really worth it! xx

  3. Happy Birthday Julia, I hope you had a wonderful day!
    I love the dress you wore, the pattern is lovely and really suits you :)
    I'm 19 now and in a similar position. I seem to be following the motions of college and qualifications. I plan to finish college next year and move into a full time job- it seems so scary when I type it haha!
    I love birthdays and cant wait to be in my 20's I've also heard that 21 is the best age, you're grown up and independent but still young :D


    1. Thank you Georgia! I had a really lovely day :) I understand what you're feeling. We all seem to be taking the path that seems the safest, the most obvious too. It's hard to actually 'follow your heart' as they advise you to do on Tumblr and Pinterest haha :P
      Yes luckily 21 is still a young age, I think 18-23/24 must the best age period! xx

  4. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday, love your outfit! My sister is turning 21 as well this week haha

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

    1. Thanks so much Yousra! And happy birthday to your sister too :D xx

  5. Happy belated birthday Julia :) I like celebrating my birthday(I always have a small one with my family, I don't like big celebrations) but I hate the growing responsibilities so I know what you mean however it gets easier in time :)


    1. Thanks! It seems responsibilities are the worst thing to go through when in early adult years... But as you say, I'm sure it gets better! xx

  6. Happy belated 21st birthday Julia!! I hope you had an incredible day! You looked absolutely gorgeous! Xx


    1. Thank you so much Emma! I had a great day, for sure :D xx