Celebrating My 20th Birthday!

Since the last time I wrote a blog post I have turned a whole year older. I have officially kissed goodbye to my teenage years and have celebrated my 20th birthday! First of all, HOW did that happened? Secondly, not having ‘teen’ at the end of my age is very odd so I like to say I’m twenteen- same thing right?

Today I’m going to be sharing with you what I did to celebrate my 20th birthday! I had a really lovely day and is something I thought I would write a blog post on. I can’t believe my second to favourite day (Christmas being number 1) has come and gone so quickly once again!

I have always loved being a September baby. Being born so early in September usually meant that the back to school day nearly almost fell on my birthday but somehow I never seemed to mind. However, being in university now means I don’t have to worry about the back to school dread and a birthday combined!

Although turning 20 is no biggy, like 18 or 21, i.e. no wild or extravagant celebrations, I liked the idea of doing something special to mark my 20th. For me, a day out or experience means far more than any material gift as memories are so important and something I can remember forever.

Spending the day with my Mum, we’d decided to go for a day out to Chester for a girls day, shopping and having afternoon tea at the Grosvenor hotel. Shopping and tea, my two favourite things, what could be better?! We were so lucky with the weather, it was a beautifully sunny day which made for great outdoor balloon pictures before leaving! We travelled by train to Chester where we did some much needed retail therapy- heading straight to Zara (of course)!

Turning 20 doesn’t mean I’m going to be any less silly!


If there is ever an excuse to dress up, a birthday is ALWAYS the one. I decided I would wear my new Zara leopard print mid-length skirt which I absolutely LOVE, paired with a Zara top with beaded sleeves and white boots  (boots linked are very similar) I am absolutely loving the midi skirt and ankle boots combination at the moment and this is now a firm favourite!



Upon arrival for 2.30pm, we opted for the traditional afternoon tea including a selection of sandwiches, scones and French pastries and a big ol’pot of loose leaf English breakfast tea (which you will be happy to hear we successfully drank the pot dry, literally). The staff were so kind and attentive and even put a ‘Happy Birthday’ chocolate sign as part of our celebrations which was a lovely addition. This was such an enjoyable experience for both myself and my Mum  we didn’t want it to end!

I am so grateful for having the opportunity to be able to enjoy afternoon tea and is an experience I definitely will not take for granted.

Following afternoon tea, we decided to return to the shops we had previously visited to purchase the items of clothing we had earmarked. I purchased a shirt from Zara and some bargain boots in the Topshop sale. Once shopped and tea-ed out, we caught the train back home.

We had a very relaxing evening, in our pyjamas watching our favourite TV shows together and for me; this was perfect!

But fear not, the more typical 20 year old celebrations took place on the weekend with a night out with my friends, here we consumed a few too many gins and danced the night away which was a lot of fun! I think it’s always nice to be able to stretch out a birthday, so spending the day with my Mum and seeing my friends on the weekend is something I’m really grateful to be able to do! The celebrations will also continue when I am back at university where myself and my flatmates will celebrate together as there are a few September babies turning 20 meaning we can all celebrate jointly.

I’m so thankful for having such a wonderful day and spending time with my family and friends. I can’t believe another birthday has flown by, it seems we wait all year for this one day and now it’s just gone again until next year!

Which month are you born in? Are there any other September babies out there?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this more chilled out blog post and wishing you all a fantastic week ahead!

Until next week…


Charlotte x


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