diary XI // florals, museums, 16 going on 17

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I'm a 17 year old! I'm so old! Thank you all for the birthday wishes, it's so lovely being surrounded by such good friends! I had a lovely day and although I feel no different physically, it is a little scary to think that I'm half way to being 34! ;)

This is the first time in about two years that you guys have actually seen me wear glasses in an outfit post! I don't wear them often (although I am supposed to... and I often struggle at the back of the class if I "forgot" them...), mainly because they annoy me too much and I feel a little self conscious wearing them. I just don't feel like they suit me! I got an email the other day though asking if I did wear them and if I could post some pictures and here's my response! Me in glasses!

The most incredible exhibition I have ever seen!  Cai Guo-Qiang's beautiful and life-like Falling Back to Earth display left me in awe. I couldn't believe the detail in each animal. It was seriously stunning. If you're in Brisbane, you should definitely stop by the GOMA and pay the $8 entry fee to see the exhibition. 

I never leave the gallery without a few special souvenirs! I picked up a beautiful sticker book by Kelly Smith and some post cards!

Amongst a few other beautiful gifts for my 17th birthday, I was given a beautiful array of books and journals to devour as well as a fluffy and dreamy bedspread to feel like a cloud. I think I am going to sleep well. I'm hoping to get a few more decorative cushions soon, too. I'm thinking gold sequins and some lace. 

My sister bought me a beautiful bouquet of orange roses for my birthday and I love them! It was my second bouquet this week so I felt quite special. And Ruby gave me a real Polaroid! Eep! I'm definitely going to make the most of the eight prints ♥
I hope you're all having a good week so far! xo


Ana said...

happy belated birthday maria! you look so beautiful in all these pics! and I think the glasses reallyy suit you, you should feature them more in your posts (: xx

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, seems like you had a lovely birthday! I wish I could see the exhibition, but a 24h plane ride is a little much for that! So nice you got a Polaroid!

Sandrine x

Isabelle said...

Happy birthday Maria! I hope you had an amazing birthday because you deserve it darling. ♥ Hope year 12 is treating you well!

xo Izzy

Unknown said...

Maria, glasses suit you so well! Too cute!


Rachel, Cold Knees said...

those glasses really suit you! Happy Birthday! But please don't say you're old, I'm turning 28 this year so I'm nearly 11 years older than you! That is scary ;) xx

Britney @ Scout and Company said...

Happpy biiiiirthday Maria!! Hope you had a rad one :) And I soooo want to see that exhibition. It looks amazing.