In a week I turn 22. A terrifying prospect, as it takes me one step closer to things like responsibility and graduation and permanent employment. Scary stuff. For the last two years, I passed the b-day milestone in Seoul. It was awesome, but definitely taught me that as good as pari-baguette cakes and macaron macarons are... nothing quite measures up to the family board game situation. Oh and anything my dad bakes that falls into the birthday category. Being abroad definitely teaches you to cherish the time you have with family. 

Anyway, before I get too sappy for this Sunday, I thought I share my birthday wishlist with you. 

I'm really not in need of anything right now (other than a fixed source of income...), and I tend not to ask my parents or siblings for gifts as I'm not great with people spending money on me even for birthdays - but there are a couple of things I've seen recently that I think would make great gifts. 

I fell in love with this jacket when I was creating festival outfits last month, as the oversized cut can add a casual vibe to any outfit, and the distressed denim is really in right now. Plus I have patches that I've picked up on my travels and would love to have them stitched onto something. Because I'm cool.

One of my absolute favourite stores is mixxmix. It's a Korean brand that carries a lot of really cute designs at more affordable prices than stores like american apparel. I really love their tennis skirt dupe, as well as a bunch of their accessories.  :D

Fairyland is a new brand to me, but has a really cute range of clothes, including this striped tee. Love the baseball style, my wardrobe needs it. 

Please, just. This skort is everything to me. 

After getting my dSLR last Christmas (canon 700d), I've been compiling a list of lenses that I'd really, really love, and the 50mm (the 'nifty fifty') has sat at the top since day 1. I'm sure anyone will tell you how brilliant this lens is. Would like it in my arsenal.

I really don't mind at alllll what cake is baked for my birthday (or if I get a cake, really) but I saw this surprise strawberry cake while browsing pinterest and thought it was one of the cutest ideas. The little strawberry shape and the fresh strawberries hidden inside and awwwwwhhhh. 

Ahhhhhhh I feel like this is a really self-indulgent post... I'm honestly just really happy this year that I get to spend it with my family and home comforts. And without the pressure of having to drink birthday shots because someone older than me poured them... 

Are any of you August birthdays? And am I the only one that isn't great with gifts - like, I can pick them out for people, but when it comes to people splashing their hard earned cash on me and I'm all... awwh nooo why'd you go do thaaaaaaaaaat?