When it comes to my birthday, I don’t mess around! It only comes once a year so I start celebrating the first of July (I mean, America is already celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving…. why should my birthday be any different?).
In 2014, I’ve now been living in Columbus for a year now. I moved back from Minneapolis because I missed my friends, my family…. I was professionally happy, but I was still missing something to complete my personal happiness. I can honestly say that now I am personally happy being so close to my family, living in the same city as my best friends, and being swept off my feet every time I’m with my boyfriend.
I’ve learned to realize what I love about life, what makes me happy, and that the future can change focus. I’ve accomplished professional goals and personal (débuting a pop song, starting this blog….).
This year, I had my nearest and dearest meet me out for martinis and dinner, a fantastic seafood dinner with my parents (I absolutely recommend the Lobster and Shrimp stuffed cod !! My mouth is watering now just thinking about dinner – OMG), and to end my birthday month, a romantic dinner with the boyfriend.
I’m happy, grateful, and lucky to live another year! I’m also freaking out that 3-0 is just that much closer……
I had bigger things to worry about than turning 30 right now, with all of my birthday plans comes several birthday outfits:
A lot…a LOT! I’m actually a huge fan of colored pumps because they make any outfit pop. I think I’ve got at least one in every shade.
A bright coral goes with everything, especially in the summer. And it makes my skin look tan! I’m always a fan of blue, too. Depending on your skin tone, anything from a teal to a royal blue can work wonders. But turquoise might be my personal favorite right now!
I love tangerine and apricot shades. Fuchsia is fun, too. Which reminds me: it’s also a great idea to bring some bright color into your tote bags or clutches. The brighter, the better—why not?
Jewel tones make for great transition colors, like a nice emerald green. Aubergine is also perfect for summer-to-fall.
Go for it!
Oooh, red. A little lacy black dress! Or for a more casual look, some boyfriend jeans and a white tee.
I’m really into the navy/orange combination. Oh, and navy pumps with white jeans—so cute!
I’d probably pair heels with a floral midi dress. Summer to the max.
Actually, yes! Don’t forget about your toenail color. Sometimes, especially in an office setting, you might want to play it safe with your fingernails—but with your toes, anything goes!
Necklace/Bracelet – One Wink Jewelry, DSW
DSW. Style Experts Speak: Colored Pumps. Do You Speak Shoe Lover, June 27, 2014. http://blog.dsw.com/fashion-style/style-experts-speak-colored-pumps
A group of 4 friends and I met up on Friday night in Cincinnati. A road trip with friends doesn’t happen too often now that we’re in our mid 20’s. Not to mention that three of the girls are engaged and one is expecting her first baby. We all have our own lives, so it’s nice when we make time for a night out with the girls – no boys!!
Since one of my best friends moved to Cinci, I enjoy any time that I get to spend with her. But, a night away from the boo-thing and a night out with the girls means I over think what to wear. I wanted something girly, something feminine, something “man repelling” but still had to look fashionable in front of my friends (can’t grab drinks in yoga pants – or can you?!). One glance at this maxi dress from Target and I knew it was a no brainer! I loved the way it mixed patterns so I could effortlessly put this outfit together. I felt conservative, although, there was a space in the back that showed a midriff. People thought it was two separates pieces!
Being that it was Friday, the 13th and we were in Newport, we were not disappointed in the entertainment of other bar hoppers. From the unknown girl booty popping on us to the blonde with cornrows, thanks for coming out! To the UC student who told us that we “probably wake up at 5am and eat a ‘senior breakfast'”, I hope you don’t kiss your mother with that mouth!
Our entire night reminded me of Jenna Marbles’ “How to Avoid Talking to People You Don’t Want To Talk to” skit – “Can’t you see? We’re having a girls night!”
I purchased this skirt in December from New York and Company to wear over the Holiday season. I love the matte sequins and chevron design of this skirt! I wanted to make it more versatile to wear during other seasons. Denim is the most versatile trend out there and my denim shirt has easily become the most rotated shirt in my wardrobe. I wear my denim shirt with colored denim, leggings (print and solid – last seen HERE), shorts (last seen HERE), and now, sequins skirts. I promise you this is not the only shirt I own…
I digress….. The dark colors together made this look too drab. I brightened it up with a red blazer and a floral design necklace. Another year-round trend? Boots! These short booties have a buckle on the side and cut-out detail which makes them easier to wear on warmer days.
Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! I sure am ready for a three day weekend!
Moving on…. This coral teardrop necklace (also an online purchase *ahem*) is a great pop of color with the maxi dress. Coral and mint might be my favorite color combo. Add this cropped jean jacket and black flops and I had the perfect sprint outfit! My jean jacket is at least eight years old. I worked at American Eagle in high school and still have more than half of the clothes I bought back then. I am a clothes hoarder – can’t even part with things I don’t wear. Good thing jean jackets are back!