Monday, September 8

birthdate

club monaco dress {old / extremely similar} . rag and bone boots {similar color} . mulberry clutch {updated version} . warby parker sunglasses . dogeared necklacejouer lipstick in "grace" . chanel nail polish in "dragon"

Early Sunday morning I arrived home and tried my best to get to sleep knowing full well I would feel exhausted later in the day, waking up early for brunch and later, work. But sleep doesn't always come when you want it to and so as I lay there trying to fall asleep, a few thoughts popped into my head. 

"I am no longer twenty-six. I can no longer say that. I wonder how long I'll go around telling people I'm twenty-six before I remember that I'm not and recall my new number... like when I turned twenty-four and forgot for six months. I was twenty-three for a long time. I'm twenty-seven. I wasted my last day of being twenty-six. I did nothing cool. I should have done something cool. Damn it."

Shortly after, I fell asleep but not before convincing myself that I wasn't really, technically twenty-seven just yet officially... if we are going by official time. At the official time, I was rushing to get dressed while my mother called to ask why I wasn't at the restaurant yet. So, basically, exactly like the day I was born. I was not ready yet. I needed to decide on shoes. 

Since I was working over the weekend, JD and I went out to dinner Friday night to celebrate. This is what I wore. For me, Club Monaco is one of those stores I always know I will find something I love in. Usually, my love is in the form of a dress. I picked this one up a couple of years ago while shopping in SoHo and have worn it countless times since. I love darker/moody floral prints for their ability to transition from season to season. It has been oppressively hot in the city as of late, so for my birthday dinner, I paired it with my harrows, black Mulberry clutch, and classic red lipstick. 

Happy Monday, and thank you for reading!

33 comments :

  1. Happy Belated Birthday! You look adorable.

    www.stylegonerogue.com (new post today)

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  2. You look amazing. I love the shoes. Happy Belated Birthday and I wish you many more.

    Eye See Euphoria . http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/rogue-eyewear-jet-set-series

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  3. Aww girl. Don't worry, I forget my age all the time! Age ain't nothin but a number ;) You look amazing! Love that dress and those booties! Happy belated birthday!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. Great bday celebration look!!! And Happy Happy!!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  5. Happy belated birthday and as to the age question - I have to ask my husband how old I am all the time lol!!! Love the dress paired with the booties - so cute!!

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  6. Happy belated birthday!! I love, love the dress paired with the booties! This is a great look to ring in another great year! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  7. can't believe i missed your birthday so happy belated birthday! i totally do the same thing with my age, it takes me more than a few weeks to get used to the new number.

    i am loving that dress, like you said the black floral is so transitional, it really makes it a year-round print!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  8. I love this! All of the questions that swirl around in your head arr totally valid thoughts, btw. Happy belated birthday, girlie!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  9. Happy Birthday!! I'm 27 and still sometimes think I'm 25. Or 23. Or 21. #strugs

    Kristina does the Internets

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  10. Love those shoes and happy birthday!!!

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  11. Lovely blog! Adore the dress. x

    Louise
    http://louiseplace.com

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  12. What a lovely dress!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  13. I love this dress! It's perfect with the booties. I'm loving this
    Martina x

    Www.martinasmark.com

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  14. First of all, happy birthday!! I totally know what you mean about forgetting how old you are - I always do that haha. and this dress is beautiful - so classic! Do I even need to say anything about the mulberry clutch?! And the booties. To sum it up, everything is perfect and I will take it all!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  15. Happy Birthday! Very cute Bday dinner outfit. I seriously need those booties. And don't worry, as you get older you'll start forgetting less and less how old you are! ;-)

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  16. Lovely dress, just a perfect combination.

    Lots of love.
    www.NataliaBosch.com

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  17. Happy Birthday! Trust me, when you get to my age, you don't forget how old you are...you seriously hope time will stand still!! Enjoy your twenties! I love your floral dress and booties combo! It's the perfect transitional look. It was oppressively hot here...your'e so right! At least today we got a little break :)

    Kate
    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  18. you look incredible in that dress!! :D pretty!

    Animated Confessions

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  19. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. And I love that dress. Club Monaco always has amazing pieces.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  20. Happy belated birthday darling!! I am beyond jealous of your Mulberry collection, I still need to get my first! And I love this dress on you, so floaty and ethereal. xxS

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  21. Such a perfect outfit to celebrate, those booties are insane! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTY!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  22. The booties are so cute with the dress, perfect look! Happy Birthday :))

    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  23. That dress is so cute and sophisticated, and awesomely paired with the boots!

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  24. I love your boots!
    Harriet
    Http://greeneyesandlongblondehair.blogspot.Co.uk

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  25. Happy belated birthday! I must say that I really love your dress.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN

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  26. Happy belated birthday! Loving the dress paired with those booties!

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  27. Happy belated birthday!!! This dress is so adorable. You look great!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  28. Happy belated birthday! That dress is adorable by the way!

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