Jul 10, 2013

Outfit of the Week - 27

 chambray: old navy (similar) // skirt: loft (on sale!) // shoes: target (similar) // necklace: target 
// watch: fossil

Tomorrow I'll be 27. Growing up in a large family, my birthday has always been a really big deal, and I always looked forward to it for months. Adulthood birthdays have been relatively similar (one of my husband's favorite thing to make fun of me for), but this year has been different. It's just kind of... happening. Don't get me wrong, I'm so thankful for another wonderful year of life, but we have a lot going on right now, so I've pushed my birthday to the back-burner. We'll get some celebrating in later this weekend, but tomorrow I'll kind of be ignoring it.

And, because I do what I want on my birthday, here are 5 Random Birthday Facts About Me:

1. Nearly every childhood birthday party I had was a pool party (woot for having a summer birthday). I would have about 10 friends over to swim at my grandma's house, we'd eat watermelon and cake, and sometimes there was even a pinata involved.

2. My 26th is documented in this birthday outfit post  - my hair was short and I had just sliced up my finger (true story: I still don't have feeling in the upper half of that finger).

3. Recently looking back at pictures of my 3rd birthday, I realized my mom hired a hula girl to come dance at my party. As in, a sexy, bikini clad model came to my house and did a hula dance while Hawaiian music played from a boombox. Um... what? So bizzare.

4. On my 22nd birthday, my boyfriend (now my husband) and I had been dating for 2 years and were completely in love. He got me... a scrabble board that was wrapped in a blanket. Don't get me wrong, I love scrabble, but I was secretly a bit dissapointed. Little did I know that he was planning on giving me some significant bling one week later, so my birthday present fell by the wayside.

5. My birthday is July 11th, my mom's is July 12th and my parent's anniversary is the 13th. Let's just say that was a crazy weekend in my house growing up.

pink striped skirt and chambray


  1. Happy Birthday!! You look amazing!! Might need to hit up that Loft sale! (:


  2. Happy birthday tomorrow! Love the skirt! I used to have pool parties at my grandma's house too. Yay for summer birthdays!

  3. Happy Birthday! I love this skirt and the only reason I didn't buy it was because as I teacher I wouldn't get any wear out of it is summer. So cute though!

  4. LOVE that skirt and happy birthday!!!

  5. Happy Birthday! I almost bought that skirt, too, but got distracted by other skirts at Loft. Too many cute options!

  6. Happy Birthday!!! (I'm a July birthday girl too!) I loved reading about your past birthdays! :) And I agree - that skirt is adorable on you! :) Have a great week!

  7. Happy Birthday! I'm also a July birthday girl! My girls both have November birthdays so it's been weird to have to plan something besides a pool party every year.

    Love your skirt!

  8. Adorable skirt, it looks great with the chambray. Happy early birthday!

  9. Hey, I have that necklace! :) When I was in Loft earlier this week, I saw that skirt and loved it... I was dying over all the adorable patterns they had! You look so cute :)

  10. Oh my gosh, I should have wished you a Happy Birthday last night!! The hulu girl story cracks me up, its so funny how you look back on things like that and wonder what the heck was going on. I'm turning 27 next Friday and I'm actually kind of excited - Adam swears he has actually planned something year. I'll believe it when I see it ;) He's not really a gift kind of guy, which I'm ok with, but it would be exciting to get something fun. Hope you have an awesome birthday and I hope that Eric and Winston shower you with extra love tomorrow!

  11. Happy Birthday. You look so cute! If you get a chance, please link up to What We Wore Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-we-wore-5.html

  12. YAAAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Haha that hula girl story made me laugh. Maybe it was a ...theme party? Lets hope. And I'd LOVE to be invited to your pool parties- that must have been a hot invite back in those elementary school days ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  13. so pretty!


  14. thanks for the lovely comment so i could find your blog!
    totally following! Happy early birthday
    xo Jessica

  15. Happy birthday! Love everything about this outfit. You look adorable, and I'm seriously crushing on your skirt!

    Fizz and Frosting

  16. Love it!!! My birthday is the 21st and my mom's is the 31st.

    Patterned Love

  17. Cute outfit! Happy Birthday. LOL at the hula dancer at your 3rd birthday party!!

  18. Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great one! And happy birthday and anniversary to your mom and parents, too! What a fun few days :)

  19. That skirt is so darling! Great look, lady.

    Thank you for choosing to link up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  20. Love this outfit...I am having some serious love for chambray right now. Happy Birthday!

  21. Yay for 27! Happy belated birthday. We are the same age for a few months :) I love love love that skirt and the necklace looks perfect with it. Hope you have a great weekend celebrating all those wonderful things!

  22. Happy Birthday!! Even if you are ignoring it, you sure are making a statement with your outfit! You look fantastic! I'm with you on birthdays though. I like to celebrate all week ;) Either way, enjoy yourself!!

  23. You look SO cute! Love love love that skirt :) And hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    The Other Side of Gray

  24. Happy (belated!) Birthday! Loved the 5 facts about you - it's fun to get to know bloggers a bit better!

    Loving the striped skirt by the way - it's the perfect combo of comfortable yet stylish! Gorgeous!

    Bold Subtlety

  25. haha your parents and us have the same wedding anniversary ;)


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