(Dress: ALC, Sweater: Trouvé, Bag: Samudra, Shoes: Franco Sarto, Jewelry: Hinu and Dezso)
It was my birthday and I’m not afraid to admit it!! So.. I’ve always been a little standoff-ish about my birthdays in the past. It’s a weird time of year for me. I never like to draw attention to myself or do anything on the day of my birth. But this year I decided to have a little get together since it is a pretty pivotal year. I turned 25!
I used to be deathly afraid of getting old. I wanted to and still want to stay young forever. But within the last year I’ve started to realize how good it feels to grow older and wiser. I feel so much more comfortable with myself, the people around me, and the world then I did.. say.. 5 years ago. As you grow older you get such a better sense of your place in the world and your worth as a human being. Your contribution to the people and world around makes a lot more sense as you grow in years.
On a fashion note, I am in love with the ALC dress I snagged at a Barney’s Warehouse sale in New York. Not so thrilled about the actual snag I got in it by the end of the night. I’m led to believe I wasn’t meant to have pretty/nice things without it being damaged the first time I wear it (I had another shirt completely damaged on a wild night out. Bar hand stamp ink stains, agh!!) I guess it just keeps me fashion humbled. Hah. Also, the newest addition to my Samudra pouch quiver. One of the benefits of working for a rad company: you get to keep the samples and rock it before they are available!
So, my birthday in a nut shell. Thank you to all my friends who celebrated with me and those who were there in spirit! I appreciate you folks so so much!! Life is worth each year knowing I get to share it with you!
The big two-and-a-half-decades. Yikes!