All Dressed Up For My Birthday
I think I am officially at the age where it’s becoming acceptable to forget how old I am. Not that I’m implying I’m super old…I just kind of feel after the age of 21 (for us folks in the United States at least), age is just a number and doesn’t really matter all that much anymore. I honestly had to think about it for a moment when everyone asked how old I was turning this year, haha.
My birthday was actually yesterday (the 15th), and as has become the norm for my birthday, I was quickly packing a suitcase to catch a flight to come home for the holidays! I’m not complaining…ok, yes I am. My birthday falls at a rather difficult time of the year. Haha. When I was in college my birthday was always right in the middle of finals…and now, my birthday always coincides with flying home for the holidays. But flying home is a good thing! I’m really excited to see my family and my new baby nephew! I’ll actually be on that flight when this post publishes.
But with my birthday falling at a hectic time of the year, that just means I get to make up days to celebrate my birthday. Haha. So, my husband took me to my very first ballet performance at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday! It was such a cool experience! We had appetizers and drinks with the Sydney Harbour as the backdrop. We then watched Coppélia, and it was amazing! My hubby is the best.
Anyways, let’s talk about the outfit I wore for my “birthday!” I got all dressed up in this outfit for my pretend birthday on Saturday. And don’t worry, I didn’t wear this giant hat into the ballet. Haha. Could you imagine? I would obstruct at least 20 peoples’ views! This skirt was a big hit, though. I actually had women stopping me just to tell me how gorgeous I looked in it. (Thank you, kind strangers!) And I know I have a similar skirt to this one, but let me tell you, this one is one heck of an upgrade. The material is so soft and silky and moves so nicely when I walk. (Whereas my other floral one is quite stiff.) But the price is still just as nice, this skirt is only $26!
Does anyone else make up dates for their birthday to make it more conveinant? Haha. Or do you always celebrate on your actual birthday? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Skirt: c/o* Shein
Heels: Old (Similar here.)
Hat: ModCloth (Sold Out. Also available on Unique Vintage.)
Sunglasses: Quay (Sold out. Similar here.)
*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.
Happy Birthday Lindsey! You look so Gorgeous in this multi-colored skirt and wide brim hat. Hope you had a great time. You are not getting older, you are getting Wiser. Remember that:)
Thank you so much, Joanna! Haha! I like that! 😉
Sooooo glad you decided to wear that outfit early in Australia! You would have froze your fanny off here in Wisconsin! Lol. And yes, having a December 21st birthday you have to celebrate it whenever you get the chance. June wound be nice! Lol
BEAUTIFUL outfit Sweety!
Lol thank you, Aunt Wendy! Gotta love those December birthdays! 😉 Love you too!
Happy Belated Birthday! I actually have a small gift for you that I got a loooong time ago and never gave you, lol. I still have to mail it out but hope to do it soon 🙂 Things have been so busy!
This skirt is lovely and you look great! I’m not surprised that you got a lot of compliments…and now I’m considering buying the same one!
Thank you so much, Jen! And oh my goodness, you didn’t have to get me a gift! You are far too kind! And thank you so much, Jen! You are just the best! 🙂
That’s the “thing” about cultures and birthdays. I studied from the age of 8 to 16 in an American school and so, NOT asking about age was the rule for us at school. Then I moved to a country where EVERYBODY asks you about age, and when I said I felt uncomfortable with that because of the way I learned about these questions, people got angry. So different, cultures can be, but enriching! So now, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I didn’t know about it! And so great to go to ballet then, and wow, this skirt is really a show stopper! I loved it, I am a sucker for maxi skirts! Hope you are enjoying time with your family in the US! Hugs!
Oh yes, cultures are always exciting to learn as you go, haha. I guess, in the region of American I’m from, we generally ask each other our age. Women will sometimes get offended, though. And thank you so much, Denise! 🙂
Happy belated birthday!! You look so stunning!!!
Aw, thank you so much, Terry! 🙂
Happy Birthday!! Dec 15 is my birthday too, so I totally know what you mean about living through finals when you should be celebrating!!
But now that I’m old…we spend the day eating and shopping—now that’s my kind of birthday. And I wore a hat to the mall yesterday and got tons of compliments!!
You look fabulous!
That’s so funny! We have the same birthday! Happy belated birthday to you, Jodie! Haha, glad I’m not the only one who had to deal with that during finals, haha. And so glad you had a lovely birthday too! 🙂 Thank you!
What a beautiful skirt!
Thank you, Liv! 🙂
Happy birthday again! I hope you are (had) a safe flight home! I love this skirt–it reminds me of a ChicWish skirt I own. Um, I WISH you did wear this to the ballet!!! IDK if you’ve ever seen Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 but in one episode Krysten Ritter’s character basically does that in the first row at fashion week and it’s hilarious. Hope this is the best birthday yet! XO
Thank you so much, Lauren! The flight was a pain – but we made it safely. 🙂 And oh yes, I know exactly what ChicWish skirt you’re talking about! I think that might have been my motivation to order this one. Hahaha! I know exactly what you’re talking about with Krysten Ritter too! I don’t know if I’ve just seen clips of it or if I actually watched that episode, but I know what you’re referring to! Haha. Totally should’ve worn it! 😉
That IS a gorgeous skirt! I don’t really look good in long skirts, but you can really carry it off! 🙂
Thank you, Laurie! I’m sure you would look great in long skirts too! 🙂
Wow! What an amazing outfit. The skirt is beautiful. Happy Birthday!
Aw, thank you so much! 🙂