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Looking for a winter birthday outfit idea? Then this post is for you! As a December baby in my 30s, I now have some experience dressing for winter birthdays in a variety of climates.
December 15th is my actual birthday. I celebrated a little earlier, though, and went to a nice dinner and then to see a performance of “Phantom of the Opera” at our local performing arts center this past Saturday. It was a nice way to ring in my 31st birthday!
Winter Birthday Dress
This is the dress I wore for the occasion. It isn’t the first time it’s made an appearance on the blog, but it’s worth repeating this one! (And it’s 30% off today + available in all sizes, which are XXS-4X! Click here to shop it.)
I love this dress for special occasions at this time of year. I think it looks lovely, and it’s true to size. Plus, it’s super comfortable to wear. The waist is stretchy and forgiving, and the velvet is so soft.
I love the keyhole at the neckline and also on the back. The deep burgundy color and black are fantastic for not only a winter birthday outfit but also Christmas parties and ringing in the New Year.
*It also breathes well and would work for a slightly warmer climate if you went sans boots and tights.
The bell sleeves also add a fun little bit of pizazz to this outfit! The only negative I have to say about this dress is that it doesn’t have pockets. Which is something nearly all of my dresses have these days!
I also think this dress looks a little funny if a belt isn’t paired with it. It’s just a little too baggy through the midsection. (The one pictured in this post is an old one that I bought off Amazon years ago. This dress doesn’t come with a belt.)
Want to see another fun birthday winter outfit idea? Check out my friend (and birthday twin!) Jodie’s winter birthday outfit!
I also wasn’t sure what kind of footwear I was going to go with for my birthday celebrations. The weather in Wisconsin has been pretty extreme for this time of year (even by our standards), and we’ve already gotten quite a bit of snow!
So, I initially was going to wear these over-the-knee suede boots with this dress. As I figured it would be pretty cold and snowy. But, fortunately, it turned out to not be too terrible that night and I swapped them out for my favorite Ted Baker pumps!
For my actual birthday (Sunday), I spent most of it napping with Miss Kitty and then my brother and sister in law stopped by with lunch and my little nephew. My nephew is 3 now and knows how to sing happy birthday, so I got a little performance from him. (It was too cute!) I then had a family dinner with my mom and stepdad – which was really nice!
This was the first year in quite some time that I was able to be home by my family for my birthday. It was really nice for a change!
What kind of outfits do you like to wear for your birthday? Let me know in the comments!
- Click here to see my 30th birthday outfit post from last year.
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