My 21st Birthday!

February 22, 2013

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American Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress, Collezione Italia Leather Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy Boots, Topshop JewelryAmerican Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress, Collezione Italia Leather Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy Boots, Topshop JewelryAmerican Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress, Collezione Italia Leather Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy Boots, Topshop JewelryAmerican Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress, Collezione Italia Leather Jacket, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy Boots, Topshop Jewelry Wearing: American Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress in Dahlia (c/o) | Collezione Italia Leather Jacket | Jeffrey Campbell Tardy Boots in Black | Primark Tights | Topshop Jewelry

A couple of days ago, I turned 21! I had a pretty low-key but still really fun birthday thanks to three of my friends here in London, Regina, Dominique, and Jane! I started out the day with a nice breakfast (something I’m usually running too late for), a trip to Topshop (made my first purchases there, ever!), an adventure to the far east side of London, and then birthday Chipotle and my first alcoholic anything ever at this awesome pub called Be At One.

I asked American Apparel for this dress in black a little while ago and it turns out it was backordered. It came to my surprise to find this very bright fuchsia-colored dress in my package instead of the black one, but hey! Beggars can’t be choosers, right? Because of the color, I’ve had so much trouble wanting to wear it…I mean, I’m not afraid of color but this exact shade of pink is a little pet peeve of mine. But I’m glad I hesitated wearing it because it made the perfect birthday dress and the color isn’t so bad in hindsight. And, during my little solo expedition, the gloomy weather and great lighting made for the perfect photos….look how the dress pops!

Not going to lie though…I was dying in 37 degree weather. I was spoiled by the 52 degree high the day before so I underestimated the cold weather that day. But I survived!

Lastly, I wanted to show this AWESOME leather jacket my mom got me a few months ago. When I’m looking for very particular wardrobe staples and I mention it out loud, she always keeps a mental note of it and looks for (then finds) something in the exact style that I wanted. Thank ya mom! :)

So now I’m living the 21 life which is strange to me because I started my first fashion blog when I was 17 and like, really? It’s been 4 years? I mean, my style has certainly improved (thank God) but I feel like I should be doing so much more with my life! I admittedly have a bit of a dissatisfaction complex which is a bit of a good think, I think…there will never not be room for room for improvement in my eyes. Here’s to doing big things, and then doing more big things after that.



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Jenmarie February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Happy Birthday again! I love this color on you and that jacket is incredible! I also really like where you shot these photos, everything looks perfect :) I think you’ve had some great accomplishments in your life and I know you’ll continue in that direction

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Nnenna February 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

You are the cutest and this color is amazing on you! Happy 21st Birthday once more! :)

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Young, Wilde & Free February 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Love this look! Happy belated bday :)

XX

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Niani April 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I could have sworn I commented on this look. It must have been on Instagram ????. This look is so badass. I love everything!

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Jennie October 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Hi. I was wondering what size you got this dress in? I read reviews that the waist fits small. i’m usually a US 6-8 and size 28 pants. Do you think the dress is true to size or should I size up? Thank you

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Melanie October 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Hi Jennie! I’m 24-25″ in the waist and went with the small. I think because I read that it ran small I went with the S to favor the 25″ instead of the XS to favor the 24″. I’d say it’s very true to size. Hope that helps!

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