happy to you

I realize this next statement is a bit of an odd one, but I’m not a very good birthday girl. I never really have been. I always end up putting so much pressure on myself to have an amazing time that I let myself down. I really must take notes from two of the best birthday people I know, Katie and Christie. Anyways, this year I feel especially non-birthday-like as it is the first time in my life that I’m having some anxiety about getting older. This was always such a ridiculous notion to me, as there is NOTHING you can do about getting older; it is one of the only certainties in life. But it’s so easy to compare yourself to others and to wish you were a little further along (career, relationship, life-wise) and now I’ve hit the age where I had thought I’d be perhaps in a different place than I am now.

Regardless of my own insecurities, I had a lovely weekend away with my sister and will have some fabulous dinners with friends to celebrate my birthday (which is, in fact, today). And one of the best ways to celebrate is perhaps with a new birthday dress?! Always.

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dress: c/o SheInside | shoes: Zara



  1. I'm A Little
    09.24.2013 / 6:06 am

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wishing my absolute favourite West Coaster the best birthday from Toronto xx!!!

  2. 09.24.2013 / 10:02 am

    Happy birthday! Gorgeous birthday dress and I’m loving the pumps as well!

    Bold Subtlety

  3. Lauren
    09.24.2013 / 11:07 am

    Happy Birthday! 20 somethign 20 everything is a fab book to read if you are feelign any pressues of getting older, its an easy ready but an insightful one. Cheers đŸ™‚

  4. Panpan
    09.24.2013 / 11:02 pm

    You look beautiful as always! I’M personally proud of everything you’ve accomplished đŸ™‚ Can’t wait to celebrate. Love you

  5. Joanne
    09.25.2013 / 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday! Lovely Dress! Sending a package your way this week!

  6. Rachel Bell
    11.12.2013 / 9:56 am

    Love this outfit! The strappy sandals are amazing. I just bought a pair similar and have been wearing them right through fall.

    xo Rachel


  7. 12.12.2013 / 11:03 pm

    Gorgeous dress. Happy Bday! Just found your blog and love your outfits and style!!

    Choo Choo

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