joyFALL celebration w/ LuLu*s: Look 4 + BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jacket: c/o LuLu*s
Dress: c/o LuLu*s
Boots: c/o LuLu*s
Necklace: c/o LuLu*s
Bracelet: c/o LuLu*s

Taylor Swift didn't write a song about turning 23 so I have no cliche lyrics to write here.

Today is the 23rd celebration of my birth and it's a bit of a bittersweet one. Bitter because I'm not able to spend it with Connor and Samson but Sweet because I am spending it in Hawaii with my parents--and I haven't spent a birthday with them in about five years! We can't really do much because my mom is still recovering (nicely) from hip surgery but we're picking up sushi from my favorite restaurant and probably watching The Mighty Ducks and/or Home Alone (two of my favorites) tonight so that's enough of a celebration for me. (:

In last year's birthday post, I reflected on the Ghosts of Birthdays Past (you can view that here). This year I wanted to do the same but since I already reflected on Year 18-21, I'll just reflect on Year 22. But first, let me write a little spiel on my birthday outfit (not to be confused with birthday suit...) I'm wearing today!

On the last day of my joyFALL celebration series with LuLu*s, I'm celebrating my love of PLAID! Plaid print and flannel are very in this season, especially when worn around the waist #90skidforlife. I already wore some 90s plaid in Look 2 so I decided to change it up a bit in this final look and wear a plaid jacket! I'm obsessed with this BB Dakota Rosanna Plaid Jacket--the moment I saw it on LuLu*s I knew I had to have it! I love how it has that drapey look in the front and it's so nice and cozy! If you want be even more snug, you can button and buckle it up in the front for a more polished look. You gotta wear a fancy dress on your special day which is why I chose this Bakewell Black Dress. I paired it off with some Soda Korman Ankle Boots and jewelry, added some celebratory red balloons, and voila!
A complete LuLu*s birthday outfit. (:

I've shared with you all four of the outfits for my joyFALL celebration series with LuLu*s but the party ISN'T OVER YET!

To end the series with a bang, tomorrow I'll be giving away $100 store credit LuLu*s!

Be sure to come back and enter the giveaway for your chance to add some amazing pieces to your fall wardrobe! You're not going to want to miss out!

Look 4 -- PLAID

Now on to reflecting on last year's 22nd birthday festivities...
1) The selfie I took when the clock struck midnight and I had T-Swift on blast.
2) Connor took me to Tucanos to feast Brazilian style.
3) Brenda and Amy made me a crepe cake that looked super pretty but was hard to cut into/eat. Still an A for effort. (:
4) This guy spoiled me (more than he already does) all week and made me feel like a princess.
5) We went rock climbing because we're hardcore like that.
6) I rode a saddle at Texas Roadhouse. Yep.

I know that next year when I reflect on this year's birthday, it won't be as eventful, but as long as you spend your birthday with loved ones, it's one worth remembering, right? (:

Have a great October 9th, friends!


  1. Happy birthday pretty girl! Gorgeous photos! I love that Lulu's plaid jacket! Perfect!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. love this! your boots are so cute!


  3. Happy BirthdayXX I love the plaid jacket!

  4. Cute look. Love the plaid jacket!

  5. Hi, visiting from the link-up! Happy birthday! I absolutely love your outfit in the pictures at the top with the balloons! So cute!!

  6. Happy birthday ! What a lovely photo shoot. I hope you will share your upcoming giveaway on my giveaway page. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  7. Happy Birthday! At least you do get to spend it with family, even if it isn't your whole family.
    Love the plaid coat, it's just fabulous!!
    Chic on the Cheap


    love, love, love so much that you choose a gif from Parks & Rec. You are my kinda girl. ;)

    Connecting from KSP's latest link-up!
    Jenny @ Coffee & Honeycomb

  9. Happy Birthday girl! I would give anything to be 23 again! Such a fun and great time of your life! Enjoy. Every. Minute. I'm dying over here over your jacket! Love this whole look! Thanks for linking up with us today!

  10. Happy bday! love the contrast of colors in these pictures ;)

  11. Happy Birthday honey! Amazing looks all around, I expect nothing less :)

    C's Evolution of Style


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