Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Yay! My Birthday!

Well, it happened - yesterday I turned the big 2-8! Geez, I'm getting old! It's so weird because it seems like time just flies by so fast now but at the same time when I stop and look back on it, it seems like being 18 ten years ago was soooo long ago! Oh and yes I know that in the grand scheme of life I'm still really young, but in terms of my 'youth' - aka carefree days of enjoying life without worrying about buying a house and having kids and career...I'm at the tail end. Don't get me wrong though - I'm so excited for the next chapter! I'm excited to really pin down a great career, start having kids, and decide on a city to settle down in and buy a house of our own - it's just kind of bittersweet though, you know?

I had a really great birthday! My step-mom took Jon and I out to lunch in downtown Royal Oak. Afterwards she let me pick out an item at Lost & Found Vintage (which I'll share tomorrow) and then we got ice cream! Jon and I went to the theatre later on and watched Terri and The Devil's Double. We both liked them, but I thought Terri was slightly better than The Devil's Double and Jon had the exact opposite opinion! Haha!

We had fun though. Before the movies we played along the rail road tracks taking these pictures. I love this dress because it looks like a birthday cake! How much more appropriate can you get on your birthday? The tiered layers add a flirty edge and the little polka dots are so cute! I paired it with my thrifted lace top from old navy which has become my instant go-to layering piece this summer! It goes with almost anything and it adds a pretty, romantic flare! I also wore my t-strap wedges again (I wore them for my mods and rockers party Friday, which is posted below this post). I think I'm going to have to say good bye to these shoes soon and it breaks my heart! I've had them since the beginning of college (2002) and they have been a great addition to my wardrobe ever since. However, the years have started to take their toll on them and the bottom of the shoes are starting to come apart, it's so sad! They have had a great almost 10 year run though. If my memory serves me right I originally bought them for a flapper costume for my school's halloween ball. Haha.

After we played on the train tracks we walked around downtown RO a bit before our movies started. We had a really great time together - a perfect birthday!

*Photos of me by Jon Knitter

The Breakdown:


Tiered Dress: BCBG Max Azria, Gift, Thrifted
Lace Top: Old Navy, Thrifted
T-Strap Wedges: Payless

Pearl Bracelet: Thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21
Purse: Thrifted

I was just thinking about how this entire outfit (accessories included) probably cost me about $25!!! How great is that?



  1. Happy birthday!
    I love your look and it's amazing that you spent only about 30 $ for it :)


  2. Glad to hear you had a great birthday! Your mod dress looked awesome in the previous post. You and Jon are adorable together!

  3. You guys are so sweet :) Cat I love your birthday outfit, you look perfect! You don't even look 28! You are the same ago as Kyle and he looks old as hell! Haha, jk but really you look young. Probably because you take care of yourself and do fun things like this :)

  4. You are adorable. Those shoes are absolutely killer! I can't believe you got this entire incredible outfit for $25. I'm seriously amazed right now.

  5. really pretty dress!! you look stunning!! (:


  6. I love this dress!! Can't believe how much you paid for such a cute outfit! Also - those pictures are stunning!


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