Friday, February 20, 2009

Birthday Spots and Stripes

I didn't get to go out on my birthday last weekend because I was feeling quite under the weather (great timing huh? Sheesh!), so I went out this Saturday instead with my mother and sister for dinner and a round of mini-golf. Here's the outfit I wore:


Vintage Leopard Print Dolman Sleeve Blouse - Etsy, Brown Cinch Belt - Thrifted, Black Cami - Unknown, Pinstriped Full Skirt - Express, T-Bar Sandals - Old Navy


Oh yeah, I got a fringe cut a few weeks ago and it was a spur of the moment decision actually. I was flipping through an old magazine that my hairdresser had in the room and I saw a model with a fringed hairdo which I thought looked cool so I decided I'd get one as well. Unfortunately, it looks a little weird in the pic below because the wind was blowing it out all night.




When it comes to birthday gifts, people tend not to know what to get me unless I let them know specifically, so most just usually end up giving me money - which, of course, is A-OK with me!

After a very long, seemingly hopeless search for affordable shoes in my size (11/12) that I actually like, I finally found these two pairs which I purchased with the money I received. Can't wait till they arrive!



Fitzwell Fanny
Price: US$69.00


I am also eagerly anticipating the arrival of some recently purchased items from Love Colour- Love Tights (Thanks Marian!), Etsy and Ebay - here are a few of my favourite purchases below.



Pleated Bolero from konane



Vintage Griffin Belt Buckle from 5andDime



Black Long Drapey Open-front Thingie from cotton fields




Floral and Striped Tights from Love Colour, Love Tights.



Vintage Diamond-Shaped Sunglasses from Forever Vintage Sunglasses


Woohoo! I love birthdays, especially milestones like the 21st. Hopefully people will still care about me this much when I'm 30.

Speaking of caring, I can always count on my lovely friends in the blogosphere to make me feel appreciated. I recently received the Cute's Blogger and the Your Blog is Fabulous awards from Hiking in Stilettos and Searching the Inner Me, respectively. Thanks so much ladies!







Cute's Blogger and Your Blog is Fabulous Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2.Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3Be sure to link your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

For these awards, I nominate:

Style Spot, The House of Style, Walking in Midgie's Boots, The Ongoing Project, Vain and Vapid, We Wear Things, With Love..., Wendiva, Africana in Atlanta, All in your Innerspace, Along the Shore, Aphex Nation, Asian Cajuns, Budget Chic, I Am Style-ish, Femme Rationale, Dapper Kid

You can pick one or have 'em both!

P.S Don't feel obligated to pass on these awards, especially if you've already received them.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, take care!

55 comments:

saray said...

Congrats on the awards! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a very belated Happy Birthday to you my dear, you look totally gorgeous in this outfit! I love the vintage leopardprint top and also your new hairstyle, you really do look lovely! Have a lovely Sunday my dear and take care!!

Make Do Style said...

Happy Birthday - where did you go? Not the chinese at golden view! Great look and lots of goodies coming your way!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Happy Birthday.... you look amazing :)

P.S. thank you so much for the awards.

AsianCajuns said...

Happy belated Birthday! Your outfit is awesome. I'm loving that leopard print top. I can't wait to see all the fabulous outfits you come up with those shoes!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday! you looked HOT! love the outfit.

Thanks for passing the award along to me, you are too kind.

Zuri said...

Happy Birthday ! I love your b-day outfit, especially the leopard print blouse.

cherish_jd said...

i love the bolero and the belt buckle. and i also love the long drapey thingy which I think is a unique form of cardigan/shrug. ;)

P.S. Belated Happy Birthday to you!

Sunniva said...

A belated happy birthday to you, sweetie! Your birthday outfit is gorgeous and you look so beautiful in the photos. And thank you so much for the awards, dear xoxoxo

The Seeker said...

Hi sweetie!!!
Looking so beautiful, with your fringe and your leopard print blouse!!!! Love it.

And nice stuff.

Enjoy your time, lovely

xoxo

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hello, Sweetie. Happy Belated Birthday to you. You look fabulous in your outfit and I love the hair. It really suits you well. Love your shoes and other purchases too.

Your blog is fantastic and I'm happy for your ability to give consistently good fashion advice.

Love ya, Kudos!

DaisyChain said...

Gorgeous outfit! I'm always ill on my birthday, it's kind of a tradition now!
Congrats on the awards x

budget chic said...

Thanks for the love I appreciate it!

budget chic said...

Thanks for the love I appreciate it!

*Lady D* said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! And you look very chic. I can't wait to turn 21 as well...just about a month to go.
And thanks for the award :-)

emma said...

great jacket!

mary said...

cool blog :-D

La Couturier said...

Congrats on your awards & Happy belated birthday! =] I adore that leopard top!

And thank you so much for that super sweet comment you left me; it truly has made my day!

xoxo,
La C.

Trace said...

Hey girl - wow lovin' your blog! Happy belated birthday! I absolutely love both pairs of those shoes. Also love your hair - I'm like 90% sure I'm going to get bangs when I go for my cut next month. Haven't had bangs for a very long time, so I'm a little nervous - but seeing your pics is helping convince me! =)

♥ fashion chalet said...

Congrats on the award. I love those Nine West slingbacks!! I'm so proud of Heath's accomplishments, so sad the end result though.... he is greatly missed. But his role as the Joker ... amazing! xx

=]

Savvy Mode SG said...

happy late b-day...

Nina (femme rationale) said...

you look SUPER cute w/your new bangs! and thank u so much for the award(s)! i'll post one on my blog soon. ;)

PrincessImp. said...

Happy belated birthday...and those 2 pairs of shoes that you picked look great!

Vain and Vapid said...

Happy Birthday, you look fabulous. I love those Chloe-esque boots you ordered.

Thanks so much for the award!!

merle said...

Thanks for the comment and
the great tip! Your outfit
is nice and the vintage classes
are absolutaly cute

Merily said...

You look gorgeous!

Winnie said...

You look great in the leopard! The drapey cardigan is awesme too!

Becca Jane said...

Thanks so much for the awards! So appreciated, and deserved on your end as well!

p.s. am loving the floral and striped tights, as well as that bolero.

fashion herald said...

what a gorgeous birthday outfit, you look wonderful!

fashion herald said...

oops and forgot, love the fringe!

dapper kid said...

Belated Happy Birthday dear! Love the leopard print blouse :) And both of those shoes look oh so fantastic. I adore the belt buckle and that open front (cardigan?) thingie!! Oh and thank you SO much for the award :)

hanna said...

you wear prints so well!!! :D congrats

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

A leopard print blouse and new shoes...sounds like a fantastic b'day to me...warmest b'day wishes xxx

Aless & RocĂ­o said...

Nice outfit!!
xx

Ziling said...

Happy belated birthday my dear! Your buys are reallly great! Cant wait to see you in those shoes!

Eeli said...

Danz!

Are you kidding me? Of course i'd check you out hun lol. You are so beautiful. It is rare to see you face front and i do not see why you wuoldn't put more pictures up of you hun. You are a pretty wee thing and you rock the blunt fringe so well! teehee ^_^

tankies for the awards. i luve passing them on so despite the fact i've received them before i will! Because i am annoying like that haha

You have such an eye for the amazing. I love all your pieces especially the fitzwell boots, griffin buckle and shades!

Hope you've been doing well my dear. Your posts are becoming less frequent :( *sniffle*

Luv always Eeli xoxoxo

we wear things said...

thanks so much for the awards!! and happy belated birthday!! you look fantastic!

Anchibride said...

HAPPY BIIIIIIRTHDAYYYYYYYY!!! to an awesome stylish chica! Hope this year brings you all the happiness and good fortune you could ever want! ^__^

I LOVE your birthday outfit and all your shopping discoveries too! I adore those sunglasses, and the shoes and bolero are also fierce! Hope you can post photos when they arrive!

Nike said...

congrats and happy belated birthday.x

www.shhdonttellno-one.blogspot.com

Tamia said...

I love it all--the outfit, the fringe, the shoes, the bolero...belated happy 21st!

Marian said...

Darling HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! glad you had a good one, you looked absolutely gorge! fab outfit and th efringe suits you sweetie! your buys are just yummy! loving the shoes by nine west.
congrats on the awards honey,thanks for pasing them on. hope your well beautiful!
muah x
marian

Ike said...

I love your outfit in the first picture! so chic :)

Anouck said...

love the nine west shoes!!

WendyB said...

Belated happy birthday!
I love that pleated bolero.

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you had a fabulous time, I bet your so excited to recieve all those goodies!!

LJ said...

happy bday..and look at those fabulous sleeves.... yum
xx-LJ from SOS!

modern antoinette said...

Those two pairs of shoes are amazing!!!

xoxo
stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Legyviel said...

Happy birthday! And add one more award to your list as I've given you one as well! Check it out when you've got time
xoxo

nookie said...

lovely haircut!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Happy Belated BDay - love the leopard!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

You look great in leopard, I love that shoes you posted.

Mademoisselle Chic said...

cute leopard shirt :)
http://hellomisschic.blogspot.com

fly tie said...

oh i adore the black drapey thingy and the tights. great choice of shoes, too. those are very chic.

you look cute, and your hair looks nice.

regarding the milestone b-days...i hear ya. i have my 26th b-day a few months ago and it was one of the "blahest" ever. guess i'll have to look forward to 30 for the next big hooplah!

Join the Gossip said...

Happy belated bday! U looked great =D

Rachie-Pie said...

happy belated birthday! love the fringe and def love the leopard print blouse!!