Birthday Dresses & Birthday Thoughts

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Happy Monday friends! Last Thursday was my 24th birthday, and I had such a nice day spent with family and dear friends. I always love my birthday, not so much for the celebration, while I do love that, as much as for the time to reflect on what I’ve done and been blessed with in the past year. I also love to take this time to come up with a list of goals I want to achieve at the new age I’ve reached. I’m told I should compile a 25 before 25 bucket list– have any of you done this? This year I’m particularly aware of just how much can change in a year as I think back to last summer when I was totally unsure of my path after my college graduation that spring. Since then I’ve been given so many wonderful opportunities, and I’ve grown so much. I even managed to mostly conquer my fear of driving!

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23 Goals

IMG_3368-2I turned 23 yesterday, and I’m so grateful for this past year and all I learned in it. I treat my birthday almost like most people treat New Year’s, and like to come up with goals I want to accomplish while I’m whatever age I am. I thought it might be fun to share these goals with you guys today, so here are 23 things I’d like to do while I’m 23.

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Birthday Outfit: Paper Crown X Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. BlouseRalph Lauren BagAnn Taylor Loft Jeans Paper Crown By Rifle Paper Company TopPaper Crown Shirt Thrifted Cardigan Outfit Rifle Paper Co Shirt Paper Crown Rifle Paper Company

Top: Paper Crown X Rifle Paper Co. via Anthropologie

Cardigan: Thrifted

Jeans: Ann Taylor LOFT

Flats: Target

Bag: Lauren Ralph Lauren via DSW

Lipstick: Tarte’s Watermelon

Hey friends! Thank you all so much for all of the sweet tweets and comments you sent me for my birthday! It really did make my day to have all of you celebrating with me this year! I had an absolutely fantastic and fun day, and this is the outfit I chose to wear for it!

When I got my Paper Crown X Rifle Paper Co. top, I knew I wanted to save it for my birthday! I dug around in my closet, and ran across this old thrifted Banana Republic cardigan that matched perfectly. To toughen up the the femininity of the top, I paired it with my favorite cropped jeans from LOFT. They are super comfy and have just a bit of distressing that makes any outfit a little bit more casual. For my accessories, I kept it simple with ballet flats from Target and my Ralph Lauren cross-body bag.

Birthday celebrations included breakfast with my dad, lunch with my mom, a lovely at home dinner with my family and best friend, peanut butter chocolate cake, the most thoughtful gifts in the world, watching How to Steal a Million, a phone call from my brother, watching Friends, and tea and coffee. It was perfect.

I’m in the process of planning posts for the next month, and would love for you guys to leave comments with what you would like to see!

Thank you so much for all the love, and have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂