Birthday Dresses & Birthday Thoughts

slow-fashion-blogOh Hey 24!

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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Outfit: Striped Midi (Made by me!)

coffee shop portrait

midi dress outfit

I’ve mentioned my love of dresses during the sticky summer months a few times here on the blog, so when I made this little knit number, I knew I would have to blog about it! I love the classic fit of the dress, the fresh midi length, the elbow sleeves, and the fact that it’s oh-so comfortable. I made it from a double sided knit fabric that is striped on one side, and polka dotted on the other. It’s so fun to see the dots peeking out every now and then.

This dress has already become quite a staple in my wardrobe and I’ve worn it everywhere from dinner to the coffee shop to the movies. I love pairing it with my favorite pointy-toe studded shoes. They are basically as close as I can get to Valentino rock stud flats, and I’m okay with that. For this look, I borrowed my sisters adorable neutral handbag with gold chain detailing. I think it finishes the look off perfectly. The resulting outfit was just right for a little reading and chatting at my favorite coffee spot…although it was a little too hot for that Americano I ordered!

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