Sunday, September 25, 2011

I Am No Longer a Child; I Wish to See the World

On Wednesday, I officially left my youth behind as I crawled out of the twenties and entered a scary new decade known as "The Thirties." Gulp.  Leaving childhood and becoming an adult was not as unfortunate as I imagined, and luckily, I'm still alive to tell the story.

The day began with many early morning texts, phone calls, and emails from well wishers. I then went to work to show off the birthday OOTD. You'll get to see that in a minute. At work, I received a plethora of flowers, candy, and treats!  It was an excellent day.  I definitely tip-toed that fine line between "working hard" and "hardly working."

Afterwards, I went to dinner with a friend and then we went to the Kennedy Center to see Sheer Madness.  It was an evening of fun, murder, and mayhem to be followed by a weekend party which will be featured in a separate post.

Dress: Banana Republic, Mad Men Collection, Summer 2011
Shoes: Banana Republic, Jenna Round Toe Pump, Summer 2011
Stockings: Fishnet tights, J. Crew Fall 2011
This ensemble was carefully selected for my debut as a 30-something.  The pearl jewelry and lace dress scream of sophistication and elegance while the fishnet stockings and snakeskin heels yell "I may be 30 but I can still walk on the wild side." If you don't hear them yelling that, listen more carefully.

As a birthday surprise, my roommate sent this beautiful flower arrangement.  You can't tell in the picture, but the vase has candles painted on it.  Cute!

Then, I got this flower arrangement from my parents!  It was definitely a floral birthday, and I love how sweet my office smells with all these flowers around.

And that, my friends, is how a 30th birthday is done. :) 


  1. I love that Mad Men dress. So chic! I can hear your shoes and tights yelling:)

  2. Happy (belated) Birthday! I love this dress. Confession: I have it in both black and white, but I haven't yet worn either. You've inspired me to pull them out. I just found your blog today, and I'm a new fan!

  3. Thanks, CH! I am jealous that you got the dress in black! They didn't make it in black in petites. Sigh. I got tons of compliments on the dress so you should definitely get yours out!