birthday dress

Today's my birthday! Yay! I'm going to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the Mariinsky ballet in this get-up.

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It's a Marc Jacobs, and I like to call it the goddess dress even though I'm not sure its the official title. There's also a ghost on my hip, as you can see on the right. It didn't appear in the other photos.

I chose this for my birthday dress because I knew I would be doing something like going to the ballet or the theatre, and this is the perfect choice for something like that.

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The tulip hem detail is always flattering on me, and the drape on the sides and front looks great as well. This dress is longer, but it has a similar drape effect. And this Ralph Lauren dress is another great long option.

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However, I think the floor length is a little over the top for this event. And I found this great Alice + Olivia dress that is just perfect. It's black but my dress is a dark navy so it's almost impossible to tell the difference. If you're a fan of drape, check out this Michael Kors.

I also love this Noam Hanoch dress, the one shoulder detail is awesome, and it's on sale! That dress is more club attire, but I think it wold look really cool with the leather jacket the way I wore it.


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I love matching the hard silhouette of the jacket with something very feminine like my birthday dress. This jacket is a great choice for fall (and winter). It's real leather and I wore it when I was in Boston in November, with a sweater underneath it kept me perfectly warm. This Madewell jacket is really similar, and what I like is that it doesn't look too 80s or too 'punk rock' style. Also check out this one in vegan leather.

For my shoes I went with Manolos again, but I also love these Louboutins! And at a lower price point I have to recommend these Ivana Trump shoes. They are so comfortable and go with everything, your birthday dress or a pair of jeans!

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For accessories I finally dug out my Ferragamo clutch! Similar here and here, this box-y style is really in right now, and it is roomy so I can actually fit my iPhone :D

I chose some twig earrings (similar here, here, and here) and some simple silver rings, midi ring (part of a set), and House of Harlow feather ring (check out this one too).

I kept it relatively simple with jewelry, I don't really like stacks of rings or bangles, so this simple selection will suffice.

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It's midnight now, and while Andrei Makarevich serenades me with his birthday song, I have to say I am very pleased with the things I've done this year. I finally started this blog, got rid of some unhealthy behaviours, and took steps to move my life forward. As soon as I gave up on the notion that I need other people to make me happy, I saw my life open up tremendously. Now I can say I am genuinely happy, which has been my goal for my life for as long as I can remember. I look forward to this coming year, and all the possibilities it brings!

Hope you all have a great day!