ootd birthday edition: 23

I wanted to get this post up before the end of March, and I know I’m late with it, buuuut… Sunday, March 18th, marked the day of my 23rd birthday. I had originally wanted a very simple dinner and have the night end there, but it turned out very differently and a lot more fun than I expected! I had myself a girls night out, which I haven’t done in AGES, so it felt really good to just be surrounded by the girls that have mattered and still matter to me throughout the years. It also ended up being a double birthday with my long-time friend Annie, a tradition we’ve tried to keep going for the last 5 years. We went out on Saturday night for dinner and dancing, and the night ended with 3 of them staying over at my place and some McDonald’s. After partying McDonald’s always tastes better.

                                                      

I’m obsessed with the dress I bought! It so happened that I was celebrating my birthday on St. Patty’s day and my dress was green. Very coincidental, I promise it wasn’t planned. I bought this lovely number from Zara for just $60 a day before, and all I can say about it is that it is the right amount of chic and classy, but sexy. I love the little lace detailing on the front and down the sides. I also love the little cutout in the back of the dress. The length was a comfortable one for me too. I find that if I wear anything shorter than that, I get really uncomfortable and keep pulling my dress down, hoping some length would be added, hehe. Overall though, it was the perfect dress! The shoes I also bought last minute and they were from Spring for $50. They’re called the Browley’s. I must add that they were super comfortable too.

Here are some pictures of my night out with my girlfriends…

 

Old high school friends and new university friends…

 

Annie & I, and some more awesome besties…

 

I had mentioned in a previous post that I had an amazing weekend in DC and NYC, but I do have to say that my birthday weekend just got added to the list of awesome!

Two weekends, one feeling = ♥

Happy birthday to whoever’s birthday was in March! xx

ootd: sunny day

Caught off-guard enjoying the sunshine!

I’ve had this sheer poncho for as long as I can remember, and I think I’ve only worn it twice before this when I was 15! As I was rummaging through my closet the other day, I found it and thought I could make it look nice if I dressed it up with the right things. Here’s what the whole outfit looks like:

Nude Tank Top (Underneath) - Dynamite; Sheer Flowy Green, Brown & Cream Poncho - Miss Sixty; Dark Wash Jeggings - Armani Exchange; Brown Stone Embellished Belt - Dynamite; Brown Ruffled Flats - Aldo

Hope you like it! xx

ootd: date night

I recently went on a dinner date with someone really close & important to me, and I thought I’d share my outfit!

Blazer - H&M; White Loose Top & Skinny Jeans - Forever XXI; Gladiator Sandals - Icon; Leopard Purse - Nine West

Hope you like it! xx

ootd: coffee date

I’m going to make this short and simple, since it is past 4 am and I should be sleeping (damn you insomnia *shakes fists furiously*). Earlier today, or technically yesterday, I went on a coffee date with my girlfriend Lua, and I’ve been meaning to get around to doing one of these posts, but I haven’t really been anywhere lately that was worth dressing up nice for. As I was about to leave my house, I realized “Heyyyyyy, look atchu! Guuuurl there’s an outfit that’s worth snappin”!”

So a-snappin’ I went:

Loose Chiffon Dress Shirt - Zara; Braided Coral Belt + Bracelet - H&M; Braided Coral Thong Slippers - Aldo; Brown Faux Leather Bracelet - H&M

I really, really, and I mean really, love the loose, chiffon dress shirts. Did I mention just how much I really love them? Hmm… It’s a huge trend right now for the summer! It can dress up or dress down any outfit, depending on how you wear it and what you pair it with. It’s so easy to find too. I spotted a few nice ones in H&M, Zara, American Apparel, and Mango; I’m sure you can find it pretty much anywhere, and in different colours. Get creative by wearing it with bright coloured tank-tops underneath, and try to bring in colour-blocking (Bright coloured shoes, belts, bags, pants; but don’t over-do it. I cannot stress this enough: colour block in moderation; no one wants to look like their cat ate some fruit loops and threw up all over them). Another option is for you to wear them with a nice pair of shorts for a more casual outing/look.

I don’t know about you, but I think I look fab+chill! (no Yasmin, you’re not being cocky at all… nope…)

Happy shopping! xx

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