A fun birthday outfit

How to say this in the most humble way possible…it was my birthday the other day – at first I thought it would turn out to be a casual jeans and tshirt night, but was surprised with plans that required me to dress up. It was a pleasant surprise :) and it was also nice to dress up since there aren’t many occasions to do so anymore (SF: land of the casual masses). I had one outfit planned (a black dress) and then decided to switch it up last minute!

Back in 2008 I wore this skirt as a dress for my birthday (see old blog photo here) and I recently rediscovered it in my sister’s room as she’s getting ready to move. So five years later here I am wearing it as a skirt instead – which in itself symbolizes the evolution of my style over the years. I thought the black and white dots of the skirt would somehow look good with the red and embossed print on the shirt – I put together the outfit flat on the bed, and didn’t know how it would look on. But it actually looked great (which is nice, because in retrospective, now I have something else to remember this birthday for).

Thrift Eye, american apparel dot, trina turk blouse, red lips, short hair

Top: Trina Turk. Skirt: American Apparel. Heels: Target from many years ago, a similar pair here by Vince Camuto.

Thrift Eye, american apparel dot, trina turk blouse, red lips, short hair

Thrift Eye, american apparel dot, trina turk blouse, red lips, short hair

I love how the red leopard print from the blouse works so well with the polka dots, but also the faux croc from the heels. So I kept the jewelry to a minimum, only wearing small stud earrings. And my hair sleek as to not add to the busyness of the outfit. It’s not an outfit for everyone, and I don’t see myself wearing this together ever again. But for a birthday that only comes around once a year? Why not :)