9.16.2014






Wearing //
Loft skirt, similar
Vince Camuto pumps, very similar
Chanel bag
Nordstrom necklace (old) 

Beauty //



To say that this past weekend felt like a whirlwind would be a great understatement. I didn't have any real expectations for my 30th birthday, and I think that's probably the reason I enjoyed it so much. I've never loved celebrating my own birthday. I'd much rather celebrate someone else! But turning thirty is such a huge milestone, and one that had me thinking a lot about the past. Thirty years on the planet is quite a feat, one that I often take for granted. So in between a romantic dinner with my husband, opening beautifully wrapped gifts and cards from loved ones, drinking champagne, and lounging at the beach, I thought about my past. Where I've been, what I've accomplished so far, who I was and who I am today. I also thought about the future, and where I'd like to go, what more I want to accomplish, and who I'd like to become. I guess it sounds rather "deep" for a birthday, but I needed a healthy dose of reflection. I also needed to wear something fun and flirty for the romantic portion of the weekend, so I went with all black, ruby red lips, and a classic bag. It did the trick! I have one more birthday look to share, so stay tuned for that!

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, you look absolutely beautiful!

    Brooke
    pumpsandpushups.com

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  2. Happy birthday! You look so pretty in this dress:)

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  3. Happy Birthday Noelle! I'm so glad it was a good one and to be able to spend it on the beach? Even better! :)

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  4. Welcome to the 30's club :) You look so gorgeous, happy birthday!!

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  5. Thank you ladies for the birthday wishes!

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  6. You look gorgeous Noelle! I spend every birthday doing a little reflecting! I think it's healthy and always helps me move forward and decide where I want to go so I don't feel like I'm wasting my life. I'm so glad to hear you had a fun-filled birthday with friends and loved ones. And some gifts, too. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! I probably reflect too much and too often but leaving your 20's can feel overwhelming and scary, so I'm glad I was able to process some things. It was still a fun-filled birthday!

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  7. pretty :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  8. Happy Birthday! So glad to hear you enjoyed your day. I'm turning 30 in April of next year and I am still in shock. I really don't know where my 20's went.

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    1. It all goes so fast! You'll be fine though :) 30 feels great so far! It really is just a number in some ways. Also a chance to start fresh!

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  9. It's amazing what our how our expectations affect how we experience things. I am so glad to hear you had a good birthday! You are looking amazing in this outfit. Love that purse!!!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  10. Thank you ladies all so much! Note to self - wear black more often. Now that I think about it, I did feel a bit more elegant and sophisticated than normal and I think the black helped with that :)

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  11. Happy happy birthday to you! I hope you had a great day! And you looked fabulous on your bday!!

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  12. Birthdays are like that. You always find yourself reflecting on the past, dreaming about the future, and I support celebrating in whatever way makes you happy, but you must certainly celebrate.
    Chic on the Cheap

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