Tomorrow is my birthday, so I thought I would do a special birthday post featuring one of the prettiest dresses I’ve ever worn. This embroidered blush lace dress from Sachin & Babi is exactly the kind of special occasion dress I would want to wear for my birthday. I was lucky enough to attend the Sachin & Babi FW17 runway show this past February, and I absolutely fell in love with all the intricate embroidery and romantic details. The cocktail length and shift style of this “Natalie” dress makes it versatile enough to wear from day to night, and best of all it is comfortable. This is so important for a birthday outfit, as obviously I want to be able to stuff myself with cake and all the yummy food without having to worry about my clothes getting tight.
I wanted to keep the styling for this dress feminine, classic, and romantic. Since it was still pretty cold outside when I shot this look, I chose opaque nude colored tights to match the blush pink color of the dress. As this look is for a special occasion, I went with my sparkly blush pink velvet sandals, which I now believe are made for this dress. For my jewelry, I decided on a bow theme with a bowtie velvet choker and bowtie earrings. I completed the look with a baby blue vintage clutch for a classic touch.
On a more personal note and to be completely honest, I’m not really in the celebrating mood for this birthday. I’m currently in a period of limbo that is making it hard for me to feel happy about anything. I have been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years, but due to core value differences we have agreed to part ways. But the reality is that we are still living together until our lease ends in July, and so it is emotionally draining right now to still be together but know that we are breaking up come July. I know that it is the right decision for me, but that doesn’t make it any easier. On a professional note, I also don’t feel celebratory because I have so much farther to go in blogging until I can successfully support myself as a full-time blogger. In a way celebrating feels undeserved to me; I want to celebrate once I make it big. So that’s the real me in a nutshell, and truthfully the best part about this birthday is having an excuse to do a birthday outfit post and eat some cake.
Thanks for reading,