Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Turning 28 with Sachin & Babi: Blush Lace Dress

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shop the Look:

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Sachin & Babi
Heels: & Other Stories (similar here)
Choker: Ettika (similar here)
Earrings: Vintage (similar here)
Clutch: Vintage (similar here)

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Sachin & Babi. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.


38 comments so far.

38 responses to “Turning 28 with Sachin & Babi: Blush Lace Dress”

  1. Jenna says:

    Happy early birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day! Keep your chin up, you are going to do great things!

    Cheers, J

  2. Julie says:

    Adore this dress on you! Love how you styled with with the light blue purse! #28andfeelinggreat

    Julie |

  3. Omg LOVE this dress it looks sooo good on you!!
    Happy Birthday by the way!
    You look GREAT!

  4. Emily Soto says:

    This dress is gorgeous on you! You definitely deserve to celebrate. Happy Birthday!

  5. Lisa Autumn says:

    This is literally the dress of my dreams! I love lace and I love blush! gorgeous

    xx Lisa |

  6. Happy Birthday! You wear your age and this beautiful dress well!

  7. Camila says:

    This dress is just so chic and i love the print on the front, you look stunning!

    My Vogue Style |

  8. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday! love the lace dress and how you accessorized it with a choker. so beautiful!


  9. Liz says:

    Happy early birthday, Mary! You look absolutely stunning in this dress! I am so sorry to hear of your situation but I do believe that everything happens for a reason and that good things fall apart so better things can happen. Keep your chin up 🙂 As for blogging, you seem to be doing amazing! I do understand where you are coming from though and it’s tough. If you ever want to talk about blogging things (or anything), I’m here. I think we can learn from one another so don’t hesitate to reach out!


  10. Rachel says:

    This look is perfect girl and happy birthday! Sorry about the complicated situation going on right now… You’re already amazing in blogging, and I do believe you’ll get what you want soon enough! And you definitely deserve a true celebration.:)

  11. Victoria Schneider says:

    Such a gorgeous lace dress. And I can’t help but fall in love with those shoes. They are perfect.
    Happy Early birthday! And I am with Liz, you are doing a great job!
    victoria |

  12. Ruthie says:

    Happy Birthday love!!! You look AMAZING! Love this dress! XO

  13. brittany says:

    First off, you do look absolutely gorgeous in this dress! And I love the way you accessorized it!

    Secondly, I’m sorry to hear about the spot you are in right now with your boyfriend and how you feel about your professional status.

    I know it must be very hard to feel like celebrating right now, but at least it is temporary and you have a new beginning right around the corner! So you can view this transition period as your planning period for all of the butts your going to be kicking soon! Wishing you luck with everything! Your blog is amazing!

  14. Happy birthday!! What an amazing post.. and to have a sponsored post with Sachin and Sabi is incredibly amazing!!! I’d love to know how you got to work with Sachin and Sabi!

    You look absolutely stunning… so perfect for you. <3


  15. Talisa says:

    The dress. The shoes. Perfectly put together! (Secretly crushing on those shoes, honestly!)

  16. Gorgeous! such great detailing and i absolutely love the color.

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  17. Amy says:

    What a cute dress! And those shoes! Obsessed!


  18. Bridget says:

    this dress is everything! & happy birthday cutie!


  19. justine says:

    how cute is this dress?? i especially love how you paired it with the tiffany blue clutch!

  20. C. Gibson says:

    I love the dress, it’s one of my favorite colors, love those shoes to.

  21. Happy birthday! This dress is so darling on you! Stunning!

  22. Alix Maza says:

    This dress is gorgeous! Love the heels also.


  23. Krysten says:

    Happy birthday! I hope it was a good one! I love this dress, it looks so good on you!

  24. Cailey says:

    This dress is stunning!!! Such pretty details! Also those shoes are SO CUTE!

  25. Ok, that dress is so pretty! And I’m loving your shoes. It’s all so good!

  26. happy happy birthday! This dress is stunning on you! I love the color and how dainty it is!

  27. courtney says:

    Happy early birthday beautiful!! You look so gorgeous!

  28. Neelofar says:

    You look like a gorgeous runway model in this dress! Happy Birthday!

  29. Leslie Soto says:

    What a gorgeous birthday look. I love the dress but all the small details, like the heels with some sparkle and the pretty clutch, really make this outfit pop! Happy Birthday! I hope you celebrate with lots of fun and cake!

  30. Rachel says:

    Despite everything, I wish that you still enjoy your birthday. Stay as lovely as you are. You look absolutely gorgeous in anything you wear! Enjoy your 28th!


  31. Tara L says:

    What a beautiful lace dress. I love it! I love the color/style it looks marvelous on you (:

  32. Lauren says:

    Happy birthday girl! Love this colour and dress on you!


  33. Christine says:

    You look gorgeous and happy birthday!
    So sorry for what you’re going through 🙁

  34. Thats such a beautiful dress! I’ve been loving this soft pink lately. It’s basically the only color in my closet rn, apart from black, white and gray haha. And happy birthday!! 🙂

  35. Jessica Lam says:

    Happy birthday Mary! This dress is stunning on you!!

  36. Happy Birthday! I am loving that dress on you! Xx, Lucinda

  37. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday! This lace dress is so pretty!

    Amanda ||

  38. Carly says:

    Happy birthday pretty girl! This dress is darling on you!

    Carly |

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