Birthday Celebrations!


Turned the big 2-6 on Saturday, which is a little scary and a little exciting at the same time. Scary because I have to be a real, actual adult now and exciting for the very same reason. I’ll admit, I’m a little apprehensive about how rapidly I am approaching 30, but as they say, 30 is the new 20. So does that make me, like, 16? At any rate, bring it on!

It was a fabulous birthday celebration. I spent the weekend with people I love and everything turned out perfectly. Saturday was spent going to breakfast (one of my favorite hobbies) at Kanela and maxing on their Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, which is OUT OF CONTROL; getting my nails done (always a lovely treat) and hopping around to spots all over the city! We went to sushi dinner, to the rooftop of the Ritz Carlton hotel (GORGEOUS views– there was even fireworks display being reflected off the buildings, a fun little bonus), got a tiki-inspired drink at Three Dots and a Dash and finished the night off being dancing fools at Mercer113. It was a full day but definitely a fun one! Sunday was spent at home with family, grilling outside and eating delicious homemade cake.

Now, onto the fashions of the evening. I was super excited to wear a top that I bought at the Randolph Street Market for a few reasons: 1. It was really sparkly and made noise when I shimmied and 2. I finally realized a dream of mine to put my own spin on an outfit Rihanna wore that I fell in love with. I’ve been wanting to re create this look for a while, and I love the way it turned out. I love the mix of a super girly, sparkly top with tough, baggy jeans and heels. Its a perfect balance:

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Here is my spin on it, as well as a few photos from the evening. Let me know what you think!









Outfit details!: 

Top- Vintage, from the Randolph Street Market

Jeans- Gap (yes, these are a repeat. They are my faves!)

Shoes- Zara, similar here

Bag- Chanel

Rings- H & M (similar here) and Shop Eli and Leah

Necklace- vintage, scored at the Kane County Flea Market

Thanks again to my girl Katie for snapping these photos! 🙂


8 thoughts on “Birthday Celebrations!

  1. You pretty much nailed the outfit jord. Rhi rhi doesn’t stand a chance against you in the fashion section on US Weekly! (back few pages where they judge everyone)

  2. I absolutely LOVE your outfit! As I always do! But I particularly enjoy this one because I thought the combination of the feminine sparkly top with the baggy “boyfriend-ish” jeans worked perfectly together! It brought out a very balanced FUN and fashion forward outfit! You nailed it! Now I really want to copy you, only I may go a little more crop top cause you know how I roll 😉 LOVE YOU! xoxo

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