Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthdays Post Childhood

My threads:
Top: Francesca's, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Target, Jewelry: Fossil, Old Navy, Forever 21

Full Disclosure: Today is not my birthday.

I wore this outfit last week for a childhood (and obviously adulthood) friend's birthday dinner. It was at the Caltech Athenaeum (very fancy) and it was a fun evening filled with delicious foods and desserts.

But does anyone else miss this?

Or this?

Let's face it, birthday parties growing up were a big deal. I mean, a really big deal. But after age 21, they sort of just become a reminder that we're getting older. I miss the days when you got to carry embarrassingly large balloons around school (which once got me stuck in a bathroom stall), then go home and play flashlight tag with your friends all night.

Maybe age 25 is the year to resurrect old-school birthday parties. Watch for my Cinderella invitation in the mail next October. You have six months to dig up your old Care Bears sleeping bag. Ready, go!

How did you celebrate birthdays growing up?


  1. love the color combination! so cute photos :))


  2. i love those two blues together :)


  3. what a cute post. Gosh, I loved birthday parties as a kid...it was just full of fun and excitement. I had a pinata one year and it was probably one of the funnest things I did...
    but you're right, after age 21, the birthdays seem to be an odd reminder of what we are "losing" in youth and "gaining" in age. But, maybe it doesn't have to be that way...aren't we as old as we feel? =)

    Pretty look btw...love a good combination of blues!


  4. I sure do wish we still got cupcakes for our birthdays! You look fabulous

  5. I must admit, I work at a preschool, and still get the pleasure of 15 four-year-olds singing to me, along with a mommy bringing in cupcakes. ;) I can't complain!

    A good, old-fashioned pajama party sure does sound fun, though!

    <3 The Daily Dani

  6. LOVE this color combo, and it looks so fabulous on you! And oh my goodness - those photos remind me of all the awesome birthday sleepovers I used to have...so fun :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. adorable look, love these two shades of blue together! xoxo linds of www.rubygirlblog.com

  8. I miss sleepovers! But yea, after awhile, you just don't want to be reminded that you're getting older. Love your outfit, the colors are perfect on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. I LOVE this outfit. In fact, I just love your style! I'm definitely a fan! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  10. I love the way you paired both hues of blues, its so pretty on you :))


  11. I remember those birthday parties you had growing up! You always seemed to get so exited - great times! Glad you remember them fondly...

  12. I know this is an old post, but I fully plan on having an old school birthday party for my 30th in 3 years. It's going to be so awesome.


    Fashion and Happy Things


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