Prior to the arrival of my 25th birthday I was struck with a severe case of birthday
blues. Not in a celebratory mood because my birthday in general has always been a sore spot for me, with Labor Day always falling around my birthday I never felt completely celebrated. Then, adding fuel to the fire turning 25 (a milestone age!) caused my birthday blues to worsen. Being my toughest critic I felt particularly under-accomplished, as I began to ask myself “what have I accomplished in the first 25yrs. of my life?” I felt like I hadn’t done enough even though I had graduated in May with honors, just two weeks after giving birth to my second son, I had a home and was newly engaged to my long time love, but that still wasn’t enough?!
Living in a generation where everyone’s looking for the next big thing or hustling to make a quick buck, we value the instant gratification over climbing the long, winding ladder to “success,”so with this frame of mind already in place I was feeling particularly unaccomplished. Then just two weeks before my birthday I get my first invite to New York Fashion Week (which was an AMAZING gift!), but now what would I wear?! I scour the internet, IG, Polyvore, Lookbook and anywhere else I can think of to find the perfect Fashion Week outfit as I wanted to make an impression at my first show! I wanted something elegant and classy, but still with a little flare. My mind was drawing a blank, until my fiance suggested I wear my custom made, white neoprene Marquette dress and I agree with him.
Now it’s the day of I have a big dinner planned with nothing to wear to my dinner and no time to look. I already have enough on my mind like doing something drastic to my hair to change my look and trying to find the perfect shade of blue for my nails to match my suede Christian Louboutin Babel peep toe pump. Then while I’m in the hair salon getting my hair dyed blonde I’m struck with my aha moment. I had purchased this amazing off white, fringe mini skirt from H&M last winter (Lana Del Rey collection) that I never wore that I decided to pair with my favorite off white blazer, an off white v-neck t-shirt and my vintage Moschino belt. I’m excited, but nervous about how I’ll pull this look off. This is a look I never wore and I didn’t even have the time to try it on because once I finished getting pampered it was time to shower, get dressed and go to dinner. I said a prayer to the Fashion Gods that once I was dressed I would love this look and…I did! Definitely a highlight in my fashion diary and one of my most fashionable moments! This birthday turned out to be my BEST birthday ever and I decided I earned a small pat on my back for my accomplishments thus far. Until next time Fashionistas & Fashionistos…