Hello lassies! It pains me to say it, but alas, my post title is true. Birthday came. Birthday went. And you know what I learned? Adult birthdays are not nearly as awesome as kid birthdays. Sure I can now enjoy March 21st with a fun cocktail should I choose to do so, but you know how else I now get to enjoy March 21st? By working an 11 hour day. Womp, womp and Happy Birthday to me! Thank goodness for my amazing friends who already celebrated with me on Saturday and made me feel so loved, and for my ridiculously sweet parents who drove all the way into DC to go out to dinner with the roommate and me! I am a very blessed girl!
Ok, I promise birthday celebration photos/chatter are officially over. No more self-absord-ed-ness. Now back to regularly scheduled posts complete with photos of, oh wait, still me. I guess you're stuck. :) Well now that Spring is finally here, I am all about color, stripes, airy tops and billowy silhouette skirts with non-tight clad legs! And to honor Spring's official March 21st arrival (and don't even bother trying to convince me it is the 20th because you won't be able to! I was born on the first day of Spring ok??) I threw all these things together in one outfit and called it a party. I worried that could go horribly awry, but since I was in a rush already I was determined to make it work. I am happy to report that I, surprisingly, loved it instantly. The skirt was the piece de la resistance that the outfit was built around, and I absolutely adored everything about my new skirt. The length makes me feel incredibly old school feminine (which I love), the high-waisted fit is flattering on me if I do say so myself and the pleats added an on-trend touch. And since I am so into black and blue lately, this airy striped tee was a natural fit. Plus, it was just the right combination of form fitting enough to balance out the flowy skirt, without being glued to my body and uncomfortable. The pink cardigan was another easy choice to add in color, and lastly the nude heels were a necessity to pull together an outfit with various shades of colors going on and to ensure that the length of the skirt didn't make my 5'3 frame appear even lower to the ground than it is. Remember that below-average height ladies: you can still wear calf-grazing skirts without looking stumpy as long as you don't let your feetsies stay flat on the floor and you give them lift with heels or wedges.
|And just to show you the heights I will go to for you, my loves :)|
Ok well I hope you enjoyed seeing outdoor Laura. I sincerely hope you will be making her acquaintance much more often these days, but I also hope you will forgive her if she takes a night off and lets indoor apartment Laura do her thang sometimes, too.