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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Just Another Day

Today is my birthday making me officially twenty-two years old. That number has a pleasant symmetry to it. In truth though, I just feel too stressed and exhausted at the moment to really care what today is. Between homework, actual work, laundry, and a broken computer a party is the last thing on my mind and will not be occurring...
Urban Outfitters has given me cause to celebrate though. In an act of kindness (and charity) they sent me a lovely package with the following contents: dress, skirt, necklace, and sunglasses. Everything is quite my style and arrived at a truly sweet time...now if only a computer company would like to replace my decrepit laptop...
I was serious about my black phase and I intend to keep it up for a couple more days...or at least until the temperature rises above the 20s. Black doesn't have to appear tragic however and there are always pops of color to be added.
Outfit details: dress- Zara, tights- gift, feathers- Etsy, bag- Pull and Bear, boots- Urban Outfitters, flats- H&M
Outfit details: dress- Zara, tights- gift, boots- Urban Outfitters

111 comments:

chloe in the sky said...

happy birthday!!!!!!!!
very nice gift from U. O.
:)
weird I had a problem with my laptop as well two days ago, but my boyfriend saved all my files...
take care :)

party on another, "plain" day. It's more fun!

ambika said...

Happy, happy birthday! & what a nice bday gift!

Love your nails, too. Such a great color.

Fayoona said...

happy happy happy birthday. i want presents from urban outfitters.. awesome room :D
SOS-er fi xx

apricot tea. said...

I really, really love that yellowish purse. :] It's the perfect pop of color.

apricot tea. said...

Oh & happy birthday love!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. :]

cookiemonster86uk said...

Happy birthday!
LOVE the necklace and the dress x

Wanderlusting said...

Is that your dorm room wall? ADORABLE! I loves it, so unique and personal.

Those stripes are very pleasing and cozy-looking. mmmmm.

Winnie said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and that gift from UO couldn't have arrived on a better day! x

deedoubleyou said...

happy birthday!! hopefully things start looking up and u have a wonderful bday...
those sunnies are awesome. i bought a very similar pair a couple of weeks ago at a flee market. and your wall looks really neat, i love the random bits of things everwhere..
p.s.(in response to your p.s.)thats awesome, i have wanted to get a tattoo for as long as i can remember but have always been so wishy-washy about it.(the idea of committing to one image for the rest of my life is not something I could do without a good deal of thought) so about a year ago i drew out what i wanted and stuck it on my wall, i told myself if i didn’t get sick of it after a year id do it, so i think i will be doing that soon(once the finances allow me to) anyway. you def. have a talent for doodles, if you enjoy it you should try and do some bigger pieces, you can definitely draw well, and have a knack for design as your tattoo attests to. It really is beautiful.
Ha-woah sorry about the novel.
Have a lovely day!

Alecca Rox said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Love and my warmest wishes!!

This post has wonderful colours as always and your 22nd year surely starts in style;) I am overwhelmed by that wall too. Hope you have a lovely day, xA

lopi said...

Happy Birthday!
Such a great timing for that package, too!
I love that wall in your dorm room(?), you managed to make something generic look really interesting and personal.

punky said...

happy birthday lady!

Parapluie said...

Happy birthday!!!

fröken lila said...

happy happy birthday! i wish you all the best!

Raquel said...

Happy Birthday! What an amazing present you got! Love everything you received!
And also love your room, really cute!
xx

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday! Nice surprise! :) All of those things are great- I love that Zara dress!

lisa said...

Happy birthday! What a great package to receive in the mail, and I'm very intrigued by the items on your bulletin board in the photos' background.

Amelia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you feel less stressed soon. That new dress looks amazing. That's so nice of UO.

Priyanka said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great year ahead.

The UO necklace is so cute and I love the Zara dress - it really reminds me of an Indian kurta tunic:)

lucia said...

happy birthday!

very stylish buyes from U.O.

-it was my birthday as well yesterday. but i didnt receive such a great package :)

Allure said...

Congrats!! I hope you have a nice day ;)

BTW, I love the sunglasses.

bellefantaisie.net said...

Happy birthday! I can't believe you're 22! You look really young, not in a bad way either! Your cute!
x

Brigadeiro said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca!

Oh, how lovely of UO to send you those items, and how I love your stripey dress outfit!

Gee whiz! Only 22?!? I'm almost 50% older than you, and am now feeling v. old.

Hope you do/did enjoy your birthday, and there's always the weekend for an extended celebration ;) And to quote L'Oreal: "Because you're worth it".

XOXO
CC

Emz said...

Happy birthday! I love your light blue nails and the black flats =)

copperoranges said...

happy birthday lady!

WendyB said...

Happy birthday!

La Fée said...

Oh my gosh, I love that wall with such lovely things pinned on it! All of your outfits are wonderful as usual, and I love how you brighten up dark ensembles with pops of colour :)

Amber said...

Have a wonderful birthday! I love the dress that you have on in the bottom pictures. And I hope some of the warm weather is coming your way to melt all the PA snow!

Ambroisine said...

Happy Birthday ! It's a real pleasure to read you everyday, I hope your blog will last long ! The presents from UO are lovely :)

ana b. said...

Your wall decor! Oh my goodness. I am inspired. It almost detracted from the loveliness of your outfits - which as always are spot on.

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy being 22. I sure did!

AFitz said...

Happy birthday!

aaaah I haven't visited your blog in so long, I used to come here all the time. I missed it!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday! That stripy dress is very nice, it looks very suitable for this weather too!

Alison said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Love that dress (the one in the last pics).
Hope the day goes well.

pretty face said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear clothes horse
Happy birthday to you!!!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

N said...

cool blog! maybe check mine out?
www.thefashionablylate.blogspot.com

corrie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I hope it's been a good one for you, double deux!

Sometimes b-day parties are more stress than they're worth. There's nothing wrong with spending your day trying to relax a little and taking time for yourself.

jayne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

the uo package is quite awesome, lov the necklace

muchlove said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!
What amazing goodies from UO. I must say I'm a bit jealous ;)

I hope you have a wonderful day. I don't usually have birthday parties myself, but for me it's often the smallest treats that make the day!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!!
I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling stressed. Here's to hoping it passes quickly :)

How exciting to receive such a bundle from UO! Everything truly does scream "The Clothes Horse!" :)
I've been eying that necklace for myself with each visit to the website - it's so cute!

Although you have no plans for a party, I do hope the remainder of "your" day finds a way to be lovely.

UberOriginal said...

Happy Birthday! I am a 22 year old aquarian as well :) I hope you have a truely wonderful day full of special moments to remember for a lifetime... ps I adore your nail laquer xx

yulanda said...

Happy happy birthday! Have a fantastic one, xo!

Eri said...

Happy birthday!

Beautiful necklace and your tattoos are really cool I love symmetry in tattoos. Wicked!

the_real_phony said...

happy birthday!
and what a lovely gift from U.O. i tried to intern there but after a few emails back and forth they stopped responding. oh well :/

lovely dress in the last few pics!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Haaaaaaaappy Birthday!

StrikeMatch said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!
Lucky you, to have such nice presents :)

I particularly love the last outfit, it has sort of a folkloric touch but it's not fake or overdone, just amazingly chic.

Savvy Mode SG said...

very happy birthday to you!!!

LJ said...

happy birthday! :D
xx-LJ from SOS!

Adiel said...

Wow, what a great start to your 22nd year with that gift from UO! How nice of them!

Hope this year of your life is the best one yet!

Alice X said...

wow, you so lucky! i love your bulletin and happy b day!

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

Brigadeiro said...

PS. I have 'tagged' you (I know you don't usually 'indulge' in tags & awards, but I'd love to read your answers to the Q's ;))
xx

Anthea said...

How was your trip hope you arrived safely. Looking gorg as always. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

KernowWitch said...

Happy Birthday. My husband shares your birthday but a lot older than 22...hehe...Hope your computer sorts itself out, been there and it can be a pain....Hugs Chrissy x

born socialite said...

love the grey nails!! ;)

Tina said...

happy birthday! the shirt dress from UO is so cute & totally match with your current nail colour (which i love!), the zara dress is very lovely too!

ps, your room is gorgeous! x

Sophia said...

happy birthday!!!
wow, U.O. is great about gifts.
lucky duck :)

i agree with the poster above me, i love your room!

♥ Chloe said...

Happy birthday!

Kelly said...

happy birthday!
great stuff from UO!
and that zara dress in the last few pictures is gorgeous...

hmmm...i definately think i'll try out grey nails...you've inspired me.

sasha said...

welcome to 22! enjoy it! :O)

Dee said...

I hope you had a happy happy birthday!
I'm really curious about the wall behind you. Is that where you are hanging your accessories, or is it just for decoration?

clareassiral said...

Happy birthday! Another year older, another year wiser.

Lovely loot of gifts!

Katie said...

happy birthday! i love your red feathered hair piece!

Yvonne said...

love that necklace!

Rachel C. said...

happy, happy birthday to you, lovely girl!

22 was one of the BEST years of my life - i hope it's the same for you!

Rachie-Pie said...

happy 22nd bday!!!! wow I would have never thought you was 22! and you lucky thang! gifts from UO sigghhhhhh!

Fashion Therapist said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day!

chloe said...

Happy birthday!
22 is my favourite number. =]

Angela said...

おたんじょうび おめでとう!
I hope your day was amazing.

Trish said...

OMG!! Happy birthday!! You look so young, seriously!! :) And, I love your nails!!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Happy Birthday! The package is lovely. Your nail polish color is just perfectly delightful.

Hope you'll have a great weekend of celebration.

karl's sweet child said...

happy birthday and love those bows behind you!

annabananna said...

Happy Birthday, dear. Haven't commented here for far too long... :)

Andrea said...

Cute pictures. That necklace is adorable!
And you are not missing out on the whole bridal shower thing. Maybe if alcohol were served, but otherwise... yeah, pretty dull.

Andrea said...

Oh, and happy birthday, of course!

Pattie Cordova said...

Happy Birthday! love the feathers

Hadley said...

Happy birthday!
22 sounds so mature, somehow.
Also, oh how I envy your gifts from these lovely stores. But you deserve them, your style rocks.

Freddie said...

a very happy birthday! and I love that dress you have on, as well as that little necklace

The Stylish Wanderer said...

ahhh lady!
happy birthday! I think I remember your last one....? yikes! a year has gone by. incredible.

I love the wall with all the bows behind you. Do me a favor and send me that blue navy and gold one directly behind you please?

UO seems to love famous bloggers lately. I love the blue dress.

penelope said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
LOVE your nail polish! Where did you get it from?!

Love your dresses! Esp the one from Zara!

Denishabeybeh said...

happy
happy
happy
happy
birthday girl!

there are so many people who loves you sweetie.

wish you all the best in your life.
stay sweet and happy and i prayed that God will give you all the desires of your heart.

Have a great day!

CHIC Sensibility... said...

Happy B-day. I love the striped dress.

Aisha said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a good time besides how busy you were. I don't usually throw parties, I think I suck at party planning. In my case, when I turn 22, uni will be over for me and real life will start.

camerafilmroll said...

i can't get over your nail color. =/
oh, and happy, happy birthday! (belated) :D

Sassy said...

Happy b-day sweets!

The blue dress and the Zara dress are pretty and perfect for you!

LoL, my parents, esp. my dad hate my tattoos! My dad said that my entire right arm was disturbed forever when I got my star tattoos!

KATLIN said...

Happy 22nd Birthday!!! Love the pale blue nails!

miss milki said...

Happy Birthday! You're almost exactly 5 years younger than me (I'm 27 on the 9th) I feel old! I hope you have/had a wonderful day! :)
That dress they sent you is lovely. You make black look really good - I've been sticking to lots of grey navy and black this winter too - I think its because its so cold and grey and serious!

donna said...

Happy birthday!!!

Electro Geisha said...

happy bday:) sorry for the late congrats, but i wish you all the best!
:)

Mama Mima said...

happy bday! all the best for you! (wow, you're only 22, makes me feel like an aunt.. :D ). love the blue dress.

Anna Pope said...

Happy Birthday! <3<3

The sunglasses are adorable. And I personally love your black phase, it makes me feel less lonely when I keep reaching for nothing but black in my wardrobe!

Brittany Noel said...

Lovely photos, and may I say that your dorm wall looks great! I love the dress up there. I also love those blue/gray nails! Perfect in all the black. Happy birthday :)

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday :)... you've got really nice gifts.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! This is so incredibly random, but I saw your post on jcbellemarie's blog about the J.Crew doll library print dress, and I had to talk to you!

I have that dress, and it's a little too tight in the chest for me. It's a size 4, and I've only worn it once. I bought it for $250 but I'll sell it to you for $75. If you're interested, please let me know! juliechang45@gmail.com

Romeika said...

Happy birthday!!! The presents look adorable, you lucky girl:-)

AlicePleasance said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca!
A package from UO is a great gift!

Tahda said...

Happy Birthday! (a day late)

so your an Aquarius...this explains why I love your blog so much - most of my best friends are of the Aquarian persuasion!

hope you got to enjoy it a little.

dapper kid said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday dear!! Love the UO dress and the second Zara one, they are sooo pretty :)

So said...

Love your Zara dress, your bag, and your wall! It's like you live in another world :)

Kvestelser said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you enjoyed it and it's symmetry!

Eve said...

Happy birthday! I hope today was better then yesterday!
That was very nice of Urban Outfitters! How fun! A package full of lovely cloths, a dream come true...

Lydia said...

Happy birthday! The grey nail polish is super cool, and the last dress is sweet, too.

I don't think I've ever told you this, but you have some of the best photos in the blogging world. They are always creative, inspiring, and visually appealing. I love them!

K.Line said...

Happy B day sweetie pie! You look great in the dress and i hope you are feeling settled in soon...

tofuscloset said...

happy belated!!! and you look so cute!!! i love that stripey dress =)
xoxo

MICHELLE.K said...

ohh happy birthday to you :)
very very cute and oh my i love your blog. If i could follow it i would be most delighted to.

Fannah said...

happy birthday! though i've belated it (shame shame..) i love the package and still adore your second dress!!

x. (hope you had the best birthday, btw!)

Ediot said...

happy birthday:!!! i love these pics. all of em. youre so great

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Happy birthday! You have such beautiful things. I'm 22 also. I hope you enjoy it x

daisybabie said...

happy belated birthday!

maisie #1 and #2 said...

happy birthday!

i really like that nail polish colour. it reminds me of those old fashioned ceramic bowls... i have no idea why! pretty colour.

/maisie #1

ohphilippa said...

where is your headpiece from? it compliments the outfit so well

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Happy birthday Rebecca!
Thanks for inspiring me to wear (and mix!) grey nail polish... :)

<3

Nesli

selinaoolala said...

ahh damn i didn't get through my google reader in time, but a huge belated happy birthday to you!! i hope you had a lovely but relaxing day in the end! xx

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