Birthday Girl Tee: Shop Hello Fashion (currently sold out), similar here and here
Overalls: Asos (old), similar here, here, and here
Slides: Alice & Wonder (old), similar here and here
Happy Birthday to Me! I turn 31 today and I’m so freaking excited about it! I sound like a broken record but I find aging to be a privilege. There are people out there who are not fortunate to age or live a long life. So why see aging as a burden if ultimately we all want to be alive and well. If I’m being honest, I’m still at risk of not living a long life. Thank you cancer for that. So every birthday I reach is a milestone and I will celebrate it! No shame with my age.
A Birthday Post?
I really don’t have anything special planned for this post except to say it is my birthday! Haha! At first, I thought maybe it should be a theme? I saw a blogger share their favorite things, but then I realized sharing 31 of my favorite things (i.e. movie, color, candy, etc) seems a bit obnoxious. I don’t even know if you all cared to know? Maybe you do?
I really love how last year I shared my 30 Things I’m Glad I Did for my 30th birthday post, and I still stand by each one of them. They’re nothing major or “big”, but in the long-run they made a significant impact on my life. And yes, I’m wearing this birthday girl tee again. I probably have worn this same tee for 4 years in a row (2015, 2017, 2018). The only time I didn’t wear it was my 28th birthday (in 2016). But hey, I just had chemo a few days before and getting ready for a birthday shoot was the least of my worries.
All I can say, is that this past year I worked really hard on myself, mentally and physically. I’m proud of that. But I will admit that some days I am not proud of myself. I’m human, and I definitely can be hard on myself. Overall, I feel good about myself and where I am in life. After all, I gained the courage to be content with challenges and had the courage to chop my hair!
So tonight, keeping it low key and Tre & I are going out for dinner. I LOVE Sushi, and Chicago has so many well-known spots (I’ve been actively crossing off each one of these places) and one of them is Naoki. Which I have never been to. I hear it is a really small restaurant, small menu, but the food is AMAZING.
This weekend, my parents are coming to the city and we are going to Chinatown for Dim Sum. Mmm it’s been awhile since I indulged in dim sum and I can’t wait!
Happy Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope it is a great celebration!
Thank you so much Annaliese! It was wonderful!
Happy Birthday Rach!! Enjoy your sushi tonight!!
Thank you so much! Omg it was amazing!
Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your sushi! Loving the outfit too xo
Thank you so much Lexie! It was one of the best!!
Mary Maria says
Cool, happy b-day! Have a great day, sweetie!
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Thank you Mary!
Hope you have unforgettable celebration for another year of amazing life!!
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It was an incredible one! Thank you Jenny!
Happy, HAPPY 31st, you beautiful + strong girl! And you are the cutest in this outfit, omg!
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Thank you so much Ashley! It was amazing!!
Inna Pishtoy says
Happy Birthday! Your outfit is so cute!
Thank you Inna!
heather noire says
This is such a great look! Happy birthday by the way. I hope you enjoyed it with the best wishes.
Thank you so much Heather!
You look amazing at 31.
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Thank you so much Jane!
Happpppy birthdayyy amazing photos
Thank you Jade!
Ivana Split says
happy birthday to you! Welcome to the thirties. I remember being happy about turning thirty. Why not? It’s a great time in our lives.
Love your flares btw. YOu look fantastic!!!!!!!!
Thanks Ivana! Thirties are awesome!
Sounds like perfect birthday plans! I love that you’ve got a birthday girl tee, it’s always fun to get birthday wishes and with a tee like that, I’m sure you can enjoy them all day.
The tee definitely makes it more fun! And I love that it is not over the time!
Happy belated birthday!! Can not believe you turned 31, I thought you were much younger!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday dinner and the sushi was yummy!!
Thank you so much! The sushi was amazing!
Happy birthday beautiful lady!! Thirties are the best times! Enjoy this wonderful and exciting year ahead. Xo, Ellese
Thank you Ellese!
you even more amazing in your new age. Keep glowing and looking younger.
This spring look is so nice
Thank you for sharing
Thank you so much Melody!
Elegant Duchess says
Happy Birthday beautiful! it’s such a beautiful age xx
HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND
ELEGANT DUCHESS XX
I couldn’t agree more!
Awww Happy belated bday Rach! I hope you had a great one!
Thank you so much Nina!
Yaaay so much pretty birthday girl!
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Happy belated birthday dear. What a beautiful outfit, totally in love with your lovely outfit. Have a pleasant day <3
Thank you so much!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a great day!! xo
Thank you Sam!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL GIRL! I hope you had a fabulous day!
Thank you so much Deborah!
Happy birthday babe! I hope that you had a fun one and that you splurged on something fun for yourself!
Thank you Didier! I definitely splurged on myself!
Miranda Hicks says
Belated happy birthday.I like sushi. And May you had great fun on your birthday!!
It’s so great to read your Post.
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Thank you so much Miranda!