While my birthday might have started out on a sour note, I realized that there is so much to be happy about and to celebrate with each passing year. Plus, once I left work, the day magically seemed to get a whole lot better. (It's funny how that works!) My husband took me to one of my favorite restaurants and made me brownies when we got home. While brownies from a box might not be a cheesecake from scratch, it is the thought (and the ability of the chef, or lack thereof) that counts!
In terms of what I wore on my birthday, I decided to opt for something a little sparkly because it was a celebration after all. In this spirit, I decided to go for this sequined top that I picked up on what I would call "super clearance", plus my birthday discount, from Anthropologie last month. It just happened to be the perfect match to my "Garden Leaves" skirt from Kate Spade, which has gotten a lot of wear this summer.
So be it a great sequined top picked up for an extraordinary price or brownies cooked with love by a husband who has trouble making frozen pizza, there is always something to celebrate and be thankful for, which is more important than dwelling on being another year older! Perhaps with age comes wisdom after all.
Skirt: Kate Spade "Garden Leaves" poplin skirt
Shirt: Anthropologie Beaded poplin top by Pallavi
Bag: Clare V. "Supreme" Fold Over Clutch here
Shoes: J. Crew "Lillian" Wedges similar here
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" round sunglasses