July 28, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Almost My Birthday


Let the birthday celebration begin! The big 2-8 is coming up this Saturday, but I'm starting the fun early tonight with some blogger friends! My mantra for birthdays? Wear what you want! I used to wear a party dress to the office on my birthday. When people would ask why I was so dressed up, I would say "It's my birthday!" (duh) I haven't decided for sure if I'm going to wear this tonight, but whatever it is I guarantee it will be really, really fun because this is my one time a year to totally let loose! Do you dress up on your birthday?

ps. This shirt is way too bulky to tuck in! I appreciate your suggestions but besides not physically being able to tuck, I also kind of prefer the drama of it un-tucked. That is my whole point about it being my b-day - I'm like a little kid who wants to wear their cowboy boots and tutu. The more outrageous, the better because on this day anything goes. :-)

Inspiration photo: Sartorialist
Shirt: TJ Maxx, $17
Skirt: Express, $5
Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross, $20
Necklace: J's Stella & Dot Website
Purse: Juicy Couture via TJ Maxx, $70



1. Topshop shirt, $78
2. Piperlime shirt, $67
3. Forever 21 shirt, $24.80

43 comments:

  1. i love this look! its so crazy you shirt is almost identical to the inspiration photo. the only change i would make is tucking in the shirt all the way around like the model did - it seems a little bulky and long in the back for such a chic look. you have inspired me to really care about what i wear everyday!

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  2. It looks great !

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  3. I am big fan of your fashion blog, J!  MY birthday is this Saturday too!  The big 2-5 for me. =)  I definitely love to dress up for my birthday, what girl doesn't?!  Last year, I bought 3 new dresses for my birthday weekend with my boyfriend.  My wallet hated me but I think for a special occasion, why not?

    Love the look! I would try tucking in the shirt in the back too, I think it would make the outfit stand out a little more.

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  4. I love this outfit! It's so simple but chic. I recently became a fan of your blog, I love how you take inspiration photos and show how to recreate the same look with affordable pieces. My question for you is - how do you get so tan?? Your skin looks so healthy and glowing!!

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  5. Rachel WilkersonJuly 28, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Love off the shoulder, love pale pink and black, love the tight skirt...love it all! I want this look for my birthday (eight days after yours!).

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  6. YES! everyone is a princess on their birthday (or prince? haha)

    LOVE that top - sweet & saucy, all at once!

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  7. I love this! Enjoy the celebration, no matter what you decide to wear! I'm sure you'll look gorgeous!

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  8. Well Happy Birthday! Yes, every girl should dress up for her birthday no matter how old you get. You only get to celebrate once a year, so do it up fashionably!

    The color of the blouse is really pretty.  Paired with the black it really makes it shine!

    http://www.hkstylejourney.blogspot.com/

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  9. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT!  Definitely going to copy it.  Thank you!

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  10. I love dressing up on my birthday!  My birthday always requires a new outfit! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  11. J - we share the same birthday and I will also be turning 28 on Saturday!!   Have a great birthday celebration!  : )

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  12. Looks lovely! I hope you have a great birthday!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  13. My bday is Saturday too!  26!  And yes I always make it a point to dress up on my bday :)  Happy bday!

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  14. jseverydayfashionJuly 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Meg, we are b-day twins! Happy Birthday on Sat!

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  15. jseverydayfashionJuly 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Thanks Allison! The shirt is way too bulky to tuck in. It would look like I'm wearing a diaper under that tight skirt. ;-p

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  16. Yes! I love dressing up on my birthday. I also tend to buy myself something I really want for my personal birthday gift :)

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  17. jseverydayfashionJuly 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Thanks Monica! And happy b-day early! This shirt is actually way too bulky to tuck in, and I actually kind of prefer the drama of it un-tucked. That was my
    whole point about it almost being my b-day. I'm like a little kid who
    insists on wearing their cowboy boots and tutu on the their b-day. The
    more outrageous, the better :-)

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  18. We have the same birthday!  Except I'm one year behind you.  Have a great weekend!

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  19. jennifoundinmyclosetJuly 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    I totally go out of my way to try to look cute on my birthday...why not?!!  Hope you have a great one!! =)

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  20. I'm a July 30th birthday too!  I'm turning 27 on Saturday.  I do try and wear what I want to on my birthday.  My sister passed away 8 years ago (9 days before my birthday) so ever since then I cherish every birthday and make the absolute most of it.

    Love the outfit!  Happy Birthday a couple days early :)

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  21. jseverydayfashionJuly 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    :-( Happy birthday Ashley!! Another b-day twin, July 30 must be one special day for babies! ;-)

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  22. jseverydayfashionJuly 28, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Thank you Snapshots! As for my tan skin, as Gaga would say. "baby, I was born this way." :-) The full story: I am American Indian. I live in FL, but I wear SPF religiously and hardly ever have time for the pool. I've been trying to track down some baby pics to share - I think my blond hair throws people off (I'm considering going darker this fall!) but the skin is all natural.

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  23. Happy Birthday...a few days early!  It keeps getting better and better ;)  And you should dress up and wear whatever you fancy on that special day!

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  24. OMG Happy early birthday.  My birthday is also on Saturday, will be ..... 29 all over again (LOL not really my age, but we will stick to that number for a while).

    Love the outfit! I always dress up super special on my special day!
     

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  25. Love it! haha whatever floats your boat! =)

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  26. Gorgeous ensemble . You look soo stunning. I love all your post soo many selections to use as inspiration daily
    http://fashberries.blogspot.com/

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  27. Happy almost birthday! I definitely dress up for my birthday. Hope you have a great time! :) 

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  28. Whoa hot mama!  :)  You look awesome. 

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  29. SmartWomanAtlantaJuly 28, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Happy Birthday, J! Enjoy your weekend!
    I love the outfit just as you are wearing it. The half-tuck gives it a little extra punch. You Rock!

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  30. I like it that way, very sexy.

    Btw, I'm hosting my first GIVEAWAY, you're welcome to participate :-)

    http://gayleswishlist.blogspot.com

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  31. wow, kind of amazing that you managed to find such a similar top to your inspiration photo...and at TJ Maxx at that! Nice work!

    And I love your attitude about birthdays!!! "It's my birthday." (duh). heheh. Happy 2-8!!!!

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  32. cute and I immediately thought of a top I have that is very similar!  thx!

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  33. I am glad to see that everyone was nice to you on your blog J. I like the risk you take with this outfit. Looks great on you (like everything else) on a side note I have started trying to use celeb pics to inspire me with my own clothes, and all I think when I look at pics is "oh J has the perfect pieces for this outfit! Must resist the urge to keep going shopping!

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  34. jseverydayfashionJuly 29, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Thanks Kimberly, you are too sweet! :-)

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  35. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fabulous time
    love the top untucked
    guess i never thought about dressing up for my birthday just because
    i think i will start this year!
    thanks for the suggestion
    brett

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  36. WOW!!  Love love this outfit!!  Totally hot and I absolutely love it!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a fun time celebrating it!! :)

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  37. thank's for inspiration! great! follow you now,if you like my blog , follow me too. xooo

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  38. I just celebrated the 20th anniversary of my 30th Birthday! I ALWAYS dress up on my Birthday. You should SEE my fascinator and "jewelry"! It was fun.....in the Philippines, it is common practice to bring your own birthday cake to share with your friends and co-workers. I LOVE it that I get to decide what I do for my birthday. Hope your day was awesome! Cheers! xoxo

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  39. Very cute top. If it goes missing, you'll know where to find it ;)

    I'm not sure I like how long it is in the back, but tucking it in is a must! I love the skirt and shoes also! I just don't think it would have looked right paired with anything else!

    Jessica.

    http://www.JessicaWearsPearls.com

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  40. You look incredible and sexy. Your legs look fantastic on this! WOW!

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