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Birthday Brights

So…yesterday was my birthday. I’ve officially entered into the final year of my 20s. It’s crazy to think how fast time has gone by. Wasn’t I just turning 21 yesterday???

It’s been a little while since a style post has appeared on the site. Here’s the thing: the last month or so of school I was just…not feeling so awesome. I had hurt my hand, which benched me from lifting weights at the gym like I was used to. My gym routine got completely messed up. I wasn’t sure what to do with myself; I hate running, so taking that up as an option just wasn’t going to work. Trying out classes where there would be a lot of impact involved wasn’t going to work either; my back doesn’t take kindly to jumping around. Oh, the signs of getting older, don’t you love it?

turquoise dress outfit

Anyway, the stress of the last month of school paired with incredibly reduced gym time = I was not interested in anyone taking a photo of me. Thankfully, the end of school has meant that my mornings have now opened up, and I’m able to try some new things during the day…like taking some Pure Barre classes. I already feel 100% better. The classes are not easy, but I’m able to do most everything even when my hand flares up a bit. Hopefully this is something that will stick long term, since it is definitely something I’ve enjoyed these past two weeks!

statement necklace

Moving on to the outfit today. Even though my typical attire during the summertime is pretty much yoga pants and a tee shirt, it only seemed appropriate to get dressed up for a nice dinner for my birthday. Justin and I went to Sidebern’s over in Tampa for a really awesome tasting menu experience. So so good. Of course, it wouldn’t be an outfit of mine if it didn’t involve Marshalls (and T.J. Maxx too) from head to toe. Seriously. Even this statement necklace…which is one of my newest obsessions.  I absolutely love that I can put together a fun outfit like this and not spend an exorbitant amount of money….since we may or may not have spent a good deal on my birthday dinner instead….

Do you like to dress up for your birthday?

turquoise dress outfit

Printed dress: purchased at Marshalls // Statement necklace: Lydell NYC, purchased at T.J. Maxx // Studded handbag: MMS, purchased at T.J. Maxx (similar at DSW) // Heels: Betsey Johnson, purchased at Marshalls




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