Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Come Rain or Shine

Modern Vintage Boots (also seen here), La Mer watch, Forever 21 bag and skirt, H&M top

You can see how wet the sidewalks are from the rain.





Cupcakes from Vanilla Bake Shop

I celebrated a birthday last week (Thursday, to be exact) and opted for smaller, more intimate celebrations over one big event. While my birthdays of the past signified big parties, lots of people, and trendy venues, they've evolved into quiet nights, dinners with friends and, of course, cupcakes! We went to dinner with friends on Saturday and due to the rain, gloominess, and unreasonably cold temperatures, this was the first year I've ever worn winter boots and a long sleeved top for my July birthday. Regardless of the weather, we had a fantastic time. Thank you to Gabe and my friends and family for making my day (and the entire week) very special!

56 comments:

annelise said...

Happy birthday for last week, gorgeous!!

I was so inspired by your yoga post the other day that I pulled out my old yoga DVD - just did a relatively easy thirty minutes and I feel so great right now! So thanks for the inspiration!

Krystal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope it was great :) I love the pop of color with this skirt :)

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

You are so adorable! I love this outfit. The color of that skirt is fabulous. And those cupcakes...YUM!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Belated happy birthday sweetie! This year, I will be going for a small intimate birthday too, that will be tomorrow. You look great. I love your outfit as always.

ceo said...

Happy Birthday and Fabulous outfit sweetie!

xxx
CEO

this free bird said...

Happy Belated Birthday Valerie!! You look super cute in these pics!! Hope you had a great day :)

xoxo-Carrie

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Birthday,sweetie!!!! It sounds great! Those boots look amazing on you:) Have a fantastic day and see you soon:)

Ps: Yummy cupcakes...I want one too:) hahaha

Lovely B. said...

Happy belated Birthday pretty girl! Love the black and periwinkle color combo and I've had my eye on that La Mer watch for quite some time. I'm obsessed with all types of wrap wrist accessories.

Have a great Wednesday!

Leia said...

You look gorgeous!

Leia's Delights

Erica said...

Happy belated Bday my fellow Cancer! We are only two days apart!
Love the whole look. Especially the skirt and accessories.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Happy belated birthday!

Kate said...

Aww, happy birthday lady!! You looked gorgeous - those boots are fab & I love the purple & black combo! Glad to hear you had a good birthday week! :)

Mandy said...

Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like you're a cancer like me ;) Very cute outfit - it feels very fallish, although I am not even thinking about fall right now! <3 the boots.

Jess said...

Happy Birthday, sweetheart! I love how you paired electric blue with all black. Gorgeous.

And be sure to check out my most recent post - I gave you an award!
xo

Cara said...

Happy Birthday!
The bag is adorable!
<3

Clara said...

amazing look
lovely blog!
xx

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

You look amazing as always!!! Love that skirt and those boots! :)

Gabriel said...

Happy Birthday! It was so much fun, boots and all!

California Wife said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had a great time, and your outfit is fantastic!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Val and I love your boots. You look like a rock star!


xx
Nikki

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, my love! I cannot imagine a more scrummy way to celebrate than with cupcakes - yum!

Can I just say that I am in love with Every. Single. Aspect. Of. This. Ensemble. Ohmigosh it is gorg! The boots, the bag, the skirt, the watch, the top - I'm just head over heels. You look beautiful!! :)

Alison said...

Happy birthday, pretty lady!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Happy bday!! Love the color of the skirt and cute cute bag!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday!:D Loving the skirt, such a pretty rich shade!:D

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Fashion Meets Food said...

Love the outfit absolutely amazing! Gorgeous as always! I wish I had your body! Totally jealous!

xo

Lindsay said...

You are gorgeous! I still can't believe I missed your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! xoxooxo

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope those cupcakes tasted as good as they look!!
I am LOVING those boots and the pop of color with that blue is perfect!

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Andrea said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! You look so pretty, and those cupcakes are calling my name!

Lisa Griffin said...

What a cute outfit, the purple and black is edgy with a feminine flair, happy birthday!
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Taj Acosta said...

Those are some great boots! I love boots so much I almost wish I could wear them in summer! Looking glam my dear!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Glad you had a fun day gorgeous! Crazy weather, huh? At least you had a fab outfit to wear. Those boots are amazing!!! xoxo

Ms. Pink said...

I love this look :)

mp
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Mrs. Hesson said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! You look stunning!

Jammer said...

Happy late birthday! Those cupcakes look awesome!

naomemandeflores said...

Hey, happy birthday! You look lovely, great outfit!

Indie.Tea said...

That (your outfit) is so cute! I love the bright skirt with the black.
Happy belated birthday

Kiki said...

Happy belated birthday - and PS. you always look great in those outfits of yours!!!

XOXO
Kiki

Alexandra said...

Hope you had a great birthday :-) Those cupcakes look delicious! I love the skirt, it looks wonderful with the black.

Alicia said...

Happy birthday! ;) More intimate celebrations are my favorite.

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the Modern Vintage boots! They make the coolest shoes.

Bren said...

OMG, Valerie...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! :D I hope you had an amazing day, surrounded by the people you love!

I honestly don't think you can look any cuter than you do in these photos! Absolutely ADORABLE, head to toe! And, that watch!!! LOVE!!!

Btw, I'm pretty obsessed with Vanilla Bakeshop! Their Meyer Lemon Raspberry cupcake and ice box dessert, as well as their Passion Fruit tarts are my faves!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Morning Cloak said...

Happy birthday girl! I have one question: How do you get your hair to curl like that? It's lovely.

Naina said...

Valerie-Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a great time. You look fabulous (as always!) : )

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I love the tulip skirt and your fab Modern Vintage boots. Happy birthday, beautiful! It sounds like a blast :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Happy happy birthday!!! Those cupcakes look delicious. I love your whole outfit, but those boots are most intriguing to me =)

georgia~gigi said...

Valerie, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday pretty girl! Glad to hear is was a good one! You looked Rockin' in the outfit!
Smoochies
gigi

MissNeira said...

Love love love the skirt.. such a great color. and you look adorable!

Josie said...

Happy birthday, doll! It sounds like you had a lovely birthday, and of course you looked fabulous for it! I am literally in love with that skirt.
xo Josie
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B a la Moda said...

Happy Birthday for last week. Love you boots and the blue skirt. You look gorgeous.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Lana said...

Your skirt and the cupcakes both look amazing!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Happy late Birthday! You look so lovely in this outfit and glowing - just as it should be on one's special day! xoxo

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

u are SUCH a doll!!!! - thanks for the lovey comments u leave - soooooooo beyond loved!!! - and umm HELLO HOT STUFF - loven' the outfit!!!! - i LOVE Modern Vintage for boots! - and why do i NEVER find the "good" stuff in Forever 21?! - i LOVE that skirt!!!!! - whenever i'm there i walk out with nothing :o( ..

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Bionica said...

Happy Birthday even though it's a few days late =)

I do love that watch!!!!
so very cool

-Bionica

Marcie said...

Love that skirt and top together. The black top makes the skirt pop. You have such great style, Val. I am glad you had a great birthday!

xo Marcie

Torrie said...

Happy [belated] Birthday Valerie!!

I just went to the beach with my cousin (who lives in SM) and we went to Vanilla Bake Shop. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I had never been there before and now every trip there will need to include a 'cupcake pick-up' :). And you're right about the weather! My cousin told me that it's been very cold this summer but we decided to go to the beach anyways, since it was our only day to hang out before Jacob goes to camp next week (and I would hear about it for a lifetime if he didn't get to the beach!). We got lucky w/ a 'pocket' of sunshine.

Again, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!