Birthday Musings









I know I know... I just had to jump on the gold balloon band wagon and you know what, I have no apologies! I think they're super cute and really stand out for photos. Also they really highlight whatever it is you want to highlight with them: a name, an age, an event, you name it! Today, they're helping me mark my birthday. Helloooo 27!

I've been feeling a little ambivalent about turning 27 this year, or having a birthday in general. I know 27 isn't old... it's just older than 26. And I know anyone that is older than 27 reading this is probably shaking their head saying: What are you complaining about?!?!!?

In all honesty this year I really had to shift my mindset from thinking "I'm never going to see 26 again" to "I can't wait to see what 27 has to offer!" I feel at some point, we all reach an age (which can be different for everyone) where we start to dread our birthdays or getting a little older, rather than having the excitement we felt when we were younger.

I still remember how excited I was when I turned 10 (double digits we're a big deal), or when 16 approached and I got my driver's licence. At those moments, I was excited for the opportunities and events that I knew would come with turning a year older. I've realized that birthdays should still feel that way at every age. Another year can bring an endless amount of opportunities and experiences that contribute to who you are as a person. Now all you have to ask yourself - is what kind of person do you want to be?

No matter how old or young we are I think it's important to look forward to what the future may have to offer and work towards any goals that will take you to where you want to be in life. I don't look back to my last 26 years with any regret, but rather learning experiences and moments in time that have contributed to who I am today. At 27, I still have a lot of learning to do, a ton of growing to do and so many more goals to reach! - and that makes me excited!

Virtual cheers to the next 27 years and beyond!

O U T F I T  D E T A I L S:
1. Jacket: BlankNYC
2. Top: Anthropologie similar
3. Choker: Brandy Melville similar
4. Booties: similar
5. Clutch: YSL similar

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  1. Awww that's so cute! I've always wanted to get those balloons :)

    And happy birthday beauty! Stay amazing!

    Boyu
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    1. Thanks love! Aren't they cute? You should for your next event!

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  2. Love this look. So laid back, but still super chic!
    And happy B-day :D

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    1. Thanks for the birthday greet love!

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  3. Happy birthday! You look fabulous and those balloons are super fun. I agree, we should always look forward to the future.

    xo
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    1. Thanks Carina! I'm really love the balloons too. Cheers to a positive future!

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  4. Happy Celebration! and great look!
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  5. Happy birthday babe! You look so young and fabulous! Love your outfit xoxo, sharon

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    1. Thanks babe! You're so sweet! You've made my day =)

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  6. Happy birthday!! And no shame about the gold balloons, they're cute and fun, so why not?! :) You look gorgeous. I wish I could pull off leggings like those, but I don't have the legs for it!

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    1. No shame right! Anyone can pull off those leggings! They're actually really flattering if worn with the right top or tunic.

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  7. What a fabulous outfit! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Obsessed with your jacket and shoes xo

    The Daily Delicacy

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  8. Happy belated birthday! Your mini dress is gorgeous with the moto jacket :)

    Hope you have a great year this year! :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Mica. I'm really loving this moto jacket right now.

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  9. Happy birthday!! You look beautiful!

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  10. Top ! comme toujours !
    Kiss, Elodie
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  11. Happy 27th birthday Rina! It must have been fun carrying the balloons around, did you get lots of people wishing you happy birthday while you carried them?

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    1. Thanks love! I actually just brought them straight to where I was taking the photos so I didn't run into too many people =P Best to avoid that attention lol

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  12. Happy happy birthday! You look so beautiful, and cute jacket!

    Love,
    M
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  13. Yay! Happy birthday! (ps. I love the gold-ballon wagon!)
    WritingMonique

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  14. Oh Happy happy Birthday dear, I wish you all the very best! This outfit is seriously such a perfect birthday look :)
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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    1. Thanks Carmen! I wanted to go a little more cas this year =)

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  15. Ohh, happy bday gorgeous! Hope you'll have the best year so far and, of course, that you'll never stop developing and working for your dreams and goals and that you'll see the product of it! And love your outfit, so chic with the choker and the shoes! Lots of love! Xx

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    1. I hope so babe! Thanks for all the continuous support, it means a lot!

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  16. You look beautiful!
    Wow xxx
    Happy birthday:)

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  17. Happy birthday Rina! Hope you have an amazing year to come with lots of new opportunities and adventures!
    You look absolutely gorgeous (and I love the gold balloons!)
    Julia x
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    1. Thanks babe! I feel like it's going to be a good year!

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  18. I definitely agree with what you said about the future! Great post darling and Happy (belated) Birthday.

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    Dakota D.
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  19. Happy bday doll!!!!
    You look stunning as always! love your style,
    Emma
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    1. Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words Emma!

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  20. You're such a beauty and this outfit is completely magical. Happy birthday, hun.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks Lenya. That's so sweet of you to say!

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  21. Happy Birthday!

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  22. Happy bday babe! And yeah, those balloons look amazing, you have nothing to feel guilty for. x

    Happy weekend,
    Andreea
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  23. I wish you a very Happy 27th Birthday, pretty girl! I am also loving your outfit. Love these neutrals together :)

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    1. Thanks Candace! You can't go wrong with neutrals.

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  24. Happy Birthday!!! I remember 27 feeling like a strange in between type birthday. You have a great attitude about being excited for what is to come!

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    1. Thanks Kasie! I'm trying to stay positive, after all you attract what you put out ;)

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  25. Love your outfit & these photos! Happy birthday!

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  26. hope you had a great birthday x

    loved the post


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    Soph

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  27. Your outfit is gorgeous, this log white top is unique, love it! Happy birthday!!!
    kisses
    Cinzia
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    1. Thanks Cinzia, I really love the hemline to it.

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  28. yep we shall never stop learning1 it's another year to achieve your goals, make your dreams come true, or if the universe decides it's premature for that, get a few steps closer! happy birthday babe!

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    1. I totally agree Wynne! Way to go with that positive attitude! Thanks for the greet =)

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  29. I think i am gona get some golden ballons to for my BDay on September ;)

    Many happy returns on your Birthday dear!!!!

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    1. You should! They're a lot of fun! Thanks for the birthday greet!

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  30. Very lovely! I like this so much,

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  31. Amazing look, so nice!
    Happy B-day ;)
    - Bianca Unhas

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  32. Happy Birthday hun! You look gorgeous as always, hope you have a stunning day and enjoy being 27 it just gets better after that :)

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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    1. Thanks babe, It was an amazing weekend I feel blessed. I look forward to everything to come... it's all uphill from here right =)

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  33. Happy Birthday Hun! Loving your outfit! Also your your jacket and shoes, obsessed! x

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  34. We are July babies :) ^^ xx Celebrated my birthday yesterday!

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    1. Happy Belated Birthday love! My birth month twin =)

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  35. Hope you had an amazing day chica! xxx

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  36. Happy belated birthday and I love your cool look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  37. Happy birthday! If that's not a great excuse for giant gold balloons I don't know what is!

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I think the balloons are justifiable in this occasion =)

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  38. Happy belated birthday! Looking gorgeous as always. We hope your special day will bring you lots of happiness, love and fun. You deserve them a lot. Enjoy!
    OX,
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    1. Thanks loves! That such a sweet birthday greeting, I really appreciate it!

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  39. Happy belated birthday, beautiful! I'm 27, too, but I'll be turning 28 in September (yikes!). Ever since I hit 25, ever birthday since then has been a little gulp for me, I have no other way to describe it, haha, so I can definitely relate to all you've shared in this post and I appreciate your advice! You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit, which I adore! I have a BLANKNYC jacket that I'm seriously in love with, and I'm really loving yours here, too! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! I totally know how you feel... but it's okay we're going to stay positive! There are a lot worse things that could happen that simply getting older.. It's a part of life =)

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  40. I hope you had a great birthday! Love your outfit babe! You look so stunning!!

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  41. Such a cute look! And happy birthday!!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  42. Happy Birthday!!! I'm sure 27 will bring many exciting and enjoyable memories! And that moto jacket is so cute!

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    1. Thanks Rach! I think you're right!

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  43. happy birthday babe! you look fabulous!

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  44. Happy birthday! You look beautiful! :) Time flies, but life just gets better and better with age.

    Xo,
    Miki
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    1. So right! Different opportunities, experiences and much more memories to be made!

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  45. many congratulations! your hair is so gorgeous!
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  46. Happy belated Birthday Rina! You look absolutely stunning and I love your outfit, it's ultra-chic and sophisticated. The over-the-top balloons are completely fabulous and fitting for the occasion. I'm glad to hear you've changed your mindset about birthdays and adopted a much more positive way of viewing the future! That's a really refreshing way of looking at it!

    Saba xx

    www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

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  47. HappyBDAy!
    Your blog is amazing...and those shoes too! ;)
    Love your job.
    Consulenza d'immagine
    Cheers

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  48. Hope you had a great birthday. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I just turned 33, and I feel like after 30 I just get surprised every time it's my birthday and realise how old I am because in by head I'm still 28!
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