Monday, May 4, 2015

Best Dressed Birthday Party - Part One.

Happy May 4th 2015 everyone and Happy Monday - the first one of the month!! It is my birthday today. As of midnight, I am 35 years young. Saying that, kind of sounds like a lot of years, but it is what it is. I have never been one to hide my age. I am proud of my age and proud of whatever experience, growth, wrinkles, gray hairs and everything else I have accumulated with it. So, today, in honor of my Birthday, for the third year in a row I bring you a Special Blog Birthday Party, where a lot of you get to be part of, as well. So thank you in advance for being my Fabulous, Beautiful, Well-Dressed Guests! The party starts today but there will be a second part tomorrow so come back to visit =). And stay tuned for more Fun Collaborations and Cute Outfits featuring Dresses and Skirts, all week long. Thank You.

Like I mentioned last year in my Special Birthday Post I usually wear a brand-new dress for my Birthday. Today is no exception: this White, Girly Fit+Flare Dress with embroidered flowers is new, an early Birthday Gift from my mamma, from earlier this April. Everything else I wore with it, except my bracelet, are new. Nothing like a Crisp LWD for Spring or Summer for that matter. I love the girly flouncy fit+flare skirt of this one and the gorgeous palettes of flowers in the front, off each side. They are Turquoise and Metallic Gold, embroidered over the white. I added more Floral and pops of Turquoise via my Rose-Print Silky Pumps (I have wanted a pair like these in a long while, I am glad I finally own them). I also added a pop of Coral by pairing my Patent Leather Clutch with Sparkly Statement Earrings. They may be long, but they are very light. The earrings are like pave little doilies. The Gold-tone Cocktail Ring has this light Coral Stone on it. The Rainbow-Colored Pave Bracelet ties in all the pops of Color from this Outfit. I even put on a New Orange-Coral Lipstick. I wore this outfit two days ago, on Saturday for an early intimate little birthday celebration. My husband and I did an early dinner/happy hour of mussels, calamari salad, T-bone steaks, grilled asparagus, cocktails and tiramisu ice-cream cake. I definitely was overdressed, but better than being under-dressed. What do you think of my New, Birthday Dress and how I styled it? I found gorgeous ones which I linked, as well =)
Gold-tone, Asymmetrical Cocktail Ring w/ light Coral Stone: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (similar fun option, best deal, love this), (gorgeous option by Kate Spade, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option by INC).
Gold-tone, Asymmetrical Cocktail Ring w/ light Coral Stone: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (similar fun option, best deal, love this), (gorgeous option by Kate Spade, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option by INC).

I asked these ladies (whose blogs are daily reads for me) to style a Dress of their choice as a Birthday Outfit and say something about their outfit, as well. So, here they are all looking gorgeous and all dressed up for a Fun, Stylish, Girly Birthday Party! Thank you for being a part of this Special Day, Ladies. You all stepped up the style factor and as a huge Dresses Lover, I am loving so many of these Dresses and that Gorgeous, Floaty Maxi Skirt. Linked on their names, is each of their blogs.

Dress: Trouve
Heels: Bandolino
Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Necklace: Isabel & Chloe
Earrings: Isabel & Chloe
"I don't have a LBD and this plum flutter sleeve dress fits the bill as my go to dress for special occasions! In the colder months, I wear it with tights and boots and for this springtime look, I've styled it with fun printed heels and a few dainty jewelry pieces. Happy Birthday Ada!"

Dress: Valentino (Ewa Bazaar)
Shoes: Gucci
Clutch: Ralph Lauren
Belt: Burberry Prorsum
"First and foremost Happy Birthday Ada!  This is the perfect dress for a birthday party.  I feel so girly in this and of course I have to belt it.  It's perfect for May birthdays because it's floral and great for spring. The greatest part is you can wear this so many different ways and for different occasions."

WHITNEY.
Dress: Land's End
Denim Jacket: Aeropostale 
Bracelet: Gift
Sandals: Target
"On my birthday, I always want to feel extra cute but also comfy!  A jersey maxi dress is the perfect combination of elegance and ease.  This tulip-hemmed dress can be worn dressed-up on it's own or relaxed with a denim jacket.  Some glittery sandals add a little sparkle to a birthday ensemble!  Happy Birthday, Ada!"

LINDA.
Maxi: Giant Tiger
Denim:Target
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: My mom
"When Ada first approached me about her Birthday celebration, like any great party I struggled over what to wear.... finally I decided on my Mad Maxi which I got to wear for the very first time on Ada's Birthday weekend last year just seemed the perfect dress for this year's celebration.  Winter has been so long and we have suffered without our last seasons favourites far to long.  Whether buying a new dress for her birthday or pulling out an ole favourite, lets just get our party dresses on and celebrate.  This maxi that throws me back to the 70's was a great find at a Canadian Store, Giant Tiger. A great place to find great deals.
I finally found a denim jacket that I love from Target (before it left Canada) and of course a maxi always just seems perfect with a great pair of Converse.
Happy Birthday Ada have a wonder celebration with your family and I wish we could all be there with you."

Dress: Finders Keepers (more of their line here)
Necklace: Michael Kors (similar here)
Shoes: Gap (similar here
Earrings: Banana Republic 
Bracelet: Stella&Dot 
Watch: Michele 
Sunglasses: Prada
"Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea, and I am the "ginger" behind Ginger Side of Life a fashion and travel blog. I am currently traveling for 5 months exploring the world. So when Ada asked me to participate in her birthday celebration post I was so excited to reminisce about the fun dresses I have worn. I felt that this sunny, playful floral print dress was perfect for the occasion. Happy birthday Ada!"

Dress: Free People
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: Nadri, Stella & Dot, JCrew
Ring: Banana Republic
Clutch: Vince Camuto
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
"I decided to pull out one of my favorite dresses - this dress in particular because it was the dress I was wearing in a post where I first "met" Ada! In that post, I was paired it with colorblock wedges. This time, I grabbed some patent slingbacks and ultimately just let the pretty details of the dress speak for itself."

Top: Joe Fresh (very old)
Shoes: Joe Fresh (old)
"When I go to a party I want to be able to move freely. This floaty skirt in pretty pink is perfect for dancing! I paired it with a simple top that I cropped by knotting it in the back - after much reluctance I'm finally embracing the crop-top trend. If you can't beat them, join them!"

ALEX.
Dress: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom
Heels: Payless
Necklace: Target
"When Ada asked me to style a dress for her birthday, I wanted to feature the dress I wore for a special day of my own--my sorority's Spring Formal! For Formal, I chose this lace sheath dress in mint, the perfect spring color. I accessorized with a glam statement necklace and nude heels. I hope Ada's day is as fun as Formal was! Happy birthday, Ada!"

Thanks again all of you for being a part of this big Guest/Collaboration Post and to all of you my readers - Thank You for Reading and for being thoughtful and wonderful!


P.S. I am linking up with  Alycia, Carrie, Carly,

I wanted to wrap it up with a little surprise I saw when I logged into Google today. Yep, Google wishing me a Happy Birthday. Ain't that cool?




 

44 comments:

  1. How fun is this!!?? What a lovely bunch of ladies today! I love your white dress Ada! Your mom has great taste! I hope you have an amazing birthday and a year filled with blessings! Susan

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  2. Happy Birthday sweet lady!!! What a great post, love your dress and how you've styled it and also love your thoughts on growing older and being proud of your age! All of these fab bloggers look amazing too. Enjoy your special day Ada:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  3. Happy birthday, Ada! Your new dress and shoes are absolutely fantastic! Loving everyone's looks for your birthday party!

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  4. Love all these looks - your shoes are fab!

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  5. Happy Birthday Ada! Your dress is beautiful and I love how you styled it! Thank you for inviting me to join the fun! Love seeing everyone's dresses!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. Happy Birthday , Ada! What a fun idea to celebrate your birthday! Have an amazing week!
    xo,
    Monica
    http://GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy birthday! You look beautiful and your dress is very elegant indeed, love the shoes too, great styling ;)

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  8. Happy birthday! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of the festivities! I remember when you first did this! Can't believe this is the third! Have a great birthday!
    -Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  9. Happy Birthday Ada!! Today is my younger sister's birthday too! I hope you have a great birthday and you look gorgeous in that dress. So pretty!

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  10. What a fun look! Happy birthday Ada! I LOVE this look on you and please bring us more! ;)

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

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  11. You look fabulous for your birthday, Ada! Happy birthday!!! Love love those floral pumps. And all these ladies look amazing. ~Cynthia

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  12. Happy happy birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day and you look gorgeous!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  13. Those SHOES! So pretty. What a fun and festive outfit. Happy Birthday Ada!!

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  14. Love this dress on you! The fit is perfect on you and I adore the detailing. Happy Birthday!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  15. Happy birthday Ada! I hope you have an amazing day. You deserve it. You look beautiful in the dress you chose! White looks good on you. Your pumps were the perfect choice. How fun that you had these other gorgeous ladies join you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  16. That dress is perfect for a birthday celebration! love your clutch too and fun floral pumps.. All these ladies are beautiful in their best dresses.. Can't wait to see part two

    Happy Medley

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  17. Happy birthday! And 35 is a great age to be - take it from a 37 year old. ;)

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  18. Happy Birthday Girl! We are totally twinning! We should totally do a Post together wearing similar outfits! That would be fun! I hope you have a great birthday!
    Love, Iris

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  19. Happy Birthday, darling! You are looking as beautiful as ever! I LOVE your birthday dress. I was sold at "gold embroidery." I ordered what will hopefully be my birthday dress this weekend. I can't wait for it to arrive to see if it works out! Thanks again for inviting me to your birthday party :)

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  20. Happy Birthday girl, you look so pretty!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy Birthday Ada! You look absolutely gorgeous in your new dress, and I love how you styled it. My birthday is in May too - I think it's the best birthday month :)! Great idea to feature other lovely ladies in their dresses - I will go check them out. Have a wonderful week!

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  22. Yay!!! Happy birthday Ada!!! You look drop dead gorgeous! Love that white dress on you! Enjoy your day!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  23. Firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :-D Hope you had a good one. Secondly, that dress is so gorgeous! I love the embroidery up the sides and the shape is so flattering. You look beautiful! So glad you found me!

    Liz
    http://lizzieinlace.blogspot.com

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  24. Happy Birthday!! You look perfect in this dress. Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your very special day!! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. Happy Birthday!! You look perfect in this dress. Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your very special day!! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  26. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing one. You look stunning by the way.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  27. Happiest of Birthday wishes to you. You are one adorable 35 year old, which by the way, is still so very young. Love the beautiful gals you featured this week.

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  28. Happy Birthday Ada!! You look so pretty in your white dress and fabulous shoes! I'm a fellow 35-year old, it's a great age. Young enough to do whatever the heck you want, but old enough to know better lol
    Thanks so much for including me in your special day!

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  29. Happy Birthday Ada, you look great :) Loving your dress and shoes ...

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, eek it is my birthday tomorrow..

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  30. Your dress is beautiful birthday girl! and I just love the colourful shoes.

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  31. Happy Birthday Ada, you look beautiful in that dress and I love your floral pumps as well! Hope you have a great one :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  32. Happy birthday Ada!! I hope you had a wonderful day! I love your fab dress and I love that you had all these lovely ladies come celebrate with you. You look fab!!

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  33. Happy, happy birthday girl!!! You look GREAT in this beautiful white dress with the pink accessories! And, I am starting to be more humble about my age and I have 2 years on you! I LOVE that you invited several other bloggers to share their dresses today... and, several of them I have never heard of before, so I'll need to visit their pages!

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  34. Happy birthday, Ada! This dress is lovely on you, and those shoes! The floral print is amazing.

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you have a fabulous week!

    Amber

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  35. Happy Birthday Ada! You look gorgeous! I especially love the shoes you picked. Hope you had a wonderful day!

    -Katie

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  36. Happy birthday Ada. And what a lovely dress, love the details on it! Hope you enjoyed your special day!!! Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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  37. Happy Birthday Ada! That white dress is gorgeous on you.

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  38. You look great! Love the dress! Happy Birthday!
    Carolyn

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  39. This is a great dress on you and loving those floral heels. You are surrounded by a group of stylish ladies!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  40. Happy Birthday Ada!!! I love your dress and girl I am loving the show of legs and high pumps, looking lovely. I think this is a neat collaboration and I think it is fun how Carylee remembered the dress she is styling as being one she met you in.
    Rachelxo

    Garay Treasures

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  41. what a wonderful post Ada, actually both your birthday posts are very special.so happy I could be in your company and the company of so many awesome bloggers. Hope your day was wonderful

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  42. Happy Birthday Ada! I am trying to get back into all the fashion link ups but life has been a bit hectic lately.

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  43. Those heels! That dress! So adorable! I am loving the close up accessories shots!

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