It's My Birthday Party! (Part One).

I started blogging (sporadically) since Spring 2012, around the same time I got pregnant with Vivian and the following year, for my birthday, when Vivian was only 3.5 months old, I decided to do a Blog Birthday Party on my blog - a tradition I have kept going for years. Today is the tenth year I do a blog birthday party. And on this tenth year of blogging birthday celebrations I get to celebrate and enjoy it as a mother of two. But, what is a Blog Birthday Party that you ask?! It's a special celebration blog post where I get to dress up, celebrate my birthday virtually with you here on my blog, and invite some of my closest blogging friends as well. The last 4-5 years my blog birthday party has gotten bigger and bigger, with lots of guests (my blogging friends), so I have separated it into two posts. Today is part one and I get to wear this gorgeous gold floral brocade bubble mini dress by Red Dress - thanks to a birthday shopping spree by my beau. Thank You Babe!!

Birthdays remind us that we got to make another 365 day trip around the Sun and for that I am so very thankful! Another thing I am the most thankful for this year - my baby girl Gisele. She is the best gift 🎁 to have on my birthday and always!!

Wore this new gold bubble dress by #reddress for a mini early birthday celebration this past Sunday. And I felt great wearing it 7 months postpartum because I was lucky enough to loose (pretty much right away) all of the pregnancy weight and the Covid weight I gained the last couple of years. It’s great ti get dressed up sometimes and wear a pretty dress which is so me. I think we should wear clothes that make us happy and in which we feel great in, right?! I consider my long legs to be my best feature so why not show them off, even if I am a mom! I don’t believe certain styles have an expiration date or age limits. Don’t let other people, their opinions or mentality dictate what you can wear at what age. That’s so silly. If you feel great wearing them, just do it!! Because you only have ONE LIFE TO LIVE! Just make sure to walk in Confidence and always wear a Smile because that is the best accessory!! 

A year ago today on my birthday, I was sick in bed with Covid, but man what a year it has been: one I have accomplished so much in, with Gisele being born being the sweet cherry on top of an amazing cake! Thank You God for every blessing you brought to me this past year! Here is to another year and to watching my loved ones happy and healthy! I am so BLESSED!!

I am in love with this pretty dress with the bow belt. It is a beautiful piece which makes a statement (linking similar dresses on the widget below). As I mentioned you can get this dress from the Red Dress Boutique online. So happy with all the dresses I got from there, but by far this gold jacquard dress (or is it brocade?!) is my favorite. I need a special occasion to wear it. I paired this golden dress with colorful tortoise hoop dangly statement earrings and matching necklace (both by Loft). I also added a bunch of bracelets in coordinating neutral earthy colors like gold, brown, sage and olive. I am wearing these beautiful nude sandals with simple two straps and beautiful textured cylinder heels (they are gorgeous and they are from Target). I kept my makeup simple like I usually do and yeay for a good hair day and natural wave!

Now let's take a look at my well-dressed friends. Everyone looks gorgeous. I love the white+black floral maxi dresses of two of my friends (Mireille and Jodie) and Jennifer's mini skirt look with all the French vibes. Brandi's picnic dressy look with the stunning rose dress is so sophisticated. Kellyann's hot pink dress in her signature color is a party on its own. Lucy is a fashionista as always and Jill's dress that looks like a sophisticated skirt+blouse is so dreamy. Thank you all for participating and for the beautiful birthday wishes!

"Happy Birthday Ada!! I hope you have a wonderful day! I am so glad that we became friends! Love you."

"Happy birthday to my beautiful blogging friend,  Ada! You are a wonderful mama and I love seeing you interact with both of your girls! Looking forward to another year of collaboration with you and seeing what cute styles you will share.

I am wearing a new dress from Express and thought it would a pretty dress to celebrate a friend's birthday.  I wore it on Pascha day and see myself wearing it for years to come. My first time shopping in store at an Express and I will be back at the mall in the future! Happy birthday once again!!"

"I’ve been waiting to wear this dress for a special occasion and what occasion is better than Ada’s birthday! Ada, wishing you the best, fun filled day! I’m so glad we connected through blogging and hope one day we’ll meet in real life!"

"I had to wear hot pink to celebrate my sweet friend's birthday! Ada has been supportive and encouraging along my blogging journey and I so appreciate it. This J Crew dress was given to me by a friend who ordered it as a "final sale" that could not be returned. What did not work for her has been a great dress for me! It's a dress I've worn to a wedding and now to celebrate Ada! I added my clear heels and pearl stretch bracelet along with simple gold hoops. A dress like this does not require much accessorizing but definitely says it's time to celebrate! Cheers to you, Ada! Kindest regards, Kellyann."

"I am wishing my Blogger Friend Ada a very special Happy Birthday!  I been following Ada on Instagram for a couple of years but really got to know her this year because she invited me to collaborate with her on her MODA Thursdays blog post.  What I’ve learned about Ada is that she really smart, she writes poetry, and she loves being a mother so much.  She has the two cutest, sweetest girls.  Ada and I love talking about the things we see on the socials and she has been extremely helpful to me and my blogger journey.  

Girl, I hope you have the best birthday!  Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for all the encouragement!  I am happy to be apart of your celebration this year. 🎉🎉🎉"

"Birthdays are always fun to celebrate because each year is a gift. Happiest of birthdays Ada, and thanks for inviting me to join the party!! May your year shine as bright as your personality!"

"It's beautiful Ada's Birthday and I'm so happy for her!  Wishing her many blessings on this special day.  Ada is an amazing lady- she is a wonderful mom, a giving person and the sweetest and kindest of people I've ever met (even if only online!)- I feel like I've known her forever!  Ada, you are deserving of all the very best.  Tanti Auguri Bella!
Lucy xx"

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  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one.

  2. Happy Birthday beautiful friend, you look incredible! I love the dress and could not agree more - wear what you like and celebrate your body. You have great legs and this really showcases them in such a sophisticated way. God bless you now and always!

  3. Aw, happy birthday, Ada! I am loving you in the neutral look- it's so pretty and chic!


  4. Your dress is truly magnificent just like you Ada!! Happiest of birthdays,

  5. Happy birthday Ada! This dress is stunning on you. I hope you enjoyed your special day and thanks for the link up!

  6. Love this new dress of yours! The bubble hem is really fun and the dress is so flattering! Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and keep on celebrating!

  7. This dress is gorgeous on you! I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Happy Birthday- Tanti Auguri Cara Ada! What a fun post and you look terrific! Tomorrow you'll find yourself linked on my post too!! xx

  9. That is such a lovely dress on you! I love the bubble hem!

  10. Hope you had a great birthday Ada!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  11. I adore this dress! The balloon style is so cute and I really like the print and the color is so great on you. Gorgeous! Happy, Happy Birthday!



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