Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, yo

What is it that you look most forward to on a friend's birthdays? I could tell you that a large part of it involves dressing up and looking pretty for the party. Also, the joy on your friend's face when she unwraps her gifts to find things she absolutely adores. The gastronomical reasons are not far behind. (Yes, I'm a self confessed foodie) It was my friend's birthday and we went to a place called 'Fireflies' where Cosmos and Fire wood pizzas were the order of the day. Endless chatter, a gorgeous birthday cake, lots of gifts, lots of pictures and a lot of promises for our last year together were on the agenda. Check all. I absolutely love birthday parties. Don't you?
I wore a black tube dress with ruffles at the top from Dotti and a flower brooch to give it that extra spunk. I wore a string of pearls and chains across my chest...uhmm..I don't know why :) It just seemed to complete the look. My favourite part? The polka dot net stockings. They came in the most gorgeous box of Leona Edmiston and are more commonly called the 'opal tights'. Paired that with my black booties and a dash of blue and silver sequins in the clutch from Forever New.
I'm anticipating more experimenting with the hair this season. Poker-straight might be an all time favourite but there's nothing like a cute side ponytail or a frivolous braid with some hair accessories. Also a must try this season: The chignon for that French, dainty look.

52 comments:

  1. you look lovely :) And the idea of wearing your necklace accross your chest is refreshing... and it works!!

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  2. You sexy thing! What can I say..u have just nailed it! The string of pearls across just gave a whole new dimension to the look...so chic!!! x

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  3. Don't you look fabulous in this dress.. Perfect accessories you have on..
    Happy Birthday to your friend..
    LOx

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  4. You look fantastic and yes, I love Birthday parties too! You can't go wrong with Birthday cake -- totally superior to any other cake in my humble opinion :)

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  5. u look fab gal..loved dat clutch too..n fire wood pizzas..yummm...

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  6. those dotted tights are GORGEOUSSS !
    really gorgeous !

    glisters and blisters

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  7. ih!happy new year!i love your blog and i follow with google friend!
    follow me too on

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  8. I love birthday parties and am a foodie too!

    Gorgeous look, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. Great outfit. I have those tights and they always seem to give each outfit I pair them with that certain... je ne sais pas!

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  10. cute cute dress :D
    happy new year

    xoxo

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  11. I love your style! Really cute xx

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  12. Awesome outfit!! Oh me too, my favorite part of anything is getting ready and choosing what to wear :) http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  13. happy birthday!! gorgeous dress!! you look stunning! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  14. such a fun and cute outfit! I love going out for friends' birthdays..you pretty much summed up all the reasons. :)

    xx
    rachele

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  15. Very nice outfit.
    I like the flower.

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  16. Fabulous outfit. Love those dotted tights. xo style, she wrote

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  17. you look great !!! cute blog



    stop by sometime<3
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  18. you look lovely! that dress is too cute :)

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

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  19. Gorgeous outfit!!! Nice blog too...check out mine:))

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  20. i really like the stockings! rest of the outfit is too cute too but the stockings are something i've been wanting to buy myself for some time now :)

    happy new year!

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  21. That's a cool way of wearing the pearls by the way. And I like the dotted stockings. You cute cute girl !

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  22. Ooh, I absolutely LOVE your birthday ensemble, darling - you look fantastical!! :)

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  23. Oooohhhh!! Those polka dot stockings are adorable!!!! :)
    Also like your cute side-pony & the way you wore those strings of pearls!! You've said rightly...the dressing up makes parties all the more fun!!! :))

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  24. I love the whole outfit, the tights are adorable and I love how you wore the pearls to the side instead. Great post!

    Stolen Stiletto

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  25. You look very Audrey Hepburn-ish! :) Love it!

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  26. Beautiful dress, love the flower you've added :)

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  27. Oooh, your pictures looks great.
    Really beautiful :D
    I like your blog very well ☺

    if you like, take a look at my blog, but I must warn you I’m a complete newbie ;D
    If you like we can follow each other.
    Would be happy :)

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  28. I am so in love with polka's ... I got mine from g.k. they are so stunning... any outfit with those polka dot stockings makes me swoon with delight.. .;) you look beautiful as always..

    XX

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  29. loving this!
    im such a fan of your blog, you know ill be back!
    hope you had a happy new year!
    come visit COSMICaroline for revamped looks and stay tuned for a new blog photographer in the works!

    -COSMICaroline
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  30. Sexy babe.... loved teh way uve treated the dress with brooch and the pearls...
    Awesome!!!!

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  31. Thanks so much everybody! :)
    Much love!
    XX

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  32. You look so gorgeous!!
    i'm totally a huge fan of LBD,
    so no matter what of shape that is..
    definitely you will always look great when wear this LBD:)

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  33. love the blue clutch with the dress..and the pearls look so chic..

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  34. you totally look fabulous in this LBD.
    i'm such a huge fan of LBD, i think we always look so sexy when we wear LBD, just like you did!

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  35. adore the tights! you look great :)

    xoxooo
    nicoleechelberger.blogspot.com

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  36. looks like you had lots of fun!

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  37. You look HOTTTTTTTTT!!! !!! !!!
    And once again, your dress is "just complete", nothing overdone.
    Hot Hot Hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. you look so adorable. i love it!

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  39. You look fab! love the white flower on your dress! X

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  40. Oooh, your pictures looks great.
    Really beautiful :D
    I like your blog very well ☺

    if you like, take a look at my blog, but I must warn you I’m a complete newbie ;D
    If you like we can follow each other.
    Would be happy :)

    :* kiss

    http://reve-de-mode.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love the chignon! You look amazing! xx

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  42. Thanks so much everybody :) Humbling to get a 50 comments :)
    XX

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