27 September 2011

twenties girl


Usually I feel like my birthday is just another day; a day where I get to smile a lot, wear a pretty dress, and act a little bit selfish (and get away with it). This year, it feels weird and... different. I'm not a teenager anymore. I haven't felt like a 'teenager' for a while, but actually making the transition into my twenties caused a lot of reflection on my teen years. I feel like I've grown up so much this past year, and I'm ready to start a whole new chapter. My twenties will hold some of the most influential moments in my life - moving out on my own, graduating University, travelling, to name a few. And I'm excited. I never thought I'd be excited to be old, but I am. A little sad, too, but mostly looking forward to what I'm sure will be some of the best years of my life. Happy birthday to.. me! And Gwyneth, Avril, Google, and anyone else who was born on September 27th!


My boy was the best man at an absolutely gorgeous wedding on Sunday, held at Brix Restaurant. Such a fun weekend of meeting new people and drinking (a lot) of red wine. I'm just happy I didn't spill any on my dress, which I bought at H&M a couple months back. I had my hair done at Blo Dry Bar in Yaletown (which was exactly what I wanted), and my makeup was done by my beautiful best friend Kelly Campbell.



21 comments:

  1. you are hardly old by any means!! and let me tell you something, I am turning 31 this year and can't wait but to tell you the truth, my 20's were some of the best times of my life so far ... however it just keeps getting better!! happy birthday lovely!!
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  2. That dress is stunning and you look amazing! What beautiful photos! & happy birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday! You and your boy look great in those pictures and that H&M dress is lovely. I'm sure your 20s will be a time of lots of growth - I know mine have been :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. happy birthday :), you look gorgeous! x

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  5. Happy Birthday!

    You know what's funny? My friend bought the exact same dress for a wedding this summer too.

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  6. that is the most gorgeous dress!

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  7. You are just the cutest!
    Red wine and weddings goes just perfectly together

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  8. Aw I love that last photo, your dress was adorable! Hope you had fun at the wedding :)


    XOXO
    styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

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  9. I can't believe you just turned 20! I turned 22 and it was a tough transition from 21 for some crazy reason. You look beautiful! I love your dress!

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  10. Great pics!
    brasileiroantenado.blogspot.com

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  11. You are STUNNING. Happy Birthday!!! The beginning of forever. :D

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  12. What a pretty set of pictures. You look beautiful!

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  13. you look simply exquisite! you & your man look so good together! xx

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  14. happy birthday! You look gorgeous! <3<3

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  15. Happy birthday my dear! I wish you so much happiness and love in your life!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  16. Happy birthday!
    I've always wanted to try out that Dry Bar. Looks great!

    xx
    S

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  17. You look EXTRA gorgeous in these photos. I can't believe that dress is from H&M, you make it look like a $200 purchase! Brix is great, looks like a super fun night :) xo

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  18. I've been anonymously reading up on your blog posts for the past 2 weeks, and you have truly amazed me!
    You are so stunning, classy and sophisticated.
    1. Happy Birthday! 2. You look FABULOUS! 3. Please keep blogging!

    future blogger, Cristina

    twitter: cristinaxm

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  19. Happy Birthday! Hope your year is filled with all sorts of beautiful. The last picture is so cute!

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  20. You look amazing. I never have good luck at H&M but it's dresses like this that make me want to go back!

    You seriously look stunning.

    And happy belated birthday! I am so behind on blog reading thanks to my week in Winnipeg so I'm sorry I missed your big day! On a side note: I turned 29 this year so while you're just entering your 20's I'm almost out of my 20's. You'll love the next 10 years I promise ;) xo

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