Forest Baby

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Happy Birthday to me! I'm the big two-nine today and so thrilled about it. Life has only gotten better the older I've gotten.  I'm so much more confident in just being myself. I wish I could tell my younger self that things really do improve, and I don't need to worry so much about what will happen in the future. Matthew is working a short day so we can take our dog ZZ out on an epic walk to the beach. He also has a dinner planned at a secret restaurant. I'm so excited because I really feel like I remember a nice dinner more than I remember a random gift from a few years ago. 
Dress: Thrifted
Crochet Vest: Thrifted
Shoes: Forever 21
Bag: Thrifted
Necklace: Thrifted
Listening to : Birthday/ Kings of Leon
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Mongs :

you look fabulous! I love the gorgeous vest, I wonder who abandoned it at the thrift store. The shoes are great looking too. The vintage bag is also very chic, I like the embroidery (?) design on it


JennaStevie :

Happy Birthday!! You look absolutely gorgeous, I love the green with your hair colour! And that vest is really great

Jennifer King :

I love what you said about life getting better as you get older. And confidence. Happy birthday, girl!

Marisa Violeta :

Oh, happy birthday dear! You look adorable and I hope you have a great time today :)

Frannie Pantz :

A VERY happy birthday to you! I love your blog and read it everyday, though I can't always comment (Bloglovin won't let me when the comments come up on a separate page. Grrr) I love your pretty green dress and I REALLY love the crocheted vest. Enjoy your day hun!

Gracey :

Oh, Happy Birthday! You look gorgeous! Enjoy your day!!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

Happy birthday! I recently turned 28 (and have to say that I don't find life any better or worse that other years, but it's true that confidence improves).

I agree with you about nice dinners. I love occasionally going somewhere fancy, because it's an experience that stays with you so much longer than material things. Enjoy your evening : )

dear winsome :

Happy Birthday!! Love the bag and shoes, your new cut looks amazing! Great b-day song :)


gee :

Happy 29th Birthday Annalise!!
i will be 29 in 2 1/2 months and i agree with you 20's have been fun BUT i do not ever want to do that again. ;) the older i get the more i love myself.
now, with that said..i do believe i might have a VERY small panic attack on my 30th bday..hahaha.

the green dress with your hair color looks so beautiful together. you always look fabulous in long length dresses. :)

i really hope you have a wonderful day..

mary van note :

Happy Birthday!!

Closet Hound :

Happy birthday! I wish you the best for your upcoming year :)

I adore your crochet vest (it looks like such a fabulous versatile piece!) and your amazing shoes.

- Sharon

SoFashionistica :

Happy Birthday and may you get everything your little heart desires! Have lots of cake and remember to blow out all the candles!
Oh and on another note, I can't wait to meet you at the vintage soiree. I will be attending with my friend, her boyfriend, and her little boy!

Rae Veda :

That long lace cardigan is so cute! I also love your red hair. So so pretty. xo, rv

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage :

Happy day, you have the best hair so you're set for gifts, right? :) Gorgeous hair and bag, I want both.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
I'm having a giveaway...

Sharmaine Ruth :

I am lovin' the outfit. Happy Birthday!!! :D

<3 Sharmaine Ruth

islabell :

ahhhh i cant wait to hear where you went!!!!!

wardrobeexperience :

belated happy birthday!
fantastic outfit!

LUU H. :

happy birthday! You really look great!

Kathleen :

Hope you had a lovely birthday! You're a knockout with that bright red hair - I love it! See you this weekend at the soiree!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) :

I adore your hair and that lace long vest!

Mirthe :

love your outfit. and your hair :) and happy birthday!!!!!

Lydia :

This dress is so lovely! Happy birthday!