Dress- 1960s Vintage:: Jacket- 1960s Vintage:: Shoes- Salvatore Ferragamo:: Bag- 1940s Vintage:: Umbrella- 1940s Vintage
On Saturday, I celebrated my twenty-seventh birthday. I spent the day with friends, enjoying afternoon vintage shopping, cocktails, dinner, and birthday cake.  I relished in every moment spent with my friends since this will be my last birthday in San Francisco until 2018. I signed a lease on an apartment in Ann Arbor over the weekend, and I will officially be starting a dual Phd program in Psychology and Women's Studies in the fall. Twenty-seven will be an exciting year of change and challenges, all of which I look forward to encountering.


Chaucee :

Happy Birthday!!
And congrats on all the changes in your life - that can be so exciting yet so nerve wracking. It sounds so interesting what you'll be studying as well.

Valerie EnrĂ­quez :

Happy birthday! And best of luck on your incredible impending changes. Those sound like really interesting programs to study :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

Happy birthday lovely. You look gorgeous here with your orange umbrella. Exciting times with the PhD program too... I at least am looking forward to more beautiful photos from Ann Arbor, like last summer's...

Sara S ♥ :

Happy Birthday! And congrats! That's amazing that you're going to be persuing a dual Phd! You're one smart gal!

JennaStevie :

Happy Birthday!! This sounds like it's going to be an amazing and interesting year for you.
I love these photos, that dress is awesome and the bright umbrella is so cute

Frannie Pantz :

A very happy belated birthday to you! I wish you the best of luck in Ann Arbor. Isn't that where you are from? I love this pretty dress and the yellow umbrella too--my favorite color!

Babes in Thriftland :

Happy birthday and congrats on getting into graduate school! How exciting! Maybe you can make it over to Minnesota some time and we can meet up!

michellek :

and that umbrella is amazing with your outfit. love the bag

Ashlee :

happy birthday! your venture to ann arbor sounds so exciting! 6 years is a looong time, but i know you will do amazing things! <3


Happy Birthday! I absolutely love the 1960s inspiration here.

islabell :

i got the shivers reading this. I am so happy for you but I am going to miss you so much. I'll bring wild pepper with me when I come visit xx

Amber :

Happy Birthday! 27 sounds like its going to be a great year for you.

Sarah :

First of all, happy birthday! Second of all, I've got nothing but mad respect for your academic prowess. I'm finishing up my undergrad in June and only now starting to figure out what I want to do as my next step. I'm sending only the best luck your way. (:

hattitude :

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ooo congrats on your 27th year! it sounds so exciting!

i just did an outfit post the other day with my 1920's umbrella. i loooove vintage umbrella's. so much better then the ones now a days eh? haha

enjoy your monday!

talk soon wild child
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Dom :

Wow. This is such a great dress. Paisley is my favorite print of the moment and I love the way it's done in this very lovely vintage getup.

Also, congratulations on the new changes. Dual Ph.D program. Yikes! Sounds very fun and fulfilling. Good luck!

Lydia :

So exciting!! Happy 27th!! What will happen with the blog? Also I love the umbrella shot.

Rebecca :

Happy birthday! You look lovely and Spring like, that yellow umbrella is great and the print of the dress. And wow, 5 years! That sounds really exciting though, a year of much adventure I bet.

The Braided Bandit :

Happy birthday! It sounds like you had the perfect celebratory day, and your outfit is adorable as usual- love the paisley!

Also, congratulations on your pHd program, that is so exciting, it sounds like you have great thing that lie ahead of you, and can't wait to follow along with your future adventures!
xo Hannah

Caitie :

Happy belated birthday.... you look beautiful in your whole outfit! This will def. be a great year for change... all positive... wish you all the best of course :)


Katie-Louise Ford :

Happy Birthday! You look absolutely lovely <3 Best of luck with the dual Phd, what an exciting year 27 will be x

Sharmaine Ruth :

Hope you've had a lovely birthday!!! You look darling as usual :)

<3 Sharmaine Ruth

Katie Aman :

Oh, how lovely is this?! I love everything about that dress-it looks so great on you! I also love the photos with that cute umbrella :) Happy late birthday! Praying the challenges ahead in life are met with many blessings for you :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Congratulations!! I hope this means you will be doing road trips to Chicago to come visit me and the rest of the vintage girls here. :) I've been wanting to visit Ann Arbor for ages so now this will be a good excuse.

Also happy birthday to a fellow March baby! I'm turning 27 soon too, next Thursday (the 22nd).

I love your hair in this post and your yellow umbrella.

Courtney :

Happy bday & congrats on the PhD program. My husband's from Michigan. We met here in Colorado while I was working on my PhD in English. One of the times we went back to Michigan in the summer we drove to Ann Arbor and I loved it!

The Jones :

Happiest of birthdays to you, dear! Hope you have a really special and wonderful year...sounds like you have some things to really be proud of and new adventures to anticipate!

Love the paisley-ish, almost ethnic print to this dress...really pretty against the yellow umbrella.

<3 Cambria

Steffys Pros and Cons :

woah to a phD! good luck! and happy 27th gal, you dont look a day over 20 :)

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sweet harvest moon :

Happy birthday! x


i'm happy that you had such a nice birthday & that i was able to spend a part of the day celebrating you! it's not everyday you get TWO CAKES!

Temporary:Secretary :

Such a pretty outfit, you look so lovely! x

chibiaion :

Great shots,you look so charming! Love the details on that dress. Got another style ideas from here.

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Vanda :

I really like the NEW face of your blog(sorry I was not a very good visitor...) you are looking always good with that vintage feeling that I love in your outfits and looks! Very nice dress and love the orange of the umbrella!!!!

Julia Topaz :

Happy belated!

wardrobeexperience :

omg, this umbrella is just adorable...

ohohooooo, belated happy birthday!

Jamie Rose :

Happy belated birthday! You look wonderful in your pretty dress. I'm loving the pop of color from your umbrella too.

Josie Davis :

so cute! love that dress!

Heather, 29 Skirts :

Happy birthday!! This dress reminds me of a '60s style one I had as a teenager...aughh, I wish I had hung onto it. You look so cute with the umbrella and beehive added to the mix.

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) :

Oh my goodness, happy very belated birthday! You look so gorgeous lady and wow, that's amazing, a dual phd program, you are my hero! Also, that mustard umbrella is beautiful. I really want it!