IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Jun 6, 2014

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TODAY'S MAH BIRTHDAY! I've hit my quarter century mark and rounded on 25 today, and to celebrate (or drown my sorrows) my friends and I are going to drink an obscene amount of champagne tonight. And wear pretty dresses. And bow ties. And dance under colored lights. And huddle into photo booths. And leave red lipstick marks on each others' cheeks. And order fancy cocktails that fizz and glitter. And somehow find a cupcake ATM out there in the Chicago streets once it hits two in the morning (we actually have those !!!). It's going to be magnificent, and I wish every one of you can come and celebrate with me. Just so we can all group hug together in our fancy dresses ;)

And I'm not the only one celebrating something today! One of my favorite Etsy stores, Logan's Clothing, is turning two today! I love Logan's store to pieces because she finds the cutest, girliest things, and then sells them for around or less than $20. I mean. Yes. Give me all of it. She's got boots for $16, crop tops for $12, pinafores for $15...I can go on and on. And to celebrate, she's offering 20% off of purchase of $25 or more with coupon code 2YRS20! So go ahead and buy me a birthday present and then keep it ;) If you're interested, visit her store here.

Also, I very much like how 60s-sporty this outfit is. Yes I do.

Double also, I finished writing my book. As of yesterday. AHHH. More on that tomorrow.

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SWEATER: c/o Vintage Griffin
SKIRT: c/o Whhttt Vintage (similar: here, here)
SHOES: Urban Outfitters (similar: here)

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60 comments :

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!! I hope you have a wonderful time.
    xo
    Carelia

    Mysmallwardrobe.com

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  2. Ahhhh! Congratulations! Happy 25! That happens for me in September!

    So exciting about your book! I can't wait to hear more about it.

    You are such a sweet and interesting person, I've had so much fun getting to know you over the interwebs! I'm so excited to see where you go from here. XOXOXOX

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  3. Happy happy Birthday, Marlen! Sounds like you have a perfect evening planned. Enjoy! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  4. Are you kidding me!? Today's my birthday too!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. happy, happy birthday!! I hope your celebrations are extremely fun filled!

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  6. Happy Birthday! You look like a doll in these!

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  7. Happy birthday lovely! Your outfit is perfect, love both the top and skirt <3 xx

    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  8. Happy birthday to you, I wish you got what you had wished for. You looks so pretty on your birthday :).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  9. Happy birthdaaay!:)))) Great outfit! x
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  10. Happy happy birthday!! Champagne sounds amazing right now :) You look fab and I hope your night is amazing!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  11. Yay!!!!!!!! Happy birthday!!!!!! That sounds like the perfect night right there! My husbands bday was Wednesday so we are celebrating tonight too! :) have so much fun! Oh and I'm obsessed with that crop top!! You look too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  12. Happy Birthday to you, dear sweet genuine and talented girl! Such a romantic birthday it's going to be! Love dancing under the colorful lights... Congratulations on your first finished book as well - such an achievement!!!

    Much love to you. Group hug!!!!!!! :)

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  13. Woaaaaah! Happy Birthday, girl!

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  14. Hey, Happy Birthday!! It sounds like such a fun evening you have planned-what is better than getting dressed up to go out in pretty dresses?
    I really love this outfit. I have a couple of sweaters like that and they are just so versatile, it looks wonderful with your midi skirt.
    And congrats on your book! My goodness that must feel amazing to see the product of all your hard work. How exciting!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I hope you have fun tonight!

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  16. Happiest 25th, Marlen!!! Have a wonderful time tonight (it sounds like you will!) and I look forward to seeing fancy dress pictures and reading champagne adventure tales :)

    CONGRATULATIONS on finishing your book! What an enormous accomplishment! Make sure to toast to that, as well.

    I'm turning 25 this year, too, and my mom and I talked today about what turning 25 means. She said we give 25 too much mythical value; whoever you are at 25 is exactly right :)

    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi 

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  17. Happy birthday and congrats on finishing your book! Hope you have lots of fun celebrating! :-)
    -Melissa

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  18. YAAAAY! That sounds like a wonderful way to spend your birthday. Friends and just having a nice time. Your cropped sweater is adorable, Miss Marlen! MAY YOUR BIRTHDAY BE FANTASTIC! (throws confetti errywhar)

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  19. Happy Birthday! What a great birthday look!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  20. Splendid birthday Marlen!! I just realized you and I are the same age (or at least we will be once my birthday comes around in September). I hope you have an extra fabulous night filled with laughter and joy (and lots of champagne, of course!!)
    With this gorgeous outfit, you look ready to party already!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  21. Happy Birthday! Your celebration plans sound like probably the best way to celebrate, EVER. I'm loving the skirt + sweater look here, and also holy CONGRATS on finishing your book. Can't wait to hear more about it :)

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  22. Happy Birthday!!!!! ^_^ And welcome to the dark side, we offer unfulfilled dreams and the first ever wrinkles! Fuck yeah! :D
    Love the stripes shirt, it's so dreamy! ^^

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  23. Wait, wait, wait....cupcake ATMs????
    It's been decided. I must move to Chicago.
    Bahaha, wow, well have a fabulous birthday Marlen! Also, you finished your book!?!? :D AHHHH! Can't wait to hear more about that.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  24. Happy happy birthday to you!!!

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  25. Gorgeous look! Happy Birthday darling! :)

    xx

    Linda

    Beauty And Tips

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  26. Hope you had a splendid birthday, Miss Marlen! xo

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  27. Happy birthday!! 25 is THE best year.
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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  28. Happy Birthday! Cupcake ATMs sound rad.

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  29. Happy birthday, birthday girl! Enjoy your girls night out!!

    Rachel

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  30. Aw a very happy (belated) birthday! I hope you got all that you planned/wanted! You deserve it! And if you truly found a cupcake ATM, please let me know where!

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  31. Belated happy birthday, love !
    You look amazing.
    Great post. You look amazing.x
    -Ru.
    LOVESICKLILAC

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  32. Whoa, many congrats are meant here! Happy birthday!! And CONGRATS on finishing your book - such a huge accomplishment.

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  33. Happy Be-lated Birthday!! Hope you found that cupcake ATM haha. And congrats on finishing your book! That's so exciting :)

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  34. Beautiful outfit, you look amazing in the skirt! And Happy Birthday! And, a book?! So may exciting things :)

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  35. Happy belated birthday to you! :)
    I love your outfit and the retro vibes about it! Great way to style such a midi length pencil skirt!

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  36. Happy Birthday my dear!
    You look great in this outfit!

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  37. Hey pretty girl, happy belated birthday! I hope you had the time of your life, you deserve it! You adorable as usual in this outfit!

    www.lavishingg.com
    xx

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  38. Congrats on finishing your book! And happy belated birthday! I love this look, I definitely see the 60's vibe and it's great xx

    onacruz blog

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  39. Happy belated birthday Marlen!!! Your night of celebrating sounds absolutely perfect- I hope you found the cupcake atm at just the right time :) I love bold colors paired with brown and this combo is perfection. I'm so excited to read your book one day- can't wait til that's a possibility!

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  40. Happy belated birthday!!!! I'm 25 too! lol not sure if I'm too happy about it though!
    Your plans for celebration sounded like so much fun... specially the cupcakes ATM! wish I could live in Chicago :) I hope you took some pictures of that amazing night and you will share them with us :)
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  41. Happy belated birthday and congrats on finishing the book!! The two best excuses to party with a beautiful dress! Hope you had fun with your friends, everything sounds too awesome, the dresses, the lipstick, the photobooth and the cupcake ATM (what!? :P) I'll virtually & mentally join you girls, if I may ;)

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  42. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration!

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  43. Happy Birthday lovely, I hope you had the best day!! <3

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  44. Happy belated birthday dear!!! Loveeee your skirt ♥

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  45. Happy birthday, Marlen! I hope it was a good one (:

    P.S. I love the new blog layout!
    P.P.S What the actual heck is a cupcake ATM?!

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  46. Oh yay, happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a blast! It sounds like you had a fun night in store :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  47. Ah so many things happening! Happy Belated Birthday. That is the best description of a birthday celebration ever. Also I know we have those cupcake ATMs yet I have never found one, so let me know how your birthday night quest went. Also congrats on your book!

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  48. Ah so many things happening! Happy Belated Birthday. That is the best description of a birthday celebration ever. Also I know we have those cupcake ATMs yet I have never found one, so let me know how your birthday night quest went. Also congrats on your book!

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  49. hey! happy birthday beautiful! :) hope you had a blast ;)

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  50. Happy belated birthday! You're officially in your mid-twenties now ;)
    Ah 25 is a good age. I had a lot of fun when I was 25. Well I still have a lot of fun now, but I feel like I just don't recover as well the next day LOL

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

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  51. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog hun! Love your blog and your style, this outfit is ace! The colour scheme is vintage-esque and I love it!
    I look forward to reading your future posts love

    alex from http://allurescent.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/diy-co-ord-step-by-step-youtube-tutorial.html

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  52. Happy Birthday pretty lady!! I hope its a wonderful day, week, or as I like to celebrate birthday month for you!!

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  53. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    Happy belated birthday dear Marlen! Stay the way you are, and I look forward to many more years of stylish outfits from you!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  54. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was a great one. I hope this next year of your life is the best one yet!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  55. Squeeeeeee, Happy belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a fabulous day! I need to come home so we can go track down the cupcake ATMs! What an incredible invention!
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  56. That vintage shop is amazing! I had a little scout. Vintage on Etsy can be a little intimidating. Too much stuff! So I love when I find/ get told about a good seller!

    This outfit is so rad too! I love the crop and that suede skirt is so great!

    Emma x

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  57. Happy (belated) birthday, almost-birthday-twin (mine's the 4th)! Hope it was a lovely day.

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