Wednesday, December 21, 2011

wetlands & chocolate cake

One of my favorite places to take photos when I'm visiting home is called Howe Farm. Half of it is a dog park, half of it is a beautiful field with an old barn, a rickety fence, and a marsh area covering it...sounds glamorous, yes? I don't know, something about it just fascinates me. It's one of those ugly-pretty places.  
I bought this skirt from Tieka of Selective Potential's "Shop My Closet". I love it! I've been looking for a short pleated skirt, and the tiny blue hearts are the icing on the cake. See how Tieka styled it here!
Too handsome for his own good. 
Later in the evening, we had a small dinner with my family, the boyfriends, and some close family friends to start off my birthday weekend--I turn 21 in two days! Since Christmas sneaks up right after my birthday, I have to start early. I don't mind, really. Tonight was dinner, tomorrow is a party here at my parent's house, and Friday is going out in Seattle. Then Christmas! It's basically a 5-day party. To change my outfit from day to night, I took off the sweater, added a silver necklace, et voila! Evening ready in (literally) seconds. 
& there is always, always room for cake. Now, on to more celebrating! 

skirt: Zara, sweater, Forever 21, belt & tights: Target, shirt, boots, & necklace: borrowed from mom


Nicole said...

You look beautiful :)
Wishing you a lovely festive season if I don't chat to you 'til then :)

Mikhaila said...

Both looks are so pretty, I love the elbow patches on the red sweater! Enjoy all your birthday celebrations!


Rose-et-Violet said...

I have that sweater in mustard, wow, we share two pieces now!

But really though, nice outfit and happy birthday, hope you had a fun time!


Anonymous said...

Hello. Just found you via chictopia. Great little blog you have. Now following :)

Kelly @
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Bridget Fossedal said...

love the top photo. new favorite picture of you! xo

weheartbeauty said...

So adorable! Love the pic of you by the tree. Seriously so cute :)

xox Lara of

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Absolutely LOVE both ways you styled the skirt! It's so exciting to see one of my pieces being worn - especially in such a cute way :)

Happy holidays! xo

Jamie Rose said...

I saw your posts on Chictopia so I had to check out your blog. It's so cute! I love this outfit and how you transitioned it to a party outfit. Happy almost birthday! I just turned 21 a couple months ago. It's a pretty exciting birthday if I do say so myself!

melody iliria said...

i love your photos and i love the outfit! perfect transition from day to night =) howe farm seems enjoyable to me. happy early birthday miss!

The Midwest Muse said...

I love that skirt and the top is adorable. You remind me of Kirsten Dunst. Especially in the picture by the tree. Your man is quite handsome! I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Annie said...

Such a cute the skirt and that red sweater :)

The Other Side of Gray

Lauren {Awkward Girls} said...

a few things.
1. you're gorgeous.
2. I want wear everything you wear and look as cute as you when i'm wearing it.
3. I love you.

too soon?

dusanabotswana said...

You look beautiful! Love the easy swap from day to night look. That place is beautiful, def no ugly my eye can see. Glad you had a wonderful holidays : )