Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Dress

Dress: Urban Outfitters, $79 // Shoes: Forever 21, $25 // Belt: Thrifted, $1 // Necklace: Wild Man Vintage, $11

I had the day off work on my birthday, so I decided to do a little shopping. Determined to treat myself to something I wouldn't normally buy, I scoured Anthropologie and J.Crew with no luck at all. Ending up at Urban -- an old standby -- I allowed myself to venture beyond the sale rack. It was love at first sight when I spotted this yellow lace number, but I had a very hard time justifying the cost. It's kind of against my retail religion to pay full price at Urban because I don't feel the quality warrants the price. I ended up going for it, and after wearing it out for an evening of Mexican food, margaritas and bowling, I knew it was a keeper. Now let's just hope I don't see it on the sale rack in a month.

Hopefully I'm not boring you all too much with my bee necklace. Ever since putting it on a new chain, I can't help but wear it pretty much every day.

A little embarrassed when my roomie caught me posing with a flower.

24 comments:

Chloe Marie said...

Happy birthday! That dress is definitely a keeper, it looks great on you and will lend itself to so many different outfits too.

Jill McFee said...

So cute. That's the kind of dress I normally walk away from and then regret not buying later. Kudos to you for going for it and happy birthday!

peace&love, Jill
Favor the Brave

Frannie Pantz said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday! It is always good to splurge and spoil yourself on your special day and the posing with the flower and bee necklace is perfect!

JP said...

Great Outfit!

Fabi "Brunette" said...

Happy B-day for you from Brazil!!

Gray Skies said...

This dress is lovely! I'm always hesitant to buy things full price at Urban, too, because without fail, if I wait long enough, they always go on sale.

LauraBee said...

that dress is so precious, especially with the flower.

I'm trying to get over the embarrassment of taking pictures outdoors,(even without flowers) but already i've found myself finding places to hide from my neighbors and running if i see someone. i think it's something i'll just have to force myself to do.

amberly said...

You look so beautiful Katy!! And your birthday celebration sounds like so much fun :) That dress is stunning as a birthday dress and will be a classic, also fun to remix as a top or a skirt!! And no, I could never tire of that bee necklace, it is too kitschy chic not to love!!

Happy happy birthday!!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Happy Be-lated birthday to you!!! I absolutely love the color on you :) And I'm also giggling that your roommie caught you with the flower. But its such a cute pic!!

Jennifer King said...

Happy birthday! You look so pretty! I love the dress, and the yellow/navy combo is pretty great on you!

JennaStevie said...

This dress is AMAZING, I can see why you'd even pay full price for it. I love the colour and lace, so great with those tights
xJennaD

Terri said...

That dress is absolutely beautiful! Happy birthday!
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Valerie said...

Just adore these shades of yellow and blue together! And happy birthday!

Kayla said...

I love the contrasting colors! Very chic, very you :-) Happy Birthday!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

What a gorgeous dress! I'm glad you treated yourself to it.
And your celebrations sound very much like mine whenever it's my birthday!

Hope you had a wonderful time.

Heather said...

Happy birthday! And you know you're a good shopper when paying full price is painful. Gotta treat yourself once in a while or you'll go crazy! It's a beautiful dress and looks like it was a smart splurge. :)

Katie Kondek said...

LOOOOOOVE this dress! I am with you in that retail religion but I think you absolutely made the right decision to splurge on this gorgeous number! :)

Karin's Kloset said...

I love this outfit! The shoes are really cute too!!

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Jamie Rose said...

Yay! Happy birthday! Your birthday dress is so so cute. I love the contrasting colors in this outfit too. Your shoes are pretty much awesome as well.

Nic said...

love the color of the dress ; it looks great on you! happy belated bday!! :-)

~nic

Christine said...

I'm the EXACT same way with the sale rack! great find!
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Megan Rose said...

I'm the same way when it comes to sale vs full price items.. I usually can't justify the expense. But sometimes you just have to indulge yourself, especially for your birthday! :) But it looks great on you, and I think the bee necklace and flower poses are both very beautiful. :)

-Megan Rose
Somewhat Stylish

Tracy Davis said...

Such a cute dress - this will take you through all four seasons! It goes really well with your skin tones and I love the irony of the bee necklace + flower prop :).

Happy Birthday!

Tracy

missvoltage said...

Hope your birthday was amazing! That dress is beautiful- definitely a keeper!