Thursday, March 15, 2012

birthday girl












Photos by Isla!

coat  vintage, thrifted
cardigan  vintage
blouse  vintage from wasteland
skirt  vintage
purse  vintage from omnia wears
heels  sam edelman from buffalo exchange

Today I am 28 years old. It isn't much of a milestone birthday or anything, but I'm excited anyways. I never understand people who don't care for birthdays. In my mind it's an excellent excuse for convincing everyone I know to sing karaoke with me and eat a ridiculous amount of cake. I like getting older. It makes me feel more comfortable in my own skin, wearing whatever the hell I please, and my relationships seem to become more and more meaningful. And weirdly I get carded at bars and restaurants more these days than I ever did when I was in my early 20's. Maybe the bangs give me eternal youth? Whatever it may be the bangs are here to stay, whether I'm 28 or 78. I feel like I'm only just getting warmed up for what's ahead. Here's to all the champagne and adventures ahead!

39 comments:

Aline said...

happy birthday!! you look adorable!!

Aliya said...

Happy birthday!!! Looking amazing as usual! Love your coat and bag!

x Aliya
www.hillsidestory.net

Natasha Fatah said...

Love that coat!

xoxo
www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

Frannie Pantz said...

Oh yay! I get to be the first to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your blog!!!! I love getting older as well and coincidentally, I get carded more now too (and I just turned 30!!). Your style is impeccable and I love reading your blog. Enjoy your day today.

Jenny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the loveliest ladies I know. I am so glad that you are one of my closest lady friends, and I can't wait to spend all weekend with you. Vintage Expo, Dinner, Tight Pants, and Vintage Selling? So excited.

Yours Truly, x said...

Happy Birthday dear! I have to admit I raised an eyebrow, you certainly don't look 28! I definitely get what you mean about feeling more comfortable in your own skin, and yes.. I still get ID ridiculous amounts too! Fringe Power! ;-)

Have a wonderful day,

xx

Ps. And of course - I love your outfit!

iron orchid vintage said...

Happy Birthday!!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Red suits you so well Ashley, and that is one brilliant shirt :)
Happy birthday sweet lady and wish you a fantastic day filled with karaoke, cake and good wine! You know what, I'll have a red one now in your honor!
A big hug,
Ale
xxx

Mint Julep said...

Of course u had to be a Piscis!! Have a great Bday, and keep up that goofyness and bright eyed wonder that seems to be yours alone!

Crystal Lee said...

Happy Birthday beautiful! Hope you have tons of fun on your special day! I love the color combo of your outfit too.

Agnus said...

Lovely outfit! :)

And Happy Birthday! ;)

june said...

Have a beautiful bday full of friends and all you like:)

gabrielle said...

happy birthday fancy lady!! 28 is a gorgeous age. i should know, im living it right now.

ps- why do all bloggers seem to be 24!? eww

xxoo
www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

Zelina Garza said...

have a wonderful birthday you look great :)

The Braided Bandit said...

Happy birthday! I love the photos, the outfit, but most especially, your attitude! What a great and inspiring way to look at getting older! Hope your day is filled with the loudest best karaoke and the most delicious cake!
xo Hannah

Santina said...

Happy birthday, Ashley! I couldn't agree more with your comments on growing older. I've never felt better, and since people are consistently shocked by my age, I must be doing something right! ;)

Hope this is your best year yet! Rock it out at karaoke!

Gwyneth said...

Penblwydd Hapus! (Happy birthday in Welsh)

I love your sentiment and thought process around birthdays! It freaks me out when people get overly hung up on getting older...! Gwyneth xo

Caitie said...

Happy birthday beautiful lady! Have such a great day, u look so pretty as usual!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Becky said...

That red coat is so beautiful! And happy birthday!!

Becky
xx

http://www.beckybedbug.com

Valerie Enríquez said...

Such a great outfit full of the best colors. I often like to mix red and mustard together, even when people call me "ketchup and mustard" Pfft! Have a Happy Birthday! And I think people who don't care about their birthdays are as strange as people who dislike cats!
x

Chila said...

Happy Birthday, but 28? you look younger...

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you've had a wonderful time celebrating your day :)
R xx

Elegantly Academic said...

Awww, happy birthday, Ashley! I definitely feel more comfortable in my own skin as I get older ... It's a lovely feeling.
Kel xo

Natali Puga said...

Happy birthday pretty lady!

brunatreme said...

Happy Birthday!! You're sooo cute!

xxx
http://www.pantsandpictures.blogspot.com/

Kaelyn Choo said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely outfit :)

Regards,
Kaelyn

Zane said...

Happy birthday! Love the outfit as well.

Kate said...

Happy birthday! I love your red coat. Hope you can take a look at my blog some time. x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Mallory said...

happy birthday! (from a fellow march birthday girl)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

happy birthday ashley!!! i feel the same exact way about life... it just keeps getting better and better! getting older is the best :) cant wait to be a zany old lady (and hopefully get to see fabulous pictures of you in vintage as one too!!! )


Xo,
steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Babes in Thriftland said...

Happy birthday! I'm going to be 29 in May. 28 is a good year so you better celebrate with some karaoke and drinks!

sweet harvest moon said...

Happy birthday! xx

Nicole Faith Roxas said...

Happy happy birthday! You look very pretty! Love yah! :)

Emily Baker said...

i just love these colors on you! happy birthday!!

Phara said...

Happy Birthday dear! Hope you had loads of fun and really love that blouse.
X

catharine said...

Hey, hope you had a good birthday! Its also my birthday on the 15th March, but looks like you had an entirely better dressed one than me. Love the outfit! x

hong-lean said...

I like this! Very cute!

Lucy said...

Belated happy birthday wishes! What a lovely way to look at getting older. I will try to remember it when I turn 28 in July ;) x

amberly said...

Happy birthday and beyond, beautiful <3