Birthday Bliss

Today is my day of birth. Initially, I was feeling a bit weird about turning another year older (I'm no longer 20 but not yet 30) but I couldn't help but feel peacefully happy today. Although I have Spanish homework  that is haunting me (it's due right before midnight), I was determined to have a wonderful day. I feel like this could be the year that I do something...anything... to make myself feel a little more "connected" to the world, whether it be through travel or volunteering, etc. 

Aside from that, you'll notice in these pictures I'm wearing, uh, tennis shoes? What's the proper word? Walking shoes? I don't with laces...? But my point is that I'm not used to wearing these kinds of shoes. They make me feel like I'm trying to be 12 years old again or a bit masculine for lack of a better word. I like delicate shoes that make a tapping sound when you walk- they seem much more feminine. Still, my mom is always telling me to be "practical" and wear comfortable shoes so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not really convinced that I could become a regular wearer of these shoes but every once in a while is okay. The whole time I walk with these tennis shoes I feel like I have clown feet or something. I think I'll stick to my classy boots and fancy flats. 

Here's to another year of adventure and happiness.

Outfit details: Shorts/Scarf/Sunnies: Forever 21/Sweater: Old Navy/Shoes: Nike via TJ Maxx/Dog: Animal Shelter