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


  1. Hello from Spain: Happy Birthday. Nice pictures of your ride along the coast. Great Nike .. Keep in touch

  2. It's always weird to reflect on age, because sometimes it seems like we actually "grow" so much slower than our number reflects. These pictures are so warm looking. Happy birthday!

  3. Agreed. Slowly edging towards 30 definitely makes me want to see as much of the world as I can... And soon. Happy birthday :)

  4. Happy belated birthday again lovely lady, I'm glad you enjoyed your day and I hope you received some lovely gifts. You look wonderful! I love these photos, and the fact that it's warm enough where you are to have bare legs. We need about ten layers here at the moment, it's so cold! I wish you every happiness for the next year, and for all of the years after that too :) I know how you feel about the trainers (that's what we call them, I think!), I got a pair of Nike ones too to encourage me to go out walking/jogging more. It hasn't worked so far, but I'm determined to become more active in that respect this year. Still not sure about the trainers though!! xxx

  5. Ahhh I love what you're wearing!! i have a pair of running shoes that I wear (well, what i wear to run in which is never) and i hate them, they're bright pink. It seemed that the cheapest pairs (because i wasn't willing to spend my hard earned money on sportswear) were all obnoxiously neon. SIGH. Oh and I'm definitely with you on the clown feet feeling! i hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)