This past weekend was my birthday; yay! I turned 23 on January 11th and I brought in my birthday by going out to a lounge in the city on Thursday with my best friends and on my actually birthday I went out to eat with my boyfriend. We went to Carmine’s in the city and it was very good. I’ll definitely go back there again with a few of my friends. On Saturday, I went out to Red Lobster’s with my friend and then at night another friend of mine had a little get together at her house for me. It was a very eventful weekend and I’m very grateful I got to spend it with the people I love.
Every year close to my birthday, I always plan ahead the outfits I want to wear. Last year, I wanted to wear a long sleeve black dress and this year I decided to wear the same type of dress but a white one. I have a fascination with long sleeve dresses. Since its cold in NY, I feel more comfortable wearing a dress with sleeves than a dress without one.
Anyway, I loved this dress when I first saw it online and I got it on sale for about $25, which made me love it even more. I liked the fact that the dress had mesh panels on the shoulders and the back. I was originally going to pair the dress with these red glitter shoes from Charlotte Russe, however, I didn’t like how it looked with the tights so I opted for a basic pair of black shoes.
Since it was birthday, I wanted to glam up my look with my makeup and accessories. I decided to do a gold smokey eye using a beautiful gold eye shadow from Sugarpill cosmetics and my Urban Decay Naked palette. For the finishing touch, I added red lipstick to pull everything together and voila!
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Accessories: All from Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors