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Year 26 in Merlot & Hot Pink

By : haley 13 Comments

I turn a year older today guys. I decided to ring it with merlot, hot pink and dash of sparkle. heels: Forever21 ($15)// tights: forever21 ($5) // dress: topshop ($40) // blazer: forever21 (similar) // necklace: Anthropologie (found on ebay, similar here) I love an a-line dress. It’s so flattering to any figure. A timeless trend. One of the main reasons this blog stays alive, is because in a way it keeps me alive. It gave me a reason to be excited about life. I love documenting life. This necklace was too long for my liking so I pinned it in back with a safety pin and voila its the right length! This year doesn’t feel a whole lot like a birthday. I am forcing myself to celebrate a bit because I know I’ll regret it if I don’t. I’ve rented out a room at a new sushi bar in town where you can do private karaoke. Should be a fun time with friends. I head to SF this weekend to meet up with my cousin who’s visiting from San Diego. I’ve been there a ton because I live so close but would love any fun recommendations that are less touristy. What did you accomplish when you were 26? If you’re not there yet where do you expect to see yourself? I hear 28 is the best year of your 20’s. See how buzz feed breaks down every year of your 20’s, here.

13 thoughts on “Year 26 in Merlot & Hot Pink”

  1. Gorgeous! I can’t get over the colors! And happy birthday, of course!

    Loved the article from Buzzfeed, as well. Thanks for that. (And I’m going to have to use that safety pin idea when it comes to long necklaces!)

  2. Happy birthday! I love this outfit. Enjoy and have a great day!
    xo Dina
    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous! Love the sparkles. Love the colors. You look amazing.

    xo, Yi-chia

  4. Happy birthday dear! I’ve absolutely loved so, so much this outfit. It was so risky but so beautiful.
    Loved your style and blog, now following you on bloglovin.

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

  5. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!!

  6. I really liked how you paired that jacket and dress, they really work well together. BTW I am stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award, details are on my blog http://www.krisimiller.com

  7. Oh my word, this bright and sparkly outfit is the epitome of FUN! I love it 😀 It makes me smile just to see it haha

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. love the outfit and Happy Birthday, gorgeous!!

    xo, Brikena
    http://www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

  9. happy birthday!
    what a beautiful jacket, seriously can’t believe it’s from forever 21.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

  10. Girl! This is so so so cute! And happy bday! I totally feel like I did zilch for 26 so you’re already way ahead of me 😉 Love your sparkles and red/pink tones. Color play – you know it best.

  11. I love this look 😉
    You’re so gorgeous !
    Kisses <3

    http://www.theladyjersey.com

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