Birthdays are good for you

"Birthdays are good for you, statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
-Larry Lorenzoni

It was a gorgeous spring weekend. It did not rain on my birthday for the first time in at least four years. I got to spend my day surrounded by my wonderful family and friends. I ate the most decadent chocolate coconut cheesecake (of which there are leftovers I can indulge on for the rest of the week) and was treated to several of the items on my wish list that you will be seeing soon.

As much as a part of me resists getting older, with acceptance comes enjoyment. Birthdays are for celebrating, for looking back as well as ahead. Another year is past, and I can't help but to hope that the one to come will be even better.

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The Rundown
'Hello Gorgeous' Tee Old Navy thrifted
Pleated Chiffon Skirt Thrifted similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx
Silver Straw Tote Sun 'n' Sand via TJMaxx
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Tennis Bracelet c/o Anjolee
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

60 comments

  1. What a CUTE t-shirt! Absolutely love it! And happy belated birthday! Hope it was amazing, so glad to hear it didn't rain on your bday!

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  2. I love this look! That shirt and the shirt are amazing! I'm glad your birthday went well :)

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  3. Happy birthday pretty lady, you look gorgeous...I'm totally obsessed with this outfit!

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  4. you look radiant! I'm glad the sun came out for your birthday. :)

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  5. I'm glad you had a great birthday! i love that skirt - perfect for a celebration:)

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  6. Happy birthday dear, you are absolutely cute, adorable this skirt and bag really pretty.

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  7. You look beautiful Lydia! I'm glad you had a great birthday.

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  8. Happy belated birthday! Glad you got a nice sunny day to celebrate :) That top is adorable!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  9. What a perfect birthday outfit! And yay for a pretty day - April is such a random time of year weather-wise, so I am glad you got some glorious weather!

    Happy Birthday, Lydia!

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  10. What a beautiful spring outfit! I just love that tote and skirt! Happy Birthday!

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  11. Happy, happy birthday Lydia! It sounds like it was a good one! And so glad that the weather cooperated. You look absolutely lovely and ladylike in this outfit. The skirt is so pretty!

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  12. Beautiful shirt, I am loving this outfit!
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  13. Happy belated birthday! This outfit has to be one of my favorites of yours. I just adore this skirt on you!

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  14. I'm so happy it didn't rain! Glad you had a great birthday! You look fabulous! I love that tee and skirt. So beautiful together. Pretty flowers.

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  15. Happy belated birthday! You look amazing!

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  16. You look darling and I'm so glad to hear you had a good birthday. Happy Birthday again!!

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  17. Happy belated! You look so pretty and I love the skirt!

    ~Whitney
    whitneynicjames.com

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  18. Such a lovely and feminine outfit, adore that skirt! Happy belated :)

    xx
    A Glam Diary
    www.aglamdiary.blogspot.com

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  19. Happy birthday, beautiful girl! I'm so glad you had a wonderful - and rain free! - celebration. AndI must say, this new year is looking good on you :) I'm so glad you picked up this tee, it really is the perfect spring piece and those yellow flowers are such a lovely accessory, I almost can't get over it.
    xox,
    Cee

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  20. Lyddie, you look so gorgeous! I love red on you! Great skirt

    Tiffany Ima
    <a href="http://stylehonestly.com>Style Honestly </a>

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  21. Beautiful birthday girl :-)

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  22. Happy belated birthday! Glad to hear it was a good one.

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  23. girl i totally love this whole look! so chic!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  24. I love this outfit! That top is so cute!!!! Birthdays are the best, aren't they?
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  25. A great T-Shirt for a gorgeous woman!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  26. Happy Birthday girl! This is such a great Spring outfit! I love your nautical top mixed with a whimsy and beautiful skirt!

    Xo,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  27. You seriously look like a birthday princess! I did absolutely nothing for my birthday this year so I'm living vicariously through on this one.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday! I'm happy it was a gorgeous day; you look gorgeous too!

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  29. Happy belated lady!! I'm OBSESSED with this sweet look-- tutu skirts are just necessary for birthday weeks in my opinion :)
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  30. This is so cute! I love that tee. Sounds like you had a great birthday!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  31. I LOVE this outfit. The bag is amazing! Glad you had a lovely birthday!!

    xo Amy
    www.urbanfrill.com

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  32. Happy Birthday Gorgeous!! Love the outfit and yes the more birthdays the better!!

    www.accidentallystylish.com

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  33. I'm so glad you had nice weather for your birthday! That always makes it so much better. I love your fabulous and super chic outfit! It's very Paris-esque and I'm obsessed.

    ~Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  34. Happy Birthday pretty lady, you look so gorgeous and wishing you all the best. xoxo

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  35. I love this look! That shirt is fabulous! Have a great Birthday!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  36. Oh my god! That coconut chocolate cheesecake looks so good! Is this the actual recipe? I may need to make this soon or maybe I shouldn't because I'd be the only one eating it. You look so pretty and I'm glad you had a good birthday!

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  37. Happy birthday! You look beautiful!

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  38. I hope you had an awesome birthday lady! You look like you belong on a Parisian street in your outfit.

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  39. Love your top and skirt! Such great thrifted finds!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  40. Happy Birthday! You look so beautiful. I love this look from head to toes. That's so wonderful that you had such a wonderful Birthday celebration and rain free. Your yellow flower bouquet is such a oh, so pretty accessory and pop of colour.

    xoxo Ra


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  41. Happy birthday! Glad to hear that you had a fab day, well-deserved!

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  42. I'm glad you got nice weather on your birthday. I hope it was a wonderful day. You look gorgeous--love the stripes with that fun twirly skirt!

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  43. Happy belated! This outfit is pretty much the epitome of spring and I'm so glad you had an awesome day!

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  44. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and weekend! You look fab in this outfit - love that skirt!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  45. This looks like something Carrie would have worn on a spring day :) Happy birthday girl, I am glad you had a good one!

    /Cindi

    www.cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com

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  46. You look lovely. Hope you had a great day.

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  47. That skirt is beautiful on you!


    Hope you had a very happy birthday with friends and family! :)


    Away From Blue

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  48. Happy birthday, sweetie!!! So happy you had an amazing day and your outfit is so sweet. xoxo

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  49. Happy birthday lady! And so glad you picked up that thrifted top- what a great look with the flowy skirt! You look so chic!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  50. Happy Birthday! I love this skirt and am so glad you had fun!

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  51. I love your springtime look and the sun caught in these photographs. Happy birthday, sweetheart!

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  52. This is SUPER cute! Love it! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  53. What a great look! And sounds like you had an awesome birthday!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  54. LOVE this outfit! You should just wear this skirt all the time because it looks amazing on you. And Happy Belated Birthday!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  55. Happy Belated Birthday Pretty Lydia!! What a gorgeous outfit, perfect for the occasion. I love the Tee & Tote. So chic and Parisian-like.

    April is special to me because both my mom and her sister (my aunt) celebrate birthdays, plus it's usually Spring-time. And Birthdays are good. Mine is in a couple of weeks. =)

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  56. Glad to hear you had a great bday! Those flowers are lovely!

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  57. That cake sounds too good to be true!
    I am so happy you had a great birthday - this is your year-

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  58. Happy belated birthday! (That's what I get for being so darn late with catching up on blogs!) I'm happy you had a sunshiney day and you look gorgeous! (Did you have a chance to spend time with the beau?)

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