Birthday Style: Comfy Meets Sexy Heels

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Who goes plant shopping on their birthday? This girl. I’m serious about plants, lately. See face above.

But, seriously, I’ve been wanting to check out the gorgeous Solabee Flowers for a while so for my birthday it was. And seeing as I just turned…gasp…39, I’m pretty sure I can do whatever the heck I want on my birthday. Well, as long as it’s just shopping for plants or something. #woahgettingcrazy Look at this place though! The light and the foliage and the gorgeous tile floor (see below)…who wouldn’t want to go?

I know y’all never see me in heels, but sometimes even I want to jazz it up a bit, especially on a special day. I got these fancy cheetah print heels a bit ago and wanted to put my spin on an outfit with them…

Of course, my spin on fancy heels is ripped girlfriend jeans and a cozy sweater. It’s still me, but just enough fun and fancy for some shopping and a night out. I don’t generally love heels with jeans, but the boyfriend or girlfriend style just pair so well with them. A flat shoe is hard to pull off with the slouchy jean, but add some height in a sexy little package and voila…a really chic, but I-didn’t-try-too-hard look.

Outfit Details

Sweater – Anthropologie (sold out!) Here’s a Similar warm version or I’m loving this lighter weight option for spring. I’d size up on that for a slouchy look.

Jeans – Citizens of Humanity Emerson Ripped Slim Boyfriend – I really love these. You may have seen them on my IG feed a bit ago. They have seriously the perfect wash. They run just a tiny bit big and I think I could’ve tried one size down, but they’re soooo comfy.

Heels – JCrew Lana Calf D’Orsay – I love these shoes. I don’t often wear actual pumps and these are so great. I’m partial to a d’orsay style because they’re so flattering on the foot. These really are a great pair of shoes and though I can’t walk all day in them, due to their height, they took no breaking-in period and are seriously good quality.

Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack

Earrings – Sole Society Gold Plated Bar Earrings – Love that these can be worn horizontally or vertically for a different look.

My Favorite Slim Boyfriend Jeans and Fancy Heels

 

For the evening festivities, some friends and I got together for dinner at the ever-delicious Toro Bravo for Spanish tapas and adult beverages…and amazing conversation and camaraderie. I adore getting my friends together because many of them aren’t friends otherwise. It’s so fun to see everyone you love interacting and cracking each other up. It warms my sometimes-chilly heart.

Wine + delicious food + cozy atmosphere + fancy heels + friends = the perfect birthday. (Oh, and that cheesecake above…omg, unlike any other and I am a cheesecake connoisseur.)

What’s your favorite way to dress up, but not too much?

Here’s to 39!

L

The lovely photos at Solabee Flowers by Posy Quarterman Photography

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Meet Laura! She’s a reader turned contributor and we couldn’t be happier to have her as part of the team. Her fun, creative style is, as she says, “somewhere between Madewell and Joan Jett” (YES.) and she delivers some mean dressing room selfies so keep an eye out for those. Fun fact? She loves getting her haircut and we love to see what she has up her sleeve.
 

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  1. Happy belated Birthday to you! Is your sign by any chance a Gemini?? I will me turning 39 in May and I also am in love in with plants! I love your style the “comfy meets sexy” i love that! I’m the sane way. I don’t want dress like I put too much thought into it and I really don’t have time to anyway with 4 kids but I do want to feel relaxed and cool :). My kids are all teenagers one turning 20 today! Ugh they keep me feeling young . Cheers!

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