It’s my birthday and I’ll dress up if I want to

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter · Style Imitating Art

Yep, it’s true. Today is my 35th birthday. I don’t mind saying my age because no one believes me anyway. And you can find it on all my race results anyway so there’s no reason to hide.

purple-dress-white-blazer-1Blazer – Forever 21 (similar) | Dress – Le Tote (same) | Scarf – JF & A Show (similar) | Boots – Bandolino via (similar) | Tights – Express (similar)

This outfit is way dressy for my current job but would have been totally perfect for my previous position. And for as comfy as jeans are, I do miss the opportunity to dress up. So today I am. So there. And so what if it’s super cold out? I miss dresses and skirts. I might have to layer two pairs of tights but I’m doing it anyway. I mean, if I wore a skirt on one of the coldest days of the year last year I think I can wear one this week.

I don’t have any fancy plans for my birthday. Apparently this makes my friends sad. But, you know, having a birthday so soon after Christmas makes it difficult to plan unless you get it done way in advance. So, we’re going out for drinks on Thursday. Jason is taking me out to dinner on Tuesday. And tonight? Tonight I have my first swim lesson to help me get ready for the two triathlons I signed up for this summer.

Starting my 35th year off with a bang. And a dress.

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28 replies on “It’s my birthday and I’ll dress up if I want to

  1. Salazar

    Happy birthday Erin! This is such a chic look, I love that your scarf picks up the purple in your dress but is not too matchy-matchy.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Thanks! And, yes, when I was trying to come up with a scarf to wear I didn’t want to go too matchy so this one fit the bill perfectly. This dress is actually pretty low cut so it needed a bit of covering up!

  2. Jodie filogomo

    Happy Birthday….and you look absolutely fabulous on the start of a new age year! I think we all need to dress up, especially on our b-days!! Just a tip: (it looks like you are wearing fishnets) when it’s super cold, I wear nude hose under my fishnets for added warmth!!! Jodie

  3. Ada

    Happy Birthday Erin. You look great. Love that grape-purple on you. The scarf brightens it up also as does the crisp white blazer. Pleasure stopping by and commenting once again.

    Ada. =)

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  5. Alyssa

    Happy birthday (a day late)! Sometimes I like to wear dressy things to work even though it is really casual here. If I like the clothes in my closet I should wear them, right?!

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