Birthday Princess

Putting the birthday tiara to the side this year and instead pulling out one of my favorite gold chain headbands to match my sequin dress and glitter heels comes together to form my Birthday Princess outfit. For me, birthdays are extra special. On top of sharing my birthday week with my sister and mom who are both a few days apart, and on top of having a reason to dress up, eat my fave Mint Chocolate Chip Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake, and get to celebrate and be thankful for everything with the people I love, I appreciate birthdays because it's the one time in the year that I get to take one second to stop running, doing, working and being busy and take a moment for me, wherever that may be. I used to worry that as each birthday would come by I would start dreading them because that would mean I was getting a year older. But as the years have gone by, and especially as this birthday had been approaching, instead of being upset or worried, I've in turn been excited. To me, I'm not only getting one year older, but I've gotten one year wiser. And with that knowledge, I'm ready head-first for this year and excited to see what it will bring. Every birthday deserves to have a prince or princess, so when it's your birthday, don't forget to take some time for you!

Dress: ANGL // Shoes: Aldo // Headband: Urban Outfitters // Bracelets: BCBG (statement bracelets), Forever 21 (black and gold bracelet) // Ring: Forever 21

Blazing Blue

I always seem to have a tough time with blazers, never really sure if I should wear them or not because I always think they make my outfit look more official and businessy than I want them to. So when I saw this blue piece I was debating if it was actually worth the add to my blazer collection that barely ever sees the light of day as is. But clearly, that debate didn't stand for too long as I ended up buying it and couldn't be more in love. With a cut and style unique to many typical suit jackets, this blazer definitely stands out from the rest, being a little more fashion forward and a little less businessy... just the way I like it. I love how with a simple color choice like this piercing blue, my outfit quickly transformed from dull to fab within seconds. Of course, to make it even more Lainified, the gold chains and rings were musts.

 Blazer: Forever 21 // Shirt: Forever 21 (similar here) // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Aldo // Purse: Tory Burch // Jewelry: Forever 21 (Ring, similar here), Forever 21 (Necklace, similar here)