Friday, January 6, 2012

Skippy Says: Birthday Girl (OOTD)

In many aspects, I am my father's daughter: I really enjoy having my back and head scratched, I yell at people I love when I'm angry and then kiss up to them five minutes later, and I love my birthday. Well, I used to. The older I've gotten, the more I've turned into my mother's daughter in this respect. For some reason, birthdays just haven't been as fun the last few years, and I find myself wishing the day will pass by quickly and quietly. Last year was especially trying-- my dog managed to get into the chocolate pecan caramel bars I made to share with my family, so I spent my birthday day frantically calling vets and calculating his weight/amount of chocolate consumed ratio to see if he needed to get his stomach pumped. See? Good times.

My birthday is tomorrow and I'm hoping for a slightly less eventful day. The plan is to have a quiet dinner at my parent's house with close family and friends, and then head to a little bar that specializes in fancy cocktails and desserts. Plus, it has board games, so we're sure to be in for a fun night. Well, I am. I love board games. But people don't necessarily love playing them with me, because I tend to get just a teeny tiny bit competitive sometimes. But it's not as if I've angrily stormed out of the room just because I lost. Fine. Maybe once a few times. I'm not afraid to pull the birthday card to make my friends play with me if I need to though.








Shop:
- American Eagle jeans (Bought on sale during Black Friday. Buy here)
- Anthropologie top (Bought on sale, no longer available)
- Anthropologie jacket (Bought on sale, no longer available online but still available in some stores)
- Banana Republic Factory store scarf (Bought on sale circa 2010, no longer available. Buy similar here)
- Zara headband (bought on sale- available in stores)
- SF ThreadShow vintage shoes
- SF ThreadShow earrings
- Necklace gift from my aunt

70 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! And Happy Birthday for tomorrow - fingers crossed you don't have any dog dramas like last year! Seriously digging this outfit - love the vibrancy of the colours, it feels very Spring like! xx

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  2. I love the jacket and bright blue jeans! The colours go really well together! I hope you have a lovely birthday tomorrow, and that you win all the board games! Thank you for commenting on my blog, I still haven't found that hat.. follow me back! www.rubyribbons.blogspot.com x

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  3. Love your top & bright blue pants! Dessert, cocktails and board games sounds like an awesome night! Hope you have a Happy Birthday :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. Love the headband and top :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a fabulous, low-key day and a great night filled with competitive board games, too many cocktails and yummy treats! (I have also stormed out of the room more than once because of a "game"... I always blame it on the red hair).

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have the birthday of your dreams :)

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  6. Nice nice nice, really like your blog :)
    We might follow each other if you want, let me know about it! :) I already follow you :)
    xoxo ♥♥♥
    Francesca.

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  7. Happy Birthday! That sounds like a great night to me. I actually own that top and I never thought to pair it with the bright blue. Great inspiration!

    http://pennilesssocialite.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thank you so much for your comment, I'm following, follow mine,

    xx

    http://missbohofashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. Cute jeans, and happy birthday to you! I'm trying to guess which bar you're hitting up - we went to one that sounds similar in Hayes Valley once time and it was pretty fun. Hope you have a great day with friends and family!

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  10. You are so cute! Love the whole outfit, and the colors are fantastic. Happy Birthday to you! :)

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  11. 1) Happy Birthday Eve!! And I know what you mean about birthdays as you get older. Hopefully you are able to have a carefree day full of relaxed fun with friends/family!
    2) I hate it when I see an article of clothing on a blog and your heart starts beating faster bc you love it so much! And then you see that it is no longer available. :-( That is what just happened to me and your Anthropologie top. It's gorgeous...and you look simply beautiful in it!
    XO - Marion

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  12. I love this outfit! It screams "It shouldn't be this freakin' cold!" and I like that about it. Happy early birthday, Beautiful!

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  13. I think that might be it :) Candy Bar?

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  14. Happy Early Birthday!! Fancy cocktails sounds like a great time :)

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  15. ohmygooosshh!! this is : cute, breathtaking, stunning, & adorrable!! thanks for commenting on my blog! =D im now following you :)

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  16. A) I hope your birthday goes well!
    B) Love the shoes!
    C) The color of your hair is gorgeous! <3

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I am now a follower or yours. Can't wait to see what else you post!

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  17. Fabulous as always, Skippy!! The photography is fantastic!
    I hope you have a beautiful birthday and a happy New Year!
    Cheers to another fabulous year!
    xoxo,
    Tammy <3

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY... a little early.

    Have fun tomorrow and don't sweat it... all will be well. Be nice to your board game opponents... ok? Hee Hee

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  19. Those shoes are too funky!!! Love with that electric blue combination. You have attitude, confidence, mixed with flava and I love it!

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  20. love the color of those pants! how did your dog turn out?

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  21. Happy birthday!! Hope you have a fun one (:

    love the shoes! what a great steal at threadshow!

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  22. Oh, I really hope this birthday is better than last year. It sounds like you have some great plans. I LOVE board games :)

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  23. So this must be my lucky year! Youre the second beautiful red head that has found my blog in 2012 :) Thanks for your lovely comment and happy Birthday to You :)

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  24. Happy early birthday! I hope everything goes the way you want and you get a nice quiet night with some winning of boardgames! Good luck!

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  25. Happy bday :) Loving those jeans!!!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  26. Dear Skippy, Thank you for visiting my blog. It is a pleasure to meet you!!
    I wish you a very happy birthday tomorrow!!! Always enjoy your birthday! It is a blessing and a gift. Never regret getting older! Remember you are getting more seasoned, wiser and so much more aware and thoughtful.
    You look lovely, very nice outfit. Enjoy every minute tomorrow.
    I am now following your blog and I hope that you will visit again and we will be blogging friends. Blessings for a beautiful day. Catherine

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  27. First off, Happy Birthday tomorrow. Secondly, you look so cute with that headband. Really super cute. Love it.

    That blue really is electric on you.

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  28. Girl, Happy Birthday! I love your location, shoes, and outfit. I love the shoes especially because they are vintage. I love board games, did you ever play dirty word scrabble? I love that one. Hope you have a fabulous birthday so that you will begin once again to look forward to them. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  29. I love this outfit, it's completely fabulous. The color combinations are terrific. Who doesn't love board games?? Happy Birthday!

    xo Gillie
    http://grassettagillie.blogspot.com

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  30. Cute top - I like that it incorporates polka dots and florals. Hope you have a fun, drama-free birthday tomorrow! :)

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  31. Happy Birthday Skippy,

    I am sending you postive energy for tomorrow. Your birthday will be great!! How fun is that bar going to be Board games and drinks!! *score*

    I love your blouse and blue looks great on you!!

    Happy weekend and enjoy your birthday!! I know you will look gorgeous.

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  32. Make it a GREAT birthday! We're all worth it!

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  33. I'm a low-key birthday type of girl too. I used to be very excited about it but as I grew older it lost some of its novelty. The BF and are actively trying to change that because we're both somewhat self-centered and love celebrating our own existence :) No, not really - we just like the tradition in it. Well then Happy birthday, Inna! I hope that you and your family have a fantastic day.

    P.S - I love that top. If you're ever in the DC area stop by in that top (so I may steal it).

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  34. advanced happy birthday, birthmonth twin! I hope you have a lovely time with your fam!

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  35. thanks!! and im loving this outfit.. I have a thing for bright blue jeans they look great.. take care xx // http://yolandaas.blogspot.com/

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  36. Happy early birthday! Since it's your birthday, you get to do whatever you want to celebrate, so that means playing board games (and winning too)! Have a great day celebrating :)

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  37. Great outfit! Love the print on your tank!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  38. Love those pants! You styled them perfectly!

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  39. Love the outfit! Ahhh...the blue! I'm inspired to try out the color I've added to my closet. Also, happy early birthday! I'm also beginning to hope that my birthdays just go by more quietly with each year.

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  40. Jacquelyn GiardinaJanuary 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Happy Happy Birthday!!! Obsessed with those jeans. Everyone has been a such a colored jean kick and I feel the need to get a pair immediately!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  41. Happy Happy Birthday sweets! I hear you in regards to Birthdays - I make a fuss about my son's bday, and I look forward to the milestone bdays but all the rest I'm indifferent about. I feel kind of silly having other adults buy me something just because I was born - I dunno I'm a weirdo, lol.

    You enjoy your day - I'm a fellow board gamer as well. Our house during the Holidays get's crazy loud when the Pictionary is busted out.

    Love your outfit today - The blue looks so gorgeous against your red hair.

    ~Christina
    www.loserlike-me.blogspot.com

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  42. Happy Birthday :) Have a lovely day! I adore the colour of your jeans - so rich !

    http://www.sunkissed-style-file.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the blue jeans ! Happy Birthday ;) xo

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  44. hey hey sweetoo
    thx for ya commi :))

    today is ur birthday :D
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY <333

    I hope u have today on ur birthday big fun :))

    xoxo

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  45. chillairandperfumeJanuary 7, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    Happy birthday, darling! Hope you have a fabulous day <3

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  46. Love that top! And I need to purchase some colored jeans...nice!

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  47. Oh my goodness! Electric blue skinnies!!! LOVE!

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  48. Such a fun color combo! I do hope you managed to have the bday you wanted!

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  49. Happy Happy birthdayyyy!!!! you look so good and I hope you have a great time!!!

    love, jamie

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  50. sweet pants!

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  51. Moody Girl In StyleJanuary 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    I love your whole outfit today...hope that you had an amazing birthday.

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  52. happy birthday!!
    Birthday is the day that everyone must fulfill your wishes, so i hope you had an amazing day! ..xxx..

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  53. Inna, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know I'm late--do forgive me :)
    You have the most infectious smile. You make me want to blog silly poses just to make people laugh! You're so positive and I love that. Well, minus the bit about admitting you are a tad bipolar around your family... because I am too. Seriously. It's so bad, isn't it? Haha :D

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  54. I'm loving your electric blue denim! Ahh...I hear you. By the time I hit my 30s, I rather celebrate my birthday quietly. A few friends were disappointed when I sneaked off to Paris with hubby and daughter on my birthday last year. Ah well. Another year, another wrinkle but hopefully, a lot of lessons learned.

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  55. I have a thing for colored pants...These electric blue ones look awesome on you! You're hair is also GORGEOUS! Hope you had a great birthday :)

    http://girlbhindthereddoor.blogspot.com/

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  56. Happy Birthday Inna!! Hope you have a nice uneventful weekend with no calls to the vet or storming out of rooms! LOL! Really, have a SUPER FANTASTIC weekend! xo, sam

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  57. These pants are amazing on you! You are so daring!

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  58. I like so much what you do here. Great job.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  59. loving me those shoes. loving.

    http://www.etsystalkers.com/

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  60. Love the cobalt jeans!!!

    sweetblaqq.blogspot.com

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  61. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, happy belated birthday! you look great in this colorful outfits, you are so good with colors as always. i like the vintage style floral top, so pretty!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  62. And this is why I'm becoming obsessed with cobalt jeans! Great look! And that top makes me think of comic books for some reason LOL. I think it's the white dots over the print, haha. Love it!

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  63. Wow! I absolutely love this outfit!! Sooo soo adorable.

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  64. darling look. i love the pop of a different color with the shoes!

    xo. chaptertwentynine.com

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