I am writing this post Sunday night and it's my birthday tonight so I have to make this ultra quick! In case you really wanted to know, this was generally what I wore while I was camping the past four days. I think you can bet that I was wearing this hat and these boots, and the stuff in between was pretty much inconsequential.  I have a very sweet hand-full of people I need to write and thank on Monday morning, but right now I just need to shower and hit the hay (OR MY LOVE MUFFIN OF A FLUFFY WARM BED FINALLY!!) Naw, I actually slept pretty good and was surrounded by excellent company, ate great food, drank good drinks, paid no heed to the clock, laid around and marveled at the warmth. It was an IDEAL break.  And now I am 31.  Time to get to business. I don't know if I have ever said it here, but every year I get older I am happier.  I really don't anticipate that changing either. I feel like I am finally growing into myself each year. Ah, I am rambling.  Sleep time.

If you would like a bit more content though, the very lovely Katy from Modly Chic asked me some interview questions a little bit ago and they are different from any of the others I have answered so far. She asks the same ones to a different blogger each Monday as part of her Monday Profiles feature. You can read my answers to the following questions by clicking here.

Name of the blog:
Where does the name come from?
When did you start the blog?
How has your blog changed over the months/years?
City you are based out of: 
How does your location help or hinder your blog?
What would you say the mission of your blog is? 
How many hours a week do you spend working on it? 
How has this blog changed your life?
Besides this blog, what do you do professionally? 
In 5 words or less how would you describe your personal style?
What would you say is the hardest part about blogging?
What is your one golden piece of shopping advice?
What is the most rewarding part? 
If you had to pick one mantra for life, what would yours be?
What are your favorite items in your closet?
In your opinion, every woman should own:
A woman's most beautiful feature is her: 
Where do you see your blog in 5 years? 
What in your wardrobe could you not stand to part with, ever? 
What would you say to a woman who bemoans the fact that she is not the 'ideal' bodyshape? 
What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
Do you have an fool-proof home beauty remedies? 
What is the most innovative fashion statement you've rocked? 
One trend you would like to never see again is: 
For the fall you are coveting:
Favorite designer:
Favorite color to wear:
Favorite fashion accessory:
Which celebrities style do you envy?

Hat, boots: vintage
Shorts: cut from AE pants
Stripe top: Victoria's secret
Sweatshirt cape: AE


By Ellie Rose said...

every time I see you in a new outfit i think it is my favourite! You have such a cool and elegant style xxx

Primp and Preen said...

That is such a good way to think about getting older. Although I have a little freak out before each birthday I really shouldn't as I'm the same and feel that I'm getting happier and more comfortable in myself each year. So thanks for the reminder- hopefully I can avoid the freak out this year.

I'm glad you had a good trip and happy birthday! xx

Melissa said...

Happy, happy birthday! So glad you had a good time.

I read Katy's post with your interview this morning and loved it. I'm so glad she featured you, it was great to read your answers!

Welcome home! :)

Marta said...

you have such a brilliant style!
happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR!

Anonymous said...

Happy late birthday my dear! I hope it was a good one (sounds like it) I would love to camp for my birthday with friends. I love sleeping under the stars.

If your blog is only gonna last 18 months, I hope we can still stay in touch in 6 months :)

Archives said...

happy birthday, lovely!!!!

Aubrey Studebaker said...

I love how comfortable yet stylish you look. I'm a big camping fan as well & can only hope to look this put-together while roughing it.

Happy b-day!

The Shopping Forecast said...

I'm a big fan of the vertical jail stripes. Congratulations on the feature! I'm heading over to Modly Chic now to check it out. :-)

FashionTheorist said...

Happy (slightly belated) birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely celebration.

Margaret said...

happy birthday missy! :-) i love it when people are happy to be their age rather than fighting it. still thought you should know you don't look a day over 26.


Brianna said...

Very very cute :) and Happy Birthday!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Happy birthday, beautiful lady! You brighten my day with every post and I can't wait to see and read everything that appears here. Have a wonderful time and I wish you a wonderful year ahead.

Andrea xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I always used to be scared of getting older, but, funnily enough, reading blogs, especially of those people who are past studying and are uh, 'proper adults', just makes me excited and now I just want to skip those in between years. Kinda!

Corie said...

Well Happy Birthday to you!

Cat said...

Happy Birthday! It is amazing how glorious a long, hot shower (in the comfort of your own home) feel after a few nights of camping :) xo Cat

patriciabeatriz86 said...

HAPPY Birthday!! Have a fabulous day. :)

Neekoh said...

Happy birthday!! You seem happy and relaxed and all things that should a person should be on their birthday :)
Glad to hear you had an amazing break from life! And I'm also super into that sweatshirt! :D


Louise said...

Happy birthday! Love the floppy hat. Your attitude about age is refreshing, too.

jen lainy said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great one!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday. If you get happier every year, by the time you are my age, you will be ecstatic!

miha, skinny buddha said...

Happy Birthday. I wish you all the best, you are such an inspiration :)

KT said...

Thanks again for answering the questions. And happy birthday! Glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend. And I'm totally with you - each year gets better. - Katy

amanda said...

happy birthday! you give me hope. in just over a week i'm going to find out just how i like getting older. but you look fabulous, are encouraging, and healthy and fit, so it gives me hope for myself :)

Beautifully Invisible said...

Happy birthday! I really enjoyed reading your responses on Katy's blog - especially the one about missing human contact. You are so right - it's so easy to get "lost' behind the monitor, but that can never replace REAL human interaction.

Swalvs said...

You look very beautiful and comfortable, I'm happy you had some nice, relaxed days and a good birthday! You deserve the best! and I've given you an award... Here: http://swalvs-vesaire.blogspot.com/2010/09/happy-end-of-summer-and-sunshine-blog.html

Kimberellie said...

You know, I feel the same as you:

1. about camping: hat, boots, stuff in between inconsequential.

2. getting older. Me too! I was just thinking this exact same thing the other day! How every year older I get the more me I feel!

Also, adore this outfit. You are chic no matter what you do.

heart: miss furnellie


Anything but Bland said...

gorgeous! hope we can be friends?

love, polly

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

i hope you had a great birthday...you're so nice to have blogged on your special day!

Bianca said...

Happy birthday!

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

happy birthday! you are absolutely one of my favorite blogs out there. you have a wonderful sense of style and your writing is so real and relatable. have a great day!

holly in heels said...

Vintage boots, can't go wrong! Lovely post.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Happy belated birthday! Wishing you an better year than you dare hope, as good as year as you deserve.

I'm going to read your interview later. Just got home late from a looong day at work, and feel a bit slushy in the brain.

Thanks for putting me on your blogroll by the way. I am VERY honored! xo. -Bella Q

Emily Jean said...

cute outfit! i love that hoodie!


D'Andra said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Keira said...

You're the cutest camper I've ever seen :) Happy birthday!

Jenny Brewer said...

Happy Birthday!
Love the outfit. so simple and stylish and comfy, too! that's the kind of thing I like to wear when I'm at my parent's beach house!

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