One Year Wiser

Monday, November 16, 2009
I am officially 22 today. It was a nice laidback birthday for me and my husband. All I wanted today was to go thrifting and have the husband all to myself. He is often at school til late at night so I really don't see him very often, but he put school on hold for me today and took me shopping (guilt-free)! I got myself two pairs of shoes and we watched a movie and had a snuggle-fest while eating pizza and cheesecake. Seriously, such a great way to start the week!
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Also, I received both of my new boots but had to send them back. They were both of cheap quality and it was very obvious... That will not do. So boot hunt #209382 is on. Ugh.
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Wearing secondhand scarf ($3), Tulle coat ($44), secondhand F21 tee ($3), thrifted belt ($2), Old Navy skirt ($8), tights from Korea ($5), Nine West boots ($65).

73 comments :

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELAINE!
    Your outfit is fab & that sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate 22 :)
    I know what you mean about cheap looking.. I'm glad you're not settling.

    xx

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  2. Happy birthday!
    What a shame about the boots, good luck for the hunt!

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  3. happy birthday elaine!

    sounds like a great way to spend your birthday. :) shopping is the best gift ever! hehe

    leethroughthelens.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Birthday! sounds like a lovely day!

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  5. Sad about your boots :( But it's totally worth it to find the pair you want.
    Happy Birthday! Your Birthday sounds like it was pretty close to perfect...sounds like my perfect birthday...well my idea birthday is any time my husband lets me spend $$ without guilt! :P

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  6. happy birthday! you look so lovely in stripes and bright blue. and it sounds like you had a great time.

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  7. happy birthday dear ! glad you had so much fun with your darling x) love this look , great tights and boots ! ohh too bad for the cheap quality boots . hope you can find another ! have a nice day !

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  8. happy birthday:) glad you had a nice day

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  9. Happy birthday to you gorgeous girl :) Im glad you had a nice birthday, some times a more simple birthday is better than a jam-packed one.
    Sorry to hear about your boots-how frustrating!

    Rose

    p.s. im having a giveaway and would love you to enter :)

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  10. Happy Birthday! I'm glad to hear it was such a great day! Those are certainly the best kind.

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  11. I adore that grey jacket

    Happy Birthday!!!! That sucks about your boots :(

    Style on a String :: Because style has nothing to do with money.

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  12. Happy Birthday elaine! i hope you enjoyed your day!
    i wish you the best and happiness! :)

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  13. Happy Birthday!! You'll find some boots, I promise! Oh, and you look great. You do simple chic better than anyone!

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthday! Glad you had a great day... bummer on the boots! Keep looking and let us know what you come up with!

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  15. oh! Happy Birthday then!!
    Sounds like such a nice day!

    xxx

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  16. Happy Birthdat Elaine, I didn't realize we were so close in age (I just turned 21 this year). i'm glad you had a great day, love the scarf and boots. you look amazing :)

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  17. i'm sending b-day kisses ^^!
    and great outfit by the way.

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  18. Happy Birthday! Glad it was a good one! My daughters birthday is today (17th) but she is 6! Hope your whole week is wonderful!

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  19. Happy birthday, Elaine! Sounds like you had an awesome day :)

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  20. HAppy birthday, boo to the boots, yay to the other stuff. How old were you when you got married?

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  21. haaaaaaaaappy b-day! and good luck finding the boots you want!

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  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! glad you had a great day!

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  23. happy bday girl! Happy to hear you had such a great time

    and SWEET BOOTS

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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  24. happy birthday!!! It's nice to 'meet' other November birthday's, mine was on the 3rd. I turned 26 though, man I am getting old!

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  25. happy birthday! 22 will be a great year. :)

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  26. Happy Birthday!!!!! Sounds like an amazing day!

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  27. Happy, happy birthday! You look great... I love the coat!

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  28. Firstly Happy belated Birthday!! Yay another November baby :)
    Sounds like you ahd the perfect day :)

    SE

    P.S The blue scarf looks fab, brightening up your outfit :)

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  29. Happy Birthday! Bummer about the boots. The quest continues.

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  30. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a fun day. Sucks about the boots, though.

    Cute outfit, as always. =)

    -Megan

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  31. Happy, happy birthday, Elaine!!

    I hope this year is one filled with a multitude of blessings and joy. (And more delightful outfit posts for us, your devoted followers! :D )

    I can't believe that I am half a year older than you are...goodness!!

    ~Emily

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  32. Happy Birthday! You look cute as always!

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  33. happy birthday! Thrifting with the husband- sounds like heaven!

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  34. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! hope your day was wonderful! its always great when you can snuggle with loved ones and get great gifts at the same time :)

    looking forward to photos of your newest boot additions!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  35. Happy birthday! Shame about the boots - nothing wrong with things being cheap, it's when they look cheap that it sucks :(

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

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  36. Pizza and cheesecake sounds like heaven to me - hope you had a lovely birthday =]

    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  37. happy birthday! hope you had a great time!

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  38. awww yay november babies! happy birthday!

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  39. darling hope you had a lovely day! that gorge coat looks great on you
    xx
    marian.

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  40. happy bday elaine. sounds like it was a good one! i love that blue scarf! don't you also just love stripes and all the things you can do with them? i love how you mix yours up.

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  41. Happy birthday!! Hope you are having a wonderful day! :)

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  42. Congratulations Elaine!!!! Happy Birhtday!!! I'm glad you had a nice time with your hubby and also its very nice to make some shopping guilt free ;)

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  43. Happy Bday! I really like your outfit, you're so cool :)

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  44. happy birthday darling! :-D i really live for the boots you have on, love them. and good luck on your hunt for the perfect boots, it's hard to find what you really want sometimes.



    Clothes Are Cute

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  45. Happy birthday!!! Sorry that I'm late, I didn't enter here yesterday:) I'm so glad you could spend some time with your man.
    I wish you all the best:)

    xxx

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  46. happy birthday! it sounds like you had the perfect day! I wore something really similar to this today, funny! every time I see those Nine West boots of yours, I get a little more envious!

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  47. happy birthday!!!!!!! love that trench.

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  48. The scarf is the perfect finishing touch!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  50. I love this outfit. The stripes and the belted skirt. Perfection. Happy belated birthday!
    Also, I have added you to my blogroll.

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  51. Happy Birthday, Elaine!!!
    What a great way to spend your birthday!
    Love those boots! And sorry about the other ones, with Thanksgiving round the corner I'm sure you'll find a great pair at a fab price.
    Have a great evening!

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  52. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you continue to have a perfect birthday week just like the beginning of the weekend was!
    (And you have to let us see your new shoes!)

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  53. HAPPY HAPPY DAY! good luck finding boots. it can be so hard! i like the ones you're wearing in this picture a lot!

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  54. wahoe sang' I didn't even know. I feel like I should take you out or something. and you are only 22? i thought you were 22, 2 years ago.

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  55. Happy Birthday....22, wow I feel like an old lady! Boo on the boots, you had some great picks too bad they weren't as great in person. Keep your chin up-the perfect boots for you are out there somewhere :o)

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  56. what a lovely outfit, happy birthday!
    -L

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  57. Happy birthday! I hope you find the perfect boots.

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  58. have a fabulous birthday!!! and i'm sure you will find thee perfect boots soon! cheers :)

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  59. happy birthday elaine!

    by the way, thanks for your blog. i love it!!

    oh, and sorry to hear about your boots. such a bummer!!

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  60. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great one. So you're a Scorpion?? Me, too.. ^_^

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  61. Happy Birthday, Elaine! Sounds like you had an awesome time on your special day:) Great bday outfit!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  62. Happy birthday! Love your bday look! Jealous that you are still such a bebe ;)

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  63. happy birthday! Sorry for the late wishes but true.

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  64. Happy belated birthday! Are we still on for dinner Friday night? Looking forward to it.

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  65. Bummer about the boots, but HAPPY BDAY and it sounds like it was a great day anytway. I like how you have different outfits you pair this striped shirt with! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  66. Aww, happy birthday! Our birthdays are just a week apart. :) Oh, and I love those Nine West boots you're wearing. C-u-t-e! And what a score with that Gucci bag! I hope to score one myself someday. :D

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