My Birthday (Work) Suit

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thank you for all your birthday wishes!!!! I went to work all day and then Chase and I went to an Italian restaurant around the corner from our apartment and had a mediocre meal. But the best part is birthday weekend part II is coming up! We're going to the temple and a Korean spa...and we'll eat food too.
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We took my pictures out on our fire escape for you guys because our hallway is nasty.
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I liked my outfit today. I think that means I'm out of my outfit funk. I especially like that I wore a belt and a necklace...two days in a row! I'm a wild child. I got so many compliments on my skirt today. When I see someone staring at my skirt, I know they're thinking "That skirt looks familiar. Why do I have a sudden desire to go to IKEA..."
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Behold.... My new [free] necklace. I love it. It has a J.Crew feel but it was free so it's obviously better.
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Wearing Gap shirt ($15), JCPenney cluster necklace (free with gift card), handmade skirt from a curtain ($2), Old Navy belt ($10), Tsubo shoes (courtesy of Tsubo), and thrifted bag ($3).
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93 comments :

  1. Oh Happy Happy Birthday Elaine! XOXO.

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  2. Love the look and the change of scenery, although I also like the hallway. Happy birthday! Sounds like you have an awesome weekend planned.

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  3. I would have complimented you on that skirt too if I'd seen you.


    Modest Apple -- A Fashion Blog

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  4. L. O. V. E. this outfit. LOVE the necklace! Just noticed your awesome homemade skirt has pockets, awesome!! Love the bag! For $3?!?! That's crazy cool!

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  5. you made that skirt?! it's fabulous! like a modern day Scarlet Ohara!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Elaine! :) You look lovely!

    Adin B

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  7. Ever since working in a handbag store, all I ever notice are handbags now! And I'm seriously digging this one!! So cute, great steal. =)

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  8. Okay, my new favorite Clothed Much outfit. That skirt is awesome! Can I be a little politically incorrect and mention how gorgeous your Korean eyes are? So beautiful!

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  9. I love this outfit! How adorable!! And what's amazing is that its not expensive.

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  10. Happy happy birthday, happy happy birthday!

    How did you get a free necklace?! Oooh was it with a gift card?

    There are Korean spas in Utah? Crazy. Crazy!

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  11. Wowzers you look so pretty! Love it!! Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating this weekend. I love going to the temple on my birthday too!!

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  12. Mediocre bday meals depress me. I had one myself this year. DOWN WITH THOSE!! Love this outfit! Esp. the skirt and necklace! And bag... eYoink!

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  13. Love it! The lighting is so nice, its nice to see the details like your necklace, which I also love =)
    LOL, I've never seen that at Ikea, but its nice =)
    Bellesme

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  14. Happy birthday! Gorgeous look for a birthday. And yes, free necklaces are always better.

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  15. free necklaces are the best! love that skirt!

    xxx Charlie
    Feminine Bravery

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  16. happy birthday elaine!
    you look beautiful on your birthday, that's for sure. <3
    love the crisp top against the printed skirt...definitely one of your signature outfits.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  17. I'm in love with this bag, so pretty! Anyway, Happy Birthday Elaine! Best wishes :-)

    Dianne

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  18. Happy Birthday! Love the necklace, and that's a really cute bag too!

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  19. Happy birthday! I love this outfit so much! I really like the skirt. It is so interesting! You always look like a million bucks!!!! I wish I could put together outfits like yours!

    Did you make the pattern for the skirt yourself? I love that you made it from an IKEA curtain! What an Ikea hack!

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  20. WOW, I love everything about this outfit. Reminds me that I REALLY have to start making stuff out of that IKEA fabrics I got stashed for that reason. And I'm seriously thinking of ordering that necklace.

    Happy birthday sweetie, have fun this weekend!

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  21. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!! I love the outfit you chose. The skirt is amazing.

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  22. I freaking love that your skirt is made from a curtain! Adore you bag too.
    Oh, and happy belated birthday!

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  23. Happy belated birthday!

    I love this look - I can't believe that skirt is from a curtain, wow! Great bag, too.

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  24. Happy birthday, dear Elaine!
    Are you a Scorpio? It's so exciting!
    Love the outfit, especially the blue with brown.

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  25. Can't believe that I didn't wish you happy birthday sooner, gosh dang. D: Hey Elaine! Have a birthday! Of the happy kind! Yeah, the really freakin' happy kind! Yeah.

    PS, thanks for calling me a hot flight attendant. That's definitely something that I don't get called every day, and you helped amend that. :D

    Toast with Charmalade

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  26. Here is another compliment on your skirt: I LOVE IT! I think I let out a little gasp when I saw it in the first picture.

    And happy birthday!

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  27. Happy Birthday again!!! I love this outfit especially the necklace and your homemade skirt :)

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  28. Happy Birthday! I love the outdoor photos. You look very relaxing. Have fun going to a Korean Spa and the temple :)

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  29. This outfit is amazing. I think the accessories are what do it. I want that necklace and that belt.

    Xox.
    Megan
    http://anotherzoeday.blogspot.com

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  30. Happy Birthday! You are rocking those amazing Tsubos again. I have major lust over those heels. I wish I could go to jjeem-jeel-bahng (they have a few nice ones here in NY). Enjoy and I hope you celebrate for the rest of the week. Food!

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  31. Great outfit! I love the fabric of the skirt.

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  32. I love these outside pictures!!! More please!

    berlynndesigns.blogspot.com

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  33. Ha ha! I see you are wearing those shoes again. I don't blame you. They are great, and I know how you feel. my mom bought me a pair of booties as an early b-day present{only 15 days away!!!} and I have to literally force myself not to wear them all day, everyday!

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you have fun on your "weekend".

    ~Erin

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  34. Happy birthday! I like how you look so classy!

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  35. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you have a fabulous weekend coming up. I absolutely love that skirt; the pattern is so bold and lovely!

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  36. Happy birthday, Elaine! Gorgeous as always. :)

    Holly
    Modest Fashionista

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  37. here, have another compliment on your skirt. love it!

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  38. Happy birthday! Love the new photo locale, bright without the funky backlighting.

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  39. happy birthday! i hope your celebration part 2 is fabulous!

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  40. Your birthday was yesterday? you share your birthday with my father-in-law! I didn't realize it was yesterday or I would've wished you a happy birthday...so happy birthday. i'm glad you had a good day. too bad about the poor dinner:( I love your pictures on the fire escape!!!

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  41. Happy birthday Elaine! Loving your outfit. Chic as usual.

    xo

    http://bonjourgazel.com

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  42. Can't beat a free necklace!

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

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  43. I love the outfit too. I LOVE the pictures outside because I feel like I can see the colors of your outfit much better.
    Happy Birthday!

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  44. that is SUCH a great outfit! hope you had a wonderful day!

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  45. Glad you had a good birthday! Hope you enjoy the Korean spa :) Gorgeous outfit.

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  46. I LOVE THAT BAG!! You have the most legit thrift-finds. Major envy over here.

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  47. Fantastic outfit! Love the skirt especially. Happy belated birthday.

    www.stylocrat.blogspot.com
    :)

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  48. This outfit is brilliant. The basic blue button-down paired with the sparkle vintage necklace and bold upholstery-print skirt is at once retro and modern. And gorgeous. Well, you are.

    Happy belated birthday. Here's to your best year yet.

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  49. Love this combo and I think I might want to try it out some day heh heh! Happy belated birthday and may all your wishes come true :)

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  50. Happy birthday! You look ready to do some serious taking care of business in this outfit. It's great! Also, I don't think I realized that the skirt had some olive going on - very pretty.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  51. Happy birthday! Hope it's a great one :) I've never been to a Korean spa, you'll have to tell us about them sometime!

    * Kristine
    Kristine. Or Polly

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  52. i loooooove it! the colors are so great together...i'm totally jeal of your awesome curtain skirt and free necklace. it's fine, i'll get over it.

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  53. i can't believe that you got that bag from a thrift store. amazing find!

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  54. my birthday 's tomorrow. i'll be 23. we're twins separated at birth! you're the prettier twin. and the asian one. anywayyy, happy birthday!! November babies are the best. for real.

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  55. happy birthday! you look great as always, very chic. hope you guys have fun this weekend!

    suzy
    Beneath the Glass

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  56. Happy Birthday! And you're right, I was trying to place where I'd seen that skirt pattern before. You've just reconfirmed that I need to learn how to sew ASAP!

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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  57. I love the fire escape pictures. The necklace is very J.Crew-ish.

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  58. Happy birthday again and absolutely fabulous outfit. I love the tuxedo shirt with the printed curtain skirt, and paired with such a fun chunky "J.Crew"-esque necklace!

    Small Time Style

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  59. I want to go to Ikea to look for certains now.

    Just Better Together

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  60. Love your blog and have been a lurker for a long time, but happy birthday. I love your fashion sense. It helps me as well as my three teenage daughters.

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  61. its all very lovely but i really like the belt and necklace. happy belated birthday!
    meg

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  62. that purse is such a great thrift find. i totally want it.

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  63. love it, so perfect!

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  64. happy birthday elaine! It sounds like you're going to have a fantastic weekend at the spa! =)

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  65. I really like the fire escape shots. The light in the hallways coming from behind you makes it very hard to see the details in the outfits. I like that you are mixing it up!

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  66. i adore this skirt? Is the fabric from ikea? Did you make it? The shape is fantastic. and dont even get me started on the pockets!

    HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY ELAINE!

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  67. I'm sorry about your mediocre meal (hate that!) but your weekend sounds fabulous! This outfit is too cute, I love that skirt and your necklace definitely looks J.Crew thats exactly what I thought. Love it!

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  68. Happy birthday - which I have said but you're having 2 celebrations so this wish can be for your second birthday ;-)

    I do love your skirt paired with the chambray shirt. And your necklace is great - even better when it's free. And thanks for your comment on my blog - all out sailor look will be coming later as part of the 30 for 30.

    Don't miss my first ever giveaway

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  69. that is a perfect outfit. i wish i had a skirt as awsome as that one.

    you have very nice taste. you are my favorite fashion blog, simply because your outfits are ver classy.

    lauren anne
    beside quiet waters

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  70. Wow - that is a great skirt! I assumed it was from Anthropologie or something!

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  71. Very cute birthday outfit! I hate hate outfit funks where nothing you put on just feels right. If it makes you feel any better your outfits showed no signs of any funk :)

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  72. Happy Belated!

    I love that necklace/shirt combo. You look fab as usual.

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  73. Yay Yay Happy happy birthday!!!

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  74. Elaine, I love this outfit! I tried to make one of these skirts from Susan's pattern and it didn't quite work, but yours is fabulous. The necklace and handbag are really special, too. Happy birthday! Hope you and your husband had a wonderful day.

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  75. this is one of my favorites so far! i love that skirt and the bag

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  76. Cutie :) IDK if I said happy bday so.. HAPPY BDAY! LOL :)

    Haha IKEA?! really love? LOL Well I am in love with your necklace!

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  77. again! i love this skirt:) the bag is also incredible:) this whole outfit is great!
    ~Ally
    http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

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  78. Ohhhh wow - that skirt is made out of a curtain. Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. You're awesome!!! Yessss I do have a sudden desire to go to IKEA to buys pretty curtains!!

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