4.02.2012

Thirty, Flirty & Thriving






 Dress: c/o LOVE, Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet & Tights: H&M, Shoes: Aldo, Sunglasses: Joe Fresh, Nails: China Glaze 'Pool Party'

If you follow me on twitter and/or instagram, you already know that this weekend I rang in the big 3-0! While turning 30 is slightly mindblowing, I had an AMAZING birthday weekend! Sunday (April 1st - yep, you're talking to an April Fools baby!) was the official day, but most of the celebrating happened on Saturday. 

My day began with my father, grandmother, sister and boyfriend taking me to Envy, a local clothing store, as my Dad wanted me to pick out something for my birthday. It was a hilarious and incredibly sweet adventure, shopping with such an entourage in tow (with my Dad learning tough life lessons about things like 'premium denim'). From there we went to lunch, then I went back home to get ready for the evening portion of birthday fun! I changed into the above outfit & went out for an incredible dinner with the fella, where I dined on truffled mushroom risotto with grilled asparagus with a glass of pinot! Then back home to await the arrival of my two best pals, who decorated my house with adorable handmade garland, a photo collage, a candy bar and a huuuuge punch bowl full of mojito! Amazing! Then the rest of the crew arrived & we drank & chatted & then broke out into a major dance party to a playlist from my 25th birthday party that miss Kristin found on her computer! Such a fun night! Then I woke up to the arrival of my momma, who sweetly cleaned my kitchen full of post-party mess. I seriously have the most amazing friends & family, I feel so grateful and blessed!  

& just in case nobody gets my title reference, it's from "Thirteen Going on 30"! ;)

30 comments:

  1. You're a beautiful lady, love your dress!!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  2. such a gorgeous outfit! i absolutely love the color of your dress! you look stunning!

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  3. These pics are great! You are rocking that mint colour!
    Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine :)

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  4. Happy Birthday Lovely!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy 30th, sweetie! Sounds like you had such a great celebration, and that dress looks lovely on you.

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  6. Glad you had a good birthday. You look fabulous.

    And how could someone not know Thirteen Going on Thirty?!?!

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  7. 30 and looking absolutely fabulous ! Glad you had an amazing birthday Kate ! xx

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  8. So glad your Birthday weekend was a complete success! You're so lucky to have spent it with your closest friends + family members... and I can't believe your mom came to clean up your apt the morning after (seriously what a treat)! x

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  9. Such an awesome color on you - you looked FAB!
    xoxo krystin
    suburbanfauxpas.blogspot.com

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  10. Aw! A very happy birthday to you! So cool that you got to spend it with your family--that's the best! Today is my younger son's birthday too. I went into labor with him on April Fool's Day. ;-)

    On another note, I love this dress so much! This is a great color on you!

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  11. Happy birthday, Kate! Love the neon pink nails against the soft minty dress :) And who can forget that infamous "13 Going on 30" phrase? I want to be all those things when I turn 30 :)

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  12. So lovely in mint green! It sounds like you had an amazing birthday weekend! Welcome to your 30's...its been the best years of my life so far! xo www.casualglamorous.com

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  13. Love how you style the dress, sooo classy. You look stunning.

    xoxo
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  14. sounds like you had such a fun birthday beautiful :)
    I love that dress so much, I've been lusting after it for soooo long!
    it really suits you :)
    xx

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  15. oh my goodness thinking of your shopping adventure and your Dad's life lessons in fashion made me seriously giggle. I can just picture him! Happy birthday (again) to you, dear!

    xx

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  16. Your birthday sounds like it was absolutely incredible!! Wishing you a happy 30th and here's to these being the best years of your life!

    xo,
    helena

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  17. 13 going on 30 is one of my favorite movies ever!! how lucky that you got to spend your 30th in such a fun way with your loved ones. love the color of you dress, and your earrings are to die for <3shelby

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  18. Happy Birthday! You are going to love your 30's. You look so stunning in these pictures. :)

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  19. The title of this post made me laugh so much because I love that movie.

    I hope your birthday was absolutely wonderful (it sounds it!). You definitely look fabulous in that lovely dress!

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  20. Happy Birthday, lovely girl! I can't believe you turned 30- I seriously thought you were just reaching your mid twenties! I almost teared up reading about your birthday weekend - what loving friends and family you have. I also love the mint and black combo here. It looks so elegant! I also think I need to swing by H&M to pick up these OdlR-esque earrings!

    xo
    Jen

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  21. love this look! and your nails...!
    happy 3-0 girl! lookin good :)

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  22. Sounds like you had an amazing birthday!! Welcome to the 30 club! It's not so bad, is it? ; ) You look stunning in that dress! A perfect color for blondes like us : )

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  23. Happy belated birthday!!! I absolutely adore this dress, gorgeous colour!

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY again :) I LOVE (haha pun intended) this dress on you. The colour is perfect, just beautiful! Glad you had fun celebrating with your friends and family xo

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  25. Love the dress - the colour is fantastic!

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  26. Aw I am so happy that you got such an amazing birthday celebration! And this outfit is a dream...the combo of the aqua with the neon pink is perfect, and I love how you kept the rest of the look black - totally lets the bright tones stand out!

    Alexandra xo

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  27. That mint color looks great on you!!

    Hayley
    hlynnedwards@gmail.com

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  28. 13 going on 30 is right! (such a watchable movie)

    Your birthday weekend sounds absolutely perfect! I may have to attempt to get my own punch bowl of mojito once my birthday comes around..

    Also, your birthday outfit is perfect :)

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  29. i didn't realize tights could be worn on their own. i always figured they went UNDER something, a long, long sweater, a skirt, a dress. but they look really nice when used as pants. i'm not sure my legs could pull it off, but it's worth a try :)

    ashlee

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