Party Dress

party dress

It’s official. As of today I’m in the last year of my 20’s. And guess what? It doesn’t feel nearly as scary as I thought it would! I always hear people talk about how in their 30’s they have less insecurities (read about one of my big ones here), and feel more comfortable in their own skin.

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I’m SOOOO ready for that. My 20’s have been a time of massive growth and change. So many things amazing and wonderful and also not so wonderful things have happened in the last 9 years and I can’t wait to see what 29 brings to round out this pretty fabulous decade.

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While I’m feeling excited and trepidatious about getting older, I also have a weird thing about birthdays. Obviously they’re fun and presents, cake, and calls from your best friends are the best things ever but for some reason I tend to feel a little down. It’s kind of like that New Years Eve feeling. But this year my goal is to stop being such a dipshit and enjoy the day to the fullest (so far, so good!) Tonight I’m going to celebrate by having cocktails with some girlfriends (in my fave party dress du jour) followed by dinner at my favorite restaurant, and a trip to NH this weekend to celebrate with my family.

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In other news, I’m working on my 30 before 30 list and plan to share that very soon. Any ideas for what I should do while I’m still young and sprightly? JK. But seriously would love any thoughts on what to add to my list!

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  1. Love the color of the dress!
    Oh, and turning 30 isn’t bad at all! I’m 31 and still feel the same as I did in my late 20’s 🙂

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  2. Happy almost birthday!! I love that dress on you, the color is so gorgeous!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  3. Alyssa said:

    Happy birthday! This dress is gorgeous on you-the color is perfect!

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  4. Heidi D. said:

    Love the pink on you girl! Sounds like you have a fab bday week planned!

    Heidi D.

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  5. Jen said:

    Such a cute dress! The color is super flattering on you as well!

    xo, Jen

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  6. Wait, this comes in a DRESS too?! I have the cami version and am obsessed (who would have thought – Express!) so I think I absolutely need this dress. You look great, and happy birthday!!!!

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  7. sandyalamode said:

    you look soo pretty in hot pink!!!

    Sandy a la Mode

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  8. Erika said:

    Happy happy birthday (again) Julia! You’re looking terrific! I’m loving 29 thus far, it’s not so bad, right?!?

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  9. Elana Lyn Gross said:

    Happy Birthday! I loved meeting you last night! You look beautiful here (and in person, of course!).

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  10. Such a gorgeous color on you! Happy Birthday! I would have to agree…I enjoy being in my thirties much more…you really don’t care what other people think about you anymore. It’s quite freeing actually! Have a great night celebrating!

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  11. Jessica said:

    Incredibly jealous that you scored that bag for free. I did an interview with her. She seems sweet.

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  12. Haley Valerie said:

    That dress is so pretty!


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  13. Happy birthday, Julia! (I’m turning 30 in October… I can totally relate! Hehe.) You look beautiful. Love the Cinco Powell pendant, too! 😉

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  14. Kate said:

    Aw, happy birthday!! You have nothing to worry about, 30’s not so bad (…neither is 31 or 32! Hehe. Old blogger alert!) Also I can’t tell you how much I love that your goal is to “stop being such a dipshit” – that cracked me up! This dress is GORGEOUS on you, I love the color!

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