Birthday Lookbook: Polka Dots & Rosette Appliqué

Hey everyone! My apologies for missing the weekend updates yesterday. I was running errands all day long and didn’t get back till late. Most of the photos anyways were from my early bday dinner on Sunday with hubby.

Today’s my actual bday (which reminds me, I need to call my mom to wish her a happy bday as well =)), so I’m glad I got to celebrate with hubby before he left for Texas yesterday for a whole week. Then he is off to Chicago on Friday through Saturday night whereas I will be in NJ/NYC this coming weekend and won’t be back till Sunday – oy.

Anyways, we decided to try out one of the restaurants near the area which is known for using fresh ingredients from local farmers. They make their own bread and even soda for those who like soda. They even take a holistic approach leaving low carbon footprints in running the restaurant from using low voltage lights to recycling to compost. Not to mention the food was amazing – definitely worth coming here if you’re in the area.

For my bday outfit, I wanted to dress up even though most of the folks were pretty casual. I absolutely love the rosette appliqué on this top giving it such texture and wanted to mix it up by adding the polka dot pencil skirt.  A pop of red from the pumps just pulled the whole outfit together.

Lately F21 has really stepped it up a notch in terms of selections and even the quality of material has improved.  Of course, some pieces may not be petite friendly but at such low costs for the items, additional alterations won’t break the bank much.

That’s it. I hope everyone is having a great day so far. Thanks for reading as always!


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  1. Happy Birthday. You make one stunning birthday girl.

  2. @With Each Passing Day aww, lol – thank you!

  3. Happy birthday fellow leo! =)

  4. @Alterations Needed thanks lovely! we *rawr*! lol

  5. omg!!! so pretty!!! 😀 love this look! 😀 belated happy birthday to you!!! 😀

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  6. Super beautiful outfit! I’m all about polkadots right now!! 😀


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