Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sweet Sixteen


        Somehow a huge list of homework, the PSAT, and my birthday party all managed to fall on the same weekend. I was pretty confident my Saturday would be a mix of stress and exhaustion, but thankfully was I wrong. Fun and excitement are more like it. Once I got the PSAT out the way, I was free to spend the afternoon finalizing my outfit, getting my makeup done, and prepping for a night in the city with my friends.
        Cakes and presents are great, but to me the best thing about birthdays is the excuse to get glammed up. Michael Kors seemed like an obvious choice for my dress since he's pretty much the king of modern hollywood glamour. I paired it with metallic heels, also by Michael Kors, and simple leather accessories that wouldn't overpower the dress. I think it's best to keep it minimal when wearing sequins since they're such an attention-getting fabric. 
        People aren't really big on those "super sweet sixteens" in my town. I guess you could say the "thing" is to go out to dinner in the city. I'm not one to follow the crowd, so rather than just do the same old dinner I turned my birthday into a night out in SoHo. My friends and I walked around exploring the the different shops and taking in the New York night scene. The restaurant I picked was Imperial no. 9 in the Mondrian Hotel. I chose it mostly because the atmosphere. The ceiling mimics a greenhouse with transparent windows, and the main table is topped with an assortment of illuminated glassware. 
        Strangely I feel a lot older now that I've turned 16. There are perks, like getting my driver's permit, but there's also a lot of pressure. I'm starting to think about where exactly I want to go in life and how I'm going to get there. Fashionwise, I've been thinking a lot about how I want to define my personal style. My 15-year-old self would just dress in whatever way she felt like, but now I want to try and establish a real signature style that reflects who I am. I think my sequin dress was a good start. 


25 comments:

  1. Nice dress!

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  2. Happy Birthday Sweetie!
    Your dress and your nail polish is stunning! And you look absolutely gorgoeus :)
    I hope you had a great day!

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  3. so exciting to turn 16! you look fantastic. the dress is great, hopefully you'll find your signature style! you're off to a good start

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  4. Congratulations sweetie!
    You were looking gorgeous! your dress is amazing and you are still young!

    Enjoy the life.
    See you :)

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  5. Happy birthday! I love your dress<3
    -Tori
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  6. Happy birthday! Your dress is fantastic! Have fun being 16! :)

    --Amanda

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  7. Darling, I am in love with you! Happy birthday! You should feel a bit older now that you are sixteen (just a bit. ;))

    You are very much an individual and I think your style will emerge most completely the less you try. Your sequin dress was certainly a good start. You have the perfect figure for the drape.

    I'm very impressed you managed to handle so much on your birthday! Job well done. :)

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  8. you look gorgeous! i love how well thought out everything in your outfit is, from the gold nail polish to that cute leather belt. i can't wait for my sweet sixteen!

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  9. Nice touch with the nail polish ^_^

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  10. Gorgeous dress hun & happy birthday xoxo
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  11. Happy Sixteenth! I'm real happy that you had a great time despite being so busy. You looked gorgeous!

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  12. Happy Birthday, beautiful! Brava!




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  13. awieees!
    happy bday,cutie!
    wish loots of happiness and louboutins!
    xx
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  14. Happy birthday, I hope you had a fantastic day! You looked great. Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Veena

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  15. you look so beautiful in gold.

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  16. Amazing dress, so so chic and you look so beautiful in this pic!

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  17. Happy 16th Birthday! I feel like mine was just yesterday! Love your dress!

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  18. I love your dress. And a happy belated birthday, May all your dreams come true and the best of wishes for the year ahead

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  19. gorgeous dress! I really like that your nail polish fits it so well.

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  20. Beautiful dress! Sequins are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday. You look lovely!

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  21. just perfect .

    A kiss for your 16th

    ave

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  22. Gorgeous dress!

    enter my new giveaway too

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    xo

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  23. GASP! Pretty pretty pretty dress! The gold color is beautiful and you look fantastic in it!

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  24. what a cute birthday dress!!

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