THE SCENE:  it's your birthday, holla! You're in New York to celebrate, wanting a not-so quiet girls night out and you're more than ready to paint the town red. You'll take a town car downtown to an uber cool Moroccan restaurant where you'll indulge in your favorite North African delicacies. Following that, (copious) drinksies at a rooftop bar two blocks south. The men will be dapper, the chandeliers decadently lavish  and twinkling under the night sky. There will be fresh blooms as far as the eye can see and most importantly the cocktails will be plentiful and continuously overflowing.

Yes it's my birthday today and that means I have officially moved into that oh-so dreaded late twenties age bracket. But between you, me and the world as a whole I will forever be 26 for as long as I can get away with it. And if my wonderful cousin Paul is reading this, don't you go blurting otherwise dammit! I'll keep your secret if you keep mine buddy. I want to send colossal thank you's to all those lovely people who took the time to actually read my previous post Meloncholia. I know it was a long one and I probably sounded like a massive Debbie-Downer. I can't tell you how truly appreciative I am for all those sweet messages and reminders. You guys helped me put things into perspective and boy am I indebted to you. Not just for reading those rambles but for the words of encouragement. So much love for you guys right now.

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Bracelet set (similar here)



 THE SCENE:  it's your birthday, holla! You're in New York to celebrate, wanting a not-so quiet girls night out and you're more than ready to paint the town red. You'll take a town car downtown to an uber cool Moroccan restaurant where you'll indulge in your favorite North African delicacies. Following that, (copious) drinksies at a rooftop bar two blocks south. The men will be dapper, the chandeliers decadently lavish  and twinkling under the night sky. There will be fresh blooms as far as the eye can see and most importantly the cocktails will be plentiful and continuously overflowing.

Yes it's my birthday today and that means I have officially moved into that oh-so dreaded late twenties age bracket. But between you, me and the world as a whole I will forever be 26 for as long as I can get away with it. And if my wonderful cousin Paul is reading this, don't you go blurting otherwise dammit! I'll keep your secret if you keep mine buddy. I want to send colossal thank you's to all those lovely people who took the time to actually read my previous post Meloncholia. I know it was a long one and I probably sounded like a massive Debbie-Downer. I can't tell you how truly appreciative I am for all those sweet messages and reminders. You guys helped me put things into perspective and boy am I indebted to you. Not just for reading those rambles but for the words of encouragement. So much love for you guys right now.

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Bracelet set (similar here)



113 comments

  1. Happy Birthday Sonia!!! Have a wonderful time in the city. Be safe, be careful and have FUN!!!

    P.S. Where's the splash of red. A girl always needs to be reminded of the "mean reds" even on her birthday:)

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  2. Really cute look! I love those gold shoes!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday Sonia!! :) Hope you enjoyed your day! And loveee the collage you came up with!! :) Just like you, I prefer to look simple, structured and classy on my birthday!! :)

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  4. These are great choices

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    ♥♥♥

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  5. Happy happy birthday Sonia! I'm TOTALLY with you. I just turned 27 at the end of December and for once, I actually felt old since I was like wow, I'm in the upper 20's bracket now heheh. Hope you have a great time celebrating and I'm excited to see your bday outfit!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. Oh I know that feeling. I spent though years telling people I was in my mid twenties, up until now were 29 is obviously not. Sad face. xx

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  6. Awesome look!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  7. Happy birthday Sonia!! How I wish I can also celebrate my birthday in NYC.

    Janelle | Styles & Prints

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  8. lovely post! Happy bday!

    http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=469722163&pid=uid7441-25962271-17

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  9. Those pants are my world! So sleek and effortless but they look so classy! Way out my budget zone tho :-( beautiful outfit inspiration and Happy Birthday <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. Ahh yes, mine too but a girl can dream no?! xx

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  10. Happy Birthday Sonia may it be filled with what your heart desire is your special day so go have a blast. Oh yeah age is nothing but a number is how we feel that counts. Enjoy your Birthday and weekend.

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  11. Wishing you the happiest of all birthdays! Have a wonderful day and I hope you get spoil lots and lots! :)
    ♥Natalie
    Yours Truly, NY


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  12. Sonia! I won't repeat myself too much, just wanted you to know how awesome you are :)! 26, 29, 43, doesn't matter, I know you'll always keep on rocking through your life <3. Enjoy today, I'm thinking bout you :*!

    xx

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  13. I've decided to adopt you as my first official blog friend! Your comment was so long and thought out and great! Thanx for taking the time to really respond to me and not with some half hearted comment either. You're amazing :)

    Oh right.. I WISH I was in NYC for my birthday!! Phwoar. But I guess London isn't too shabby is it?
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my new blog friend - I hope you have a wonderfully memorable day and an even more splendid evening. No doubt you will celebrate in style (literally).


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    1. Nawww yay! Blog friends! And girl sorry if I rambled hehehe. I don't do half-generic responses. We all take precious time and effort into our blogs and posts and it is the least I can do to actually read and leave a proper response. Otherwise that shit is just rude! xx

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  14. Before dealing with health issues, I used to dread my birthdays and getting older but being unwell can really put things into perspective and now I look at every birthday as a gift. And age is just a number anyway. You will be fabulous no matter how old you are Sonia. Happy birthday fellow Aquarius! Hope your celebration is totally amazing!

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  15. Very pretty style, by the way I'm wearing extensions, Have a great week end!

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    1. Ahhh! Well they looked gorgeous on you! xx

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  16. Happy b-day! The story was an interesting read and the outfit is very classy!

    sunandsany

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  17. Happy Birthday my fellow Aquarian :). I am so loving this outfit. And those shoes... gorg

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  18. I'm totally in love with this outfit!
    Amazing!
    xoxo

    beblondie.blogspot.com

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  19. Loving those pants and the clutch!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  20. Yes! I agree, loving this combo. The jacket to make an entrance and once things get popping, off it goes to show off the details. Happy Birthday!

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  21. This outfit is everything! Love it! Have a nice weekend!
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy birthday, Sonia! Woot woot! :) And I want that cutout top!

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  23. This outfit is sheer perfection. The perfect birthday look. Enjoy it my dear!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  24. Happy Birthday!! :) Love those pants :D

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
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  25. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a fantastic day - and that you wore something just as stylish as this outfit! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  26. I love these striped pants! Great outfit Sonia!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  27. happy birthday! i love how the slouchy pants are made proper with the pinstripes, and they would look so great with pumps! x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  28. Much love to you too, bday girl! Hope you are having a huge blast! Ah, that scenario in NYC would be dreamy, as the whole outfit you created, give me the heels and the pants please!:) Sonia, you see now starts the real fun, trust me:) Many kisses and have lots of fun! xo

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    1. Thank so much Lilli. Yes, that would be an epic celebration indeed xx

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    1. FELIZ CUMPEAŃOS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY,100 LAT :)
      (in my 3 leaguages :* )

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  30. A simply wonderful look Sonia!!

    See you soon, kiss

    Paolo

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  31. Happy Birthday! Just embrace every day as they come and don't obsess about a number. Choose happiness and fun!

    www.LUXESSED.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, for the reminder and the birthday love xx

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  32. great choices!!
    that's amazing look!
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  33. Happy belated birthday, that is one stunning look, great styling dear !

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  34. That would look gorgeous on you.
    Happy Birthday ♥

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  35. first of all happy birthday dear. The outfit you chose is great becouse it is trendy and glamorous as a birthday girl should be. Don't worry about time, I'm dure best times are yet to come.
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  36. I like it!!

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    The Cutielicious

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  37. Black is always a good colour for events, it can be both daring and classy. Gorgeous styling!

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
    http://www.wingsforliberty.com/

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  38. Oh this is definitely something I would wear for the birthday as well. Love this jacket and amazing heals. Happy birthday darling, all the best. Kiss, Mel
    www.livingoncloude9.com

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  39. Its gorgeous but i wouldnt wear the pants but the top is gorgeousssssssss!
    http://thelittlefashionistafx.blogspot.com/

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  40. Happy belated b-day Sonia!!!!!
    This look is stunning....I love every single piece!!!!
    Have a lovely WE!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  41. Hope you had a brilliant Birthday!
    This is a lovely outfit and every piece is just stunning,
    26 is a wonderful age don't feel down about it ;)

    Meme xx

    Latest post out now 'Waterstones Mini Haul'
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. Great find! I love the heels.
    https://blogthebutterfly.wordpress.com

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  43. soon it's my birthday hehe love the shoes :)
    kisses
    www.carmy1978.com

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  44. This is really lovely....Happy Birthday wishes...I hope you enjoyed your special day & all your wishes come true Xxx

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  45. b eautiful pants
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    kiss

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  46. Awesome look Sonia! My favorite are jacket and shoes!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  47. Hey this is a great look to wear to your Birthday! Happy Birthday, my Birthday is the 28th : )

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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    1. Oh! Well happy belated birthday greetings to you too dear Allie xx

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  48. this is a great look! i love this inspiration, my birthday is coming up at the end of february and i will definitely wear something similar i think! i will be 26, so moving into late 20s as well... sigh!
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  49. Just came across your blog, one day to late - but hope you still accept my Happy Birthday!! wishes :)
    Great picks!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww of course I will. Thank you xx

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  50. Happy Birthday!
    Black and gold... classic combo :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  51. Ahhh, happy happy happpppy birthday, girlie! I hope yours is filled with dapper men, chandeliers, and a thousand cocktails, just like in this scenario. And what a beaut of an outfit- I was especially eyeing that clutch which is, to my dismay, over $2000! Uh, that's 4 months of rent. Why am I so poor?

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Hehehe! Thank you Marlen and yeah that clutch though. Forget the price and keep on dreaming xx

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  52. Happy Bday beautiful! All the best! This selection is WOW! Perfect ideas for a stylish and chic night, what you deserve!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  53. Nice post,kisses.
    http://www.fashionismylifebyestefania.com/

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  54. Those gold shoes are amazing!!
    Georgia www.lumublog.com

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  55. Wow!!!!
    Great pumps!!!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  56. Oh very cute picks dear
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  57. Happy belated birthday! I loved the outfit you created.
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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  58. You have excellent taste! This is most definitely a look I would love to celebrate my birthday in and especially those heels! However, most importantly.. Happy Birthday!! I had missed your previous post that you claim to have sounded like a Debbie-Downer through, so I've read it and honestly I just had to say that it is never too late to pursue your dreams! Not that appearances matter with regard to pursuing dreams, but you look as though you are much younger and so just convince yourself you are. This would seem like a good time to mention that I really admire your writing and your blog in general has quickly become one of my favourite destinations in the blogging world. As far as blogging goes, I'm very happy to have you around and with regard to whatever your dreams may be, keep chasing them Sonia! :)


    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 

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    1. Aww thank you G, for the support and birthday love. And the praise! I have to say I love your blog and your way with words too xx

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  59. Haha this is so funny I just posted my birthday outfit! Just wanted to say thank you for your amazing comment on my blog, it was awesome xx

    The Persephone Complex

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  60. Happy birthday, dear!
    I would like to wear all these pieces!
    xoxo
    www.donkeycool.es

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  61. foxy ensemble!!! happy bday!! :D

    happy february!
    Animated Confessions

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  62. Happy Birthday Sonia!! I hope you had a fantastic celebration with your loved ones :) Awesome choice of outfit. I adore the crop top, clutch, and the shoes! Those shoes are insanely gorgeous <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  63. Such a perfect birthday outfit! Loving those heels!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  64. Such a chic look. Love the heels.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  65. Happy late birthday Sonia. I miss you too:). You would rock this super chic set:). I hope you had an awesome time and gets what you have wished for. Yaay I know right? I hope all is well with you Sonia. Talk soon:).


    Xo Tanya.
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  66. Such a classy gorgeous look. I especially think the shoes and pants are a stand out..

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  67. Happy birthday! Continue partying...and yes, life is still glorious in your 30s!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  68. Oh those Gianvito Rossi! Can I have a pair exactly that for my birthday not so long ago?? But no really, this is like THE (indeed I emphasized the) birthday outfit in New York! I would totally wear this downtown!

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