The Tiny Heart: Birthday Girl

7.23.2012

Birthday Girl




Top-F21 (cute option), Jeans-A&F, Heels-Oasap, Clutch-Target (similar), Bracelet-Etsy (worn at my wedding) (similar)

Yesterday was my birthday, but I celebrated on Saturday night when I wore this out to my birthday dinner.

You know you're getting old when you get a nice meal for your birthday instead of presents. I feasted on salad, a perfectly cooked steak, and not one, but two desserts. The restaurant doesn't just have a dessert menu, but an entire dessert case. So, I had both a slice of the Rocky Road Cake AND Brownie Pie.

I spent my actual birthday at my happy place, the mall. With discounts and gift cards, I was able to buy four tops for $23, score! And ended the day by watching the Bachelorette finale. Thank you ABC, for the most perfect birthday present I could ask for, good reality TV. I wrote this post before the show, so I'm really hoping Emily picked Arie so I can end my birthday on a high note!


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141 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Sharon! What a pretty top. And I was totally team Jef - I hope they will be so happy together :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. Happy Birthday, you look lovely, as always!

    georgexoxo.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy birthday girl! I am loving your romantic hair with that flowy top :)

    XOwww.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Birthday, you look gorgeous
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy Birthday! Love your outfit!
    xx
    beautybyt2.blogspot.ca

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  6. Happy belated birthday!! I definitely prefer a nice meal to a gift also :) Guess we're getting old!

    You looked amazing - I love how you styled your hair and your makeup looks beautiful and soft. Glad you have a nice weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Megan! Don't get me wrong, I like presents too, but I do love a good meal!

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  7. Happy birthday - hope you had a great day!

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  8. Happy Birthday!!!! You look gorgeous and I love your top!

    Xo,
    Angela

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  9. Felicidadez Sharon!
    It sounds like you had an amazing b-day weekend, dinner & shopping are the best combination in the world ;-)

    Dayi

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  10. love it! happy belated bday btw!!!!! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  11. hope you had a wonderful birthday -- its sounds like the perfect day! and your outfit for going out is perfect - love that flowy top! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  12. Happy belated birthday, hope it was fabulous! You look so pretty. And two desserts? Sounds perfect.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. Sharon- you could not look cuter for your birthday. I love everything about this outfit! And your birthday meal sounds DELICIOUS- any girl that admits to eating two desserts is my kind of friend :)

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    1. Thanks Katie! It wouldn't be a birthday without two desserts, right?

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  14. You look great dear! happy belated bday!!

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  15. Happy Birthday Sharon!!! You had an awesome one. Birthdays are meant to be enjoyed and do the things YOU want to do. That's how I usually celebrate mine. Continue having fun throughout the month.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. Happy Birthday! I like to get a meal AND a present for my birthday. Am I too spoiled? haha

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. Thanks Tara! Haha, oh I like presents too! I just didn't get any this year.

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  17. Happy belated!! I love the F21 top on you and your hair looks great. I'm the same way now too, I have a hard time thinking of presents I want for my birthday and much prefer a nice dinner as my gift :)

    Stephanie

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  18. Happy Birthday! Such a great outfit to celebrate the day! I love dressing up jeans with a pretty top and heels!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  19. Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like it was fabulous (and you look beautiful)!

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  20. Well didn't you luck out on your birthday!?! I can't wait to see the tops you purchased. And agreed, a meal is definitely a sign you are getting older, but its much more enjoyable! And now I want a rocky road pie!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. You'll be seeing one of the tops later this week on the blog :)

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  21. Today's my daughter's birthday! July is a nice time to be born :)

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  22. happy birthday! it sounds like you have a perfect weekend!!! and you look lovely. i love the romantic top paired with the jeans!

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  23. Happy birthday lady! Your birthday sounds nice, a nice meal is lovely! And shopping? Can't beat that! You looked so pretty for your birthday dinner!! I love that top!

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  24. Ok sorry about the Bachelorette not ending the way you wanted... but happy belated birthday! :) I think you look like the perfect birthday girl, and it sounds like you had a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks Catherine! I didn't even get to watch the Bachelorette after all...it's on my DVD.

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday, pretty girl!! You looked smokin'! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!! Yay for TWO desserts! That's my girl!
    Shanna

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  26. Love this look! Your hair and make-up is stunning for sure! I hope you had a fun birthday! It seems like there are a lot of July blogger b-days...Mine is on Sunday!

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Thanks Amy! It does seem like there's a lot of blogger birthdays in July!

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  27. Happy Birthday! You look adorable! I was STUNNED that she chose Jef! I can't believe she didn't give Arie any time with her daughter! Jef is quite the smooth talker, though, but not in a bad way like the trophy wife guy! Have a great day!
    --Vivienne

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    1. Thanks Vivienne! I actually didn't get to watch the finale yet after all. It's waiting on my DVR. It's a long story about why I couldn't watch it, which I'll probably be blogging about :)

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday love!
    You look beautiful as always :)
    xx
    justyn

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  29. A very happy belated birthday to you Sharon! Sounds like you had a good one. Isn't it awesome how little you want/need on your bday as you get older? I love that!

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    1. Thanks! It is so true that I want less as I get older.

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  30. Happy Birthday!! And, love these photos!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  31. happy birthday !
    you look gorgeous :) love your top ><
    btw followed you now
    thanks follow my blog
    http://ciachiaa.blogspot.com/

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  32. Loving the outfit, lady!
    Your hair looks amazing!

    http://adollwithoutstyle.blogspot.com/

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  33. Happy birthday, Sharon, and as usual - you are stunning!!!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! And thanks again for my birthday "present" :)

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  34. You look adorable! I really love the fit and clean fresh look of the shirt. Your hair is super cute too!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  35. AW you look so pretty!! glad you had a good bday! :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  36. Happy birthday! You look gorgeous!

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  37. Happy late birthday! I'd glad that you got to enjoy it. And rock this adorable outfit! That top is stunning and I love it paired with jeans.

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  38. Happy birthday dear! :) Hope you had a blast on your day! See you around.

    You look pretty on that outfit! :)



    Daney
    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  39. Happy birthday!!

    Lieselotte
    http://andthesummerof84.blogspot.be/

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  40. A lovely birthday outfit! Your top is gorgeous!

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  41. Happy belated birthday! Pretty top!

    xo
    Melissa

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  42. Happy Birthday! I love the outfit - the top is just so flowy and romantic :).

    Catalina @ City and Burbs
    http://cityandburbsblog.com

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  43. Happy Happy Birthday!!
    Your hair is so beautiful in these pics!!

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  44. Happy Birthday, Sharon. Love that you had a good day. Love your blouse and clutch. Lovely hair too.

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  45. Happy Birthday Sharon!!!!! You were looking smokin' on Saturday, love that top!

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  46. You look very cute, love your hair and the top ! your blog is lovely, I hope you can visit mine some time, if you like it, I'd be very happy that yu follow, just let me know and I always follow back, cheers and have a great week :)

    http://foreverunderstated.blogspot.se/

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  47. Happy Birthday, Sharon - I hope you had a lovely day...sounds like you did! ;-)

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  48. Your birthday top is super gorgeous! Loving the wavy hair too! Four tops for $23...unreal!!!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  49. Happy birthday beautiful girl, i just found your blog, is amazing, you looks gorgeuos, what about to follow eacch other, maybe, muahh

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  50. Happy Birthday pretty girl! You look stunning!

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  51. Happy belated birthday Sharon!!! YAY!

    And this is the perfect birthday outfit. It's fancy with jeans, and I love that. Your hair looks amazing too! woo hoo to that! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  52. Happy Birthday, sounds as if you had a great day! Your top looks lovely :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. You look gorgeous Sharon! Happy belated birthday! And I think having two yummy desserts and a good dinner is a really good alternative to a birthday present! I actually haven't watched the Bachelorette in years- so I don't know what's going on with that! I think I' stopped watching after they all kept breaking up after the show- or so I last heard....-Jessica

    theJessicaLblog.com

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    1. Haha, they have such a poor track record. I think only about 3 couples actually made it down the aisle and are still married.

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  54. Happy belated birthday!! Ours are so close - mine's tomorrow. :) Such a great birthday outfit too! I had to talk myself out of buying a birthday dress...haha.

    Jess - J's Style
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I usually buy myself a birthday dress too but I was cheap this year :)

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  55. Wow! Happy birthday to you! 23$ for four shirts?! Lucky girl ;)
    You look amazing in this outfit! that top is gorgeous!

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  56. Hope you had a lovely birthday! I love your top, it's beautiful!

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  57. Happy birthday!! You look so pretty here!

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  58. Happy Birthday Sharon! You looked great for your birthday, I love the hair and the outfit. You did fantastic...4 tops for $23 out of pocket? Can't wait to see them

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  59. Happy belated birthday hun!! You look gorg!

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  60. Happy Birthday! You look so pretty in this look :) Your top is gorgeous and your hair looks amazing!

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  61. Happy Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a fabulous day :)

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  62. Oh, happy birthday Sharon!! You look absolutely beautiful. And your birthday celebrations sound like lots of fun, even if it means I'm old for thinking so :) I'm so happy to hear you had a great day!

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  63. Happy belated birthday Sharon! It sounds like you had a great day :). I looove your hair like this!

    xoxo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  64. Belated happy birthday, Sharon! Glad to know that you had an awesome dinner and went on an amazing shopping spree!That pastel, flutter sleeve top is so pretty!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  65. Happy birthday! Your makeup was lovely!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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  66. Happy birthday to you!! I love the fact that you had to order 2 desserts. Now that is a celebration!

    I think Emily chose wrong. She and Jef are so boring together (but I was a Sean fan anyway).

    *Erin

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    1. I STILL didn't get a chance to watch the finale after all, but I agree that they're boring together. I think Jef is good on paper, but there's zero passion between them.

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  67. You look beautiful-happy birthday!

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  68. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON! :)
    Second, sorry that Emily didn't pick Arie. But on the bright side, he is still a single guy so you never know ;) Well...except that you are married and all...but you know:)
    XO - Marion
    PS - cute outfit!

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  69. Happy belated birthday! It sounded lovely to me :)

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

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  70. Hey, happy birthday! I hope it was totally magical (even though it already happened). I have no thoughts on the Bachelorette 'cause I've never seen it, hehe.

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  71. LOVE your outfit and your blog! Too cute!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  72. Happy birthday. It seems that you had a great one. <3 Best wishes.

    Thanks for visiting my blog,
    xx Cathy :3

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  73. Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true ♥
    Following you dear hope you'll have time to visit my blog :)

    Kisses ♥
    http://annchica.blogspot.com

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  74. Happy Birthday my lovely and beautiful friend!
    You are simply glowing in these pictures! Love the pretty frilly blouse on you!
    Yes, you can tell you're getting old when you get a meal instead of presents but if the presents suck and the meal is concluded by Rocky Road Cake and Brownie Pie I would say that makes you a WINNER!


    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com

    XOXO Dana

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  75. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. WE ARE NOT TOO FAR APART IN DAYS AREN'T WE? BUT IN YEARS.. WE ARE OCEANS APART ;D MANY HAPPY RETURNS, SWEETIE!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  76. happy birthday!!!! that top is gorgeous and yeah for finding good deals!!!

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  77. Hope you had a birthday blasT!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  78. happy belated bday! you look fab as usual!

    www.beckspick.com

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  79. Happy birthday, pretty lady! I'm glad you had a great night. You look absolutely lovely!

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  80. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl - you look fantastic!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  81. happy belated birthday, sharon! this is something i'd totally wear... you look amazing!! hope you had an amazing celebration, sharon.

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  82. Beautiful pics and a beautiful outfit. I have just discovered your blog and I love your fashion! I am following now, visit my blog and follow back if you like.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  83. That top looks really good on you, and it's so perfectly breezy for summer.

    Thanks for your comment and your follow! I'm following you now as well.

    Carol-Anne

    http://www.thestylishstudent.com

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  84. such a pretty outfit for your bday dinner!! :) happy belated!

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  85. Happy Belated Birthday Birthday-buddy!!!! Sorry I'm so late with the wish. These past two weeks have been crazy at work and I've been a really bad blogger friend. Forgive me :-(

    Sorry about the Bachelorette finale, she didn't pick Arie, I actually wish she would have picked Sean.
    xx,
    Di

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  86. Happy Belated Birthday!! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  87. Love your casual style as I'm pretty casual myself. Very cute. Love the necklace from Mexico!

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  88. Happy Belated Birthday!!! It sounds like you had a lovely time :) Gorgeous outfit - I love your flowy top :)

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  89. The top looks lovely and oh-so-slowy. im so jealous.haha
    nice outfit by the way :)

    http://hayleytanya.blogspot.com/

    FOLLOWING! :)

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  90. Great outfit. Love this! I would wear this just not on my birthday.

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