October 16, 2013

My Birthday Outfit: Vintage 80s Dress & Polka Dot Tights

I always like to wear a completely new piece of clothing on my birthday each year. It feels good to save the first time I wear a dress for a special day! This dress was thrifted in July when we were visiting Illinois so it has been waiting in my closet for its debut for a while. When I tried it on, I couldn't leave it because it fit like it was made for me. Plus I love a good 80s dress. I seriously should have been my age in the 80s. I love the big hair and the fun, often garish clothing style. This dress isn't too 80s-tastic for normal wear which is another reason why I love it so much. It also has pockets which makes it extra perfect. Sure, the shoulder pads are definitely 80s, but it's not too much. Plus I modernized the styling a little bit by adding another print and swapping out the matching belt. It was a great birthday outfit and 100% me.

dress: vintage 80s - savers | tights: kmart | heels: daisy fuentes | belt: thrifted | earrings: hand-me-downs from Mom |
lipstick: occ lip tar - queen | nails: china glaze

My birthday on Monday was really nice. Even though I had to go to class, I had a super tasty dinner with my family afterward. Then I had cake and pumpkin lambic. There was so much deliciousness. I added a few things to my makeup collection this birthday too. A lot of it I bought as gifts to myself, but Matt also bought me the Sigma Creme de Couture palette that I asked for. He's the best. I also got a new phone from my parents, so now I have one that works correctly again! It's glorious. Jeanie bought us tickets to Aaron Carter and a new book to read. All in all it was a good, low-key birthday.

I hope you guys are having a good week so far! Happy Wednesday!


stevia indrawan said...

that is an amazing dress!
and I love the polkadot stockings as well :)

happy belated birthday, dear!

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Rachel said...

I like how you modernized the dress! To me, it doesn't seem too inconceivable that it could have come from Modcloth or a similar type of shop!

Ali Hval said...

Ohhh, Jamie, I'm so glad that your birthday was excellent--it must be hard to have classes on your birthday, but that's nice that youwere still able to dine with your parents. And how cute are you?? I'm pretty sure polka dots are your signature pattern. Those tights are precious beyond words. :D

Sonya Mann said...

What a lovely dress, and it looks great with the polka-dot tights! Whenever I buy dresses from that era, I cut out the shoulder pads =P & Happy birthday!

Lyndsey said...

you are so fun! I love that you picked this amazing dress for a birthday celebration, you classy gal you ;). Blue is such a beautiful color on you as well! I saw your AMAZING makeup gifts on Instagram- totally jelly! ;P

lyndsey of hellolyndsey

Amy McLarty said...

You look awesome in the dress! I love it on you!

Love, Amy

Marlen Komar said...

happy belated birthday you cutie! and that dress is totally 100% you- i love how you rock those so so well and always look stylish. and a special birthday dress is just the best, i think you chose an awesome one :)

ps- your "80s jeans" tweet got to me and I totally bought a pair last weekend, so thank you for that haha!

xo marlen
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Sammi said...

GAH Happy Belated Birthday!!! You look simply adorable. This dress is perfect for you, and I looove the tights and shoes with it. That second picture of you is so cute! Hope your day was wonderful!

xox Sammi

Anonymous said...

Awww I'm so glad you had a yummy family dinner on your birthday! I love the dress paired with the polkadot tights.

Xo, Hannah


katie said...

Oh man, these dress is gorgeous, you have such an eye for beautiful and fun clothing. (And then you pull it off so well, I'm jealous of that!) And Happy Belated Birthday as well! It sounds like it was fun, October is such a great time to have a birthday, so many fun things to do! :)

Anonymous said...

I'd wear this whole outfit in a heartbeat. The blue is perfect with your hair.

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