Black & White Birthday Dress

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Well, I’ve officially entered a new decade πŸ™‚ Yesterday I celebrated my 30th birthday and the whole weekend leading up to it was full of fun celebrations. My whole family was in town from New York and New Jersey so we spent a lot of time wandering around the city and I even went on my first swan boat ride. Isn’t it funny how when you live somewhere you never really do the touristy type things your own city is known for?

Besides that we also celebrated with a delish seafood dinner at Row 34. It’s one of my fave restaurants in Boston. Between last weekend’s anniversary celebrations in Newport and this dinner, I was joking that I am on a rose and lobster roll diet. Probably not the healthiest, but it’s a darn delicious one!

Since it was a special birthday (but aren’t they all though?), I wanted to wear a pretty dress. As soon as I saw this Red Valentino number, I knew it was the one I’d wear to celebrate my 30th! It’s ladylike and chic with the cutest scalloped and peter pan collar details. I can’t forget the pockets either- who doesn’t love those! I ordered the equivalent of a US Size 2 based on some reviews and was glad I did- I typically go between a 2 and a 4 for dresses depending on the bust and the smaller size worked perfectly here. I so wanted to keep this dress forever, but am glad I got to wear it for a fun night!

Do you plan to wear something special for your birthday each year too?

xoxo, Jenna

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  1. tessfelber
    September 13, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love this dress and we are twins with the clutch! I feel like the last 4 months of my life has been the rose and lobster diet so I feel you girl! #sorryimnotsorry
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • September 25, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Totally not sorry about that diet either πŸ™‚ I am happy to be twins with you too!

  2. September 14, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Happy birthday πŸ™‚ Love the scalloped detail on the dress and the leopard purse adds a nice pop of contrasting color. Of course the red on your Louboutins also adds a nice pop of color πŸ™‚

  3. Nataly
    September 14, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday! I love that dress on you!

  4. September 14, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Happy Birthday, babe! You look amazing. I’m obsessed with this collar and scallop details. Super chic!


  5. evans267
    September 14, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Happy birthday! Such a great outfit to wear for your special day. I love that purse and bracelet too!

    xo April |

  6. petitemodern
    September 14, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    This look is incredible! You look like you walked right out of a Kate Spade ad, and I am loving everything about this! I hope you had the happiest of birthdays, you looked every bit the part of someone deserving of celebration!

    xx | jordan taylor | petiteMODERN

    • September 25, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Jordan- that is probably the best compliment! A Kate Spade ad- total swoon! Thanks girlie! xoxo

  7. September 14, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    I LOVE that you wore something so special for your birthday!! I agree, we should celebrate them all and wearing something extra special makes us feel that much better!! I adore the feminine details on this dress!! Those heels and sunnies are perfect too!! HAPPY 30th!!!


  8. September 14, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    This dress is so sophisticated and chic love it! And I love that you used a leopard bag for a touch of flair!!

  9. darlingdearestblog
    September 14, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Aw Happy Belated Birthday! That’s so exciting, and it sounds like a lovely night. That’s a perfect dress to ring in a decade:) Love the leopard with it!

  10. September 16, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    30 is a big birthday! sounds like you celebrated it in style! Row 34 is amazing πŸ™‚ xo

  11. September 20, 2016 / 9:15 am

    A rose and lobster diet sounds pretty perfect to me! Happy belated birthday!

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