I'm Feeling 22 :: BCBG dress

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My 22nd birthday was this past Sunday and I decided to pull out all the stops so that I could look and feel my best on my special day. I went for a completely glam and sophisticated look and needless to say I had a lot of fun dressing up! 
My boyfriend bought me these lovely shoes as a Valentine's Day gift this past year and I love how they compliment this dress. The hints of gold in the lace-like detailing are so unique while the conservative nature of the shoe balances out the dress's sexiness. 
I raided my mom's (many) jewelry boxes to find the best pieces to fit my mood and to match my ultra-chic dress. I settled on this gorgeous Roberto Coin necklace - completely one-of-a-kind and one of my mom's most prized pieces. The rubber "chain" makes the classic gold & silver diamond pendant totally edgy. 
This geometric watch is the epitome of class. The black strap is so mod and polished and the little diamonds in place of numbers add such a dainty sparkle. 
This blue tanzanite stud serves as a beautiful pop of unexpected color. 
A black leather clutch is a wonderful forever-piece that every woman should own. The red nails and loads of rings make it extra fun! 
My favorite part of this dress is the asymmetrical hemline, it's most definitely a cut above. 
 Photos by Dan Harper 
[dress: BCBG, heels: Gianni Bini, clutch: Hobo, gold knot bangle: Kate Spade, watch: Baume & Mercier, earrings: Bony Levy fine jewelry, necklace: Roberto Coin fine jewelry]

I celebrated my 22nd in Chicago with my family and we had a great time! Here are some photos from the night... 

Me and my little sis. 
Like mother like daughters. 
Drum roll please...here's the man behind the lens - my dad! Thanks for taking my blog pictures :)

54 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday, Kathleen! This is a very nice dress; and while I normally am not into oxfords too much, these oxford pumps look wonderful on you. Great-looking hair.

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  2. Very nice look. Happy birthday.
    xx
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  3. Congrats! You look great :)
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    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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  4. Happy birthday beautiful! Hope it was amazing. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  5. You look stunning.love the skirt
    Happy belated birthday dear
    Kisses

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  6. Happy b-day sweetie!!!!
    You look divine babe
    Kisses
    <3 <3 <3
    Maggie D.
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  7. I love your asymmetrical dress!!!
    Amazing hair and red lips girl!!!!
    Happy b-day!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
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  8. Happy birthday! You look amazing!

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  9. Happy birthday!! This dress is amazing!
    xoxo

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  10. That skirt is awesome! Happy birthday!

    xo, Amy Ann
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  11. Happy birthday!
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  12. Yes the shoes do compliment the look and love a clutch with a handle, uber practical, thats because you lived in NY for a summer!

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  13. Belated happy birthday doll. Glad you had a great time with your family and you look like your great photographer dad. Good looking family. I adore that skirt too. the hem makes it special.

    xo
    Sam
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  14. You look gorgeous. Happy belated birthday!

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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  15. Beautiful outfit!
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  16. i like your hair and your shoes! you look so fabulous! :)

    xoxo, rae
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  17. That red lipstick is SO fabulous on you! You have such a pretty smile girl!

    Lauren xo
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  18. I love your unique way of dressing up..You are sparkling in that dress sweetheart!!
    Totally in love <3

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  19. very elegant!!

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  20. black and white is alwas a good idea, you look great sweety! and the combo with your red nails and nude shoes looks perfect together!
    happy day!

    <3, Kathrin
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  21. belated happy bday sweety!! beautiful dress!! gorgeous booties!!
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  22. Happy belated birthday Kat!!! Wish you all the best and hope your dreams come true. You look uber chic and stylish. Love the skirt and the beautiful jewelry.

    xx Mira

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  23. Great oufit! Absolutely love the heels

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  24. Looks amazing… great look and family pics... wish you the best year of them all; may all of your dreams come true !
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  25. Happy birthday sweety! I hope you enjoyed a lot your day! You look stunning! The dress is amazing! have a nice day. kisses

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  26. Happy belated Birthday! Loving that monochrome look, you look lovely! Hope you had fun :-) x

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  27. Happy belated birthday!! You looked gorgeous as always on that special day, so I'm sure you felt amazing.

    And....if that song was out when I was 22, it would have basically been my theme song. Maybe I'll tweak it for 32? HAA no rush for that though ;)

    xo Jackie
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  28. Love the white and black contrast! That skirt fits you so perfectly, very flattering. <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  29. Followed you back sweetie!
    oh & happy birthday! :)
    Kisses
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  30. Happy belated birthday! :) I hope every wish you made will come true throughout the year!
    It was so sweet to see pictures of your family- you all look so happy together! :)
    I am totally loving the outfit you are wearing: black + white + red lips is definitely stunning combination and you look amazing in it! That shade of red really, really suits you! :)

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  31. Ummm...I'm totally going to copy this outfit!!! And HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! You look stunning!

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  32. Nice outfit - beautiful detailing on those booties!!

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  33. Happy birthday!!!! It looks like you had a great time! your dad is such a sweetheart for taking all these amazing pictures of you! So let's talk about your outfit... I love it!!! the dress has a sexy touch but casual as well and those shoes your boyfriend gave you are simply amazing! great look darling!
    XOXO

    Milu
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  34. i love the simplicity of the whole outfit! gorgeous look!

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  35. Great outfit! The skirt is so pretty and I love your cute rings!

    xx,
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  36. Happy belated birthday Kat! You are gorgeous in this pics!

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  37. You look gorgeous and stunning in this outfit! Belated Happy Bday :)

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  38. Happy Belated Birthday! You look gorgeous :) I loveeee those shoes!

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  39. What a coincidence, my birthday was yesterday! :) Happy belated Birthday!

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  40. You look gorgeous!!! happy belated birthday!!

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  41. Happy late bday! You are sooo pretty! My dad also taking my pictures :)

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  42. Hope you had a good day! You look awesome:)
    xoxo
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  43. Happy belated birthday.I love your eye for fashion and this outfit is beautiful. You should look into pursuing a fashion merchandiser career or in fashion editorial, what are you hoping to do. I am also a new follower. Take care and have a Fab weekend.

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  44. always stunning!
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  45. aaaw♥ the last photos are so cute!:) beautiful outfit as always!♥ I love the skirt!

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  46. Happy belated birthday! I love the look and how you styled it with the little details. You look great!

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  47. I love how refined and sleek this look is. Happy belated birthday!

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  48. I love this glam look! your skirt is so pretty and I love how you accessorized! Happy 22nd birthday :)

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  49. Impressed!
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  50. Nice pics, u have a very natural beauty, red lips looks good on u, I have checked some of ur old posts, and ur curly hair its wonderful, keep it like that, looks good in any outfit!
    Btw happy belated bday! :)
    Keep posting dear! :)
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  51. Love the skirt!

    xo,
    miranda

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