Monday, April 5

birthday plaid

Today's my birthday, readers! I'm pretty excited, even though it's on a - ugh - Monday and I'm spending a good 8 hours of it at the office. Still! Boyfriend and I are going out to a nice dinner tonight and I'm very, very curious as to what he got me as a gift. I'm usually pretty good at guessing what anyone's going to get me present-wise because, let's face it, most people I know are not very good at keeping those types of things a secret. And I also have mad prying skills, bwahahaha... But this time around, my Sherlock Holmes-ing haven't been doing me much good because Boyfriend's been surprisingly (and frustratingly, haha) tight-lipped about the gift. Hmmmmm...

reed shirtdress, anthropologie [x]
bling-button cardigan, j.crew
wide belt, calvin klein
village sandals, mia [x]

I love this shirtdress. The only problem is that all that plaid can be a little overwhelming on a petite gal like me, so I needed to find a way to break up the pattern. Adding a cardigan and a wide belt is a great way to do so, but as the weather warms up, I'll have to ditch the cardigan completely unless I want to broil (which I don't). Maybe by then, I'll have worked up enough nerve to wear this dress with only a wide belt to break up the wall-o-plaid. We'll see.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday and treat yourselves to a piece of cake for my birthday!

42 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

    When my day falls during the week, I just celebrate the weekend before or after. Or both. Any excuse for cake/cupcakes. ;)

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a blast this evening - and the shirtdress looks great on you, it's not too much.

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  3. Happy birthday!!

    and that dress looks fabulous on you!

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  4. Happy birthday! I'm wearing the Reed shirt dress today as well lol, looks like we are on the same wavelength :) I agree that it does look a little too busy for us petite gals but you did a great job breaking it up with the belt and cardigan. Hope you have a wonderful day, can't wait to hear about it! xo

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  5. Woo Hoo Happy Birthday to you!!!
    I love the dress on you and you're making me crave this version of the plaid (bad, since I already have the blue version). You look so happy and best wishes for tonight!!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! Also, I gave you a blog award if you want to stop by my blog!

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You share the same birthday as my baby sister :-)! Hope you have wonderful day and dinner date! XOXO.

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  8. Happy Birthday!! Have a great time and I love the Reed shirtdress!

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  9. Happy birthday! You look great!

    Thanks for all your sweet comments. I left you a little award on my blog :)

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  10. happy birthday!!!!!

    you look great in the reed shirtdress! the colors are perfect on you

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGOUS!!! i hope that you enjoy your day! do it up, and have everybody wait on you hand and foot! lol! you look great in your plaid.

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  12. Happy Birthday!!! Love the birthday outfit! ;)

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  13. Dear AmyK,
    HAPPY BIRFDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope you get an awesome present from your bf, that you have a wonderful, happy day, and that the year ahead brings you good luck, good health, love, joy and laughter (and lots of pretty new clothes!)
    You look absolutely adorable, I am *so* jealous of your plaid shirtdress! It's the one I've been lusting after forever!

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  14. Happy happy birthday sweet girl! Hope your day is as fabulous as you!

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  15. Happy Birthday!! The dress and cardigan are perfect together. I can't wait to find out what your boyfriend got you. Have a great day!!!!

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  16. happy birthday! for what it's worth, I think you could totally pull off teh dress WITHOUT the cardi. The colors compliment your skintone very well!

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  17. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy and know that you are adorable in all that plaid!

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  18. Happy Birthday! You look fabulous in plaid. Hope you have a great time celebrating.

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  19. Happy Birthday! Love the dress! It looks very cute on you.

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Amy!!! :) Hope you are having a wonderful day!!! You look adorable, but that is no different than usual. I'll cross my fingers that the BF got you something you've been wanting, but he seems so sweet and thoughtful that I bet that that'll be true anyway ;)

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  21. Happy Birthday lovely lady!!! I hope you have a great day, and I can't wait to see this gift :-)

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  22. Happy Birthday even though we all know how you feel about Mondays ;o) The Reed shirtdress looks great on you, I am very envious!

    Can't wait to hear what the BF got ya, I bet he does good!

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  23. Happy Birthday, Amy!! :)

    Caroline

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  24. Happy birthday! I hope that you had a great day despite having to go to work. Your birthday dress looks great on you by the way!

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  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a great day and an even better evening out.

    The dress looks awesome on you!

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  26. Happy birhday! You look just darling in that - wplaid! Wishing you tons of wonderful gifts- whatever you want!

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  27. I hope you are having a fabulous birthday and that your boyfriend gets you something good! My birthday was this past Saturday! Yay for birthdays!

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a fabulous dress, looks perfect on you. Can't wait to see what the boyfriend gifted you, hope it's something fabulous!

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  29. welcome back and happy birthday! i love shirtdresses and this one looks great on you :)

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMY!!!!!!! Sorry it's on a Monday, but you look adorable and I wish you all the best <3

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  31. Happy Birthday Amy! A) I hope you enjoy your special day and B) you look beautiful. Can't wait to hear what your boyfriend got you.

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  32. Happy Birthday my dear! Today is my bestie's birthday too, so I will celebrate you both tonight.

    And I see what you mean about the "wall of plaid" on this dress! I felt much the same way, but I still really want it. Hope you have had a swell day.

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  33. Happy birthday! I love that dress--I remember seeing it in Anthro! And, per usual, you have me literally LOLing, this time, re: "Sherlock Holmes-ing." Have fun at dinner! :)

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  34. Happy birthday! Hope you're celebrating hard and get everything that you wish for. And the dress looks great - I may try it on this weekend!

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  35. Oh that is a cute one on you. You always look so great. Happy Birthday!!!

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  36. happy birthday! the reed dress is a winner on you for sure.

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  37. Happy Belated Birthday :) I found your site recently and I love it!

    Hope you had a great one~!

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  38. Happy belated birthday!
    The dress looks great on you! Did you size up for this dress cause I heard they ran a bit small?

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  39. Aggghhhh! I have been so wrapped up in Twilight reading that I didn't see this until NOW!!!! WEDNESDAY!!!!
    Well, I hope you had a wonderful day - and sorry about my belated wishes but they are filled with nothing but happiness and joy for your year ahead!!!

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  40. Hope you had a great birthday! I love the Reed dress on you...looks beautiful!

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