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Turning 23

Turning 23 has by far been the strangest year to turn. It's not as "fun" as 22 and it's obviously not nearly as exciting as the big-2-1 bit I'm happy with it. I have a group of incredible friends, I live in an apartment that feels like home with Derek, I have a job that I love and want to grow in, I've seen parts of the world that I could only dream of before and I feel more comfortable in my own body than I thought I could be. 23 might not sound as outwardly exciting as 18, 21 or 22 but I'm more excited about this next year than any other. Life is ever changing, nothing in my life is near perfect and nothing ever stays the same for long. But right now, in this very moment, I am so so happy with my perfectly imperfect life. 

I picked up this dress from Banana Republic to wear for my birthday. This is one of my favorite shades of green and I love how silky the material is. I'm also all about finding a chic maxi that isn't too beachy looking to walk around the city in. It was perfect for a birthday that included brunch at Sabrina's by the Italian Market, shopping and a pit-stop for a macaron-filled dessert. 
I disappeared a little bit from the blog the last two weeks. First, I was battling the flu and bronchitis and then last week I spent most of the week in San Francisco! I'm so excited to share my trip next week. I fell in love with the city, quickly and I'm already daydreaming about the next time that I can go back! When am I not daydreaming about future adventures? 


  1. So beautiul, this dress is fabulous!

    kisses, DadieB. ~

  2. I'll turn 23 this year too! :) I hope yours will be filled with so much fun and memories! have a happy week :))

    xoxo, rae

  3. Happy birthday!!! I had a great year at 23.. hope you did too! You look beautiful. xo

  4. Happy Birthday! I love being 23... Also beautiful look!


  5. Happy Birthday!! You are looking fab! 23 is such a fun year!

  6. awesome look! great dress.
    I love the name of your blog :)

  7. Happy Birthday darling!! Love your beautiful dress!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  8. Hello Chelsea,
    I'm probably late, but still wanted to wish you a happy 23rd birthday! Hope it was fab :) Beautiful outfit with fun accessories!

  9. Happy birthday! I hope it's an amazing year! You found a stunning dress, love the color and it looks fantastic on you. The shoes are so cool!


  10. This is such a cute look and happy birthday! :)

    xoxo Sienna

  11. Beautiful dress! You look so pretty! Happy Birthday!


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