It's my 19th birthday today! So crazy that this is my last year EVER as a teenager. You ever notice how the whole concept of "ever" is tragic? It's kind of been an existential downer on my birthday because I'm a sentimental drama queen who ascribes too much significance to "growing up" and adolescence. I always cite my obsession with the essence of being a teenager, the underage mystique, the vice and lust for and of lolita culture to the internet. And the fact that it was the internet that raised my persona. I'm a victim to its social conditioning... another tragedy. But I don't want to discuss the consequences of 'social media as agents of socialization' because HELLO I'M SUPPOSED TO BE CELEBRATING RIGHT NOW. Not thinking about boring academic essay topics and """"cultural phenomena.""" I mean, as sad as I am about being one year closer to the permanence of adulthood (curse you, internet, for suggesting that adults lack novelty and novelty is the only reason I was ever successful,) look at how smiley I am in all these pictures! What the?? Bebe Zeva has TEETH? Yes, yes I do. All the better to eat cake with!!!!!!!!!!!
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Floppy hat - Zara, with Chanel detachable chain
Jeweled bib necklace - Oscar De La Renta
Blazer - Burberry
Silk playsuit - REECN
Heels - Vince Camuto
Bag - Alexander McQueen
My mom gave me the most incredible birthday presents yesterday (a day early, since she knows the weekend is a better time to celebrate than on Monday when everybody is going back to school and grumpy and Garfield and lasagna.) Of course, they're all clothes because I hardly care about anything else. "Hardly" isn't even a fair adjective. Look at all these wonderful GOODIES!
Topshop skinny jeans in a print that screams #BASED and Current/Elliott floral print pants!
Union Jack socks to appease my spirit animal (Baby Spice)
Trilby hat with a lace inset to hide the eyes... eat your heart out, Gaga.
Animal print body-con dress from Topshop (that I spontaneously decided to wear to dinner last night and somehow didn't expose how bloated I was after binge eating chocolate covered strawberries for dessert at my fave buffet.)
Eastern-inspired chartreuse, tangerine, fuchsia, and teal top. AKA all my favorite colors, all in one garment!
Ralph Lauren equestrian silk scarf... my mom knows me too well!
Pink and gold/green "curtain" blazer by Lafayette. To DIE for. I apologize in advance for how many outfit posts this jacket will creep its way into.
Red orange Laundry fitted blazer!!!! The silhouette is perfect... I actually look like I have a waist while wearing it. A godsend.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by! For me, the very best birthday present is knowing that I can share my special day virtually with followers and friends. You give me purpose, inspire me, enlighten me, motivate me, complete me. I feel like for once in my life, I'm actually part of a community that understands me as well as I understand it. And all I can do is stay humble and say thanks -- we were fated to be.
Everything is infinite!!