It’s my birthday today. A pretty significant one and I wasn’t too keen on sharing, but when I got the “okay” to publish these series of pics, I thought there is no chicer way than to start the blessed day with sharing one of my favorite “party” looks!
I was contacted by the AJC (Atlanta’s newspaper) back in May to be featured in the “My Style” section. How fabulous is that?! Moi! Get dressed up in 3 looks and be photographed? Why, absolutely!
A few fab friends came over the night before the shoot and played for 5 hours in my most girlie dressing room.
As we pretended to be characters straight out of SATC, the movie, I ruffled through my prized pieces. I mostly gravitated toward vintage, my mom’s pieces and hats. The shoes were a no brainer. My fashionista friends helped me come up with 8 looks but I quickly turned anxious knowing I had to edit down to 3. No easy feat for a gal like me! With over 200 shoes, 250 hats and jewelry that could adorn 10 women for their lifetime, I had to turn on my Rachel Zoe.
I went with this look 1st first for one simple reason: I looooooove this skirt! I’ve made 3 for myself and every open opportunity to rock one of them, I pull them off my standing forms and wrap them around my waist. While it took forever to make, they’re one of my absolute fave pieces in my wardrobe!
Needless to say, I had more fun than words can describe shooting this look! Alison did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of my emotions and all of my Latina personality… the obsession I have for fashion and the love affair I have with hats. She was patient and so accommodating. If only I could dress like this more often, I’d be a super fly, sexy chic gal around town! And would enjoy the stares, honestly!
So for today, though I have no plans, I just may prance around my place in this fabulous piece. Only I’ll throw on a comfy sweatshirt instead of the Scottie clad top! A girl is never too old to enjoy the small, happy things. Like this skirt!
Tulle skirt: Bren Herrera Collection
Cocktail hat: Couture millinery made for me in Philly
Beaded belt: vintage
Driving gloves: Banana Republic
Photos by the amazing Alison Church of Alison Church Photography
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.
26 thoughts on “TuTus and Birthdays”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATS on the feature in AJC!!!<br /><br />Oh my goodness, can I just say how FAB you look!! Not many people can pull this off, but you did!! I love it!!<br /><br /><br />Carsedra of:<br /><br />http://embracingtherealme.blogspot.com/<br /><br /><br />http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/
Lovely!! 🙂 Happy Birthday! Enjoy!
Looooove this look! It's so different and chic. Happy Birthday!
Have a Fabulous Birthday Bren! That blouse is so much fun!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BREN!! <br /><br />Your look is absolutely EVERYTHING!!
Happy Birthday fellow Scorpio!! Que Dios te bendiga y te de mucha salud y felicidad 🙂 <br /><br />Love this look. And FYI, you have great legs 🙂 <br /><br />Tulle skirt: Bren Herrera Collection? Tell us more.
happy, happy birthday!
Happy Birthday, Beautiful! Do not forget to celebrate yourself.
Feliz Cumpleaños, bella! I love, love the hat!
happy birthday! you allways look amazing, beautiful pictures and what a great birthday surprise to be featured in this important day 🙂
Happy Bday Bren!! You look fab!! May your day bring you love and blessings!!
happy birthday!! i love the look.
Happy Birthday, Bren! Way to rock that tutu!
LOVE the skirt! AND Happy Birthday! You look FABULOUS! 🙂
You look so cute! Love the skirt. Happy birthday!
Happy Belated. These pictures are STUNNING! Love & Blessings. xoxo
Love the headpeice :)<br /><br />xo, tasha<br /><a href="http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">twenty-something blog</a><br />enter my Gorjana bracelet giveaway today!
hey fab gals! Thanks for the birthday wishes and compliments! The look, photo shoot and skirt were all so much fun! I mean, really!! Would you wear this out!?! <br /><br />I make and sell them, too, so if you're interested feel free to let me know! 😉 There's an email button on the top right column :)<br /><br />Smooches.
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Happy Birthday! You look AMAZING!!<br /><br />x<br />Michelle<br /><a href="http://michellesstylefile.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com</a>
Bella!<br />Happy Belated Birthday!<br />I want to wear that stuff — y no look ridiculous!<br /><br />You can pull of anything.<br /><br />xo
That blouse is all kinds of amazing.
That last shot is stunning!<br /><br />x Marcella <br /><a href="http://www.fashiondistraction.com" rel="nofollow">www.fashiondistraction.com</a>
happy birthday girl and congrats! you look so ADORABLE i love it! <br />Xox <3 An <br />Enter my giveaway for a pair of <b><a href="http://hautepinkpretty.com/2011/11/06/buffalo-david-bitton-felow-skinny-jeans-buffalo-jeans-giveaway/" rel="nofollow">Buffalo Skinny Jeans</a></b> 🙂
Love love love! I want that shirt!!!