March has come and nearly gone now, and among the many events this month was my 19th birthday. A nice lunch with Mom and shopping has become a tradition. My family is never one to throw huge parties or make it a big deal, thank goodness. A simple card and hug is great. If you think about it, every day, hour, minute, second, is a birthday. You are constantly getting older, and to some it may feel dreadful, but think about it this way; Everyday you Grow. Learn. Understand. Overcome. Change. Believe. You live! You don't need a giant venue, seating for 200 or even cake (Well, everyone wants cake) to celebrate a birthday! To quote The Beatles, all you need is love.

Blouse: Forever21
Skirt: Rummage Sale
Shoes: Rummage Sale

Thanks for reading!


  1. Happy Birthday! Did you get some presents? Is that skirt btw made out of wool? You're looking stunning!

  2. Thank you! It's actually 55% Linen, 42% Cotton, 3% Spandex. Wool is too itchy for me!

  3. Joyful belated birthday wishes, sweet Ivy! 19 is a fantastic age. You've got youth on your side, but are no longer a young child. I loved being 19 and would happily go back, if only for a while, if such were possible. No dice though, as time travel has yet to be invented (rats! :)). I'm excited about the age I'm at now, too, especially as I head towards a new decade of life this year (I'll turn 30 in July). In fact, it's the most excited and happy I've been about any age probably since I was in my late teens.

    I hope that you have a beautiful, joyous, vintage and fun filled 19th year of life, sweetheart!

    Big hugs & many thanks for your lovely comment on my harsh blogging truths post,
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful!

    I love your point of view. I think its a great way to look at life. Everyday should be looked at as a gift and when you do that, life just becomes easier and happier!

  5. Happy (belated) birthday! I hope the next year brings good things for you.