Garden Party || Turning 20

Sunday, April 6, 2014








Zara dress | Go Jane heels (similar here & here) | Forever 21 bag (similar here & here)

It's official! I'm one day away from reaching the second decade of my life. Twenty is such a tease of an age. I'm leaving the teenage years without the luxuries of being a full adult. Regardless, I'm excited to start this new chapter of my life. Your twenties becomes a unique age range because it plays a significant role in shaping your life. It's an intimidating thought, but I intend on making it the best it can be.

Today's look is from my family birthday lunch at Rats in New Jersey. What you're seeing is the entrance to Grounds for Sculpture behind the restaurant, an outdoor museum filled with beautiful landscaping and artwork. To match the spring spirit of the area, I wore this floral Zara dress for the first time. I love how the subtle flare and boatneck detail both add to the femininity of this piece. Since this dress is longer on my petite frame, I added simple accessories to avoid looking too heavy. My best friend gave me this bag for my birthday at just the right time. It matches perfectly with the look. Thanks Sheryl! 

31 comments

  1. Happy Birthday Christina! I hope your 20's brings you happiness, health and everything you've ever wanted! I love everything about this outfit and you look so grown up already :)

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    1. Aw thank you so much! You are so sweet :)

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  2. Congrats on turning 20! Such a good year! I adore your birthday outfit! Such a sweet dress, the floral print is gorgeous! Love the bag, such a great gift!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  3. OMG this outfit is perfect! The dress is amazing! What a great pattern and cut.

    Happy birthday, wish you all the best!! :) <3

    allygong.com
    -Ally

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    1. Thanks so much!! Followed you back :) I love your style!

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  4. Aw, happy birthday Christina! Even though I don't turn twenty for another year I feel the same about my age, since it's such a weird in-between. That dress looks great on you by the way, I love how polished but understated it is :)

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    1. Thanks so much Mani! At least we have our youth haha!

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  5. happy birthday christina ! I hope this year gets better and better for you :) you look quite lovely in the flirty and feminine dress. love the patterns and the accessories you decided to pair with them.

    With Love,
    Tammy
    Whirlwind Romance Blog

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    1. Thanks so much! That's so nice of you to say!!

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  6. Happy Birthday love!!!!!! You look beautiful as always! I really love the clean black and white look you pulled off so effortlessly. We seriously need to meet up and hang out sometime!

    xx
    www.starringsamantha.com

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    1. Aw thank you Samantha!! You are so sweet! Can't wait to meet up in the city :)

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  7. Happy birthday girly!! This dress looks amazing on you and love that back and white bag you paired it with! Gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  8. Super cool pics :)
    Very nice outfit and post
    http://heyhadrien.blogspot.com/2014/04/sd-cleaning.html

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  9. Lovely outfit! Great dress!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Melanie! Loved your last post!

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  10. Gorgeous dress, perfect one.
    http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Your dress is so gorg! And so are your shoes. I really love your satchel, too!

    Actually, I love your blog. It's amazing! I recently revamped mine to feature only my travel posts (because I have no hope at being a successful fashion blogger lol) and your blog is my peg!

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say! I'll check out your blog soon! :)

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  12. I really like the shoes, and bag. Big fan of black & White!
    Lovely blog. (:

    Also would you like to follow eachother on instagram & twitter? (:
    http://alinaalamode.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Alina! I'll check out your blog soon!!

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  13. This is one pretty outfit, I really like your dress, the print is just right, I can`t help but love a good floral print, also you look lovely and your sandals rock!
    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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    1. Aw thank you so much!! I'm loving spring outfits :)

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  14. Super cool pics :)
    Very nice outfit and post
    http://heyhadrien.blogspot.com/2014/04/all-stripes.html

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  15. Wow! What a view!! In all my life I have never seen something look quite like this. This place is primarily used for corporate and personal occasions.

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