TWENTY-ONE

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


I have finally made it to the big 2-1! This past year has been a whirlwind of changes from bigger blogging opportunities to my current study abroad experience, and I wouldn't take back one moment of it. I can't thank those who have been in my support enough for constantly inspiring me to achieve more each day. Here's to a new year of excitement, challenge, and adventure!


Shop: Top, Shorts, Sandals
(all Forever 21 -- not sponsored)

My boyfriend and I kicked off my 21st on the beautiful island of Hainan, just three hours from Shanghai by flight. We kept it relatively low-key around the resort and beach, but I could not have asked for a better way to celebrate. It felt amazing to escape the city for a bit for cloudless skies and clear ocean water. With the island's hot and humid climate, I wanted keep my birthday outfit balanced between comfortable and dressy. Victor actually gifted me with this lovely lace top that was perfectly fitting for the occasion. It makes for a seamless day-to-night transition, especially with the breezy off-shoulder detail. 

Stay tuned for more looks from my island getaway! Whether you are a new or returning reader, thank you so much for all the support thus far. I cannot wait to see what my 21st year has in store!

42 comments

  1. Happy birthday <3 Love your outfit!
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy birthday!! Your outfit is just beautiful. Those shorts are the perfect pair to add to a fun top like that! Great post and I hope your birthday is the best!
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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  3. Happy birthday! Your outfit is amazing! Love the top! Hope you had fun on your mini getaway :)

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  4. So excited for you! That's such a beautiful place. Happy Birthday!
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    1. Aw thank you! It is definitely beautiful there!

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  5. Amazing look, love this lace top. *__*
    New post is online...

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  6. sweet blouse!! :D you look so pretty!! :D glad you were able to celebrate your bday!! cheers!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  7. Happy birthday you beautiful lady!! <3 I am so glad your travels are treating you well. These photos of Hainan look incredible- I must visit someday!! :)
    allygong.com

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    1. Aw thank you Ally! Definitely visit the next time you're in China :)

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  8. I love the top so pretty and romantic, and happy birthday!!!

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  9. Happy birthday! I love the blouse your boyfriend gave you :)

    Neeny x

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Happy birthday! Amazing look!

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  11. Happy birthday Christina! I can't believe you are only 21 hehe. So young but mature!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  12. Wonderful top dear!

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  13. Woooo, happy birthday and many more wonderful years of good things to come. Have fun and stay bless. Love this look so cute.
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  14. Happy birthday Christina! I love this easy going look on you!

    Love, Karina
    Check out my new video!
    TheLovelyLook

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  15. Happy late birthday! It's so strange to see you in warm weather clothes haha :) You rock that top, though- your boyfriend really knows how to pick out clothes!

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    1. Haha, I know right?! I miss the summer clothes already!

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  16. You're rocking this look babe! I hope you have had a nice birthday!! X

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  17. I love that top so much! Happy birthday! I didn't know your BF went to study abroad with you. How fun! Hope you had an nice birthday vacation! <3

    xx freshfizzle

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  18. sounds like you had a wonderful time <3 Happy Belated birthday & that outfit looks wonderful on you! :)

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