What I Wore // My Birthday!

Woohoo!  It's my birthday!  I'm 27 this year.  I ended up not planning any celebrations for my birthday this week for a few reasons:  1.  I just didn't have time.  2.  The sun went away and the sky got grey and cool after Wednesday.  3.  My best friend is super sick with strep throat and of course I want her to be there if I do anything fun for my birthday!  It's all ok though.  I might try and plan something for next week, maybe a bonfire.  It's funny, my birthday is usually the first day of summer.  But I'd say for at least half of my birthdays, it has rained on my birthday.  When I was little living in England, it rained on my birthday every single year.  Maybe the rain being so integrated into my birthday plans each year has formed me into someone who doesn't really care about planning anything big, or anything at all for my birthday.  I love a nice normal mellow day when I have a day off.

These days, my focus is so intensely on my business and working away on the BIG Secret Project.  I have about 0% interest in taking the time to plan other creative activities, I rarely wear make up these days because I don't want to take the time in the morning, I never ever do my hair, basically I'm in go mode working till 6 or 7pm each day, sometimes even till 10 or 11pm.  But this week I needed to renew my drivers license and finally commit to a Washington drivers license (I've been here 8 years but have still used my California license...)  So I took the time to put on make up and blow dry my hair.  And taking advantage of this rare minimal dolling up of myself, I thought it's be a good time for an outfit post, ha!

I know make up and taking time to do your hair are essential parts of most women's days but man, I just don't care about them that much.  Having had sever acne for 12 years of my 27 years, taking every acne medication under the sun from age 12-24, I'm so incredibly happy with my skin at this point, even with acne scars and blackheads.  It's a million times better than it was just 5 years ago, so I don't care about putting on make up everyday.  My hair is super thick and really long so blow drying it takes a long time.  I'm lucky to have really straight hair so I just don't need to do anything with it after I've taken a shower.  I normally just let it air dry.  My hair color is my natural color except for some high lights I got almost a year ago so I don't do any color maintenance.  Basically, I despise spending time and money on beauty.  And I'm really grateful that after many years of battling with my skin, I'm just cool with it now.  We've become friends :)  Thank you skin!

I'm really excited to give you some sneak peeks of what is going into the BIG Secret Project.  The accessories in these photos are a hint!  I might have to finally reveal exactly what I have been working on these past few months, so stay tuned next week for the big announcement!

These shoes below are my new most favorite thing.  I have not allowed myself to go shopping for the past 2 months so that I could invest all my money into my business and project.  So when Need Supply Co. sent me these dream shoes of mine for my birthday, I was so very excited!  I'm going to be wearing these everyday this summer, I just know it.  When you put yourself on a spending diet, it makes those few treasures you get feel so special.  I love these shoes!

Hat + Jewelry + Clutch  //  Coming soon to the BIG Secret Project!
T-Shirt  //  Nordstrom, old
Shorts  //  Sample sale score, $2!
Glasses  //  Ray Ban Prescription glasses
Shoes  //  c/o Need Supply Co


Rae said...

Can't wait to find out what your secret project is. I want that hat :)


Heather Belle said...

You are such a gorgeous, inspiring lady! Hope you have an awesome (relaxing!) birthday! :)
xo Heather

whitney @ thecurtiscasa said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's a great one :) Can't wait to hear about the BIIIG secret project!

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Roots and Feathers said...

happy birthday friend! thinking of you today! so much love!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! Those shoes are awesome. x


Britta Cait said...

I'm the same way about birthdays. Love the outfit and am looking forward to the big reveal. Happy Birthday!

erin said...

Happy Birthday :)

Claire S said...

Happy belated Birthday. I am in the England and it did rain here a little yesterday, so nothing much has changed. Hope you had a super day. xox

Natalie Britton said...

Moorea, you are so beautiful! And happy birthday as well. Twenty-seven is one of my favorite numbers.
You inspire me to spend less time doing my makeup and hair in the morning. Being more comfortable with my natural self is definitely one of my goals this year. I computed this week: If I didn't spend time getting ready in the morning, I would have 28 full 24-hour days left over at the end of a given year. Holy smokes.
PS... I LOVE your shoes :)


Send to Paris said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I think you clutch is fantastic and perfect. I hope your big secret involves more accessories like that!

<3 Allison


Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Happy belated birthday pretty lady! You look gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you had a fabulous day.
It always rains on my birthday too! This year I turned 27 and it was the first year it wasn't pouring on my special day (perhaps there's something extra-special about 27th birthdays).

Taylor Elyse said...

I love those shorts! They're the perfect length and they look great with that necklace.


tnt521 said...

You are just beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday!


thedemuremuse.com said...

Hope you had the most amazing birthday ever, Moorea! You deserve it :)


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Wow dress is perfect for her especially like she is smile.

Haley Rankins said...

i love your outfit, especially the shoes!

Angie Bailey said...

WELL THIS IS BELATED. Happy Birthday, my sweet friend!!! I hope your year is filled with lots of love, happiness, good health, good luck and magick, plus an abundance of everything good. <3 I love your birthday outfit, definitely something I'd wear!