Friday, October 28, 2016

28 on 28

hearts and found

Well, it's official: I'm 28... and on the 28th, too! The past few months have been filled with a lot of change and I feel like I've done quite a bit of growing up (or catching up) in a short amount of time. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm supposed to feel at this age, though I realize that there are people who are younger than I am who have accomplished much more. But as I've gotten older, I've stopped trying to compare what other people are doing to the path I'm on. It's not that I don't care that other people are getting married, buying houses, and having babies. I do. It's just that I've come to realize that I'm happy taking things as they come – and I believe that it'll all work out in the end.

balloon dress
hearts and found party animal dress
balloon animal print dress

So, to sum up, I may not feel 28 (aka two years away from 30 ahhh!!?)... but I just feel content about where I am at this point in my life. I haven't felt that way in a long time. Of course, there are still a lot of things I want to work on – new skills, getting in better shape, working on a side hustle – but all in all, I think 28 is gonna be a good year. I can't wait to see how it pans out.

novelty print balloon dress
The Soubrette Brunette: 28 on 28

I wanted to talk about this dress from Hearts and Found for a second. How cute (and appropriate) is this balloon animal print? I really love all the customization options Marjorie offers, and I love the design of this dress. My only qualm is that the shoulder straps are slightly too short for me, but other than that, it's such an adorable piece. Absolutely perfect for a birthday!

nick nora animal balloon
Outfit Details
Penelope Dress in Party Animal Print: c/o Hearts and Found
Necklace: similar
Flats: 6pm

animal balloon print
Have a great weekend!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAMMI!!! This dress is perfect for the occasion! I have been hearing about Hearts and Found a lot lately - that girl is on fire! I have my eye on a few things of hers myself!

  2. A very happy birthday to you Sammi. I hope your 28th year (or does that count as your 29th year now if you were 0 first???) is as wonderful as you envisage. The year of my 28th birthday was a very happy one for me in so many ways and I remember it with real fondness in terms of music, work, relationships, holidays, being myself.
    You look super pretty in your birthday dress. I really love that fun print!xx

  3. Happy birthday Sammi! Such a cute dress for a birthday dress. I love it on you.

  4. Happy 28th Birthday to you! Love the cute, balloon animal dress! :)

  5. Happy Birthday!!! This dress is amazing and it looks so perfect with the cardigan too. I hope 28 is wonderful for you xx

  6. Happy birthday, you look very cute! :) I love the print on your dress.
    I hope 28 will work perfectly for you. I turned 27 on September and I'm rather terrified that I haven't gotten anywhere in my life. I thought I'd be married with kids at 25, but two years later I'm unemployed, stuck in a one room flat in a relationship that could be better... I hope at some point I'll manage to actually get forward, I've been in the same situation for last 4 years with the exception of having a job every once in a while. I wish I'd get something permanent that would help me move forward in my life, towards my goals (=family, pets, kids, a bigger house). :)


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