My 20th Birthday


Last week was a crazy week to say the least. I finished my sophomore year of college, packed up my college dorm room, moved back home for the summer, and left my teenage years behind. I celebrated my 20th birthday on Sunday, May 10th. Sunday was a day of celebration because it was not only my birthday but it was also Mother’s Day. Shout out to my beautiful, amazing, and inspiring mom. I was so happy to share my special day with my mom.



         I can’t believe I’m no longer a teenager. It’s so weird to be in my 20’s now. It feels like just yesterday I was the little girl with the “mushroom” hair cut. Now it is time to embrace adulthood.


         Since my birthday fell on a Sunday, I had a weekend full of celebration surrounded by my family and friends. On Saturday, my older sister, her boyfriend, and my two best friends from college, Jennie and Christina (thank gosh they live close to me, so we can see each other a lot during the summer) took me to my favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner and then we went bowling. The bowling alley was so much fun and the atmosphere was great. It was a night filled with fun, laughs, strikes, spares, and many gutter balls.


         On Sunday, my family celebrated the moms and my birthday by hosting a barbeque. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining all day and the temperature was in the 80’s. I spent most of the day outside on the patio catching up with the family and playing with my little buddy Griffin. Griffin, our West Highland Terrier, is a fluff ball of energy and has a special place in our family. Of course, he wanted to be part of the photos, so he makes an appearance in some of the pictures. He is such a superstar!



Of course, I wanted to show you my “birthday” style. My outfit was quite simple. My outfit was casual and comfy and just perfect for an outside party. Shift dresses are so in this season and they are a must-have for spring and summer. These dresses are so easy to style around, which makes them perfect for those hot summer days. My t-shirt fabric shift dress is from Target. It’s a basic black dress, so the possibilities are endless when it comes to styling this dress.



Instead of a statement necklace, I chose to wear a patterned scarf from Lucky Brand. I love the rich colors of this scarf and they really pop against the black dress. I didn’t wrap the scarf around my neck but instead chose to knot it on both ends to make it shorter. This really shows off the tassel detailing at the bottom.



One of the fun things of unpacking and reorganizing my room at home was finding some hidden treasures. I completely forgot about these strappy ballet flats, I purchased from Marshall’s last season. They are going to be my staple shoes to wear with dresses, jeans, skirts, and pretty much anything this season. I also rediscovered this Vince Camuto watch in my jewelry collection back home. The neutral color of the watchband will be the perfect accessory for any outfit.



         Everyone has been asking me how it feels to be 20? Honestly, it feels no different. I am so thankful I was able to spend my birthday with family and friends. I’m also thankful for the nice birthday gifts I received, especially the gift cards to some of my favorite stores. Now it’s time to get out and shop. Stay tuned for new blog posts featuring my latest style finds. And of course, cheers to my new decade and the fabulous 20s.


Dress: Target (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Scarf: Lucky Brand (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Shoes: Marshall’s (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Watch: Vince Camuto (SIMILAR) | Earrings: Francesca (SIMILAR)



  1. May 11, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    happy late birthday!! Your twenties will be awesome I am sure! : )

  2. Jennie
    May 11, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    Happy Birthday Olivia, these pictures are beautiful!!

  3. May 11, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    A birthday isn’t a birthday without a crown and a balloon. I hope you had the best day!

    Em x

  4. May 12, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Happy belated birthday, girlfriend! You look awesome; can’t go wrong with a classic shift dress!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. May 12, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    Happy birthday! Love your outfit and you look beautiful!

    The Flower Duet

  6. May 13, 2015 / 5:57 am

    Happy birthday Dear!
    You look so pretty

  7. May 13, 2015 / 10:00 am

    So cute, I love the print of your scarf! Happy Birthday!

  8. May 14, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    You are such a gorgeous lady! Love your flower crown and super cute puppy! ♥


  9. May 15, 2015 / 2:50 am

    Happy birthday beautiful! That is such a cute outfit and so is your puppy!! xx

    Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

  10. May 15, 2015 / 3:24 am

    happy birthday and welcome to your 20s! it was one of the most fun decades of my life so enjoy it! 🙂

    cute & little

  11. May 18, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Happy belated birthday to you, Liv! I love that you went with a patterned scarf instead of a statement necklace! You look lovely!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin’

  12. May 18, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Wow! you look so pretty <33333

  13. May 20, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    happy birthday, beautiful and welcome to your 20s! love the pretty scarf!

    cute & little

  14. May 22, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Happy birthday, Liv. Love your black dress and that scarf is so fab. Love the way it’s knotted.

  15. lorena
    May 27, 2015 / 2:39 am

    Happy birthday!
    I think you did a great job knotting the scarf at the ends, keeps it in place and gives the outfit a chic aura. Nicely done.

  16. June 1, 2015 / 7:54 am

    Happy belated birthday! Basic black dresses are the best because you can seriously dress them up or down. Love the idea of using a scarf instead of a statement necklace too!

    You have the cutest little doggy ever!

    Maggie S.

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