Meet my birthday suit… this gorgeous floral blazer and shorts set! What did you think I meant by birthday suit!? Haha! Yesterday (April 7th) was my birthday; I’m now 33, and am stoked to be ringing in age 33 in this Alice & Olivia floral blazer and shorts suit set.
It’s still hard for me to believe I’m 33, I definitely feel like the past 5 years have gone by in the blink of an eye. I was struggling pretty hard this week about turning 33 and not feeling like I am where I want to be for 33. I knew it was up to me to get myself out of the mood I was in and focus on the amazing things I do have in my life. When I woke up to a gorgeous sunny day yesterday despite the weather network calling for rain all week, I was overjoyed. I genuinely almost cried when I walked outside first thing in the AM to get some coffee and saw that it was sunny and warm.
I spent the day at the beach with some of my closest girlfriends and we just ate junk food, drank cocktails, and soaked up the sun. I then had dinner with my dad who was in town from Ontario which was so great. I love spending time with him, he’s such an inspiration and is such a cheerleader for my blog, despite not really knowing how any of this blogging world works lol. I was telling him about what is next for LegalLee Blonde – and he approves of the next step. I am so excited to tell you all about it -which I hope to in the next month or so!
Alright, on to a quick discussion about my epic birthday suit! I love finding suits with shorts. Clearly not something I am going to wear to court, but I think everyone needs a shorts suit set in their wardrobe for days when they’re out and about and want to bring some confidence into their outfit. You can’t beat the confidence that comes from a suit.
This gorgeous Alice & Olivia set caught my eye because of the pattern. I love the white floral on top of the sky blue. There is also an Alice & Olivia a-line mini dress in this fabric (which I’ve linked up in the ‘shop the post’ widget below in case dresses are more your jam!) One thing to note – size up in the Alice & Olivia shorts. I am normally a size 4/6 but went with a 6 in the shorts and even then they are a bit tight. I do love the fit through the hips and thighs though – they skim without being too tight!
I am stoked to now be kicking off my 33rd year. I think it’s going to be a really good one; and I feel like I’m taking a lot of lessons and wisdom into this year that I haven’t in years past. I’m excited to see what this year has in store for me 🙂
One random question for you – what year has been your favorite ever? I’ve heard a lot of people over 35 say 33 or 34 was their favorite, and I’m wondering if that’s a common response!?
My favorite years (so far) have been:
Age 13 – I switched to a new school for the 8th grade, and loved it. I became best friends with Maddie (my still best friend today) and began focusing much more heavily on my dance classes, which turned into a huge passion for me, and arguably the thing in my life that has most shaped who I am as a person.
Age 16 – I was that girl who loved high school. I loved the structure of school and loved all my after school activities. I got my license this year and having the added independence that came with that was amazing. This was also the year I started working in the summers as a camp counselor, which was a job I loved and did all through high school and university. I also spent Christmas break this year with my boyfriend and his family in Thailand which was an incredible experience.
Age 22- This was the year I graduated university and moved to San Diego to work for the non-profit Invisible Children. My boyfriend of nearly a decade (we started dating when I was in grade 9 and he was in grade 11) broke up this year, but it was one of my best years because without him, I learned (for the first time) how to be an adult on my own.
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