Birthday Splash

January 3rd, 2011 § 22 comments

Birthday Splash, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Tank: Forever 21
  • Skirt: Anthropologie, with birthday money!
  • Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell
  • Earrings: gift from brothers

End Notes:

I love it when I get to spend my birthday in my favorite place: back home on Oahu with my family. Since arriving a few days ago, I’ve been soaking up the sunshine, helping baby e. explore the new geography, flora, and fauna, and eating a delicious array of local food.

I bought this skirt (and a dress I’ll premiere later) during Anthropologie’s after Christmas sale using some early birthday money. Everything about this skirt — the color, the Japanese doll print, the fullness, the pockets — called to me, and I decided that it was the perfect birthday skirt. Between the skirt, striped tank, and cut-out sandals, the only real accessorizing this outfit needed was the addition of these minuscule origami crane earrings that my brothers gave me this morning.

Thanks for your warm birthday wishes, and a special thanks to L. and A. for their sweet posts and spot-on outfits. L., you’d better not bring that top with you back to Academichic central, otherwise I just might steal it from you! And A., I’m so proud of you for surrendering your waist for a day. You are both so dear to me, and I’m so grateful for your friendship and for this space to be creative together!

Birthday Splash, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 22 Responses to Birthday Splash"

  1. Rebecca says:

    Happy Birthday! Such a gorgeous skirt!

  2. Liz Rosas says:

    Happy Happy Birthday and New Year E! I’m so jealous that you are enjoying the sun in a tank, skirt, and sandals while the rest of us bundle up in scarves and boots! Speaking of which, any change there will be a repeat scarf month this year?

  3. Iris says:

    Happy Birthday!!! This outfit is perfect especially the skirt, great choice! I also love those earrings, so unique :) I was actually writing about unique handcrafted jewelry today, what a coincidence.

  4. BoutiqueGirl says:

    Happy Birthday! The skirt is beautiful!

  5. Ana says:

    Happy birthday!! What a perfect skirt!

  6. Diana says:

    Happy birthday! Love the skirt and especially the origami crane earrings!

  7. Terri says:

    what a wonderful skirt.

  8. Rachael says:

    Love those earrings! So delicate and pretty.

  9. Ooooh, I was THIS close to buying that skirt, and now I wish I had–as it’s positively smashing. Especially with stripes!

  10. Diana says:

    Love that colorful skirt, and those origami earrings are fantastic!

  11. Amy says:

    Oh oh Oahu! Wish I were there too! Happy birthday!

  12. Happy birthday and I, too, adore the skirt!

  13. Petra says:

    Happy Birthday E!
    you’re looking great – as always.

    I hoped to see S. sending wishes… How is she doing?

  14. Love the skirt. Hope you had tons of fun on your special day.

  15. jentine says:

    Happy Birthday! That skirt is a beautiful birthday present!!!

  16. Justine says:

    Oh my oh my, I love your Anthro skirt!!!

    Happy Birthday to you!!

    Just Better Together

  17. Rose says:

    Happy Birthday! That skirt is 800 kinds of adorable.

  18. Nadine says:

    Happy birthday/Hau’oli lā hānau!

  19. That skirt is to die for :)

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