What to Wear: St. Patrick's Day/On My Birthday

I am all kinds of excited to be a part of the What to Wear series started by the awesome Nicole, especially because my first post is on my birthday (the big old 29)! I am actually flying back to Phoenix today so I decided to try and make flying on my birthday a little nicer by wearing this outfit. Usually I am a jeans and comfy shirt kind of flyer, but not on my birthday!
I got this fantastic dress during ModCloth's last big 70% off sale (I actually got three other pieces as well, I just couldn't help myself, and I had a gift card). I am such a sucker for anything kelly green that I probably have a dozen different pieces in the color. But if you want to know something funny, for as many things I have in green I have forgotten to wear it on St. Patrick's day pretty much since middle school, haha. So needless to say I usually get lots of pinches, but not this year, no siree.
I know this is a super weird hand pose but I want to show the ring my Nana left me after she passed. 
  dress // ModCloth
tights // gift
shoes // Lulu's
ring // my Nana's
necklace // Unexpected Expectancy (gift from Will)
Also can we take a moment and look at how ridiculously amazing the back on this dress is! I've seen this style around before and have always loved it, but I never found a piece that I would love on me. The placing of the lace on the back was just so lovely, I couldn't help but snatch it up. I am such a fan of dresses that seem pretty unassuming from the front and then bam the back is something really unexpected.

Fingers crossed that my flight doesn't get canceled again do to of this crazy weather we are having out here, and that my dad will bring me a tsoynami (it's a soy milkshake kind of thing, and is amazing!) as a birthday treat when he picks me up!

Be sure to check out all the other lovely ladies involved in the What to Wear series! I cannot wait to see all of their outfit picks!
Wigs decided to watch the picture taking action. And no we did not paint her nails pink, those are kitty caps the store only had pink ones. Will's parents were watching her while we were in Maine, and I wanted to make sure she didn't scratch up anything in their house. Is it ridiculous that I am kind of loving them on her, haha!

x's and o's


  1. Happy Birthday! That dress is absolutely lovely, the back is fantastic! I didn't end up getting anything from ModCloth's last big sale, so I hope they do one again soon! Also, your kitty is adorable :)


  2. cute! I love the lace!
    Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy birthday! I love the lace detail in the back, very cute. Wigs is adorable as usual <3

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And, welcome to the What to Wear crew. We're so happy to have you.

    I love this dress. I'm like you, I love clothing that looks classic and then has one detail that makes it that much more special.

    I hope you have a safe flight today. xx

  5. Cute dress because of the back surprise. The shoes are the deal

  6. Love your telescope necklace, amazing!
    also how fun to have pink kitten claws!

  7. happiest birthday! I absolutely love that dress. the details on the back is so beautiful!!

  8. Happy birthday! I glad to be joining in for the first time this week too! Cute dress, and I've never heard of kitty caps, but it sounds like a great idea and those pink nails look great!

  9. Have a beautiful day you gorgeous green gal! LOVE that lace back... always a wonderful addition to the back of any outfit in my books!
    Safe travels!
    needle and nest

  10. That dress is amazing! Definitely had a great wow-factor when I saw the back. So pretty! Also, I've never heard of kitty caps before but those pink toenails are adorable nonetheless. My dog is a weirdo girly girl of a dog that loves pampering, and she actually begs me to paint her nails. It's strange but I cave on occasion.

  11. I love that dress! It's the perfect colour.

  12. Your dress is gorgeous! Hope you have a smooth flight and a happy birthday!! welcome to wtw. :)

  13. That dress is so cute! I was looking through the pictures and I was like, yeah, that's a nice simple dress and then I got to the last picture and I literally gasped out loud! So perfect!

    Hope that you have an amazing birthday!


  14. Happy Birthday! This dress looks fabulous on you, love the styling from top to toes! :)

    <3 Megan

  15. Happy Birthday and have a safe trip! You looks great, love the dress, the ring and your hair style! :-)

  16. The back of the dress is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you had a safe flight and awesome birthday :)

  17. You always look amazing dear! Hope the flight went to plan and your having a wonderful birthday :)

    Lulu xx

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  19. That dress is so cute!! Isn't Modcloth the best?? Your cat is so cute, I've never heard of kitty caps before but I love how it looks like nail polish :)


  20. That dress is so, so cute! You look gorgeous in it :) I'm shy about showing my back for some reason, but the lace inset is the perfect amount interesting/modesty.

  21. I love everything about your outfit, but especially the telescope necklace and ring! That's a really great ensemble. Also, Wigs with kitty caps is too much!!! Hahaha

  22. Wigs is such a pretty girl! Your outfit looks so good on you! That dress is amazing! Perfect outfit for your birthday! (Have a good one!!)

  23. Gorgeous green dress! I love greens all the way, especially when worn for a St.Patrick's Day party. Maybe you want to see my outfit for St.Patrick's Day from last year. You'll find it here:


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