2011-10-13

Birthday Pants and Big Dreams

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Pink velvet pants? French Connection Denim shirt? Gap Boots? Winners Necklace? h&m (6 years old but still a favourite)

I woke up this morning and it was my birthday. Another year gone by. Last year on my birthday we got a new house, so I had high expectations for this year. Admittedly, it's hard to top a new home but I just looked around in case Matt's heart thawed out and he decided to bring a fourth cat into our lives as the ultimate birthday present. I didn't find any more cats hiding under the couch or tucked in the corner of my closet; just plenty of cat hair tumbleweeds and a few stray bobby pins. I'll keep those bobby pins, their value increases dramatically in the event of hair spray. And there will be hairspray, it is afterall, my birthday weekend.

I feel like I need to make some profound statement upon turning 28... but all I can think to say is that pink velvet pants are a great addition to one's wardrobe and a leather maple leaf belt makes any outfit 47% more autumnal. The truth is, I'm probably afraid to make a profound statement, afraid to admit that I need to make a few big changes this year and take some chances. If you know me in real life, you'll know that I hate change; I prefer to keep things slow and steady. But 28 is the year I kick my own butt into gear... with my favourite pair of brown boots, of course.


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100 comments :

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! I send you a text as soon as I woke up because I love you :)

Megan said...

Happy birthday!! Hope it's a great butt-kicking year for you :)

Stefanie said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

Shug in Boots said...

Yum! I love all of this! It reminds me of some corduroys I had in a similar color. I need to find some more! :)

Emily {tomorrow never knowsP} said...

Can you stop being such a sex bomb please?
I also need to steal your legs please. Lets just put my head on your body, ok? Alright enough about me...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD LADY! I will join you at 28 in about 7.5 months. So make sure you take notes so I can cheat off you... in the game of life.

Go do some awesome stuff this year. like visiting montreal more... yeah... that.

Courtney B said...

Happy Birthday! Fabulous pants and cute necklace! :3 Have a wonderful day!

GFS said...

Happy birthday to my favorite Canadian!

amanda said...

happy birthday to a beautiful lady who looks hot in pink velvet pants and who is gonna kick 28's ass this year :)

briannelee said...

Happy birthday! Love those pants!

Rebecca Jane said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope it is a super happy one!

Also, I absolutely love that leaf necklace.

Kasmira said...

Happy Birthday!

I've given those blowing balls of cat fur the name of "tumblefluffs." Sounds almost too cute to vacuum up. Almost.

Nicole Martin said...

Happy happy birthday! Love this outfit, you look casual yet chic (as always :)

Bri said...

Happy Birthday! Bring on the butt kicking year, its just too bad that fourth kitty never showed up!

Absolutely love that necklace, oldies are goodies!

MONKEYFACE said...

HAVE A GREAT 2-8! I have a feeling taking chances will look amazing on you.

CessOviedo said...

Hi birthday girl! Hope you have a great day, loved your necklace so appropriate for the season!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday!! Your whole outfit is great, but I am particularly loving that necklace right now! Enjoy being 28!

www.wearingitall.blogspot.com

SWF_Terra said...

Happy Birthday. 28 is a glorious year to be alive. Pink velvet looks stupendous with fall browns. Sorry about the cat. :\

Stella said...

Aw, happy birthday! Welcome to the 28s! Hope Matt has a crazy moment and brings you another cat! Or maybe a puppy? :D

FutureLint said...

Happy birthday! You look fabulous! I'm entirely in love with the leather necklace and I've never considered velvet pants (well, since my purple and green pair in 7th grade) until today!

kelsey williams said...

happy day!!! your 4th cat is in the mail.

ebbandflo said...

happy birthday! 28 is a good year :)

Leah said...

Happy Birthday! Keep rocking those velvet birthday pants.

xo L.

Megan's Profile said...

Happy Birthday Chica! Here's to you and your smoking hot pants!

Frannie Pantz said...

Happiest of birthdays to you Jentine! I hope your day is amazing. Why the need for a profound statement when you have a profound statement necklace, says I. I love your pants too. Party pants indeed.

Kate said...

Happiest Birthday Wishes and a little birthday drool from an envious pants-admirer. Enjoy a day of celebration (oops, a whole weekend of celebrations) and a little eating of something delicious.

wildchild said...

ha i love your sass. hope you have a kick ass birthday. you look hot, so how could you not?

Meg said...

Happy birthday! I hope I get a lovely pair of pants like yours on my birthday.

Virginie's Cinema said...

Joyeux anniversaire!! All my best wishes :)

I love that necklace, would make a cute DIY idea for sure!

Virginie ♥

Jo said...

Happy birthday! And nice to see you keeping wearing our national emblem on your necklace - Canadian pride all the way.

Gigi said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Rachael, Really. said...

Happy Birthday! Kendi sent me, you look well for 65.

I'm sad to see that fabulous necklace is no longer available anywhere on the planet ... I'm off to check etsy for something similar :)

Ly said...

Happy Birthday!

I love the necklace you paired with your outfit.

-Ly
http://www.lyzhang.com

Santina said...

Happy birthday!

That necklace is the perfect autumnal accessory - love it!

Ingrid said...

Kendi says happy 65th birthday... I just want to say that you look good for 65... ;-)

skippysays said...

Happy birthday!! I just discovered your lovely blog and am so glad I did! Love your pants and boots, and can't wait to see more from you :)
www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

Jdel: said...

happy 28th birthday! i enjoy reading your witty posts and peeping your lovely clothes. i hope it's a good one!

Yoga Dancer said...

Happy Birthday. Whew, what a relief that you are only 28 not 65(oh, that Kendi). You are just adorable and I also am proud that you are Canadian(you would think we had something to do with that, eh!). Have a great day!!

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday! Just discovered your blog and I am your newest follower! Love it! Oh, and we have three cats! ;-) www.casualglamorous.com

Sara B said...

Happy Birthday! And those pants are perfection. Have an amazing day (and month) of celebrating :)

AmyRoto said...

I turned 28 this year as well -- I have no wisdom to bestow upon you other than... those pink pants are hot!

K said...

Happy Birthday!! Kendi said you're 65 today and I must say, you look damn good for your age lady! Haha
I love your pink velvet pants. I just picked up some bright pink jeans over the weekend and my friend told me I looked like a 5 year old. Pink pants keep you young.

Victoria said...

Happy birthday!! (I hear it's your 65th instead of your 28th? Get it, girl!). So perfect for fall!

Julie said...

Happy birthday from a daily reader! Love your outfits but love your writing even more. Hope 28 is your best year yet!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! It's my brother's and best friend's birthdays too. Busy day. Always love your photos- what part of Hamilton do you take them in? (I was just there for Thanksgiving).

April said...

Happy birthday, beautiful! Best wishes with your changes...going slow will make it less scary!

Catherine said...

A Big Beaked Birdie told us it's your Birthday today@!! And apparently you are very well preserved;0
Best Wishes!!! Do something craaazy fun!! You enrich our lives Sweetie

Katie Dodd said...

Happy Birthday! Hope its a red velvet blast!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great year for you. We share the same birthday how funny :)

The Girl with Everything said...

Happy Birthday. I love your pants collection. Jentine has the best pants ever. I bet thats not something you're told everyday.

Ashley said...

those boots!!! and pants!!! ah! i have pinned more than a few of your outfits for inspiration, and with that...have the happiest 28th birthday!

Quark

Nikell said...

Heard from Kendi that it's your birthday. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you enjoy your special day. May God bless you with many more to come ^_^

Bek said...

Man, you seriously rock brightly colored pants. That is so awesome. And your leaf necklace? Pretty much the bees knees.

I heard it was your birthday too so happy birthday!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday. Your blog and especially the thrifting ideas are great. :)

Sweet Laundry said...

Oh shoot. Only 28? You're so young! You're miles away from 30 and have plenty of time to kick butt. Happy Happy Birthday!

Kate Jackson said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
Love the necklace, by the way. Looks like a perfect fall birthday outfit.

newpetite said...

When I saw that necklace I thought you had pinned few leaves together :) Hehehe... Happy Birthday!

Jessica Gitler said...

love those brown boots, and a big happy birthday to you!! i will be turning 31 this year and as afraid as I was to even turn 30, I look back at it now and laugh cause life only gets better .... hope you have a wonderful day!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

I love the subtle primary palette.
Happy Birthday!!

Love from Oregon USA,
Danielle
xoxoxoxo

danielle celeste

Haute Muslimah said...

Happy 65th birthday!!!
You look great :)

Gracey said...

Happy Birthday, Jentine! Kendi says your 65 and I say you look fabulous. Love the pink pants.

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday honey! Gorgeous photos as ever! xoxox

Denise Pacurar said...

Happy Birthday hun!

Love your outfit!!!

xoxo Denise

http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

PS: I will be posting a vintage jewelry giveaway on my blog on Sunday! Check back and enter to win :)

csdesigner said...

Happy Birthday! And you get to spend it in pink velvet pants! It doesn't get any better than that :o)

hannahstiff said...

Happy HAPPY birthday! Love those pants!
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Terri said...

Adorable pants. And happy birthday!
stylishsass.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday!
Those pants are sooo fantastic!!...and that necklace is very Canadian of you :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

AJ said...

Happy belated birthday Jen. Been reading your blog for a while and was still trying to figure out why you are my BEST-est "imaginary" friend (cause in my mind you are). October babies ROCK. Mine is on Sunday so make sure when you celebrate this weekend you have a drink on my behalf

xoxo
AJ

AJ said...

ooooops ...not belated. HAPPY BORN DAY

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Happy birthday!

Kansas Couture said...

Happy Birthday!

shae said...

Happy Birthday, 28 you puppy(or should I say kitten) enjoy it goes by so quickly!!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday, beautiful! :)

Kate said...

Haaaaapppppppy Birthday!! Hope it was just perfect, and that 28 proves to be everything you hope it will be! I think starting it by wearing pink velvet pants is a pretty darn good start! xo!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday Jentine! Hope it was as wonderful as your outfit :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jenine! I hope #28 brings wonderful things your way (especially at your favorite thrift stores).

Love the inspiration, outfits & writing. The girl's pretty freaking adorable, too. :)

That last photo is beautiful, btw.

Anna said...

Happy birthday!! And I share the same birthday, height, AND nationality. Je suis tres proud...

Jas said...

awesome necklace and look! happy birthday :)

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

gleeps said...

Smashing birthday outfit! Or was this your birthday eve outfit? You look amazing. Only 28? You are a style wunderkind!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

Sweet ass velvet pants and happy 28th birthday!!!! <3

Becky said...

Happy happy Birthday! I hope it's a great one!

Sheila said...

Happy birthday, fellow Libra and Canuck! Only 28? Jeez, I could technically be your mom...

Erica said...

Happy Birthday! You look pretty awesome for 65! Love the pants.

amy said...

Happy Birthday, lovely lady! (goodness me, I think that sounds like a Neil Diamond song title?)

Something tells me 28 is going to be a spectacular year for you. All that bit about taking chances and getting yourself into gear? Good stuff. I totally believe in you!

Christine Cameron said...

Happy Birthday! Love the pink pants and leaf necklace! Hope this year is amazing! xoxo

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

Jentine happy b-day! You are such a beautiful girl with excellent taste of fashion.
Wish you the best.
x

Linda said...

Hope you have a great weekend celebrating! Don't take birthday's too serious. You'll have another one in about a year. :)

Nicki said...

Happy Birthday! =).
Nicki
http://singlittlebird.blogspot.com

M. (formerly known as Shakespeare's Feminine Ending) said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Love the red trousers with the leaf necklace.

Flight Attendant Extraordinaire said...

Happy birthday! And those pants are amazing!

ms.composure said...

happy bday!!!! i am loving this outfit!!

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Rachel Kaylynn said...

Happy Birthday!! I love the leather leaf belt/necklace.

Please may I? said...

Happy birthday hun, hope you've had a good one.

X x

Kyla said...

I hope you had a fantastical birthday! And don't stress too much about getting stuff done at 28 ... there's always 30 :) Nice round numbers seem to be better times for change - haha.

Kimmielovesparis said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you're enjoying your Birthday Weekend. I like to take a whole Birthday Week...but I am older and make my own rules as I go along.

Love the outfit and the photo shoot location.

Cheers

Kristen said...

I LOVE the necklace, so fabulous!!

Taylor said...

It was my birthday on thursday as well! Hope your day was better than mine - I was chained to my desk at work with a head full of a cold.

Those pants are amazing - perfect birthday outfit!

The F Girl said...

Happy Birthday! You look awesome. I am still searching for trousers in about that colour, gorgeous.

I wish you lost of courage, strenght, love and fun in the coming year.

Between Laundry Days said...

Happy (belated - oops!) Birthday, you sweet thing!

Reduction Redoute said...

Someone gifted me a pink jeans on my birthday n i just don't get it how should i wear them you gave me a really good idea.

j.love said...

This outfit rocks my world! I love that necklace! Just discovered your blog and am loving it. I laugh out loud at lots of your posts! :)