Wednesday, April 21, 2010

30 is the new 20

Happy Birthday Alex!
The birthday girl (right) and her sister

I've literally had this dress for 9 years and still love it! I bought it somewhere on Melrose.



Steven by Steve Madden motorcycle boots, Gap skinny jeans, H&M sweater, Michael Kors watch

Over the weekend, my friend Alex turned 30 and celebrated with a pool party on her rooftop pool in Santa Monica. The weather wasn't quite warm enough for swimming, but it was nice enough to wear a sundress over my bikini and enjoy the sunshine, barbecued ribs, and champagne. After the party, Gabe and I grabbed dinner with Bunz and Sarah on the Promenade and I took advantage of (hopefully) the last time I'll be able to wear boots to dinner this season before the weather really starts to turn warm.

On a side note, all fashion designers (professionally trained or self-taught) who are interested in being on Season 2 of Bravo's "The Fashion Show"Hosted by Isaac Mizrahi, there's an open casting call in a city near you (Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, NYC, and Chicago). My friend Kati is doing the casting and is looking for people with a vision and design skills. Check it out if you're interested!

imjage via bravotv.com

27 comments:

Leah said...

Lovely dress Valerie... and love the color of your sweater too. Happy birthday to your friend. xoxo

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Love that dress! That is so cool how your friend is casting for Isaac's show. So fun! I heart your MK gold watch. I just got the silver one, but I love the gold one. Too many decisions!

Couture Carrie said...

Really fun pics and looks! Love that off the shoulder top!

xoxox,
CC

Gabriel said...

Barbecued ribs and champagne... that has to be a first. Who doesn't love a good pool party?

A.Co said...

SO NICE! YUM!

She sure doesn't LOOK 30!

AS IF your friend is doing casting! How cool is that?!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Josie said...

You are too cute. That dress is adorable, and that sweater is an absolutely gorgeous color on you!
xxoo Josie
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Lorena said...

That's a nice greenish color on that off the shoulder top ! FIts marvelously :)
I had not heard of the Isaac Mizrahi project... looking forward to seeing it on TV!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday to Alex! And I absolutely adore that dress on you, Valerie - I can't believe you've had it for so long...it looks brand new!! :)

Marcie said...

I love your H&M sweater. You are such a cute dresser! It is great to know that 30 is the new 20 because my 30th is rapidly approaching. :)

xoxo
Marcie

Katie said...

Love the H&M sweater look! You look gorgeous.

coolboy said...

happy birthday to your friend wow nice outfit i like your dress

Fifth Sparrow said...

That sweater is such a gorgeous colour on you! The cake also looks pretty awesome! xx

Jessica said...

you are too cute! love that floral dress. <3

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BarelyVogue said...

Happy Belated B'day Alex! Love tyhe cake
xx
sahi
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the red bungalow said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! So glad you enjoyed :)

And I have to agree, as I realize I'm closer to 30 than 20 now I just think HELL 30 certainly IS the new 20! lol.

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Ashley J said...

Yay, I love your blog! I just turned 30 in March so I hope you celebrated your friends birthday to the fullest! Thanks for the comment on my blog:)

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

Mara said...

you both look so pretty! (and she looks wayyy younger than 30!) I'm glad you had fun !!

Elaine said...

Happy birthday to your friend!! Great looks both of you!

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Kate's Rant said...

Thanks Val! Your post looks so great and indeed that sweater is a winner! I still regret not getting one. You're posting is awesome!! If any designers want to be on The Fashion Show, call 323.410.0274 for more info or check out www.dltcasting.com for the open call locations and times!! :) ~ Kati

Nicole Marie said...

that cake looks so good!!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

30 is absolutely the new 20! The cake and all your girls are gorgeous - happy birthday to your friend!!

Kristin said...

That's right lady! Viva la 30s!

vicky h. said...

oooh my gosh, that cake looks to die for! what a fun birthday and super cute pictures!

xox
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i'm a tol man. said...

bbq ribs!!!! summer is right around the corner val! soon you wont need a bday for an excuse to put go swimming, eat ribs, and drink alllllll day!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Happy birthday Alex!

incessantdieter said...

Thanks for commenting on my post.

Love the teal on you!!

I am a follower now, hope you'll follow me too.

Erica Leigh said...

the party looks like it was fun! that cake looks sooo good.

love the print of your dress & the green sweater! i need to go to h&m more often.

♥ erica
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