Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit

12.26.2013

Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit

Rhinestone Stud Earrings: from Japan. Gemstone Necklace: DIY (tutorial coming soon!). Long-sleeved Shirt: UNIQLO HEATTECH. Rings: c/o Diamond Candles, DIY Pretty Pearl Ring, Forever 21, mocha, my wedding rings. Bangles: c/o Persona, DIY Spike Bangle (tutorial here). Hard-Sided Blue Clutch: ASOS (similar hereOutfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit). Gemstone-Print Skirt from a Shower Curtain: DIY (how-to here) (kind of similar here, in a polka dot version). Wedge-Heel Lace-Up Boots: thrifted Forever 21 (similar here.)

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo OutfitAnd yes indeed, Saturday was my birthday. And it was a milestone birthday – wherein I turned the shocking, over-the-hill age of 35.  Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit Hahaha, just kidding. Well, I did turn that age, but I hardly feel over the hill. Always, while growing up, the age of 35 seemed ancient to my friends and I. Totally in the realm of adulthood. Heading for the retirement home, the early bird special, toupees, freeway driving at 35 mph, and the like. Almost ready to be put out to pasture. Heck, 25 seemed interminably old, but 35 was like different generation old.Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo OutfitAnd now here I am, certainly not ready to be put out to pasture yet! I’m surprised at where I am now (which most certainly wasn’t in THE PLAN) when I was growing up; happily surprised at some of the things I have and disappointed at some of the things I don’t. Of course, I’ve gained things with age (including knowledge – what I wouldn’t give to have known what I do now back when I was in my early 20′s!), so it isn’t all bad. But it’s a huge wake-up call as well.

Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit

LOVING my Persona beaded bracelet (right wrist). Been pairing it with everything lately!

I haven’t gotten anything done on my list! is the cry that reverberates in my soul. Yikes. Well, I better get started then.

And make a new list.Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo OutfitOutfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo OutfitI wore a very similar version of this outfit to Lucky FABB back in October. But for my birthday I switched out the Kai-Aakmann slouchy sweatshirt for a UNIQLO HEATTECH top, and I have to admit I was burning up all.day.long.Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit

Can’t wait to share the DIY for this fun pendant necklace! It’s probably going to be more than just the tutorial, but have to wait to share.

I think I’ve now officially crossed over into the mindset of “I HATE birthdays.” Perhaps I’ll try to stay over-the-hill 35 for the next couple of years, then reassess.

Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfitxo
Carly

P.S. Saturday was also Lil Tot’s testing for his next Taekwondo belt. He managed to qualify after 4 board breaks and get his Orange Belt. I wore this to his testing as well, hence the convoluted title.




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7 Comments on Outfit 12.21.13: Belated Birthday Taekwondo Outfit

    • carlyjcais
      12.27.2013 at 9:57 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you, Pixelhazard! They’re totally statement pieces, which is why I keep pulling them out to wear them – I just love a bold statement ;-)

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  1. Dominika Kolarova
    12.27.2013 at 3:31 am (4 months ago)

    Carly you look wonderful on the picture! Love your hair styling! I just turned 26 and I can tell you that freaking out is normal! Feels like I am running out of time! So the best thing to do is to Is What You Dreams Tell You To Do. It is never too late! Let 2014 be the year to remember! ;)
    Dominika
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    • carlyjcais
      12.27.2013 at 9:56 am (4 months ago)

      Haha, thank you Dominika! Yes, it seems every milestone year there is definitely a freakout that accompanies it :-) I remember 25 and freaking out then…but 35 is like that to 10th power!! Yes, 2014 is the YEAR TO DO IT!! Let it be a fabulous one so that there is no freakout next birthday, just a sense of accomplishment :-)

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  2. Patrycja
    1.03.2014 at 3:23 am (4 months ago)

    35?! Really?! You look amazing. I love your skirt and necklace.

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    • carlyjcais
      1.06.2014 at 8:27 am (3 months ago)

      Yup, 35 (though I can hardly believe it!). Thanks so much for your kind words, Patrycja. :-)

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