What I Wore Today: 04/01/2012 (Birthday outfit take one)

Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.

One of the cool things about having a birthday dinner with my family before my actual birthday is that I get to have two birthday outfits. See last year's birthday outfits here and here.

For dinner last night, I wanted to wear this spike-studded headband, which I hope looks more like a punk rock tiara than like something the Stature of Liberty might wear, though Ryan thought the whole outfit had a bit of a Cleopatra look to it, so who knows. 

To soften the studded headband, I wore a girly dress (also because I do still like to feel like a princess on my birthday, just like I did when I was 3 -- I even twirled a bit as you can see.)

I love wearing my biker jacket with a girly dress. Something about the combination makes me feel like an Italian girl on the back of a vespa, speeding through the streets of Rome.

As you can probably tell, it's not so much practicality or rules of style, but rather various mingled fantasies that primarily direct my sartorial choices. I'm ok with that.

Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.
Birthday outfit: tiered dress from Anthopologie, silver flats, studded headband, faux leather biker jacket, snake arm cuff, studded bracelet, bangles, wishbone ring, etc.

Tiered dress - Anthropologie, gift from my brother a few Christmases ago (also seen here)

Silver flats - Payless

Black, tan, and gold handbag - Target

Spike-studded headband - Urban Outfitters

Studded bracelet - Gap

Diamond two-tone watch - Citizen

Bangles - Target

Snake arm band - don't remember, had forever

Nameplate necklace - custom made

Wishbone ring - Jewelmint

Clauddagh - Seventh Street Gifts