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Summer 2018

5 Different Outfits for Summer Birthdays

 

Dina in circle sunglasses and a pale floral jumpsuit

By Dina Merani
Photography: @ashcaitphoto (Ashley Caitlin)

Outfit: La Belle Vita

May is my favorite month after December. Why December ? Well, you all probably know that December has Christmas and that’s the reason why I love December. When December starts my heart is always full of  joy and happiness. But wait, this time I am not gonna talk about December.  I would like to share with y’all why I love May so much. May is the month that I am always waiting for. I love this month a lot because this is my Birthday Month and for me my birthday is really important. When April comes, I’m always so excited that the next month will be my month, a month that I can still have breath and have another year to live in this beautiful world. When I was child I’d always celebrate my birthday and I’d always prepare for it starting in April. I’d ask my parents to have a little party for me, so I can invite my close friends. Birthday parties, starting at 1 year old is a tradition in our family, especially for little kids to invite their friends. For my family, the first thing that we do for a birthday is wake up in the morning and pray together for the person who’s birthday it is. I still keep up that tradition. When my birthday comes, I always try to throw a party and I ask my mother, my auntie and cousins to help me to arrange the party.  My mom usually buys me a dress for my party to wear on that day.  I don’t usually go out to a restaurant for celebrate it, but my family will cook some food and I will invite my friends to come to my house. I will plan this all month and that’s the reason I love May. Speaking of birthday party and dress, my birthday is coming really soon. My birthday is gonna be on May 20th and I am so excited about that. I am not gonna have a party like I used to do because I am not in my home. However, two weeks before my birthday I already prepared my outfits to make my birthday special, I asked our talented photographer Jazz to take some pictures of me for my birthday. I also am so excited to write this because I am gonna share some summer birthday outfits ideas for you all to wear on your birthday. If your birthday is in summer, these are 5 different outfit

ideas from me to you to wear on your special day.

1. Dress

Dress up like you are a queen on your birthday. It will make you feel so much happiness and you will feel special. Just like this picture of our Alumni President Michelle. Doesn’t she look so happy? Yass!! She looks so happy with this cute and fancy dress and crown. It made her feel like a queen on her 22nd birthday last year. I really like this picture of her and chose this picture of her to tell to you all that we can always be happy and make the day special. Dress up and go out for dinner with your friends! This type of dress will look pretty on you like the beautiful Michelle. Also, you can match this dress with your high heels.

Michelle in purple wrap dress, crown holding up the peace sign in each hand

 

2.  Maxi Dress

Aprilia in a long floral navy dress

(Aprilia Seseray), friend of mine.

This long dress is also good for this weather, so I recommended you wear a maxi dress if you are a girl who doesn’t like fancy dress. Match it with your favorite heels to make you looks more pretty.

3.  Pants with Top 

Dina in pink wide legged pants with laces up the hips and a pale pink tank

If you don’t want to wear a dress for a party, long pants can be a good idea for you. Choose a color of pants that you would like to wear and try to match it with your favorite top. Make it shine for yourself girls. This outfits, I wore for my birthday photoshoot, stay tuned for it on my Instagram ( @dmerani95) and they are gonna be awesome pictures.

4.  Long Jumpsuit

Dina in the floral jumpsuit again

Long jumpsuits are also my favorite closet item to wear for a party. This is just simple and easy to wear and I always feel comfortable when I wear any type of jumpsuit.  This jumpsuit is from La Belle Vita.

5.  Romper 

Aprilia in a black romper

( Aprilia Seseray )

Last but not least, this romper worn by my beautiful friend Aprilia. As you all can see, this is just a simple outfit, but isn’t it pretty? Yes, absolutely. This looks so pretty. Also, because in the summer the sun doesn’t set until long after dinner and it’s warm, why not? Try this kind of outfit on your birthday party. That would be a perfect outfit. This outfit can be worn on a restaurant near the beach.  You could enjoy the view by the beach; it’s the best thing ever.

Girls… you all should dress up and Look like a queen on your birthday and make it special for you. Even though it just happens once a year, you can be thankful for another year given to you from God and be happy. I hope you girls like this and enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for spending your time to read this.

Summer 2017

Stars and Stripes

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to rock our red, white and blue! Here are three casual outfits perfect for spending this Independence Day in style.

Megan

The Fourth of July is honestly one of my favorite holidays, mostly because of the magic that I feel is inherent in fireworks and sparklers. Some of my favorite memories are of going to Flathead Lake for their fireworks display, cuddling up in a blanket and watching the glittering explosions rain down on me from my boat. That, to me, is quintessentially summer and I love nothing more than the feeling of excitement and glee that accompanies those moments.

I brought some of that whimsy into this look with my star choker, which I bought recently from American Eagle. Honestly, I didn’t even buy it with this shoot in mind so the fact that this opportunity came up basically was fate. Fourth of July magic at work, people.

For my outfit, I tried to emulate the good ol’ American flag with my red and white striped long-sleeve which I got from the sale section of Forever 21. Let me tell you, that gigantic and messy sale section actually can have some amazing finds. Speaking of amazing finds, I paired my flag-top with these vintage shorts from Betty’s Divine! They are honestly my favorite find ever and I wear them everyday. Plus, they aren’t just made-to-look vintage, they are actually-came-from-the-past vintage! Amazing! And of course, I had to finish the look of with a favorite of mine and of America’s: my original Chucks from Nordstrom Rack.

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Aline

July 4th really snuck up on me this year. I swear just a second ago it was May, I had just gotten done with finals and those flowers that April showers famously bring around were popping up everywhere. Then I blinked; and the wildflowers on the mountains had shriveled up due to the hot Montana sun and I suddenly had to go to my closet and find my best and brightest red, white and blue.

The 4th of July is definitely iconic. It’s a time where everything feels like it could be out of a summertime Coca Cola commercial and people escape the bustling city and find sanctuary at their lake houses and cabins. I don’t have a lake house. I don’t have a cabin. But I do have some clothes fit for a Coca Cola commercial so basically, I’m killing it.

For my outfit for this independence day I tried to create a classic and quirky look. My red and blue button-down from Urban Outfitters is perfect for the July heat since made from crazy light weight fabric and my light wash American Eagle shorts are comfortable and a light enough shade of blue to almost qualify as the “white” in the American color scheme.

I chose to thrown some Converse on my feet since they are classic and a shoe I never regret wearing. And lastly I accessorized with a star studded blue choker from Zara and a navy scrunchy from H&M to jazz up the look and give some extra American flag flair. And there you have it, an outfit perfectly patriotic and fit for any 4th of July affair! Happy Birthday, America. I like living in you.

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Michelle

Whether you’re spending this Fourth of July barbecuing with your family, hanging out at home or enjoying some time on the water, it’s always fun to dress for the occasion. The Fourth of July has quickly become one of my favorite holidays. Family time, delicious food and sweet summer sunshine all accompanied by pops of red, white and blue, make my heart happy to put it quite simply.

For my outfit this year I’m wearing this adorable blue and white striped button up from the Who What Wear collection at Target. I’ve been looking for a piece like this for ages, and couldn’t believe it when I placed this gem in my red plastic shopping cart a few weeks back. I paired it with some light wash distressed denim shorts from Forever 21 and my white Converse sneakers, for that cool and casual Americana vibe.

As for the red in my red, white and blue, I tied a red bandana from Madewell in my hair, and applied both red lipstick and nail polish for extra pops of color. Happy Fourth, everyone! Have fun, be safe, and wear something you feel amazing in.

Photography by McKenna Munden | @kennaphotography