Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I am 35 years old, and I feel okay about it.  This morning when I was struggling to find something fun and “birthday-like” in my wardrobe I did feel a bit matronly.  I didn't like any of my clothes, my hair isn't acting nice, I feel as though I look… well like a 35 year old mom.  But then I got dressed and my sister took me to Starbucks and we had a fun commute to work and now I am on a Webinar and being inundated with happy birthday messages on Facebook and in email and I feel so much better.

By the way, I am wearing my new black tank with ruffles on it from Ann Taylor with a black drapey cardigan from Ann Taylor from like a decade ago that I found on a shelf in my closet, my NYDJ jeans and a pair of pewter snakeskin pointy-toed pumps I bought on clearance from Nordstrom like a year ago but haven't had the situation or foot strength (I lost all my high-heel tolerance when pregnant) to rock.  Well I am rocking them today and they make me feel less like a dumpy 35-year old mom and more like me. 

So I indulged in a venti light java chip frappucinno which is helping me get through a very dry Web conference, and I look forward to seeing my husband and baby at 3:15 and an early release from work today.  Thinking sushi for dinner…

Life is pretty darn great!

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28 Comments

  1. April 24, 2010 / 4:02 pm

    Okay so I’m totally late but, I was going through your blogs and had to comment that January 28 is my birthday too! I’m a 33 year old mom of 4, so we are close in age! Gotta love the 30s! God bless you and your family and thank you for keeping up this blog. It is so helpful!

  2. January 31, 2010 / 1:09 am

    Happy belated birthday!

  3. January 29, 2010 / 10:29 pm

    Happy Birthday! I had no idea how old you were and never would have guessed that you were close to my age (I may be a bit older). You look beautiful and youthful! Hope you had a super fantastic birthday with your family.

  4. Kara P.
    January 29, 2010 / 2:31 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    The “mom” birthdays are a little different aren’t they?! Nothing makes you feel old like a body that’s not the way it used to be!
    Thanks for sharing the good and bad with us all. It’s refreshing.

  5. Sarah
    January 29, 2010 / 5:23 am

    Happy Birthday! Have a blessed 35th year!

  6. Anonymous
    January 29, 2010 / 1:22 am

    Hope you are having a great day Allie! I have to tell you that I bought a new Muse dress from Nordstrom. I had never heard of that brand before reading your blogs. Anyway, it’s on sale now for 50 dollars and I love it! Thanks for the idea and happy birthday! Kathleen

  7. January 29, 2010 / 12:43 am

    Happy Birthday Allie! I hope you are having a wonderful evening! Are you giving yourself a beauty birthday gift this year?

    P.S. Let’s see those shoes! 🙂

  8. January 29, 2010 / 12:36 am

    Happy Birthday Allie! Enjoy dinner!

  9. Margot
    January 28, 2010 / 11:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Allie!
    I hope you find yourself again separate from the all consuming activity that is motherhood. Our bodies change, but we are still the same person inside.

    Our babies are worth the changes in my opinion, but I don’t think anything truly prepares us for the “before us, and the after us.”

    I hope the day is all you want it to be and your outfit sounds lovely.

  10. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    You are pretty darn great! Happy Birthday!

  11. January 28, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    Happy B-day. Hope that you have a beautiful day!!!

  12. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 / 9:51 pm

    Happy Birthday, and thanks SO much for continuing to blog, in whatever capacity fits for you right now!

  13. January 28, 2010 / 9:42 pm

    Happy Birthday! Like everyone else I love you blog! Thanks for showing me how to be short and curvy – yet fashionable!

  14. Tara
    January 28, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    As a fellow 35 year old mom, I can relate to your struggle to feel cute and fun. Happy birthday! I get so much from reading your blog–I hope you know how much you have to offer your “public”.

  15. January 28, 2010 / 6:46 pm

    Happy, happy birthday!! I hope it’s a wonderful day and year!

  16. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 / 6:39 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yay for sushi!

  17. Aimee K.
    January 28, 2010 / 6:05 pm

    Happy Birthday! Finally a “girlfriend” who is older than me (34) 😉

  18. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 / 6:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Allie!!

    Get back on those heels! 🙂

    -Lana

  19. January 28, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    You are still young in the way you approach the world so I doubt you will be approaching your “middle years” any time soon!

  20. January 28, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    Many Many Happy returns of the Day

  21. January 28, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  22. LT
    January 28, 2010 / 5:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Allie!!

  23. January 28, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m going to be 35 this year as well. I hope you have a great day and that Mr. Allie makes you an amazing dinner tonight (or better yet, takes you out.)

  24. January 28, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    happy birthday! having passed into my 30s fairly recently but approaching the “middle years” quickly, i feel you! but we can still be fashionable and gorgeous– more so now that we have the years of experience and really know our true selves, right?? 😉

  25. Anonymous
    January 28, 2010 / 4:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! Trust me, the best is yet to come!

    Christine xo

  26. January 28, 2010 / 4:27 pm

    Happy Birthday. I’ve never communicated with you before but I am compelled to wish you the best on your 35th and to let you know it means a lot to me (and a lot of other readers I am sure) that you decided to write here again. I was saddened by your initial announcement. Enjoy this special day.

  27. January 28, 2010 / 3:47 pm

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for being a source of inspiration to this Mama-to-be. I hope your special day is absolutely wonderful!

  28. January 28, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    Happy birthday, beautiful! I hope something eventually leaped out of that closet that made you feel like the goddess you are.

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