Aquarius Rising

29 and still flawless. That's how I'm rolling today and for the next year.

Eight years ago, friends and I waited rather impatiently for midnight. On that blustery cold night we huddled around a cupcake dimly lit by a scrawny bodega candle, I made a wish and blew out my candle. We then proceeded to hit up the infamous Studio B where I could proudly display my of-age ID. It feels like yesterday but that could be because my birthday wish remains the same throughout the years: to experience unadulterated happiness and create memories with those closest to me.

This year, I'll wish for the same and keep the gang nearby as the celebrations go into the night (snow or no snow).

I'm so excited for the sweet ride life has given me and can't wait to share the journey. But before I kick off the birthday extravaganza this weekend I wanted to share two suitable dresses (both from Express) for anyone born in the month of love or looking for style ideas come Valentine's Day.


The little black Express dress never fails for a night out on the town. I love the details on this textured dress and the floral applique at the bottom of the dress so cute. (I shot these looks during office hours and this look was the department's favorite).

I paired this with my favorite suede over-the-knee boots and a fur vest.

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Another favorite for the weekend (and Valentine's Day) is this Express floral fit and flare dress. This is a bit more snug than the other dress so I recommend you size up. As for styling, I went for my favorite mustard clutch and a few statement baubles.

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Created in collaboration with Express and Shopstyle.

Photos by Briana Balducci.