Birthday Suit

Today’s my birthday! Yup – I’m 31 years old today. Crazy! I still feel like I’m 21. Okay, maybe a little wiser than 21. Oh and I’m DEFINITELY more fashionable than I was when I was 21. I’m hoping 31 will be my best year yet!

I hope to not only get married this year (Notice my white dress?), but also start a family! Am I pregnant now? No, I’m not (many of you have asked). But I’m no spring chicken, so I don’t want to wait too long to have kids. So will the baby or the wedding come first? I honestly don’t know. But we are happy no matter what order those things happen in. We are in love and in this for the long haul. That’s all that matters 🙂

So in honor of my engagement and future wedding I decided to wear white this morning! How adorable is this dress? It’s so cute and fun and PERFECT to wear on your birthday! Or maybe even an rehearsal dinner dress? I’ll have to save this dress! Ha!

And now that I have this incredible engagement ring, it’s hard to find jewelry that could ever compare – but this necklace comes pretty dang close right? This fab statement necklace is so fun. I love wearing it with a dress, but it can also be worn more casually (I’ll do a more casual post with it soon!)

Oh and many of you have asked what I use on my eyebrows. It’s honestly my secret weapon for makeup. I use THIS eyebrow pencil. It is FAB! I have darker eyebrow but I still use the blonde pencil. I don’t like my eyebrows to look too dark – I feel like that’s when the start looking “drawn in.” Hope you guys love it as much as I do.

And what do you guys think about my hair? I’m thinking it’s time for a haircut soon. I haven’t had one in MONTHS!

As always, tweet me with pics if you ever get any of my recommendations! I’ll RT 🙂 And I would just love to see this stuff on YOU guys!


24 Thoughts

24 thoughts on “Birthday Suit

  1. Happy birthday, Ali!!! So happy for all the good things that are happening in your life, and hope this year is full of many more!

  2. OMG this is THE best post yet! Happy Birthday! So excited to hear about the engagement and baby plans! I get married on Saturday! This is such an exciting time for you! PS Absolutely OBSESSED with the statement necklace!

  3. Happy Happy Birthday! Love the dress! Love the hair longer!!!! Congrats on your engagement!! I say wait a year to have kids, but that is just my experience. I think it is important to have that first year bonding as husband and wife first. I do look forward to seeing baby pics.

  4. Happy Birthday! Welcome to the 31 club and best of luck with the wedding/baby plans! I had my first at 30, right before my two year anniversary, and I’m due with my second in March. Parenthood is awesome, and you are smart to want kids young, as they take up a lot of energy! My advice whether you get married first or not is to take a few memorable trips together, as you want have that freedom again for awhile!

  5. You and Kevin will have the most adorable babies! SO excited to hear it’s in the works. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to following your wedding and baby news!

  6. Happy Birthday Ali… Also congratulations on your engagement. So exciting! Love when you post on Instagram… Looking forward to your future posts on wedding news and baby. And yes… About cutting your hair. It’s beautiful long but I absolutely love your short haircut.

  7. Jazybaby84

    Happy birthday Ali & congratulations on your engagement!! Glad you’ve had a good 31st, it’s mine on the 19th ?

  8. Happy Birthday Ali! I am so happy for the next chapter for you and Kevin, and I wish you guys nothing but the best. I love seeing your SnapChats because y’all are always so happy and just enjoying each other to the fullest. I pray God blesses you with another wonderful year! 🙂

  9. Omg, I’m so in love with your ring! You must stare at it all day! I think you’d look fantastic with a cut pretty short in the back and longer in front, so that it looks like your pics with hair up lately!

  10. Happy Birthday Ali!! 31 sure looks great on you!! I am 51, and still feel 31…ha! I think this will be a fabulous year for you……marriage and hopefully starting a family! My daughter is 29 already……time sure flies by fast!! You need to give your sweet niece a cousin soon!

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  12. Hi Ali! Happy belated birthday and congrats on your engagement! I say do wedding first, then baby. I got married last October at age 31 as well and then we just had our first baby 2 months ago! (Honeymoon baby…whoops! Lol). Of course what ever order you do it in will be amazing, but speaking from experience, wedding planning is fun and exciting and takes a lot of time and commitment. And so is having a baby. I’m glad it happened the way it did for us so I could thoroughly enjoy both experiences! My little girl was born just 2 weeks after my 32nd birthday. I may be considered an "older mom"
    for my first but I wouldn’t have it any other way! She’s my whole world! Best of luck to you! Xoxo

  13. And ps AMAZING ring and super cute dress. Definitely save it for the rehearsal dinner or an engagement party if you have one!

  14. Happy birthday Ali! Love your hair short and think it would look great if you cut it shorter in the back and longer in the front. All the pics of you with your hair pulled back show you can pull it off! Hope you had a wonderful day.

  15. Happy Birthday! Just start collecting White dresses/outfits all year long. It was so hard to find the right white dress for all my wedding activities at the time. Wish I would have been prepared. And on the "getting up there" with reference to your age for babies… You are oh so young still. I just had my first at 38 and will be trying for my second in a few months at 40. Had no problems getting pregnant. Just take care of yourself and you will be fine! Congrats on the engagement!

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