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Hello everyone! I hope you all have been doing well because I know I have! This past weekend I was able to celebrate my 22ndbirthday with some of my best friends. I truly feel so grateful for the relationships I have in my life. I knew that 22 would be a big year for many reasons. This is the year I’m graduating college and hopefully venturing to NYC or another big city on either coast. It will be a year of many lasts and many firsts. I also knew that I needed to celebrate this birthday in style! I wanted to spend my birthday money wisely, so I bought a new outfit. That’s practical, right? My life has been crazy busy the past few weeks and time has been more tight than ever. So I ran up to the outlets in Lehi, UT and grabbed my dress and statement necklace from the J. Crew Factory. I always have the best luck there and students get an additional 15 percent discount. I have to use it while I can right?! I quickly became enamored by this print on the dress. I loved the long sleeves to transition to winter but the cut and length in the front was perfect for the last weekend of summer. Although there’s a lot going on with the print, I felt the necklace added just the right final touch. The necklace will continue to be a great add on for many other pieces in my closet. It’s crazy to think summer has come to a close and fall is here, but I couldn’t be more excited for all my adventures waiting ahead!

Dress: J. Crew Factory

Necklace: J. Crew Factory

Heels: BP Shoes {old, similar}

Lipstick: Nordstrom |MAC red|

Photos: Melissa Henrie

Hair: Lindsay Bate