Monday, September 30, 2013

My Birthday Suit at 27


I always thought by 27 I'd be totally sophisticated---I'd be a published writer, I would have fully learned to appreciate jazz music, and I'd definitely have learned how to stop leaving my shoes by the front door.

While I'm not exactly as chic as I thought I'd be, I figured that for my birthday, I could at least pretend---


It's funny how a leather-trimmed white button-up and a pencil skirt really do something for your ego (otherwise known as Mrs. Classy Sophie Stication herself).

Add a red lip, and I was feeling like I could conquer the world (or at least make a killer batch of homemade crescent rolls).


Basically what I'm trying to say is that although I'm not as sophisticated as I'd like to be, I think I'm a bit further along than I was at 19, when I lived in a pasta-stained Utah State t-shirt from my job working the on-campus fast food pasta station and secretly listened to MMBop on repeat.

This birthday has also been a good excuse for me to really start taking a good look at my life and creating some big dreams for myself. (Stay tuned---later this week, I'm posting up my life's bucket list, at least as it stands right now).

Classiness and dreams aside, however, I've gotta say this:

I may not have it all together at 27, but I sure feel like I have it all---

an adoring husband,

a comfortable apartment,

a reasonably fulfilling job,

a deep testimony of the reality of my Savior Jesus Christ,

and a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake in the fridge.

It's a good life.

Happy birthday to me!

5 comments:

  1. way to rock the outfit. you look stellar. happy birthday lady :)

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  2. Loving the leather trimmed top!! Happy Birthday Torrie!!! I'll be dropping by soon to wish you in person a beautiful birthday.

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  3. 27 is looking good on you! happy birthday!

    also -- where did you get that fabulous shirt?! i'm loving leather accents these days...

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  4. Looking great in your birthday suit Mrs. Grown Up and Sophisticated! Those leather accents are my favourite part of the outfit ;)
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