“Birthday dinner”

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” -Voltaire

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Hello everyone!

If you are following me on Facebook and Instagram , you would have noticed that my birthday was this past weekend – on Mother’s day! I had such an awesome time celebrating with family and friends. I am beyond THANKFUL for another year of life, of health and countless other blessings and when I say thankful, I strongly mean that.

May 12th has always been a happy day for me because my birthday is like my personal holiday; but since 2010, after the devastating earthquake that occurred in my home country (Haiti) on January 12th, 2010, this date has been bittersweet. Everyone I know who is from Haiti lost someone on that fateful day whether it was a family member or a friend and in some cases, multiple victims made up of a combination of the two. For me, January 12th, 2010 took away a cousin who was very dear to me – more like a sister – a twin as we often referred to each other due to the fact that we were born on the same day, in the same hospital, 15 minutes apart. Sometimes I think of her and I wonder why I continue to celebrate birthdays whereas her family and I simply hold on to memories of her – wishing she were still among us.

I am not simply lucky. I am blessed to be here to fulfill a special purpose and to live a full life. For that reason I continue to celebrate our special day although she is gone. I must make her proud by trying my best to aspire to inspire before I expire. *RIP & Happy birthday L.P. *

This is what I wore to dinner:

Outfit details: Crop top: Necessary Clothing | Bedazzled skirt: H&M (sold out) I am also wearing a longer skirt under the bedazzled one because I wanted a high waist/crop top look. Have to be creative sometimes (affordable sequins skirt here or here. | Rings: Prima Donna (jewelry boutique in Manhattan – Love their accessories) | Shoes: Zara (available in blue, coral and black)

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Feel free to comment below and let me know what you guys think of this look. In my next post, I will show how I added a statement piece to upgrade this look for my after party. Thanks for stopping by.

Edwina

Photography: Nathalie JB

14 Comments

  1. Franzel
    05/17/2013 / 9:20 AM

    Great outfit!!!

  2. Sagine
    05/16/2013 / 1:58 PM

    From all of your outfits, this one is to die for. I love everything about it.

    • 05/16/2013 / 2:10 PM

      I think this one is also my favorite. Lol thanks so much love 😉

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