Dress: Lulu's // Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction // Earrings: Sugarfix by Baublebar via Target // Lips: Mac "Brave"
Yup, it's my birthday! This year I wanted to do an elegant birthday shoot which was shot at one of my favorite photography spots in Rochester: the George Eastman Museum. The plan was to shoot along the gardens with 5-6 confetti balloons in my hand which was such a cute idea in my head. One of the lessons that I seem to be learning again and again in life is that nothing goes as planned. Those 6 balloons that I had in my hand? Three of them managed to pop right when I got there. The other three that I had in my hand? It turned out to be a windy day and we couldn't get any good shots of them! haha. In the past, I would've been super frustrated and hating myself for not "planning" better. But I'm slowly beginning to learn that perfection isn't real and life's too short to get frustrated over everything. So many years, I've spent putting so much time and energy into this idea of perfection and never being satisfied with anything or myself in the end. Do you know how exhausting that is?! Instead, that day I decided to laugh about the entire situation! Seriously we made a mess of that garden and if you follow me on Instagram (@ruyakiraccc) then you would've seen all the confetti that was everywhere! Who cares if it didn't turn out perfect? And the irony is that despite the shoot being less than perfect, it turned out to be my favorite outfit post of all time!
Plus the dress just made everything better! Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and we all know how much I love an exposed back. And I seem to be obsessed with earrings lately and heard about the new Baublebar for Target collection so I went there a couple of weeks ago (everything is selling out so fast!) and picked these up which was the last pair. You can't tell in the photos, but the white part is actually pink marble! So unique. I hope they do more collections together in the future!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm spending my birthday stuffing my face with good food and doing some good shopping! Have a great weekend everyone!
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