Birthday Bliss

Photos by Molly of A Piece of Toast

Blazer: Nasty Gal, old (Similar version by TopShop); Shorts: Zara, old; Tank: Bandit Brand (from a boutique in Dallas); Boots: DV by Dolce Vita, old (Similar version by Chinese Laundry ON SALE!); Twitter Handle Necklace: Bauble Bar; Gem Strand Necklace: c/o Bauble Bar; Watch: Michael Kors; Gold Elephant Bangle: Bauble Bar; Pave Cone Bangles: c/o Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lipstick: Mac Redd

Welp, its official.  As of today, December 17, 2012 at 4:13pm, I will be 31 years old.

And after a full weekend of celebrations (and 2 more today!), I can honestly say that I feel really, really freaking loved.

Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes, and messages, and emails, and tweets! You guys are the best!

And in honor of my birthday, Bauble Bar is offering a special birthday discount* for all my readers for the next 48 hours! Enjoy 15% off your purchase when you use the code COURTNEYBIRTHDAY! Isn’t that, like, the best birthday present ever?!?! Thanks, Bauble Bar!  Click here to shop!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Bauble Bar is also hosting today’s Christmas Giveaway! Make sure you enter through the rafflecopter below for your chance at winning the Gem Strand Necklace I am wearing above! (If the rafflecopter doesn’t load just refresh your browser!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(*Discount is valid 12/17/12 at 12:01AM EST – 12/18/12 at 11:59PM EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Discount taken after vault points are applied. Offer not valid on personalized pieces, gift sets, or Buried Bauble promotions. Items from the ELLE Holiday Shop: Shop Designers collection are final sale.)

Thanks again for all the birthday love!




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126 Responses to Birthday Bliss

  1. Jen Hines says:

    I love bauble bar and thanks to you my hubby doesn’t haha love mixing simple necklaces with the chunky standout pieces! Necklaces are my weakness!! Xoxo

  2. Chris El says:

    Happy Birthday! Love your style :)

  3. Talia says:

    Happy Birthday Courtney! Have a fabulous day filled with leopard print and love :)

  4. Chris El says:

    And I love layering chain chunky chain necklaces with delicate sweaters. It’s a funky mix!

  5. Loooove the lace shorts & OTK boots combo. Good idea, maybe tights for me & my pastey white legs.

  6. Oh, and Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day :)

  7. Angela Thomasen says:

    Happy birthday Courtney!! Hope it’s the best year yet!

  8. Angela Thomasen says:

    Also I have chained/chunky necklaces layered over a simple button up! Classic

  9. Lindsay says:

    I love layering a chunky necklace over a white v-neck and jeans. I like dressing up a simple outfit! Happy B-Day!

  10. abby says:

    baublebar is quickly becoming one of my favorite websites! love this necklace!

  11. Elanna says:

    Happy Birthdy Courtney! I would style the necklace with a black leather dress

  12. Chelsea says:

    I am obsessed with Bauble Bar! Such cute pieces for very affordable prices! Happy birthday!

  13. Lindsay says:

    Love the outfit. The necklace and boots are great.

  14. Katey Warren says:

    Happy Birthday beauty! Love the necklace. Would layer with a few other gold necklaces I have over an LBD with a high necklace!

  15. Alissa says:

    My favorite way to style a layered chain necklace is to wear it with a black turtleneck and fur. It really bumps up the outfit!


  16. Naomi says:

    I especially love this necklace in the gunmetal finish.

    Happy birthday, by the way!

  17. Naomi says:

    I’d style this with an old baseball sleeved concert tee, a poofy skirt and skinny leggings.

  18. Kristen says:

    Happy Birthday! love bauble bar and love your style!

  19. Charlotte says:

    Happy Birthday Courtney!!!

  20. C O'Brien says:

    happy birthday!! i <3 lookin at your blog :)

  21. Kelly says:

    Happy Birthday!! I heart baublebar and that necklace is fab!

  22. Lindsay says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  23. Sami says:

    I love wearing layered necklaces over t-shirts to make them dressier :) Love those boots and Happy Birthday!

  24. Brenda M. says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  25. Wen says:

    Badass once again! Happy birthday!!! :)

  26. Meaghan Biederman says:

    Happy Birthday! Absolutely love this outfit, and of course BaubleBar! you have introduced me to so many awesome brands. I love it!

  27. Sara says:

    Happy Birthday!

  28. Sara says:

    LLLOOOOOVVVVEEE Bauble Bar too!

  29. Abby Rose says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the jacket!

  30. Abby Rose says:

    My favorite way to style a chunky necklace is with a button up blouse!

  31. Sara says:

    Happy Birthday!
    My favorite way to style a layered chain necklace is with a simple color collard shirt.

  32. Meaghan Biederman says:

    I would wear a layered chain necklace almost exactly like you did! I wear one simple gold necklace everyday- just a 3 stone chain from Rory Ashton and I would definitely layer it with that!

  33. Kelly says:

    Happy Birthday! I am so excited about this giveaway, I would wear the necklace with a plain black tee to make sure nothing else steals the spotlight!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  34. Erica says:

    Kind of obsessed with bauble bar and this outfit.

  35. Erica says:

    Is there any wrong way to layer necklaces? I think you can do it with almost everything, but my pesonal fav is to dress up a white tee and jeans.

  36. Lizz says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time.

  37. Lizz says:

    I like to style layered chains with scarves for a very bold statement on top.

  38. Lauren says:

    Hope you had a great birthday— love that blazer/outfit!


  39. Ariana says:

    Happy Birthday Courtney!! I can’t wait to get my weekly dose of you when your show premieres. Have a fabulous day!

  40. Kalli says:

    What a fun outfit and happy birthday! I love to layer chunky necklaces with thinner chained necklaces.

  41. Christine Pham says:

    Happy birthday Courtney!! have a wonderful day :)

  42. Kerin says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your 30’s, I know I certainly am :)

  43. Steph says:

    Happy birthday! I like to wear many necklaces by layering them all together over a solid white v-neck!

  44. Lindsey says:

    Happy Birthday fashionista! May your day be filled with glitz, glam, ad maybe a little gin!

  45. Love your blog and style!!
    I usually do a couple of dainty necklaces or one large statment necklace.

  46. Leah Watkins says:

    This outfit is great! Hope you had a fab birthday!

  47. Leah Watkins says:

    This outfit is great! Hope you had a fab birthday!

  48. Leah Watkins says:

    I love to style chunky layering necklaces over bold colored tops. I feel that it completes the look effortlessly.

  49. Carrie says:

    Happy Birthday!! OMG loving the shorts, and the whole outfit!! I have been in love with lace shorts forever now and its great to see you mixing them up for the “fall”, cause heck it doesn’t seem we are ever going to get a dang winter here in Oklahoma either!!! Super cute love love love it all!!

  50. Huong says:

    Happy happy, Courtney! As always, you look great! :) Have a wonderful day all dedicated to YOU!

  51. Elyse G. says:

    I love wearing my favorite necklace over a button up silk shirt *fingers crossed*

  52. Suzy says:

    Bauble Bar is quickly becoming one of my guilty pleasures!

  53. Suzy says:

    The layered chain is quite a statement on it’s own, so I like to go simple. White or black and let the necklace shine!

  54. You look amazing… happiest of birthdays to you, Courtney!!! Hope you have a great day.

  55. Stephanie says:

    I love that plaid blazer! Definitely thinking I need something plaid (pants, blazer) in my wardrobe soon.


  56. Stephanie says:

    Thank you again for offering us ANOTHER amazing giveaway:)

  57. I love bauble bar and am so excited to use your code! Happy Birthday!

  58. you look gorgeous Courtney! happiest of birthdays to you.. I hope it’s a wonderful day. (And thanks as always, for all of the love you show BaubleBar!)

  59. Isabel A. says:

    happy birthday! i really like how casual and cute your outfit is!

  60. Isabel A. says:

    i would wear the layered necklace with a v-neck t-shirt to allow the layers to show. thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Happy Happy Birthday!! You are the reason I know about Bauble Bar, and my closet and I are eternally grateful for it! OB.SESSED.

  62. Shannon Bradford says:

    Your birthday is on my Anniversary! Wishing you a blessed year and here’s to you finding your Mr.Right! You deserve Him!

  63. Shannon Bradford says:

    Your birthday is on my Anniversary! Wishing you a blessed year and here’s to you finding your Mr.Right! You deserve Him!

  64. Kristin T says:

    Happy Birthday!

  65. Kristin T says:

    I love layering necklaces with a LBD.

  66. Kate Gillett says:

    happy birthday!

  67. Sarah says:

    I had several items from Bauble Bar at the top of my Christmas List- so excited to see what treasures end up under my Christmas Tree.

  68. Kate Gillett says:

    love baublebar and you’re necklace!

  69. Kate Gillett says:

    I love to style a layered necklace with a high collar shirt to really let the necklace shine:)

  70. Katherine M. says:

    Happy birthday Courtney!! Thanks to you I am absolutely addicted to bauble bar! I love to style a layered necklace with a classic LBD and a bright colored, fun pair of heels.

  71. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday!

  72. Rachel Caruso says:

    This necklace would go great with my New Years outfit!!

  73. Kasey says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the blog and can’t wait for the show!

  74. Courtney says:

    Happy Birthday pretty girl!! loooove that necklace on you!

  75. Stephanie Wagner says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You look great in everything!! Enjoy this day!!

  76. Nikki says:

    Happy birthday to you! Love the lace shorts, I have the same pair, but didn’t know what to pair them with…thanks for the inspiration!

  77. Nikki says:

    I have a layered chain necklace that dresses up any basic t-shirt and boyfriend jeans…it’s my go to outfit for running errands on the weekends!

  78. Lindsey says:

    Happy Birthday!

  79. Lindsey says:

    I would wear that necklace with everything! Much like all Bauble Bar items!

  80. Katie says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the outfit and the necklace!

  81. Katie says:

    I love to style chunky necklaces over button up shirts. I think this one would look great with a menswear inspired plaid shirt!

  82. That tanktop is perf!

  83. My favorite way to style a chained necklace is with a dress of any sort with my fax fur vest!

  84. Meggy says:

    This whole look is adorable! Doesn’t seem like it should work but does. I especially dig the layered necklace look.

  85. Donna says:

    Love your blazer! Hope you had a fantastic birthday weekend!

  86. Amy says:

    You make 30s look so chic! I’m loving your giveaways these past couple days

  87. Mia says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  88. Mia says:

    My favorite way is to wear it with a tank top for a chic look!

  89. Janice says:

    Happy Birthday Courtney!! Another year of lookin fab!

  90. Janice says:

    My fav way to wear a chain necklace is over a simple button down, or plain colored shirt to spice it up!

  91. Jennifer says:

    Happy birthday!!

  92. karrie harper says:

    Happy birthday! Love today’s outfit post!

  93. karrie harper says:

    I love to wear strands with smaller necklaces closer to the top of my neck such as my initial ones from bauble bar!

  94. Alana says:

    Happy Birthday! Everyone I know have said their 30’s are the best years of their lives!

  95. Abbie says:

    I love layering it with other necklaces. I would probably pair that with a simple top and blazer in a fun color like cobalt blue or emerald green.

  96. Crystal says:

    Happy Birthday!

  97. Catherine says:

    I love to style necklaces over plain outfits, something that needs some major accessories!

  98. Catherine says:

    && Happy Birthday!! :)

  99. AH!!!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday! Super cute outfit! I love layering serval necklaces. Keeps my toddler busy with something to play with too!

  100. Leah says:

    Definitely with a J. Crew City Mini and Tippi Sweater!

  101. Nicole N says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m am going to be 31 soon too! You look fabulous and love the Bauble Bar necklace giveaway. You styled it so nicely.

  102. Nicole N says:

    I forgot to mention how I would style this. I would wear the necklace with a chunky sweater layered over a plaid collared shirt. Thanks!

  103. ashley macias says:

    Happy birthday courtney! The styling options with big chunky statement necklaces are endless!

  104. Shannon B says:

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! I adore your shirt & of course that perfect necklace! I adore the super girly necklace with the plaid! Great look!

  105. Erin Martinson says:

    Happy birthday! Love the look for today : )

  106. LaurenChristenson says:

    Happy birthday! LOVE the necklace! Been on the hunt for just that!

  107. Christina G says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the plaid jacket – may need to pick one up now!

  108. Courtney says:

    Would love to jazz up my holiday outfits with this pretty necklace!! :)

  109. Courtney says:

    I usually layer with smaller delicate ones and also other chunky ones all mixed in!! I try to vary the chain lengths for a polished look :)

  110. Courtney says:

    Love that necklace!

  111. AC says:

    Seriously loving the red lipstick. I have always wished I could pull that off!!

  112. Sarah says:

    First of all, I’m ob-sessed with how you styled this look. Flawless.

    Second, I would wear this necklace over a fuschia turtleneck tucked into a high waist satin mini and my favorite nude heels. Classic & perfect for a winter date night.

    Happy birthday!!

  113. Amanda says:

    Yay! Happy Birthday!!!

  114. Callie says:

    Happy Birthday Courtney! Thanks for inspiring me everyday with your fashion choices!!

  115. Callie says:

    Also, in winter, I love to style layered necklaces on top of plain sweaters to give them an extra kick!

  116. Daisy says:

    This may be my favorite outfit yet! I love the combination of the t-shirt with the lace shorts.

  117. emily johnston says:

    Happy Birthday Courtney!
    I am in love with this look!! It’s giving me inspiration on how to style my pair of lace shorts with more than just basic tshirt.
    I love to layer on lots of chain necklaces to create a new look out of my everyday jewelry!

  118. Happy Birthday Courtney!

    I love your shirt!

  119. I would style it with a simple black top and skinny jeans…Add a blazer and you’re good to go!

  120. Rennie says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

  121. Rebecca H says:

    Happy birthday Courtney! I love Bauble Bar! Thanks for introducing me to them! I would love to style this layered necklace up for grabs with a simple white tshirt and a blazer!

  122. Kelsey Sowder says:

    I love to layer a chain necklace over a plaid button up or graphic tee, black skinnys, and cardigan. Similar to your post here! Happy Birthday!!!!

  123. Courtney!!

    I adore this outfit. The plaid blazer with the lace shorts and the tank are SOO cute. Love your style again and again!!
    PS- you look stunning in red lipstick!!

    XO Jenna

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