It’s My Birthday… 5 Things I Learned About Style At 30

Birthday outfit featuring Boa Boutique, Toronto blogger

During this past week I reached a milestone and turned 30. I still have mixed feelings about it because on one hand I am excited for what is ahead and on the other hand I have reached a realization that I am getting older and time is ticking very quickly. I look back on my early 20s and feel like I can’t really remember too much but I do remember not having a care in the world and only having to focus on school. Now, I’m juggling loads of responsibilities and roles.
Birthday outfit featuring Boa Boutique, Toronto blogger

In terms of style, a lot has changed for me especially compared to my early 20s. I use to make jeans and a t-shirt my uniform of choice, and was more concerned with the brand than the actual style, material, or fit. Fast forward to today and I can describe my style as modest, tailored, colourful and varied.

For my birthday I decided to wear this beautiful dress from Boa Boutique, a fashion forward boutique with unique pieces at a reasonable priceI fell in love with the color, print and the fit.  It’s body hugging but still modest enough to wear to various places. The great advantage of shopping at smaller boutiques like Boa is that the pieces are stocked in small amounts and are unique.

Birthday outfit featuring Boa Boutique, Toronto blogger

Now that I’m 30, here are 5 things I can reflect on that I learned about style:

1. Less is more, no need for so much bling

2. Sexy does not mean short shorts and cleavage.  You can be sexy and covered

3.Your bag and shoes don’t need to match

4. The fit is crucial to making any outfit look great

5.Bargain shopping and waiting for a sale is key 

Hope you enjoyed the post

Until Next Time

Sincerely Miss J

What have you learned about your style as you get older?
How would you style this dress?


Outfit Information: Dress:c/o Boa Boutique // Shoes: Top Shop

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  1. Madeline Asala
    August 28, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Miss J. I didn't realise you were about to turn 30. You look like a baby! Don't be worried about it, embrace it fully! As I get older (and as a larger lady), I have realised that the size on the label doesn't matter so much. People won't be able to tell, what number is printed on the inside label, but they will be able to tell if your clothes are too small!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      August 28, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Aww thank you Madeline, yes doing my best to embrace it. Also very true statement.

  2. Pisa
    August 28, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Happy Birthday love! Great post! You look so gorgeous!Love,

  3. Emma Loves Fashion
    August 28, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Happy Bday girl!! Love that dress,

  4. Irreplaceable_fashion
    August 29, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Great dress and heels:) Happy Birthday!kisses

  5. Nerline Germain
    September 1, 2016 / 6:53 am

    Happy birthday! Bargain shopping is very important to me too.

  6. funmi
    September 13, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Wow, you look nothing like 30. Looking great!Hope you had a lovely birthday. I do wish you a blessed and fruitful year.Funmi

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