Celebrating 40

Happy Monday, friends. We hope you’re in the mood to party, because we have a week of celebrations lined up for you here! That’s right – it might be Monday, but we are kicking off the week-long festivities today. You see, I have a big birthday coming up this week. On Saturday, I turn 40! Yep, the big 4-0. So, rather than bemoan the new decade, I choose to celebrate 40!

And with that big birthday, why not bring the celebration here? So, we have a fun themed week of celebrating my 40th birthday. We hope you’ll follow along and that you enjoy the birthday-centric week.

Marc Jacobs Stripe Cotton Dress

As for this outfit, I decided to step out of my current comfort zone of flowy dresses and step into something a bit more curve-hugging to commemorate this life milestone. And you won’t be surprised that the colorful stripes of this dress drew me in. Gosh – I hope I’m not getting too repetitive with the colorful stripes! Ha.

Other than that, I kept the styling pretty basic to let everything else in the photos shine. I paired the dress with my new favorite Rag & Bone booties – also seen here and here.

Thanks to Ballooms!

Now, this post wouldn’t be complete without thanking our new friends at Ballooms for helping us celebrate… As you know, nothing makes me happier than color. But balloons may take a close second place! So, when you combine the two – color and balloons – I am a happy girl! So, I was thrilled to recently learn of Ballooms through my friend Lyndsey of L. Avenue.

Located in Houston and Austin, Ballooms helps you elevate your celebration with custom yard balloons. Whatever you’re celebrating, they can help. Whether you want a number, a letter, or a symbol, they can do it!

In Closing

Finally, thanks as always for stopping by! I hope these photos bring a smile to your face and that you enjoy the reflections to come this week…

Photos by Maritere Rice

Wall details available on our Wall Wanderings : Houston Mural Guide

Details of My Look

Marc Jacobs striped cotton dress (also available here, here, and here) | Marc Jacobs camo hooded anorak (also available here and here) | Rag & Bone ‘Margot’ booties (also available here, similar styles here and here) | Sophie Hulme rainbow stripe tote (also available here) | Andy Wolf sunglasses (similar styles here and here) | Pearl stud earrings (similar style here) | The Jen Collection necklace (similar styles here and here) | Kendra Scott cuff (old, similar style here) | Dior ‘rose harpers’ lipstick | OPI ‘gelato on my mind’ nail polish 


  1. Jane says:

    Happy big B-day Carrie! 40 is amazing as I’m a few years into it:)
    Have fun!!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey Jane – Thanks! Well, you make the 40s look outstanding. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  2. Sheri says:

    Happy birthday, Carrie! My 40s were a good decade for me.

    I’m hitting a big milestone myself later this year (50). Enjoy your week,


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for the well wishes, Sheri! That’s great to hear. Xo

  3. Jenn Lake says:

    YAY!! Happy birthday, lady! Love this look on you!

    1. Carrie says:

      Big thanks, friend! Have a great week. Xo

  4. Erin says:

    Happy Birthday, Carrie! Wishing you a year full of blessings! ? And I’m loving your pregnancy wardrobe! As fun and colorful as ever! ❤️?

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a million, Erin! You are too sweet. I really appreciate the kind words. Xo

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