AYDAH Foundation

Advancing Health and Improving Youth self development

African Youth Development and Health Foundation,

a non-profit group, organized to

Establish, Prevent and Maintain a comprehensive and efficient healthcare delivery to the youth and underserved communities

Provide opportunities and inspire the Youth through Education, Employment and Empowerment 

Cozy Little Birthday Dress

What I wore:
Dress: Cynthia Rowley
Cardigan: Merona
Leggings: Simply Vera Vera Wang
Jewelry: gifted
Lipstick: MAC in Lustre

Yesterday was a birthday for the books. It was a bit like the weather, actually: a little cloudy, some big bursts of sunshine, and finishing off with a thunderstorm for extra oomph. But in the end the sunshine far outweighed the measly old thunderstorm and those clouds completely disappeared; and I owe it all to my dear Jenmarie and a host of fabulous blogger friends. When I first saw the post Jenmarie had compiled for my birthday I was flabbergasted, completely at a loss for words. As I read on there were so many happy tears – and this from a girl who really isn't much of a crier. (I mean, really. I watched The Notebook once? Nothin', honey.) I showed it to my mother before leaving the room to call Jenmarie, and when I came back she was crying. "I'm not reading anymore," she said through a tear-filled laugh. "How far did you get?" I asked. Her response: "How far? Sweet."

It was truly the best gift I could ever receive and I just want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for putting so much time and love into such a special, special post!

I spent my birthday very cozily at home watching The September Issue (which Jenmarie sent me - isn’t she the sweetest?) and having breakfast for dinner. Why not, right? This adorable Cynthia Rowley dress was a birthday gift from my parents. I love how basic it is, that you can style it in any number of ways. I cozied it up with leggings and a cardigan I got recently from Target and it made for the perfect outfit for my day!

Thank you again to Jenmarie, Sweet, Kristy Elena, Karen, Anika, Beautifully Invisible, Jamillah, Gabbie, Kristin and Megan, Diane, Bella, Marissa, Genny, Berenice, Heather, Kirstin and Melanie for making my birthday so memorable! I'm so grateful for all of your support, inspiration and friendship!

Casee Marie