Birthday Outfit: Maxi Cutout Dress

Happy Thursday, marblelous babes! I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my new semester starts next week, eek! Can I fast forward to Thanksgiving + Christmas and skip the new semester altogether?

As some of you may already know, I turned 22 last week! I may not be a Taylor Swift fan, but I had the song “22” stuck in my head all day long on my birthday. My sweet boyfriend, bless his heart, bought me a bunch of mint green colored balloons and naturally, my first instinct was to take some birthday pictures!





Let me tell you, trying to capture the perfect shot with balloons is not as easy as I expected it to be. It also didn’t help that we were along the shoreline, which meant my hair and balloons were going crazy thanks to the wind. It was such a chaos and admittedly, I got a little frustrated. In the end, though, we managed to get some pretty decent shots.




Aren’t these marble and druzy bracelets from Kinsley Armelle just darling? You can use the code “MARBLELOUS” at checkout to get 15% off your order! I especially love it stacked with my beautiful Frankie Zebrawood & Champagne wood watch. Don’t forget that the international giveaway with JORD ends tomorrow, Aug 19! Click here to enter.



My dress is from Forever 21 but I got it about three years ago, but I have linked some of my favorite cutout maxi dresses below. Stay tuned for Part 2 of my birthday outfit! Until then, stay nice and cool in this heat!



  1. Lauren
    August 18, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Love these shots! I bet there were some amazing bloopers with those balloons lol. Those bracelets are awesome!


    • August 24, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thank you so much, Lauren! haha YES! There definitely were a ton of funny blooper shots!! <3

      xo Abby

  2. August 18, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Happy belated birthday! These photos are great and look like you had so much fun!

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thanks, babe! I definitely did! <3

      xo Abby

  3. Roselyn Weaver
    August 19, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Happy Belated Birthday beautiful! I love this look and all of these photos!
    xo, Roselyn

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:15 am

      Thanks, Jess! I am obsessed with these bracelets! <3

      xo Abby

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Thanks, Amanda! I love all things druzy!! <3

      xo Abby

  4. August 19, 2016 / 10:02 am

    This is SO adorable!! Happy Birthday, love! xoxo

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Thank you so much, babe!! <3

      xo Abby

  5. August 19, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Happy belated birthday pretty lady!! Love the balloon shots 🙂

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Thank you so much, Taylor! I just couldn’t pass up the chance to get some shots with the balloons! <3

      xo Abby

  6. August 19, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Happy Belatec Birthday!! Such a true blogger…not willing to lose the chance of an amazing shot with those balloons!! My hubby swears I only asked for my pink bike for a blog post #nottrue #kindof 😂😂


    • August 24, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thanks, babe! HA!! Yes, it HAD to be done! haha omg, I’ve been wanting a mint green bike for the longest time! With a basket in front so I can put a bunch of flowers and do a blog post about it! <3

      xo Abby

  7. August 19, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    These photos are way too cute!! I’m so glad the wind didn’t get the last word haha. I hope you had a wonderful birthday : ) You look gorgeous and I absolutly love your bracelets <3

    Meaghan xx

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Thank you so much, Meaghan! You’re too sweet! haha YES! I was very pleased when I saw that I got some good shots out of this! <3

      xo Abby

  8. August 21, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    What a sweet gift! These pictures are so fun, and your hair looks great in them! I wouldn’t have even noticed it was by a shore:) I hope your birthday was great, and I’m all for skipping ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas:)

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thank you so much, Emily!! <3 YES, I can't wait for the season of all things pumpkin spice!! <3

      xo Abby

    • August 24, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Thanks, babe! YES, he is the sweetest! <3

      xo Abby