A Rainy Birthday

Last weekend I celebrated another year on planet earth. I cannot say I am especially excited by the number 43, but there isn’t much I can do about it other than lie, which I’ve always found rather pathetic, so my husband and I went out and drank champagne instead.

I awoke on the dreaded day to the sound of raindrops. For most people this might have been a sign to stay in bed, but I love the rain. I almost never happens here in Los Angeles, and when it does I’m always so happy. The pit-a-pat of drops on the roof gave the morning a magical feeling, which I spent relaxing with the family over a big weekend brunch. Later, after my parents had picked up the children, my husband and I sloshed through glittering, rainy streets with umbrellas in tow to sip red wine and nibble on cheese at a local wine bar. Because he knows I love to shop we drove to my favorite resale store where I tried on dozens of dresses and picked out a favorite. (I’m wearing my birthday gift in the photos.) In the evening we went out to dinner and a movie. I can’t imagine a more perfect day.


  • Umbrella from Target
  • Black leather Jacket from The Gap
  • Black dress by Trina Turk via Ampersand
  • Black tights from Target
  • Black boots by Lou
  • Purse from Nordstrom

How do you like to celebrate your birthday?

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27 Responses to A Rainy Birthday

    November 23, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Happy birthday, Heather! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I love the rain, too — it reminds me of home. 🙂 I can only hope I look as good as you do at 43!
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    • Heather Fonseca November 23, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      Thank you for the sweet compliment. My advice: wear sunblock everyday!

  2. A Brit Greek
    November 23, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    A massive Happy Belated Birthday Heather!!!! you look absolutely amazing! I love the entire all black outfit and your hair swept up – simply beautiful!
    I hope you had a lovely time with family!

    Have a brilliant weeked!
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    • Heather Fonseca November 23, 2012 at 11:01 am #

      Thanks! It was a fun day. I’m glad you like my outfit.

  3. Kiki November 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Happy birthday, Heather! You look fantastic for 43…so stylish and you look like you’d be fun to hang out with too. Keep it up, lady. 🙂
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    • Heather Fonseca November 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      Thanks Kiki! I hope I’m fun to hang out with. (:

  4. Marla November 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Happy Birthday. You look beautiful.

  5. Sylvia
    November 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Happy birthday Heather. 43 is still young! It’s a very black outfit that looks surprisingly good on you. I love your new fabulous dress and it looks so nice with the leather coat. I would never be able to get my husband to shop with me, but yes, diner is usually something we do as well. Although I hardly ever do it with my husband on my birthday, since we always happen to be in different countries at that time (holiday time…)
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    • Heather Fonseca November 24, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Age is all relative. I felt so old at 30, now I look back and wonder what I was thinking. I’m sure it’ll be the same way in ten years! Anyway, I feel young, it’s just that the face that looks back in the mirror isn’t so young anymore.
      I’m glad you like the all-black outfit on me. I spent my youth in black, black and more black. It used to look REALLY good on me, but I hesitate these days. Recently I’ve been in an all-black mood though. It just feels right. I’m sure it will change though!

  6. Shanti November 24, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Happy Birthday! Love these photos of you! That Trina Turk dress is stunning!

    November 24, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    What a special dress, it suits you so well. I don’t mind rain. You look marvellous Heather! I usually celebrate my birthday over the course of several days, lol! Happy birthday! 🙂
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    • Heather Fonseca November 24, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      There was a bit of celebration all weekend long, it’s true. But my birthday was especially fun this year. Glad you like the dress.

  8. SACRAMENTO November 24, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Happy Birthday, dear Heather, 43 is not even the beginning of the BEST, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  9. Greetje Kamminga November 24, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Heather, you look so beautiful in this outfit. Everything is perfect. And your perfect day would be my perfect day.
    But what I like most are the dimples in your cheeks. They say you are such a friendly person.

    • Heather Fonseca November 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      Thanks Greetje! I get the dimples from my dad, and I hope I’m a friendly person. I certainly try to be!

  10. nicole November 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Happy Birthday Heather. Beautiful as always and I suspect that you pretty much look the same as you would have on your 33rd only even better.

  11. Arash Mazinani
    November 25, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    Happy Birthday! You still look amazing as you do in every photo. I love the dress you picked out as well it’s such a classic, chic piece.

    Hope you enjoy the rain, but hey, I’d trade you raindrops for sunshine any day of the week.
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    • Heather Fonseca November 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

      Aw, thanks Arash! Glad you like my new dress. My husband picked it out. (: As for the sunshine, if you had it every day of the year you’d get bored of it too. It doesn’t rain much here, so when it does it’s an event.

  12. Jeannie
    November 27, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    Sorry I missed your birthday…Happy Belated Birthday, Heather!
    Your dress & leather is so sexy and classy! LOVE you in all black!
    43 is soooo young! And, you look every bit of 29! 🙂
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    • Heather Fonseca November 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      Thanks Jeannie! I’ll keep that in mind. I’m not feeling so old today now that THE DAY has past. Yikes. It’s the day thats the worst part. Once it’s over I’m back to my usual perspective.

  13. Spashionista (Alicia)
    January 20, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Happy Birthday! You look terrific, and there’s no reason for you to lie about your age. You wear it well. My hubby turned 43 last week as well
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    • Heather Fonseca January 20, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Thanks you spashionista, and thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment too!


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