Eat Pray Wear Love: Happy Birthday To Me + A Giveaway!!!

Happy Birthday To Me + A Giveaway!!!

I celebrated my 29th birthday over the weekend (as documented on Instagram), and I couldn't be more thrilled! There's something about embracing the last year of my 20's, that has me super excited. Strange, I know, but I can't wait to be 30. 


 

There's something about being 29 that makes me feel so grown up. Like, I finally have my shit together or something. (Sorry, mom.) But the truth is, that I finally DO have my shit together. I love my career, I'm comfortable with who I am, with where I've been, and with where I'm going. I'm genuinely happy! With each year passing by, I can practically feel myself maturing (though I still have a ton of fun acting immature.) 

I have a better sense of who I am, and what I want out of life. I have a self awareness of my mind, body, and soul, that I have never known. My 20's have taught me a lot, both good and bad, but I wouldn't change one single bit of my story for anything in the world.

Over the course of the next year, I'm going to be curating a "30 before 30" list. In other words, 30 lessons I learned before turning 30. I'm going to be seeking advice from both men and women that I respect in their 30's, asking them for a word of advice, encouragement, or something they would tell their 29 year old self. If you have anything you'd like to share to add to that list, please comment below!

A special thanks goes out to Sole Society for spoiling me with a new pair of birthday heels. And guess what, they're giving one of my lucky readers a $75 credit to shop their own pair of shoes. Enter in the rafflecopter below, and stay tuned because I have another exciting giveaway coming up this week.

By the way...I'm doing a little reader survey here. If you get a sec, I'd love to know your thoughts.

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  2. Happy Birthday! I'd buy a pair of the new Mia flats

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  3. Happy birthday!! I am approaching my 29th birthday in March, and I was nodding my head along with your words. It's a good place to be. So glad you got to enjoy it! This is a killer look. Love the white dress paired with the plaid. And I love Sole Society! Totally entered, thanks!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  4. Happy birthday. I would get either the Cadena pumps, the Jenn pumps or the Jensine pumps.

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday :):) Sounds like you are going to make the most of this last year in your 20's and make it the best one yet! I always thought I would be terrified with getting older--but with every passing year it gets better and I have learned to let so much of the small stuff go that bothered me earlier in life!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  6. Happy birthday!!!! I love these:
    http://www.solesociety.com/miia-lapis-black.html

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  7. Happy birthday! I'd love to get a pair of the printed smoking slippers! :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style

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  8. Happy birthday! I love the Miia printed flats!

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  9. Simply stunning outfit. The dress and that coat are just amazing. Happy 29th Birthday!!!
    -B
    www.heelshandbagsandhormones.blogspot.com

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  10. I would choose this one:
    http://www.solesociety.com/vania-vintage-cognac.html

    :)

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  11. happy bday. the flats are my favorites-the zayne, the danielle. any and all, thank you.
    b

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  12. Absolutely love this look. Those shoes are stunning! Happy happy birthday!!! :)

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  13. What a cute shoot! Happy Birthday!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the CRYSTAL CLUSTER BRACELET - http://www.solesociety.com/ss170-bracelet-grey.html

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  15. I would prob get this ones here but in Orange :)

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  16. Hello & Happy Birthday! Your shoes are gorgeous! I really like their Superga 2750 Cotu Classic sneaker in the color navy. Cute! Thank-you for this generous chance!!

    http://www.solesociety.com/cotu-classic-navy.html

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  17. Happy B-day to you! You look gorgeous in that outfit! That coat is beautiful and those heels are killer!
    ~Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  18. I like the Natasha boot a lot in the dark brown.

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  19. Happy Birthday lady! Love this dress on you!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday!! I turn 29 in Feb and totally freaking out about it. Hope this year is amazing for both of us :)

    - Ashley
    Pursuit of Shoes

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  21. Happy Birthday!!! You look amazing!! Im in the middle of celebrating my last year in my 20s as well, but instead of embracing 30, I might just celebrate the anniversary of my 29th birthday for the next 10 years . . . .shh don't tell!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.NorthernLights-SouthernBelles.com

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  22. Happy Birthday! www.chicfromhair2toe.com

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  23. Happy birthday! I would choose the LYLEE booties.

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  24. Shade Leather Wedge Bootie
    http://www.solesociety.com/shade-wine.html

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  25. Happy Happy Birthday!!
    If I won, I'd use the credit towards the VINCE CAMUTO
    KARITA leather & elastic tall boots in black ~ so good!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  26. You are so beautiful! Happy Birthday, hope it was a great one!

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Really love the Willa flat in the leopard--
    I had no idea that Sole Society carried jewelry!?

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  28. Happy belated Birthday! Hope you had the best birthday ever!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  29. Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for this fantasti giveaway!
    love this scarf:
    http://www.solesociety.com/ss105-scarf-navy-combo.html
    R.username:Jens Ken lundstrom
    Email:melodie10@gmx.fr
    Fingers crossed!

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  30. Happy Birthday Leah!! You look gorgeous, love everything about this look! Great post.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  31. Happy Birthday! I love the CHARLOTTE hidden wedge leather bootie in Navy.

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  32. Happy birthday girly!! You look fabulous! Love that coat!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  33. Happy birthday!! Love your outfit - that coat is so adorable! I would get the sole society Britty pumps. SO CUTE!

    Xo, Julien
    www.itsjulien.com

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  34. Happy Birthday!!!! I love Sole Society. They have the cutest selections. I think i would get the Kemper Riding Boots. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

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  35. I would buy the Sole Society Sheila - although I'd get a lot more use out of the black Jennifer Simpson Lafay.

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  36. Re: OMG, happy BD. Luv the coat. Divine. Wow, prize $75 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me!

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  37. I'd buy SOLE SOCIETY NORA textured backpack.

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  38. Happy Birthday! Love the look!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  39. happy belated bday, beautiful dress AND coat! oh I wanted to also invite you to my new link up for fridays, Fashion Caché Friday @SWEETHAUTE http://sweethaute.blogspot.com/2015/01/fashion-cache-friday-2.html. Hope to see you each week!!

    ~Be Sweet
    Christina at
    SWEET HAUTE

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  40. Happy belated birthday - you looked gorgeous!! I would probably get some new booties!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  41. Happy (belated) Birthday! These pictures are adorable and I am in looove with those heels! Also, I'm excited to be 30 as well :)

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  42. This http://www.solesociety.com/umber-natural.html

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  43. Oh my gosh those shoes!! Happy birthday Leah! You look amazing! I'm so jealous of the fact that you're so sure of who you are. I'm a few years younger than you so hopefully it'll come with time :)

    For the giveaway, I found a great pair of booties from Lucky Brand that I'd love!

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  44. Happy belated birthday!! You look wonderful - I absolutely love those heels!! :)

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  45. Your shoes are so cute! And happy belated birthday!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  46. oh so fun!! Happy birthday to you!! Enjoy 29!! =D
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  47. Happy Birthday Leah and many blessings to you now and forever. 29 is a wonderful age and I still remember when I was that age very clearly. It is amazing how much we evolve as we get older and every year seems to be the best time of our lives. Enjoy every day as it was the last one (I which I knew to do this when I was 29). Once I started living that way, my life changed completely. It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks for visiting my blog. XOXO, Jeannette

    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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  48. Happy Birthday!! Eeep there are so many cute things - I'm loving the Charlotte bootie!

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  49. Happy birthday. :) I love the basira boots!

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  50. Happy birthday!! and thanks for the great giveaway! love the Jenn heels!

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  51. Many happy returns on your Birthday :)

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  52. I wished you a happy birthday on your actual birthday, but people should celebrate all month long sooo--- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :D Love your dress! Fab giveaway!

    xx
    Because I'm Obsessed

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  53. I need a pair of colorful heels! I have color flats but no heels!

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  54. Happy Belated Birthday! I'd get these if I won:

    http://www.solesociety.com/carmelle-dark-camel-multi.html

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  55. I would get these if I won: http://www.solesociety.com/nessie-black.html

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  56. I would love this pair--http://www.solesociety.com/britty-new-navy.html

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  57. Sole Society Hilda in black I would get in a heart beat if I won.

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  58. I would buy the Sole Society Celia pointed toe loafer in black and white.

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  59. Such a great giveaway! Loving the jillian wedges so probably those :)

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  60. Happy birthday!! Hmm, so many choices. I would probably buy the Hilda boot!

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  61. I would get the Kadin structured vegan satchel!

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  62. The Sole Society Hilda quilted moto Boots in charcoal are so awesome! Rugged yet stylish. I sure wish I was 29 again! Happy Birthday :)

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  63. I would get the Matisse Exotic shoes!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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