Inkblot & the End of the Celebratory Sugar High

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What I’m Wearing
* Leyendecker inkblot dress …GILT SALE today ..unfortch this one shoulder beauty is sold out but I also have the three below which still are available and I adore them all! {wear the fringe dress belted as a top too}

Leyendecker Fringe Dress Leyendecker woven whip stitch dress Leyendecker ballet skirt

* Pour La Victoire cut out platform
* Satin headband with long ties hanging
* Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses

Feeling a bit thicker after my birthday week of indulging copious amounts of peach rings, cake and ice cream, I think it’s time to end the celebratory sugar high.

As for birthdays, up until you your thirties, people always ask “How does it feel …to be {insert age here}?” and up until your thirties it really doesn’t feel any different …or didn’t for me anyway. But now, at a time when no one asks anymore, it actually does feel different.

Not only by the expectations you had for your future life {which is now your present life} but by the way your body looks and feels. I don’t feel 34 because I’m not exactly sure how 34 feels BUT I know something’s different. I know I’m not in my 20′s any more and other than the aging body {your skin feels different} and lines deepening in my face, I love my 30′s.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

59 Comments

  • ashlina {the decorista}

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    well. you look truly amazing for your 30′s….
    you are doing something with your life + making a difference (blogging)…
    and you inspire others (esp me because i need help doing the fashion thing) heehee.
    happy day and fantastic dress……love it.

  • Vee

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    You look great. I love all those dresses.

    You make 34 look brilliant! I turn thirty in a little over a montha and can’t wait.

  • Iva

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    MAEGAN!!! you look BEAUTIFUL! I ADORE that first picture!!!! and you might feel “thicker” but we dont see it! AT ALL! you are always so gorgeous! and I totally love that dress! Glad you had a nice birthday! and I am happy the 30s are good. I’m getting there ever so quickly…and to be totally honest…I am nervous about it…so thank you for making it better….minus the lines thing! LOL

  • Yudaly Lanfranco

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

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  • Dip-tea

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    That is such a psychedelic dress. Love it!

    Loads of love,
    Deepti
    Dee Cee Two – http://nblo.gs/4vUsS

  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    You look great in your dress, it’s such a cool one too!

    Had no idea you were in your 30s… I haven’t been a follower for too long of coruse, but I kind of assumed you were in your mid twenties for some reason :)

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  • ...love Maegan

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

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  • ...love Maegan

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    lol to the comment above from Leatherman …and Thank you …to all :) you make me smile!

  • Jac

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    I love this dress. I seriously considered buying it yesterday, but I’m trying to save my money so I didn’t. It looks super cute on you though! I’m still in my 20s but am looking forward to my 30s. Life is just too chaotic right now and my Mom always said her 30s were seriously the best decade of her life so far.

  • Portia

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    I follow your blog on bloglovin, and admittedly i’m more of a lurker than a real commenting reader… However, I just wanted to say that your fabulousness is ageless! And you always look amazing… Glad you enjoyed your birthday. I wish you many happy (and stylish) returns.

  • The Fashion Cloud

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    That dress is gorgeous, a real art of work and you wear it so well. such a perfect outfit :)

    xx
    http://www.thefashionclou.com

  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    That dress is SERIOUSLY awesome.

  • Krameymartin

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Those shoes are AMAZING! And I love that dress on you! Very flattering.

  • Chelsea

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    This post has me on a mission to find a inkblot dress! It’s gorgeous.

    my life in style

  • Anja

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    amazing dress! reminds me of these Alexander McQueen’s ones a little bit! U look really beautiful in this and the pictures are very nice, too ! xxx

  • Lindsay [Bella Cene']

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    I am loving the new backgrounds you are choosinig for these photos… such pretty places!

  • Some Style...

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    wow, now that’s what i call a real fab dress! you look stunning, so so cool!

  • daer0n

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    You look great! I think one gets paranoid after eating and treating ourselves with sweets but sometimes it doesn’t really make that much difference, you still look thin to me and in great shape.

    I totally agree with you about age, I do feel different now even though I do not feel 33 at all. And every time I am asked my age I will say it normally, without getting upset about people asking, because to me age is just a number, really, even when it sounds like such a cliche. But to me it represents the chronology of my days spent on this earth and nothing else. I feel young and I love my age, I really do. I will always be young and feel that way :)

  • carlyjcais

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Haha! You look gorgeous! I totally considered buying that dress the other day but wasn’t sure…now I see it on you I totally regret it!!:-(

    Yes, being in my 30′s something definitely feels different…I work out tons and don’t see the results I saw in my 20′s…I pull an all-nighter and feel so crappy the next day I wonder how I did it back in college. I have to go to bed earlier in the day, and see the skin on my face slackening NOTICEABLY. (Til I bought my SkinMedica Nightly Retinol cream again…ohmygosh I should have never stopped using that! It seriously tightens up my whole undereye area and lessens all the fine lines around my eyes…argh, I had no idea how bad my “normal” face is until I reverted!)

    And it’s annoying people don’t ask “how do you feel” anymore, because I feel more at ease with myself than I did in my 20′s! I think it’s a part of growing into who you want to be, instead of dreaming about it.
    xoxo
    carly

  • Bernedette

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    That dress is totally amazing!! I love Leyendecker!

  • Katie

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Love the dress!

  • anhesty

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    wow! the inkblot dress looks great on ya.

  • adrienne

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    wow that dress is something else…
    i signed up for Gilt but then realized it was for US only. lol

  • mariel

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE the dress – it kinda reminds me of Alexander McQueen’s SS10 collection with all of those crazy flowy prints on short dresses. This one is definitely more wearable, though. Great look!

  • Closet Fashionista

    June 4, 2010 | Reply
  • StuddedLilly

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    the inkblot print is stunning!! i love all the pictures, the backgrounds and the dress look amazing together!
    xxjess

  • Elle Sees

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    What’s your daily eating intake? Do you workout? Eat very little? Or is it just good genes? I’m jealous!
    And I’m still waiting on my 30s to be more awesome than my 20s

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t stress about getting older. You are only going to get more beautiful and confident with age. I’m 41 and I LOVE it. And I don’t think I look it.! :-)

  • Chelsea Gwynne

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s all just use those photos as the new template for fabulous!

  • clearlyfabulous

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    I DIE for the dress. Mad I wasn’t hip on the designer until right now. Must go to Gilt immediately!

    I almost had some peach rings in your honor last night, but since I indulged in Veal Diana I decided to abstain! Hope your week rocked!

  • FASHION SNAG

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Love the dress Maegan! It looks fabulous on you. Don’t worry. Age is just a number. x

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Leslie

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    New to your blog… enjoying it immensely! Ditto on the 30s sentiment. 30s are amazing!

  • wonderchris

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    You look awesome. And I know what you mean about it feeling different. I think you sorta get more comfortable in your own self…at least I know I have over the years. I love my 30s and look forward to all the new changes. :)

    Happy Birthday – glad you had a good one!

  • jennine

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    oh my goodness, i was trapped in bed all week, and missed your birthday! happy birthday!

    i’m not going to say ‘you look great for a woman in her 30s’

    because i have no idea what that means… what are women in their 30s supposed to look like?

    so i am going to say you look gorgeous, esp with that birthday glow.
    :)

  • electricfingerprints

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    love the dress, I feel like it’s something you could do a super sweet diy on hahaha

    - maya
    electricfingerprints.com

  • Tugba

    June 4, 2010 | Reply
  • Zylo

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been looking forward to my 30s since my teenage years. I hope to feel as good as you do.

    Love the dress. It’s fabulous, but can I just say Vag Alert! Seriously, you have a wonky vagina on your dress. That only makes it cooler.

  • Camilla

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    fab fab blog babe x

    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

  • Anonymous

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    You look great…I think the most important thing to focus on is not the number but how good you feel and how you take care of yourself in the present because we can’t avoid the aging process…..We just have to work with what we have and make the best of it and never just give up on ourselves and let ourselves go….

    I’m 34 as of June 2nd but still feel young, silly and like a big kid…I can’t wait till Toy Story comes out June 18th I love watching the old ones with the kids..

    I’m a big kid with a little more experience and maturity under my belt..just a lil more fat under the belt too..LOL

    Sorry for the novel of a comment, have a great weekend!!!

  • GiGi

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Loooovvvveee the dress! You look beautiful!

  • Style ninfa

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    I love your dress :P
    xoxo Angie

    visit my blog
    styleninfa.blogspot.com

  • ashley nicole

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday – and you look quite amazing! Age is nothing but a number anyways, right? Beautiful dress and outfit today, too!
    :)

    ashley nicole
    http://blissfullyluxe.blogspot.com

  • myedit

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    Happy Birthday! I never knew that inkblots were the secret way to look svelte… you look super sexy…true story…

  • Leia

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    What a gorgeous dress!

  • maeghan

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    That dress is so striking! Beautiful! :)

  • Amber

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    STUNNING dress! And I love your age attitude!

  • Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 | Reply
  • Melissa Z.

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    awesome dress! Great colors! You’re very nice with this outfit! <3

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  • le pearl

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    Love the glasses <3

  • Jessica

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    Wow. AMAZING dress lady!

  • Syhem

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    amazing colorful print on the dress!

  • Syhem

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    amazing colorful print on the dress!

  • Julia mode

    June 5, 2010 | Reply

    love your style -)))

  • Hellen!!!

    June 6, 2010 | Reply

    I love your blog, I always get good ideas for me! I’m going to recommend you an excellent online store http://www.mintmelon.com this brand is from Spain but they send to all around the world and often have beautiful clothing at a great price.

  • Anonymous

    June 6, 2010 | Reply

    Just wanted to say that I read quite a few blogs, but out of all of them, you seem like the coolest and most genuine person. You look amazing and your spirit is inspiring. Happy, happy birthday to you!

  • Fashion Butter

    June 7, 2010 | Reply

    this dress is amazing. I need it. NEED IT.

  • Angela

    June 7, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll turn 34 in September, and I’m with you. I’ve been loving the confidence and freedom that only comes with age. I don’t love the lines or the creaks, but I think I would say that I’m the most “me” I’ve ever been. You just can’t totally have that when you’re in your early 20′s… yet that’s the age our society seems to be looking for and valuing. Hmmm…

  • Anonymous

    June 8, 2010 | Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 28, 2011 | Reply

    that leyendecker dress is beautiful, wish i had caught that sale

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