Birthday Girl

Zara dress. Nine West espadrilles (c/o). Jewelry: Pradman, David Yurman, vintage Rolex, Shashi bracelets, vintage link bracelet

I turned 17 today. Yay!

Okay, I’m not turning 17 today. I’m just about–no, exactly–a decade past 17. It’s been a wonderful year, and I suspect you had a large part in making it so lovely. Thank you for being in my life!

P.S. – this shoot was a disaster. Thanks, Wind. Thank you for making devil Kristina come out of hiding and threatening to bite the heads off every innocent bystander. HB included.

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  1. 05.01.2011 / 2:04 pm

    Happy birthday. Ypu gave me a shock with the 17, heheheh. Enjoy!!!

  2. 05.01.2011 / 2:07 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! i always love balloon pics =) you just reminded me that i have a similar ruffle-y hot pink dress i need to break out more often! gorgeous! xo

  3. 05.01.2011 / 2:08 pm

    Happy Birthday…today is my son's birthday and he is 19!!! May 1 is a great day…I love your pink dress..perfect birthday attire.

    I hope you can visit my site today…I got to experience a wonderful moment between a star of the Young & The Restless and a budding jewelry designer yesterday…I think you would like the story!!

    Now have a beautiful birthday!!

  4. 05.01.2011 / 2:10 pm

    Happy Birthday! At least you looked like you were still enjoying yourself for most of the photoshoot 🙂

    Welcome to the 27 club… I'm still in the club for a few more months! Hope you are having an awesome birthday weekend 🙂

  5. 05.01.2011 / 2:22 pm

    Not sure why? Can't see any of your pictures on your site? The Chief BLonde

  6. 05.01.2011 / 2:25 pm

    Happy birthday, beautiful! Your blooper reel was adorable — and I never would've guessed the wind was working against you in those amazing pics!

  7. 05.01.2011 / 2:35 pm

    Happy Birthday mine was on Weds!!

  8. Lidi, Eclectic Flair
    05.01.2011 / 2:41 pm

    Happy Birhday, Kristina! I hope this is the best one yet!! ENJOY your day to the max! You look fab and that video was wayyy cute! I wish my bloopers were that cute.

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  9. 05.01.2011 / 2:56 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! I'm just a few months behind you from turning 17 (+10). Welcome to your official late 20s. Let me know what they're like 😉 P.S. These photos are stunning!

  10. Maria
    05.01.2011 / 3:02 pm

    Happy Birthday! My 30th b-day was yesterday 🙂 you look gorgeous in these pics! hope you had a fabulous day 🙂

  11. 05.01.2011 / 3:25 pm

    hey don' t know if just me or what, but I can't see your pictures….

    happy birthday though 🙂

    • 05.01.2011 / 8:50 pm

      Sorry about that, technical difficulties with one of the servers in the country that my site runs on. You should be able to see them now, Melissa! xoxo

      • 05.01.2011 / 8:56 pm

        yay I can see them now! Your dress is so pretty

  12. 05.01.2011 / 3:39 pm

    Happy birthday!! You look AWESOME! Somehow I manage to look crummy on my birthdays but now I have some major inspiration for the 12th! I love May birthdays!!

  13. 05.01.2011 / 3:55 pm

    HAPPY birthday! that video was too funny & sweet all at the same time…loved it! =P

    you look fab 🙂

  14. 05.01.2011 / 4:29 pm

    Awww! Happy birthday! Love your dress, it's so perfect for today 🙂 I'm going to be a decade past 17 in less than two months and I'm pretty sure I'm in denial…

  15. 05.01.2011 / 4:44 pm

    Happy birthday! It looks like you had a great day! 🙂

  16. 05.01.2011 / 5:32 pm

    Happy birthday! (And cute video, by the way!)

  17. 05.01.2011 / 6:11 pm

    Happy birthday, Kristina! Hope it was as fabulous as a day as you are!

  18. 05.01.2011 / 6:17 pm

    Happy birthday, lovely!

    Those balloons are so festive! The wind was ridiculous here today, and I actually saved some balloons from being lost at a child's party… must be something in the air 😉

  19. 05.01.2011 / 6:38 pm

    OMG, that last pic of you is SO SO GORGEOUS!

    Happy happy birthday! Don't let a little wind spoil your day. (Even though I can relate, similar frustrations myself today!) : )

  20. 05.01.2011 / 6:58 pm

    It's your birthday, you can bite heads off if you want to!

    Happy birthday!

  21. 05.01.2011 / 7:21 pm

    Hope you had a lovely birthday! You look great, even if the wind was attacking you in some of those pictures on the video. 🙂

  22. 05.01.2011 / 7:39 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Love the dress!!! 🙂

  23. 05.01.2011 / 7:51 pm

    Happy Birthday! That Zara dress is adorable!

  24. 05.01.2011 / 8:37 pm

    haha your video is to funny, i love how you have a sense of humor! happy birthday! the lipstick looks gorgeous with that dress 🙂

    <3 steffy

    Steffys Pros and Cons

  25. 05.01.2011 / 9:03 pm

    BON ANNIVERSAIRE KRISTINA!!! Your pictures came out lovely; you always look so great in pink! It has been rather windy in Houston, but it made for a very cute video, lol. Hope you're having a fabulous day!

  26. Natalie
    05.01.2011 / 9:03 pm

    Happy Birthday fellow bull! I hope your day was a beautiful as you in that pink dress.

  27. 05.01.2011 / 9:29 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday, dear Kristina! Your blog gives me a smile everday! Thanks for all the hard work you do! Hope your birthday was Pretty, Shiny, and Sparkly just like you!

  28. Lynn Z.
    05.02.2011 / 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday Kristina! (sorry I'm a day late!)


  29. 05.02.2011 / 8:05 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Gorgeous! I'm sure loads have said it but fabulous take on the Dior perfume ad with those balloons! And loved the outtakes! Perfect. Hope you had a fab celebration xxx

  30. 05.02.2011 / 10:04 am

    happy birthday Kristina! i'm a day late, but wanted to wish you a happy one 🙂
    that blooper reel is too funny! i love love your pink Zara dress, it's a perfect bday dress!

  31. 05.02.2011 / 10:37 am

    happy birthday!! I'm very into balloons right now :). And I love the effects of the lighting in these pics. Hopefully it's sunnier and warmer where you are than it is in NYC! Here's it's pretty gloomy…

    Cheers to spring finally arriving one of these days!!!! –Carla, The Pretty Dish

  32. 05.02.2011 / 2:06 pm

    Happy B-Day!! Hope you had a wonderful party! Those photos look so pretty even though you said it was a horrible photo shoot. Looking great no matter what!!

  33. 05.02.2011 / 11:00 pm

    Happy birthday! Your beautiful dress reminds me of my favorite spring flower-tulips! Hope you enjoyed your day.

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