Two Five

I turned 25 yesterday and got to spend the long weekend celebrating with some of my closest friends. (More on that to come!) Before I left town, I met up with Lydia for a fun little birthday shoot. I’ll take any excuse that I can get to buy balloons!

It’s funny how 25 just seems older. I’m officially in my mid-twenties. I’m five years from 30. A lot of my friends are getting married or planning their weddings, buying houses, thinking about having children, moving to the suburbs, etc. And here I am, buying big gold balloons to celebrate my birthday and drinking the Hamptons out of rosé(Sounds kind of like one of my favorite blogs!) I’m having the time of my life, though, and in my opinion, that’s what your twenties are for. I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I’m learning a little bit more about myself every day and I believe that when the timing is right, the rest will fall together. So cheers to another year of living it up in New York City!


PS: Trying to photograph balloons that need to stay in a certain order and face a certain way may be the most challenging thing to do… I’ll be posting all of the hysterical outtakes soon! Here’s a little sneak peek to hold you over…

Red Valentino Dress | J.Crew Pumps (old, similar here) | Capwell + Co Bracelets | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Essie ‘Blanc’ Polish | YSL Lipstick

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 9.1.14
    Meagan commented:

    Love this photo shoot! Happy 25th birthday!
    -Meg
    http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

  2. 9.1.14
    Jamie commented:

    Happy Brithday Jessica!!
    xoxo, Jamie
    http://www.thefashionnewcomer.com

    • 9.1.14
      Jamie commented:

      *birthday
      hehe 🙂

  3. 9.1.14
    Dana commented:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you had a fantastic time (thanks Instagram)!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  4. 9.1.14
    Adalia commented:

    Love the images! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Xoxo,
    Adalia.
    seabreezeandstyling.blogspot.com

  5. 9.1.14

    That really sounds like the perfect outfit to celebrate a birthday day! And happy birthday!!!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

  6. 9.1.14
    haley commented:

    You did a great job controlling those balloons! Happy Birthday Love! That last photo is cracking me up!

    Colour Me Classic

  7. 9.1.14

    This is so cute! I love the balloons, love your dress and love that you’re loving life. Happy birthday!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  8. 9.1.14
    Joanne commented:

    I hope you had a great birthday!!

    This is such a fun shoot, love the balloons and you look gorgeous! The shoes are the perfect finishing touch, such a nice shade of pink! 🙂

    Joanne | http://www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com

  9. 9.1.14
    Melissa commented:

    Happy Birthday Jess! I am in LOVE with your shoes by the way <3
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

  10. 9.1.14
    Emma commented:

    Happy birthday!! You look super cute!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  11. 9.1.14
    Molly Galler commented:

    Happy happy birthday! Love those pink heels. I had those same balloons for my 29th and had the same problem with taking pics with them. Looking forward to your outtakes!

  12. 9.1.14
    Zoe commented:

    Looove your whole outfit on this post, hun. xx

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

  13. 9.1.14
    Jillian commented:

    Happy Birthday!! Love this shoot because it’s so fun and girly!

    Jillian
    http://www.rejoiceinthejourney.com

  14. 9.1.14
    Alyssa commented:

    Happy birthday, girl!

    Alyssa
    http://www.feathersandstripes.com

  15. 9.1.14
    Aunt Anne commented:

    You have the right attitude for sure! You are exactly where you should be & kudos to you for knowing it! Cheers to you as you turn 25 & all that is to come for you! Love you! 🙂

  16. 9.1.14
    Heidi commented:

    Adorable photos! Happy birthday!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

  17. 9.1.14
    Kasey commented:

    You look precious! Love your cute balloons and dress!

    Kasey {preppylove}
    http://www.preplovelove.com

  18. 9.1.14
    Ella commented:

    Isn’t that the dress you splurged on/were worried you wouldn’t get to wear very often?! I’m not sure… but either way, it looks GORGEOUS on you! Happy birthday, Jess. I hope it’s amazing!
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  19. 9.1.14
    Ashley commented:

    These are so fun! Happy Birthday 🙂

  20. 9.2.14
    Elizabeth commented:

    Those shoes are amazing!!!!

  21. 9.2.14

    Happy Birthday! My birthday is in September as well! Your dress and shoes are so cute! Congrats on turning the Big Quarter Century!

  22. 9.2.14
    Natali commented:

    Super cute outfit, so girly! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  23. 9.2.14
    Jeanne commented:

    Amazing pumps!!!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

  24. 9.2.14
    Andrea commented:

    Happy belated birthday! Such cute photos…and I love that dress on you! Enjoy 25!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

  25. 9.2.14
    IRENE commented:

    i am thinking the same! I am a bit yourger than you but i feel the same way! you look beautiful!

    just keep dreaming and trying the best for your life!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  26. 9.2.14
    Bryony commented:

    Happy Birthday!
    You have ages to do the settling down things!
    Bryony

  27. 9.2.14

    Lovely look!
    the dress is sooo cute
    congrats with the birthday!

    Love
    Karlien

  28. 9.2.14
    Katie Albury commented:

    Love this shoot- Happy Birthday Hun! You’ve have such a great outlook on life and always sounds like you are having so much fun- keep smiling and giving us gorgeous blog posts to read! x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk

  29. 9.2.14
    Danielle Dunn commented:

    Happy quarter of a century!! I hope you had the best birthday yet! Loving the pics, such a cute idea! Cannot wait to see all the blooper shots!
    xoxo
    Danielle
    http://stylecrushdiaries.blogspot.com

  30. 9.2.14
    kira retana commented:

    THOSE SHOES!!!! *heart eyes emoji*

    thank you for sharing!!

    Click here for a similar blog!

  31. 9.2.14
    David Boddy commented:

    Nice dress !

    fruityandpassion.blogspot.co.uk

  32. 9.2.14
    Elena Michelle commented:

    ADORE this photo shoot! I love balloons!! Also, your shoes are fab.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

  33. 9.2.14
    Lauren commented:

    This is too cute! I get to turn 26 in a month and I feel the same way as you. As long as you’re happy and enjoying life, there’s no rush at all! Super cute pictures too!! Love your blog.

  34. 9.2.14
    Rachel commented:

    Happy Birthday! You look adorable in this dress 🙂 I just turned 25 in May… it’s been fun so far 😉 Hope to see you at the rS event this weekend, been following for a couple of years now and love your blog!
    -Rach
    http://www.lamariposablog.com

  35. 9.3.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Happy belated birthday! You look absolutely gorgeous!! I love your ballon blooper post too haha! I turned 25 back in Jan and I did a birthday post with balloons and there were plenty of bloopers! Love your style and your blog, thanks for the daily fashion inspiration! 🙂
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  36. 9.3.14
    Hannah commented:

    Happy belated birthday! 🙂 I am beyond obsessed with your shoes.. they are GORGEOUS!