JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.

Another Year Older, Another Year Bolder (Hopefully)

Forever 21 Gray Longline Wool Coat (similar), H&M Black Turtleneck Long-Sleeve (similar), White Drop-Waist Ruffle Dress c/o LuLu*s (similar), H&M Black Thigh-High Socks (similar), Black Lace-Up Combat Boots c/o LuLu*s (similar), Assorted Gold Thin Rings (similar)

I'm such a sucker for birthdays. I don't know why, but they're the absolute best. There's just something about making such a fuss about someone until they can't handle it and want to hide in a hole. But then even when they're hiding in that hole they love it because all the embarrassment is worth knowing that people out there are lovin' you extra hard. That's how I feel right now.

Today I am finally 25. I don't know why I use the word finally, but it seems like there's just so much surrounding this number that makes it such a statement age. All my friends have been telling me that everything changes when you're 25. Everything is different, from the way people treat you, to the way you see yourself, to the way you view the world. But hey, age is just a number, isn't it? (I sound like such a cougar.) So, I'm going to go into this next year with a clean head and an open mind and just see what happens. No goals, no resolutions, no expectations. I'm all yours, 25.


  1. Happy birthday!!! And wow, I never heard of 25 being the life-changing age, but I like your approach--no resolutions, no expectations--that's how I'd like to welcome any age!
    Also, how wonderful are turtlenecks? Love how you layered a dress over one here :)

  2. Happy birthday! I love birthdays, too, even if sometimes they don't rise up to the expectations. I wanted to be 13 or 18 so badly, yet I never felt any different. As for 25? I don't even remember it :)

  3. Happy Birthday, hope you will have an amazing year! Love your outfit, that dress and the coat are gorgeous, and they look great on you!

    xo, Esther

  4. Happy birthday lovely! What an incredible outfit to see 25 in with! The coat and shoes combination is surely dreamy x

  5. the happiest of birthdays to you!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  6. Happy belated birthday!

    That coat is amazing! I'm on the other side of the world and preparing for 30+degree weather but at this time of the year, I always end up longing for a nice coat and shopping for one too which is completely unncessary.

    Nat | Dignifiable

  7. Happy Quarter-of-a-Century Birthday! Yep, age is just a number.

    That is a really nice red lip! I zoomed right in on that when this post popped up on my feed.

  8. I adore your look!! Stunning! ♡ Kisses!!

    ·Alas de Angel·

  9. what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so inspiring, amazing pictures
    lovely :)

    with love your AMELY ROSE and don’t forget to check out my INSTAGRAM

  10. I think "everything changes" is a bit of an overstatement, though I ultimately felt more confident and happy and ready for adventure so... maybe? Anyway, many, many happy returns and have a fabulous birthday. You look adorable btw- like a model from the 1960s, so cool.

  11. You look lovely! I hope you had an amazing birthday :) xx

  12. You looks so cute on your all photos!! :))))

  13. Pretty girl! Love your hair style! Nice outfit!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  14. Oh, happy belated birthday! You definitely welcomed your birthday looking super gorgeous! That coat is just to die for!

    Sartorial Diner

  15. Late happy birthday to you! Hope you had a fantastic day!

    Filippa ⎮


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