Today is my 31st birthday. I can’t believe I’m officially into my 30s but I must admit it feels pretty good when people ask me how old I am and are stunned when I say 31. People swear up and down I don’t look a day over 24. In my life outside of blogging I am a physical therapist and as soon as I sit new patients down in my office their first question is, “How long have you been dong this?” followed by “How old are you?” My answer is always the same: I’m a lot older than I look and don’t worry I know what I’m doing as I’ve been a physical therapist for a little over 6 years.
Since I can’t walk around in my actual birthday suit, which I do pretty regularly in the comfort of my own apartment, I went with this nude dress.
Photography by Deem Sanders
Dress: Ekineyo | Shoes: L.A.M.B. | Lipstain: Stila Fiery
I’m into all things off the shoulder and this Ekineyo dress fit the bill. I usually do a huge shoot for my birthday, like the Brooklyn Bridge or Times Square. This year I decided to keep it local. I live in Harlem and Jackie Robinson Park is in my neighborhood. I love how green it is in summer and enjoy siting out on the benches and people watching while reading my favorite magazines. I partied myself crazy last year but this year I’m celebrating quietly with my Beloved but check out my day on Instagram and SnapChat (@monroesteele)!
31 wow!!! I gave you 23 at the most
You look amazing and so happy!!!! Welcome to the early 30’s club lol.
You’re so adorable
Beautiful Monroe. Happy belated bday
Thanks so much Dionne!