A Nude Birthday


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.

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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)!





  1. May 15, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    31 wow!!! I gave you 23 at the most

  2. May 16, 2015 / 11:30 am

    You look amazing and so happy!!!! Welcome to the early 30’s club lol.

    • monroesteele
      May 17, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Tammy!


  3. ucheoma
    May 16, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    You’re so adorable

    • monroesteele
      May 17, 2015 / 8:13 pm


  4. Dionne
    May 18, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    Beautiful Monroe. Happy belated bday

    • monroesteele
      May 20, 2015 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks so much Dionne!


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