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)!