My Birthday Is My Favorite Occasion to Shop for—29 Epic Finds in My Cart


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Growing up, I used to lament my late-November birthday because it coincided with Thanksgiving break, and therefore, the attention could never fully be on me. (What can I say? My Leo moon tends to jump out around my birthday.) As I get older, though, I've actually come to love the timing, and now I use the occasion as an opportunity to kick off the holiday party season.

Style-wise, I think of my birthday as a way to test-drive some of the season's festive trends before the holidays actually hit. So now that it's almost time for me to celebrate another year around the sun, I couldn't be any more excited to shop for my outfit to ring in the big day. 

Whether you want a jumping-off point for party dressing or are simply curious to see what I pulled, keep scrolling for my ultimate birthday-outfit shopping list, and prepare for the loads of sequins and crystals that lie ahead.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.