Last week I hit another milestone in my life. I turned 31, and this is what 31 looked like for me. I celebrated with a gathering of friends for Sunday brunch and what better way to celebrate than in my trusty leather jacket with my best friends. Nothing makes me feel more comfortable than a leather jacket, and nothing makes me happier than time spent with loved ones. I used to dread hitting my 30's when I was younger, but I've gotta say, I wouldn't trade this time for anything else. The 20's were great, it was a great time to make mistakes and have fun, but the 30s is where life really happens. It's where you build a career, start a family of your own, and really hone your style and taste. I can definitely say one of my biggest regrets in my younger days is some of the outfits.. oh boy.. the outfits. It takes years of experimentation to realize what definitely does not work for you. And I can finally say at age 31, that I have found what really works for me.

Photos by Alex Fink

(Reformation dress, Blank Noir leather jacket, All Saints boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag)
Last week I hit another milestone in my life. I turned 31, and this is what 31 looked like for me. I celebrated with a gathering of friends for Sunday brunch and what better way to celebrate than in my trusty leather jacket with my best friends. Nothing makes me feel more comfortable than a leather jacket, and nothing makes me happier than time spent with loved ones. I used to dread hitting my 30's when I was younger, but I've gotta say, I wouldn't trade this time for anything else. The 20's were great, it was a great time to make mistakes and have fun, but the 30s is where life really happens. It's where you build a career, start a family of your own, and really hone your style and taste. I can definitely say one of my biggest regrets in my younger days is some of the outfits.. oh boy.. the outfits. It takes years of experimentation to realize what definitely does not work for you. And I can finally say at age 31, that I have found what really works for me.

Photos by Alex Fink

(Reformation dress, Blank Noir leather jacket, All Saints boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag)

76 comments

  1. You look gorgeous my dear!!
    Happy belated birthday <3

    xxHalime

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  2. You look gorgeous dear!

    Xx,

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  3. Well, 31 sure does look great on you. Love your dress . So cute and I love the jacket addition.
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  4. Happy birthday !!! You look beautiful. Love that dress on you!

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  5. Great outfit, love leather jackets. xoxoxo

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  6. Happy belated bday. Looking fabulous as always.

    Liv

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  7. Happy belated sweetie! You look so gorgeous! xo, sharon

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  8. Happy Birthday babe!! To a fantastic year ahead :) love this entire outfit<3
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  9. Happy belated birthday, Yuka! I completely agree with you, my 30s feel GOOD. So many wonderful things happen in our lives once we hit 30, it's a very exciting time! I love this birthday look on you. I'm a big leather fan too.

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  10. I am glad you had a great Birthday! It's a good time to reflect, but I think we all have that with regard to some of our outfits! Yikes, some of my old shoes were so ugly! haha
    xx Jenelle
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  11. Aw happy belated birthday gorgeous lady! I seriously thought you were like 23 or 24 heheh

    Tina
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  12. You make 31 look so good! Happy Birthday! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  13. Love the dress, it´s so cute!
    xx
    Claudia
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  14. This dress is gorgeous on you! I love it with the leather jacket. Happy belated birthday!

    By Lauren M

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  15. This is such a gorgeous post – great outfit! Hope you had a lovely birthday x

    Tania xxx
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  16. Belated happy birthday! You still look amazing ;)

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  17. Happy Birthday darling! What better way to celebrate the occasion than to spend it with the close ones.
    You look fab! Cheers to the years to come.

    Funmi xx
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  18. Happy belated birthday, lady! I agree- your 30s are where you get settled + refine your taste. And you're going to kill it! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. HBD! Super cute dress. Love the little cutout!

    xoxo
    Jessi
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  20. Happy Birthday! Love the dress. It's so feminine and fun!

    -Rachel
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  21. Fantastic look Yuka! So cool, love the metallic bag and leather jacket to add an edgy twist to a dress!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    xo
    Stella
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  22. You look great! I'm loving that dress. And Happy Belated Birthday!

    Love, Lindsey
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  23. Happy belated birthday! You look lovely in these pictures. Wish you all the best :)
    xx
    LA VEINE

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  24. Super sexy dress! You look awesome!

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  25. Happy birthday darling! I'm hitting 30 soon and I'm so nervous about it, so it's comforting to know life at 30 is great! xx

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  26. Happy late-birthday! You defenatly looked gorgeous :-)
    Bliss
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  27. Happy Birthday! 31 looks great on you! That dress and jacket- superb! I think as we get older we can a better sense of ourselves, and have to say that at 58 I am as happy as I have even been! Age is just a number..
    xx, Elle
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  28. You look beautiful, and congratulations on turning 31 !!!
    I love a leather jacket too, and best friends on your birthday is the best :)
    I love what you said about the 30s being the time when things happens.. I can't wait to start building my career and have a family and all that :)

    xo
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  29. Even though I'm still in my 20s, I think I'd agree that 30s is when life really happens! You look great! :)

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  30. Happy belated! I honestly wouldn't say you're in your thirties, you look like you're in your early twenties. This look is super chic too, love the edgy contrast with the leather jacket!

    Dee
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  31. 31? Honestlyy? You look younger! Love your look

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  32. Happy belated dear, you look so gorgeous

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  33. Happy birthday, dear Yuka! The dress you wear is made for you. Love it!

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  34. Happy birthday, dear Yuka! The dress you wear is made for you. Love it!

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  35. Happy belated birthday! Glad to know you had a great birthday and you look beautiful!

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  36. Happy belated birthday! You look absolutely fantastic!

    XoXo Noma

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  37. Happy birthday! I turn 31 on my n ext one too. Brunch with friends sounds like the perfect way to celebrate, and this is the best look!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  38. Happy belated birthday babe! that polka dot dress is pretty, something I will wear and have worn.
    Xo, Christianne
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  39. Sounds like you had a lovely Birthday! Hope you are having a great day too! Gemma x
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  40. OMG, what a gorgeous 31 you are! Loving the leather jacket with this great dress, Yuka! Happy belated birthday! xoxo

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  41. Happy Belated Birthday, Yuka. This is an amazing outfit. I love the dress.

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  42. sounds like such a awesome birthday my fellow scorpio ;) xx

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  43. I have the same thoughts :)
    Takes time but now I can say that I know much better what match with me, lol!

    xxx

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  44. dear this polka dots dress very cute
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  45. Love this post, hope your birthday was wonderful!
    Such a great look, love that dress!
    xo.
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  46. Happy belated birthday! Your outfit is so pretty...I love the leather jacket!

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  47. Love the polka dots!
    -Kate
    katekoutures.blogspot.com

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  48. Stylish and cool outfit!
    Have a nice Thursday!
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  49. I have to say you look really great and he happy birthsday <3
    xo katy

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  50. I love this look! Belated Happy birthday too :D

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  51. Love the mix of polka dots and leather! :)

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  52. Loving this polka dots and loving this outfit!
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  53. Happy belated 31st birthday then �� I love this outfit, bold and feminine! x

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  54. girl..... you look so chic with that outfit

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  55. You look so cute

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  56. Happy Birthday girl!! Such a perfect birthday look!

    xx Nicole
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  57. Happy belated birthday! You still look amazing and love your outfit :)

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  58. That is a fabulous look on you! Mind checking out the brand new BLES Magazine? I'd love to hear your opinion!
    xx

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  59. That looks gorgeous outfit! I'll be turning 31 this spring, which feels like really old :D

    Laura
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  60. I love this post! I was talking to my friend the other day about reaching my 30's, got a few years yet but this was really positive! :)

    I hope you had a brilliant birthday and that dress looks so beautiful on you!

    Much love,
    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  61. Wow I would have never known you're 31! I'm 30 and still am mistaken for a teenager - gotta love that young gene ;) Happy belated birthday btw!

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

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  62. Magnifique !
    Kiss, Béa
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  63. So beautiful! Great outfit xoxo
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  64. Happy birthday babe!! You look so beautiful and love your outfit!

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  65. Well, this 31 definitely fits you really good. You look great in that dress and boots. Happy late birthday! I just discovered your website and I am very happy about it!
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  66. beautiful. I love this style. I hope you had a great birthday and I wish you many success for more years to come

    Michaela
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