You Say It's Your Unisex-y

How Unisex-y are birthdays! Whether you’re a woman or a man, you’ve got one.  And as it turns out, ModCloth’s Newsletter Coordinator, Crystal, and I share ours tomorrow. So to celebrate, and to keep in line with the binary nature of the occasion, we threw a party utilizing two items that know no boundaries when it comes to gender!

To chip away at the frosty winter chill here in the Pittsburgh, we partied in tropical style by sipping coconut-y concoctions from our cocktail umbrella-capped Quest for the Holy Tumblers and by blowing out the candles on the cupcakes set atop a pedestal of Forbidden Island Tiki Stools. Prior to this, when I asked Crystal what she would wear if she could create her dream birthday outfit from ModCloth merchandise, her response was, “Ruffles!” To accommodate this request, then, I set up an outfit for her using the bright and bubbly (and, yes, ruffly!) Caribbean Queen Dress as the basis for a wistful-for-warm-weather look that was complemented by the Stephanie Leggings in Navy. The ruffles run rampant again around the ankle of her Unicorn Princess Heels in Pewter, and the cute Cosette Rosette Headband adorns her hair adorably as a final touch.

And for myself? Well, I just wanted to look dapper as Dan as I revel in the anniversary of another year lived by wearing a snazzy, checked blazer over a baby blue button-up with black pants, black cowboy boots, and a black ribbon tie.

Happy birthday, Crystal. I raise my Quest for the Holy Tumbler in hopes of many happy returns!

About Richard

Suggested Posts

Galentine’s Day Style + DIY Self-Love Kit
February 05, 2019
This Face Mask Is Like a Bouquet for Your Skin
January 17, 2019
Workplace Besties: A #TeamModCloth Trio Shares the Love
January 10, 2019
How to Style a Party Dress Three Ways
December 20, 2018
The New Black: Styling All-Grey 3 Ways
December 13, 2018
Travel Bug: Saumya Takes Us on a Tour of DC
December 06, 2018
Party Recap: Hello Kitty’s Birthday in LA
November 12, 2018
A Pampering Present: DIY Concentrated Bubble Bath
November 05, 2018
Easy Makeup for Going Out: Featuring Anna Sui Beauty
October 22, 2018
Haunt Now, Haute Later: Three Scary-Stylish Outfits
October 11, 2018


  1. Natalie B. 01/14/2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Aww, look how adorb! Richard, you look extra snazzy.

  2. Jen 01/14/2010 at 3:57 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Ole man Richard! Ha ha jk. Love it!

  3. Jen 01/14/2010 at 3:58 pm #

    And Crystal! Happy Birthday to you, too!

  4. Turi 01/14/2010 at 4:10 pm #

    This picture is so cute! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

  5. Natasha 01/14/2010 at 4:34 pm #


  6. Maya 01/14/2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Happy Birthday guys. Hope your shared day is uni-fabulous!!

  7. Jadey 01/14/2010 at 7:46 pm #

    you do an amazing job with the “unisexy” posts, you would never think to style this stuff for guys, but it REALLY works!

  8. Katie 01/14/2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Aww, this is too cute! Thanks for sharing your celebration with us 🙂

  9. Maddi 01/15/2010 at 12:29 am #

    I wish you would put people in your clothes more! I was thinking of buying the Carribean Queen Dress and seeing it on a person has made me sure of how much I love it.


  1. ModLife » Blog Archive » Let Them Eat Cupcakes! - 01/15/2010

    […] Shop, these oh-so-sweet treats make frequent appearances in our office — and even some of our photoshoots!  So what better way to celebrate a Friday than with a salute to our favorite […]

Leave a Reply