photo IMG_6865_zps466d0e94.jpg
 photo IMG_6755_zpsa4cb7ec8.jpg
 photo IMG_6781_zps5f744aae.jpg
 photo IMG_6834_zpsb7b43489.jpg
 photo IMG_6805_zps3d8ff9eb.jpg
 photo IMG_6871_zps0653398d.jpg

Well hello there, friends! As some of you may already know, today is an extra special day... No, not because it's Friday and you've got a hot date with the school (or office) hunk or an invite to some super rad party, but because 34 years ago today, a woman who would later come to shape my formative years was born. That's right my friends, it's Claire Danes' birthday and I for one think we should all take a moment to celebrate the woman who brought us Angela Chase.

Now even if you strip her of those envy-inducing red locks and her effortless, plaid-centric style, Angela has that whole "voice of a generation" thing going for her. With her teen angst, way awesome friends (I still think of Rickie to this day!) and that whole hottest-dude-in-the-world-chasing-after-me thing, she had throngs of girls not only looking up to her, but relating to her as well. So in honour of Claire, here are some of my favourite Angela quotes from the series:

"My parents keep asking how school was. It's like saying, "How was that drive-by shooting?" You don't care how it 'was,' you're lucky to get out alive." 
 
"It's so weird that teachers actually, like, live places."
 
"When someone compliments your parents, there's, like, nothing to say. It's like a stun gun to your brain."

"Walking into someone else's house for the first time is like entering another country. Not that I've ever been to another country."

Happy birthday, Claire! I plan on wearing lots of plaid and making a voice-over to celebrate. xx

Outfit details: sweater- LNA; faux leather shorts- H&M; beanie- Zara; clutch- BCBG; booties- ShoeMint; necklace- Zara; rings- Larus