Solange Knowles celebrated her big 30 in a very chic, very Solange way. The singer started the celebration with a lengthy and inspirational Instagram post that detailed the ups and downs of her life, and let us know that her fourth album has just been completed! Solange also happily announced that she has taken a cue from Paris Hilton and will be celebrating her big 3-0 with four parties.
Born June 24th Wore tap shoes and tutus every where 3-5 Wrote first song (A jingle for the United Way) 9 Felt God 10 Met first love (in a parking lot) 13 Wrote/Released my first album for weird teenagers 15 Started writing songs for other awesome people 16 Lost my best friend Marsai, to gun violence 17 Pregnant 17 Married first love 17 Gave birth to angel baby 18 Financially independent 19 Bought my first house 19 Divorced 20 Wiled the hell out 20-22 Wrote/ Released second album 22 Fell head over heels in love again 22 Insane panic attacks and agoraphobia and convinced I would die by 30 – 24 Wrote/released third album 26 Started record label and cultural hub 27 Released first album on label 27 Freed myself of “friends” on the journey to womanhood 27 Started writing most proud of body of work 27 World called me crazy 27 Married Best Friend 28 Completed 4th album (72 hours before turning 30) Just really getting started 30 🍾 I say all of that to say…don’t eveeer let anyone write your story for you. They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life. So much gratitude for all of your wishes. So much gratitude for love. So much gratitude for freedom. So much gratitude for life. Ps: About to take a note from Paris Hilton and have 4 parties.
Solange showing off her two-toned birthday dress, posted by @saintrecords on Instagram, June 25, 2016
DVF Nori Goddess Dress, $209.30 (before: $598) at DVF
Just like her unconventional but chic wedding, Solange made sure that her 30th birthday was filled with fabulous looks. She flew her closest girlfriends and family members — including Beyonce’s family — to New Mexico and had a very private celebration at a secluded little ranch in San Patricio. Like any birthday girl, Solange chose to dress up for her day. She donned a two-toned DVF Nori Chiffon Goddess Dress, which was just the perfect vibrant frock to match their quaint ranch.
True to her style, Solange made sure everyone else was dressed impeccably too. The girls wore color-coordinated outfits and the group drove out to do a photo shoot in a deserted location with beautiful white sand. Squad goals, anyone?
Solange and her squad in color-coordinated outfits, posted by @saintrecords on June 25, 2016
Solange on a birthday photo shoot, posted by @saintrecords on June 27, 2016
Solange on a birthday photo shoot wearing a pleated dress, posted by @saintrecords on June 27, 2016
Solange and girlfriends, posted by @saintrecords on June 27, 2016
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