Nina Dobrev gives us a lot of FEELINGS, y'all. After all, we love her in "The Vampire Diaries"; we eagerly await her red-carpet appearances and we're psyched as all get-out to see her in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"... all of which makes us feel that much guiltier about how very badly we want to raid her closet, take all her shoes and steal her beautiful blue-eyed boyfriend for ourselves. But not even a bad case of the seething envies would stop us from wishing her a fabulous birthday today—preferably one full of Funfetti cake, champagne and lots of shmexy smooching with Ian Somerhalder. (We'll just steal him tomorrow, instead.)
Nina is 23 today, and after the year she's had, no doubt she'll want to do some serious celebrating in one of the stylin' ensembles that have made her one of our favorite fashionistas on the Hollywood scene. But while we don't have any intel on Nina's (heh) birthday suit this year, there's no doubt that whatever she wears is going to be bloody fabulous. And to prove it, we're taking a look back at some of the gorgeous getups she's sported from 22 to 23.
Look No. 5: Heavy Metals
Nina showed off her legendary legs in this glamorous, glitzy metallic dress with daring slits and nude suede shoes.
Look No. 4: The Life Aquatic
Something's fishy here...in a good way! This shimmering blue-green dress with its cascading accents has an undersea vibe—the perfect match for her mermaid-esque waves.
Look No. 3: Gorgeous In Gingham
Some stars overdress at the Teen Choice Awards, but not Nina: a full-skirted dress in a teeny check print, deep blue heels, a bright white clutch and a pert ponytail were the ultimate blend of classic and casual.
Look No. 2: Hot Heels
If Nina had a signature look, this would be it: a structured black dress, sleek hair and daring shoes in the craziest of colors. Most ladies couldn't sport hot-pink heels and a bustier dress without looking like a blowsy tart...but then, our birthday girl isn't most ladies.
Look No. 1: Girl On Fire
And finally, we can't talk about Nina the Fashionista without talking about this stunner of a gown from the 2011 Emmy Awards. This bright red, body-hugging masterpiece with a dramatic trumpet hemline was so spectacular, we can't even look at it without our eyeballs starting to sweat.
Got any birthday outfit ideas for Nina? Leave 'em (and your best birthday wishes) in the comments!