My birthday is just two days away, and I am, of course, very excited. Recently, a coworker said she thought birthdays are silly things to get excited about. Well, that’s her problem. I LOVE THEM. I love my birthday. I love Tim’s birthday, and Marco’s birthday, and all of my friend’s birthdays. Its a day out of the year where we say, “Hey! You are you, and that is awesome! Here, have some cake.” What is not to love about this?
Also, sometimes, there are presents. Like I said, what is not to love? Here are a few items I’m wishing for:
My potential perfume! I like to switch up my scents every few years, and this one has made the cut. I ran out of Balenciaga Paris a few weeks ago and I feel naked.
Ash ‘Titan’ boots
TOMS ‘Desert’ bootie in Chestnut
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Silpat silicone cookie sheet. The pastry chefs at Bouchon Bakery always used these, so I know they are good.
Melie Bianco ‘Sylvana’ purse. I saw this in blue at a boutique and now I want both colors!
Tim ordered something online last week and it arrived today in a plain USPS box. Very suspicious.
I work a full-time job and have a two year old. You can imagine that my mornings are a little hectic. I rarely get the chance to snap a picture of my outfits, but somehow I managed to pull out the iPhone camera yesterday morning – for a brief moment.
Dress: BCBGeneration (purchased at the BCBG outlet fall 2010)
Cami worn under dress: Target
Heeled sandals: Vince Camuto (seen HERE)
…and at that exact moment, Marco found my lip stain and started to color a picture with it, our new kitten (post coming soon!) was trying to eat my gym shoes, and I realized I would be late if I didn’t get my booty to the car pronto! And there went my 60 seconds of time.
I need these flats in my closet, STAT!
My biggest wish is to remodel our kitchen (finally), so I am working on Timmy to get it going for the end of summer/fall. Here’s a few of my many inspiration pics:
Saving up to buy a camera bag, but can’t decide between this one:
and this one:
And I think I need some more of this…
Oops…didn’t mean to sneak that in there!
Ok, so not all of the items are attainable. I mean, who knows if I’ll ever have that nice of a kitchen.
I’m so excited with the way my summer wardrobe is shaping up. With a few favorite pieces from years past, and some recent purchases, my wardrobe is rounding out nicely!
A few new pieces:
Vince Camuto ‘Miner’ sandal Mother’s Day gift from my mom! Woo hoo!
Soprano ‘Milla’ maxi – This dress is so silky soft, comfortable, yet elegant feeling.
Lush ‘Harper’ chiffon dress – I felt instantly lovely when I tried this on. Had to buy it.
Liz Lange for Target sunburst maxi – This is a maternity dress, but once I laid eyes on it I had to at least try it on. It doesn’t look like maternity – and the skirt is a swish-y material that makes me feel like a princess
Mossimo ‘Perri’ – I think I need them in every color. Sexy AND comfortable
The Webster at Target ‘ Wallpaper Print’ dress - Timmy picked this out for me, and I love it! The blouson top and fun print are perfect for summer!
What are your summer staples?
I haven’t made a set on Polyvore in a while, but I’ve been thinking about lemon lime combinations and colors for a few days… and so here’s this:
Pink and black polka dot silk blouse with peter pan collar: Forever21
Rhinestone and pearl bow earrings: Betsey Johnson, birthday gift 2010
Black pleated skirt: Forever21 HERE
And finally…my awesome new shoes!
Shoes: BCBGeneration Stevie HERE
Last week I tried to get pictures of each day’s ensemble, and I sort of managed it (except for the last day, where I got pictures of pieces but not the whole outfit – whoops). Either way, here’s the week:
Sweater: Target (get it HERE) Seriously, I love these Mossimo sweaters; I buy them every year. They are SO soft!
Plaid blouse: Forever21, purchased Spring 2011
Skirt: Banana Republic, purchased 2008
Headband: Cost Plus World Market (get it HERE)
Striped sweater: Target
Silk tie-belt: Forever21 (part of the blouse seen HERE)
Camisole (not shown): Target
Grey cropped slacks (not shown): GAP
Shoes: Nine West (previously worn HERE)
Glasses: Warby Parker
Necklace: bridesmaid’s gift from Adrienne
Phew…it’s hard work coming up with outfits!
Quick recap of my birthday dinner! Holy mac, can’t believe I’m 27 already.
Heck yes, I wore a tiara.
Check out my shoes!!
Favors for the guests! Mason jars filled with gummy bears, Dutch caramel wafers, English toffee, and madeline cookies. I decorated them with ribbon and mini-chalkboards (yes, I gave out chalk, too!)
My birthday dinner took place at the 1515 Restaurant & Lounge in Walnut Creek. Food was good, and the cocktails were excellent.
I told them to act natural. Good spies they’d make, eh?
Adrienne couldn’t make it this year, so Justin acted as a placeholder. Personally, I think he should’ve worn the heels.
I had a wonderful time!! The restaurant was very cool inside, and though the food wasn’t amazing, it was good and I really liked their house-made hummus. Ooh and their onion rings were delicious!
For dessert, I’d brought cupcakes from Sift; Stud Muffin (Lagunitas beer and brown sugar cake, caramel buttercream frosting topped with bacon and fleur de sel) and Pink Champagne (raspberry and champagne cake with buttercream frosting).
We didn’t end up getting home until almost 2 am, but I was happy tired.
I love birthdays.
First time wearing a romper: win!! I loved how comfortable, yet sexy and chic I felt in it! Tim agrees: more rompers, please.
iPhone pictures taken in the downtown Napa plaza, whilst waiting for a table at Gillwood’s. Mmm, waffles…
Rose-clasp belt: Forever21 (purchased 2008)
Black wedges: Forever21
Sunglasses: Target (purchased 2010)
Teal bracelets: Macy’s (purchased 2009)
Handbag: vintage French language book, made into a handbag by Swing Set Designs. (2010 gift from my mother-in-law)
iPhone pictures of recent outfits I’ve worn to work:
Black sweater: Target, purchased 2007
Grey striped blouse: Target, purchased 2008
Head wrap: Forever21, purchased 2010
Yes…I am totally in the employee bathroom taking a photo. CREEPY….
Blouse printed with birds: H&M, gift from Micaela!
Cami (layered underneath): Target
Gladiator sandals: BCBGeneration, purchased 2009
PSSSSSTTTTTT…. Giveaway announced tomorrow!!