Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Think it's Called a Golden Birthday

So, tomorrow is the big day and by big day, I of course mean a day that is only important to me and a few close others who pretend it is important to them. Ah! The pleasure of a birthday. Also, I am turning 26, which means I am still young enough to do youngish stuff (be financially irresponsible, wear frilly dresses), yet old enough to be taken seriously (I can't think of any examples right now).

Of course I'll do a post on what I received and after the big Birthday/ Jesus Resurrection celebration on Sunday (note who comes first...), I already tucked a few things away. My mom got me a dress way back when, along with this rose ring by Vera Meat I posted about a while back:That's still not my hand, but it actually looks remarkably similar to the pictures I tried to take, except here the ring is actually in focus. Go figure.

The fam gives money, which I'll never turn down, and with that money I bought:
Benefit lipstick in Ruby Vibes (aka best lipstick ever), $17 at Sephora, as well as some powder, but I can't remember the brand and am far too lazy to go check right now...





(pic from ebay)
This dress from seller jjbean on ebay



(Awkwardly posed picture that the BF took; "artsy" self-portrait)

This dress from Century 21 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (weekend jaunt). Also! I love this dress for all the obvious reasons--pretty colors and print, fits well, etc., but I mostly love it because when I put it on my boyfriend started called me "Chesty LaRue" (see: several pop culture references including, but not limited to, The Simpsons and Seinfeld).



...And this lovely top from Banana Republic (thee of the awesome sales)

Tomorrow (the actual big day), I was supposed to hang out with my mom in the city and maybe hit up a little Tea and Sympathy downtown (clotted cream 4-eva!), but she has been taken with a stomach virus, so now my day is sort of play it by ear.
Have a lovely night, bloggers! Back with jewelry (and make-up, Fashion Tidbits, I promise) on Thursday.

21 comments:

Sharon said...

First of all, I'm delighted to be the first of your blogger pals to wish you a very, very happy 26th tomorrow! Other things: I love that Banana top, bought something very similar from H&M the other day -- I love the new ultra-femme thing going on. Also, you look fab in the dress, and that's not an awkward pose -- you look equal parts cute and sophistication. Last but not least, I am literally gaping at the web site for Tea & Sympathy. I can't believe nobody ever told me about it before. I NEED TO GO! Like, immediately! If not sooner. Oh my wow.

Have a great day!

Sharon said...

Oh no almost forgot... in your forthcoming makeup post pleeease say what color nail polish you're wearing in the last photo, it's awesome!

Fabulously Broke said...

I love that dress on you!

WendyB said...

Happy birthday! When will you let me buy you a drink? Also I'm intrigued by that lipstick. Do you think it's worth my trying?

The Clothes Horse said...

Wonderful buys with the birthday booty! And happy birthday!
As for the sandals, I was really pushing it...it was fine all day, but I had to switch to tights and flats towards the evening.

enc said...
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enc said...

Happy Birthday!

And—Wow, you're beautiful!

enc said...

I think I already said that before.

atelier said...

I wish you a very happy 26th Birthday!! The dress on ebay is really cool, I like it a lot! and as I already told you in your other post, the ring is amazing, and so beautiful! Of course the dress you are wearing in the pic is amazing too! You could be a model, so tall and thin! lucky you;)! and happy birthday again;)!

ambika said...

Happy, happy birthday! You look lovely in your new dress and it looks like you've gotten some fantastic gifts. I hope you enjoy the day immensely!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday!
Love the lacy detail on the shirt and the print on that dress is great.
Ditto what everyone else said about the nail polish!

krissy said...

happy birthday! hope it's a fabulous one!

bronwyn said...

Happy, happy birthday, enjoy all your celebrations and have a fabulous year. I love your ring, pretty and very feminine, and the lipstick rocks!

riz said...

Grrrr, i so want to be living int he city right now! I want to be able to hop onto the train and go to century 21 whenever!!

molly said...

i LOVE your dress!
have a fantastic birthday!!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I'm going to check out that ebay seller
what can i say i'm an addict?
Love the rose ring, it has such a delicate touch! Very sweet!

Lillian said...

Ohh, lovely ring!

And happy birthday!

LML said...

26 in the 26th! i had mine when i was 12. happy birthday! love all the stuff u got :)

Sally Jane said...

Happy belated birthday!

pistols at dawn said...

Joyful. Welcome to the world of lower car insurance, and being too old to ever be on The Real World!

Sarah B. said...

Happy belated!