Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Very Merry Unbirthday


Who says you have to celebrate your birthday for only a day? Or that you are only supposed to have one cake? My boyfriend's birthday was this last Tuesday, May 22nd and I surprised him with not one, but 2 cakes (technically ice cream pies) from our favorite, Strickland's (homemade ice cream daily)! We celebrated the 3rd anniversary of his 21st birthday with as many candles as we could spare, including finishing off a 24-pack of bright neons. Yes, my inner 90s kid made me do it!

Butterfinger w/ graham cracker crust & Vanilla M&M w/ Oreo cookie crust (Strickland's) + Chocolate cake from John's sister (Porto's)
We kicked off the weekend the only way we knew how: scarfing down a burger, pork rib sliders, lobster corn dogs & butterscotch caramel brownie pudding. I am now officially a fan of Analog bar! It's funny that we were celebrating John's belated birthday there because Analog is turning 2 tomorrow (May 31), which means that they are both Geminis! Match made in heaven.


Then, I took him to an amazing secret bar (shhhh! Don't lean on the wall of kegs next to the restroom!) and we had a blast talking with the mixologists and pretending we were in a Harry Potter film (okay, so maybe the latter was just me). Finally, we ended the night by watching MIB 3, which brought back nostalgia for our childhoods...remember when the 1st film came out in 1997?!

Clothing: Crochet top- Candie's for Kohl's LOVE the silver details in the crochet & the sheer back!, Crop tank- Cotton On, Favorite pair of jeans- Vigoss, Loehmann's
Accessories: Neon belt- Target, Rive gauche/Rive droit bracelet- Agatha (in stores only), Assorted bracelets- some made by my grandma, Metallic satchel- Sophia, COACH (similar here), Ceramic watch- MK5387, Michael Kors, Tribal fringe necklace- Charlotte Russe, $5 (similar here)
Shoes: Platform sandals- Dakota, Olsenboye (on sale for $22!) Details in this post.
Then, on Sunday, John, his friends and I attended a concert/mini Coachella/music festival/rave? which lasted from 3 PM- 11 PM and we got to see Skrillex perform! I had no idea what I was listening to 90% of the day, but we all had a great time and it was definitely a first for me! 

We spent Memorial Day barbecuing and relaxing with his family at the beach and the weather was fantastic! This kind of warm weather makes waiting for summer even more unbearable. For my outfit, I decided to go with a patriotic color scheme and also use the holiday as an excuse to practice wearing more color since I admit I do wear neutrals the majority of the time. Lately, I have also been particularly fond of anything with cut-out details because they remind me of mosaics and stained glass windows. I am just loving this trend as you can tell by my outfit choices lately. Sorry for the overkill, but you can't have too much of a good thing...right?

Clothing: Laser cut top- Marshall's (similar herehere & VERY similar here), $13, Lace shorts- Charlotte Russe (in love with this one & this one)
Accessories: Bow belt & multi-colored aviators- Charlotte Russe (similar here), Charm bracelet- Return to Tiffany, Tiffany & Co., Assorted bracelets- some made by my grandma, Other bracelets- Cotton On, Red crossbody- Burberry, Ceramic watch- MK5387, Michael Kors,
Shoes: Metallic wedge sandals- DV by Dolce Vita

What did you do over the weekend? How did you celebrate your last birthday? 


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23 notes:

Always Maylee said...

You guys had so many yummy things to eat for his birthday! I love that last picture of you, you look so pretty! I love the blue top. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Karola said...

I love your photos! Always so cute and fun!
Happy birthday boyfriend! ;)
Your both tops are to die for and the food pics made me so hungry! I'm off to the fridge!

xoxo
Karola
www.karolasway.blogspot.com

Mrs. Kindallicious said...

It looks like you are having a very fabulous time! I adore your outfits but I must admit my heart palpitated when I saw that cobalt, cut-out top!

~Kate

http://taleof2teachers.blogspot.com/

MsBeautyGEEK said...

that was really sweet. nice pix =]

Traveling in Flats said...

Love the cut out top!

- Nita
travelinginflats.blogspot.com

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sbl said...

i love that top, these pics are so sweet. you are really pretty! xx
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Sara said...

I love those metallic sandals!

Seeking Style said...

Sounds like a good time!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

nahal said...

great pics!

i would love for you to come check out my blog as well I just posted a new outfit post!

Figure of Chic

Theodora C. said...

Such an amazing blog,i love your blue shirt
I am your new follower,wanna follow eachother so we could keep in touch more?
Kisses and Hugs!

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Nee said...

you look so beautiful:) i'm in love with white lace top outfit <33 perfect!

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute look! Love your sunnies and how pretty you are! Love the last photo, the blue liner is brilliant! :)

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

larissa said...

Hope you had a great time!
xo.
http://fromhatstoheels.blogspot.nl

Fashionable Memories said...

Happy belated birthday to your boyfriend!!! The location looks so fancy! I love both of your outfits, especially the one on Memorial Day, such a fun and chic look. I actually hate when it is my birthday so I don't celebrate it that much. My family or either a close friend of mine would go out to have dinner and drinks. And thank you so much for commenting on the newest post. I do look like the Lakers :)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I like that you can read English and French. My french is pretty rusty. I think I can only say " Je m'appelle Amy" and I don't even know if I spelled it correctly. Cute blue top by the way! And the lace top is so pretty!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Bernadeth G. said...

such a sweet girlfriend! love how you mix and match everything! such a lovely look :)

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Ang Lam said...

Love your style!!! Would you like to follow each other?

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Floortje said...

I really love your blog dear!
Keep posting, you do it great!

XO

Fash Boulevard said...

obsessed with the blue top. so summer. you look stunning. Another fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo

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Rakel said...

Great post! ;)

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Audrey Allure said...

Love your crochet top!

Diary of a Short Girl said...

You're so pretty, I love your style!!

Diary of a Short Girl

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