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)|
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)
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 here, here & 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,