I had a GREAT birthday. I slept in, and then Nathan got me a McDonald’s breakfast of hotcakes and hash browns. Yum. I laid in bed until mid-morning and watched Buffy DVDs*. I didn’t even bother to get dressed until 11:30 or so. Then I showered and got dressed and we went up to the mall to grab lunch. I had a ham and 3 cheese and tomato Panini. Yum, again. I wanted to wear something comfortable and easy to shop in**, so I went with this…
That’s my “birthday dress”. It’s actually 4 dresses, because it’s reversible, and it can be worn with or without a belt. Here is the other pattern…
Genius, right? It would be great for packing on vacation as it is not wrinkle prone and if you pack a belt and 2 pairs of shoes, you’ve got 4 looks!
I ended up with a couple tees from Forever XXI, a couple glosses from MAC and a bag and flats from Nordstrom Rack. I can’t even believe how perfect the bag is. I have been doing a lot of internet shopping for bags leading up to my birthday, trying to find the right bag at the right price. I wanted:
I didn’t really find anything. I had given up and was just looking for black leather with an urban feel. But then we went to Nordstrom Rack. First of all, they had at least 10 bags that fit my bill. Black leather, large-ish, Urban. But then, THEN I found this:
I’ll get you a better peek at the strap later, but look at that. Black leather, bucket shape, studding (cones AND round!), and the strap is a long strap that can be worn cross body. AND it was the cheapest of the lot. $98 bucks. I had money left over for black leather flats! It was a birthday miracle.
After that we met friends for a casual come and go at the pub. Then Saturday night we got all dressed up and had dinner out at a fancy place*** and our friends picked up the tab. Another birthday miracle. Yesterday a girlfriend who couldn’t make it Friday (due to a slumber party full of eight year old boys at hers, bless) came over and we watched Cure DVDS and talked. It was a great weekend and a lovely birthday.
*The initial plan had been to get up and go see the first showing of “Valentine’s Day” but you know what? Entertainment Weekly gave it an “F”. An “F”! So I decided to lie in and watch Buffy instead, because Buffy always gets an “A”.
** yep, still on a ban, but birthday money given to you specifically for shopping gets spent on your birthday if that’s what you want to do!
*** Tillman’s Roadhouse. I had the salmon cooked in lavender and local honey with asparagus and mushroom rice. And goat cheese tater tots. Yes, tater tots. With goat cheese. They were crazy good. And fried bread and butter pickles and tableside homemade smores. And a ginger lemon drop martini. Or two.
Jacket, Bona Drag, customized by me
Boots, Steve Madden
Isabella Wolf Fang Necklace, Wendy Brandes