Paris Lovin’

Something about an Eiffel tower sweater that demands bling, sunglasses, and red lipstick.

Wow, I’m so ridiculous. Paperbag-waist pants (hehe silly name) bring out the silly in me. Or caffeine & sunshine. They do that, too. 

Just FYI, my belt is sparkly. And my shoes are silver.
I can’t figure these pants out, you guys. Some days, I love them. Other days, I hate them. Some days, I think they look good with flats only. Other days, only with heels. But they are super comfy, I must admit, and I find the paper bag waist super fun. But there are so many good things in this outfit that I’m quite sure I like: stripes, pink, blingy necklace, red lipstick, sparkly belt, silver driving mocs.
Style Secrets
Coat: Thrifted
Sunnies: Dollar Store
Earrings: F21
Necklace: Kohls
Sweater: Topshop (via consignment shop)
Belt: Banana Republic
Pants: Express
Driving Mocs: Thrifted
I hope your week is starting off well!
xo

Birthday Girl

                          
{happy, happy}
{beautiful, lovely birthday snow!}
                         
Last week I was the birthday girl–the spoiled rich, totally blessed, very happy birthday girl. 
Oh my goodness, it was lovely.
One must put all the happiness one can into each moment.

~Edith Wharton

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
~Philippians 4:8

I’m a firm believer in the importance of birthday, regardless of age. 
I’m a firm believer in special party dresses. 
I’m a firm believer in polka-dot hose.
I’m a firm believer in the beauty of a lovely snowstorm. 
I’m a firm believer in the deliciousness of living a happy life, and finding blessings in all of the small things. 
I’m a firm believer in a great pair of high heels.
I’m a very firm believer in birthday morning coffee cakes on gorgeous platters.
(that got a ton of compliments, Dorothy! Thank you!)
And I believe in pretty pink candles in ‘Death by Chocolate’ with amazing local ice cream after a fancy dinner with friends.
And I’m an incredibly lucky girl because my friends are believers in birthday flowers! Gah! Gorgeous pink gerbera daisies and lilies! And a pop-up birthday bouquet card! And bright pink and orange carnations (my birthday flower)! With leopard ribbon! And they believe in birthday balloons, too 😉
And every good birthday needs a good birthday song:
Rachel Platten’s “1000 Ships” sums up my birthday perfectly. And besides, it’s happy, jump-around catchy.
p.s. the dress fits my fingertip rule.

Have a beautiful week!


Oops

Somehow this photo got deleted from my previous outfit post. I totally love this dark silver shade. Also: it’s called Gray’s Anatomy. Hehe. {by Wet n Wild} One of the saddest parts of the summer is that all of my {all = two} favorite TV shows are on hiatus. But they are replaced by um…real life? Swimming in the river, farmer’s market, creamies after work, and, my fave: garage sales! {i’m a dork}