Thanks for all of your sweet birthday well wishes! 22 was definitely very good to me, so I’m hoping that 23 will be just as nice, if not nicer! Here is how I celebrated my big day!
What I did —
I was off work for President’s Day (which is exciting because I’m obsessed with the Presidential aspect of history,) so my birthday was a day of relaxing. I slept in, ran a few errands, got a sparkly pink pedicure, took a nap, and then had birthday dinner with my family. I’m not used to having such a low key day ever, so to have one on my birthday was such a special treat!
What I wore —
My mom bought me this beautiful Lilly Pulitzer dress for Christmas, but it hasn’t been warm enough to wear yet! It was unseasonably warm on Monday, so I was finally able to break it out. I wore my hair up, so it gave me a chance to show off the beautiful Lilly Pulitzer earrings that my boyfriend bought me for Christmas. I found my J. Crew bubble necklace while rifling through my jewelry box, and decided to bring it out of retirement for the night because it is the exact same color as the blue on my dress!
What I got —
My momma bought me some beautiful Lilly pieces, as well as some work clothes because I desperately needed some more professional pieces. I also received a Pandora bracelet and workout gear from my Daddy, and a TJ Maxx gift card that I’m pretty sure will be nonexistent by this weekend if I can even wait that long to spend it.
What I learned — I recently heard on TV that Sharon Stone said she locked herself in a bathroom with a bottle of red wine, and refused to leave until she was ready to accept her body. I had a similar, less dramatic version of that epiphany. If you know me in real life or managed to find me on Instagram (it’s okay.. I don’t mind!) you know that I don’t wear a lot of makeup. In fact, most days I only wear mascara and Vaseline rosy lips. I’ve decided just to own it! Makeup is wonderful for special occasions, but I prefer my skin without it.
What’s next? —
This weekend, I am finally getting to celebrate Valentine’s Day and my birthday with my boyfriend AND meet some of his friends, so I am excited about that! The following weekend I am going to an event, and then taking a little vacation with my family to celebrate my birthday. And at some point, I would love to celebrate with my friends! (I have a little something up my sleeve.) And of course, I’ll be working on completing my 24 before 24 list!
What’s next for you? I’d love to hear about it!
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