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Birthday Wish-List :)

So my birthday is on Monday, and I’m going to be 24 years old! I can’t even believe it…time flies. I know that I may be a little too old Β to make a birthday wish-list, but hey- why not. It’s always fun to compile an assortment of things that you’d like to have (remember my want-list?) just so you have goals, and something to look forward to in general πŸ™‚

Here is my most recent want-list…birthday edition!

From left to right:

1) I am dying for a nice camera- ever since I started blogging, (and religiously reading other blogs) I’ve been itching to up my photo game. I love the Cannon EOS Rebel t3i digital camera, and I believe it shoots video too…which would be amazing!

2) I love the Dogeared Karma necklace- I believe in treating everyone kindly, and fair because at the end of the day what goes around, come right back around- and that’s the truth! It’s a nice reminder…and I’ve been dying for a necklace just like that for years πŸ™‚

3) I’m always looking to expand my Gelish collection!

4) I would love a cute pair of lady loafers or Sperrys in a cute color…maybe red!

5) Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume- I’ve been obsessed with this scent since I sampled it in Cosmopolitan a couple of months ago.

6) I’ve been so in love with the peachy/pink Maryanne Kate Spade quilted tote, but the gold one is my new favorite!

7) Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

8) Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

My friends and family always get me the sweetest, most amazing gifts without even asking- they are the most thoughtful bunch, and I am a very lucky girl!

I’m really looking forward to spending some time with my best girlfriends, my boyfriend, and my family this weekend- that’s the best way to celebrate a birthday!

XXOO

Orange Ya Glad You Bought That Dress?!

Okay, totally tacky post title, but you’ll see how it’s relevant πŸ˜‰

I went to a wedding over the weekend, and had little time to put an outfit together. It was a day wedding, so I didn’t need to dress too formal. I was on a time crunch and a budget, see how it all came together below πŸ™‚

Remember this Cynthia Rowley dress I had snagged at Marshalls a couple of months ago? It came in handy πŸ™‚

I went shoe shopping for some fun new heels, but was completely out of luck! Nearly every store was stocked with wedges, or ginormous, chunky, color-blocked heels. Neither of which was the look I wanted to go with. I went back home and decided my leopard print heels would do just fine. (When I told my boyfriend I was just going to wear these shoes he said “Aren’t animal print shoes trashy?” HA! I told him no, a hint of animal print is completely in style, and he would be surprised by how well they’ll work with the outfit.) A told you so moment πŸ˜‰

Side note- I tweeted a picture of these shoes a while ago and was asked where I got them, and I honestly don’t remember! They’re actually are over 6 years old- I wore them to my High School graduation ceremony! lol

The dress had a high neck, so I was debating whether or not I should wear a necklace. Ultimately, it seemed too plain so I opted to wear these chunky warm toned & gold beads which I’ve had for a while- I swear, it’s a magic necklace, it compliments so many different outfits, and worked perfectly with the orange dress!

I needed a bracelet, or cocktail ring, and chose this brownish/gold ring that my roommate bought me for Christmas. It was the perfect finishing touch.

Of course you need a smaller clutch or bag, so I opted to carry my DKNY leather bag which I ‘m still in love with. (I told you I’d get some good use out of it- no buyers remorse ;))

I wanted to do something different with my nails. As you know I picked up the rest of the Gelish Candyland Collection a couple of weeks ago, so thought it’d be the perfect time to try out ‘Don’t Be Such a Sourpuss’. At first I hated it, it looked too green, but in natural light it is a really pretty yellow. I’ve actually been getting a lot of compliments on it. Who would have thought? πŸ™‚

I broke my thumb nails so I decided ditch the square shape and round everything off for a couple of weeks. I kind of like the round look πŸ™‚ (sorry for the greasy nails; I had just applied some cuticle oil lol)

My toes I painted with the fabulous Sally Hansen Insta-Dri orange polish that Ashely sent to me in the secret blogger swap. I love it! I can’t wait to use it on my fingernails as well.

Sorry to those skeeved out by feet pictures! LOL

And here you have the final product!

Isn’t my boyfriend adorable? He was all excited about his look as well- he cleans up nice πŸ˜‰
Another shot with Jackie (my boyfriends cousins girlfriend) πŸ™‚
Ugh, don’t we all have a bad side? lol..but this was a good accessories pic.

I was very happy with how well everything came together (and the fact that I didn’t spend any money). It pays to buy a couple of extra dresses you love if you randomly find them on sale!

Have you attended any weddings lately? What did you wear?

What is your piece of “naked-without” jewelry?

Many girls have something that when they forget to put on they feel “naked-without”. My Mom always said it was her earrings, some have to be wearing a necklace…me? I have a single gold band ring that I wear on my right index finger. I couldn’t tell you where I got it, I honestly don’t even like it- but I’ve have had it on that finger since 2002 or so, and I never, never, never take it off, no matter where I’m going.

It’s been on for so long that I now have a permanent indent/tan line on my index finger.

I feel so weird when this ring is removed for even a second. I literally feel naked without it!
Is there a piece of jewlery that you wear every single day?

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