Happy Birthday to Me! And Happy All Saints Day to the rest of you. :)
I hope y’all are enjoying your candy hangovers. Or hangovers, generally. Ahhhh, I remember college.
But today, I’m not hungover at all, I’m enjoying my coffee, and I turn 27 years young. And what better time to imaginarily indulge myself on this blog than birthday?
So today is a list of things I’ve gotten, things I know I’m getting, things I want to get, and things that I want but will never, ever actually obtain. At least, I doubt it will be any time in the realistic future. But a girl can dream.
Let’s start with a Friday Find that I’ve already gotten.
After I finally returned my friend Charity’s curling iron to her, I asked my hair stylist sister what kind of curling iron I should purchase for myself. She recommended either a BaByliss or a Sam Villa iron. I found this BaByliss one on Amazon (<– affiliate link!) for a very reasonable price of $30, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It is much smoother running through your hair, and gets hot without feeling like you’re burning your hair. And it really does make your hair shinier! I also love that all the buttons/knobs/etc. are out of the way so I don’t accidentally mash them while I’m curling my hair. I highly recommend it now, too!
I am so excited that Wheat got us seats in a cheese making class at Sweet Grass Dairy for my birthday! I have always wanted to go to one, but the seats fill up SO quickly. You learn all about the cheese making process, right there on the farm! Then you make your own wheel of cheese and they keep it and age it for you, then ship it right to your doorstep! Afterwards, the class includes a cheese and wine tasting. It’s not going to be for a couple weeks, but I anticipate that the Saturday of the class will be the PERFECT day! I can barely contain my excitement! Squeeee!! Girl noises!!!
Now for the list of things I don’t have, but would very much like to have.
I don’t figure I really need to explain this one, right? I have a brown leather Pandora bracelet that I never filled up that I think this charm would be just perfect on. Please and thank you!
How many items do you ever see that have ratings of all 4 or 5 stars out of 5 stars ? Like, nothing below that. According to reviews, this stuff is LIFE CHANGING. And apparently it keeps your hair cleaner for longer? I’m ready to test the magic. Consider it in my shopping bag. I needed some more goo anyway.
Now that I’m officially an old lady, I’m all about some high rise jeans. And I want these. I have slowly come to the realization that, while Gap jeans and the like are great, the pairs that I never really get rid of when cleaning out my closet, and continue to wear, year after year, are the ones I dropped some serious bones on. The splurges I have made on nice jeans have paid off in cost per wear. This is a pair I’d like to drop some bones on. Ya know, if I really had any. Until then, I’ll online window shop.
I love loose shift dresses that you can dress up or down, depending on whether you are at work or at play. This one seems to walk that line well. It would be adorable with a black blazer and black pointy toe flats (I LOVE my Madewell black suede Skimmers like whoa – I also want them in every color). But it would be equally adorable with black booties and tights, or tall brown boots, or my Minnetonka moccasins… or whatever shoes you want to put on.
And speaking of shoes…
I love Lucky Brand boots. I have a pair of tall light tan Lucky boots that I have just about worn out. They are super durable – I have even worn them quail hunting through briars – but still super cute. They have a decent amount of heel, but are still crazy comfortable. I am obsessed with the amount of cushioning Lucky Brand puts in the soles of their shoes. So I have a black pair of Lucky Brand suede booties, too. And now, I’d like to add these to my collection. They are very reasonably priced, based on the durability and comfort they offer. I’m a huge supporter of Lucky Brand boots! I’m currently waiting on a coupon or sale at Piperlime to snag these beauts. Or some birthday cash. Or both.
And if some birthday fairy happens to be reading this, I’d also love a camel-colored cashmere scarf. I mean, while I’m dreaming, right?
Until all these items are in my possession (ha!), I will be indulging in copious amounts of seafood this weekend at the beach. I plan to eat at least 2 to 3 dozen of this blogs namesake bivalves before Sunday rolls around. After all, it is my birthday!
Y’all have a great weekend! And join us at the Apalachicola Seafood Festival, if you’re around!