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Birthday Wish List

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.

BaByliss Pro Curling Iron

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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!

Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Making Class

Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Making Class | Oysters & Pearls Birthday Wish List

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.

Pandora Oyster & Pearl Charm

Pandora Oyster and Pearl Charm | Oysters & Pearls Birthday Wish List

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!

Living Proof No Frizz Styling Creme

Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream | Oysters & Pearls Birthday Wish List

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.

J Brand 2311 Maria High Rise Jeans

J Brand 2311 Maria High Rise Jeans | Oysters & Pearls Birthday Wish List

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.

Gap Striped Side-Zip Dress

Gap Striped Side-Zip Dress | Oysters & Pearls Birthday Wish List

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…

Lucky Brand Teddye Booties

Lucky Brand Teddye Booties | Oysters & Pearls Birthday Wish List

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!

Until Next Time

Friday Finds

TGIF!

But seriously.  TGIF.

It’s been another long week, amiright?

This Friday Finds isn’t nearly as cool as last week’s post, but it’ll do pig.  It’ll do.

Here’s what I’m obsessing over this week.

This entire outfit from Anthropologie.

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I am obsessed with everything in this picture. Even her hair. I *will* have that fabulous red bag lady sweater at some point in the very near future, if I have anything to do with it.
And I do.

However, I don’t see myself purchasing very expensive jeans in the near future, so I made a substitution.

These deconstructed Gap jeans.

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I was in Tallahassee last weekend for a hair appointment, and hopped over to the mall and tried these on.  I got them in short length, because I’m short, but also so that I could wear them more like the ones in the Anthro picture above with my own bag lady sweaters (until I purchase that red one, of course).

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Bag lady sweaters are the BEST.  Mary Kate and Ashley exemplify the perfect bag lady chic vibe I like to go for in the fall.

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Right? Ultimate bag lady chic.

Another thing I’m loving lately is my new favorite Food Network Show, Heartland Table

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She isn’t Southern, per se, but she appeals to a Southern viewer, which I find refreshing amongst the “Southern” Food Network crowd.  There are no airs about this gal.  No cane syrup-sweet accent she’s laying on too thick.  She uses a normal human amount of butter in her recipes.  She doesn’t break into uncomfortable song at the end of every episode. But she grows her own food, visits and talks with farmers, and is really laid back and almost suspiciously normal-acting in front of the camera.  Like, I could be friends with this girl.  I could be this girl.
Except, by no fault of my own, I would have a cane-syrup-thick accent.

Anyway, I love her show.  She makes pie dough from scratch, grows her own lettuce, and doesn’t  annoy the shiz out of me.  I highly suggest you check her show out!  I’ve got all of them DVR’d, if you want to come over and marathon it with me.

Bobbi Brown Makeup

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I haven’t been loving my makeup for the past year or two.  I feel like my skin has changed a lot (#midtwenties), and I just couldn’t figure out what worked for me.  I saw this feature on Bobbi Brown on CBS Sunday Morning (my FAVE!) and loved her natural aesthetic.  Then I started seeing Katie Holmes around in her Bobbi Brown, and she’s looking better than she ever has, IMHO.  So Saturday after my hair appointment, I went and got a full makeover at the Bobbi Brown counter in Dillard’s.  It was awesome.  I wish I could have bought everything they used on me, but alas, I still have to save up for those J.Crew boots, Madewell boots, and red bag lady sweater from Anthro.  I did purchase the liquid foundation pictured above, as well as the undereye corrector and concealer.  I am LOVING it all.  If you’re interested in the CBS Sunday Morning feature on her, {click here}.  I love how she puts her philosophy: “All women are beautiful.  What beauty is to me, is not looking like a super model, not looking like a Barbie doll.  It’s about being comfortable in your own skin and knowing how to use makeup to make you look better and enhance who you are.”
Isn’t that what we all want out of our makeup?

Speaking of all things girlie, I’m also loving my borrowed curling iron from Charity.

Ion Titanium Pro Curling Iron

I am just now learning to use these girl tools, and I really didn’t know how to use a curling iron. But Charity let me borrow this curling iron, and after a quick text tutorial from Rachel, I am feeling fairly confident at actually doing things to my hair.  Thanks Charity and Rachel! As proof of my new-found hair potential, please enjoy this awkward bathroom selfie.

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I can be quite the awkward turtle, I’m well aware.  I’ve just been blowing it out straight, which takes surprisingly little time, then run a flat iron through it, then a curling iron.  Or just the curling iron.  I don’t really know, I’ve only been doing it for a few days and I am really new at actually doing things to my hair.  Update: here’s one from this morning after using the curling iron – I’m getting better!
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Any product or curling iron suggestions for me?

So that’s what I’m loving in my world right now.  What are you loving?

Happy Fall Friday!  Go forth and soak up all the glorious Fall weather we’re having!

 

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