Personal: Birthday Snapshots

This year has certainly flown by. I can't believe I'm 28. That's two years before 30! I'll admit, 28 sounds strange to me but I'm pretty excited to see what the year brings for me.

I hope you enjoy the little snapshots I took during my birthday week! My birth date itself was lovely. It was quiet but filled with love and great laughs. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and thank you to those who were able to keep me company on my birthday as well.

I went darker with my hair. Majority of the people like me with darker hair, I may make it a brown instead of leaning towards the black like it is now
Celebratory Birthday Waffle! It's nothing fancy, but this diner near our place makes such awesome breakfast!

My free Starbucks birthday drink. It's an iced Salted Caramel Mocha. I went Venti cause...it was free and it was my birfday!

The Mister took me to my favorite cupcake place in Red Bank. Since it's really just the two of us, getting a giant cake would be silly. I settled for the Lemon Raspberry Surprise (pictured) and Carrot Toffee Crunch. Both were amazing!!

Going out to meet our friends for dinner at Red Bank! I should have taken another shot of my outfit, I really liked it! Pants: H&M, Shirt: F21 (similar), Jacket: ASOS, Boots:Steve Madden Brewzzer  

My dinner, pieces of filet with sauteed spinach and mushrooms. I could eat this every night. So good!

My friend ordered the banana flambe for dessert, but it was huge, so we all split it. Here is his final plate. I had to take a picture of the masterpiece!

Now onto my birthday haul. I'll admit, I think I may have gone a bit over, but like many of you know, I'm extremely picky about things like bags and high investment pieces so this took a lot of contemplating before I bit the bullet and purchased the items. I'll be on a bit of a shopping ban in the next few months.
My girlfriend and I went to the Jersey Shore outlets on Columbus Day and scored a bunch of goodies. Kate Spade was having huge 50 percent off sale off entire store, so I definitely took advantage! After much deliberation, I decided on the Alessa satchel and the Graham ID/card holder. There is also a Michale Kors outlet but I was disappointed in their bag selection. Instead to took my time browsing their accessory section. I desperately needed a new wallet and fell in love with this sleek and simple carry all. I love that it doesn't have the obnoxious MK brand all over it. Afterward, we went to Fossil and they were having a massive sale and that's when I scored my Marc Jacobs watch. I was going to get a rose gold Michael Kors watch, but immediately changed my mind after seeing this beauty.

Birthday gift from my Mommy. This is the Selma satchel I have been eyeing. I know this will be a timeless piece and that I will probably use this bag to death. The Saffiano leather makes it very durable but luxe at the same time.

My beautiful friend, LC sent me this lovely package with a beautiful card. Btw, today is her birthday! Head over to her blog and say hi!

I'm a HUGE Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) fan. My friend Bruce gifted me this key chain of the blades used by the soldiers. They're actually pretty sharp!

These were also gifts from my friends. A Scouting Legion patch from AoT, this insanely cute Ghibli shirt, a delicious cinnamon scone candle from Yankee Candle and MAC gift card. The PoP Art My Little Pony (Fluttershy) was from the Mister.

Thanks for reading and Happy Monday!


  1. Happy belated birthday! I think quiet birthdays with the few people that mean the most to you are the best birthdays too :) Are those fruity pebbles on the cupcake?! Brings back childhood memories! The Marc Jacobs watch looks so cool and totally matches you. I can see you like a lot of black accessories haha

  2. Thank you sooooo much! I like everything to match so everything is pretty much black lol

  3. Happy (belated) birthday again! I read this post almost as soon as it went up (the timing was perfect, I'd just logged in). I didn't comment right away because I wanted to come up with an extra special comment in honor of your day. I couldn't decide what to write. I thought about it too much and then it became a thing in my head. I choked. Today I remembered that 85% of friendship is showing up, being there...so just leaving a little note would have been better than waiting to think of something big. I don't know why I forgot that for a while.

    Anyway, I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday. Great food, cool swag, and as always your look reflected the inner you--awesome. Many happy returns my friend! Sorry I was late.

  4. thanks love bug!!

  5. I feel so appreciative to have met such a great person through blogger! The fact that you even took your time to think about what to say to me on my birthday is extremely touching. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and being so awesome yourself! =D

  6. oh.. belated happy birthday i was so happy with your birthday haul.. just by seeing them, i know they're were real worth buying! im eyein on a slim wallet too =)

  7. Just randomly stepping back in time to checkout your eyebrows. I was right, they always look great! :)


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