That’s right! This is week is birthday week, or my personal favorite…”Festivus.” That’s right, it’s my personal Festivus, so I decided to finally hop back onto the blogosphere. Lucky you. I am way beyond getting excited about turning a certain age, which I guess just comes as you get older. It just doesn’t have the same excitement attached to it anymore. However, for those of you who know me, you must know that I love birthdays for presents. Although now I tend to shop for my own gifts, which is my preferred method.
So, for your personal reading pleasure, here’s my “wish list.” Mind you, this is pie in the sky, not actual things I could even afford or purchase for myself. With that said, let’s go crazy.
1. Handbag heaven
Audra Large Satchel by Tory Burch
One of the benefits of an August birthday is that new fall lines are out, and this bag by Tory Burch does not disappoint. I would carry this every day. At least that’s what I tell myself.
And while we’re at Neiman’s…
2. Shoes to die for
Crisscross Snake D’Orsay by Manolo Blahnik
I mean, won’t those be the biggest hit at Bible Study. They’ll probably throw me out.
Poppy Cocktail Ring in turquoise by Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott jewelry is so beautiful . I would actually wear this all the time. I do have a coupon to her website…..I hope you check her out, her stuff is so colorful and more on the affordable side.
So, what did the love of my life get me for my birthday? I’m not trying to boast, but he is the best gift giver ever. It’s one of his strengths, so I am super blessed. First of all, he has organized a birthday dinner for me at my favorite restaurant, Rancho Loma.
I can’t find pictures of it online, but it’s been written up in Southern Living, amongst other publications. The food is inventive and locally grown, plus we get to enjoy the beautiful ranch it is located on. It will be a tremendous evening. I’m also going to Dallas to shop with my girlfriends for the rest of the weekend, so win-win.
On top of all that, he knows that my favorite artist is Amanda Stone Talley, out of New Orleans.
image via Casa Sugar
And he let me choose one of her works on paper! I am beyond excited to own one of her works. I get to pick it up in her studio next month, when we take a fun trip with friends.
So as you can see, my real life is even better than my wish list. On top of all that, school is about to start, and I do not have to go to there.