13 April 2011

birthday suit

My birthday was absolute perfection. I came to work with salted caramel fudge brownies, and was delighted to discover that my coworkers had surprised me with chocolate eclairs, croissants from Floriole (that were absolutely 100% to-die-for), and salted caramels from an unnamed location (THANKS ANTHONY). I was taken out to lunch by my sister, and after work, mom took me out for a mani/pedi. After which, I enjoyed a wonderful family dinner at Custom House Tavern.  My aunt gave me an amazing selection of tights (with nail polish to match!!), my mom bought me flaming hot cheetohs (to make up for the fact that I won't get an iPhone till June), my dad hooked me up with a fancy yoga mat and yoga bag, and my sister surprised me with a revamped bicycle that she was considering getting rid of. PERFECT BIRTHDAY, YEAH?

I put together this look with the thought "I want to look 23". I decided that buttoning the top button and the shininess of the brogues brought a bit of sophistication to a look that might otherwise appear laid back, but the mini-skirt and rolled sleeves kept it young and fresh. Oh and I wore my expensive jewelry today, because hey, I'm worth it!

Blouse: J.Crew
Pillowcase Dress: AA
Brogues: Lenny & Me
Jewelry: Gifts

I'm on a real seafood kick these days. I ordered raw oysters, half from the West coast, half from the East, and let me say the West coasties were better! A real taste of the sea. I enjoyed these seared scallops with mussels as my entree, and though I don't have a photograph of it, I LOVED my butterscotch panna cotta. 

SERIOUSLY PERFECT BIRTHDAY. Thanks to everyone that called, texted, facebooked, tweeted, commented, gave me delicious treats, and spent the day with me. I LOVE YOU ALL!!


  1. wow, that srsly does sound like the perfect birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. happy birthday! it sounds perfect. I've be agonizing over what to do for my 21st this summer, but your simple and food filled day looks like just the ticket to a good time.

    Your blouse is mustard! Its awesome! Okay, done stating the obvious but I love it and how you do look sophisticated but still super Sandy.

  3. happy happy birthday. Sounds like you had an amazing day. I love oysters, i had them for the first time the other day.

    The mustard pillow case (dress?) is lovely, i need more mustard in my life.

    looking good lady

  4. My birthday is June 11th. I will probably be back in Minnesota.

  5. i am lovin your hair these days, sandy! also, that blouse is perfection!

  6. that sounds like an amazing birthday!!!! and your dinner?? looks delicious! i've never had salted caramel. i keep hearing about it though and everyone says it's the best thing ever. i may have to try it!

  7. 1) Happy belated birthday! What a great birthday outfit, the color and cut of your top ARE PERFECTION!
    2) oh my oyster goodness, your photos are not helping my oyster cravings!! On my next Chicago trip I would love to go get oysters with you!