Sunday, October 10, 2010

Birthday Broad

Okay, so I really do want to keep with the consistent updates, but my birthday was last week, followed by a full week of work, and now it's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so I've been a teensy bit overwhelmed.

My birthday was the 30th, and it was pretty swell. I went to Toronto and started off the day by treating myself to a manicure and some iced tea from David's Tea. I also went to Indigo and splurged on magazines, which is something I haven't done in awhile so it was a nice gift to myself. I bought the Carey Mulligan Vogue, the Marion Cotillard Vogue Paris, the Emma Stone Nylon, and the Naomi Campbell Interview. Lots of eye candy. I still haven't read through them all. "Read" I use lightly, since I do not understand French fluently, so the Paris Vogue is mostly for "the pretty."

I also managed to pick up the brown version of the shoes in my last post. You know, if you love something, you should get it in various colours. Especially if it's on sale.
After that I headed to Lush, seeing as they've launched so many new products in the last few months. I picked up the Fizzbanger bath bomb, which smells just like warm apple cider and is perfect for a Fall bath, along with their Full of Grace skin serum bar (which, when combined with the Catastrophe Cosmetic mask, made my skin outrageously smooth and glowy), and the Silk Stockings leg tint.
My sister bought me a gigantic bottle of Dr. Bronner's Rose soap, which I love, along with some Senchamental tea from David's Tea, clove and jasmine incense, J.R. Watkins lip balm, and a bottle of agave nectar. I'm spoiled!

That night I met up with friends at this incredible tapas restaurant, Mezzetta. The food was absolutely ridiculous - in the best sense. Really affordable and so much variety. I had tabouli, these little cheese puff pastries, a goat cheese salad with olives and pickled veggies, Persian rice with raisins, and fried eggplant. The creamed cauliflower is also amazing. If you're in Toronto, I can't recommend it enough.

When I got to the restaurant I was greeted by a bouquet of flowers that my fella had had sent there for me since he couldn't be there. It was such a thoughtful thing and I was really happy. And they were Gerbera daisies, which I love.

I wore a vintage wiggle dress from Little Things Vintage. It was a splurge I'd treated myself to a few months ago and I am so thrilled with it. It fits like a glove and the details are so flattering. I really like to show off my back and collarbone and this dress does just that.
After dinner, my hair had lost some of it's volume.

Me and the flowers, which look shockingly bright here.

And some detail shots of my dress/messy hair.

All and all, it was a pretty great way to turn 21. I really love the Fall, you know, one good thing after another. Like I mentioned, it's Thanksgiving weekend here. That means too much food to handle tomorrow, which I couldn't be happier about.
And pretty soon it'll be Halloween ...

But that's a post for another day. I've got a pie to bake.

Hope you're having a good weekend!


Bethany Kellen said...

i love your hair! the color is awesome and your bangs are perfect. it sounds like you had a lovely birthday and i'd love to see how you style those shoes.

Dahlia said...

that dress is really but really amazing!!

Missy said...

I`m loving that black dress. I also share your love for all things Lush.

April said...

You look beautiful!

A Glamorous Way of Thinking said...

You look fab. x

Jenny said...

happy birthday! you look straight out of mad men :)

Raji said...

You have the most amazing hair!
Happy birthday
I hope you had a wonderful day, sounds fantastic!

Rachel said...

Happy 21st! That dress is gorgeous.

Ena said...

Happy Birthday! You look stunning!


Marcela García Pulido said...

happy birthday, dearie!
you look great :)

Zoë said...

happy belated birthday! that is the perfect little black dress, fits you so well, you look gorgeous in these pictures!

apocalypstick said...

"I bought the [...] the Emma Stone Nylon"

Oh no you didn't.

Marcela García Pulido said...

that dress! it's literally to die for, my goodness.

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