Thursday, August 27, 2015







Wearing //
Banana Republic dress, similar here & here
Sole Society heels, similar
Halogen bag, similar (such a classic)
Nordstrom necklaces here & here






Not my birthday, but my mom's birthday. She turned 63 last Saturday, and I wanted to take her out to dinner. Anyone that knows my mom can attest to the fact that she rarely treats herself. She goes out of her way to spoil others, but I can barely remember a time when she spoiled herself or allowed others to shower her with gifts. She's not the type of mom that went with me to the salon, and when we shopped, she would often buy for others instead of treating herself. It's this selfless quality that makes me really proud to call her my mother. She's this tiny little Mexican woman, but she has such a big personality. I wish more people could be like her, myself included! I think I indulge too often, and although I blame it partly on blogging, I would like to be more like her. Funny story: After paying the dinner tab, she sent me a text message as soon as she got home and wanted to pay Nate and I back! Who does that?! Needless to say, I didn't let her. 

Three quick notes before I go:
1) I am wearing false lashes here, and I really love how they accentuate my eyes. I'm not good at applying them, but I plan on practicing so I can wear them more (at least on special occasions). 

2) The Saint Laurent arty ring is still a show-stopper. I got several compliments during dinner. It's such a substantial ring that I can't wear my wedding set with it because it rubs against them. 

3) Linking up with Tara, Rachelle, and Carylee today!



12 comments:

  1. You look so pretty in this dress and I'm glad you had such a great time celebrating your mom's birthday! Your skin always looks so glowing and fresh, too. What kind of false eyelashes did you try? They are such a fun way to enhance your look. I'd love to find a good pair that's not too dramatic but fun for nights out!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  2. I remember this from snapchat, you look so pretty in that dress. I love the cute. Your mom sounds awesome :)

    xo
    PinkSole

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  3. Aww, your mom sounds amazing! Happy Birthday to her!
    The arty ring is a showstopper indeed, love the gorgeous turquoise you got it in.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. Happy birthday to your mom! This is such a gorgeous dress. Love all things cobalt :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  5. Awww! Your mom sounds like the sweetest! And you look gorgeous! More so than usual! I also love that I can hear your voice as I read this! <3
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  6. Your mom sounds amazing. I have similar feelings about mine. Isn't it special to have a great parent. I realize how lucky I am the older I get. I'm glad you were able to celebrate her. You look beautiful in blue! I keep wanting to try false lashes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. You are as sweet and selfless as your mother...you really are so generous with your time. So great that you got to treat your mom for her birthday - and how funny that she wanted to pay you back lol!

    Ok - we are always twins because I've been experimenting with false lashes too! And I'm slowly getting the hang of them. I think like with winged liner - the trick is to keep practicing on days you have time to spare...so that I'm special occasions you have the technique down perfectly. Am thinking of ordering the red cherry lashes scansteda featured on her latest video - so flared and pretty!

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  8. You are as sweet and selfless as your mother...you really are so generous with your time. So great that you got to treat your mom for her birthday - and how funny that she wanted to pay you back lol!

    Ok - we are always twins because I've been experimenting with false lashes too! And I'm slowly getting the hang of them. I think like with winged liner - the trick is to keep practicing on days you have time to spare...so that I'm special occasions you have the technique down perfectly. Am thinking of ordering the red cherry lashes scansteda featured on her latest video - so flared and pretty!

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  9. You are as sweet and selfless as your mother...you really are so generous with your time. So great that you got to treat your mom for her birthday - and how funny that she wanted to pay you back lol!

    Ok - we are always twins because I've been experimenting with false lashes too! And I'm slowly getting the hang of them. I think like with winged liner - the trick is to keep practicing on days you have time to spare...so that I'm special occasions you have the technique down perfectly. Am thinking of ordering the red cherry lashes scansteda featured on her latest video - so flared and pretty!

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  10. cute dress you look very pretty. Congrats to yout mom!
    x.Abril

    The Color Palette

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  11. Happy Birthday to your mom and I love your dress!

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  12. Happy Birthday to your mom! Such a great occasion to look lovely in that blue dress. Love it paired with the neutral heels and clutch!
    -Tatiana

    We Shop in Heels

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