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It’s My Party and I’ll Act How I Want To

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I have over a year until I turn twenty-one thirty but I’m kinda already planning my party. Kinda like I’m already planning my baby shower and designing my future kid’s nursery. No, I haven’t sent out any invites or bought any nursery decor (though I’ve come close), but I am saving inspirational images. A lot can change in a year plus, but for now I think I’d like an ultra feminine, girly party with lots of flowers and pretty colors. Once you’re thirty you’re like a woman and should act more serious, and the only thing I’m ever really serious about are my outfits. And after thirty I promised The Husband I’d have baby on the brain, so I want to bid farewell to my twenties with as much fun as possible aka consuming copious amounts of adult beverages without worrying if I’m acting like a bad mother.

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Peace,

Irene

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It's My Party and I'll Act How I Want To

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I have over a year until I turn twenty-one thirty but I’m kinda already planning my party. Kinda like I’m already planning my baby shower and designing my future kid’s nursery. No, I haven’t sent out any invites or bought any nursery decor (though I’ve come close), but I am saving inspirational images. A lot can change in a year plus, but for now I think I’d like an ultra feminine, girly party with lots of flowers and pretty colors. Once you’re thirty you’re like a woman and should act more serious, and the only thing I’m ever really serious about are my outfits. And after thirty I promised The Husband I’d have baby on the brain, so I want to bid farewell to my twenties with as much fun as possible aka consuming copious amounts of adult beverages without worrying if I’m acting like a bad mother.

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Peace,

Irene

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When I’m With You

The world is lazy

but you and me

we’re just crazy

So when I’m with you, I have fun

Yeah when I’m with you, I have fun

A very Happy Birthday to the guy I have the most fun with, Mr. designstILes.

I love you so much, I’m going all out by blog posting and dedicating this song to you.

Sapo Verde,

Wabes

PS – for those of you interested in listening to the song, it speeds up after the 45 second mark.

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When I'm With You

The world is lazy

but you and me

we’re just crazy

So when I’m with you, I have fun

Yeah when I’m with you, I have fun

A very Happy Birthday to the guy I have the most fun with, Mr. designstILes.

I love you so much, I’m going all out by blog posting and dedicating this song to you.

Sapo Verde,

Wabes

PS – for those of you interested in listening to the song, it speeds up after the 45 second mark.

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A Whirlwind at Hotel Erwin

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I celebrated my actual birthday with my husband, but the partying was observed a few days later at Hotel Erwin‘s High in Venice with friends and shared with other Taureans. To fully enjoy ourselves without the temptation of drinking and driving, we booked a suite and was rather pleased with the design. I have no clue as to why I didn’t bother scoping out the scene online, but I’m glad I didn’t because it was fun being surprised. This place is perfect if you like the non-fussiness of an upscale boutique hotel but still crave a place that feels hip. It’s reasonably priced and seamlessly brings together a funky, retro, urban stile.

This place also provides great food at their on-premise restaurant, Hash. I had a hangover breakfast of corned beef hash and eggs and the meat was as tender as a girl with a weak stomach can hope for.  Evan indulged in the ‘Venice Benedict’ which subbed a breaded tomato in lieu of english muffin, thick crispy bacon in lieu of ham, and a creamier, lighter hollandaise. The basil pesto pizza the night before was also pretty delicious. Check out some pictures not taken by me.

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This is basically what our suite looked like

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This photo was taken by me. (I’m trying, I’m trying)

Weight-shaped lamp base. A salute to the nearby Muscle Beach, I’m sure.

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High Lounge

Our event took place at night and I thoroughly enjoyed the 360 degree view.

Bonus points for the provided blankets.

I’m sure I was beyond my limit in which case excuses the funny face.

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And On This Day…

I was born.

Happy Birthday to me.

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Since most of my friends are younger than me, I’ve decided I’m going to stay the same age and wait for them to catch up.

Here are a few other times I didn’t mind waiting for you:

1.  When you were late to dinner and or lunch.

2.  Even when you told me I didn’t need to wait for you.

3. To finish your drink so we can go to the bar and refill.

4. When you’ve taken longer than expected to get ready.

5. For you to return my emails, texts and phone calls.

6. In line with you when you needed to use the restroom.

7. While you decided what to wear.

8. For you after class so we could walk to our car together.

9. For you to catch up when I walked way too fast.

10. Until you got that guy’s number so we can go home.

11. For you to pick me up so we can hang out.

12. Until you got into your home safely before driving off.

13. To make sure you weren’t going to take the last spoon full of dessert so I can take it if you didn’t.

14. To make up your mind when you were indecisive.

15. Until you were ready to dance so we could hit the dance floor together.

To ALL my friends (family included), it’s been great waiting with you and for you. Thanks for making the past (still) 27 years that much more exciting.

Okay, gotta go. My husband’s waiting for me.

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Make A Wish(list)

For any of you who may be counting down, my birthday is exactly one month away, which means it’s never too soon for me to start compiling a list of all things I fancy. Now don’t assume I’m greedy and think that I expect any or all of these items. After all, what’s the point in making a wishlist if you can’t have fun with it, right? Right.

Here Goes It:

Birthday Wishlist

1. Chloe Paraty Handbag –  It came out years ago but it’s still very in, in my book.

2. Crazy Patio Chair from Pier One – Reminds me of a cross between the Saarinen Womb chair and the Bertoia Diamond chair.

3. Jeffery Campbell Charlie Clogs in Natural – way cute and super affordable.

4. Tom Ford Astrid sunglasses – The Kitty Cat Frame is so purrrrdy. And the campaign photo make them all that more desirable.

5. Chandelier – This 1960s chandelier from 1st dibs would look amazing in our dining room and fits in perfectly with my glam/vintage theme.

6. Books – I find inspiration in every design book I own and could never have enough. And as someone who isn’t as assertive as I’d like, I’m quite intrigued by the advice Kelly Cutrone has to offer in her book, If You Have To Cry, Go Outside. I admire her strength and ability to speak her mind.

7. Watch – This Casio watch is for the fun, youngster in me and the Michael Kors watch is for when I need to be a bit more serious.

8. Polaroid Camera – Instant photo and keepsake for those (yes, those) crazy nights out.

9. OPI Nail Polish – I wish I owned every single nail polish by OPI. I would try to memorize each and every one of their clever, witty names. Birthday Babe would be very suitable for the occasion but Kiss on the Chic is one I wear almost daily.

10. Alexander Wang Dress – ‘Cause what’s a birthday celebration without a new party dress.

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