Well, I turned 25 on May 20th!! I'm a quarter of a century years old, ewww. Me and my husband celebrated it in style, by going to a five course Italian restaurant down town, called Cucina Toscana. It was amazing!!! I've never had better ravioli or prosciutto. Below is the caprese salad with prosciutto, delicious.
Here is what I wore for my birthday dinner (I like any excuse to dress up!). My shoes are from Nordstrom Rack and were $39, but honestly they are worth every penny because they are the most comfortable heels I've ever worn. My dress was also Nordstrom Rack and was $9.10. My clutch is vintage and was my grandmothers, so free. My earrings were from my aunt and also free. So this outfit for a night out was only $48.10!!!
My birthday celebrations continued the next day, me and my husband went to Red Butte Gardens. What a beautiful place!! The gardens were do lush, and the smells were just amazing. Below is my husband being a real mountain man. I was taking pictures of the great scenery and he put a weed in his mouth and said, "take a picture of this, Court!" I obliged... and now put it on my blog! (I love embarrassing him).
It was a great birthday, one of my favorites I've ever had. I got to eat great food, go hiking, and hang out with my best friend. I hope next year is just as good! Here's to being 25!!! So below it my outfit of the day. Yes, it is a bicycle shirt and yes, it has a peter pan pleather collar. I mean, what else could you really want in one shirt?!
My heels were from Nordstrom Rack and were $35. My pant are Michael Kors and were only $9.95 from Nordstrom Rack!!! What a find. My lovely shirt was from Down East Basics and was $11. That goes above my limit for shirts but I just loves it so much I couldn't resist. My earrings were from an aunt and my head scarf was part of a shirt. So my work/court outfit total $55.95! And just look how cute that shirt is close up.
My tip of the day? Dress up every once in awhile! You may have a life similar to me, where you don't go out all the time and you would rather stay in and watch a movie than go out to the bars... But getting ready for something can really make you feel good about yourself, even if your just going out to eat or to a friends house. It's better to be over dressed, than under dressed. Life is short, so you might as well look good while you're living it.
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Well, what a busy couple of weeks!! Work has been insane, which is unfortunately starting to become a regular thing. So I like to relax by writing a post for my fashion blog. Me and my husband had a BBQ for mother's day (shish kabobs... see below..yum) Unfortunately, my mother lives in CA and for some reason me and my mother-in-law can't take a good picture. So below is the only evidence of a well deserved holiday!
If you have lived in Utah, you understand how the weather can change as easily as a girl changes clothes. It's hard to keep up with the change, and I apologize that all my pictures are cloudy and overcast. Below: I got the shoes from Aldo ($25) and have worn them previously in my blog. I just got these new pants, aren't they cute?! I love the mint green color and they were only $15 from Nordstrom Rack. I got the shirt from a thrift store in CA for less than a dollar. The blazer is from Sears and was part of it's closing sale so it was only $11! My necklace was a gift from my mom and was free (: This outfit total was $52.
This next picture was taken at Tracy Aviary (where me and my husband started volunteering at weekly). My Tom's were expensive,$45, but they were for my wedding so give me a break!!! My pants/leggings were from Nordstrom Rack and were $9.95. My shirt was from H&M, which surprisingly has lasted a long time, and was only $5. My jacket is from Nike Outlet and was a Christmas present from my husband. So this outfit total was $60!! My tip of the day?! Do something nice for someone else!! It will help the world go 'round, and it will make you feel better. It's a scientific fact that when you feel good about yourself, you also look better ;) Whether its just paying a compliment to stranger, or donating money to a fundraiser, we all need to do our part.
Above is my husband helping children finger paint at the Tracy Aviary. If you ever get a chance to go, take it! That place is awesome and pretty cheap. I happen to love birds so it would make sense that we would decide to start volunteering here. It's great to be outside and with animals, which is two of our greatest loves. Speaking of outside, me and my husband planted a potted vegetable garden this spring. I will keep you updated on how it turns out. My first time gardening!! Actually I should say my husband did all the work and I sat on a blanket and painted my nails (how cliche). At least I got out there and enjoyed this beautiful place we call Earth!