Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy birthday to you, you live in a zoo

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Ohp ohp ohp look at that, another late post. Woops. Can I chalk that up to ... it was my birthday?

Yes, my birthday! That one day every year when you're given a "Get out of jail free" card just because it's the anniversary of the day you were
expelled from the uterus. Isn't that great?? :)
But seriously. People give you free stuff. You get a bunch of new notifications in your email saying that people wrote on your Facebook wall all wishing you a happy birthday. And you get cake. As much cake as you want (though personally, I'd prefer not to get pseudo-diabetes by eating too much). This year I had the Boston creme variety (picture of that little beauty down below)-- mmm. I'm half tempted to grab a leftover slice now... OK, I'll stop before I start sounding like Jim Gaffigan.

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It's totally about time Janice Dickinson employs me in her modeling agency. I can do wonders with a camera and awkward posings.

Blouse+skirt- secondhand : Tights-
We Love Colors : Shoes- Old Navy : Bowler- Target : "Belt"+necklace- gifts (not from my birthday) : Scarf- TJMaxx

This outfit was sort of a throw-on deal: I basically put together the classic elements that I liked as part of "dressing up." I also realized that there's a certain color palette that I'm innately drawn to-- mostly that of white, black, and a pop of color that's usually red. As that certain punchline goes, black+white+red are probably one of my favorite color combinations, especially to wear (clearly). Like Elle Woods, I think it's great to have your signature set of color(s), but it's good to branch out into new territories. But you know, fashion ultimately is feeling confident in what you're wearing, and I felt confident in my birthday suit (teeheehee, see what I did there).
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Please excuse my haphazard way of making a cool panorama scene. Notice how the lights are a little disjointed.
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Never have abstract paintings of cutlery caused such frenetic joy.
Isn't this house amazing? This was my second stop this past Saturbirthday after a wonderful tikka masaling and camwhoring and laughing with friends (shout-out, Michelle! haw haw). I've never been to this house before, but I became absolutely smitten with all the bright colors that never bordered on garish. Paintings everywhere, the mom gave me a mini-tour, much to my delight. I hope one day to have a colorful abode like this; beige is comforting, but tangerinelimeocean goodness is love.
Here, my friends and I made silly music of the "Hey Ya" variety. Videos were recorded and I dare not post them here. Unless people beg. Which I doubt will happen, whew. ;)
What's Lovely for January 30, 2010: Birthdays (and on a more self-centered note, mine) and Lady Gaga Corgis.
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Ruff ruff ruff, ruff ruff ruff, ruff ruff ruff ruff ruff, ruffy ruff ruff (barked in tune to "Poker Face")
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All ending with a ridiculous sleepover with friends involving mangled cake, Tinkerball paper plates, lovely gifts, a spoiled dog, bubbly drinks, and Beauty and the Beast. Could a girl ask for more?
Oh, and here's the What's Lovely for January 31, 2010: Elton John + Lady Gaga + Grammys = Mind blowing performance


Claire said...

Cake, bright colours, hats, marvellous!! Sounds like it was a great day!

Roxana said...

awww, happy birthday girl! you look so cute in all the pictures! a real sweetheart!

Jess said...

Oh that was my favourite performance at the Grammy's!! Happy birthday girl :) the card is hilarious hehe

Eva Internazionale said...

I love your "awkward" poses. :D You're right, they really do wonders.

Steffani Alix said...

great usage of color!

Senorita Fashionista said...

Happy Birthday funny girl! Love the tights! xoxo Jolie