I don’t mean to sound cliche but as I sat down this past weekend to write this post, I honestly had a hard time thinking of anything I really needed for my birthday. Trust me there are things that I want but that list is pretty slim as well (remember need vs want
?). I feel like 30 is a big birthday and you have to buy one high end ticket item because then every time you look at it you will remember what momentous occasion went with it. The problem is my high end ticket items are not coming at a good time….because like you know life. I’m also a planner and everything seems to be always due at once like my every 6 month car insurance (hooray happy birthday it always seems to fall on
) oh and while we are at it lets add the yearly tag renewal and the ever daunting hanging over my head……the dreaded I need new back tires because the backs are bigger than the fronts so you can’t rotate them. As I said before….life. However let’s just say I didn’t care about those things and didn’t have a wedding in 8 months that I have been saving for. Now let’s get into that birthday wish list as the countdown continues to July 5th
I have them already in green and I seriously am just as obsessed with them now as I was when I bought them two Summers ago. I mean you can have no makeup on your mug throw those on and suddenly you are completely put together. Case in point….no makeup, dirty hair in a topknot but see the glasses pull it all together.
I have had my eyes on the rose gold ones for some time because let’s be honest looking at life through rose colored glasses is just better right?
Thin Stacking Rings
I don’t wear eyeshadow like ever so I am quite the connoisseur of all things black eyeliner. This has been on my radar for quite some time but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Maybe I will…..it would be perfect for all those fun birthday dinners coming up right?
While we are talking makeup
I am such a sucker for mini’s because in all honestly I usually never go through them and if I do then I know it’s time to buy the full size. The Stila eyeshadow
is perfect for adding to the inner rim of your eye (Blake Lively style
). Nars Laguna
(cult classic bronzer)
. I’ve been wanting to try that Josie Maran Coconut watercolor cheek glee
. Urban Decay setting spray
that I mentioned in this post
, it’s seriously amazing. The Marc Jacobs mascara
is a gel and I want to compare it to my favorite Perfekt
mascara mentioned here
. So basically I just convinced myself I’m buying it before it sells out because that always happens with these amazing gifts. Oh and I really like the tote. All of this for $45??? Definitely scooping it up.
Roman Numeral Jewelry
Perhaps with a very special date coming up on it?
These Leggings From Lululemon
These leggings make me irrationally angry. I see them online and I hesitate. I can’t use my being an instructor discount (trust me it saves like the tax) online only in stores. Naturally my store never has them. So I hesitate for a hot second and then I go back online and they are sold out. Then I go on ebay and everyone is charging like twice as much and I get very stabby when that happens especially since I had them in my cart the last time they came back available online but then talked myself out of it…..I think I rationed like my car insurance was coming due or something. Any of my Canadian girls I’ll send you my address….just saying ;-)
I just got my first pair and honestly they have been on my feet every since I took them out of the box. Full review to follow but I finally completed that shopping cart purchase. It was so hard to narrow it down to one. They seriously blow the Tory Burch Reva flats out of the water in the comfort factor. Now I want them in the ballet pink because I mean look how perfect they would go with everything.
In every color they make please. Full review in this post
because honestly nothing holds a candle to it.
These Bathing Suits
Really anything by Maaji
I’m not picky. I’d also like the Tone it Up Girls body in that suit if we are really being specific.
I wear studs everyday and I have been eyeing gold knot earrings but could never find the right size (or price for that matter). They are half off! I think these are moving to top of the list.
Don’t worry I won’t be offended unless it’s from your significant other then yes I would be. My mother still tells the story of that one fateful birthday of hers when a gift card was given….. I’m not picky the usual suspects will work Nordstroms, Sephora, F21, Tory Burch, Target….Publix because isn’t that the best when you find a random $25 gift card buried in your wallet from like some work raffle you won….Yahtzee! Thanks for buying my dinner and those BOGO bottles of Pinot Noir.
Then If I won the lottery (or didn’t have wedding deposits)
A girl can dream right?
I’d want them in nude because they would be more versatile. When I mean versatile I’d wear them around my house and then put them back in the box hahahaha.
Honestly though all these things are materialistic but don’t get me wrong totally fun. The number one thing I am so excited about is being able to spend this momentous birthday in a city that I love celebrating with my favorite person and love of my life.
What things are on your radar right now? Tell me the places I need to go to in Chicago. I already have quite the list going but I’ve never said no to a rooftop bar but I want to go to one where I can see the fireworks from it (not to be too picky or anything
). Don’t forget the last day to win the Nordstroms gift card and Lululemon Wunder Unders Giveaway
good luck!!! Also check back tomorrow for some laughs as we travel down memory lane of those cringe worthy birthdays through the 20’s post!!! xoxoxo