"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's my party and I'll... be super happy if I wanna!

Hi lovers! So it is t-minus 2 hours until birthday time! Although 23 is not all that cool of a birthday, so I don't know why I am all that excited. But I really do love birthdays. Not just mine, all birthdays. I love to make them a huge deal. I love to use them as an excuse to decorate, pamper people and throw ridiculously fun parties. Like the year that I decorated my college roommate's side of the room (including her bed) while she was in the room asleep. I was pretty proud of that handiwork. Or the time that I begged my mom to let me throw a huge bash for my dad's 50th, and I promised I'd take care of everything. In reality, I had great "ideas" that never manifested and she ended up planning 90% of the party, paying for it all, and letting me take credit when the time came. Isn't she the best. Yes, yes she is.
My lovely friends who joined me for birthday celebration part uno! Thank you all for making the night wonderful! Oh and please pretend like you don't see the hideous orange/floral couch. I promise it is going to be changed soon!
So, birthday celebration fun is well under way already chicas. I have to say, I may be the luckiest girl in the world. I am so blessed to have an amazing family, and to be surrounded by the best friends a girl could ask for! I don't know how I got this fortunate, but I thank each and every one of the incredible people who have already made this year's birthday celebrating tons of fun! After spending a very relaxing morning at the spa with my mom followed by a sushi (my favorite) lunch on Friday, I then got to hang out with great friends in Georgetown last night! It was a mixed group of highschool, college and along-the-way friends who seriously made the night very entertaining. We ate at a lovely Italian restaurant that was new to me, and then came back to the apartment to hang out and ended up playing Mad Gab. Friends, let me tell you now that if you ever have to be on my team for Mad Gab I apologize now. Yes, it really was that bad and no, I am not exaggerating. There may or may not be video proof at the end of this post to back me up. Thank goodness my poor teammates found my lack of skills amusing and not highly annoying.
Dress: Belk, Cardigan: Roomie's, Shoes: BCBG, Bracelet: Juicy Couture, Necklace/Earrings: Gifted
Ok so, these photos are not my favorite pictures I've ever seen of myself, but there were a lot of people in my apartment watching this little photo session happening and I got a bit shy. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
I think this is my "Are we done yet?" face! Poor roommate has to put up with me being such a diva :)
My wonderful friends! Pseudo brother, hawt "prom date", roommate! and the bestie with her hubs. Love you all!
Do you all have any favorite birthday traditions, or things that make your day special? How did you celebrate your last birthday? I want to know!! Oh, and now a video just for your viewing pleasure. Promise not to judge my intelligence from this though, please. It is not an accurate depiction!!


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  1. omg, Mad Gab is so much fun!! you totally did better than me at that game. and happy birthday to you!! woooo!! :) the party looks like so much fun.

    cute & little

  2. Every birthday is cool, especially in your twenties! Your red and black ensemble was the perfect party choice. You look fabulous!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! :D
    I looove your outfit, you're looking amazing!! :D

  4. Happy Birthday, darling!!!! I love the outfit and all the amazing photos. Wish you a great day
    Hugs and kisses

  5. happy birthday!!! you look fabulous in that little red dress!

  6. I love that dress...you look great. Happy Birthday! I always like to go out fo dinner on my bday!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  7. You look fantastic!! Happy happy birthday!!!


  8. Happy Birthday and the video is too funny those things are so hard to figure out.

    Write it in Lipstick

  9. Happy Birthday! And 23 is a great age for the sole reason that my favorite Jimmy Eat World song is "23." Have a great day! xo

  10. Hope youre having a great birthday!

  11. Happy Birthday - it looks like you had a super fun time and I love your outfit!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  12. Happy early birthday!! I love the dress you wore out - you look great in red!


  13. Happy birthday! Haha, I love Mad Gab--you could be on my team. I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty awesome at it :) Lol. And you look great in that killer red dress!

  14. Happy Birthday!!! I love your red party dress. Enjoy celebrating!

  15. Happy Birthday! I believe in a world where all birthday girls should bathe themselves in red, red, red...such a bright and bold statement to make especially when it's YOUR day :D

    Hope you had a blast celebrating!


    Haute Khuuture Blog

  16. Happy Birthday girl! Live it up and enjoy your twenties...they go really fast!! xo

  17. You look so cute in the little red dress!
    Glad to read that you have such a good family and friends. Take care of them.
    Happy Birthday!


  18. Happy Belated birthday Laura! I've always loved birthdays too! It sounds like you already celebrated with loads of fun and good friends and family! You've got a lot of people who obviously love you!

  19. Oh, and you look fabulous in that red dress!

  20. I just celebrated my birthday too! I LOVE the video of you & everyone playing Mad Gab. Makes me miss my friends and our apples to apples sessions. Hope you had a fantastic time!!


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