Thursday, March 28, 2013

have i told you this is my birthday week?

It's true, it's true. This Saturday will be the anniversary of the day I was birthed. And you know what makes that day even more special? I get new clothes. 

After making a very detailed birthday list for hubster complete with url, size, color, and picture (sidenote, what's with all the cat sweaters Forever 21?) I'm pretty certain I'll get some new treasures. But seriously, Forever 21 has cat sweaters, shirts, purses. and jewlery on every single page. Overkill?









sunglasses, necklace & shoes-Forver 21 // shirt & pants-American Eagle // belt-Target



An ode to airports ---->

Have you ever stood in line waiting to check your bag at the airport, only to have the person in front of you take 15 minutes rearranging their bags because the strict lady says 1/2 a pound overweight will cost $75? If you have, I apologize to all of you because that was the hubs and I yesterday. Heavens. 

This bag was 10 pounds over weight, another was 1, and our little suitcase was already bursting open. So of course we sheepishly rearraged ALL of our suitcases! Bras were draping out the side, all of my beauty products that I was holding dropped, scattering everywhere. Weighed it again, 3 pounds overweight. Fling it open, take some more things out. (Cue bras jumping out at any sign of light).  

Weigh again, "It's still a half pound, you need to take something else out." The lady said with an exuberated smile. OOOOKAY! I have checked bags before that were 5 pounds over and I didn't have to switch anything around or get charged. Lady. I loath you. 

After holding up the line for a solid while, hubster and I with heads pointed downward scurried off to security, trying not to make any eye contact. And guess what. Hubs decided to take out his toiletries bag to lessen the weight. So of course his bag gets searched because of the massive bottles of ProActive, shaving cream, the usual in his carry on. While that's happening I decided since my backpack was so full of clothes I reallllly didn't want to open it again to take out my laptop. Plus, most of the time I left it in my backpack and never got in trouble.

Not this time.

Before I knew it some older fellow was taking everything out of my backpack. (Great.) Although he was quite the crack up. Even winked and said something about taking me to the special room. You know. Where they frisk people. 

Meanwhile they take away my laptop to examine it and I'm left to once again, stuff my backpack with about a hundred eyes on me.

We finally get to our plane just in time to board. And guess what. The stewardess has a Hooters name tag on and loudly flirts with the male steward right behind that thin curtain, where she says her favorite hobby is tanning. He complains that that's not a hobby, but she insists it is because it's the only thing she does. Wish I hadn't heard that pointless conversation. But I did. For about 45 minutes. 

I then get passed some mediocre nuts that won't open for the love of- and when they do, they spontaneously combust all over the floor. 

And did I mention Coke Cherry is a pitiful substitute for Dr. Pepper? Because it is. And airports, really? Charging $2.50 for a bottle of Coke. 

This rant is officially over. The end. 



xo,





32 comments:

  1. Happy early birthday! My birthday is on Monday. :)

    (Found you through the Aloha Blog Hop.)

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    1. Happy early Birthday to you too then!! And thank you :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Lauren!! I knew there was something special about you...it's my birthday week, too!! My birthday is tomorrow.

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    1. Best birthday week eeeeeever! Happy Birthday to you too!!

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  3. Love your outfit!!! =) And I hope you have a wonderful birthday. =) You look super amazing!
    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  4. okay seriously.. your post has inspired me to go get a lighter wash denim shirt!! you look amazing and this is a great outfit all around!! HBD too! I am your newest follower and am so happy I found your blog! Follow me back at www.unpredictableandchic22.blogspot.com
    XO COURTNEY

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    1. Yes! I am alll about the light denim! Thanks Courtney :)

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  5. You seriously crack me up. Love the outfit and can't wait to see you soon :)

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    1. Haha thanks Missy! Can't wait to see you too! Only a few more weeks :)

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  6. I love this outfit! those shoes look great with it!
    hope you have a great birthday!

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  7. Happy Birthday! You look stunning as always. I'm just curious, your friend who made your header, does she do that for other people too, as in, do you think I could convince her/pay her to do mine?

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    1. Thanks Suzzie! She does do other people's headers/buttons/anything really, she's amazing. Her blog URL is: colorthat.blogspot.com and her contact info is all on there.

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  8. Loving the necklace over chambray! Happy Birthday! (p.s. Popped over from Aloha Friday)

    www.glitterglimmersparkleshimmer.com

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  9. Dying over your booties!!! Where are they from?! Adorable pics!
    Happy Birthday! Hope the hubs gets you everything on the list :-)
    New Follower!
    Adrienne
    http://myblackwhitecolor.blogspot.com

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    1. Forever 21 :) I was just there the other day and saw they still have them! Thanks Adrienne :)

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  10. love denim on denim!! and i second adrienne above me, those ankle boots are bangin. im going to post a similar look soon! would love to hear your thoughts! happy birthday beautiful! and happy easter weekend xo

    http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Lovely, I'm your newest follower from Aloha Blog Hop. Followed you via GFC & Bloglovin. Feel free to visit, follow & leave me comments @ www.revampspunkyrena.com
    xoxo
    Rena

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  12. I always enjoy your post. Cute outfit, lady! I refuse to buy anything in an airport unless it is a long layover. They are so overpriced!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  13. Love your outfit and happy birthday!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  14. I love how comfortable everything you choose to wear looks! As a mom, comfy is key! Hope you had a great birthday! Many blessings to you! ~ jen

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  15. What a cute outfit! I love a good denim shirt and string of pearls. So comfy and classy. Glad I found your blog via the collective!

    thisgirlblog.com

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  16. Happy Birthday- I <3 that you have a birthday WEEK! Happiest of Birthdays to you and hi from Photo Friday!

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  17. Happy Birthday week! Can't wait to see what you score :) Love this look, especially the accessories. So cute!

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  18. I LOVE this entire outfit! I especially like the belt! It's very nautical!

    Stopping by and following from the Style Sessions link up :)

    Jaime
    http://tobystailsblog.blogspot.com

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  19. Your outfit is so cute! I have a thing for any outfit with a chambray shirt, its a little bit of an obsession. haha! But Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy the weekend!! :)

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  20. That whole luggage thing is exactly why my husband just said earlier today that we need to buy a scale before we go on our trip this summer. We've lived here happily for two and a half years with no scale, but airports require precise measurements! And I'm always a little nervous when my husband wants to buy me some clothes. He has good taste but a few times he's gone with the wrong size. At least he's smart enough to keep the receipts!

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  21. Loving you shirt hun...found you through the aloha friday blog hop...loving your blog:)
    Have a great weekend!
    best, Zia
    http://tisallaboutthefashion.blogspot.in/

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