It's My Party!

Hello Blog Besties!

I had my usual Fashion Friday post all ready to go, 

but I came up with this little blog post diversion on my run today.

Perhaps I threw you off a little by the post title, but please hold the tissue box out for me 'cause It's my party, I can cry if I want to! Yep, today is my birthday!  Woot! Woot!  Yipppeeee!  Wahoo!  

I'd break it down for you with my best MC Hammer if I could. Or better yet, just be glad I don't have Stevie Nicks rockin' 'Stand Back' or Madonna chanting 'Holiday' through your monitor, because you might actually be reaching for the Kleenex out of tears of jealousy laughter.

Just a little tap tap tap for you.

Cindy Lauper meets Punky Brewster meets Madonna Wannabe plus Footloose and Flash Dance obsessed (even though my mama yanked me and my innocent eyes  from the theatre 30 minutes into the former) means how freaking fantastic were the 80's?

Today I am....


years old.

If you put those two together, and it came out to be...



...then you are worse at math then I am, which actually works in your favor, because I hate math, so now I like you even more than I already did!

You are close. I'm 18! How did you know?! Okay, just kidding.  I'm 28.

Oh goodness.

Most wonderful man in the world, my boys and I headed over to Bad Daddy's (formerly Big Daddy's) for a little pre-birthday fun.

This picture is a favorite of my mom's, so I couldn't help a little reenactment.

I felt a little silly, but I am, so it's all good. Most wonderful man kept reinforcing how silly I felt, by saying how silly I looked, so then he said to "do that sexy pose you always do". Really?  This is the most unsexy thing IN THE WORLD. Whatevs.  All in the name of a little birthday fun!

PS- those of you who know me well...

That is Jon's chicken sandwich being used as a prop. Anyway, it isn't that hard for me to incorporate great fashion into a post any day of the week, but since it IS Friday, what a opportunistic time for me to share with you some lovely things I wish for on my birthday.

Image Via.

Really, I'd giddily take a whole stack of em, like the ones I recently showed you from summerbird.

Hermes Scarves
Hermes Scarves

It's no secret, I'm all about the head scarf these days. It's the ultimate accessory.

But I'd likely do this with it...

I love it so, and I would want to see it on display everyday. Any Hermes scarf will do.  

I chose the one I did, since I think it would pair nicely with the new colors of my living room. I can't wait to share it all with you, but here's a glimpse.

Oh yes.  Me likey.

A few other pretty little things I'd enjoy having around the house.

I'd give my right arm for either one of these to adorn me.  

It's so hard with jewelry.  My list is about a zillion miles long.

Rachel Zoe's entire jewelry collection would be the quickest way to get my fix. That dress pretty much kills me too.

I borrowed from a friend a similar pair of Blinde sunglasses for the recent mega Trunk Show post, and now I am dying for my own.  So awesome.

How about a space as fabulous as one of these to play home to it all?

This wallpaper for my foyer.

And this for the hall bath.

Bright curtains to go with my new living room.

I'm leaning toward yellow and love these.

A fun rug for the dining room.

Although we pretty much could use rugs throughout the house.  

Here are a few more I love.  

This bad boy is new at Ikea.  Can you believe?!

And perhaps most of all, a lovely bedroom inducing nothing but a good night's sleep and sweet dreams.

And, of course, a pair of fabulous night stands to flank.

Oh Pinterest. The most fun time suck I've ever known. If you're on Pinterest, please come see me. On the topic of sleep, it's time for me to say night night. But before I go, I reflect on so much richness that exists in my life. I've got most wonderful man in the world.

Precious Peanut #1

Precious Peanut #2

A wonderful family.

The North Carolina Tar Heels.

I thank God for these...

...allowing me to do this.

And, even though I feel I've been a bit removed for the last year, since the arrival of Precious Peanut #2, I've still got these...

Not really bad shots.  The best girl friends for which a girl could ask.

So grateful for it all. Welcome 35! We are going to have fun!

Thank you to each and everyone one of you reading. This blog has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I am grateful for your eyes and the support of every single one of you.

For the love of welcoming a new year in the very best style, Whitley