So I just recently had my 36th Birthday a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t help but want to share some of the amazing presents I received this year. Come to think of it, how about I share some of my favorites over the past few years. Birthdays are not all about presents, but they certainly make me smile. From clothes to money to accessories to time spent with others, here are my picks for top Birthday gifts over the years.
1. Sakroots Wristlet
A gift given to me last year by a great friend who knows me so well. I don’t like big purses so this is perfect for me. Just big enough to fit my money, credit cards and license, a few business cards, chap stick, lip gloss, phone and keys. And it goes with everything!!
2. 7 For All Mankind Jeans
My very first pair! Thank you Mom for this $48 pair of consigned Seven Jeans. They are the perfect fit and just the right length for me. I never thought I would own a pair because I won’t spend that much on jeans (except if they are Lucky Brand but even then I go to the outlet store). The other piece my Mom bought me at my favorite consignment store, Bloom in San Diego (be expecting a blog about this boutique in the near future), is a bold burgundy color with lace detail and it hangs perfectly on my long torso.
3. Nordstrom Savvy Brand Top and Vigoss Skinny Capri Jeans
Thank you Dad for the $100 check you sent me this year! It took me no longer than 2 hours to cash that sucker and head to Nordies. I knew what I wanted and I went right to it. The top is from their Savvy department- Go Make Noise is the brand and it’s made in America. Love the detail at the top and the simplicity of the rest. The jeans are Vigoss which I find to fit me well after having 2 kids. They have that destroyed look which I love.
4 & 5.
I found this little gem at a consignment store in Palm Springs a few weeks ago. I think it was $14 or so and I can wear it as a skirt or a dress. I love the native print and it’s so lightweight for spring/summer. Looks super cute with a high-waisted belt. Looks perfect with my new t-strap sandals below. These are from Payless and they ran me $15 I think after using a coupon. These 2 items were my presents to myself.
One of my very best friends got me this ring this year. I love it because it is adjustable and so colorful. I usually dress pretty plain, so an accent ring helps to brighten me up and it’s one of the few pieces of jewelry I can get away with wearing while caring for my little baby.
7. Born Concept Wedge Sandals
I had been looking for a pair of shoes from DSW because I received a coupon for my birthday to use there. To my surprise, a dear client of mine got me a gift certificate so it worked out perfectly. I was able to buy my new pair of black wedge sandals with only $9 coming out of my own pocket. They are so comfortable. Thanks Lesa!
8. Tory Burch Studded Wrap Bracelet
Again, my client Lesa gives me the coolest gifts (this was from last year). Tory Burch, What? I love this bracelet.
So you ask, Tina, what did your husband give you this year? Well, I can’t take a real picture of it because it’s not that kind of blog- Ha! But here’s a hint.
Signing off in San Diego another year older,