♫ "Go, Shawty, it's mah birthday! . . . Go shawty, it's mah birthday!" ♪
This post is about five days late, as I celebrated my birthday on January 5th, but who says I can't keep the party goin'? . . . Where are all my fellow feisty Capricorns at? Holla!
I felt so blessed to be spending my birthday in a city that I live in and love! I mean, dudes—I fuckin' love Los Angeles! Seriously! As a teen, I used to live on the outskirts of LA in the super-boring city of Santa Fe Springs, CA. Ugh! I was dying to get out! It felt so stifling and suffocating. SFS is one of those small cities where everyone is up in your business and tellin' your business to anyone who will listen. I'm not trying to bash my old place of residence. After all, I did acquire several good friends from my time living out there, but I felt like there wasn't enough culture and diversity for me to flourish. I. Need. Diversity. I guess I was spoiled from my days in New York; The melting pot of culture.
For my birthday, I enjoyed a sumptuous meal at one of my absolute favorite places to eat, Ruth's Chris in Beverly Hills; You must try their 50/50 Vesper Martini! Eeek! That shit will put hair on your chest! (Fact: James Bond orders a Vesper in the film, Casino Royale. Watch The Swanky Clip Here). After just one sensuous sip of this sexy martini I was starting to feel really toasty and tipsy! Yeah, baby! A Vesper is officially my current fave drink! . . . What's yours?
It was rather chilly last weekend, so I didn't want to be all hoochie'd out in a freakum dress just for the sake of it being my birthday. That would feel awkward and I'd be freezing, (even though that's what a lot of chicks do out here). I wanted to be cute, casual, and . . . Oh! I
wanted needed to take my grandmother with me in spirit too! You see, she passed away several years ago, and her birthday was also in January—The 23rd, to be exact—I have this genuine pearl necklace that she handed down to me before she died of cancer. I wanted to wear it for obvious sentimental reasons. She was my world.
I had this adorable coral ombré sweater that I received as a gift. It actually has an open back (not pictured here) with a big black bow that ties around the neck. It was too cold to take a photo of the back, but just imagine it is so divine! I paired this sweater with tight jeans to add a little sex-appeal, and matching coral heels that I've worn before last summer.
My Hair? Fuck it. A Messy Bun; My recent go-to hairstyle when I just don't feel like taming the mane. I always try to justify my messy hair with a polished makeup look to 'balance it all out.' I didn't mean for my hair to be this messy though! Between the drinks and the wind, my hair was a hot mess by the end of the night!
For those of you who follow me on instagram, you already know I recently cut my hair into a heavy fringe bang. The last time I wore a bang was about four years ago, so who would have thought it would be this year's trend in hair? I just did it on a whim, inspired by Taylor Swift's ultra-cute style.
On this wonderful late night, I met these super fly chicas in this blog post here, so be sure to check it out! What a night, I tell! Thank you to ALL those who made my birthday memorable, and to those who sent me gifts! I love ya!
What I'm Wearing:
Ombre Sweater - Gift (look below to shop similar style)
Denim Jeans - Forever XXI
Faux Fur Coat - H&M (sold out, similar below)
Heels - Random Boutique
Pearl Necklace - Heirloom
Pearl Earrings - Forever XXI
Eyes: Lorac Eye Candy Chocolate Box Palette Collection
Lips: Clarins 'Rouge Eclat' Lipstick in Spicy Orange with NYX Plush Red Lipliner