Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me :)

So, as you probably don't know, yet, my birthday was July 20th.  The Big 28! It came and went so fast, as I was away camping at the legendary Jamboree in the Hills, which is a 4 day country concert down in southern Ohio/West Virginia.  You camp out, drink Busch Light, and it's pretty much a giant hill billy festival.  One place that I keep my nice clothes at home, bust out some old ripped Abercrombie jeans and flip flops (I NEVER wear flip flops in real life) and don't worry about looking fashionable.

Here are a few pics, just to get an idea of how straight hill billy this thing really is...

Behind me is a Bud Light slip 'N' slide. Yes, this is real life!  

My homemade Birthday Bitch shirt, made with iron on letters!  

A shot of the crowd behind us, we were front row for Jason Aldean :)

Regardless, it came and went so fast I never really got to celebrate, OR get presents!!! With the combining of bank accounts between me and my fiance, surprising me with a present wouldn't really be a surprise, so Trey told me to just buy myself whatever I wanted.  Thoughtful? not really.  Did I get exactly what I wanted? Absolutely!

So I finally sat down and thought about what I wanted for my birthday and today, I got around to doing my online comparisons to make sure I got the best prices.  And it was definitely my lucky day!

The first thing I decided I wanted was fall boots, but not just any boots, I really wanted the western/cowboy boot style.  I already have a pair I wear for country concerts, but they're not really practical for every day wear.  I found this pair from a fellow fashion blogger What She Wore 365.  She got this amazing pair of Volatile "Denver" boots from DSW.  After combing the world wide web for every site that sells them, I found the best deal on Shiekh shoes, I got them in black, because I think they will go with more.  I used the discount code MIL20 and got an additional 20% off!   I plan to wear them with a sundress on my trip to NYC next week!

The second thing I wanted was a new watch.  Trey got me one for our first Valentine's Day together, but I dropped it on ceramic tile and cracked the face.  I still wear it from time to time, as a bracelet pretty much, it stopped telling time, but thought it was time for a new one.  I am really into the pastel colored watches, I either wanted lavender or a light pink, and settled on the Nixon Time Teller I saw on ASOS, but after my extensive deal searching, found the same watch at Department of Goods for $37.48! Talk about a Happy Birthday!

Then to top it off, Express sent me a $40 gift card for my birthday, I thought I usually only got $15, but who am I to argue with their gift?! I ended up getting a bag that I only paid $10 for.

So all in all, I am happy with my gifts, Thanks Trey! You're the best =) But I'm also so happy I found the best deals that I won't feel too bad if I splurge a little in the Big Apple next week ;)



  1. It looks like you had an awesome birthday!! I absolutely LOVE country music (I haven't seen Jason Aldean in concert but would love to) so it sounds like it was a great time! I also LOVE those cowgirl boots...too cute! Thanks so much for following my blog, I'm following yours now too!


  2. Happy belated birthday ! You have cute gifts ! Wish i could get presents during my birthday too (& that's tomorrow) ! xx