Aren't Birthdays Just Golden

Hi there everyone! It's been a long time, I know. But I've kinda been in a slump and lost inspiration for keeping up with my blog. And not because I don't care for fashion anymore, just personal things in my daily life have been getting to me.
Anyways, the spring semester of school is over with and I ended it fabulously with a 4.0 GPA. I'm truly proud of myself. Also Friday was my birthday!!!! I turned 25 on the 25th, the Golden Birthday! I don't really know why the Golden Birthday is so special, but hey all my friends were treating it as if it were special, so I ran with it. And in true grown up sophistication, my bestie planned a dinner party for me.

My friends and I went to a Greek/Lebanese restaurant called Zea's for my dinner. We decided that we should all dress up since it was a nice restaurant and grown up affair. Afterwards we hit up one of my fave bars downtown, The Greenroom, to shoot some pool and have drinks. I decided that I would wear my beautiful Gigi Florence dress that I got from this consignment shop in town. They sell vintage and slightly worn designer/non- designer items. I bought this a couple of months ago and it was my first time wearing it.

I wanted to wear it the moment I bought it, but I felt like no occasion seemed special enough. Also I was lacking a key accessory that I thought the dress just had to have. And that was a gold chain belt. All the other belts in my closet seemed okay with the dress, just not WOW! The belt did that for me. The belt was a gift from my bestie. She saw the dress and was like, "You need to wear that on your birthday!" When I told her my dilemma, she surprised me before the dinner with the belt!

 Did I mention she's the most awesome bestie?! She also bought me the clutch that looks like a vintage masterpiece, and a beautiful ivory colored watch. There are other items that she bought me that I'll post later. No lie, I felt fabulous that night! Because for once I felt like those people you see on TV or in a movie hosting a dinner party, drinking wine, and having a fabulous time! It felt like a major dose of glamour for me, since I don't get to be uber glamorous that often.

I can definitely say that my 25th birthday is the best birthday I've ever had! And hopefully there is more to come. The only thing that would have made that night more perfect was if my boyfriend had came. He was stuck with a work project that night. But he spent the day with me before the dinner and gave me my present which was the camera these pics were taken with. He also gave me a carrying case, tripod, and a memory card to store my photos! Gosh, he truly listens to everything I say, and his gift totally proves it!

Dress: Gigi Florence
Belt, clutch, & watch: B-Day gift from Bestie
Shoes: Delicious
Headband: Charming Charlie
Bracelets: Icings
Earrings: Borrowed from Bestie