style   //   May 10, 2013

HAPPY (BIRTHDAY) WEEKEND + LINKS

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This marks the beginning of a very exciting week for me.  There’s so much to look forward to – so many big changes! Today is my 26th birthday. While I’m thrilled at the idea of what’s to come this year, it feels a little bittersweet saying goodbye to 25. It was a good year. I started my dream job at FD, Luella & June turned into a “real” part-time job for me, I took some amazing trips (New York Fashion Week, Paris…), and, best of all, I got engaged. 25 was good to me. Sometimes you just want to press pause (a Zack Morris time-out?) and soak it all in, you know?

Instead, I’m going to celebrate. For the entire week. It starts tonight with a birthday dinner with friends and family at my favorite Italian restaurant. Tomorrow, my fiancé and I are going to spend a fun, low-key day together. We’re headed to Klyde Warren Park, going to Parigi (my other favorite restaurant) for lunch, and just enjoying the day without wedding details to discuss. I’ve also got a spa day planned with my mom and sister on Mother’s Day. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? I can’t think of a better way to kick off 26 and the beginning of my wedding week. Eight days to go.  Happy Weekend!

For your weekend perusal:

  • 3.1 for Target: Did you hear the good news? This collection is coming straight at us this fall. Cannot. Wait. (I wish this little number was a part of that collection.)
  • Get to know Jackie: I’m still reading Mrs. Kennedy and Me. It’s such a good book. I’m totally fascinated with Jackie Kennedy at the moment (not that I wasn’t before). I love this list of Jackie tidbits from Matchbook.
  • SALE Alert: Don’t miss J.Crew’s extra 30% off all sale items. Just enter the code SUNSHINE at checkout. I scored this amazing neon cashmere sweater. It’s my new fave. I’ve also got my eye on a couple of swimsuits.
  • Palm Beach spirit: Everything about this post from Mark D. Sikes.

(Image via Musings in Femininity)