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tea party birthday

 

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My 34th(!!) birthday was in early September, and I knew immediately what I wanted – an elegant tea party with my friends!

The Boston Public Library has a courtyard restaurant with a pretty nice afternoon tea.  I decided to have my party there, because our original plan (hosting ourselves in our apartment) wasn’t ideal.

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I was excited to take photos beforehand because I felt so classy!  There’s also something about a fascinator that makes people think you are important – quite a few people stopped me to ask me where I was going, and a few others even took pictures while Dave was snapping away!

I don’t like when people pay attention to me while I’m posing, but I guess I was just feeling really confident because I was barely affected by it!

I thought it would be funny to wear gaudy jewelry, so I bought some plastic pearl necklaces and big bling rings.  I put them in little organza bags to give to my friends at the tea party so we could all be super “fancy!”

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I hope you can see the print of my dress above.  I got it at Disney in Florida over the summer – it’s a Mad Tea Party dress! 🙂

The first few photos in my post were taken outside of the library, and these were taken in the courtyard:DSC_0951-small

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Mad Tea Party Dress:  Disney Cherry Tree Lane Shop
FascinatorFeiYu Crafts via Amazon 
Sunglasses:  Hot Topic White and Wood Round Sunglasses
Plastic Pearl Necklace: Gift Express via Amazon
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Oven Crossbody via Macy’s
Shoes:  B.A.I.T. Demi Wedge Sandal via Tatyana
Belt:  made by me 🙂

Here are some photos of me and the gals at tea…so classy!

Meghan, Sarah, Linley, Sara, me, Theresa, Ashlea

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my birthday celebration!

 

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(Don’t forget to enter my birthday giveaway! Details on Instagram and in this post)

First, I want to apologize for the crazy number of photos!  I had a hard time narrowing them down because they kept making me laugh 🙂  Plus, it was my birthday so I’m allowed to post an excessive amount of pics!

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birthday giveaway!

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Hey guys!  Today is my birthday, and I wanted to celebrate with a little giveaway!

I know, it might seem strange to give someone a gift for my birthday, but I feel so fortunate to have made new friends through this blog and Instagram, and wanted the opportunity to send some love to one of my readers!

This was a bag that I had initially bought for myself, but then decided it would make a perfect giveaway.  It’s brand new (although I already removed the tag- sorry!), and it’s ready to be mailed out to whoever wins!

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Such an adorable flamingo wristlet from Betsey Johnson!

I’m hosting the contest on Instagram, so please follow me there (@dressingwithclassblog) to enter.

If you would like an extra entry, leave a comment below!  Just make sure that you enter on IG first.  I will announce the winner on September 15th, a week from today.  Good luck!

meeting sara!

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Have you ever met someone, and instantly knew you were meant to be with each other?

No, I’m not talking about my husband (although that was the case with him too!)…I’m talking about my blog friend Sara (from In a Nutshell) whom I was finally able to meet in person!

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ultimate vegas outfit

 

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Hey guys!  I was recently inspired by Vegas.com and their #ultimatevegasoutfit challenge to share how I would style my look for a day in Las Vegas.  I love the challenge because I have only been to Vegas once, and it was when I was 19 – I have been dying to go back since I turned 21 (which was quite a long time ago, haha!)

I’m not a big gambler, but I definitely rock the penny slot machines alongside the grandmas 🙂

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