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Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Birthday and Total Awkwardness


Yesterday was a milestone birthday for one of my most favorite ladies in the entire world.  We have been buds since my freshman year of college and were pledge sisters in our sorority.  We have been in each other's weddings, watched each other's babies come into this world, made some crazy traveling memories {most recently, our Vegas trip}, laughed and cried together and most importantly have been by each other's side through our most trying moments.  I consider her more of my sister than my friend.  So, this post is dedicated to her.  I am so lucky to have shared your birthday with you, and for those who know the story...she likes to party like it's 1998! 

 


Before dinner I had the Hubs snap up a few pictures of my outfit.  Okay, I must say, this was total AWKWARDNESS!!!  If you have been reading my blog, you know that most of my outfit posts are taken in the comfort of my backyard.  WOW!  I give props to you ladies that go out and shoot pictures in public.  I am not a shy or introverted girl, but I felt like a HUGE DORK posing on the sidewalk in downtown Austin.  People were seriously staring and giving us the, "you are so shallow for taking all these pictures of yourself look." All I wanted to do was shout out, "This is for my blog, people!!"  Oh well, at the end of the day, who really cares, but I will say again, big high fives for all of you that do this all the time...I think I am going to head back to my little piece of privacy.

Dress: c/o Strut in Austin | Blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohls | Shoes: Steve Madden | Jewelry:F21
   
Can you tell that I look a little nervous in the pictures? Through my super fake smile, I was telling the hubs to hurry up and keep snapping! God love him for putting up with me. I know most of us bloggers depend on our devoted {and annoyed at times} better halves to be the men behind the scenes! Let's all go home tonight and tell them that they have been promoted to co-producer.  Do you think they would accept or decline the offer? 

Cheers to birthdays, backyards and better halves!

25 comments:

Valerie Griffin said...

you are beautiful, my dear!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love your dress! Gorgeous as always! I still feel so awkward taking pictures in public especially when I take them downtown. Guess it takes time to feel more comfortable.

Xo,
Angela
Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I love how your dress has pattern mixing built in! I get really nervous taking my photos too even though I usually don't stray far from my block! Pretty convinced the neighbors think I'm nuts for constantly taking photos of myself, haha.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

★ JASMINE ★ {BarbieBombshell} said...

looks like SUCH a lovely time!

you look absolutely stunning dolly!

happy thursday!

<333

Xxxx

Marie Martell said...

OMG I thought I was the only one who felt like a jerk taking pictures outside! So awkard! I'm not comfy at all with it! lol I'm not shy also but posing, smiling and trying to look "normal" is so hard! You look gorgeous!

http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Erica said...

I'm loving your outfit!!
www.poolovesboo.blogspot.com

Mad For Fashion...For Less said...

Happy Bday love and you ladies look fab! Love both of your outfits!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Oh my gosh so cute! Your dress is adorable!! I want it!

Jes said...

hahaha i love the "hurry up and keep snapping" comment!
xx jes, newest follower

www.twosmuppies.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a fun birthday!!

And you look awesome! I live alone and my apartment has zero lighting. So I sneak out to the lobby to take pics in the big mirror. Luckily I live next to it because if I hear any noise I literally run back into my apartment lol!!

cheryl denise said...

i've only shot once in public and i took was nervous. i told my fiance to HURRY UP b/c i didn't want people driving by or walking by and thinking, wth? good for you taking the plunge!
thanks for the following...following back :)

a peek of chic

Always Maylee said...

Just found your blog and am loving it! You made me laugh with the whole picture taking situation... I feel ya! I can barely take pictures in the FRONT yard let alone a public street. :) Love your dress too!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Fanciful. said...

OH EM GEE!! I totally feel like this and that is why I have hardly taken any 'outfit' pics because since I live alone I have to awkwardly ask people to take them, and sometimes even when the setting is right and I am lovin' my ensemble I just CANNOT bring myself to ask! I mean I have posed for many of pictures...BUT solo is a different story!! You're a beauty, LOVE YOU, and YES mad props to those bloggers with no care-I want to know your tips!! ;)
LOVE YOU!! XOXO, Jessica

The Sweet Life said...

Haha I'm so with you. I always want to take pics of my outfits, but who really wants to take a bunch of pictures of me for my blog? Haha...guess that's what husbands are for. Guess I need to get myself one of those. :)

My friend and I had a recent photo shoot in CHicago, just for fun, and everyone was totally staring. Haha...kind of put us on the spot.

Happy happy Thursday!
Finally catching up on some blog reading.

the lovebirds said...

adorable outfits! you are beautiful! xo

Simply Sarah said...

I have yet to do a public picture - I'd feel the same way, I need to get on this. Love the colors in your dress!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Great outfit! And the two of you look adorable, I love her dress too! I have it in orange and pink :)

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

Katherine McAdoo said...

your and your friend are adorable! and your dress is awesome - austin seems to have amazing boutiques with great pieces like yours

jas said...

love both dresses!

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said...

haha you look so cute! i don't even do outfit posts at all because i feel so awkward- and i'm sure in public i'd just be a MESS! they turned out lovely!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Absolutely beautiful dresses!!

Tracy Walpole said...

Love your outfit! And thanks for being brave enough to take your pictures in downtown austin :)

I have been coveting your friend's dress for so long now... everytime I get brave enough to maybe buy it, it's sold out. But it looks fantastic on her!

Courtney B said...

You are GORGEOUS! Love your outfit :)

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Love your style! So cute. Now following. Stop by and see me sometime. ;)

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

you don't look awkward, you look gorg! and i'm loving that necklace!
xoxo

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