Monday, May 3, 2010

Let Them Eat CupCake!


Aqua Couture dress, House of Harlow ring, Chanel Nail Vernis in Nouvelle Vague

Now that I'm slowly approaching my mid-20's, the dinner+club Birthday routine just doesn't appeal to me anymore. Instead, I celebrated my birthday this weekend with my favorite ladies over afternoon tea. It was just what I wished for: simple and sweet.

Every year around this time, I tend to feel that there's a lot more I wanted to accomplish by 20, 21, 22... But this year is different. I'm starting to identify with the saying "live for the journey, not the destination." It's true, we often set goals and beat ourselves up on days like New Years, Birthdays etc. But no one counts the incremental changes and accomplishments that occur everyday. I chose my birthday dress to reflect what I wanted for the year ahead - Bright and bold. This will be the year to take chances, stay positive, and see every opportunity as an experience.






I'll leave the contents of the box for a post all on its own...

A dozen helium balloons = major photo-op! I had a little fun before the girls arrived. It wasn't until they arrived that I realized these balloons were in baby-shower colors, oh well :)


xo,

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50 comments:

Jess ♡ said...

You look SO ADORABLE. The colours are beautiful <3 I hope you had a lovely day :) xo Looks like you definitely did!

Marz said...

What a gorgeous party. You look so amazing in that dress!

vintagewithatwist said...

Gorgeous dress!

Carla said...

You are so pretty, and the dress is simply perfect on you. :)

tessatham said...

I absolutely love the dresss!!!!

nicole said...

Carolina, you look absolutely stunning in that dress! The colour is beautiful and I love how your nail polish colour goes so well with your dress. Happy Birthday yet again. I love the way you celebrated with cupcakes and tea. Looking forward to your post with the contents of your Hermes box!

michelle_ said...

happy birthday sweatheart !
you look super gorgeous !

lisa said...

Happy birthday Carolina! You look absolutely beautiful--the dress, the hair, the makeup. I hear you on the clubbing routine getting stale as you age, although I realized that around the time I turned 25 lol.

I'm so glad to see you rocking your new nail polish! I picked up a bottle of Big Smoke by Butter London at Ishara after our Chanel makeup counter meet-up but haven't tried it out yet.

joey said...

i. LOVE. your. dress.

yes
it was so beautiful i required a period after every single word for emphasis

happy birthday!

kisekae said...

Oh my gosh Carolina! This is the cutest tea-party ever! I am so upset I didn't make it over!

VersaStyle said...

happy birthday my dear!! loving the dress and the cupcakes!

sharonlei said...

Happy Birthday Carolina!!! Looks and sounds like you had such a sweet birthday celebration... simple, intimate, and elegant. :) Those cuppies are so cute and so are the teacups and saucers. Your dress is fabulous and looks totally amazing on you. I love how saturated the color is. Can't wait to see what's in the Hermes box. I'm sure it's something gorgeous!

xx Love & Aloha

Krizia said...

Happy Birthday!
Those cupcakes look delicious.
Your pictures remind me of Alice In Wonderland!

x Krizia

www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

MizzJ said...

You look gorgeous and happy birthday!!! I can't wait to see what's in that Hermes box ;)

Charlotte said...

Lovely photos and I love the outfit. That House of Harlow ring is amazing!

vicky h. said...

I looove these pictures! they look amazing with the balloons and cupcakes, and your nailcolor is amazing!

happy birthday! xox Vicky
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Emilie said...

You look beautiful! Love these pictures! The dress is gorgeous, love the color of your nail polish!
xxx

Mila said...

WOW!!!!!Stunning dress!

janettaylor said...

Happy Bday, dearest Caroline! Ur look so divine!

Have a lovely Tuesday, darling! ♥

Sher said...

Oh, an afternoon tea birthday party sounds so wonderful! Happy birthday darling!!

The dress is fantastic and your ring is just WOW:)

Lena said...

I love these pictures...super cute!!! I would've given anything to be there to have a nibble on one of those cupcakes :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Lena xoxo

Lucia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You look amazing. Your dress is so beautiful, I love the color! Cant wait to see what was in the box :)

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libys11 said...

so so pretty! im totally in love with that dress!!! :D happy bday!

Nicole Jarecz said...

so cute! i love all of the pastel colors!

Kristy said...

happy birthday coco :) i feel you about approaching the mid-20s mark, mine is coming up in less than a year, oh no! but it's true that I've become more appreciative towards life journey as opposed to goals. I hope you had a fabulous celebration because you look amazing. can't wait to see what's inside the orange box ;)

ps: baby shower balloons? are you trying to tell us something? hahaha.. just kidding :)

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glamirrorous.com said...

Fabulous pictures! Love the colors in the pictures! You look stunning in your dress! ^^
xoxo Sandra

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[Because I love your blog so much, I featured it this Monday in my Glamoureads!]

daisychain said...

wow, seriously beautiful!

Couture said...

Happy belated birthday! The dress is so gorgeous and your ring is amazing!!!
You made so many beautiful pictures!

x

Dressing Up For Me said...

Happy birthday! You look gorgeous in that dress. :)

♥ Callah said...

gorgeous pics!!

aliciafashionista said...

HAHAHA Lina the balloon pictures at the end are so Asian I LOVE it! Happy Birthday again, I really am sad that I missed out. You looked stunning and the decor was perfect!

simplychic said...

i am so incredibly inspired by this post! from the dress, to the tea party, to the inspiring words: "live for the journey, not the destination". so lovely! happy birthday :)

Lainey said...

Wow! I am so drawn to your dress! You look lovely. I hope your birthday was as fabulous as it looks! Love tea parties!

Dexter said...

Lovely and beautiful pictures, I wish you happy birthday too!

princesspolitico said...

aw! that is such a great idea for a birthday party! elegant and refined, you and your friends are adorable! that dress is DIVA-LICIOUS, what a unique cut!

xo.
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Susan said...

happy belated birthday!
you look so pretty :)
sorry for being a bad blogger friend lately, I am a mess... I hope I will get back on track very soon :)
have a lovely week, darling!
xoxo

ps. now I am with you on Twitter & Facebook too! :)

A.Co said...

That dress is INSANELY AMAZING! WOW!

Happy (belated) Birthday!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

Wowwwww! You look stunning! Happy belated birthday sweety!

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Amazing style!
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Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

love your attitude. i get more chicken sh:t the older i got. happy birthday!

It Girl (Anya) said...

Happy (belated) birthday! Your birthday photos are adorable.

PS. Hermes always makes for a great gift. Just the box alone gets me excited!

fhen said...

Happy belated birthday dear! you look super awesome
love all the picture too!

cherie said...

you look so gorgeous and your dress is pretty awesome too! Happy Birthday!

Krizia said...

Waiting patiently for the next post! :D

x Krizia

www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

betz said...

you look sooo pretty in red. oh so stunning!

xx,
betz
http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

Electro Geisha said...

wonderful photos, if i havent read the text i would have though you were on some photo shoot. well, looks like you had a fabulous party. wonderful outfit and the color suits you so good. wonderful! best wishes :)

SC said...

Thats such a great idea to have a tea party. Perfect for all the girly girls out there. Going to the club every year can get boring.

Erin said...

love the pictures - looks like it was quite the event. you look amazing in that dress! happy belated!

Fashion Baby Yeah said...

Love the ring , gorgeous

Denim Divas said...

you look amazing ! you have a great style !

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