Sunday, January 12, 2014

Orla Kiely Birthday Party

What I'm Wearing:
BCBG Heels
J. Crew Factory necklace and bracelet
I turned 30 this week and for my birthday, my parents got me this Orla Kiely dress and a purse (upcoming post on that later!). My parents know me far too well :)

Not only is the print on this dress unique and gorgeous, but the back has a cutout detail that I definitely wanted to show off. So I decided to attempt the high bun that's pretty popular right now. After several attempts, YouTube views, hairpins, hairspray, and cutting up an old sock, I finally achieved the look I wanted. After watching several YouTube videos, this was the one I found to be the easiest to use and yielded the best results:

This birthday was made even more special by my husband, who thew me a surprise ORLA KIELY themed birthday party. 

Just look at these awesome Orla Kiely cupcakes he had made!

My little boy got in on the action early and devoured one right away (look at some of the remnants at the corner of his mouth :)

This was definitely so special to me and I was beyond excited that my husband did this for me. 

And by the way, the cupcakes were delicious :)

Some of the most special and important people in my life.

And here's the man who made it all happen. I love you so much! By the way, he's started a blog, too. It's definitely different from mine to say the least, but if you're interested in the Bible, Quran, or Torah, please check it out here!


  1. Just popping in to wish you a happy 30th birthday! You look so pretty and I love the hair and dress! Tell your husband those cupcakes are seriously amazing! Sorry haven't commented much but still reading...Noah is so big and he's a handsome little fella! Went home to Jax for the christmas- it had been at least 5 years since we were home for the holidays. Didn't see you at Anthro after christmas sale, :) did you go and get any goodies? Hope you all have a fantastic 2014!

    1. Hi Gemma! Thank you so much! And yes, I was at the Anthropologie sale :) I was actually one of the first people there - I went straight to the register and ordered what I wanted (free shipping if they don't have it in store). I got the Arslan Sweater Coat in the Cocoa color and I love it! Hope you scored some goodies yourself! Have a happy 2014!

  2. I see where you get your good looks your mom is beautiful and your father is very handsome. The cupcakes were so pretty. Glad you took pictures before they were gone. Your right your husband must know you well. The dress is such a pretty color and the necklace you picked goes with it perfectly Glad you had such a nice birthday.

    1. Aw, thank you so much Olivia! It was difficult for me to eat the cupcakes because they were SO cute, so I'm glad I took a ton of pictures as well :)