Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What I Wore: Birthday Princess

DivineMrsDiva.com - eShakti Trinity Crinoline, Lane Bryant Emebellished Striped Top, Nine West Sea Horse Sandals

Finally, I have a chance to start catching you up-to-date on all the goings on!  May is always a super busy month with lots of birthday parties and celebrations.  I feel so frazzled lately trying to keep everything organized.  This is a picture heavy post of my birthday party fun, but I didn't really want to leave anything out.  First up - my outfit!!  I was told that I looked like a beautiful princess TWICE that day - once by a sweet little girl who was genuinely in awe of me and once by a sweet lady at Hallmark.  That made me feel super awesome!

The morning of my party, Sean and I actually ventured to Portland to attend Crafty Wonderland.  It is basically like Etsy, but in person.  There are so many crafty, fun, and quirky items to behold.  I still wanted to get plenty of wear from my tulle skirt, so I accessorized with a more "daytime tiara" instead of the bigger one you will see below. lol  This outfit came together a couple months ago, after I purchased the striped top from Lane Bryant the day before I started radiation.  It has some pretty rhinestone flowers on the shoulder, which helped spark the entire ensemble.

DivineMrsDiva.com - eShakti Trinity Crinoline, Lane Bryant Emebellished Striped Top, Nine West Sea Horse Sandals

I LOVE tulle skirts and wanted one that was a bit more "poofy" for my birthday.  This pinky-violet shade caught my eye immediately!  It is lined, has pockets, and was just waiting to be mine. I bought my normal size in this based on a couple of other skirt purchases and it fit slightly snug, but not uncomfortably so.  There is a smocked elastic panel in the back that allows for a little more room.  I find that eShakti's actual size chart is a bit off base as far as measurements go.

The first skirt I purchased based on the size chart was a similar style, but a black poplin material.  According to the size chart, I needed to buy a size 32 skirt.  At the time, I was wearing a 26, but I was worried about the fit so I bought the 30.  I could have sized down to a 24 in that one.  This tulle skirt has a smaller elastic panel than the black skirt does, so I ordered a 24 instead of a 22 and, like I said, it fits well.

The shoes took a LOT of looking to find.  I can't say that they are super comfortable (NO support), but they are very pretty and fit my wide, size 11 feet the way I needed them too.  

DivineMrsDiva.com - eShakti Trinity Crinoline, Lane Bryant Emebellished Striped Top, Nine West Sea Horse Sandals
Embellished Striped Top - Lane Bryant
Trinity Crinoline - eShakti (The best time to snatch one up seems to be February and March in preparation for wedding season.)
Nine West Sea Horse Sandals - 6PM
Day Time Tiara - eBay
Night Time Tiara - eBay


DivineMrsDiva.com - eShakti Trinity Crinoline, Lane Bryant Emebellished Striped Top, Nine West Sea Horse Sandals
DivineMrsDiva.com - Lane Bryant Emebellished Striped Top
DivineMrsDiva.com - Lane Bryant Emebellished Striped Top

We rushed home and got everything set up for my party that evening.  I made sure to provide as many gluten-free options as I could so my GF homie and I didn't have to worry too much about what we wanted to eat versus what we could eat.  I made gluten-free brownies for my birthday cake and supplied a regular cake option as well.  There was plenty of typical party food, like crackers and cheese, chips and salsa, potato chips and dip.  Sean and I tried to supplement the party food with a gluten-free pasta veggie salad and homemade meatballs in BBQ sauce.  Yum yum!!

DivineMrsDiva.com - Birthday Princess

Aside from tassels and balloons, I kept the decor pretty simple.  I filmed a video tutorial for the tassels (because I made a TON of them) that will be featured in a future post.  A couple of nights prior to the party, I decided that adding some young Hailey photos would be fun.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Birthday Princess

I also demanded requested that all my wonderful guests take a photo with me. I missed a couple of people that came for the after party though. 

DivineMrsDiva.com - Birthday Princess

Presents and blowing out the candles:

DivineMrsDiva.com - Birthday Princess
DivineMrsDiva.com - Birthday Princess

As people slowly trickled out to relieve their sitters or what not, the party people and I pulled out Cards Against Humanity for the After Party Party!

DivineMrsDiva.com - Birthday Princess

It was such a fun day!  I was thrilled that so many people were able to hang out and celebrate.  It wasn't just a simple birthday celebration to me.  It was me celebrating my life, being alive after all this cancer crap.

2 comments :

  1. Birthday Princess, for sure! These photos convey with festive, joyful mood of your birthday, and I, like the little girl, am in awe of your outfit. You know I need a pink tulle skirt. I looked for this one a few weeks ago, but it looked like it had already sold up. I'm so happy you were able to snatch one up because it is perfection! With the striped, embellished tee, it is perfectly Carrie (Bradshaw, that is). You look truly radiant and feminine and lovely.


    It looks like your day encapsulated lots of your favorite things: shopping, crafting, being with friends and Sean, prezzies, and tasty yummies. I hope you had a wonderful 34th, and it looks like you did. Happy, happy birthday! You've had a rough year, so it's definitely a special birthday to celebrate your health and happiness.


    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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  2. Thank you, Liz! :-D It was a really fun party and a great time. LOTS of laughs, which is always important.


    That skirt went out fast. I had a credit coupon to use on the site, so over radiation time I went on a little online shopping spree and got this skirt. By the end of March, I think it was almost gone. Maybe they will have some more options around the holidays, but next February/March you should stalk the site!

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