Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Snapshots

Thank you all for your birthday wishes yesterday - each one means a lot!

Nate brought over a wrapped birthday gift a couple of weeks ago and left it tantalizingly on my desk. If I followed in my mother's footsteps, I would have carefully untied the ribbon and peeked inside the package the moment he left. I resisted and patiently waited for the gift snuggled inside: a pair of Jess LC's Chevron Earrings.

I had teasingly asked Nate about my birthday card Saturday evening after noticing he didn't have one in hand. So you can imagine my surprise when I stepped out of the shower Sunday morning to see one perched on my desk. Hours later, over shakes from Steak 'n Shake, he admitted that while I was showering, he sneaked out of apartment and hurriedly went to Walgreens. He came back and shut the door just as I was shutting off the water. (And now I'm even more paranoid that I wouldn't hear an intruder break in.)

After a rowdy outing Friday night, I was looking forward to a low key celebration. We spent most of the day at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Raphael's The Woman with the Veil was on exhibit during our visit - and it's by far one of the most exquisite works I've seen. Of course photos of the masterpiece were prohibited, so you'll have to settle for The Last of the Spartans by Gaetano Trentanove.

Yep, 27 years old and still splashing in fountains.

At 8 o'clock last night, we realized that I still hadn't blown out a candle. Unacceptable birthday behavior, I tell ya. We promptly sought out Middleton, Wisconsin's Hubbard Avenue Diner - home of decadent cheesecakes and mouthwatering pies - to make a birthday wish.

Outfit Notes: Forever21 Tank; Gap Sweater; H&M Shorts; Banana Republic Sandals; Jess LC Chevron Earrings; CC Skye Bag


  1. Yumm...I love cheescake! Your earrings are very cute and it sounds like you had a great day, sweetie...Happy 27th Bday:)

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun!
    The cake looks delicious:)
    Enjoy the whole 27th year of your life!

  3. Oh Jessica, happy belated birthday to you. I missed your birthday yesterday. Great that you had fun... love the earrings and your effortlessly chic outfit. xoxo

  4. Awww...Jessica, Nate sounds so incredibly sweet. I'm so glad you had a fabulous day! Happy, Happy Belated Birthday!! :)

  5. happy birthday! great earrings! cute birthday outfit!

  6. Your blog is really cool, I went back several posts and you have really great inspiring content. I'll be back again :)

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  7. Jessica, those earrings are a wee bit nicer than the ones I told you about made from straws!!!Ha Ha Glad you had a nice day.

  8. That cake looks yummy! I love cheese cake!

    Your new earrings are gorgeous, and I also really like your handbag.

  9. What a lovely day! The earrings are gorgeous -- good to know the man listens well!

    Chic on the Cheap

  10. Happy late birthday Jessica!!! This all sounds so wonderful and the earrings are gorgeous. What a sweet gift, and how sweet about the card too. :) I always tease my husband in advance about cards and things like that, I'm glad I'm not the only one... Oh, and you look amazing in that outfit! I love the sweater. Your smile is gorgeous.


  11. Happy Birthday, even though I'm a day late. Looks like you had a lovely day!
    my life in style

  12. LOVE the earrings on you! I'm wearing the same pair myself today as well :).

    Happy birthday and please keep in touch!

  13. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a great day! :)

  14. So glad you had a great birthday!!

  15. Yay, you got the earrings! Glad you had a good weekend.

  16. Happy Birthday! It looks like the perfect day! I love your new earrings. Nate has great taste!


  17. Looks like a wonderful birthday! And you look so carefree and beautiful!

  18. Looks like you had a fab b-day.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on mine; I was able to find your fabulous blog!

  19. I'm glad to see you had such a fun birthday! Love all these pics!


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