make a wish
my big twenty-sixth (geez) birthday is quickly approaching in july and i'm pretty excited about it. last year, my birthday was seriously awesome and i continue to feel that i deserve awesome birthdays as the two prior positively sucked. i spent 24 at work where no one remembered it was my day, and then my family was out of town so i spent the evening alone eating takeout. true story. 23 was equally terrible, spent with salmonella poisoning. not fun. i deserve at least two to three years of greatness after those. so, friends, i'm planning ahead this year and here's the short list:
banana republic tall classic trench. if you're tall, banana's tall collection is a lifesaver. every woman should have a great trench, and i don't. it's time and i can't wait. oh, and also, banana regularly emails 40% off coupons. that's big savings on this baby.
seychelles disguise over-the-knee boots. my super-stylish friend lacey has these and honestly, i haven't been able to stop thinking about them since i saw them for the first time in march. lace, since we live in different cities, i'm hoping i can copy you. i know i could show these boots a good time. i currently can't find them anywhere in my size, but i'm hoping that will change as fall approaches.
camelbak no-spill water bottle. i think the front seat in my car is likely growing mold from how many times my cheap-imitation water bottle has tipped over and spilled. it's too fat to fit in the cup holder and i kind of hate it. this bottle is one of the best on the market - bpa free and completely spill-proof.
tokyo milk kiss-me-kit in butterfly kisses. i think we all know how much i love tokyo milk and this lipstick. i'm almost out and that can't happen.
a new job. i miss suits and meetings and pencil skirts and microsoft outlook. mostly i miss paychecks and feeling like i'm contributing my skills to something. fabulous job offer, please get here quicker. i'll glady spend my birthday at my new office.
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