My Birthday Present

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1: Day Outfit, with Little Red Top
me8Collar necklace: Francesca’s // Red Shirt: Tempted // Shorts: Milly Collection for Banana Republic // Shoes: Crown Vintage for DSW

Happy Birthday to me…

I live in Boise.

I love bargain shopping,

But these shorts were just ME!

Over the years I have learned to be careful with impulse buying. You know that thing where you spot something, and just HAVE to have it? Often times, I would purchase something because it was a bargain, and I was determined to “make it work.” But it doesn’t always work out that way, and would end up passing things on having only worn them once. What a waste, when I could have saved those pennies for something I really LOVED! You’ve never done that, right? Pretty sure I’m the only one, ha ha ha. 😉

The other day I was scrolling through Twitter, and spotted the new collection by designer Milly, for Banana Republic, inspired by “Summertime in the Hamptons.” One of the photos featured these sweet little elephant shorts… And I swooned! Oh my gosh, I could wear those with SO MUCH in my closet! But I don’t really have the budget right now for full-priced Banana Republic, so I put my craving on hold, at least for now. I’ll wait till the sale, I told myself; I can be patient…

Then I got my first birthday card, from my sweet Mom & Dad. And there was a check inside. Yay! Having a birthday always causes me to wax somewhat philosophical, so having that check in my hand inspired me to think, “Life is short; spend it all in one place!” Lol, so deep, right? 😉

I headed to Banana Republic, where they had ONE pair of elephant shorts left in my size. They weren’t on sale; they weren’t a “bargain”… But sometimes a birthday girl just has to treat herself to something nice (especially when she has a little help from super-sweet parents!) Thanks, Mom & Dad, for my favorite new shorts! I have a hundred outfits to work around their elephant cuteness. 🙂 So maybe they ARE a bargain, after all…!


Have you ever purchased something that felt too special to pass up, even though you knew it would be a bit of a sacrifice? Tell me about it! Comment below – I love to hear your opinions & stories. 🙂 XO!



Look 2: Evening, with Hot Pink Sweater

me9Necklace: Francesca’s // Pink Sweater: Express // Shorts: Milly Collection for Banana Republic // Shoes: Target




7 thoughts on “My Birthday Present

  1. Ok, so where did you get the shoes? I saw an identical pair last weekend and I am so glad to see someone rocking chrome pumps!


    1. I found them at Target, Breaunna! They were on clearance for $7. Couldn’t pass up the chrome beauties, especially at that price! I’m a huge fan of pointy-toed pumps. 😉


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