Tuesday, October 15, 2013

birthday wish list

With my birthday coming up in exactly a month, I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wishlist! Some years I have long list (like this year), and other years I can't think of a thing. Maybe it is because I am actually on a budget being married, but I have a lot of things on my list!

And I'll be 25- so a reason to celebrate!


I just missed buying this dress from Anthropologie for my cousin's wedding, but sadly it was completely sold out to when I hit "buy"! I was so so sad. I'm keeping it on my list juuuuust in case someone happens to see it in a size 8 or 10 :-)

I'm also asking for a new  monogrammed sweatshirt. A sweatshirt is a staple for me to throw on after work and I am really in need of a new one!

At first I was 100% opposed to Lululemon. I thought anyone who paid an obscene amount of money on workout clothes was CRAZY until I discovered the pace setter skirt. I can't wear Nike shorts or other types of running shorts because of my thighs and in the summer it gets too hot to wear long black running pants. I tried the pace setter skirt on over the summer and was hooked. I need a few other pairs. If I cant find a pair of shorts that doesn't chafe (sorry TMI) my legs, I honestly don't care what the cost is!

 I feel like Tory Burch Revas are on my list every year. I've worn out my pair I bought in 2011 and keep saying I'm going to get a new pair but a) they are overpriced and b) super uncomfortable. I just think they go with everything and I don't walk around much at my job now so sitting down wearing them would be OK. I don't need them by any means... If I could find a knock-off pair or something comparable, I'd ditch Tory in a minute!

I've had my grandmother's monogrammed gold necklace since she passed away in 2001, WAY before monogrammed jewelry was in style. My mom has a pair of earrings  with her maiden monogram and I've always loved them. I don't have too much with my new monogram, so I think this could be a great gift!

Garmin watch/GPS is honestly THE thing that I want for my birthday. I love my Nike+ app, but I don't love that I can't see it when I run and it doesn't count calories when I am doing other exercises. I think a running GPS would really motivate me to add more miles to my routine. Would you recommend a Garmin or a Polar watch? I'll take either, and whichever "does it all" for less!

Now that we live on the water I wear a hat a lot on the boat. A monogrammed baseball hat would be such an easy gift (and inexpensive!).

I've been contemplating getting a juicer with our leftover wedding gift cards. I think my magic bullet bit the dust lately (SAD FACE), so I wouldn't mind something to up my fruit and veggie intake! Again, something I don't need by any means but fun to have!

 Last but not least, I dorkingly (is that a word? maybe not....)  want a pair of garden shears! I usually have fresh flowers in the house and cutting them with scissors is not cool. Maybe it will make me start trimming the vines going up our front steps, too? #wishfulthinking

Is there anything else that a 25 year old needs? Ok I don't really need any of this. But birthdays come once a year and then six weeks later it is Christmas... so I think my family has it pretty easy with my list this year! :-)

And happy 22nd birthday to my cousin Anna today!


Laurel said...

I love your wish list- not ridiculous and you definitely have some seriously practical items on there! I've heard people rave about their polar watches, I know that the ones with all of the bells and whistles are pricey, but wonderful!

The Pink Growl said...

Those earrings are adorable!!

Haley said...

Love this list! My birthday is this weekend and I feel like I've only listed things I'll buy if I get money. So boring of me!

Also, couldn't agree more on Tory's flats. All other shoes I love and are super comfortable. What the heck is with the revas!?

Delta Daisies said...

Okay.. Let me tell you! I loooove my Lu Lu Lemon pace setter skirt! I have three of them and refuse to wear anything else when I run!

KatiePerk said...

I am curious about juicing. I love fresh flowers so the garden shears are a must! Happy almost birthday!

Ashley said...

I had been thinking about putting a juicer on my Christmas list. Not something I NEED, but it would be nice to have all the same!


acp said...

Love this...my birthday is in about 6 weeks, too, so I might be borrowing some items from your list! One thing you need to add: your favorite Rodan + Fields products!! ---> www.alexapack.myrandf.com ;)

Lindsey said...

That dress is gorgeous! And who cares about your "dorky" wants - it's your list!

Lauren said...

We all need to alert everyone that Revas are terribly uncomfortable! BUT, I have heard that the ones with the leather discs are better than metal. Just saying. Because I am in the same boat - mine are about worn out but I don't want to spend lots of money on new ones!

Megan said...

Its as though we are the same person! ;) I'll just take one of everything you have on your list...anyone willing to buy them for us? haha!

Amanda aka Manda said...

Love your list!! Especially that dress!