Sunday, October 27, 2013

Milkshakes and Amaretto Sours

Outfit Details:
Sugarhill Boutique Milkshake Dress: ASOS (sold out)
*Select sizes still available at ModCloth and on eBay*
Doo Bee Doo Bee Shoe Heel: ModCloth 
*No longer available, but similar styles here, here and here*
Achilles' Zeal Tights: ModCloth (similar here and here)
Belt: ASOS (on sale!)
Red coat: eBay
Watch ring: Mom's

I tend to make my birthdays into celebrations that last at least a weekend.  Since my actual birthday is on Monday (and I have two early school shows during the day and our first long tech. rehearsal at night), I decided to spread the festivities out over a couple of days.  Last night, my mom made a scrumptious birthday dinner (for just my parents and me, which could either be seen as super lame or really nice... I'll go with the latter), which consisted of filet mignon, scalloped potatoes, green beans, croissants, a wedge salad with bleu cheese, turkey bacon and tomatoes, and vanilla bean cheesecake (from The Cheesecake Factory, of course) for dessert -- except I was too full for dessert!

After I stuffed myself silly, I headed a bar downtown with some friends.  I normally don't like the whole "bar scene," and I drink very rarely (and even then, I'll be totally buzzed before I finish one!).  But this bar, called Cheshire, is really intimate and charming (albeit slightly hipster).  It specializes in classic cocktails (i.e., hard-to-find ones that you don't see in every bar), and you can tell that they really care about the quality of the experience.  I honestly don't like any drink where I can taste the alcohol, so I always get Amaretto Sours when I go there (they make theirs with egg white, which skeeved me out the first time I ordered it, but it just adds a yummy frothiness to it).  Some of the Rapunzel cast came out to celebrate, and a few other theatre friends came as well, and it was just a really nice time with a bunch of people I truly like.  I've had people flake out on me for birthdays in the past, and since I'd been especially worried that I'd spend my birthday alone this year, it really warmed my heart to be reassured that there are people who care about me.  :)

On to less mushy stuff... I'd been waiting forever to wear this gorgeous mint green dress from Sugarhill Boutique.  The moment I saw it on ASOS, I knew I had to have it.  The print is so darling and retro, and the color is perfect.  The back has this really pretty lace-up detail, too.  I wanted to save it for a special occasion, so it just sat in my closet for quite some time.  I knew that my birthday would be a great time to make use of it -- I just wish it were warmer!  It was incredibly windy last night, and though I wore this red coat for these pictures, I ended up having to wear a slightly thicker coat to combat the bitter cold.  Sadly, fall gives way to winter pretty quickly here, but I hope fall stays for a little while longer... although it's been a difficult autumn, it's still my favorite.

My grandma's birthday was on Thursday, so we usually do some kind of joint birthday celebration for the two of us.  We decided to do something a little different than our usual dinner at home, so this afternoon, we're headed to a teahouse that I adore!  Having something akin to high tea is sort of a novel thing in the US, so I'm getting all gussied up in tea-themed apparel and will once again gorge myself -- this time, on Earl Grey tea, scones, clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches, and whatever other little treats come my way.  Calories don't count on birthdays, right?

Have a wonderful Sunday!!
xox Sammi


  1. Oh, Happy Birthday (early birthday!) Calories totally don't count on birthdays. High Tea sounds really fun! I'd love to try it sometime...

    This is an adorable outfit. My favorite part is how the mint and red pair together, especially that coat.

  2. Happy (early) Birthday!!! I LOVE this whole outfit. You look so beautiful! The dress and coat are both amazing, but I also love the tights and shoes.
    Sounds like you had a fun celebration last night. :) And that's lovely that you're going to a teahouse for the joint bday celebration.

  3. Happy Bday and I wish you all the best and that dream come true. Have a nice day.

  4. Happy birthday! Have a good day, you deserve it!xx

  5. Happy birthday! Sounds like it was a good one :)

  6. awww happy almost birthday!! your mom's dinner sounds like HEAVEN (coming from a person that only knows how to heat up soup). And I love your outfit here- you seriously have the most adorable printed dresses!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  7. Happy early birthday! I am so, so jealous of this dress! It's been on my wishlist since the moment I saw it on Modcloth, and it's so ridiculously cute. Just saying, if you ever decide to put this one up for swap, add me to the list ;) And I LOVE the red coat with it and heart tights!

    It's so nice to see that you had a great birthday celebration! I wish we lived closer so I could wish you a happy birthday is person! As a fellow "not a bar person," I can totally relate, especially since I love Amaretto Sours too! One of my favorite drinks (mostly because of the fact that you can't taste the alcohol, like you said).

  8. Happy happy almost birthday! <3 I have been wanting this dress for ages, so I might just have to click 'buy' after seeing just how gorgeous it looks on you! And those tights too..! <3

    Lost in the Haze

  9. Happy Early Birthday! :D

    Have I ever told you that you remind me so much of my sister? You really do. She would rock all these outfits and she's awesome, so you should be pleased by my comparison ^_^

    As always, adorable dress that you wore perfectly. Also love your makeup! I can never get my eyeliner to do that....


  10. In love with that dress and tights!

  11. Wow those tights are so cute! You look beautiful as always. Happy Birthday! ♡


  12. Wow those tights are so cute! You look beautiful as always. Happy Birthday! ♡


  13. The back of that dress is so pretty!


  14. Love the lace up back! How do you wear something like that with a bra though? Just wondering :)

  15. you look absolutely gorgeous! happy belated birthday!


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