Swallow print ruffled top + white stretchy pants and how to treat yo self

Summer is flying by. I thought I’d get into the late summer vibes by wearing a blue ruffled swallow print tank top and white stretchy pants. Not leggings. Stretchy pants. Which means they are thicker than leggings but with all the wonderful stretchy-ness included. Who doesn’t love a good pair of stretchy pants?

Ruffled swallow print tank top, given to me; white stretchy pants, clearance from Kohl's; bling flip flops, Ross; Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall's, Kate Spade New York handbag, gifted to me.

Ruffled swallow print tank top, given to me. White stretchy pants, clearance from Kohl’s; bling flip flops, Ross; Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, Kate Spade New York handbag, gifted to me.

My birthday was last week, and I took the day off to treat myself. I think that’s really important to do every now and then. You may need to stay within whatever budget you need to set, but it’s good to do at least something for you on your special day.

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I started by taking the day off of work. Yaaasss please! Not being at work on my birthday is in itself a treat.

Next, I slept in. Also, yaaaas!

I was going to eat the last cinnamon roll for breakfast, but some little piggy got there first. Oink. oink. (I was going to be the birthday piggy!)

In the afternoon, my son and I got facials. I go to an esthetician who works on my sons cystic acne. She’s been working on him for years now. And me.

Later, off to Red Robin for my free birthday burger.

Next to get a pedicure at the place my esthetician friend goes to.

Then off to get a free coffee at Dutch Bros. Here I am the queen of finding free birthday stuff, as can be seen by this post, but forgot about this one.

I did manage to get my free Pip’s donuts and free drink from Cinnabon the day after my birthday. I think you have to have the app now to get one from Starbucks. My sister also told me about a birthday freebie from Jamba Juice with the app. I signed up for it, but it was after my birthday by then, so no birthday freebie showed up for me. I did, however, get $3 off for signing up for the app. Which I forgot to use when I got my drink. I have a month to use, it, so no worries. Ha.

Also I did some shopping the day after my birthday by myself, and then shopping at consignment shops down in Portland on Saturday with my sis and her daughters.

So, yeah, the birthday ‘treat yo-self’ thing just kept going.

I encourage you all to do some sort of self care thing for yourself this week, even if it isn’t your birthday. If it’s your birthday week, go crazy with it. You’re worth it!

 

~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog

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Striped palazzo pants + white front tied top

Spring is in full swing now, so off we go in search of spring fun and flowers! Whoot Whoot! We ended up at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon. The flowers were in bloom all around the property, with hints of more yet to come. What started off on a more serious ‘down-to-business’ note ended up on a rather goofy note by the time we made our way up to the top of the gardens.

White top + silver hoop earrings

This outfit was perfect for a romp around the botanical gardens. The lightweight wide leg striped palazzo pants make it a comfortable, yet whimsical outfit. Tying the white button up shirt in a knot at the bottom also adds to the casual day look rather making it look too business-y for a day in the park. Add on comfortable velvet sneakers and a denim jacket for walking in the shady parts of the garden and you’re all set for a fun outing amongst the trees and flowers.

Striped palazzo pants, Kohl’s; velvet sneakers, Ross; silver earrings, Kohl’s; Betsey Johnson bow bag, Marshall’s; denim jacket and white button up shirt, old, given to me.

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