everything under the sun : a birthday recap

July 2, 2017
πŸ“ LAST UPDATED BY KAYLA ON July 17, 2017


This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!

Hey, what’s up, hello!

Sorry this post is late late LATE – I’ve been a busy gal.

You know this if you’ve been following along on Snapchat : I’ve been having a blast of a birthday weekend!

A BLAST – but I did make it a point to keep it spontaneous + simple this year.

… Maybe a little extra, per usu – but SIMPLE, EASY, CHILL.

Love it because I got to spend the entire weekend focusing my energy on the people most important to me : my amazing mom, BFF sister, adorable dog, & you guys of course!

Definitely wanted to dedicate part of my weekend to you babes, so of course I’m spending my Sunday creating new content here on the blog!


a bday RECAP : the highlights + LOTS of pics

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ dairy-free peach froyo topped w/ mango gummy bears @ 21 Choices, Pasadena, CA }

It allllll started on Thursday : straight out of my macroeconomics class, I hit up Old Town Pasadena for some peach froyo topped w/ mango gummy bears at 21 Choices to kick off the weekend … & then promptly made my way off to Sugarfina right after.

It was my first time there so imagine my happiness levels when I found myself in my actual personal HEAVEN. Candy for adults? Sign me uppppp!

After picking out a box or two four, I knew I was in for it THIS time – the amount of refined sugars that went into my bod this weekend was NOT OKAY if we’re being honest.

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ candy heaven @ Sugarfina, Pasadena, CA }

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ birthday prep w/ some alcohol-infused candy }

… & on the blog, I always try to be as honest & real as possible.

SO if you’re here for the wellness lifestyle tips – don’t copy that one down. Maybe even put the pencil down NOW … because I think less than 1/2 of the things I ate this weekend were healthy.

It’s a cheat day kinda thing, y’know? Cheat post? πŸ˜…


Friday was a beach day – TYPICAL … but I just HAD to. A lil’ picnic, an impromptu photo shoot, a good book, & some earthing + playing in the waves – I’m actually ADDICTED.

… Definitely feel like I should be making it a personal goal to hit the beach or go for a nature outing once a week this summer so that I’m not living a sedentary lifestyle.

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ wearing a ( sold-out ) Hollister navy floral maxi ( similar ) for an impromptu photoshoot @ Huntington Beach, CA }

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ a delish croissant sandwich … please excuse the chipped nail – I got them re-done after the beach πŸ˜… } 

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ beach essentials : beach towel ( similar ) , polaroids, sunglasses }


My actual birthday was on Saturday, July 1 : I haven’t had a pizookie from BJ’s in forever & Tiffany & I happened to be craving something sweet ( again ).

Apparently champagne gummy bears & limoncello drops just WEREN’T ENOUGH.

YES, this year’s birthday was pretty damn sweet. πŸ˜‰

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ a shared chocolate chip pizookie @ BJ’s }

Right after we went to Ulta & picked up some goodies + my free birthday gift – it’s a NYX Birthday eyeshadow palette this year! LOVE because a girl can never have too many palettes … or can she?

I now have 9, so I’m just not gonna answer that … πŸ˜…

It’s super awkward because I legitimately used to be one of those people who would see someone w/ a makeup collection & be like : “WTF, how does she have an actual library of palettes?”

A couple years into my makeup journey & I can totally see the allure.

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ free birthday gifts 2017 @ Ulta & Sephora : NYX Birthday eyeshadow palette & Caudalie minis }

Anyway, next up on the schedule was to get dolled up & head for the hills – 90210, that is! 

I had a dinner reservation at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills ( the BEST prime rib ) but I wanted to stroll down Rodeo Drive first, looking EXTRA, extra while doing some window shopping.

Not super exciting, but ya girl hasn’t been there in like 2 years … & it’s really kinda fun to pose as a tourist in your own city & just be awe-inspired by the surroundings.

It’s like I’ve lived here my whole life but life gets super hectic & it’s easily taken for granted, y’know?

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ wearing : crochet romper from Abercrombie & Fitch ( similar ), Franco Sarto heels ( similar ), Ringly bracelet @ Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA }

SO at Lawry’s I ate wayyyyy too much food ( surprise, surprise ). Everything was super delish & I absolutely loved it – which is saying something since I haven’t been eating a ton these days. I always feel like the hot weather from the summer definitely switches up my appetite.

& I’m almost always craving ice cream or froyo as a result … SOS.

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ Lawry’s for the best prime rib dinner @ Beverly Hills, CA }

This week on Everything Under The Sun we’re chatting about A BIRTHDAY RECAP. This series on The Summer Lover is an attempt to reach out to readers, show a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes, & offer some much-needed sunshine on what might be a dreary week for ya. Click through to The Summer Lover to read the post & see pics of things that made me happy this week!{ the Lawry cut w/ creamed corn on the side }

These are just some of the highlights I thought I’d share for our seaside tΓͺte-Γ -tΓͺte this week – enjoy the photos! VERY beyond thankful to all of you lovely people who showered me with happy birthday wishes! xx

 

Yours truly,

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