Weekend Playlist: They Say It’s Your Birthday…

By |January 19th, 2013|Weekend Playlist|

newborn babyOkay, we’ve got the dress, the accessories, and the party plans… and no party is complete without a perfect playlist.  Good thing you know me.  ‘Cause it just so happens I have a pretty sweet birthday party playlist… right here:

And you you can bet money that this is what we are listening to at this very second in time while sipping on some Kirs and applying falsies.



Setting the Mood: Go Shorty…

By |January 15th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

birthday inspiration boardI love birthdays.  I love them the way most normal people love Christmas or Thanksgiving.  Not only do I love celebrating mine, but I also love celebrating those of others.  Perhaps it’s because it is one special day that is all yours (except that you share it with 19,178,082 on average…) or perhaps it is one great excuse to corral all of your nearest and dearest into one room to have a good time and catch up.  Who can say “no” to a birthday invite?

When I look back on birthdays past (minus last year), they are some of my most treasured moments.  Even though some of the people in the pictures have changed year after year and some have remained consistent, I smile when I think about those fun filled days and nights and am so thankful to have another day on this planet.  Plus, I really like cake.  And presents.  Speaking of which, have you picked out mine yet?  Three day shipping should get it here by Friday, FYI.  (Let me know if you need my shipping address).

Ippolita Disc 18 karat Gold Diamond Drop Earrings, $5,000Jimmy Choo Rob Pruitt Cayla Embellished Patent Leather Clutch, $1,350Sophia Webster Lana Embellished PVC and Suede Sandals, $535Kiki De Montparnasse Chantilly Lace Bra, $350 and Chantilly Lace Thong, $225

So, what does every girl need to make her feel special on her birthday other than friends and cake?  In my expert opinion, once you’ve secured your birthday frock, a little bling, some killer shoes, shiny clutch, and perfect underpinnings are precisely what you need to get the party started and keep it going.

And a pony wouldn’t hurt.



The List Volume 1/20

By |January 20th, 2012|The List|

I was not kidding about that pony.  I feel that in honor of my birthday, I should suspend the usual snark fueled list in order to honor some things that make me giggle with glee.  So, here are ten of many in no particular order.

  1. Benetint. I don’t know how else I can say it.
  2. Crispy rice spicy tuna.
  3. Have I ever told you about Smitty
  4. Love.  Surprisingly enough… I love love.  So hard.
  5. Prosecco.
  6. My beloved friends… though I often have to Photoshop us into the same place for us to all be together. 
  7. Shiny things and chandeliers.
  8. Classic television, ie; Golden Girls, Cheers, Who’s the BossDesigning Women, Full House, The Nanny … (yes, I’m old).
  9. My pink HB cashmere robe.
  10. Any good reason to celebrate and deck myself out.

Happy birthday to me (and the rest of you Capriquarius kids).


WhyDid Wisdom: It’s MY Party and…

By |January 20th, 2010|WhyDid Wisdom|


Yes, it is my birthday (hope you got your shopping done early, folks).  I’ve even changed out of my typical grey/black uniform and am sporting a little hot pink number for this very occassion.  My fingers will soon be tired from opening all of my gifts, but my gift to you are some fun facts about WhyDid.

So while we nibble on cupcakes and dance on tables at Red Velvet enjoy these tasty tidbits about the lady behind the blog.

  1. I can’t whistle. I’ve never mastered the skill and have made it thus far without it.
  2. My favorite animal is a giraffe. Long legs, long necks, killer lashes, and they don’t bother anyone.
  3. I’m slightly narcoleptic. I’ve fallen asleep in Vegas… twice. I can basically sleep anywhere.
  4. I have a tattoo, but I won’t tell you where. (Sorry, Dad!!). It may or may not be the world’s smallest, btw.
  5. I think it’s easier to kiss boys I don’t like than the ones I do.
  6. I’ve been trying to learn French for the last year and a half (even though I took it in highschool and college) and plan on treating myself to a trip to Paris when I finally do.
  7. My first “adult purchase” was a pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps.  I live around the corner and aspire to own a pair in every color.
  8. I have a reverse birthmark on my neck. (Meaning it lacks pigment altogether and never ever gets tan).
  9. I think my dog is really just a hairy little person and I tell him as much. I just wish he could talk back.
  10. I got an “A” in Economics in college and nearly failed sewing.
  11. I have a school girl crush on Joel McHale.
  12. I’m totally superstitious. You won’t catch me walking under ladders or stepping on any cracks.
  13. I love pineapple. I have eaten so much in one sitting that I couldn’t feel my tongue.
  14. If I find something I like, I buy it in every color.
  15. I love costumes and props and think that theme parties are highly underrated.
  16. I buy myself flowers. Why bother waiting for someone else? (Though I appreciate when they do).
  17. My nails are chipped 98% of the time.
  18. I can’t stand when people take themselves too seriously. No one is that cool, I promise. (Play my reindeer games).
  19. Most of my favorite articles of clothing are from my mom’s archives.
  20. My parents thought I was going to be an architect because I used to draw floor plans as a child.
  21. I’m tone deaf and wish nothing more than to be able to carry a tune.
  22. I hate violence. It scares the living daylights out of me. So don’t bother inviting me to a boxing match, hockey game, or violent movie. I won’t go.
  23. I’m a complete and utter hopeless romantic and believe in fairytale endings.
  24. I say my prayers at night and take my vitamins in the morning.
  25. I have an amazing family and some of the best (not to mention beautiful) friends in the world and not one day goes by that I take them for granted. I’m a lucky girl.
  26. I share my birthday with one of my best friends and at times believe we may have been separated at birth. (Happy Birthday, PinkyToe!)
  27. There are very few things that annoy me more than leggings worn as pants.

Happy Birthday to me!