6.28.2009

Simple Gifts

I'm not one to throw a big party to commemorate another year of existence; something simple would do. Good food and conversation with friends is a great way to spend the evening, and that is enough to keep me happy. Getting some awesome gifts is the icing on the cake (or whipped cream on a pie...I'm more of a pie person).

Figuring out what to wear for this year's shindig was pretty easy. Usually I accessorize around the clothes I choose to wear, but it's the opposite this time. After coming home from one frustrating, really long day, I was treated to a surprise left on a table by my roommate--a retro-looking hairband. I absolutely love it. It is definitely a wonderful costume piece, but it is quite versatile for a more modern outfit. The piece I chose to tie it all together is a lace overlay halter top that I've had for years. I used to wear it with swingy skirts. Nowadays, it looks just as great with a pair of jeans and heels.

The little lights are something I picked up from Ikea a while ago during a clearance sale (after Christmas, I think?) for something like $2 a set. I figured that they would be great for parties. They look like candles, but I don't have to worry about anything catching fire. I figured it was time to play with them.

[Outfit: Michael Kors leather hoodie, The Limited halter top, Goldsign jeans, Calvin Klein bow slingbacks, Coach satin bag. Gifts: handmade hairband, air freshener with rose scent, paisley top, monster container for knicknacks (which I really needed), knife-sharp fabric shears (love them--they're so sharp that they come with sheaths).]








9 comments:

Lindybug said...

Lovely pictures of your gifts with the Ikea lights!

K8 said...

Those candle lights are so cool, and I love the monster basket!

Eli said...

happy bday, those little lights are so simple and awesome.

Muttersome said...

Happy birthday! Here's to another year of looking and feeling great!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks, everyone! It was a great birthday indeed.

Chimera said...

Happy B'day! lovely gifts but my fav. is the halter top...awesome!but then 'am a big fan of halter tops... so there goes...

The Divinitus said...

'sharp' looking scissors set, I'm actually searching for a new pair [with the blade's cover].

Sales Rack Raider said...

Chimera--Thanks! I like halters too, though I wear them a lot less these days. Maybe getting older has something to do with it.

Divinitus--these Gingher shears are definitely sharp. Even a tiny snip with the very tips makes a clean cut through khaki fabric. I think they'll make cutting through denim a lot easier and quicker.

LyddieGal said...

Love that paisley top and your photo of the head band with the lights - looks very vintage.