Let your light shine

7 Dec

Head still sore from the night before, I’m posting about another dazzling 21st birthday party I went to last night. I can’t get the image of the Birthday Girl, dressed in exquisite sky blue, out of my head; I’ve got to blog about it and let you share the love!

Tea candles and an Obama cutout greeted us as we walked up the drive to her home, everything draped in lanterns, balloons and fairy lights. The outdoor pool had been covered over and served as a dance floor (safe? Apparently! We didn’t fall through!); trays and trays of food and an endless supply of champagne kept us laughing and dancing into the morning; a red velvet photo booth allowed us to express our inner selves wearing wigs, princess hats and Mini Mouse ears; we all spilled our drinks (onto ourselves and others) and saw people we hadn’t seen for years. I fell into the garden a lot.

But most importantly, Birthday Girl was the light of the party, as she is in life. Never before have I met somebody with so much enthusiasm for life and love for all those around her. There’s a lesson to be learned here! This girl makes everybody she talks to feel valued and appreciated. As her best friend said in her speech, “If I was a millionth of the person she is, I’d be pretty happy, because she’s a damn fine girl.” Indeed.

DSC_0306DSC_0311 P.S. I’m wearing a Sportsgirl dress (the Salvation Army), paired with a  plaited leather belt (vintage, bought here). Worn with Tony Bianco platform suede shoes.

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I didn’t eat the cake, but I stole a macaroon from the top! So good!

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Study: getting into character for the photo shoot

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She’s an inspiration. Happy 21st my love! xx

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One Response to “Let your light shine”

  1. Alex Davis December 9, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    You are the most amazing girl ever and this entry is way too beautiful!! thank you so much for coming !!! Ihad the most amazing night and you are too sweet!!! honestly thank you so much love!!!! your blog is freaking awesome!! im your new number one fan! xxxxx Davis

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