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friday favorites ~ birthday edition {august 2nd}

As if the wedding countdown isn’t exciting enough, this weekend, we celebrate my fiance’s birthday and next weekend is mine! It’s a bit crazy now, but we’ll have such an excuse to travel or throw a huge party every August, I love it!

We opted not to exchange birthday gifts this year, in favor of wedding gifts, which will be more meaningful and memorable. Instead, we’re planning some scheduled breaks from wedding projects when we can relax, enjoy the Colorado sunshine and still pause to celebrate our birthdays among the madness.

Even though we’re not exchanging presents, of course I still have a little birthday wish list {who wouldn’t?}. So I’ve tailored this week’s favorites to reflect a few things I might be thinking about when I blow out my birthday candles.

Friday Favorites {august 2nd} ~ birthday edition | jessalayne.com

Two of my crossbody bags recently fell apart, mostly from too much lovin’ — making me think I should really invest in a nice leather version in a versatile color.  It’s become such a staple part of my weekend wardrobe, it would be great to have a longer lasting version, don’t you think?

I’m also looking to update my glasses to something a little geekier, but it’s so hard to know what will work on your face. I did a Warby Parker try-on {which I’d highly recommend just for the fun of it!} but didn’t find anything that felt just right.

I wouldn’t blame anyone for buying us something wedding-related {or even off our registry} as birthday gifts this year, given just how close they fall. I’ve always lusted after this “mrs” necklace and the idea of custom luggage tags as you jetset to your honeymoon is so sweet.

Lastly, Lovely is one of my all-time favorite scents that I envision wearing on our wedding day – but I’m all out of it!

{ shop this week’s favorites }

1. Crossbody bags from Urban Outfitters, Kate Spade, and  Fossil via Zappos
2. Ray Ban eyeglasses
3. Kate Spade necklace
4. Custom luggage tags for newlyweds
6. Lovely perfume by Sarah Jessica Parker (available at Macy’s)

One thing that didn’t make it on my favorites this week, is the Preston table from World Market. A very cool piece that just so happens to be on sale! Not exactly a birthday present, but worth highlighting as part of this week’s favorites!

Preston Table from World MarketPreston table on sale at World Market

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    pattybaragar
    August 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Love this post! Congrats is in order all around at the Padula residence. I love the ‘mrs’ necklace – you kind of need it I think 😉

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