Thanks Google for remembering my birthday! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I celebrated my birthday this past weekend. The BIG 2-9, or as my boyfriend keeps telling me "11 years until 40!" (Yay.. NOT!)
This weekend was special because my dad came to visit me and we had such a great time together. (We don't often get to spend time together just the two of us, so it was a treat for both of us!)
I thought I would share a run down of my weekend, along with some outfit photos with you all. So I hope you enjoy!
Both of my parents are pretty involved in the school I go to and my dad was invited to attend the President's Club Reception dinner, so I got to be his date! Of course there is always the dilemma about wearing dark tights or sheer tights (especially when it is as chilly as it was Friday night). Luckily my mom always answers that for me. (We went with the darker ones). I also felt that this dress needed to be belted. I opted for a black patent leather belt to help break up the grey and black stripes.
The desserts were all so cute and miniature!
Dress | Xhilaration via. Target
Booties | Nine West
Necklace | Gifted, can't remember
Of course, let there be selfies!
We had big expectations for Saturday and had planned on going to a football game, but we were both so exhausted from the night before that we ended up sleeping right through the game. (I guess that's what happens when you plop us on a couch and recliner in front of the TV. Oh well!). We were able to lounge around the rest of the day and not rush to get ready for our dinner reservations, so it all worked out in the end!
Dinner was delicious. We ate at Flemings Steakhouse, and definitely plan on going back again sometime soon. Only downside was they keep the restaurant so dimly lit that people had to pull out their cell phone flashlights in order to read the menu.
The only outfit photo I was able to snap. Wanted to send to my mother as I was unsure which boots to wear. I ended up going with the grey ones.
Dress | Staring at Stars via. Urban Outfitters (Sold Out)
Booties | Madden Girl
Not Pictured, Faux Leather Jacket | Sparkle and Fade via. Urban Outfitters
Shrimp Cocktail appetizer
Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon with a gorgonzola cream sauce.
The restaurant surprised me with a yummy box of truffles and a gift certificate to come eat there again. (Gladly, the food was amazing!)
My dad headed back home Sunday around 8:30am, and Adam arrived at about 10:30. From there we headed to brunch at one of my favorite spots in Philadelphia, FARMiCiA.
Here I am enjoying one (of many) mimosas. I am celebrating my birthday, after all!
I had also been itching for quite a while to go to the Magic Gardens. If you are ever in Philadelphia, it's definitely a spot worth visiting at least once. (Here is their website). The man behind this place has been doing Mosaic art in Philadelphia for over 40 years, and has covered over 150 city walls.
Sooo not ready for the pic ^^
Adam just loves pretending to look miserable. Especially when I say I want to take some pictures to send to his mom. This is the face I always get.
There were lots of steps up and down the gardens, and also many underpasses to walk through. This entire place was done up floor to ceiling.
Faux Leather Jacket | Sparkle and Fade via. Urban Outfitters
Flannel shirt | Mandees
Jeans | Marshall's
Leather Riding Boots | Coach
Leather purse | Coach
(Actually an original coach purse from the 80's that belonged to my aunt!)
Not every pic comes out great. Here is an outtake!
What I enjoyed as well about this place was that even after you left and walked around the neighborhood, there was still so much street art, including more mosaic and some graffiti walls.
This was a year of many new beginnings for me. I thought this sign was appropriate.
Last but not least we ended our night with one of our favorite activities (which also was our first date too) : Bowling!
Oh, and did I mention my mom bought me this cute bag?
I inevitably decided to send my dad back home with it as I wasn't sure what practical uses I would get from it. I have recently been on a kick of smaller crossbody bags. (Carrying a big bag just gets to be too much work and I really like being hands free). So I will keep my eyes peeled for something I like!
Back to the grind now with school, hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well.