With my birthday this weekend, I’ve rounded up a few things that I’ve been wishing for. Even if I don’t give him a list, Philip always does a great job (he’s probably one of the few men that doesn’t need a guide to gift buying), but these are a few things I’ve asked for or will gift to myself πŸ™‚


1. In my first Babble post, I wrote about five summer essentials, one of which was a white dress. I linked to this Asos one and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I also love this one.
2: I ran out of my old perfume recently and have been since been hunting for a new one that I love. Over the weekend in Palm Springs, Philip and I tried out a ton and I fell in love with this one.
3+4. Leanne and Melissa about fell out of their chairs during fabric weekend when I told them I still used scissors to cut out all my projects. It’s time to come out of the dark ages and start using a mat and rotary cutter. They’re high on my list!
5. There is a hole in my closet that needs to be filled with a neon belt. That’s all.
6. I have been hunting for a nice, short sleeve, flowy white blouse for a while, and although I like this one, I don’t like the price tag. Anyone seen anything similar at a lower price point?
7. I’ve been wanting a dress form for a while now because trying on my projects a million times (a.k.a. sewing in my underwear) is getting old. I’m pretty sure having a dress form will change my life πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!



  1. Lauren W says:

    I love getting a new bottle of perfume! Ask him for that! Xo

  2. Janssen says:

    Sewing in your underwear! Totally hit my funny bone.

    Where on that list is plane tickets to North Carolina?

  3. Kimberly says:

    Aww, happy early birthday – I have also been wanting a dress form forever…keeping my fingers crossed that I can get one after we move! πŸ™‚

  4. Kendra says:

    I can't believe you don't have a rotary cutter and mat! It will change your life. I've got a dress form on my birthday list too. Too bad my birthday is 10 months from now! πŸ™‚

  5. i've been wanting a dress form for like ever!!! happy early birthday too!! xo

  6. Nicki says:

    I love the grey statement necklace! I've been looking for a neutral statement piece, but usually end up choosing bright colors and jewel tones because they better complement my skin tone. This grey is a great alternative to some of the beige and light pink necklaces I've seen.

  7. Happy Early birthday! All of your gift ideas look great to me! Especially the dress form for you! I've been wanting one for a while myself, and I know I don't sew nearly as much as you do! Enjoy lady!!!

  8. Emily says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it is fabulous! You will love your rotary cutter and mat whenever it comes along. πŸ™‚

  9. Jennifer says:

    To comment on #6 –a nice, short sleeve, flowy white blouse. I bought this one from Old Navy & I love the way it feels and looks! AND it's on clearance now, so good for you! –>

  10. Sage Grayson says:

    I just checked my closet, and I realized there's a hole in there that must be filled with a neon belt too! πŸ™‚ Great wish list. I'm looking for a dress form too.

  11. Daveana says:

    I can relate to gift #7. I spend a lot of time sewing in my underwear, which is unfortunate when I sit on a pin.

  12. Happy early birthday! Great gift list – I can't sew to save my life but I'd love to have a dress form just as an accent piece in my office! As far as flowly white blouses, I've got an option for you: this Mossimo shirt from Target ( You could easily get away with an xs in the Mossimo shirt.

    Hope you find something that works!

  13. Kristen Pear says:

    I love birthdays, they're so happy! Re: the white blouse; some of my favorites are as follows…

    Also, the rotary cutter and board will change your life!

  14. Jolene Lyon says:

    Happy Birthday! I recently decided I needed a neon belt too, and it has changed my life! I feel so fun when I wear it! I've had a flowy white shirt for a few years now that has always been one of my favorites, but it recently got one of those tiny holds near the waist from your seatbelt rubbing in the car πŸ™ So, I'm also on the hunt, let us know if you find a good one!

  15. Erin G. says:

    Just got the perfect flowy white top- and the best part is that it is less than $10!!

  16. yarndarlin says:

    Eclat! That's my signature scent!!! So pretty and fem. Happy Birthday!

  17. Lisa says:

    You've got good taste girl! I pretty much want all those things. I am going to go ahead and pin everything. I have had my eye out for a dress form too and I am trying to find one that is a good price and good quality. I have read a ton of reviews and haven't been able to find a good one yet. Would love to hear what one you picked if you end up getting one. Oh and Happy Birthday!

  18. Neon belts are fun! I got one before they really became huge and have worn it a few times. It looks amazing over black!

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