My 28th birthday is next Tuesday (28 on the 28th!) and I thought it would be fun to put together a little wishlist and share what I would love to have for my birthday if I got some money to spend recklessly. These things aren’t over the top at all, just not items making it on top of the priority list right now, because I’ve curtailed my spending a bit to bounce back from the money I put into decorating my place!
For the Kitchen:
Immersion blender - luckily my friend Steph lets me borrow hers, but I would love to have one to make delicious soups this Winter (especially with these disgustingly cold temperatures we’ve been having). I borrowed hers last week and made this soup (but without corn added sausage to make it paleo and because I can’t feel full on a totally veggie based soup) – it was so delicious. My friend Chelsea also made me a curried acorn squash soup last week and we topped it with crème fraiche and pumpkin seeds and it was so great. I’d make them both again!
Marble slab – I love the way food looks on a marble slab and I think it would be a pretty addition to my kitchen – would just leave it sitting out on the counter and stare at it
Colorful nesting bowls – These are bright, fun, and would allow me not to have to wash my two mixing bowls immediately after every use when I am doing a big cook!
New sneakers - I’ve had my inov-8′s for a couple of years now, and while I still love them, they’re starting to look a little dingy and they’re pretty cold for the Winter. I am really into Nike’s patterned offerings and would love to add a pair to my workout routine.
Fun workout tights – Tights are my go-to for Fall and Winter and (surprise) Nike has been making some really cool pairs. Do you follow the Nike Women insta account? It’s a beautiful feast for the eyes for anyone who enjoys exercising. Cool colors, patterns, and interesting photos.
Rumbleroller foam roller – to really work out the kinks but not as harsh as using a lacrosse ball for rolling my muscles out.
Striped Pointy-Toed Flats – I definitely am in the camp of “pointy toe flats are better” – I think they look more refined, less opportunity for frump. These are affordable and so cute – and they come in polka dot too! Would easily jazz up an outfit made of mostly solids.
Leopard Heels – I have two pairs of leopard flats but no leopard heels (can you believe it?). These are only $50 and a nicely scaled pattern!
Loren Hope Necklace – Okay so given that this IS a wishlist, this is way more than I’d ever spend on a costume jewelry piece, but I think Loren’s jewelry is absolutely stunning. I always enter her giveaways on Instagram and hope I win some day.
Forever 21 Earrings – only SEVEN dollars. These look way more expensive and they’re fun!
Rayban White Rimmed Aviators - A fresh updated Rayban that would look so amazing with a little summer tan.
Scalloped Bag – This is out of stock so if I had a wish I would bring it back, because it’s beautiful and classic, but a little “different” with the scalloped edges.