My Dia De Los Muertos Birthday Celebration!
November was a crazy month and I had no idea if I would even celebrate my 27th birthday on the 9th, because I barely had any time to pick out an outfit, send out invitations, or make reservations. However, my family and friends weren’t having it and told me to get some rest, put on an outfit, and get my ass out of the house to celebrate it before my big move to Vegas. They took care of everything and for once I didn’t have to do anything and I certainly couldn’t say no. Hell, I was overwhelmed with gratitude that my friends/family wanted me to truly enjoy my birthday. That night still puts a smile on my face every time I think about it. It was surprise after surprise and I didn’t have just one cake but 3 CAKES. One velvet cake from my dad, one beautiful Day of the Dead cake from the girls at work, and one giant cheesecake from my friend Lourdes so needless to say…I got cake wasted haha. I celebrated with my family at my mother’s house first and spent the rest of the night with my friends and my sister. I was SO happy that my little sis was able to join me and it really was the highlight of my night. Many times I can’t take her with me to places because she isn’t 21 but that doesn’t mean she can’t wine and dine with us!
Since its been a tradition to celebrate my birthday on or close to Halloween, I decided to go with a Dia De Los Muertos theme this time around which went perfectly with the decor of Empellon Cocina, a restaurant my friends and I went to just before heading to The Blind Barber. The dress code was to over-dress and look your best and boy did my friends look GORG. I wore a beautiful Betsey Johnson dress I have been anticipating wearing for the last 3 birthdays and it really was worth the wait. I initially wanted to wear the dress with a black flower crown but didn’t have time so I just created a headpiece out of bobby pins and fake flowers from Michael’s lol. To play off the nude and black colors of my outfit I wore some cool Leg Avenue stockings that had cute lace detail and for makeup I went with a maroon smokey eye and dark maroon lip. To complete the look I accessorized by wearing black jewels, a bronze vintage clutch, and my nude glitter Christian Louboutin Jenny pumps. The outfit turned out quite nicely for something I didn’t really plan out. Everything turned out perfect. I had an incredible and memorable time and I couldn’t be happier with the realization that I have such amazing, genuine, and loving friends. My first cake was sooo pretty! My dad bought it and my mother decorated it to go with my theme. She did a great job! Made a wish..I wanted to be dark but still elegant with my look and it worked.
So happy that my sister spent my birthday with me. I love her. She looked so fierce in that Betsey Johnson lace romper! I have the same one and I can’t wait to wear it again!Here are the accessories I wore for my look.
Aren’t the stockings cool?!I wanted my nails to be shiny and black so I went with Opi’s Private Jet color.
My shoes are by, none other than, Christian Louboutin ❤ Empellon Cocina!My sassy and gorgeous friend Vanessa!
My pretty friends Lourdes, Vanessa, and Stephanie from left to right. My favorite KM girls Giselle and Anita with my sister Brittany. I love them all so much! Love that my sister had a great time ❤ ahhh presents! Thank you my loves!Stephanie gifted me this AWESOME Elvis Necklace!I was BLOWN AWAY by this Day of the Dead cake my friends at work gifted me!!!! How gorgeous and fitting is she?!Such a beauty!
Sylvia Ji Day of the Dead portraits adorn the room ❤ One of my favorites! So gorge.This is where everyone sang happy birthday and I felt completely awkward haha. I didn’t even want to eat the cake because it was so pretty haha.Sisterly love!My girls! ❤ Isn’t Vanessa such a doll? Oh you know, just taking a bathroom selfie in an ornate mirror. Hello Blind Barber! This is a barber shop that has a secret bar in the back and a dance floor so you can shake your tail feathers! My loves! Shoe game! Wepa Vanessa! I think this backdrop is more fitting for this outfit than the orange one at my mother’s house don’t you think? The checkered and battered floor reminds me of Alice in Wonderland! I love that my Betsey Johnson dress has a matching bolero. This dress was a sample so I feel fortunate to have one of the very few that exist! ❤Found my dream car on the way home. No big deal lol.
Thank you to all of my friends and family who made my last birthday such a memorable and wonderful night and to all of you who wished me a happy birthday and made me feel so special and fuzzy inside.
27 is going to be a great year, I just know it!