Remy’s 1st Birthday Party

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I realize that I waited a little while to share these pictures when many have been anticipating this post (family and friends back home). My sincerest apologies; I didn’t take much pictures because I was too busy being present and enjoying the moment with my little family. But I was able to capture some moments and scenes from the very special weekend! 

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Both the morning of her birthday (Friday) and the day of the party (Saturday) Remy received a morning wake up call with a balloon filled crib and got serenaded Las Mañanitas. It was a tradition my siblings and I grew up with and something I knew I would continue on with my children. Remy seemed confused at first but soon decided that balloons were awesome and had a ball playing with them.

The day of the party everything went off pretty much without a hitch! Thankfully Remy got her nap in before people arrived so she was awake and ready to enjoy the afternoon! And she totally did! I think she subconsciously knew that it was her special day because home girl was on top of her game! She impressed with her walking, said hi to people as they arrived, clapped when anyone said ‘yay!’ and even had the cutest little tantrum (that lasted all but two seconds) while opening presents. That’s my little drama queen! It was such a great afternoon and those that were able to attend and celebrate with us only helped make that day special for Remy. But enough about the logistics, let’s get to the pictures! 

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A picture with Daddy! Both Remy and Kevin are wearing head to toe Old Navy. Remy’s shoes are from PayLess (cute similar). 

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Banner from Minted (c/o), faux flowers and pots from Michael’s. 

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Garland from The Pink Lemonade Designs (c/o), photos ordered from Artifact Uprising

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Cupcakes made by me (!), cupcake stand via Michael’s, cupcake toppers from Minted (c/o)

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Remy loved opening presents! Particularly the tissue paper that came along with the task!

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Auntie JaNae reading one of Remy’s presents (First 100 Words book), which she has been obsessed with since!

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Obligatory family picture! Remy was wondering why her shirt was taken off! Party hat via Little Blue Olive.

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Someone seemed concerned about the possible fire that could have ensued;) Custom cupcake from Caketini

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'Ah, this doesn't tastes so bad!'

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It was a really great day!

Be prepared for a follow up post that includes all the vendors used for the party details! 


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Birk Shaming

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Birkenstocks are back, y’all. They’re back?!?! The horror, THE HORROR! At least that’s the tune I was singing just a couple months ago…

Since Birks started popping up everywhere, I had been doing some major Birk shaming. I didn’t like them in the 90s and I was sure as hell not going to budge a decade later, but something about the hippy loving shoe got to me this time around. As ugly as they are (let’s be honest), they are pretty sensible footwear, especially for moms. The comfort factor alone turned me around on this trend, and y’all know how I feel about comfortable shoes. It trumps all. I picked up my look-alike pair from Zulilly of all places, because as comfortable as they are, I wasn’t willing to pay full price for these puppies. And I have to say, I kinda dig ‘em.

While my stance on Birkenstocks might have faltered, I stand firm about Crocs. Just say NO.

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Get the Look:

Top – Target [super cute similar under $20!] | Denim – Old Navy [similar: similar] | Birkenstock – Zulilly [similar under $30] | Crossbody - Old Navy

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Currently Craving: Sole Society (Again)

I’ve shared my love for Sole Society on FabAve before (here) and recently came across a long list of items I’d like to add to my accessories collection. You see, Sole Society isn’t the online shoe boutique that they once were; they’ve extended their offerings to include trendy and affordable extras! And by extras my friends, I mean jewelry, handbags, sunglasses and much, much more! Today I’ve gathered 13 items I’m currently craving from Sole Society. Why 13? Because it was the perfectly obscure number to make this little post fabulous! Happy shopping party people!

PSST…If you’d like to receive 20% off your first order + free shipping head here!

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1. Risa Crossbody Bag 2. Cream Earrings 3. Collin Basic Wayfarers 4. Gold Rings 5. Sable Suede Sandals 6. Milan Reversible (!) Tote 7. Gold Earrings 8. Cobalt Necklace 9. Christine Stacked Mini Heels 10. Tori Suede Booties 11. Kea Colorblock Wedges 12. Heather Grey Scarf 13. Gold Bracelet 


Don’t forget! One Fabulously Average reader has a chance to win a $150 credit to Minted! This can be used however the winner chooses whether they’d like to use it for birthday invitationsbaby announcementssave the datesparty décor or even holiday cards! The possibilities are endless! See how to enter here!


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Midi + Camo

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The midi skirt – it can be a friend or it can be a foe. I’ve gotta say, finding the perfect one that doesn’t make you look frumpy is a hard feat. I had been on the search for one for far too long, until I came across this beauty from H&M. The trick is to size down in order to cinch your waist in enough to balance out the volume of the skirt. Also where it high on your waist in order to create the illusion of an hour glass figure (even if you don’t have one) and voila! It’s all about proportions, my friends! 

Shop midi’s under $40 here or check out some of my favorites below! 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Minted giveaway for a chance to win a $150 credit to their site!

P.S.S Get an extra 30% off all tops on sale at LuLu’s!

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Get the Look:

Camo tank – LuLu’s [similar] | Midi Skirt – HM [very similar under $25!] | Caged Wedges – BCBG via DSW [similar] | Earrings – Target | Lips - Revlon Colorburst in Striking

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