If you read my last post, you know my 20th birthday was not too long ago. In order to throw a little virtual Birthday Party on the blog, I was going to take you guys with me on a little adventure to the past so you could live out my birthday day with me but, I thought it would be fun to do a “Birthday Haul” and show you guys what I got instead!
(P.s. If the store in which an item was found isn’t stated in the item title, I’ve left the name of the store in the caption just beneath the picture!)
Non-Designer Side Shoulder Bag
I was actually pleasantly surprised when I opened this one! I am a huge bargain shopper and everyone in my family knows I have a thing against buying designer handbags. Don’t get me wrong, they can be super cute and sometimes more durable than your typical non designer handbag, but I just can’t bring myself to spend the money knowing that I can either get the same bag at a discounted price online or a similar looking bag sold somewhere else for so much cheaper.
Nonetheless, when these started popping up, I wanted one so bad. Not only because side shoulder bags are my style, but because the look of this one is so versatile. It can be both casual and, thanks to the detachable strap, dressy too.
I never walk out of the house without a pair of earrings on. I don’t know if it’s just me, but they’re kind of a necessity for any and every occasion. Going to the gym? Grab a pair of studs. Going to run some errands? Grab a pair of mini hoops. Etc., etc.
I was super excited when I opened these because not only are they gorgeous, but I had actually been thinking about going shopping for earrings just the week before my birthday! Love the style and color of these!
Michael Kors Zodiac Key Chain (Gag Gift)
This small little box was wrapped in tissue paper, then hidden at the bottom of a full size Michael Kors bag stuffed with more tissue paper. Needless to say, I was laughing when I finally found it, opened it, and realized it was a key chain that wasn’t even related to my zodiac!
After I opened it, my sister told me that all that was available in store was a Sagittarius key chain, but that despite the meaning behind the keychain, it was still cute enough to gift! Truth be told, I’m still debating on whether or not to keep this. Knowing the meaning of it, I would kind of like one made specifically for Leo’s… I’m still deciding… Help >.<
I Don’t Give a Sip Mug & Starbucks Espresso Roast Coffee
I don’t think it’s an obsession, but I probably have accumulated enough mugs to call it a collection. I love the different designs and cute phrases! This mug fits right in. Also, do I have to say anything about the coffee?? I don’t know how many people would view it as a gift, but if you know how much I love coffee… (;
Bialetti Espresso Machine
I have tried making homemade lattes using just about every method possible when it comes to the most important part: the milk frothing. I went from using a jar, to using a french press, to using a frothing wand (that my little brother ended up losing)… It’s safe to say my parents noticed my struggle and decided it was time to lend a helping hand.
So far, I’ve used the machine a few times and I have worked its use into my morning routine. It comes with a steam wand (for milk frothing), a scoop for the coffee (which can also be used as a tamp), and a cup heating surface right on top. I’m not going to lie, having to go through the latte making process with this machine makes me feel like such a barista. I love it!
Burgundy Cropped Jacket
I love everything about this jacket! The picture above doesn’t do it justice. The sleeves are actually made out of a see-through material and it really makes the jacket. The color is a gorgeous burgundy color that, along with the see-through sleeves, makes it perfect for fall nights out.
Hope you guys enjoyed! What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?