Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!


So today is my 28th birthday and I celebrated the occasion by buying myself [do you ever do this?] the Havana large hobo in Eucalyptus from the Brooklyn-based accessories company Hayden-Harnett. Even better, I scored it off Ideeli for about 60% off (because it's so much better when you treat yourself guilt-free). While I love the utilitarian/goes-with-everything gray color, I absolutely adore the fun lining:

I'm always a sucker for great lining, be it in a handbag or in a coat. I know it's a little silly since no one really sees the lining except for owner, but that bright shot of color and/or pattern every time I open my bag or take off my jacket makes me inexplicably happy. Are you the same way?

I also really liked this little extra detail inside the tag:

A lovely quote, don't you think? It's small touches like these that make me gravitate towards smaller, lesser known designers.

P.S. - Dave did indulge me by complying with my public request that he get me the Jonathan Adler dachshund. She is now sitting proudly in our bedroom, looking adorable:


For now though, I'm off to enjoy what's left of my birthday and the weekend. Dave and I are heading out to play tennis, check on the new house, and do a little refrigerator browsing. For dinner, my sister is cooking up quite the spread over at my parents' house. Enjoy your Sunday, y'all!

11 comments:

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-A very Happy Birthday. Love the bag and the dachshund. That handbag will go with everything and the Jonathan Adler will look great in the new house.

windhula said...

Happy Birthday. Funny, I had a birthday last week and a few hours ago I blogged about two new purses I bought myself too. (They are definetely not as fancy as yours though...love your new bag). I'm all about buying your own gifts for birthdays...it's the only way you get what you really want.

Sanity Fair said...

Happy Birthday Averill! Sounds (and looks) like you are having a great day :) I too love beautiful lining - it's that extra special touch. I once had a classic black coat relined in Kate Spade green. It's such a nice little surprise!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday Averill! I'm so impressed that he listened and bought you just what you were hoping for! Bravo!

And I too love fun linings. Something about them makes me smile.

Hope the rest of your day is smashing and you have a great meal with your family tonight! Happy Birthday!

Liz said...

Happy happy birthday! Love the dachshund. :)

Kristina with a K said...

Happy birthday!!!!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday!! And I so happy you got the doxie! It looks great!

Sarah Klassen said...

Happy Birthday, Averill! I hope your day was beautiful :) The dachshund looks so sweet on your table - and that purse is lovely!

Maple said...

Happy belated bday!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! I wonder if this comment will go ..

Anonymous said...

omg did it go through?! IF it did - its Jessica! HAppy Birthday! Even if its late :)

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