Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day...Oh, and Happy Birthday ME!!!

So here is one of the greatest ironies of my life...(or just a darn coincidence)...I was born on Canada Day. I grew up to become one of the most jingoistic, overly-patriotic Americans who teaches (well, taught, yay for a leave of absence) U.S. History.

I personally think my mom (who is in LOVE with Canada) had me early so that I wouldn't be an Independence Day baby. It's okay, though, because, and as all good American History teachers could tell you, the Founding Fathers were DEBATING the finer points of the Declaration of Independence on July 1, 1776. So there. :)

That said, I LOVE Canada, too. And it turns out I share my birthday with some very fine Canadians like Dan Ackroyd and Pamela Anderson (Lee?).

Onto my favorite birthday gift--CLOTHING!!! ;)


Here is the polyvore from my party which was held on Sunday, June 28, 2009. We had a few folks over for the celebration (a lot of people were out of town). We decided to make my party festive with Australian shrimp on the barbie and yummy Australian wine. Mmm...

Oh, and the Costco cake. My goodness...they make some fine cake at Costco. WOW!


This is the outfit on me. I had been eyeing this top for ages and kept seeing pop-backs on jcrew.com but only in size 2. HAHAHAHA. Yeah, right. So one late night (when I should have been in bed), I spied this on ebay as soon as it was listed. Size 8 and something like 50 bucks (it is a Collection top). Well, yay!!! So I bought it. It fits nicely, although if I had it perfect, I would have gotten a 6 and shortened the tank straps...I think I will be shortening the tank straps on this one, too.

The jeans are the 7 for all Mankind Dojo Flip-Flops that I ordered in a size 30 after reading the advice by Jordan in this post. Thank you, Jordan...the fit is perfect. Just like you said it would be!!!

The sandals are the Pietra sandals in gold and they are soooooo pretty. My hubby even said he thought they were "sexy." And this coming from a guy who never even notices shoes. Hmmm...


So how am I going to celebrate my bday today? Go to the pool with my dad and some friends, then get all dolled up for dinner (sushi?). Really, every birthday is special, even in its kind of normalcy. I just am so grateful to be living my life and having another year on this gorgeous planet with some awesome company!

This is the skirt I will wear tonight. I bought it at the Collection store. Isn't it simply divine? I think I will pair it with a teal top and a pair of sandals.

Please, everyone have a great day. Oh, and a very happy bday to my bday twins...Gigiofca and Betsy!

40 comments:

Betsy said...

And a very Happy Birthday to you too!!

I too am celebrating the day with JCrew and going in to do some birthday shopping :)

Hope you have a fabulous day-Cheers to July 1st!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

tastymoog said...

happy birthday! :)

Cloggsy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

MMM said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I can't wait to see the IRL pics of you in the alligator skirt! I did a WWFIFY search (after all of your help on Polyvore) and it should be arriving to me tomorrow! YAY!!! I will also be watching for your sets w/ this skirt on Polyvore!

Have a fabulous (birth)day!!! :)

Drewablank said...

Oh my dear DinaG! Happy, happy birthday! (This will seem like the nth time I've greeted you, but you CANNOT get enough birthday love!)

I'm so sorry to have missed out on seeing you in that amazing top! I've always eyed the skirt version of that, and never quite seem to catch it anywhere. (Woe is me. Ha.)

That skirt looks terrif! I've never really taken a close look at the print but wondered about the name, "cocodrillo". NOW I know! It is really cute! I love unexpected prints like this! I hope you have a wonderful day at the pool and a great dinner tonight. :)

Oh, and happy Canada day! ;)

Summerilla said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a great time celebrating today.

Tina (SoontobePhD) said...

Happy Birthday! That top looks great on you.

Jemma Ruby said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day- you look great and I cant wait until you post pics of the skirt with the teal top!

Patina Cabachon said...

HAPPPPPY BIRRRTTTHHHDDAAYYY. Have a great day!!!!! I You look gorgeous!

Patina Cabachon said...

HAPPPPPY BIRRRTTTHHHDDAAYYY. Have a great day!!!!! I You look gorgeous!

melissamolasses said...

Happy Birthday, Dina.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Dinagideon!
enjoy your day!

Mslay said...

Happy Brithday Miss Dina G. you look wonderful, and have a nice summer glow to you :) Enjoy your weekend-Maggy

AppGal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY pretty lady :) hope your day is fabulous!!!

Kat said...

Happy Birthday, Dina! I hope you have an absolutely perfect day :) You look lovely in that top!

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Dina!! I really love that top, it looks spectacular on you! :)

AnneG said...

Dina -- Fun outfits and glad you got your skirt. Super cute. Enjoy your BIG day!!! Happy, happy!

Marietta said...

Happy Birthday, Dina! You look great in your birthday party outfit, and I am sure you will look fabulous in the crocodillo skirt! I wore mine last week, and I simply love it! Have a super birthday celebration tonight, you deserve it!

Christyrenee said...

Happy Birthday!!!

CECE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DINA! Have fun tonight! :)

Jordyn said...

Happy Birthday Darlin!!! those jeans look fab!! and I'm lovin on that top...may have to ebay stalk one for myself. Enjoy your special day...shopping perhaps:)

A Bigger Closet said...

Happy Birthday Dina! Hope you have a lovely day. You look beautiful! And yes, what a special day to be having a birthday on - Happy Canada Day as well. :))

Snea said...

not sure if i did or didn't (though i think i did) call you, here i go again:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! sorry we didn't make the shrimp on the barbie party, but hope it was amazingly fun! :D

ashley said...

Happy Birthday Dina!!! I have a ton of catching up to do on your blog! Enjoy your special day! I loove that outfit! :)

JNJ said...

Happy Birthday, Dina! Celebrating with sushi and J Crew sounds perfect. :)

Amy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! The top and jeans look FABULOUS on you!

JKW said...

Happy Birthday! You look quite divine in the Metallic jacquard Zoey -- darn, I wish I had bought that one! Looking forward to IRL pics of the cocodrillo skirt. These quirky prints are what J. Crew does best, don't you think? I want more!

HeidiG said...

Happy Birthday!! Sorry I missed you when I called today.

You look so fab in your party pics. Zoey top is amaaaaazing on you!! Love love love the outfit. Can't wait to see senor crocodillo in pics - is pic for PV?

Jcrewcrazy said...

Happy Birthday! You look gorgeous!

kristin said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the top - it looks great!

sparrowsandsparkles said...

Happy Birthday Dina!! I love your birthday outfit and THAT skirt is fabulous! You're right, Costco cakes rock!

The Outfit of the day said...

You look beautiful today! I have the dress from the same fabric of your top.
Happy Beautiful Birthday!!!!

luvallthingsjcrew said...

VERY GLAM GIRL! Luvee your look for your Birthday!
Happy Belated B.Day!

Beth said...

Hey!!!!


HAPPY Birthday!!

Hope you had a fun day!

I have been checking in and STILL love all your posts and reviews.Can U believe school is out!!??

Are you done yet??


XXXXOOOOO

Luv you :)

Elnobe said...

Happy b-day! I never write, but I love your blog!

dinagideon said...

Ladies (and any gentlemen out there): THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES. I had an amazing birthday... I will get the outfits, etc. up fairly soon. I am truly think you all will fall in love with the Coccodrillo pencil skirt after you see it in real life.

Also, Jordyn...I spelled your name Jordan because that was how your name was spelled in the original post about the jeans...I knew your name under your blogger id was Jordyn but I wanted to make sure people read the comment so I chose not to confuse anyone...

Also, Beth...I AM out of school for one week now. However, I start summer school on Monday. But don't stress...it is only for three weeks, half-days, and I teach kindergarten. I know...kindergarten... :)

Have a happy Independence day all...I have a polyvore from today if any of you are interested:
http://www.polyvore.com/independence_day_2009/set?id=10072584

I will be posting again soon!

Slastena said...

Happy happy belated Birthday! I just fell off the blog-wagon for the past few days and apparently missed all the fun!
You look amazing in you Zoey tank, perfect b-day outfit!

Hope you had a fantastic celebration and tons of presents! Which one was your favorite?

3-Penny Princess said...

Happy late birthday! Hope you had a fabulous one! And yes, they do make some yummy cakes at Costco.