Yesterday I celebrated my birthday! It was a memorable and happy day for me. Here are a few highlights from my special day.
For my birthday outfit I chose to wear this white lace crochet cardigan. My mom purchased it for me from a thrift store a couple of years ago. It was in perfect condition and only cost five dollars.
I don't wear it often as it's one of the most dressy items in my closet, a special occasion kind of thing. But on my birthday, I paired it with jeans as I wanted my outfit to be special, yet comfortable and not too formal.
My bright lime green shoes (which somehow look yellow in these photos) and a bag with the same lime green accents added a splash of spring color to my outfit.
This year I decided to bake my own birthday cake. I noticed that lately the bakery cakes taste way too sweet for me, and I usually avoid sweet treats altogether.
For my special day, I wanted a cake entirely to my liking. I cut the sugar in the original recipe in half. But I compensated for the sweet taste with lots of raspberries and blueberries.
Everyone in my family liked the cake. Even my dad, who doesn't give out praise easily, complemented my baking.
I snapped this photo with my phone, so it's not of a good quality. I forgot to take a better picture later one.
I received lots of warm wishes and wonderful presents on my special day. I got fresh cut flowers, potted tulips, which I'm going to replant in my garden, a gorgeous orchid (I hope I'll be able to take a good care of it), a lovely bonsai lemon cypress tree, which smells incredible, and a beautiful hand-crafted tissue box cover.
My dear friend Valentina decoupaged it for me. Such a beautiful and delicate work.
It had been a wonderful birthday!
My family and friends made me feel truly special.