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28 is the new black.

Well, post birthday girl here. Oooooh OOOOOOOH (baby momma voice).

It never fails, I cry EVERY year on my birthday. Every one. HA! I always get so overwhelmed with how sweet and thoughtful everyone is. I am truly truly blessed to have so many wonderful and loving people in my life, and I don’t deserve it!!

Thank you to everyone one of you who wished me a Happy Birthday. It truly means the world to me!

My morning started extra pink, when my boss had pink flowers, a pink ice bucket, and a pink Barbie cake waiting for me at the office! She’s quite frankly-the best boss ever.  She said when she was making my cake her daughter said “Who is Allison, and WHY does she get a Barbie cake…” HA. 

I also got LOTS of Gigi cupcakes throughout the day. From multiple people. I guess I have a reputation here…

I spent the afternoon having mimosas at my hairdresser’s, getting a surprise pedicure, and having dinner with my family.

It was a great way to meet 28.

Then last night, I celebrated with my girlfriends!! They are the best friends a girl could ask for, and I don’t  know where I would be without each one of them!

The girls got me THESE fancy babies for my birthday!! Aren’t they glorious?!

I love them so much.

Do you love or love? 😉

they also got me these sassy pants that I cannot wait to wear for fall!

I have them in royal blue also, and they are hands down the softest most comfortable skinny jeans ever! Trust. Get ya some.

THANK YOU girls!!! I am so excited to have nice sunglasses and new hot pants. haha.

I also wanted to take a minute to highlight some of my favorite tweets from yesterday. I got so much twitter love, thank you thank you to everyone of you who tweeted me! You sure do know how to make a gal feel special! tear. 😉

The best part about birthdays are just being loved on by the ones who mean the most to you. I am so so blessed and so excited for what 28 has in store!

I still can’t believe I am 28.


  1. Danielle says:

    Happy belated Birthday!! It sounds like you had a wonderful day of pampering by friends and family. You're just a baby (:

  2. Danielle says:

    I meant you're STILL just a baby!

  3. Sami says:

    Ohh girl how cute are those sunnies?? You've got some great girlfrans thats for sure! Glad you had a fabulous day! Is this Gigi's a KY thing? I've never heard of them?! Have a great weekend doll 🙂

  4. Shannon Page says:

    Oooo a fellow Libra!! Happy Birthday girl – hope it was glorious!:)

  5. Lindsey says:

    Welcome to the 28 club. Not much different … we're just a little closer to 30, which sucks.

    Your day looked fabulous!!!

  6. Happy belated birthday!!! Absolutely LOVED your post over on Whitney's page today!!! Glad you had a great Birthday 🙂

    <3 Melissa

  7. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to my go-to hair girl. Serrrslllyyy I read your blog and "try" to fix my hurrr like you haha! Love your entire blog, your tutorials, just you! You are sweet as a slice of pie. You DO deserve it! Glad that you had a wonderful birthday and loved loved loved your post over at Whitney's place 😉

  8. Morgan Neal says:

    Happy Birthday beautiful! Love your outfit and those sunnies!

  9. Pamela says:

    happy belated PLL!!! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday & surrounded by the people that you love – there is nothing better than that! wish you the best 🙂
    – Pam

  10. Heather says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And thanks…now I'm jonesing for a cupcake.

  11. Ashley says:

    Looks like you had a fabulous time celebrating!! Happy Belated Birthday girl 🙂

  12. Hannah says:

    Looks like you had a fabulous birthday!! xoxo

  13. Happy Belated Birthday. Looks like you had a blast. Love the photos & yes you do have a great boss if she got you all that & do you wanna share your Gigi cupcakes? I would so help you out with those 🙂

  14. sfitzg2 says:

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like it was fantastic!

  15. Raven says:

    love those sunglasses.

    where is my tweet??? 😉

  16. Caitlin C. says:

    Happy belated birthday!!!! It sounds like you certainly had a wonderful ones. I ALWAYS cry on my birthday, it never ever fails. 🙂

  17. Kristen479 says:

    I hope my next birthday is almost half as awesome as yours looks like it was! And I'm totally jealous of the barbie cake and the fab boss!

    ps thanks for showing my tweet on here! You just made my whole life!!

    @kaybuggg479 #bloglove

  18. Robin says:

    Perfectly pink birthday! So happy the day was almost as amazing as you! 🙂

  19. Sarah says:

    Happy birthday!!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! ♥

  20. Happy birthday!!

    Sounds like you have some wonderful friends, and a terrific boss!


  21. Happy birthday again Chica!

  22. Meri Kate says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! I am glad it was as fabulous as you are!

    Those sunglasses are to-die-for!I might need to put them on my birthday wishlist!

  23. JMB says:

    I feel like turning 28 should also come with it's own suite at Keeneland, just sayin haha. Welcome, muh sissybelle. Though, I won't be here with you long, I am upgrading to 29 in December. Sweet baby Jesus.

  24. Holli says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Where did you get your nails done in Lex? Looks like a good place!

    Love some Saul Good!

  25. Emily Rehse says:

    What a wonderful birthday!! Glad it was so amazing! Cannot stop staring at the boxes upon boxes of Gigi's! Girl that's too funny!

  26. Kenzie Smith says:

    Happy belated birthday gorgeous! Looks like you had a wonderful time 😀

  27. Lauren says:

    Looks like one fabulous birthday!!! Wishing you only the best <3

  28. Vicki says:

    Happy belated birthdayyyyy <3

  29. Brooke says:

    Happy B Day! Cute sunnies!

    Looks like a beautiful day! I cry on my birthday too!



  30. Becky says:

    Love the sunglasses and pants!

  31. Happy happy birthday girl! Looks like a fabulous pink day! We are two days apart! Yay for Libras!

  32. Megan G. says:

    Looks like your birthday was so much fun with friends and family! Plus relaxing, which is what every girl deserves on her birthday. 🙂 Glad you had a great day!!!! Happy belated Birthday!!!!

  33. R says:

    Happy belated Birthday!!! Coming over from I Wore Yoga Pants…newest follower!!

  34. lawtonluvin says:

    October birthdays are the best! Beautiful weather across the whole country. My birthday is on Tuesday!

    I'm glad your day was fab!

  35. lori says:

    happy belated birthday!! looks like a great one to me 🙂

  36. Happy belated birthday, gorgeous!! Looks like it was beyond fabulous, which is exactly what you deserve!!


  37. Jaclyn Kaye says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, girlfriend! So glad you had such a wonderful day. Love the shades!! Cheers to another great year of your twenties! Xoxo

  38. Happy birthday pretty girl!!! You have the coolest boss. I want a Barbie cake! Looks like you had the perfect day! Love the new sunglasses! Tory is one of my favs!

  39. Tiff says:

    What a great birthday! I need to find a place where the coworkers celebrate birthdays like that!

  40. Erin says:

    Awwww, happy belated birthday, sweetie!! 🙂

    You are loved!!

  41. Anonymous A says:

    Happy belated b-day! From one 28-er to another: this year will rawk for us!!!

  42. Happy Birthday lady!! That pink cake is TOO cute…

  43. Rache says:

    Hold up. Are you saying that your birthday is October 3rd???? That is my birthday too. I knew I loved your blog for a reason. Happy Belated Birthday, Birthday Buddy!

  44. Look at this fabulous birthday girl!! Love youuu. You make 28 look damn good!

  45. Happy belated b-day, girlfriend! It sure sounds like your friends/fam spiled you and made you feel as special as you are! 28 is going to be a fabulous year for you! 🙂

  46. Looks like a fabulous Bday!! Just found your blog…love it!! Can't wait to read more

    Xo, Rachel

  47. You look so darling! Sounds like a delightful birthday all around. I'll never forget my 28th birthday either–it was fantastic! It's a pretty great year: legitimately grown up, but not old yet. 😉

    The sunglasses are THE BEST. LOVE them!!!

    Happiest belated birthday, Allison!!

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