Birthday Wishes 2015


Slide2July is my favorite month of the year by far. I find that schoolwork is not as much of a concern with summer vacation in full swing, I have more free time to read and see friends, and I have my birthday to celebrate towards the end of the month! With my b-day only three weeks away, I’m following Ciao Bella tradition and sharing the items that top my wish list this year; clearly, my list-making love extends to all aspects of my life.  Of course, this round-up is just for fun, as birthdays are special, no matter what gift you receive.

[1] Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit from American Girl Nearly every item in Grace’s line has won my heart {her storyline revolves around Paris and baking – can you say love at first sight?!}, but I think her most recent product, this adorable black and white ensemble, would be most at home in my collection.

[2] Campus Backpack in Parisian Paisley from Vera Bradley My current Campus Backpack is showing tears in its straps, so I would love a new bag before I head back to school. All three patterns in Vera Bradley’s fall preview are stunning, but this brightly colored print is my favorite.

[3] 2015-2016 Lilly Pulitzer Agenda in Wild Confetti Planner that I am, a new Lilly agenda for my junior year is an absolute must! I adored the one I used this past school year, so I have little doubt that the 2015-2016 edition – dotted with speckles of pink and green – will please this frequent organizer.

[4] How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence and the Machine The last few weeks of the school year were so crazy that I never made the time to order Florence’s newest album. Fortunately, I’m not the only Florence and the Machine fan in the family – it’s practically a present for us all :)

[5] Boden Giftcard The release of Boden’s fall line is a mere three to four weeks away, a fact that is both exciting {I could browse for hours} and distressing {their autumn items come out only weeks into my summer}. Nevertheless, spending money would come in handy for back-to-school shopping.

[6] Big Eyes Tim Burton’s films are certainly interesting, even if they are not always my cup of tea! One of his recent works, Big Eyes, came out on DVD in the spring, and I hope to watch it myself as I didn’t get the chance to see it in theaters. The movie, a look at the artistic couple of Margaret and Walter Keane, sounds so intriguing.

[7] Emmy & Oliver I could never let my birthday go by without asking for a new book! Robin Benway’s novel, Emmy & Oliver, recently celebrated its release, and I have heard a continuous stream of positive praise. It sounds like such a good read – I’ll be sure to have a place ready for it in my bookshelf.

[8] Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love The first cookbook by this baking duo is amazing; I have tried several recipes since I checked it out of the library, and they have stopped nothing short of delicious. I would happily own their second cookbook, released in the spring, if it is even half as good as the first!

[9] Sharpie Ultra Fine 24 Pack Finally, for doodling and hand-lettering alike, one can’t get any better than the classic Sharpie marker. Much of my current set is drying out, so I’m asking for another pack to replenish my supplies. Just look at all of the vivid hues included!

Have a fantastic Thursday!


6 thoughts on “Birthday Wishes 2015

  1. This is such a great list of items! The backpack and the agenda are my favorites. I recently got an agenda from Kate Spade (it’s polka dotted!) and I adore it!


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