Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Princess Sparkles!

BROWN HEELS - Forever 21

"Don't worry, Mommy, I'll still be your baby.  Even when I go to kindergarten."  Princess Sparkles likes to reassure me that even though she's "almost grown-up" (she says she'll be a kid for one more year but when she's 5 she'll be a grown-up), that she'll still be my baby.  I can't believe baby's already 4-years old.  Time really does fly by when you have kids to gauge the time!

Yesterday I decided to wear a maxi skirt, a brown tank and a light weight white sweater with a little "bling" on the back.  Normally I'm terrified of bugs, but for some reason I gravitate towards sequin-y bugs if they're designs on my clothes.  I wanted to link up to Spunky Chateau's "Thursdays are for Thrifters" so I wore my thrifted maxi.  And I was thrilled to dress up my (once again) neutral casual outfit with another GS Lillian piece I just got in the mail yesterday!  Isn't this statement necklace gorgeous!!! (p.s. I just went to Shelly's blog so I could link to it and was surprised to see a picture of myself!  She so kindly posted my pic from yesterday since I wore her beautiful cuff!  Thanks, Shelly!).

Sparkles smells the roses
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to making today really special for Princess Sparkles.  My sister, Polka Dots, flew in from Hawaii to help celebrate.  We're going to go to visit my mom, Fair Isle, and stepdad, Henley (since they're Sparkles' favorite people ever).  We're going to take Sparkles for her favorite dim sum (she only likes eating the shu-mai and egg tarts), let her open presents, swim in the pool and have her favorite chocolate cake with plenty of frosting.

I can't believe my little girl is "almost a grown-up."  At least she still wants to be my baby.  Happy Birthday, Princess Sparkles!  Hope it's the best birthday ever! 

***Also linking up to "Monday Mingle" at Glamamom!


Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Happy Birthday to your little Princess. Is she the older or the younger one? I couldn't remember.
Our kids are close in age. My son turned 4 in June.
Hope you guys have a very special day as you planned. You sure are dressed right for it. I love the back design on the cardigan and the necklace.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Happy Birthday to Princess Sparkles

Courtney Erin said...

Happy birthday to her! And you look lovely as always - what a great skirt.

xoxo ~ Courtney

The Suburb Experiment said...

Oh my gosh that necklace is gorgeous! I like the bug sweater too even though I'm not a huge fan of bugs in real life. :)

Happy Birthday to Princess Sparkles!

The Suburb Experiment

D said...

Happy birthday to Princess Sparkles! Don't worry, mom, she'll always be your baby even when she's a senior citizen. My mom has
four senior babies.

Style Journey said...

Happy Birthday Princess Sparkles! She will always be your baby no matter what! Hope you all have a great day celebrating!

This bug sweater is the coolest thing ever!

Gracey said...

Happy Birthday, Princess Sparkles!!

I hope you all have fun today!

And I'm loving this outfit - so slouchy and cool.

Francesca R said...

Happy bday princess sparkles! She will soon wear your gorgeous necklace but she will always be you baby!

Tiffany said...

Awww happy birthday to Princess Sparkles! They grow up way too fast, don't they?!?

You look fabulous! I love that necklace!

stylefyles said...

oh fun! Happy birthday to princess sparkles! Isn't it funny how little kids are always trying to grow up?

a Bug and Bird said...

happy birthday to princess sparkles!

i saw you over at GSLillian, amazing!
i have been meaning to buy a piece of her jewelry forever, still haven't... may have to order it when i'm in the States for Christmas

Tammy said...

I think its time for Princess Sparkels to have her own blog.
Best wishes little one!
I have a knit Maxi similar to that one. My is more a straight line. I haven't worn it yet. When I wear long skirts my husband tells me I look like a First Baptist housewife!
he's a good that man of mine

Jill said...

Aw! Happy Birthday P! My little guy is turning 2 tomorrow. Time flies, huh?

Dying over that necklace! LOVE

Mongs said...

happy birthday princess Sparkles! She will grow up as pretty as mommy! The necklace is gorgeous, it's a great statement piece.. The bug cardi is cute too, I like the graphic behind.


jess said...

Happy birthday to Princess Sparkles. Your outfit looks so cozy.

Shon said...

Love it!! Happy Birthday,sweet girl!!

I got the same necklace/diff color from Shelly too!! We have similar taste!! Have a great weekend. I'll try to go on a date!! LOL

rachinald said...

thats a statement necklace if i ever saw one! Looking gooood :)

Meagan said...

Love, love, loving those shoes and the necklace!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Aw, happy birthday Princess Sparkles!! Your dim sum description, just the shu-mai and egg tarts is making me hungry! Hope you have a great time Claire, sounds fun!

xo Mary Jo

Mindie Hilton said...

Happy Birthday Princess Sparkles nice to meet you both.
I love your sweater and the unexpected print on the back. You look great.
This is only my third week linking up at WIWW.

I currently have a fun anything goes linky at my blog that runs Friday through Monday each week. I just announced a new monthly “desperate 4 date night” linky and would love for you to join in on the fun. Here is the link explaing more.

Thanks for you time and hope to see you soon.

Shon said...

Hey check out my recent post!!;) Have a great long, weekend!!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Happy birthday to her!! I love your skirt!!!

Claire said...

happy birthday to your baby!!

rosecandle11 said...

what a cool necklace:)


Bravoe Runway said...

Happy Birthday to Princess Sparkles! She is just too cute and has great taste! Shu mai and egg tarts are my favorites at dimsum! And I am so glad your sister is flying in for her birthday :D Enjoy your weekend!

Megan Mae said...

Happy Birthday, Princess Sparkles! Hope you had a great time. I adore the scarab on the back of that cardigan. A very unique detail.

Natalie Leung said...

awww happy birthday to her, i hope at 5 she does feel grown up :)


Francesca said...

maxi skirts look great on you! xx opinionslave
/ twitter: @opinionslave

Jess said...

Awww Happy Birthday to Princess Sparkles! And that bug hoodie is adorable!

wait until the sunset said...

super cute outfit!
that necklace rocks! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving those shoes :D

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

She is too adorable! I remember my younger brother used to say a lot of cute things like that when he was four/five/six. Happy Birthday to Princess Sparkles!

LyddieGal said...

Aww, happy birthday princess sparkles!

love your statement necklace, so fab!

Chic on the Cheap

Bonnie said...

I'm so happy for the both of you. She sounds totally adorable. <3333
P.S. The back of your jacket is my favorite thing ever.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

aki! said...

Happy birthday to her!

I have to admit that the bug was the first thing I noticed about your cardigan. It seems very uncharacteristic, but I get it now.

I tagged you for an award on my blog! Check it out.

kenyatta Manning Pictures said...

the outfit is cute and great necklace!!

happy birthday to your Princess Sparkles!

Kel said...

That necklace is awesome!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

leather shorts and blue houses

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Happy Birthday little Princess Sparkles! She'll always be your baby, Mama! But I totally agree...can we stop the clock!? Just for a little while!?

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Little Princess Sparkle! I know she had a ball on her birthday!

I love the bling bling bug on your sweater! That necklace is super cool! I really like the design! :)

Tara said...

Aw, happy birthday to Princess Sparkles! I hope it was a fantastic day, all around :)

oomph. said...

coolest sweater ever!! i just diy-ed a white sweater, and love it! glad princes sparkles had a fabulous birthday!!!


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Your accessories are extremely matching your outfit.Your little princess is so sweet and considerate.. wow..
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