[Manic Mondays] How to be a Birthday Princess
Firstly, as you turn 34, you should finally metabolize the lesson that you need to eat if you want to drink booze. Stop mixing (and for the love of the goddess, stop drinking Alize and stop doing shots, even if they’re lovely lemon drop shots), stick to champagne only at a party, you can regulate that. Otherwise you’ll wind up in the bathroom with your sister putting tiny clips into your hair singing “Soft Kitty” to you as you vomit up foie gras. Not that this is a recent personal experience. Or, if it was, that it wouldn’t be *entirely* my fault as I was actually sick as well because I’m a nanny and it’s the season of plague and I’m passing it back and forth to my families I work for and my actual family.
Despite this, you’ll find enough time to take a bath and fuss over food and house arrangements and manage to look pretty great, even if you go to sleep with your makeup on. Sequins are a must along with sparkly jewelry and make up, as is your tiered cake stand even if it lists to the side like the Leaning Tower of Pisa until someone else puts it together. It can be hard to know what to wear at this age, I personally recommend LC’s line at Kohls which I’ve subtitled Lauren Conrad’s Line for Aging Skanks. Dana Buchman is good for Aspiring Cougars.
If you’re especially lucky, your husband will show you how much he loves you/knows you by buying you both this and this as well as this and this (to go with your bow from Christmas, pew! pew!), making you especially spoiled.
1. Tripoli Server, Crate and Barrel $49.50
2. Cara Spike Statement Necklace, Bloomingdales $98.00
3. LC Sequin Skirt, Kohls $32.40
4. Color No. 31 Fairy Princess Eyeshadow, Sephora $13.00
5. Goody Mini Hair Clips, Amazon $6.13
6. Sunny Side Bubble Bar, Lush USA $7.25
About the author
Deborah Castellano is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Her craft shop, La Sirene et Le Corbeau specializes in handspun yarn and other goodies. Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary specializes in handcrafted items for your magical/occult practice. In previous lives, Deborah spent seven years as an Executive Assistant and founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters. Deborah is a social media dork and can be found wasting far too much time on Ravelry, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram and Tumblr.