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Retail Therapy & Birthday Browsing

You hear a lot of people talk about turning 30. When my husband had this birthday two years ago, he was a little freaked out and he (the kind guy he is) keeps reminding me of this now. I’m slowly but surely getting to that birthday (about two weeks to go) and I’m not going […]

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January 23, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Alexa S. - I’ve been eyeing this same Saturday satchel, E! It’s so cute, isn’t it? I really, really hope you get it for your birthday 😉 Everything else in this post is totally cute too, and I’m particularly fond of those gorgeous earrings!

January 22, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Lindsay @ The Book Baby - I swear by retail therapy! My favorite blushes are from Mac and Nars, but a Milani “Luminoso” is a good drugstore one!

January 19, 2015 - 12:12 am

Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight - I am with Brianna- 30 wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be, but 31 and 32 have been HARD. I loved the quote in the article you shared by Alice Munro: “Writer Alice Munro once described your early 30s as “an age at which it is sometimes hard to admit that what you are living is your life.””. It is really true. I think if you are in a good place now, you’ll probably have an easy transition to 30. I wasn’t, and I am not, and I think that is when things get dicey.

Also, I LOVE the bag 😉 Happy early birthday, I hope you have an absolutely lovely day, and new decade!

January 18, 2015 - 7:07 pm

tabithasbookblog - That purse is great!! I’ve recently discovered Kate Spade (I don’t know why I’ve been so behind), and i’m obsessed. I just bought a card holder wallet. I don’t know the exact term, but I’m in love with it. and before a big day I browse stores. Whenever I’m in a mood or have something to think about I browse. It’s been too cold to go for walks, so browsing has been my go to lately.

January 18, 2015 - 4:46 pm

elena - that purse is cuuuuute!!! i don’t really remember what yr old kate spade looked like though bc awful memory. I WANT TO SEE.

January 18, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Brianna - 30 was easy. It’s the subsequent years that have been more difficult. I’ll be 33 this year and I can’t handle it. Everything in my life is in limbo and I have all the anxiety.

A Slightly Book-ish Birthday Wish List

Birthdays always seem to sneak up on you, don’t they? I can’t really it’s about time to celebrate mine again. (And when I say celebrate, I mean… kind of go about my business as I would any other day.) But I can’t resist putting together a wish list, especially since I had so much fun collaborating […]

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January 21, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - It’s almost my birthday too! WHOOP! And dude, how depressing is it to be an adult and have a birthday? My parents always let me skip school and I’d spend the day going fun things with my mom, and then I continued to skip in college when my birthday was on a weekday. The first time I had to work on my birthday it was like “WHAT?! WORLD, are you kidding me?!” So lame.

Anyway, love that dress! And I kind of wish you were serious about your enjoyment of a book depending on what you were wearing because I would SO want to know more about that haha!

TAKE ME TO THE BEACH WITH YOU. I know it’s probably warmer in Georgia than it is up north but oh gracious I just want the sun and heat and (surprise surprise) some Diet Coke, a book and the beach.

January 20, 2013 - 9:26 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Aww, this is such a cute post! You’d look adorable in that dress reading a book 🙂

January 20, 2013 - 7:40 pm

VeganYANerds - Love that dress, it would suit you so well! I hope you get it for your b’day!

January 20, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Melissa - Love this list! And that dress…I never wear dresses! lol

January 20, 2013 - 12:34 am

Kristen Evey - Oh wow, that dress is SUPER CUTE! I love all the things on this list though! I hope you have a super fabulous birthday full of fun and good times. 🙂

January 19, 2013 - 7:37 am

Lori - I adore your wish list! That dress is gorgeous and it would make any reading experience so much better. 😉 Have a great birthday!

January 18, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Hahahaha, I love how you connected all of your birthday wishes to books, even if you didn’t have any books in your list. Which by the way, you have much more self-control than I do. Even with all of my books, I totally have more on my wishlist for my birthday. 😉 But that dress is seriously cute! I want one, so I can look cute while reading haha. And that purse is awesome for fitting books into. SO adorable.

Have a FANTASTIC birthday Estelle!!

January 18, 2013 - 9:00 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - Haha, my one rule for purse shopping is that it needs to hold at least one book. That is one gorgeous bag. I LOVE the dinosaur book ends as well 🙂

January 18, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - This is such a cute list (and I see what you did in all those descriptions 😉 haha) – I hope you get everything you’d like! There are tons of palm trees out here in California, a perfect little vacation spot…just thought I’d mention. You know. Also, that dress if adorable! I could never pull off the colours, but I’d get it just to have the pretty in my closet.

Happy almost birthday!

January 18, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Ghenet Myrthil - I love this list. I’m sooooooo excited for Smash to come back. Best. Show. Ever. I need to buy the soundtrack too!

Happy almost birthday! 🙂

January 18, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Alexa Y. - These are all just AWESOME. I hope you get everything you wished for (and more!) on your birthday, because you totally deserve it 🙂

January 18, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Cynthia - Awesome wish list!!! I loooove that dress, it looks like a cupcake. And those bookends are sooo cute!!! =D I hope you get everything you wish for on your birthday Estelle!!

January 18, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Rachel - I love your style in all aspects! I love how you tied in the different objects with reading even if they didn’t really go together (so clever!). That dress would look fabulous on you, I am sure.

January 18, 2013 - 11:31 am

elena - augh this post is so cute and I LOVE that dress! Let’s go on a retreat~

January 18, 2013 - 11:15 am

Lisa [is busy nerding] - This is such a fun wishlist! I hope you get ALL the things for your birthday! oxo

January 18, 2013 - 10:15 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I just pictured you sitting under a palm tree, wearing that dress, tote in tow, smelling lovely, while listening to the SMASH soundtrack… and reading a book 🙂 Ha! Cute list, Estelle.

January 18, 2013 - 9:58 am

Hemborgwife - I wish I read in cute dresses too instead of old yoga pants and tanks!

Estelle: A Lil Bit Birthday

Well, as the teller reminded me at the bank this afternoon, my birthday is coming up soon. I’m not going to tell you when it is. Just that… there will be a lot of parties that day for another reason. A sporty reason. Anyway, my husband and I agreed not to do birthday presents this […]

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January 22, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Estelle: In My Mailbox (1/22/12) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott  | Goodreads/Amazon Estelle makes a small wish list for her upcoming birthday. Estelle:  Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan […]

January 21, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Estelle - Mands, here’s hoping the series finds its way into my hands so I can spend all of Super Bowl Sunday reading it. 😛

January 21, 2012 - 3:35 pm

VeganYANerds - Birthdays are always a lot of fun and it looks like you will have a great time on the cruise! I really hope someone buys you the Jessica Darling series, that would be an excellent gift.

I’ve never read or see Something Borrowed but now I want to, thanks!


January 19, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Kas - Hee, well, I know when you’re birthday is (obvs). I recently started making a book-wish list on things I am really into and things that I am not accustomed to reading and want to try out(my Amazon cart is overflowing). While I too have a Nook, I agree there is something different (special?) about having a book physically, especially if it’s a book you treasure and know that you’ll re-read.