Venus Trapped in Mars

19 December 2013

The 6th Anniversary of my 21st Birthday

This past weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday. It was the 6th anniversary of celebrating my 21st birthday, so it was really a big birthday for me. Turning 21 for the 7th time is really no small feat, and really must be celebrated with cake booze and booze. 

On Friday afternoon my mom flew in from Richmond, Virginia. I unfortunately had my work Christmas party that night, so I fetched her from the airport and promptly dropped her off to fend for herself with the ferocious puppies that have invaded my living quarters. 

Our work party was no joke... there was an open bar, authentic Japanese sushi, an open bar, great steak, expensive saki bottles awarded as prizes and there was an open bar. I work for a Japanese company with a bunch of dudes, so you all are getting outfit selfies because my cute outfit and hair and makeup were totally wasted. 


I stood up at the end and drew for a few people to win some nice bottles of Japanese Saki. Naturally, I drew my own name out of the hat, talk about getting dirty looks!!  

Saturday morning, while not so gently nursing a hangover I had magically acquired, my mom and I went shopping and I picked out this gem of a sweater! I promised her I would act surprised to take it out of the bag. "Oh my gosh, this sweater is perfect! What a great present! How did you know!?"

Sweater c/o my MOMMA! (Hah just excited to do a c/o item) can be found here P.S. How do you fashion bloggers make money off these links, please tell me thanks so much. 




After a day of shopping and an afternoon of yet another work event, this time at the bowling alley, I was finally work-free until Tuesday morning. My Mom and I had a weekend full of athletic events to attend, starting with the Mavs game on Saturday night. Funny story, the team we were playing was so bad, that the coach and best player, Dirk called in sick. We still had fun though! I hear we look alike...






Sunday we went to the Cowboys vs. Packers game. I got very very mad and became a raging bitch (not pictured). Let's just say that if someone had told me that it was a Packers home game, I would have believed them. I won't get into any more details because I'll cry, just like Dez.


T-shirt can be found HERE




Monday was a day of pampering, shopping and of course there was a cocktail thrown in! 





Monday night we popped some champagne before we went out for fondue!


Dress from Asos, but it's old --- I'm soooooorrrrrryyyyyy



We went to a place right down the street from my apartment called Simply Fondue. I sat down and promptly asked for a dirty gin martini, per the usual... 

And then the waiter said, "We don't serve liquor." 

Say whaaaaat? 

So I ordered wine. 

And then the waiter said, "Sorry we ran out of wine glasses. Is this water glass ok?

Say whaaaat? 

That certainly didn't stop me from digging in though. As you may know I've been on a health kick, but there aren't any calories on your birthday, right?!?






How long is this post? Good lord, we haven't even gotten to my actual day of birth! I'm almost done, I promise! 

On the actual anniversary of my 21st birthday, I went to Medieval Times, and it was GLORIOUS. Except I wasn't chosen as princess, nor did I receive a single rose from any of the knight games... meanie pants red and yellow knight. See if I ever root for you again, sir.....









It was the best 6th anniversary of her 21st birthday a girl could ask for!!

 

56 comments :

  1. So glad you had a great birthday!! 2 things where did you get that fabulous sweater & the awesome Cowboys shirt?! <3 both!

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  2. What an awesome birthday. Your outfits are everything. <3

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  3. Happy Birthday! Yessss - I think you need to share where that fabulous sweater is from!

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  4. This sounds like the best birthday ever! Your mom is so cute too!

    Your work also sounds pretty awesome to have one event after another.

    Who doesn't serve liquor?!

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  5. Love that sweater! Sounds like a great way to celebrate your 6th Anniversary of your 21st birthday!

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  6. awww sounds like an awesome birthday! gimme that plaid dress.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  7. Super adorbs outfit! (Just used adorbs for the first time in a long time, and now I'm not sure how I feel about it.) Calories NEVER count on birthdays, holidays, special date nights, when suffering from PMS, or when drinking. Just FYI.

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  8. Aw I'm glad you had fun! And hello your future - you DO look alike!! Lucky you've got good genes!!

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  9. Wow, I'm tired just reading about all of your super fun birthday anniversary shenanigans! And after reading this i have added something to my blogging bucket list- drink a freaking lot with you.

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  10. What an awesome birthday!! Minus the Packers. Ew. But that sweater?! Love! and the red dress?! So stinkin cute. Where is that little gem from?

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  11. Happy belated birthday! And how about all those sporting events???? You looked fabulous. Still lusting that dress. Still need it. Still dying over it. Hope you had the best day ever and if I come to Dallas in April, let's play.

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  12. I love your Texas shirt where did you get it?? Happy Birthday! I am 29..... and have been :) Maybe its a Texas thing??

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  13. well it looks to me like you had a smashing birthday. happy 6th anniversary of your 21st. so glad you got to spend some much needed time with your momma!!

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  14. I love your work party outfit, you look great. Plus, that sweater makes me want it solely because of the fact that it has elbow pads. Also, what is this 'medieval times' thing you speak of? I'm so intrigued. I hope you had a great birthday!

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  15. such cute outfits. where did you get that plaid dress?

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  16. Your work party outfit is adorable! Glad you had such a fun birthday weekend!

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  17. So fun!! Glad your momma got to come in and spend time with you! Happy [belated!] birthday!!

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  18. What a fun celebration! My mom and I will do that with gifts too. It makes everything so much easier and I know i will like it and she bought me something I like too.

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  19. what a nice weekend celebration with your ma!

    i LOVE MEDIEVAL TIMES!!!!!!!!

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  20. looks like you had a wonderful birthday weekend!! I will also celebrate my 21st birthday for the 6th time soon...fun times!! :)

    http://bbritnell.blogspot.com/

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  21. Very pretty party outfit, and you are right to totally lost on a bunch of men I am sure. Sounds like a great birthday week.

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  22. What an awesome bday celebration! I need your company's contact info that sounds like the best holiday party ever lol. That picture of the horse jumping I am dying laughing great action shot!

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  23. Uhm, I love that sweater! And you look just like your mom...it's nice to have a mom that you can do fun stuff with. Happy belated birthday!

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  24. Looks like you had one hell of a birthday celebration!!!! That's so great! Happy Birthday, again! :)

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  25. Love the sweater!

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  26. Happy Birthday! Hope it was great!! PS - you should sign up for RewardStyle if you wanna monetize your links.

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  27. Happy belated birthday!! Mine was on the 13th so Im also a December baby. Looks like you had a lot of fun and now I'm craving a Bloody Mary!

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  28. pretty solid way to celebrate the anniversary of your 21st!

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  29. um, looks like an incredible birthday!

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  30. Happy belated birthday Sarah!!! Sorry I missed it, I've been on a bit of a blog hiatus! It looks like you had so much fun and I'm so glad your mom could come for the weekend to spend it with you!

    I love Medieval Times! I just went in September and I def got a rose and felt like a superstar. Also, my knight won so hooray and all that!

    You look gorgeous, as usual!!!

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  31. It looks like you had a ton of fun for your birthday! Happy Birthday!

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  32. Yay for a happy birthday weekend. Except don't even get me started on the Cowboys game... tears might have been shed and my dog may have hid under the kitchen table because of my screaming... oopsie.

    Still can't believe the restaurant doesn't serve liquor... hell on Earth, I swear!! Like, was it a restaurant/torture chamber? I think it must have been!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  33. Medieval Times is SUCH fun - I need to visit again!!! And yay for the happiest of birthday weekends - trust mom to make it so! :)

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  34. Wow you were busy, what a great birthday!

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  35. Holy cow, what an awesome birthday! I am glad you got to celebrate in all of your favorite ways.And I have major sweater envy; I might buy it myself. :)
    - Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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  36. YAY for great birthdays!!!! I'm glad you got to go to medieval times, and also that sweater? Can I has it????? Peeeease. You're so cute. No bday calories dont count. Specially fondue.

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  37. Well if that wasn't the most events for a birthday eva!!! How awesome! Now, as friends, I'll borrow that buffalo check scarf while you order me another one of those bomb lookin bloody marys...Happy Anniversary!!! ;)

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  38. Yay for a fun-filled birthday weekend! You and your mom defintiely look alike! I'm only 3 hours from mine. I can't imagine being in different time zones!

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  39. Sounds like you had yourself a great birthday! It's nice that mama was able to come visit you! :) I loooove fondue!!!!!

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  40. awesome birthday!!!!!! i love that you and your moms spent so much time together. as for medieval times, i would go there just to call everyone "wench". but we already talked about that.

    and when you come to TO and if we can meet up, i will buy you a birthday drink and dinner!! it's cold as f*ck here so bundle up but the booze will keep us warm :D

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  41. what a fun weekend. my second annual 29th birthday is coming up and i hope i can get in as many fun activities as you did! :)

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  42. Daaaaaang girl, you and your mom lived it up. I still love you even though you are a Mavs fabn!! Go Spurs Go!! :) And if you decide that you don't like that sweater, please send it to me!! :)

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  43. go pack go! ;)
    this sounds like one heck of a celebration! happy birthday!

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  44. Everytime I go to Dallas I BEG my friends to go to Medieval Times and no one will go with me. I know who to ask next time :D Glad you had such a fabulous birthday!

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  45. You look gooooddd in that first photo! I've never been to Medieval Times, but I sort of want to go now!

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  46. I'm glad you had a great birthday weekend! That looks like so much fun.

    And it's totally not fair that your knight didn't give you a rose. He missed out.

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  47. It looks like you had a fantastic birthday! I hope you got a lot more wine since it was served in a water glass :-)

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  48. Love that sweater! Your momma has good taste. ;) And happy (belated) birthday!

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  49. Looks like you had an AMAZING birthday!! Good for you :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  50. Wow! That sounds like an amazing birthday!!

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  51. Oh my gosh it sounds like you had an awesome birthday!! Yay!

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