Last night, we went to dinner with my family at Wayfare Tavern to celebrate mine and my brother’s birthdays. His was about a week ago and mine is in about a week. Summer babies!
I wore a polka heart shirt dress from F21, pink tights from We Love Colors, NastyGal x Jeffrey Campbell shoes, and my trusty Cicely Margo necklace.
There has been a long-standing inside joke (that I don’t know that I am really inside of!) about my brother turning 30 and having a party where everyone wears pink. There’s something about how Asian men aren’t allowed to wear pink shirts until they are 30? I dunno! I went with it and also wrapped his present in hot pink wrapping paper. Looks grown-up, right? The awesome writing on top were hints about the presents.
Someone also asked about how I did my hair. Whenever I “do” my hair, it’s a big experiment/accident. I am no hair guru. I just shove clips here and pins there and curl this and that and hope for the best.
I started by putting up the top/sides of my hair with those claw clip thingies (watch out, it’s getting technical up in here!). I teased the crown and then shoved the rest of my hair to the side and secured it with another claw clip thingie, like a faux low pony tail (fo-lo, what!). Then I took maybe a third of that pony tail near my face and curled it up into a bun thing and secured it with 3 bobby bins. Then I curled the rest of the pony tail and also my bangs and some wispy pieces near my face. Done!
Here’s the remains of my dessert. It was called “Summer Fare,” and it was a fancy funnel cake with red licorice gel, popcorn ice cream, and liquid caramel corn. It sounds kind of nasty, but it tasted really good. Nothing was overly licorice-y or corn-y. Delish!
Here’s a shot from my brother’s bday dinner with all his friends where everybody wore pink. This was the night after the first day of Renegade Craft Fair when I had had no sleep. I was basically falling asleep at the table. Doh! At least I opened my eyes for some snaps!
At last night’s dinner, my mom said that the one thing she wanted for us was that we love each other, so she was very happy. I think I made a yuck-face at that sentiment because I am not good with mushy stuff, but it was really sweet, and yes, I am cool with my bro. When he was little, I used to want a little sister instead. I used to dress him up as a girl, and we called this character Bumpy. Bumpy liked to wear purple and head scarves. Bumpy did not live long because this disturbed my parents, but my little bro was always a good sport!