Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mood Music: Character

They say when you're going through your most challenging or most difficult times, you get an accurate view of who your true friends are. As I lay here in bed on this snow lined October morning (weird, right?), Mara Hruby's 'Character' seems to fit my mood exactly.

The good thing about disappointments like these is the surprise element. The people who you would never expect to, come around and support you and check in on you. I have come across so many genuine, wholesome, GOOD people and it's truly been a blessing in my life. 

So, with this, I realize how I am so fine with endings because they always signify a fabulous, new beginning -- at least for me :)

So, who are you in the face of disappointment? 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Escapism: French Riviera

The Côte d'Azur, better known as the French Riviera, is located on the southeast corner of France, along the Mediterranean coastline. Visiting this gem of a location has been on my bucket list (right before 'riding a sleeper train through an exotic location' and directly after 'attending a Vanity Fair Oscar Party')for as long as I can remember.
It benefits from 300 days of sunshine per year, with temps hardly exceeding 86˚ (as if that isn't enough to get you there), 71 miles of beaches and 3,000 restaurants. You want to talk perection? This honey, is it. 
So, get lost with me and enjoy these images from a place that is magically reminiscent of "la belle époque":  


Where do you want to go on your next vacation? 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday á la Mode Turns 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Birthday á la Mode! 
No major events or giveaways today as I am just getting back into the swing of blogging again after my hiatus. Hopefully by year 3, I'll be able to do it big, but for now, I'll just live in the moment and have a cupcake!

Celebrate milestones! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Reader Request: Plus Sized Fashion

Model Marquita Pring for V Magazine
Awhile back, I received a request to post another plus sized fashion entry. With tons of  blogs and magazines bringing more attention to curvalicious beauties, it's only natural that we provide more options and ideas for the plus-sized audience. 
Below, I've provided a few fabulous fashion finds, along with some great links to blogs and online stores to check out: 
1. Kiyonna Dusk 'Til Dawn Convertible Maxi, $118
2. Kiyonna Betsey Ruched Dress, $128
3. Kiyonna Nottingham Knit Riding Pant, $62
4. ASOS Curve, Textured Shoulder Top, $60.34
5. Missphit, Zigzag Wrap, $55
6. Forever21+, Leopard Print Cardigan, $19.80

Celebrate dangerous curves! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday Wishes: Cat Me If You Can

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Kourtney Kardashian's style. Moreso than her sister Kim's, actually. When I spotted her rocking a cool pair of Oliver Peoples 'Alina Cat Eye' sunnies a few months back, I knew I had to get my hands on a pair for the summer. 

Kourtney K. in Oliver Peoples cat eye sunnies

I have yet to find the perfect pair for myself, but I think I'll have my choices narrowed down before our vacation in 3-weeks. 
So today, I wish for vintage inspired shades, that will keep the sun out of my eyes and the cool in my style. 

1. Retro Sunglasses, $15.95
3. Alexander Wang Pointed Cat Eye Sunglasses, $355
4. Forever 21 Cat Eye Sunglasses, $5.80
5. Ralph Lauren Vintage Cat's Eye Sunglasses, $160

Celebrate all things retro! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Girl Power: First Lady, Michelle Obama

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pray for Japan

I've been a little busy, but as soon as I got the chance, I wanted to take the time to come in and post about Japan. 
On March 11th, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake sent the country into massive devastation which unleashed in 3-days time, tsunamis and the explosion of a nuclear plant. 

Japan is one of the most seismically active countries in the world and this recent earthquake has placed it in the top 5 worldwide. 

I'm asking my readers to please pray for Japan and the survivors of this tragedy. God is  who we should turn to in times of trouble and despair. Prayer is powerful, lends hope and makes a difference. 

"He sent out His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction" 
⎯ Psalm 107:20