Sunday, October 27, 2013

21st Birthday Week!

         Two weeks ago I had a crazy but amazing week beginning with my 21st Birthday and ending with a flight back to college from North Carolina where I had spent the end of the week for Mid-Semester Break. I thought I would share pictures from the whole week! (The outfits, the cakes, some Lilly Pulitzer gifts, some of my friends and family, the travel to get home to celebrate, and some of the places I went while I was home)

My friends were so sweet to give me such cute gifts and I absolutely loved this tiara! They totally shocked me when they bursted into my room at 12 that night! Such a great Surprise. 

The night of my birthday we went out to dinner! (A nice break from cooking in the dorm!) One of my friends special ordered a cake with my two favorite colors and it was my favorite kind... chocolate!!!!

I decided to wear this Lilly Pulitzer sweater dress (shown above) for my birthday! It is called the Isabella Sweater Dress and can be found at

Going out with my friends was so much fun! I loved all the pink birthday accessories. They really added to the solid black dress I wore! 

These beautiful flowers came from my family! What a lovely surprise!!! 

Wednesday I wore some leggings and Reva flats with a Spike the Punch Lilly shirt and Lilly sweater!
I also wore my acrylic monogrammed necklace from Moon&Lola based in NC but quickly expanding. They have some great monogrammed jewelry. Check out their jewelry and accessories!!! 

The flowers went so well with the colors in my room.

This was the OOTD for Thursday when I flew home! I believe the print of this Lilly dress is the thrill of the chase. I paired it with a gold Lilly bow belt and my monogrammed necklace. I wore gold jacks (that I had to bring out of the closet because it was so hot that day)

I was so happy to see our yorkie Macy!

I had missed driving so much! I was wearing a Lilly dress in the print Need My Shades.

I went to stop by the favorite Jewelry store to have my jewelry cleaned and couldn't help but love all of the David Yurman they have there! (I somehow always end up in the DY area) They have so much this was only 1/4 of their Yurman display. 

Since I was in the area, I decided to go to Great Outdoor Provision!  (I LOVE that place) They had so many great Patagonia jackets and pullovers I wanted them all! However, I only left with a Southern Marsh Collection shirt. It is navy with long sleeves and a pocket! Love wearing it with leggings and Duck boots. 

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I had promised myself I would go to two places no matter what while I was home: Chick-Fil-A and Cook-Out!!! Both were just as great and yummy as usual! I would definitely say being able to go to these places are perks of living in the South. 

My Mother, Sister and I went shopping at my favorite Mall in town. Of course the second I walked in I tweeted about how dangerous it was for me to walk in there.... so many Lilly clothes and accessories! 

My sister looked so cute that night for dinner! She was wearing Ralph Lauren and had the cutest new Kate Spade bag! So jealous haha!

I LOVED the Lilly inspired cake my mom ordered for me! It was so pretty and tasted great!

I am so blessed to have such amazing parents. 

My sister and brother got me the Tusk In Sun phone case I wanted as well as a cute set of Lilly pens and You Gotta Regatta Koozie.

You can find lilly products like these at

I was so happy that my immediate family and some extended family were able to come to my birthday dinner to celebrate! Family is most important.

I wore one of my Let's Cha Cha dresses for the dinner. My favorite Lilly Pulitzer print of Summer '13. I used my trusty Louis (Louis Vuitton Speedy 35) as I call him for my bag of the night and wore gold Jack Rogers. I decided against wearing pearls because of the dress' elaborate embellishments especially around the neckline. 

My sister wore her new Lilly top called the Emma Top in the new Amuse Bouche print. She used her new Kate Spade bag and wore navy and gold Jack Rogers with leggings.

Presents from my parents were such a surprise and so perfect! Another Let's Cha Cha case for next summer, Let's Cha Cha luggage tag, Let's Cha Cha wine glasses, YOU GOTTA REGATTA SHORELINE TOTE (I almost died of joy), a You Gotta Regatta cooler tote (shown on the left), a skipper popover, and a nice Lilly sleeveless polo or golf shirt.

So happy get all this Lilly! 

Macy didn't want me to leave!

The OOTD for the flight home was a Vineyard Vines dress and I wore pearls and gold Jacks! 

The sunset as I was flying over Virginia was beautiful! 

I am so thankful for everyone and everything in my life! Wow that was a lot of pictures haha! If y'all have any questions about anything let me know! For pictures of my daily outfits or pictures of the life of a Southern Belle... y'all can follow my instagram and my twitter @NCBellePrep14 !
I appreciate all my readers and followers!  

Thanks for reading!

xoxo North Carolina Belle  


  1. this post makes me so homesick! I can't wait for Thanksgiving so I can go to all of the places you went haha glad to see you had a great birthday week!

  2. I'm sorry girl! I can't wait for Thanksgiving either! Thanks so much!

    xoxo North Carolina Belle

  3. It sounds like you had a great birthday week! Those cakes look delicious. And ahhh love the patagonia fleeces... I'm asking for one for christmas!

    1. It makes a great Christmas present thanks!!

  4. It looks like you had a wonderful birthday week :)


  5. congrats! great pics :)

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