May 7, 2016

Thirty + One

Year 31, here I come! Last May I was turning the big 3-0 and decided to have a 60’s cocktail party to celebrate the occasion. This past year has been filled with so much (moving, going to Paris, renovating our new house) that I just wanted to do something simple and quiet with the one I love most—Todd! He actually wasn’t supposed to be home for my birthday this year but schedules changed and I’m so happy to have had him around for the past month. It’s definitely been the longest he’s been home since we moved last July and I almost feel like a “regular” person with a “regular” life. It’s been a nice change for sure.

Since I didn’t want to make a big fuss this year, all I asked was a trip to my favorite Nashville spot Le Sel for some pink champagne and french fries (they have the best fries!). I feel like this place is the closest embodiment of myself that’s I’ve ever seen in a restaurant so far. Blush pink velvet booths, black and white stripe floor tiles, neon signs everywhere…perfect! I knew that this adorable romper would perfect for just such an occasion as soon as I saw it. It’s a little bit 60’s, a little bit French, and all black and white—YAAAAASSSSSSSS PLEASE!

Romper/Nasty Gal, Shoes/ShoeMint, Sunnies/Forever 21, Bag/Modcloth

I’ve definitely starting thinking more about what it means to get older lately. And yes, that can mean starting to look for wrinkles in the mirror and wondering what the coming years will bring, but in such a youth obsessed culture I’m also trying to focus on the positives being one year older can bring. Hopefully I’m one year wiser, kinder, and more patient than I was last year. I’ve had one more year to know myself a little better and one more year to love my dearest a little bit more. If you ask me, that sounds like something worth celebrating…

xo. Laura

18 thoughts on “Thirty + One

  1. Miriam

    Your style is flawless! I love how sure you are of your style, and your attention to even the smallest details when it comes to your home and outfits. I’m always looking forward to your posts on ABM, they’re fantastic!
    Happy Birthday Laura!

  2. Allison Ainsworth

    Kind of obsessed with this outfit. Super classic and classy, and I’m a horse girl so the bag is the perfect statement piece! You should do a DIY for the bag 😉

  3. Kellie

    Happy belated birthday fellow Taurus! (Mine was the 5th).
    And I agree with the above comment, your style is absolutely perfection!

    1. thebandwifeblog Post author

      We definitely would like to have kids at some point. The idea does terrify me while he does this type of job, but I know so many other people that somehow make it work so we’ll just have to figure out when it happens!

      Laura 🙂

  4. Megan

    So I also hit 3-1 on May 6th (I now just call it seis de mayo…) I too am a band wife but on a smaller local Louisville scale. Happy bday lady! Keep giving me inspiration and hope. And if you come to our town.. Be sure to reach out for food or hotel advice!

    1. thebandwifeblog Post author

      Aw, thanks Megan! I’ll try and remember to ask if I ever head that way!

      Laura 🙂


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