Alright, so first off, Happy Birthday to me!! Taylor Swift, please don’t sue me, but I can’t resist the temptation to be like I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I’M FEELING 22!! It’s my 22nd year on this planet and I’m literally so blessed. Also, fair warning, this is a pretty photo-heavy post as it’s a compilation of everything that I’ve done over the course of my birthday weekend. To make it easier, I’m going to leave all the writing at the top of the post and just let you guys scroll through everything once you’re done reading. Good alternative? Good! Loves it.
So to start out the turn up, I headed to the local Thursday hot spot, TITS. For those of you not familiar, TITS stands for Tavern in the Square, not a euphemism for a woman’s breasts. My friends and I laughed, danced, drank a fishbowl, beer, Jameson, Kamikaze shots and started my weekend off perfectly. And of course, fashion game was on point! I wore one of my new favorite sweaters from Topman, Zara pants (that ended up ripped by the end of the night) and my Aldo loafers.
Friday was quiet as I spent the day recovering from the night before and prepping my home for two of my best and oldest friends to stay with me, Gina and Koco. We went to Sunset Cantina for margaritas and to countdown to midnight until I officially turned 22.
My actual birthday was probably one of the best birthday weekends by far. The day started with Koco, Gina and I going to Primark and doing some light shopping before brunch with my other best friend Abby going to Back Deck in Downtown Crossing. The food was to die and so cheap! 10/10 would recommend for any meal (& of course I posted pictures!). My daytime outfit was this super soft sweater from Forever 21 Men, oxblood jeans ripped at the knees and brown suede H&M chelsea boots.
That night, more friends came over for aperitivi (Aperol Spritzs, v trendy in Italia) before we headed to Committee Boston, the sister restaurant to the one I work at, in the Seaport District of Boston. Committee was so fire, everyone needs to go there – but go with a big group to keep it budget-friendly. Small plates can get expensive, but trust me this restaurant is worth it. It’s also far away from the MBTA and the universities, so a good escape from the college scene if you’re over it (like I’ve been since freshman year). Dinner ended with dancing in the streets, moving to the club Icon, followed by drinks at the W hotel lounge and rounded up with more Prosecco at my place before we all called it a night. Outfit of the night was a bit of a high-low project, Moods of Norway sweater and Rag + Bone jeans paired with polka dot button up from Forever 21 and Aldo loafers.
Lastly, Sunday was family day. My parents and sister came up and we headed to the North End for Sunday dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in the city, Al Dente. We ate there my freshman year for my birthday dinner, so we’re going full circle now that I’m a senior. Anyone who’s looking for a great meal with fatta in casa pasta needs to go to Al Dente – well priced, great atmosphere, great food. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the famiglia. Family outfit was black jeans ripped at the knees, velvet sweater, hat and Dr. Marten’s.
To wrap up, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who celebrated with me over the course of this weekend and who wished me a happy birthday. I’m extremely grateful to all the kind, wonderful, beautiful people in my life and I want to make it clear that it’s because of you all that I am the person that I am now. #Blessed doesn’t even begin to explain how happy I am to have such great people in my life that I can count on.
Grazie mille a tutti e ti amo!!