Edme & Esyllte Tulip Perspective mini; Banana Republic chambray chic tassel necklace
Skirt, Anthropologie (thrifted); top, Gap Factory; necklace, Banana Republic; shoes, Stuart Weitzman; bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

So, I turned 34. No big whoop, except that I’m now officially in my mid-thirties. It’s, like, odd … but only if I think about it. Don’t worry, I’m still shockingly immature. Moving on, how cute is this Edme & Esyllte skirt? I want to wear it constantly, and every time I do, I want to tell everyone that I thrifted it for eight whole bucks. Hey, here’s a fun game: guess how much the whole outfit cost? Go on, guess.

Edme & Esyllte Tulip Perspective mini; Banana Republic chambray chic tassel necklace
Can’t go wrong with candy

Answer: $89. Were you close? The necklace was a gift (thanks, mom & dad); otherwise, it would have been the most expensive item at $40 (on sale, you should really check it out). Yeah, I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself. It’s allowed on one’s birthday, yes?

Speaking of, my husband took me out for a date night to celebrate the fact I’m now a year older than him. (For the next two months.) We went to a joint called Meat.

Edme & Esyllte Tulip Perspective mini; Banana Republic chambray chic tassel necklace
It was delicious (that’s what she said)

The menu is well curated (read, short, very short), but everything we tried was delicious. As a pickle aficionado, I am telling you to order the pickle if you go. Best $1 I spent all week. Well, my husband spent it, but you know what I mean. The only downside of Meat is also, in a way, what makes it a really fun place to hang: it’s hipster heaven. We had a table near the door, which afforded us excellent people watching opportunities, and we marveled at the constant stream of hipster haircuts, hipster beards, hipster clothes, hipster babies. (We didn’t know this beforehand, but Meat seems to be a pretty cool place to bring your kids. Duly noted for future reference.) When in Rome … drink the hipster-approved soda. (It was delicious.)

edmonton meat restaurant
Knee deep in hipster

My husband decided to try to get me drunk, and damn nearly succeeded. I know what you’re thinking, but I haven’t had alcohol in nearly 4 years (it’s a taste thing, not a philosophical thing) and 2.5% beer might as well be moonshine. And, for the record, it was also delicious. I absolutely hate beer and refuse to drink it, but this stuff tasted entirely un-beer-like. Paired excellently with my garlic fries and BBQ pulled chicken, by the way.

edmonton meat restaurant
mmmm, tasty (and the food was excellent, too)

Too soon, it was time to go home. Midnight? Pfft. Cinderella ain’t got nothing on us. Forget the magical pumpkin carriage; the baby-sitting clock is much less forgiving.

Edme & Esyllte Tulip Perspective mini; Banana Republic chambray chic tassel necklace
I’m glad we took photos *before* dinner …

16 Comments on Hey, Baby

  1. I found your blog through GOMI (I am a big-time lurker) and I love it! I really appreciate the fact that you get so much through thrifting and ebay. You inspired me to give ebay a shot and I have added quite a few pieces to my wardrobe that I would never have been able to afford retail. So thanks! And Happy Birthday!

    • That’s awesome! I’m so happy you found pieces you love – yay! I love thrifting and shopping secondhand, and being able to pass on the love is great.
      And thank you 🙂

  2. I’m going to need you to send me your dinner because that sounds amazing.

    that may also be the low-carb diet talking. WHERE ARE MY DAMN FRENCH FRIES.

    • Low carb diet? Get outta here, girl! But seriously, kudos for having the willpower. Bread is my … everything. Also chocolate. Hmm, now I’m hungry. BRB

  3. Sounds like a cool place! We sometimes end up in hipster joints and always laugh about how we kind of obviously don’t belong. When my husband is the only man in a polo shirt in the whole establishment, we know we’re out of our demographic.

    I’m about to turn 30 (in 2 months), and feeling so weird about it, but you make 34 seem pretty good!

    • I love my 30s! Best decade so far. You are about to become extra awesome 😉

      (P.S. I’ve been meaning to tell you: I keep wanting to comment on your blog, but I don’t have any of the accounts that will let me do it, and it just gives me the sadz. I’m loving your 30×30 challenge, though.)

  4. i LOVE this outfit! one of my favs of yours. i’m a big fan of mustard yellow, and i am super digging the flowers. obvi stripes on top was the right choice, and blue on the bottom was the YOU choice! i’m not much of a bag girl, but i’ll take one of what you’re carrying!

    happy birthday!!

    xo nicole

  5. I hate beer, too. I just don’t want to drink something that is gross and I have to “acquire” a taste for. So sorry, so would rather have a strawberry daiquiri.

    I love this outfit, especially those shoes with it. Totally not my style, but so pretty on someone else who has to walk in them! 🙂 You’re making me realize I need more date night clothes.

  6. Happy birthday!!!

    I hate beer too. This makes me want to try this beer of yours….

    I also like the entire outfit. It’s so you. 🙂 Florals and stripes. Now to go wake up the baby to show him how nice your outfit looks.

    • Thanks!
      The beer type is called a Radler, and the brand is Stiegler. I think? Hell, what do I know about beer though? I found it at the regular ol’ liquor store the next day, so it’s all good 😀