Que Bella – It’s my birthday (month) and I’ll dress pretty if I want to…

Oh my…has it been a busy few weeks in the AudreyBella household.

  • The Boy is out for the summer.
  • We had our first backyard BBQ/Pool party.
  • Husband started a war with some Red Hornets. I had to get involved and it wasn’t pretty. 
  • I don’t have a green thumb at all. I think I killed my Bougainvilleas. 
  • But my Knockout Roses are blooming! 
  • The last of my outdoor furniture arrived!
  • I cleaned my office!!!
  • I re-organized my closet, again. 
  • I made an AWESOME margarita that included champagne! Yummy yummy!
  • We saw Hangover 2. I thought it was funny, as did The Boy. 
  • Received the most wonderful compliment from Husband’s friend about The Boy – “He’s the most adult 15 year old I’ve ever met.”

And I needed a little break from blogging (not that I do it daily, but you know how it goes).

Anyway, it’s my birthday month and I have been receiving lots of “birthday” coupons. Of course, my most prized one was Anthropologie, which didn’t last a whole two days into June! More on that later. I decided to make this “The Month of Dressing Pretty”. For the summer I always do the standard shorts, tees and flip-flops. I have so many pretty things that are not worn and I decided I wasn’t going to wait around for a special occasion or work to wear them. This whole birthday month will be a special occasion. You should be seeing me in lots of skirts and dresses that are rarely worn, some even NWT. I’m going to attempt to commit to dressing pretty 4 days a week.

June 1

Dress: J Crew Mirabel in White, 6
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: Corso Como Espadrilles

June 2

Blouse: Tucker for Target, S
Shoes: Old Navy Wedges (last summer)

I’m working on my Anthropologie post so you should see that later this evening or tomorrow morning.

Have a great day!


  1. June 2, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    Happy Birthday, audrey! Looking forward to more photos of you dressing pretty!

    Please enter my JC gift card giveaway here.

  2. June 2, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Happy Birthday! You are off to a great start on your dressing pretty mission. I especially love the first outfit – the belt, shoes, dress look wonderful together!!

  3. June 2, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    Happy Birthday month!! The JCrew white dress is so cute!! I am also cleaning out as best I can with a broken rib….It feels great to get some things done around the house!

  4. June 2, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    What a lovely idea, a month of dressing pretty. :^) I think you pair your shorts and tees in very pretty ways too, the look is never plain, always feminine. But I totally get the idea to wear more skirts and dresses.

    Happy Birthday Audrey, all month long!

  5. June 2, 2011 / 11:28 pm

    Happy Birthday month!

    Wow, there are loads of us June babies – fall must have been a busy time for our parents, haha!

  6. June 3, 2011 / 12:43 am

    Happy Birthday month, Audrey! Love your outfits. You have inspired me to pick up the Mirabel in white.

  7. June 3, 2011 / 1:58 am

    Can't wait to see what you bought with your Anthro discount. I got mine and it's burning a hole in my pocket! I'm pretty sure it will be cashed in by the end of the weekend!!!