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fred ny and mejanelle and me bonnie and clydejohnny n mematt mel darcel monolony and jesstessawife and creasebday dinner1Dress: SheInside (on SALE now, Here)// Shoes: Monolo Blahnik (Here)

So today is my birthday! This was actually the first year in quite some time that I celebrated my birthday/holiday season in the United States! I usually take the opportunity to travel to Europe or Ghana. Since I have family in both places, I don’t usually spend money besides airfare…and shopping lol However, due to the fact that I got a new job, I wasn’t allowed to travel or use any of my Holidays until after my 3-month probabtion. That was really bummer because I made plans from the prior year to travel back to London. 🙁

Anyway, I celebrated by having a dinner party of about 21 loved ones at Qi Bangkok Eatery located on 8 ave between 42nd & 43rd streets in NYC. I chose this particular restaurant because of the set up and great cuisine. I frequent this restaurant and, I must say, service is impeccable. It is Thai cuisine -among my faves, and the waiters/waitresses are all quite young and trendy in their all-black apparel (Of course I noticed! 😉 ) If you’re from NYC or ever in the area, I highly recommend this extremely affordable eatery. Dinner for 2 won’t cost you more than $40- great for first dates! If you’re looking to have a dinner party at Qi, they require you to choose from 2 pre-fix/family-style menus ($30-$40/ per person). I think that’s pretty reasonable compared to other noteworthy Asian restaurants: ex. Mr. Chow’s which requires $75/per person pre-fix menu.

My outfit– was decided literally hours before the dinner. I bought my Manolo’s a few months back with plans to preserve them for my wedding day. But then I thought, “Christina, what if they can’t fit you on your wedding day? Or better yet, what if you fall in love with another pair of shoes for your wedding day?” ….Well, that’s how I got to wearing “Something blue” on my birthday.

I purchased two outfits becuase I am extremely indecisive. The second outfit (See pics below) is more polished than the outfit I opted for. I would’ve paired them with Giuseppe Zanotti’s below….Anyway, the outfit has not gone to waste. It will be featured on my blog soon when I get around to wearing it!

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Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed- I mean that!



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