Birthday Challenge: Happy Birthday Tom!

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When: Thursday October 14, 2010

Striped tee: ? (Panama)
Jeans: Used to be my mom's
Purple shirtdress: Conway (Panama)
Black belt: El Costo (Panama)
Black pumps: ? (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Teardrop necklace: From this seller on eBay

Where: Walked to a nearby smoothie place and had a delicious peanut butter and banana smoothie.. yummy :)

Today is my brother's birthday!!! Oh how I wish I was home to celebrate with my entire family! As I have explained before, I am doing a Birthday challenge for each of my family members in which I make an outfit inspired by them and make them a big card. Yippie!
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Tom has a great way of wearing simple items that everyone has in their closets but making them look special by adding little details like funky belts and patterned shoes. That inspired me to use basic items, such as a classic pair of jeans and a plain striped tee, and making them special by adding cool details, like the belt and the necklace.
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In terms of the card, my brother Tom is an excellent cook! He cooks the most delicious meals! So I was inspired to try to make a card in the shape of a chef's hat... notice the emphasis on triieedd to make. I know it doesn't look like it at all, but the thought is what counts right? riiight?!
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Tom is truly a wonderful brother. He is honestly one of the nicest, sweetest, and most thoughtful people I know. It's amazing how we used to fight like cats and dogs when we were little, but now our relationship has grown very strong.
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Love you very much Tom! Hope you had a Happy Birthday!
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Here are all the birthday challenges I have done this year. Tom is the last one, so this challenge is officially finished!
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  1. You look v cute in these pics - Happy b'day to your brother!

    Sal xXx

  2. You look great! Your outfit is very cute, and I love your belt! Your card is adorable as well. :)

  3. so cute! your waist looks super tiny!

  4. the photos of you and your brother are just too cute!
    Love your fun mix of stripes and denim and the 'stormy sea' necklace!

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. You are so cute. I love the outfit and I love that you've done this for your whole family. What a wonderful idea!

  6. You sure look cool (sorry about a used word) in that outfit. It´s a very nice blog for a most wonderful brother. dad.

  7. You really have an amazing family. What a heritage!

  8. Nice card Marie. Do not usually write here. Thanks for the thoughts and wishes. Look very nice.



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