POST BIRTHDAY BLUES

black-white-skater-backless-stripe-sailor-dress-outfit-ootd-natashaleeds-stylishleeHey Loves! So this morning I woke up to the sound of my phone dinging and ringing. It was telling me that my little birthday vacation was almost over and my heart sank a little. On Monday (Sept. 26th) I turned 26 years old and as the clock hit midnight my phone started dinging off. This time that dinging noise made me realize I just turned 26. My best friends were sending me messages via ‘Whats App’ screaming HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My first birthday wisher was obviously Manny, who made certain to tell me way ahead of time just to beat the rush of my ‘birthday wisher besties’, haha!

Well…my 26th year of life has officially begun and there’s a bitter but sweet feeling attached. That bitterness has nothing to do with me getting older because I think that’s actually the sweet part. But Manny and I are currently long distance…very bitter feeling.

My birthday celebrations came and left so quickly and now I’m sitting here writing this feeling nothing but sadness because I’ll be leaving to go back to Jamaica in a few days. I know we’ll be back together in no time but the feeling of leaving someone who means the world to you hurts way more than it really should. Nonetheless, we know how to make it work and it will.

Now…my about my day and my outfit…that’s why you’re here right? (or wrong, tell me below).

black-white-skater-backless-stripe-sailor-dress-outfit-ootd-natashaleeds-stylishleeAs a child my parents would take me on long car rides every weekend. Ever since then I have always found car rides to be so fulfilling. Sadly I don’t do it as much now but thanks to Manny we did exactly that on my birthday.

After blowing out the candles from my Krispy Kreme Doughnut (check it out here), we hopped in the car and drove for hours around South Florida. We had no concrete plan set nor a final destination but if we saw a sight we liked we would pull over and check it out. When passing through a quaint area, we would hop out and walk a little to see if there was anything extraordinary about the place. We caught up on things we haven’t spoken about in ages, including when we first met.

It’s not everyday you can actually have a conversation without the annoying dinging and buzzing from a cellphone so my birthday car drive was absolute bliss. I’ve always felt there is just something special about a long car drive with another person. Somehow it almost always bring you a lot closer to the person also present in the vehicle. For every time Manny and I go on one of our long car drives, we always exerpeince a whole new side of love. The best part? I didn’t want to kill him once on our awesome drive out lol. I guess that’s a surefire sign that we really are meant for each other. Haha, he’s a keeper!

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So it was almost the end of the day and I only realized then that I did not take one photo in my lil’ birthday get-up. Gasp!!! To make matters worst we were in a rush to get home to head out again that night. Well while on our way home I just told Manny to pull over into the next Publix parking lot and I’d snap a few pics there. YES PUBLIX SUPERMARKET! At the very next supermarket we saw we turned in. We drove around back since the front parking lot had way too many cars. As we made the bend around the corner to the back of the supermarket, there we saw a beautiful creeping vine climbing up the side of the Publix wall. Picture Perfect!

I wore a flirty, backless, striped, skater dress by DTS Designs on my birthday and paired it with a pair of black mules by Ted Baker. I was really feeling cute and girly the morning of my birthday so I went with a ballerina, top-knot bun and a bold red lip to finish off my look.

Thank you again for all the birthday wishes. As always…Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥

[If you want to see more pics of Manny tell him below. He’s camera shy but this way I’ll have an angle to convince him lol]

♦ B&W Skater Dress (DTS Designs) HERE ♦ Heels (Ted Baker) HERE ♦

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26 Comments

  1. Karen J
    September 28, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I came to your webpage because of your style, stay because of you hair, beauty diy, etc. and as a bonus would love to see more of Manny in your pictures from time-to-time. 😀

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:16 pm

      haha thanks for sharing Karen. I really appreciate it. Will be showing him your comment very soon lol

  2. Camille
    September 28, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Love the dress and what lip color is that? Long distance is really hard been there! But love is a major key so cheer up boo! Great post as usual

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      Hey Camille. I’m wearing Colorpops Ulra Matte Lippie in Creeper. So sorry for not including that in the post. Will update it now. Thank you as always.

  3. Manster
    September 28, 2016 / 11:59 am

    these are lovely pics and your dress stands out making it pop even more great job on everything 🙂

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you for always being so supportive.

  4. Manster
    September 28, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    oh and last but not least happy belated birthday….keep up the great work

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much

  5. Mary Martinez
    September 28, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Love the post… keep taking those drives and continue to remember what brought you all together. Take care.

    • September 28, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you Mary. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  6. D'Anga Singleton
    September 29, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    A Happy Happy Belated Birthday Natasha!!! I pray that God will continue to shine his blessings on to as you continue this amazing journey. I ENJOY every bit of your post, I come for the fashion ideas, and just to see how you #SLAY in those outfits. The more I visit the more ideas I get for my everyday looks. Greatly appreciated 🙂 Ps. I’d love to see more of the love of your life on your blogs, y’all are the cutest thing everr. Wish you both nothing but happiness, unconditional love, prosperity and whatever choices or obstacles that may come your way always make sure God is in the center of EVERYTHING!!

    • October 1, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Awwweee Jeeez hun! Thank you so so so much for the beautiful, kind and supportive words. D’ you completely have made my day. (P.S please be safe during the Hurricane Matthew)

      • D'Anga Singleton
        October 1, 2016 / 11:56 pm

        Your most welcome Hon!!! Btw I am loving the new blog design, now that is a true replica of you and how you want to attract your readers. Stay safe as well during Hurricane Matthew! Love D.S

        • October 3, 2016 / 5:49 pm

          Hey D’ Hurricane seems to be taking much longer than expected to even pass by but still sending my love. Thank you, I am so so so happy you like the new layout. It took me some sleepless and very frustrating nights trying to get it done.

          • D'Anga Singleton
            October 3, 2016 / 5:58 pm

            Yeah it seems to be taking long that expected, I went to work this morning only to find out that no work so I wasted cab fair and looking at it we could have opened the company and had a productive day. Well sometimes we have to burn the night oil if we want an EXCEPTION result and you did it chica…. Continue this great journey 🙂 Love D

  7. September 29, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Happy belated birthday love– I know long distance marriage all too well– don’t be blue just have fun planning the next trip! — outfit was poppin as usual!

    • October 1, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Hi Petra! Thank you for the birthday love. and for the lovely words you sent my way. I really appreciate it. (already planning the next trip)

  8. September 29, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Happy belated birthday love– I know long distance marriage all too well– don’t be blue just have fun planning the next trip! — outfit was poppin as usual!

  9. Kevin Korir
    October 1, 2016 / 2:34 am

    I love the dress, style, and the new blog design 🙂

    • October 1, 2016 / 11:39 am

      Thank you so much Kevin. So happy you like the new blog design. I spent several sleepless nights trying to put it together so it means so much to me that you love it

  10. Amoy
    October 2, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Now I want to go on a long car drive lol love you guys. Enjoyed this post very much, sometimes we are so caught with everything thats happening around us. Its always a good thing to be able to sit back and enjoy the simple things in life like a long drive and convo. I especially loved this post because you guys are a reflection that love is alive and well despite what the media feeds us. I wish nothing but the absolute best for you guys.
    💛💛

    • October 3, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      I am so happy you enjoyed this post Amoy and yes you are exactly right. We really do get caught up with everything happening around us, so being able to sit back and enjoy something as simple as a car drive really feels like a glimpse into heaven. Thank you again Amoy.

  11. n.k
    October 3, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    This post was so deep and just real,i could tell you were lost in thoughts as you wrote it ,i am touched!i love me a couple that moves heaven & earth to make it work long distance. as usual you look so beautiful ! keep inspiring us sisterrr!
    ps: manny please let us see you once in a while , you guys look just incredible together.
    LOTS & LOTS OF LOVE!

    • October 3, 2016 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much. you have such a beautiful soul and I truly appreciate all the lovely words you’ve sent my way. Thank you again hun and I’m sending lots of love right back at you.