Happy Birthday to Me…Now Who Wants a Bag!?

Somehow, another year has flown by, and today I’m another year older. I won’t wax poetic about aging like I’ve done in the past (here and here), I’m just full of gratitude for this life I’ve been given, and the blessings each new year has brought. This past year was chock full of blessings, hardships, broken relationships, mended relationships, sickness, healing, and a whole lot of love. I’m grateful to God for the good stuff, and even more so for getting me through the tough stuff. My cup runneth over!

So how am I celebrating?! Besides a lot of Mexican food and cake,
and a few goodies from the Nordstrom sale…I’m celebrating by gifting
one of you lucky ducks a new St. Anne tote from Barrington’s new Fall Collection! And I figured I’d make it a double-whammy and show you the fleece cardi (aka, baby kitten wrap) I raved about Friday!

 Hi Sugarplum | Fleece Wrap Cardi

Besides being lined with kitten fur (not really, but feels like it), you can wear it closed by buttoning the top, or leave it open to drape. I’m wearing it with a tank top here, but it’d be cute with collared shirts, as well. And fyi, I washed and dried mine on low, and it laundered beautifully.

Hi Sugarplum | Fleece Wrap Cardi

Note the cardi isn’t long enough to cover your bum, so if you wear it with leggings, layer a longer top underneath. #covertheladybits

Hi Sugarplum | Fleece Wrap Cardi

I wore this to bop around with my mom last weekend, and she practically ripped the cardi off me to try it for herself! I guess I know what I’m getting her for Christmas! And for size reference, I’m wearing an XS regular. You can check out all the colors here. I can’t imagine a cozier gift for your mom/sister/sister-in-law, etc…but trust me, you’d better get two, because you won’t want to give it away!

Hi Sugarplum | Fleece Wrap Cardi

I paired the outfit with Barrington’s new reptile print tote…doesn’t it look like real skin (it’s not!)?! I still carry my striped one, but this is a fun option for Fall. I love how you are able to customize your colors and pattern, and add a monogram…the leather trim is such a classy touch, too. We’re looking at the bag here, not my overgrown bangs.

Hi Sugarplum | Fleece Wrap Cardi

You may have noticed this bag making it’s way in to my recent Sugarplum Style posts. (See my every day outfits on InstaGram).

To celebrate Barrington’s new Fall Collection, and the day of my birth…I’m giving away a St. Anne’s tote in your color and pattern of choice! Good luck, love bugs!

Update: Congratulations to Shelly B! The winner has been contacted via email…thank you to everyone for your kind birthday wishes and entering!

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386 Comments

  1. TLP wrote:

    Oh! How I would love to win that bag! It's adorable for
    Work and play!

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  2. I have the wrap in my Nordstrom shopping bag based on your previous recommendation. Time to pull the trigger!

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  3. Loretta wrote:

    That wrap is adorable on you! And the tote really is a great bag for the fall!! Love!

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  4. I love those bags. What a great gift idea, too! And the soft kitten wrap looks cute and might keep us a little warmer on this very chilly Dallas day πŸ™‚

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  5. Zum Geburtstag! (Happy Birthday in German) I am really mad for your plaid. The tote truly goes well with everything. Have a wonderful day and thanks for the chance.

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  6. jcarpel wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Love the new bag!

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  7. Mo wrote:

    The wrap looks really cute! Perfect for days that you just don't need a coat/jacket!

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FRIEND!!!!!! I love that this little blogging world had made us such great friends, AND I LOVE THE FLEECE WRAP CARDI ON YOU! Soooo flipping cute, and what a great deal! And you know I love your Barrington tote, everybody needs one!!!!
    #happybirthdaywpgbtn

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  9. Katie Rae wrote:

    Happy birthday! I am loving the black classic khaki French stripe. πŸ™‚

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  10. Haley wrote:

    Happy Birthday!

    I hope you enjoy the kittens out of the day, the food and the family!

    The Celtic pattern is great on that tote, but so many color options.

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  11. rachel wrote:

    i would love a new tote! thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!!

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  12. Happy birthday to you! I absolutely LOVE my "baby kitten wrap," I have it in charcoal and wear it everywhere πŸ™‚

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  13. Anonymous wrote:

    I have been lusting over these bags! Happy B Day!

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  14. Happy Birthday Cassie! I hope you have a great day and enjoy all your goodies and Mexican food! I LOVE that cardigan and of course you look super cute wearing it. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

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  15. mwimp wrote:

    Happy birthday sweet lady!! hope ur still celebrating. I luv this reptile print – I cyber stalk them all the time hoping for a sale (they're a great price I just don't like to pay full retail for anything, lol!) I've eyeballing that wrap but wasn't sure how it wud fit bigger ladies – and I don't wanna go to my Nordstrom at the mall.

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  16. Love this bag! So sweet of you to do a give away for your Birthday! Happy Birthday I hope you get everything you are wishing for!

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  17. RED wrote:

    Happy Birthday to you! Love this bag! And its close to my birthday too! (Nov. 16) This would make an awesome birthday gift! I love the cadet-currant herringbone! It would be the perfect tote to match my new winter coat!

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  18. Lindsey wrote:

    Happy Birthday!!!! I would love this bag

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  19. Happy bday!! Yesterday was my birthday (#42). I love the barrington totes and that cardi looks right up my alley.

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  20. zhazha wrote:

    Thanks for giving us the post wash assessment of the wrap! My greatest disappointment is when washing ruins the softness of fleece.

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  21. I have the wrap in a solid color and love it. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday!

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  22. kate wrote:

    Love the wrap! So perfect for layering before it gets too cold here!

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  23. Happy Birthday my dear and many more blessings coming your way in the new year, I'm sure! I must get that kitten wrap! Great giveaway!!

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  24. Happy Birthday, Cassie! LOVE your blog! My favorite cardi printed is the one you have and I have many favorites in the St. Anne print but I like the new deer axis collection.

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  25. happy birthday!!! i love love that snakeskin bag and the black and tan stripe pattern. that cardigan looks sooo cozy and bump friendly! whoohoo! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  26. Katy wrote:

    Love that cardi! I already got one for a christmas gift too:)

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  27. kelly wrote:

    Happy Birthday!

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  28. This bag looks so great with all your fall outfits! Happy birthday!

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  29. TNC wrote:

    Happy birthday, Cassie!
    I already bought a black and brown t. Anne's tote because I liked the one on your website so much. I would love to have the Axis or a Reptile one.

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  30. damickey wrote:

    Happy Birthday!

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  31. Toni :O) wrote:

    Happy Birthday and what a great cardigan and that bag….it's beautiful and would love putting it to good use.

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  32. Caromama wrote:

    I gotta get that cardigan!

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  33. Happy birthday and super cute bag!

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  34. Happy Wife wrote:

    Happy Birthday Cassie!

    I would love to have the St. Ann's bag in black and classic khaki french stripe. *drool*

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  35. Unknown wrote:

    The snakeskin is growing on me, you wear it well! HBD. Kelly

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  36. okp wrote:

    Love those bags!!!

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  37. Katie R wrote:

    Happy Birthday! In your honor I finally caved and bought the cardigan, I can't wait to receive it! Thanks for sharing all of your tips, enjoy your day!

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  38. Melissa wrote:

    Love this outfit πŸ™‚

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  39. Selena wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I'm on the fence with the cardi- I love it on you, but Sheaffer said it didn't flatter her… so I'm torn! But I may have to try it for myself πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

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  40. A very Happy Birthday to you! πŸ™‚ I've been debating about the wrap for a few weeks but it looks so darn cute on you that I think you've made up my mind! πŸ™‚

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  41. Happy happy birthday!! Have the greatest day!

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  42. Anonymous wrote:

    Happy Birthday Cassie! Have a great day!

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  43. I'm a new reader – Happy Birthday to you!
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  44. Happy Birthday! I love the wrap…and the bag! You are just the cutest and I love your style!

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  45. Happy birthday!

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  46. Happy Birthday! I wish you a lot of luck and happiness! Have an unforgettable day!

    Tenancy cleaning Surrey

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  47. Happy Birthday! I have the same cardigan in a smaller stripe. I love it! I've only worn it with yoga pants so far, but it looks cute with jeans.

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  48. -Megan- wrote:

    Happy Birthday Cassie!! You are a doll! Love the new bag :0) Have a great day!!!

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  49. Pam A. wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance!

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  50. Happy birthday!!! I just ordered that fleece wrap and I can't wait to get it!!

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  51. Beth D wrote:

    That bag looks perfect with the fleece wrap!

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  52. Andrea wrote:

    I would have a hard time choosing what colors and pattern to choose, they give you too many choices. πŸ™‚

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  53. Heidi wrote:

    I love the cardi! I have had mine for a couple of years and it is one of my favorite things to pull out every fall!

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  54. Sarah P. wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I am in LOVE LOVE with the Axis Collection!!

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  55. amyblamb wrote:

    I love all the Barrington bags, and would love either a snake print or the blackwatch plaid! I've also ordered the cardi, and can't wait to start wearing it.

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  56. Happy birthday Cassie!

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  57. Ashley wrote:

    Love the tote and the cardi! Great fall/winter pieces! And Happy birthday of course!

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  58. Happy happy birthday friend! Wishing you the best year ever full of lots of joy, laughter and Mexican food!

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  59. Anonymous wrote:

    oh my gosh – such a cute cardi and LOVE the bag – esp the size… kids require so many awesome new bags πŸ˜‰

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  60. Thania wrote:

    Yes, the bags are beautiful. Love your style. Have a Great Birthday!

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  61. I am getting the cardi for my sister for Xmas but I love that bag!! Happy Birthday =)

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  62. Anonymous wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Love the cardi. Would you mind sharing what lipstick you have on in that photo? It's a beautiful shade. Thanks

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  63. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASSIE!
    I can't wait to get my wrap. I requested it as my birthday gift from my GNO birthday club.
    So sad that I have to wait for it until December πŸ™

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  64. Feliz Cumpleanos, cute Cassie! Enjoy your Mexican dinner & drinks (just guessing those would be included)! πŸ™‚

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  65. Happy Birthday Cassie! I have the fleece cardi wrap in pink and absolutely love it!

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  66. I love all the plaids!!!! and that cardi looks so soft and too cute! Happy Birthday!

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  67. KatieD10 wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I'm in love with the black and tan color combination. I think this would make a great non-traditional diaper bag for my little guy due in March!

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  68. You are too cute! Happy Birthday!

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  69. AmyJ wrote:

    Happy Birthday. I love the wrap, mine should arrive in the mail tomorrow!

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  70. Marite wrote:

    Happy Birthday Cassie! I absolutely love your style!!!

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  71. mcmurphy wrote:

    Happy birthday!! I would love that purse in the snakeskin!

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  72. happy birthday! i love that bag, and all your fashion posts.
    fingers crossed!
    b

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  73. Absolutely love both the cardi and the bag! I've been eyeing both for weeks now. Hope your bday is great! Your blog is supafly. πŸ™‚

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  74. Sharyn wrote:

    Super cute wrap!

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  75. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Cassie,
    I've always been a pushover for Black Watch, and it sure looks great on the St. Anne tote!
    How do you find the arms on your cardi? I ordered one last fall in the most beautiful orange colour (inspired from one of your collages) and I found the upper arms quite snug, sadly it had to go back (well, actually I gave it to a friend because the return fees from Canada was the price of the cardi!) Anyway, you look fabulous and you look very happy – your gratefulness shows. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Martha

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  76. Jill wrote:

    Happy Birthday to you! I adore that wrap and love the black/tan striped bag!

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  77. happy birthday! i love the bag!

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  78. Happy Birthday!! That fleece wrap is so fun…great giveaway too!!

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  79. Karol wrote:

    Love the cardi, wish I had picked it up during the sale!

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  80. Kelly wrote:

    Happy Birthday!! I just bought a kitten wrap and can't wait for it to come in!

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  81. Kim Gregg wrote:

    i would love to win. My birthday is tomorrow!

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  82. Allison wrote:

    I am in love with the snakeskin!

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  83. Happy birthday!

    Cardigan is cute, but wonder if it would make me look weird/bell-shaped?

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  84. Aimee wrote:

    Love that cardigan on you! And that bag is awesome – would love to own one!! Thanks for making a giveaway possible. Have a great birthday πŸ™‚

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  85. I've been coveting your striped barrington bag for so e t e now! Happy birthday!

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  86. OliviaKyle wrote:

    Happy Birthday to you! Love the bag in the neutral patterns.

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  87. Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! I would love that snakeskin bag and I just ordered the cardi! πŸ™‚

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  88. Happy birthday!!! I've had a Barrington bag on the top of my wish list for months now. Love the navy/khaki links pattern.

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  89. Erynn wrote:

    I knew I liked you for a reason! We share a birthday! Happy day.

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  90. Britt wrote:

    Love the St. Anne Tote in the new Black Watch Plaid!!

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  91. Laura D. wrote:

    I love the bag….I've been searching for a perfect fall bag, and this looks like the one.

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  92. Happy Birthday!

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  93. Happy Birthday Cassie! That cardigan is super cute and I have been in love with those Barrington totes since the first time I saw them, winning one would be awesome!

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  94. I love these bags! I would SO love to win!

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  95. Bridget wrote:

    Glen Plaid collection is adorable!!! Also…love that wrap!

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  96. Dwana wrote:

    This is my first time commenting but I love your blog and your style posts help me more than you know! I always come here for reference. I love your travel posts too. I just bought the wrap cardi this weekend at Nordstrom. It's soo comfy. Happy Birthday!

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  97. I love the cardi and your bangs!

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  98. I love that cardigan. I think I need it!

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  99. Happy happy birthday!! I must get my hands on that baby kitten wrap. Adorable!!

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  100. Noel M wrote:

    Adore the St. Charles Yacht Tote in Reptile! And of course the Kitty Cardigan! Is it as good as the Blardigan?!

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  101. So cute, would love to win.

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  102. Patti wrote:

    Happy Birthday, mine is Friday and the bag would be a great surprise! Patiently(not) waiting on my cardi to arrive!

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  103. Trina wrote:

    Wishing I had pulled the trigger on that cardi during the sale! I seriously need one in my life!

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  104. Jessica C. wrote:

    HaPpy Birthday! I loooove the polka dot pattern on the tote!

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  105. Julianne wrote:

    I have been wanting a Barington forever so would love to win this! I would definitely go for classic black and white stripes (with a monogram)

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  106. ok… I have 3 wraps… and I need the Barrington Bag like yesterday! πŸ˜‰ Fingers crossed- and Happy Birthday! xoxo

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  107. Happy Birthday! I LOVE how you styled the cardi. I so wish I purchased one. You look adorable (as always)!!

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  108. Mrs W wrote:

    Happy Birthday!! I really love this outfit, I usually love most of your outfits but this one really speaks to me, you look like such a young, fun mom! I wish I could dress like that! I hope you have the best of days eating Mexican food and celebrating with your family!!

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  109. Dora wrote:

    That cardigan looks so comfy. I need to get one. Happy Birthday!

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  110. Holly wrote:

    I gave those wraps as gifts last Christmas and finally got one for myself! Love the Barrington bags. I could def put that to good use.

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  111. Happy, happy birthday!! You have the same birthday as my mom so you are in great company! Hope you have a great day πŸ™‚

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  112. Kandace wrote:

    I got one last year in dark gray after you blogged about it. Love! So cozy.

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  113. Jenna CK wrote:

    Happy Birthday lady! Loving this tote, I can totally tell it would become a daily staple of mine!

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  114. Happy Birthday!! You are the cutest thing, love your style!!

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  115. I just got the kitten wrap in the mail yesterday! Can't wait to wear it!

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  116. AngieT wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I actually bought that wrap already! Love it!!!

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  117. LOVE the tote, how great is that! Happy Birthday Cassie!

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  118. Tanya wrote:

    The cardigan looks perfect for Texas weather. Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!

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  119. Whitney wrote:

    The cardi is in the mail and I can't wait! And I have been coveting these bags since I saw your striped one…

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  120. Sarah wrote:

    So lovely! Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

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  121. I love your whole outfitand I love that cardigan I want one!

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  122. Katy wrote:

    I have 2 of the softest ever cardigans and they are so nice! I love the striped or polka dot patterns on the totes. So hard to decide!

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  123. Meg wrote:

    Love that cardi- have it in 3 colors and its amazing I wear anything other than that!

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  124. Megan Ball wrote:

    Happy birthday!! I'm dying for a baby kitten wrap! You have totally sold me on it. And that reptile tote is gorgeous. πŸ™‚

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  125. Shannon wrote:

    Happy Birthday, pretty lady! Your hair game is on point. πŸ˜‰

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  126. Love Love love the St. Anne's Tote! Happy birthday!!

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  127. JenC wrote:

    I have had my eye on that Cardi for a long time! Might need to finally get one!

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  128. Happy Birthday! I'm loving the Barrington Glen Plaid πŸ™‚

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