Shine Bright Like A Diamond

You only get one 21st birthday.

This monumental day was filled with lots of bright moments for me.

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 8.56.41 PMCourtesy of My Loving Mama 

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 2.52.19 AMOOTD? J.Crew Everything. (My 20th Birthday Present from Someone Special)

In the early morning, I visited Bellezza Si Esthetics for a relaxing spa appointment with Caterina.

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 9.02.19 PMCharming Bellezza Si Esthetics Garden

After picking up a free birthday iced latte, courtesy of My Starbucks Rewards, I stopped to purchase my first bottles of champagne as a legal twenty-one year old adult.

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 9.03.54 PMIced Vanilla Latte with a Shot of Sunshine

I was able to drive away with bubbly beverages despite having an incredibly anti-climactic purchase, where no one asked to see my identification! I asked the manager to check it anyway.

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 9.06.51 PMChampagne – 21st Birthday Necessity 

A quick manicure and pedicure followed. Afterwards, I came home to a surprise from my grandparents who never fail to make their grandchildren feel cared about on their birthdays.

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 2.31.45 AMAutumn Flowers

The afternoon passed, and my family gathered in the car to head towards my younger sister’s soccer game. En route, we stopped to pick up a special birthday package from Brian Gavin Diamonds

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 3.42.22 AMOrange Packages are Happy Packages

I am excited to announce that I have entered into a partnership with Brian Gavin Diamonds for the forthcoming year.  As  you can see, their fantastic diamonds are sparkly, glamorous, and, without a doubt,  Styles I Like material.

Due to the generosity of this diamond company, I received a Hearts and Arrows Round Diamond in a Barbara Pendant as a 21st birthday present.

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 8.55.04 PMHearts and Arrows Round Diamond

I carefully put the diamond pendant on, and I headed to the Villa Walsh field. As I cheered for my sister, Meghan, on defense, I gave the coach’s daughter some jewels to play with. (You have to start them young…)

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 3.08.13 AMBaby Bling 

Kerry, Meghan, and I went out for a pre-dinner drink at Egan & Sons to celebrate Meghan’s win!

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 4.26.29 AMMenus in Montclair

Once my parents were ready to join us, we headed to Cuban Pete’s, a Montclair landmark, for my birthday dinner. I wore my Brian Gavin Diamond Pendant with a Bad Monkey Boutique Minnie Top.

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 4.26.53 AMSimple Glamour

We enjoyed a dinner filled with my favorite things – sweet wine, delicious food, and lots of laughs.

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 4.45.51 AMSangria For The Table

The day ended with a special phone call to someone who made me feel loved.

Every year, my birthday always makes me reflect on what I hope for in the coming year.

I believe this simple yet beautiful Brian Gavin Diamond Pendant can be a daily reminder to strive for excellence in all that I do. When I look over the bright moments of my 21st birthday, I notice that the moments that made me the most happy were the ones where I felt care and support from those who love me. I am striving this year to find a balance between working on my own personal goals, in addition to working even harder to show that same care and support for the important people in my life.

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My Brian Gavin Diamond Pendant is a luxury product that I have been fortunate to receive. I thank the Brian Gavin team for their enthusiasm in working with Styles I Like. Their support has encouraged me to really take up the famous phrase “shine bright like a diamond” as my personal mantra for the coming year.

Shining like a diamond is easily remembered when you are lucky enough to be wearing one.

Stylishly Yours,

Erin ★

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In order to develop the best possible content for Styles I Like throughout our partnership, I was gifted this diamond pendant, on behalf of Brian Gavin Diamonds.

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