Photo Diary: My Birthday at the Office

First off, thank you so much for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday! When I woke up and saw the post, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. These past few weeks, I’ve been working hard to make a book deadline so I’ve been working late into the night, but because I love birthdays I celebrated in my own way… When I got to the Paper Crown offices, we wore party hats all day, ate cake and even had a little champagne (a perk of being your own boss). Several friends stopped by the office to wish me a happy birthday and brought flowers too. All in all, it was a pretty wonderful day! Today I thought I’d share a little photo recap of my birthday… Enjoy!

When I got to my office at Paper Crown, I found this on my desk:


I then proceeded to have cake for breakfast (because calories don’t count on your birthday)…


And this is Maura, the mastermind behind the festivities.


I mean really, how adorable is this champagne bottle?


This is what happens when I have to spend my birthday at my office… Cheers!


Champagne makes for excellent office decor, doesn’t it?


And this pretty much sums up my day…


Thank you again for making my birthday extra special… It was a really great day.

Let me know if you like these photo diary posts in the comments below. If you do, I’ll try to do more of them!

XO Lauren

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  • Jess Clarke

    Awesome! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Today is my birthday and so far its great!

  • ilovemakeup5

    Thanks for sharing your birthday with us! I definitely like your photo diary post. By the way, your birthday outfit is so cute!

  • Salima Basic

    lovee them <3

  • Amanda DeWitt

    Love this!!! Looks like you had a wonderful day at work!!

  • lorena duarte

    Loving it!!! You deserve this and much more :**

    Looks like everyone around you is glad to have you there. Keep on doing your thing love xoxo

  • Morgann Martinson

    Hope you had a wonderful day!!! Looks like you did!! I have a question lauren. I am moving to LA in the fall. where are good places to look for apartments that arent too expensive in a good area of the city? Hope to hear from you :)

  • Kristi Vance

    Glad you had such a good day and that’s my FAVORITE cake from Sweet Lady Jane!! YUM!!! :)

  • Maureen Fast

    photo diary posts are awesome! looks like you had a great time! please do more of these!

  • Sara Castellanos

    Love this! Happy happy belated birthday. You’re beautiful and inspiring. Keep up the good work!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    This was a great post! Glad you had a great birthday =)

  • B

    I love the photo diary, happy birthday :)

  • Alexandra Arreola

    This looked like a great birthday. I love the photo diary!

  • Caroline H

    Love it! Happy Birthday again Lauren! Those photos look great!! Similar to instagram!


  • Diamenrose

    Yey what only matters that you had fun love you and yes i love your diary posts.

  • Lily

    I love the photo diaries, keep it up:)

  • Megan R.

    you should do more of “”a day at the office”” posts to show what you did that day. documenting what you did like this was a wonderful idea and the pictures are adorable!

  • Jeff Silvestri

    I LOVE this photo diary! The pictures are so cute. I love how classic and pretty in pink your office birthday was! What more can a girl ask for? Gorgeous.

  • mrsellieroop

    Your birthday cake looks delicious, what flavor was it?

    And Happy Birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day.

  • Wendy Wei

    I love your photo diary because I can see what goes on behind the scenes! Please post more of it in the future and I hope you got my birthday tweet! :o)

  • Julie Haugan

    Great post! Please keep them coming! :)

  • Kiwi

    I really like diary photo posting! Fun to see your life through pictures!:)

  • Melissa Panici

    Thank you so much for sharing your birthday photos with us!! I would LOVE to see more posts like this! You’re the best:)

  • Sarah Khan

    Lauren, a belated happy birthday, and I really enjoyed your post! Your office looks so fun- au contraire to where I work (I’m a doctor)!

    I love the display of Chanel bottles- is that a round mirror they are on? More pics of Papercrown HQ please… :-)

    Sara xx

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  • Isabella g.

    Happy bday one more time, your outfit is definitely cute and the campagne too! Of courseeee we loveeee this kind of post, like someone already said here, thank u for sharing it with us !

  • tinamarie

    super cute. love the birthday hat!

  • Rachel Trampel

    Glad you had a great birthday! Looks so fun! I love the diary photo posting :)

  • Raana Arjomand

    Everything looks lovely!! Where are the cakes and cupcakes from, they are gorg!!!

  • Amanda Nguyen

    Love the photo diary idea! Happy birthday!

  • Kelly Burt

    LOVE the champagne bottle!! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday yesterday!! That cake looks delicious! I absolutely love this photo diary post. I would love to see more. xoxoxo

  • amber stanton

    Happy Birthday Lauren!!!! I hope it was fabulous. From the pictures it looks like it was..

  • Lauren Bryant

    i love your bottle opening stance

  • Brit Lantzakis

    The cake looks so good and the champagne bottle is so cute! Love the photo diary post!

  • Kolyssa Teal VonDeylen

    I like your photo diary posts :) Very cute image editing as well!

  • Tara

    I love the photo diary post :)

  • Sakiena Idoe

    Hope you had a wonderfull day, and it shouldn’t be over, your pics are sooooo cute! you should have a birthweek!ow what the hell a birthmonth! your worth it Much love from The Netherlands!

  • Joseph DeBone

    Awesome Photos! Hope you had a awesome 26th! (by the way, you don’t look it

  • Melissa Riollano

    aww that’s so cute! keep the posts a’coming

  • Susie Hinchliff

    Where is your birthday outfit from? Its adorable! x

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I’m so glad that you had a great birthday at work! I love your outfit, too. It’s so adorable! I love the photo diary idea! Enjoy being 26!

  • Chelsie

    Glad you had a great birthday Lauren! :)

    Love your photo diary! (:

  • Kellie Norton

    I LOVE this photo diary!! So cute :) please do more! Can you do one on a “”typical day at the paper crown office”” I’d love to see what goes on behind the scenes!!

  • Kellie Norton

    BTW… love your outfit!! Where is it from?

  • Dy Shiny

    yesssssssssss!!!!! can you post more photos??? your outfit??? :)

  • Paige

    yes please do more photo diaries!

  • Laura Jewison

    I would absolutely love to see more photo diary posts!! Thanks for sharing Lauren!!

  • Danny Decker

    Love it! Happy Birthday once again thanks for sharing the cute and awesome pics!! <3

  • Liz

    happy belated birthday! champagne makes ANYthing better, but it does look extra nice next to chanel :)

  • Nadia Wan

    happy belated birthday lauren!

    and yes!! loving the photo diary posts, makes visiting your site everyday a teensy bit more personal :)

  • Stacy H.Costello

    i loooovee ittt


    happy birthday Pretty girl, God bless u xo

  • Steph A.

    I love this photo diary of yours! You should def. do more photo diary ๐Ÿ˜‰

    && I also love the hello kitty champagne bottle!


  • Amanda Ebersole

    I absolutely love this photo diary! Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.. looks like you work with some amazing people who really care about you!! :) Hope you had a wonderful birthday Lauren!!

  • Sasi We

    i love seeing pictures out of your day, taken by you, it’s so diffrent from the pictures of paparazzi, these show YOU the real you and thats realy nice :) again happy borthday !

  • Savannah Landis

    I love them!

  • soupforthegirlysoul
  • Robyn Riggs

    I really like the photo diary. Its a nice touch and interesting.

  • Pchygrl17

    i like the diary style post!

  • Suzy Zhang

    yay! i’m glad you had a nice birthday! โ™ฅ

  • Kayleigh Troop

    I really liked the photo diary! Glad you had a wonderful birthday

  • Katie Bettelyoun

    That is an AMAZING birthday! You are lucky to have amazing people like them!

  • MandyLouWho

    I absolutely love the photo diary format! Thanks for sharing your birthday with us Lauren! PS-my birthday is one day right after yours!

  • Emily Miller

    Awww they are the sweetest photos! So adorable, and you look so cute!! <3 <3

  • Kinz

    do more! i love them!

  • Vanessa

    Love the photo diary! I definitely wouldn’t mind workng on my birthday if I came into work to a spread like that. The picture of you popping the champagne bottle is adorable, happy late birthday Lauren!

  • Cassie Pletcher

    Thanks so much for sharing your photos! It looks like so much fun :) I love the pretty little cake and cupcakes, super chic!

  • tania suarez

    I love these! They are so cute! Specially the one with you holding the champagne bottle! its my favourite!

  • Dd Sanabria Lo

    Loveeeee this post!!!!! I’m glad you had such a great bday

  • Dd Sanabria Lo

    love the reading glasses, I will have to use too, can you please tell me which are the one you are using? and some others chic reading glasses…

  • Michelle Le

    LOVE photo diary posts, definitely should do more!! :)

  • Amy Mayorga

    I love this photo diary! Youre pictures are always so beautiful! i loved those pictures from the last time about your family pre- holiday!!! love it..! please, don

  • Sarah Ski

    The photo prepping the champagne bottle for a POP looks fun! definitely a perk being your own boss.

  • CristaJ

    Happy Belated Birthday Lauren! Looks like you had an amazing day. And I like they diary post. I think they are a good idea :)

  • Phoebee R.

    happy belated birthday, Lauren ! hope you had a great day :] the champagne bottle is superrrrr cute ! i love hello kitty !!

  • juliette kuys

    love it! these photo diarys

  • Juul

    omg I want a birthday like this too. Its amazing! x have a awesome friday

  • Shannon Donohue

    I agree with everyone! love LOVE LOVE the photo diaries. it’s amazing the things that a simple picture can capture.

  • Katjusha Bricman

    We love it if you share your photo diary posts Lauren! XOXO

  • Paola Croes

    I Love the photo diary too, would love to see more of that! Have an amazing friday and an even more fantastic weekend!

  • Maria Abbruscato

    Yay Lauren I’m so happy for you! I hope you had a blessed birthday! Ily!!!!

  • Petra Madarcik

    Happy B-day Lauren!!!

  • Shelby Stallsmith

    I loved all the photos!! Happy to hear your birthday was good!!!

  • Alba Cuci

    Awww looked like you had a blast! The cake looked delicious, and you are right, caloried do not count on your bday :)

  • Anne Carol

    It’s better late than never–Happy Birthday Lauren!! Love your photo diaries, would love to see more of it on your next posts. I’m an avid fan of yours from the other side of the world and this is my first time to actually send you a message. :) Would love to work with you in the fashion industry someday. You are one of the few celebrities I emulate so keep on inspiring us with your work and talents. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed year ahead!

  • mekenna smith

    I love the tray your perfume and tiara are sitting on….where would you get something like that? Happy Belated Birthday!! The wine is adorable and the cake looks delicious. Hope you had a wonderful day. Is that the perfume you use? Have a great great weekend!!

  • Becca Waldron

    Love the photo diaries. We love to see what you’re up to! Glad it was a good day :)

  • Susanna Hall

    I love the photo diary!

  • Caroline Paredes

    Love the photo diaries~ I love them, so intriguing, especially in the morning.

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Looks like you’re having so much fun!!! I’m so jelly about you being able to have Champagne! I need to be my own boss, too! lol. You look so cute too! Do you have any party pics yet, Lauren?

  • Chandra Jackson

    I love it! more of these please :)

  • Giulia De Luca

    I like very much the photo diary idea!!

  • Janelle McNeal

    I love the photo diary idea! I think I’m gonna start doing that!

  • Megan Babin

    I love the photo diary idea!! also, i have an instagram and I requested to follow your pics :)


    These are all super cute! Love a post like this every now and then!

  • Stacie

    Looks like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing with us!!! <3

  • April Janok

    LOVE! Our birthdays are so close :) Mine is on Sunday!

  • Shellz

    lovely photos! glad u enjoyed your special day!

  • Saskia Jansen

    I love the photo diary idea!

  • Janella Haf

    love that pic of you when you’re opening the bottle ((: my bday is in 6 Days (: soo i’m gonna do such a photo too !!!

    xo J

  • Marjolein –

    I love the photo diary idea. you should definetely do that more often :)

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    Cake for breakfast is so much fun! Happy Birthday Lauren!

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • yelka x

    Looks like you had a lot of fun! Very lovely pics :) I sure want that you do that more often. Btw is your instagram private? I would really like to follow you… I’m @yelka82


  • Crystal Posner

    Thanks for sharing the cake looks delish!! And I sooo love the Champagne bottle! Absolutely adorable ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Caitlin Eliason

    Loooove the photo diary idea!

  • sofis

    Thanks for sharing! I love when you post pictures and such of your daily life. So plz keep doing that :)

  • Hayley L

    Short but sweet :) I love the idea xx

  • Abby Harding

    The photo diary is a great idea! You are missed on tv, so it’s really nice of you to share pics of personal life!! LOve it!

  • MelLY

    Looks like you had a fantastic day, and I like the champagne bottle it’s really cute.

  • Liz Ashbaugh

    LOVE the photo diary idea! The photos are beautiful, and I think it’s a really fun way for us to get a sneak peek inot the wonderful world of you! It looks like you had a great birdhday, despite being at work… You deserve it! Happy birthday! <3

  • Jay Petch

    It looks like you had a lovely birthday at the office. And yes, I love your photo diary posts! Please keep posting them.

  • Kasia Tumasz

    Gorgeous photos! <3

  • frederique Doomen

    Yes please more diary photo’s!!

  • Monica Cunha

    I am very happy to know that you had a great birthday!

    LOved the photo diary! GREAT IDEA!

  • Elisee prummel

    I like them… please more

  • Elisee prummel

    Lauren you look AMAZING!
    I hope you had the best birthday ever!

  • Sarireh Afshar

    Love it, do it again

  • Katrina Hampel

    LOVE the photo diary! More please! :)

  • Pamela Soriano

    Love this, kissis from dominican republic

  • Spiffy

    LOVE your outfit!

  • Andrea Rodriguez Soler

    Photo diary = Lovely! please do it again

  • Erika Vazquez

    nice photo diary! You should do more :)

  • Cadence Lee

    Hey Lauren,

    I do like these photo diary posts!! I’m glad you had soo much fun and wonderful time on ur birthday!!

  • Anna Miller

    more pictures pleaaase :-)

  • Rose Andrews

    This was great! I’d love for you to do it again! And as usual… loved your outfit!

  • Hollydubs

    Love the photo diary! moremore(:

  • carena klerkx

    i loved the photo diary, i’m glad you had a nice day. you deserve it!

  • Bev

    love how they surprised you with bday cake and SOME!! Happy bday month my friend!

  • seyma ozer

    Love them!!

  • Kara Pretorius

    Yes I love the idea! It’s fun! Happy Belated Birthday! :)

  • Duaa M. El-Mahdi

    Happy belated birthday :) Hope you had a great one! <3

  • brynn hammer

    You look adorable on your bday in your little party hat i love it! Glad you had a good birthday!

  • Whitney

    Like the photo diary alot :) Hope you’ll do more of them. XOXO

  • Andrea Aldrete

    yes they’re adorable keep show them

  • Maria scala

    LOVE the photo diary post!

  • Kimberly

    Yes, I do like the photo diary! I hope you’ll post more of them!! Xx

  • erin morris

    photo diaries are so cute! especially with the retro effect on the photos..awesome, hope to see more :)

  • Ocean C.

    hello kitty

  • Pepsi Reed

    Love the photo diary<3 :) haha and I wish you were my boss!

  • cleo




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