Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How I wore it: birthday / party

Guys, how long has it been since I posted?! Saturday?! I mean, in my defense, while dealing with German academic bureaucracy and working on my dissertation, I haven't exactly looked stunning (or, rather, dressed), but this is just ridiculous.

Anyway, today is/was my husband's 32nd birthday (a year ago today was his 31st! Weird, huh?). I decided to put on contacts and throw on a cute dress, even though we didn't end up doing anything festive. He wanted a backpack for his birthday, people. When he came home from work, we ate sandwiches and watched 'Arrested Development' (best. Birthday. Ever.). But at least I dressed fun for it!

Smirking! And notice how I totally pulled out the stops in terms of shoes...

Those of you who've been reading for some time (and have sharp eyes), will recognize this dress from the last time I wore it, almost a year ago, and will remember that I mentioned that this is the dress in which I got married almost three years ago - and also my header image. 

I also took a better picture:

This look of total love and affection is only seen by my cat

One of the reasons that we didn't celebrate my husband's birthday today/tonight is because we had a birthday party last night! We had a few couples over and they all brought food, so it was beautifully low-key evening. I dressed in a similarly low-key fashion:

Again, didn't even put on real shoes

Just a fun, black t-shirt and a pair of neutral pants! Those pants are actually my mother's (along with a black pair I haven't yet débuted), which she gave to me when I was in New York a couple of weekends ago. Well, she offered them to me, they fit, and now she's having regrets because I took them so far, far away. I'm thinking I should wear these when I can before I have to give them back and listen to more lectures about "Hey, I bought these! They're mine!" Y'know? In the meantime, I LOVE them!

So there you have it, folks. I've been gone for days, but I have a lamely good reason (dissertation! PJs!). Big celebration in my home these days. Bunnies still in the yard. 

Good times.

Tuesday's party outfit:
Black embellished tee: Gap, remixed
Khakis: stolen from my mom, Ralph Lauren
Flip-flops: Urban Outfitters, remixed

Today's birthday outfit:
Flowered dress: Ann Taylor Loft, remixed
Flip-flops: Urban Outfitters, remixed 


  1. I like the dress, very cute!

  2. Nice dress - extra props for matching your header! Good luck with battling the German bureaucracy and happy belated husband birthday :)

  3. Thanks, ladies! This dress is totally a favorite (sentimental value, too), but I don't wear it that often: I need to change that.

  4. I love that dress! One of my friends wore it for her wedding shower a few years ago, and I always thought it was so pretty. And what a nice choice for your wedding! Sandwiches and Arrested Development does sound like a pretty kick-ass birthday. It makes me want to throw myself a surprise party.

  5. Thanks, Anne! My husband and I got married in City Hall, so this dress fit the bill for me. With fancier shoes. And the birthday night was pretty awesome. :)

    Thanks, Sal!

  6. Totally cute. I absolutely love florals, but am also very picky about them as they can venture into grandma's tablecloth territory quickly. This dress is awesome, though.

  7. Thanks, Cassy! I'm actually NOT a huge florals fan, but this dress spoke to me. :)

  8. The print on that dress is utterly lovely!