Thursday, April 5

the birthday dress

It is my birthday today, and I just love birthdays. No, not because of the cake and the gifts and the general merrymaking (though I do quite enjoy that too), but because it's like a celebration of evading the clutches of death for one more year.

I mean, I see a lot of those "humorous" (in ironic quotes because these purportedly funny cards are typically not very funny) birthday cards that treat birthdays as if it's an occasion celebrated solely because you're one step closer to the grave. But I disagree. I'd like to see more cards treating birthdays as a celebration of the sheer luck that you've made it to another year. I know that sounds incredibly morbid, but isn't that more of a reason to celebrate? You've survived.

You didn't perish from embarrassment when you discovered your skirt was tucked into your underpants for the past hour. That ill-advised experiment of the fork in the toaster did not end up as disastrously as it could have. You've managed to escape all of Wile. E. Coyote's attempts to flatten you with an anvil (that guy's a jerk, by the way). CONGRATULATIONS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Doesn't that seem fitting? Maybe it's just me.

I should have Bear Grylls on my birthday cake, despite the whole controversy of "did he or did he not sleep in a hotel when he was supposed to be sleeping in the Siberian wasteland?" And that whole getting fired from Discovery thing, but whatever. That dude is crazy.

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dress, h&m
jacket, american eagle (dyed)
belt, j.crew
ring, novica
necklace, larkinandlarkin via etsy

23 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! That dress is gorgeous!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you! That dress looks amazing on you...you look gorgeous! And I know you've talked about your weight loss on your blog before so I just wanted to tell you how fabulous you look! You've worked hard for it I'm sure! Have a great day!

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  3. I'm a silent reader but had to post today because apparently we have the same birthday! :) Happy Birthday!

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  4. happy birthday!!! so many of my blogger friends have april birthdays {mine is sunday}. love it! :)

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  5. 1. Happy Birthday! Congrats on making it another full year!
    2. That dress is stunning. Is it recent?
    3. Bear Gryllis is crazy. and hot. Well, maybe not so hot when he is eating raw fish belly with his teeth...but 98% of the time he is crazy and rugged and hot. He deserves to be on your cake.

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  6. Happy Birthday Amy!!! You look absolutely beautiful! I hope your day is a very special one! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Amy! You look gorgeous...that dress is perfect on you!

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  8. Happy Birthday! You look stunning in that maxi dress! I hope you had a great day. Here's to lasting another 365 days!

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  9. I hope you are having a fabulous birthday!! You look great in that maxi dress, but no one can rock a maxi dress better than you. :)

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  10. haha- great philosophy! How about hidden camera footage of the many mornings you just miss getting ht by cars as you blearily cross the road, blithely unaware how close to this being your last Manic Monday it was...sigh...I should really pay more attention! Congratulations on making it so far, and looking fabulous while you do it!

    I love the soft colour and drape of this dress- it looks gorgeous with your sleek cut. sweet. How are you celebrating? I gotta look up this bear character...

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  11. Happy Birthday! You look gorgeously splendid in that dress!!! Hope you have a fab weekend.

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  12. Happy belated birthday! We totally have the same birthday theory going on - I see every birthday as a chance to learn from past missteps and celebrate a new year. And I love your birthday outfit - I may have to stop by H&M to check out that dress!

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  13. Ahem. Come baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. :(

    (And oh, how I love this whole outfit!)

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  14. happy belated birthday....and I agree birthday is a celebration of life and love. Never understood the doom and gloom that is involved for some, specially us women dreading the aging process.

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  15. Happy Birthday to You! Loved that dress! You look awesome.

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  16. Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous dress!

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday!!! The dress looks beautiful on you.
    Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  18. Love this...all of it...the dress...the nails..the hair...perfecto!
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  20. So pretty and amazing combination. Lovely dress.

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  21. You really look daring and sexy in that outfit! My, I really admire girls who can wear these types of clothes. I mean, they have the body, the face and the attitude! Kudos to you! I hope you could feature more of your stunning outfits next time. I love the necklace too!


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