I wore this dress on my 39th birthday. I can’t explain why I picked it that day. It was a purchase from a friend who had bought it for herself and never worn it. Then it sat in my closet for more than a year. It never seemed to be the right thing to wear on any given day. But on #39, I put it on and thought, “What the heck. I either need to start wearing it or get rid of it.”
Then a strange thing happened on my 40th. I reached for the same dress again. When it happened again at #41, I realized a tradition had been launched. The fabric is a linen weave, embellished with little embroidered flowers. The dress has no spandex in it. It either fits or it doesn’t. I admit, there have been a few times during certain years, that I would not have been able to wear the dress. But always on my birthday, it went on comfortably.
So anyway, here I am, 13 years later, a different person in so many ways. But still rocking the Birthday Dress.