Birthday Dress

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. IMG_4078w-priv

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