I initially bought this dress for my birthday dinner well over a month ago. You need something pretty to re-celebrate turning 21, you know? Ten years of being 21, you guys, it’s been a good decade. But the night of my birthday dinner, I texted my friends and said let’s call it on the fancy dinner; let’s just go get burgers and beers. I ended up wearing a big sweater and tall boots because sometimes casual wins over fancy dresses and heels. (Plus it was cold and rainy and no one has time for that in heels.) And as it ended up the big sweaters and burgers for my 30th-ish birthday dinner was perfect.
I am kidding though; I don’t want to be 21 again. I am very happy to be where I am at, right here and right now. 31 is a good feeling. Although I do love being carded as if I was 20 and that I’ve just handed them a fake ID. Please bartenders always take a solid 15-second, long, hard stare at my face and then to my ID and back up to my face, questioning my age the entire time. It makes me feel alive. Even if you are just trying to figure out how to say my full name, pretend it’s my age you are confused about.
Oh yes, back to this dress. It just feels fancy. That’s the best way I can put it. Which is funny because it’s not like it has super luxurious fabric (it’s structured scuba) but the way it moves and the big full skirt, just makes me feel fancy. When I come out of my all-i-want-to-wear-is-jeans phase that always happens in the fall, I always reach for a big full dress. Holiday season, here I come.
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