Friday, January 15, 2010

Beer, Birthday Cake & Betsey Johnson


One's birthday is such a self-indulgent occasion. All eyes are on you, free drinks flow, and you can get away with almost anything... all on the grounds that you were born on this day so many years ago. Well, I took that to heart this year by donning a decadent designer dress. Mind you, I stayed true to my thrifty values. Weardrobe Conference sponsor Rue La La gave us a generous credit, and I finally cashed mine in to get this fun, frilly, feminine Betsey Johnson frock. On a freezing cold January night, surrounded by casually dressed company, I felt pretty silly but also special. It was my birthday, and I wore what I damn well pleased! As this picture demonstrates, a fancy dress was not the only thing I indulged in. Sadly, this was the most flattering (read: least incriminating) photo of me from the evening. I have my mouth full and appear to be eating chocolate with my hands... classy! I will spare you shots from the dance floor.

37 comments:

Amy said...

You Go Girl! It's your birthday and you should be able to do whatever you want is right!!

Happy Birthday! That dress looks wonderful on you btw.

Much love,
Amy

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Moomby said...

that is the cutest picture! i love that your hands have chocolate on them. and you're right to wear and eat whatever you like on your birthday.

vintagewithatwist said...

Happy birthday! you look gorgeous in that dress!

Megan said...

happy birthday!!! I love the color on your dress, its adorable.
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myedit said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a good time and you looked wonderful!!!!
hmmmm. chocolate cake...

Robin said...

A new Betsey Johnson dress on your birthday- sounds perfect!

crowdedcloset said...

Love the ruffles. Glad you had a glamourous birthday. And you looked great! Even with the chocolate.

xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

M. said...

you look adorable, I love the color of your dress so much! I love dressing up more then everyone else, it's so much fun!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

sisters and dresses said...

Happy birthday, so pretty dress!!

B*

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Happy Bday!! Love the Betsey Johnson! :)

*stars*in*my*pocket* said...

Happy Birthday!

D. said...

This color is beautiful on you! And that necklace KILLS with it!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! and the dress is so beautiful...

Charmalade said...

That dress is really darling on you, especially seeing as how it's a Betsey Johnson! :) Happy (late?) birthday!

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Otis said...

Can I just say that you remind me of Zooey Deschanel in that picture. It makes me happy.

Linda said...

Holy hotness. WOW! It's your birthday and you can be as hot as you want to... that dress is lovely!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That dress is gorgeous!
Happy late birthday!
- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

♥Lola said...

Gorgeous dress! Happy birthday :)

E said...

If ever there was a perfect party dress designer, it's Betsey Johnson and this piece is just lovely.

Kyla said...

Happy, happy birthday! I love wearing ridiculously inappropriate things on my birthday! That's what makes it so cool.

I hope you had a great party - and now I really want to see the other pictures :)

Ebony said...

Happy Birthday!
I love that dress & the necklace you paired with it.
I would love to see shots of the dancefloor. Lol
:)

Polina said...

lovely dress!

Fashion Therapist said...

Happy Birthday and great choice on the dress...The birthday girl is allowed to wear whatever she wants and this dress is perfect.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

beautiful dress and I think the same way, go all out on your b-day and wear whatever you want wherever you go ;)

happy birthday!

Sarah said...

I love this dress. It is very pretty. The color is excellent!

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Emma said...

The dress is an amazing colour and the bows are adorable! Well worth the purchase, and an amazing brand too. Hope you had a good day :)

soooali said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good night, sounds like you did!

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Clare said...

Aw, you look so cute and happy and frilly! Happy birthday!!

Dirty Hair Halo said...

My oh my, what a great Bday you must have had in that beautiful bow dress.

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Lexie said...

i love this picture! it's so cute. it looks like you had such a great birthday!

Lisa Grace said...

Happy birthday!! Love the dress, and would also love to see more photos... ;)

maggie3000 said...

Katy, your new haircut is beyond flattering! Happy belated. Glad you had fun.

MELISSA Z. said...

Adorable dress!
Happy Birthday!

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if i haver said...

Cute dress! Happy Birthday!

Phyllis said...

happy birthday!! love this photo. great buy =)

Marie said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday... Mine is Wednesday. I love your dress.. A little Betsy never hurt anyone. I also love your focus on the cake.. Very pretty look!

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Ashley said...

So pretty! Love that icy blue color on you. It's perfectly acceptable to be extra frilly on your birthday, even if no one else is!