February 08, 2015

30 and Fabulous

Dress: H&M
Coat: Target (old, investment worthy option here, budget friendly option here)
Boots: (similar here)
Hat: Nordstrom (similar here)
Necklace: Banana Republic
Ring: thrifted (very pretty option here)
Bag: JPK Paris (old, similar cross body here)

Happy Birthday to me! I am so excited to be turning the big 3-0! Life at 30 really is fabulous.  I have an amazing family, a very sexy husband, the best friends a girl could ask for and designer shoes. Score!!!  The hubs planned a super secret birthday dinner for me -which I found out about (my bad),  so I decided to go out and spend a little of my hard earned cash on a new dress. I fell in love with this H&M one instantly. Its very light weight and the pattern is so cute. I see this piece traveling with me during spring and fall, being tucked into pants or throwing a belted blazer over top to make it look like a skirt.  

I purchased the one I'm wearing a size larger than I would normally wear so that the sleeves and hem would hit a little longer. Only downside, I was swimming in it. It was so big and boxy in the middle. So I spent a few dollars at Joann's Fabric and picked up a zipper & matching thread.  The back of the dress was designed as a two button closure. I removed the buttons and added a zipper so my undergarments wouldn't be showing (scandalous to say the least).  I also took the sides of the dress in at the waist for a more flattering figure. I'm so happy with how it turned out.

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