I had the best day!

Thank you so much for all of the happy birthday wishes. Your sweet comments made me feel so good. I got to spend the day with family and friends. We went ice skating (fun, but a bit nerve-wracking) and then went out for an extraordinary meal at Pair, a French bistro -style restaurant.

My husband "dressed up" for me. He wore closed-toe shoes instead of his Birkenstocks. So sweet of him ;)

I wore a dress I sewed back in December, but styled it using a lot of great YLF advice, which really pulled things together. Thank you!

More family get-togethers might keep me away from the forum for a little bit, but I'll try to pop in when I can.

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42 Comments

  • anne replied 6 years ago

    Great to hear Amy and looking good!

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    You look really beautiful Amy!

  • Jenava replied 6 years ago

    Oh, I LOVE that dress! I've heard good things about Pair. Glad you had a happy birthday!

  • Kirti replied 6 years ago

    You look beautiful :) glad you had a good birthday!

  • jayne replied 6 years ago

    you look so happy! congrats on your day!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Amy, belated birthday wishes you gorgeous girl. I adore that dress. You look beautiful.

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    I remember that dress! You've done an excellent job with it Amy and I just love the way you've styled it. I'm glad you returned safe from ice skating. The last time I went I was not so lucky. I fell and broke my arm! No more ice skating for me.

  • Sylvie replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful styling job on that dress. You look vibrant and happy.

  • Sharon replied 6 years ago

    Happy birthday! You look radiant! Lovely job on the dress.

  • Louise replied 6 years ago

    I'm so glad you had a lovely day x

  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    That is an amazing dress and you look beautiful. So glad you had a wonderful birthday.

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    Belated Happy Birthday and you look smashing! Glowing from head to toe.

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    Amy, you look gorgeous. Happy, happy birthday!

  • cobaltblue replied 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Your hair looks great, and your well-styled, gorgeous dress complements your coloration so well. Glad you had a happy birthday.

  • Isis replied 6 years ago

    You look so glamorous, Amy! It sounds like a perfect day! Happy Birthday!

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    Happy Belated Birthday Amy!!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Amy, you look fantastic. So glad you had a fun day. And I had to laugh about your hubby; mine used to be exactly the same with the Birks, until he tripped too many times and finally admitted (after more than 30 years of wearing them) that the darn things never fit him properly, and then went out and bought himself some proper shoes!

  • marianna replied 6 years ago

    Happy birthday! You look gorgeous.

  • Mellllls replied 6 years ago

    great outfit! hope you had a great birthday!!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! You look beautiful!

  • suzanne m replied 6 years ago

    You look positively radiant! Love the styling of your outfit. Sounds like you are really enjoying your birthday - Yay!

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    Amy,
    You look so sassy and pretty in that dress! So nice that you can sew! I can't even sew on a button! We used to have a bistro downtown in Boise named "Pair" but they went away last year and I'm not sure where they have gone. They made an amazing stuffed french toast". I miss them and wonder if they owned by the same company as your "Pair" restaurant.

  • Isabel replied 6 years ago

    Oh I missed the birthday. Happy happy Birthday !!!!!!

    I am so glad that your day was wonderful.

  • nancylee replied 6 years ago

    You look lovely (and happy!). So glad you had a great birthday. Belated good wishes!

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Happy belated birthday, Amy! You look so happy and gorgeous. I'm glad you enjoyed your day.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    A killer day for a killer beautiful lady - both inside and out :)

    (I'm off to the Queen Mary this morning which is 10 steps away from Pair.)

  • Heather replied 6 years ago

    I am so glad you enjoyed the best day---you deserved it!!! :D

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    So glad you had a wonderful day and I hope the celebrations continue! You look absolutely beautiful Amy! I love that dress.

  • Makrame replied 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday! You look absolutely stunning!

  • clearlyclaire replied 6 years ago

    You look so modern and fab the way you've styled your dress with the booties! I hope this string of family celebrations is a wonderful as your birthday was!

  • Jonesy replied 6 years ago

    You look great--sounds like a wonderful birthday!

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Super fab!! And I'm cracking up about the "dressed up" husband! :)

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    Happy birthday! Your outfit is so inspiring. Love the booties! Love the max effect! Lovely.

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Belated happy birthday to you! My BF does the Birks, too, and he's 52. Only for casual times, though. Glad your sweetie dressed up for you! Welcome to your new decade!!

  • Vicki replied 6 years ago

    You look so beautiful, Amy, and I'm glad you had a wonderful day! You radiate HAPPINESS!

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    Happy birthday Amy! You look wonderful in your amazing handmade dress and I love your cute hair and smile!

  • yankeebelle replied 6 years ago

    A very happy belated birthday to you! So glad you had a great day, and it shows! You are glowing. Love your outfit--it makes me even more confident about my own recent purchase of wedge booties. You look fabulous!

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    You look so beautiful, Amy! I love your outfit - glad to hear you had a great day.

  • Linda replied 6 years ago

    Happy Belated Birthday and what a great look! From one of the newest of newbies on the site!

    Linda

  • cheryl replied 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday! You look fantastic!

  • Mochi replied 6 years ago

    And besides being vicariously happy for Amy's awesome day, I am suddenly steeped in nostalgia for my past happy visits to Seattle and outlying areas.

    Last time there, we had a really nice lunch here:

    http://www.campagnerestaurant.com/cafe_menu.html

    And there's this pizza place opened up by a pizza-obsessed transplanted New Yorker, who is married to a woman whose food blog I used to follow. It looks good, too (and blogger Molly is currently writing a memoir about their experience in opening up the restaurant):

    http://www.delanceyseattle.com/

    The blog is orangette.blogspot.com. She is very up on delicious places to eat...and really, the food was so good in Seattle in the short time we were there! My gourmand husband wanted to change jobs and move there! :)

    (......fondly recollecting good times in the Pacific Northwest)

  • HelenInCanada replied 6 years ago

    You are a designer! What a fun and distinctively pretty dress - and it suits you beautifully Amy! Your special day sounds FAB-U-LOUS!!! :) (Although skating here in subzero weather, I can do without.) *Wink*

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