Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's my birthday and I can twirl if I want to

So, the truth is this is a scheduled post of an outfit I wore a few days ago, but my tiered, tomato-red dress seemed celebration-worthy. I found it in the vintage section of my local thrift store and was intrigued about its history - maybe B's archaeology background is rubbing off on me. I googled the brand, which led me to learn that Bretton's was a high-end department store in Canada between 1985 and 1996. It fit my criteria for being  comfortable, well-made and unique. I can't wait to wear it right into fall.

On the agenda for today is a work training course that's rumoured to end early. I'm hoping to follow that up with a nice workout and then my family, B and I are going out for Vietnamese for dinner. This weekend some of my closest friends are in town so I can't wait to see them :) I'm a very low-key birthday kind of gal so I couldn't ask for a better couple of days. 


How's that for a shadow?!
I can't take any photos into the sun without my eyes watering like crazy. I'm dying here.

Skirt - Vintage (Bretton's)
Blouse - Thrifted (Chico's) (also seen here)
Necklace - Thrifted (Jones New York)
Belt - Thrifted 
Shoes - Guess
Ring - Diva


  1. haha I love the title!
    and enjoy your birthday girl! you deserve it.

  2. Happy B-Day beautiful!!! You look stunning in this red dress and I really love the blouse over top!You're committed working out on your bday :)

  3. Yay!! Happy happy birthday dear! You look just perfect for a birthday celebration! Have fun! :)

  4. Fabulous Twirly Birthday outfit :)

  5. Happy belated birthday, Kat. You look stunning in that dress.


  6. hope all of your twirly birthday dreams come true!
    the dress looks adorable on you!

  7. Hi, Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes. First timer for Thrifty thursday. Nice to meet you. Happy Birthday wishes! What a find! love this skirt. I would be twirling too. Dawn xo

  8. That is a perfect birthday dress! Hope you have a great one!


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