A couple weeks ago I headed down to Newport Beach to celebrate my mom's birthday. I hung out on the patio with my mom and dad drinking wine, and then dined at The Cannery Restaurant overlooking the bay.
Now, this dress is usually one I'd save for a night out with the girls or a hot date, but I couldn't wait to wear it so consider it a birthday gift to my mother. You're supposed to shake what your mama gave you, right?
When I saw this dress from Tart on Hautelook, I wasn't even sure my eyes were registering what I was seeing. Backless AND Bodycon AND the perfect length AND long sleeves. SOLD... ten times over! I'm pretty sure this dress was made for me and though I must admit that the backless bra/lower rise Spanx combination was a bit tricky and slightly uncomfortable, it was worth ever tug and tuck.
Because this dress is so va-va-voom, I chose to keep the jewelry simple. Even though the dinner wasn't very dressy, I threw on some cascading gold earrings from the luxury designer known as Target. Please forgive the following deer in headlights phenomenon...
It was a wonderful night of celebration and there may have been one too many bottles of wine involved but who's counting? It is so wonderful to have my parents living so close and I will certainly miss that when I make the big move to New York next year. But hey, the career calls and I refuse to be left behind. I've got myself some big dreams and by God I'm going to chase them!
Happy Birthday to my beautiful mother!
Dress- Tart; Shoes- Dolce Vita; Earrings- Target