December 17 was my 23rd birthday, and it was fantastic! My husband planned a dinner at a nice restaurant, and my family is in town from Egypt for meetings and a visit! It was a lot of fun to spend time with all of them, all in the same place.
We went to a fancy restaurant in Springfield called Touch. The food is delicious, and it's nice to be in the midwest because even fancy restaurant owners realize we won't put up with those silly tiny portions often found in high-end eateries. The food was, therefore, delicious and plentiful!
The ambience was lovely, too, but the dim lighting made it a bit tricky to get good pictures. The ones in this post are a compilation of ones taken at the restaurant and in front of our Christmas tree at home. I really just wanted an opportunity to wear this 1950s possibly couture dress I recently acquired in a trade. I've had to repair it several times, but I just can't get over the gorgeous lines! The neckline, the way the skirt is draped, it's just gorgeous! I've determined I will recreate it one day so I don't have to worry about tearing it or anything. Someday.
1950s shoes: estate sale
earrings and necklace: gifted
stockings: swap/sell Facebook page
makeup: Estee Lauder and Almay
|My sister and I|
|This random guy did a great job at photo bombing|