23rd Birthday Dinner

Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue

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.


My 22nd year was all about giant life transitions, and my guess is that year 23 will be similar.  I'm excited about it.  Jacob and I have a lot of plans and aspirations, and we're looking forward to accomplishing them!  Bring it on, year 23!


Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue

Outfit details
dress: swapped
1950s shoes: estate sale
earrings and necklace: gifted
stockings: swap/sell Facebook page
corselette: WKD
makeup: Estee Lauder and Almay

Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue

Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue

Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue

Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue
Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue
My sister and I

Flashback Summer: 23rd Birthday Dinner - vintage 1950s couture dress, navy blue
This random guy did a great job at photo bombing

22 comments

  1. What a gorgeous dress! Just like a Ceil Chapman! Happy Birthday! Hey at least the guy in the last photo had a big smile on his face too:) So funny! You look beautiful and what a nice celebration.

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  2. You look beautiful - like a Hollywood starlet at a premiere!
    Happy belated birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday! You look beautiful, that dress is perfect on you! :)
    -Emily

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  4. Happy Birthday!

    And this dress is gorgeous! Such a show stopper!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  5. Happy belated Birthday, and what a beautiful dress!

    xox Sammi

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  6. You look stunning, Emileigh, in that beautiful dress - every detail is perfect from head to toe! :)

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday! That dress looks so lovely on you!

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  8. Happy birthday! That's such a beautiful dress. It seems like it'd be a fun challenge to remake! :)

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  9. You look beautiful! So young!

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  10. Aww you look like a living doll! Happy Birthday sweetie!! xox

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  11. What a lovely dress to wear for your birthday - you look cute as a button!!! May the 23rd year brings more happiness and joy to you :)

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  12. Happy Birthday Emileigh! That dress is delightful!

    Blessings, and have a very merry Christmas!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  13. Happy Birthday, Emileigh! I hope this year ahead brings you so much joy and blessing!

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy belated birthday! I do hope your year ahead is awesome. :D And that dress is superb ~ I can see why you wanted to wear it. It certainly is a special piece and makes a really fabulous look for you! Stunning! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  15. You look adorable! And that dress is amazing!! :-)

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  16. WOW that dress is incredible! It certainly looks perfect on you, and has such a tremendous design. I hope you do recreate it one day and have one in every color :) And make one for me :)
    Happy belated birthday!!

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  17. Sweet Emileigh, that dress is show stoppingly stunning! What an incredible vintage acquisition. It looks like it was tailor made for you and is the perfect frock to wear for one's birthday celebration (if you can't dress to the nines then, when can you?).

    With all my heart, I wish you an amazing 23rd year and the very happiest of (slightly belated) birthdays!

    ♥ Jessica

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  18. You look darling that dress! Looks like you had a fun day! :)

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  19. You look stunning in that amazing dress! And your hair! This is the kind of Christmas/Birthday glamour I like to imagine my life containing!

    Happy birthday! We are almost birthday-buddies :)

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  20. Your dress is beautiful and it suits you so well. Belated happy birthday.

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