Today is my birthday! And every year I tell myself that I am not going to get all giddy about it like a child. And every year, I fail. I can’t help myself. I get giddy. I get excited. And I tell everyone. It’s my birthday! I am so grateful to have made it through another year. I am so thankful that I am here to celebrate another birthday. And I am so blessed to have this wonderful life! So why not celebrate?
*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
For my birthday, I did a fun photo shoot in Clayton, New York, showcasing my fabulous new Checked Pin Up Midi Dress courtesy of DressLily. I cannot rave enough about this dress! The fabric is very substantial and weighty so it lays perfectly on my curves. The skirt is extraordinarily full and when I added a multi-layered tulle skirt underneath, it was magical. The wide black belt I already had but it was the perfect addition to accentuate my shape and add a hint of sass. This dress has seriously become a huge favorite in my closet!
I have no amazing plans to celebrate my birthday this year…well, except, the husband and I already celebrated our birthdays over the weekend (his birthday was on Friday). My in-laws kept the children and we headed to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (my hometown), for a day of eating, drinking, shopping, walking, taking photos, and just being tourists. We spent the night in a hotel which was a wonderful treat. No kids climbing into the bed at midnight. And no one waking us up at 5:00 a.m. It really was quite glorious! So thanks to everyone who helped make that happen for us.
Although I get super excited for my birthday, I don’t expect much and rarely ask for anything. (This year, however, I am getting myself a newer, better, higher capacity food processor! Recommendations and suggestions are welcomed.) All I ask is this, my friends…for my birthday, keep spreading the kindness! That’s what this post is really about anyway. Keeping kindness alive in any way that we can. So when you perform a random act of kindness today, silently say to yourself, “That one was for Shelbee!”
And do let me know how you have been spreading kindness all around you! Have a fabulous day everyone and a happy birthday to me!
Dress: Plus Size Checked Pin Up Midi Dress (c/o DressLily). (For size reference, I was between the measurements indicated for a 3X and a 4X. I sized up to the 4X and it is a little big through the waist and bust area. When ordering from DressLily, be sure to pay close attention to the sizing measurements not the actual sizes themselves.)
Sunglasses: Borrowed from EyeCrave Optics.
Black Tulle Skirt: Plus Size Tulle Midi Skirt from Charlotte Russe.
Belt: Cato Fashions (No longer available).
Shoes: Naturalizer (Old. Cute alternatives here, here, here, and here).
Jewelry: All old.
Now your favorite posts from last week’s link up…
Do add some links for my birthday! And check out the other fabulous people who are linking up. Also, let me know what other ways you will be spreading kindness this week.
And one last birthday request, I would love for to submit some photos of your Bad Buy Dresses for June’s installment of The Bad Buy Book hosted by myself and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. Please get them to us this week if you can!
Celebrating my birthday on the edge,
Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.