Thanks for the dresses Mom!

“The way I see it, you should live everyday like it’s your birthday.” ~ P. Hilton

mom Thanks for the dresses Mom!

Yesterday, June, 29th, was my birthday (awww…thank you) :). Like most girls, I enjoy shopping for a couple of sunny day dresses for those sweltering summer days. Enter B & B, THE place at the Jersey shore to find a perfectly skimpy little beach dress, or a chic long maxi for a cool July evening.

So, my bestie Pat and I visited the Lavallette B & B to browse before heading out to dinner by the bay. We quickly gathered a bunch of dresses in our arms and headed to the fitting rooms. Each room looked cleared out of all clothing and people, so I just dashed into the spot next to where Pat was already trying on her finds. I began trying on a few of my items and noticed two very cute dresses joining me in the space. I tried on the navy and white striped high-low dress and KNEW it was for me! I also knew this was a dress Mom would have picked out for me. 100%. It was as if this dress was just hanging around waiting for me. Even crazier to me is that ever since Mom passed away a few years ago, I’ve been visiting B & B every birthday and buying a dress “from” her for my birthday.

(ITALIAN LESSON: it’s for a present = è per un regalo)

dress Thanks for the dresses Mom!

All of the looks I thought would be perfect on me weren’t, except for THAT dress. Pat loved the look of this nautical number too, so she bought one for herself, AND she decided to declare the dress (& a pair of flips) my birthday gift. We both agreed that my mom had a hand in both of us finding something special.

So GRAZIE to Pat for the fabulous goodies, and a very special thank you to Mom for helping dress both of us!


4 Responses to “Thanks for the dresses Mom!”

  1. Irene Smith says:

    Sounds like MY kind of birthday! SHOPPING with the BFF. Thanks for the tip on the shop too, now that I am officially a Jersey shore resident! DRESS shopping would be AWESOME! (perhaps when I see you in Philly we can do that at your fave one) And isn’t it always the way too, you choose six things you SWEAR will all be perfect, you mentally choose your numbers one through six, and number one winds up making you look like your body was not quite put together properly, but six is gorgeous AND the best one is the one hanging around in the fitting room or on the “must be put back” rack near the attendant! And its funny, my brother has always been able to shop for me without me being there, and it fits perfect and looks great on me. My Mom (and Erica, of course) could always do that too. Even on vacations, hitting that locale’s shopping area is right up there with sight seeing, animal sighting, boat tours, amusements, etc. I try to ALWAYS find a shoe bargain on vaca! I am rambling now, living vicariously through your birthday post. HAHAHAHA! Glad your birthday was so much fun. How sweet of Pat to make that dress your gift. Don’t forget to take pics/post on FB your finds when you wear them! xoxoxoxoxo

  2. "Me" says:

    @ Irene,:

    Thanks so much for your comment! I knew you would understand and totally relate to my little story,

    We are so lucky to have had the best moms — aren’t we?
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  3. Barbara says:

    I love your tradition, and I love B&B, too. There’s no doubt ‘mom’ had a hand it your little expedition!
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  4. "Me" says:

    @ Barbara:
    I know – I “felt” it – and it rocked ;)
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