My Special Day

plus size orange summer dress

Last Thursday, I celebrated my birthday by spending it with my favorite person in the world – my mom – and doing all of the activities that I love – ice skating, mini-golf and go-karting.  To end my birthday celebration, I we went to dinner at Bahama Breeze, which I loved.  I wore this fabulous orange Hale Bob dress that I found last month during one of Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sales.  Foolishly, I almost passed on it without even trying it on because it is a medium.  I’m so glad I decided to try it on because I love this dress.  From the color to the fit to the fabric, this dress is absolutely perfect and I am certain it will be one of my favorites to wear this summer.

Note: The dress appears coral in photos, but in person it is definitely more orange.

Below, I’ve put together some of my favorite selfies from my special day.

Overall, I had a great birthday and thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes.  They made my day all the more special.

Thanks for reading.

Dress: Hale Bob via Nordstrom Rack (similar here, here and here)
Shoes (old): Carlos Santana (similar here and here)
Belt (old): Macy’s (similar here, here and here)
Bag (old): Big Buddha (similar here and here)
Earrings: c/o Julie Vos via Lucky Fabb (similar here and here)
Ring: Macy’s (similar here and here)
 Bracelet: Kenneth Cole via Macy’s


  1. July 11, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    I'm loving coral for summer, but I tend towards sweet or quirky stylings. I love that you made coral fierce and chic with the nude clutch and snakeskin heels. I also love the pops of coral in your putt-putt outfit! Mini-golf is a summer pastime in my family. You would think with so much experience that I wouldn't be embarrassingly bad at it. But I am. lol

    <3 Liz

  2. July 11, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Happy EveryDay to You. We have a tendency to not try on items when we see the number and forget that it is the fit that counts. You look GREAT in this dress and should wear it again and again.