Thank you all for the birthday wishes on Friday’s post, I loved reading them. And now, I’m not even sure I can describe how wonderful my birthday (weekend) was.
You may (or may not) remember that my father surprised me for my 40th birthday. Well, with the help of my husband, he did it again. My dad and step-mom showed up at my front door Friday afternoon, much to my confusion; I almost didn’t let them in I was so stunned. You know how it takes your brain some time to process something completely unexpected? Well, yeah, that’s what happened. But it was amazing, and we’ve had the most wonderful weekend. (and it’s not over yet!).
My father & step-mom lived in Dallas 15 years ago, so we spent the weekend visiting some of their favorite places. And since I am much like my father, they pretty much revolve around shopping & eating. Not a bad way to spend the weekend, if I may say so…
On Saturday we visited Highland Park Village and spent most of our time in James Perse. Where else?? I ended up with the fleece bomber jacket as my birthday present (Leo got me the dress for my birthday during the Saks F&F code), and my dad got a pair of cords from my step-mom as an early Christmas present! It took some convincing, but he tried them on and they are SO GOOD on him, they fit perfectly. In fact, he’s worn them constantly since he got them (they look much better on him in a slimmer fit than on the model. Just saying.) I think he’s a convert !!
We ate at some of my favorite restaurants, and just generally have had an amazing, wonderful time together. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present than having my family around. That’s all I ever want, really.
And just a note on the dress & jacket: as I was wearing this outfit yesterday, I thought it was quite possibly one of my favorite outfits ever. As I passed mirrors, I was always shocked to realize that was me I was looking at; I felt so much like me, but also looked “different” because I have focused more on covering up my hips/butt lately (for various reasons). Wearing a short jacket is a bit out of my comfort zone, but it’s a silhouette that is pretty flattering on me because it accentuates my waist.
The fit/quality of both items is very good; they’re so soft, and really nice to wear. I highly recommend them. But what else is new…
Happy Monday! I’m still enjoying family time for another day; I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂