Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The girl, the dress, the date

It all begins with me...little ol' me and my aspiration to outdo every previous birthday celebration. I've done "black and pink attire required," "burgers and beer," and yes my favorite "Totally 80's skating" (see above picture). My 21st birthday even fell on FAT TUESDAY, (the whole country celebrated in drunken debauchery with me).

But this birthday is different, this birthday is even more special than all previous birthdays. For this birthday I will be 30.

Instead of dreading the date, and pining over all of the goals I have yet to reach by this age...I've decided to embrace my age, and celebrate all of my 30 years that I have graced the earth with my presence (can you tell I'm still trying to convince myself) and throw myself the biggest bash this side of the Rio Grande!!! With a little help from one of my best girls of course. Thanks Miranda!

Now first things first my friends...any woman knows that if there is going to be a party in your honor, you're going to need an outfit. And not just any old outfit will do...oh no my dears. This has got to be an outfit for the AGES. And I found it....

There it was, right in front of me on a syndicated Sex and the City perfect pink party dress.

Now mind you my friends, I am NO stick figure Carrie Bradshaw, and in NO way can I afford this exact Oscar de la Renta beauty. But when there's a dress...there's a way.

I searched websites high and low, I perused catalogs, and shoppers, and sales racks and high end fashion stores. Then one day, as I was helping the lovely Miranda find a birthday dress for herself...there it was. Smack dab on the Target Mr. Isaac Mizrahi himself. My perfect pink party dress.

Then I was hit with what felt like a ton of ham hawks...the dress' largest available size was two sizes smaller than what I currently wear!!! For shame!

It was then I's now or never sweetie...I need that dress...I need to lose the weight to fit into that dress...I need to wear that dress on my super kick ass 30th birthday party.

So, I put down my half-eaten burger (and took a goodbye bite for good measure) and decided to embark on my journey of shedding the pounds to fit into the dress of my dreams... I wonder what shoes I'm gonna wear?