Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wish List Wednesday: Fabulous Birthday Dress - The Petra By Lilly Pulitzer

Happy Hump Day, Shopaholics! After giving my skin a two day break from the sun, I'll be beaching it again today with one of my best girlfriends. Here's to sunshine and good times! 

Yesterday, I realized that in 10 days, I will be 41 years old (August 12). Seems like it wasn't very long ago that I turned 40. Oh where does the time go? The older we get, the faster it flies. 

One thing that really cheered me up - the arrival of my birthday dress! When I saw the new Petra Dress in Starry Blue Falling in Love by Lilly Pulitzer - I just knew I had to have it. This dress is so gorgeous in person - the photos don't even do it justice. Honest. Don't you love the back?

Not many stores received the Petra Dress (part of the Summer 2011 collection)...just a handful of Lilly Pulitzer Via shops and Lilly corporate stores. Luckily, my friends at Pink Pelican had this one available and now it is mine! (view on their website HERE). Angie and the Pelican Crew always provide wonderful service and Petra arrived quickly. I have to get it altered a little in the body as I needed my "fat size" because of the zipper at the bust. Ugh  - unfortunately, that made the dress fit too large in the body. Hopefully my seamstress can work her magic! 

Never mind that I have no idea how I will be celebrating my birthday. I also have no idea where I will celebrate. It's quite possible I won't be in the great state of Alabama. We shall see...perhaps a good road trip is in order for this "non-milestone" birthday! 

Do you like the Petra? One of my greatest regrets of my Summer 2010 Lilly buying was not getting the Petra that was available in the collection. I wasn't going to make that mistake again this year. :-) 

Have a Wonderful Wednesday! 


  1. The Petra is gorgeous! It will be the perfect birthday dress. I love this print, and was thinking about getting it in the Patty, a more casual dress.

  2. I bought my first maxi dress recently and can't believe how much I love them. This will be beautiful on you! I'm 8 months into being 42 so I can tell you it's not so bad!


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