Fashion, Lifestyle

Birthday’s + Green Floral Maxi Dress

Well if the photos were not enough to give it away- It is my birthday!

I am shocked that I am 35 (image how my mother feels).  It is crazy to look back at photos and think about all the birthday’s past and all the celebrations I have had.  I used to really really love my birthday and celebrating it was my very favorite thing but as the years keep adding up I have started to shy away from the huge celebrations.  Not really sure why but it seems the progression has been natural and I am okay about that.

To celebrate I wanted to share a few random facts you may not know about me….

  • I am obsessed with Justin Beiber.  There are very few people who know this but it feels good to finally share it!  My son has started to request his songs on Spotify and it truly is a shining moment for me.
  • I have an odd and unjustified fear of shingles stacked on roofs. Again unjustified.
  • Chips and salsa, blueberry donuts, meatballs and my mothers french toast are my absolute favorite foods.
  • My father took me to school on the first day of class from kindergarten to freshman in college.  Despite his travel when I was growing up he never missed a single first day of school.
  • I close all the doors in the house before I go to bed; bathrooms, bedrooms, closets.
  • I drink coffee from a straw.
  • My sense of direction is spot on- and I am rarely every wrong.
  • Getting into a freshly made bed with clean sheets is something I live for (right after I close all the doors)!
  • Despite being completely in love with Brendan I had to be bribed to go out on our first date. However I knew by the end of dinner I knew I would marry him.
  • i have a gnarly 3 inch scar on my left elbow from falling off a horse when i was 16 years old.
  • The back deck at my parents house in the mountains, my childhood home, is my favorite place on earth.
  • My family- Brendan, Declan and Rubble, are the most important people (and dog) in the world to me.  Without them my days would be heavier, my heart would be clouded and my birthday would not be nearly as special.
  • vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting are my weakness

This dress was the perfect look to ring in my birthday and I want to thank Farbik Denver for helping me style it and letting me wear it! I feel in love with it at their store and was confident it would be the best outfit for this post.  The colors, the backless nature and long flowy are simply amazing.  If you are headed to a beach, a formal affair or want to make a statement with a show stopping dress you need to scoop this up from Fabrik.  I have linked several similar dresses below and I tried to find varying price ranges.

another year around the sun

As I reflect on the last 365 I am in amazement at what life has offered me, what challenges I have overcome, what adventures lie ahead and how much has changed since last year on this day.  I have moved countries, I have started this blogging adventure, I have learned even more about motherhood, I have traveled to amazing countries and continents, I have met and nurtured some amazing friendships, I have fallen down and landed back  on my feet- I hate to be cliche but I believe the best is yet to come… 35 years and I am just getting started.

With Love,

 

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45 Comments

  • Claire

    Stunning. Happy birthday!!

    May 22, 2017 at 8:28 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks love!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Whit

    My favorite post to date. LOVE YOU!

    May 22, 2017 at 9:40 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      That is so sweet- Thanks Whit!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Casey

    Happy birthday! Love your dress and love this post. I love that your dad always took you to school on the first day. What sweet memories ❤️

    May 22, 2017 at 11:32 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Casey- it is one of my favorite things about my childhood!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • Shannon | Mom Without Labels

    Happy Birthday!! That dress is seriously EVERYTHING. That open back is stunning. I loved all these facts about you. I, too, have Bieber Fever. So sweet about your dad always taking you to school! Loved this post.

    May 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Shannon- not sure how to cure the Bieber fever… maybe I just embrace it! Ha.
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    Happy birthday Amanda and wow you look gorgeous! I love all of these pics you look like a million bucks girl! Totally dying over roof shingles btw and Ibhave seen your mom on your insta stories and she is the cutest! ♥️

    May 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      The shingles… I am not even sure what to do about it– it is so weird! Ha.
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Victoria

    Happy Birthday! Gorgeous photos!

    May 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Victoria!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Angela Kim

    Your dress is so fabulous! 35 looks beautiful on you my friend.

    May 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Too sweet Angela!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Justine @ Little Dove

    I love that dress on you, you look gorgeous! And yes, blueberry doughnuts are THE BEST! Yum!

    May 22, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Justine- aren’t they the best!!! Where are your favorites from?
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Jeanette

    Happy birthday!! You look gorgeous in that dress.

    May 23, 2017 at 1:10 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thank you so much Jeanette!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Caitlin @RogersPartyof5

    This dress is stunning on you. Happy Birthday!

    May 23, 2017 at 6:51 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Caitllin-
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Lowry

    Happy Birthday! That dress is absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention you look amazing!

    May 23, 2017 at 7:16 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Stephanie-thank you so much.
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Tabitha Blue

    Happy Birthday… and LOOOVE this dress!! I need some more flowy sundresses for summer.

    May 23, 2017 at 8:49 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks for the birthday wishes Tabihta!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! Happy Birthday! <3
    I can't believe I'm gonna be 35 this year as well. But like you said, we're just getting started! 😉

    May 23, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thank you so much. Just getting started.
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Sam Thorpe

    Happy Birthday! You look so lovely in this dress! Hope you have another great year! xo Sam

    https://iamsamthorpe.com/

    May 23, 2017 at 11:37 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks so much Sam.
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Julie

    Happy Birthday!!! You look so pretty in that dress! 35 is the age at which you are eligible to be president! I feel like that is a big milestone. Enjoy that coffee through the straw 😉 haha

    Julie |https://scorseofstyles.com

    May 23, 2017 at 11:45 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      I am going to be President!!! Better start my election!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Jean

    Happy Birthday!

    WOW that dress is beautiful and you are rocking it! I absolutely love the idea of this post, I may steal it for my upcoming 40th (yuck) birthday! 😉

    May 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Too kind Jean- would love to learn more about you!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Tiffany Schmoyer

    You are absolutely stunning & that dress looks amazing on you!! Hope you had the best birthday! love the random facts haha

    May 23, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Tiffany!
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Laura Mitbrodt

    Happy Birthday! You look so amazing! I am truning 33 in july and apart of me is how did this happen haha I remember being 23 yesterday
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    May 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      I wonder all the time how I am 35… and then my husband reminds me I am not young anymore! Ha.
      A

      May 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm Reply
  • Dina

    Thank you so much for sharing – and Happy 35! I just turned 35 myself in April and know what you mean – we’re just getting started 🙂 Hope you have an amazing year ahead. The dress is stunning by the way – and your “about me” facts are the perfect way to celebrate!
    xx,
    Dina
    http://www.ModnitsaStyling.com

    May 23, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Happy Belated Dina- thanks for the birthday wishes!!
      A

      May 24, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Andi

    Gorgeous woman! And how sweet is your dad?! Love this post lady. Happy happy bday!

    May 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Brandi Kimberly

    Happy 35th you look amazing! I love the dress too <3

    -Brandi Kimberly
    http://www.cutebrandik.com

    May 23, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thank you so much Brandi!
      A

      May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Jennifer Corter

    Happy Birthday! And you look absolutely stunning in that dress!

    May 27, 2017 at 5:14 am Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thank you so much Jennifer!
      A

      May 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Mayberry

    what a lovely dress! Happy birthday girl! I am a May birthday too!

    May 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm Reply
    • pishtoposh

      Thanks Lady!! Happy Birthday.
      A

      May 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm Reply

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