From where i grew up, every year one buys new clothes for their birthday. Its a de facto, one which i look forward to the most because i love me some new clothes(well, who doesn't?). I bought a black and white dress for my b'day this year. Its actually an indian outfit called anarkali bought from my hometown, Erode in India on my last visit. I fell in love with this dress the minute i laid my eyes on it. It's got the versatile chevron pattern, a lovely cluster of flower embroidery in the bottom, and that fact that its all black and white, both my favorite colors, just swept me off my feet, it was 'the one'. Anarkali usually comes with matching pants and dupatta(similar to stole/scarf). But i gave them a miss to give this floor sweeping anarkali a gown/maxi look.
To complete the look, I went for a simple stack of pearls and it perfectly complemented my dress.
How did you celebrate your b'day? Did you buy a dress in just a heart beat because it was 'the one'? tell me your story or give a link to in the comments below, i would be happy to check it out. xo, Hems