First, I am really pleased with the great responses I got from Thursday's post. I feel really lucky to be part of an incredibly intelligent style blogging community. Thanks for your brilliant and thought provoking comments. I will try to respond a bit more to the most recent comments, and I continue to have this discussion with Blokey and other friends.
Today is my thirtieth birthday. It doesn't feel like a huge deal to me since most of my friends and coworkers are in their thirties (and beyond). I've decided to keep it low key. I have been devouring one of my gifts, the final book in the Millennium trilogy (In case you haven't heard, Lisbeth Salander is my hero). A friend has organized a small dinner later tonight. The big celebration was yesterday, when Blokey took me to Asbury Park beach. I grew up not far from there, in a more boring township 4 miles away where all the middle class folks fled after the 1970s Asbury Park race riots. If you ever get a chance to visit the Jersey Shore, I highly recommend Asbury Park. It is edgy, bohemian, non-chain filled, vegetarian friendly (in town, not so much on the boardwalk), and the most GLBT friendly community on the shore. The Springsteen nostalgia can also be a draw. We even found great thrift and vintage shops along Cookman Ave. (Especially B Unique, right next to a great Italian ice shop, between Bond and Main St. Their selection is well edited, and they've got a store kitten! It's a long story and the owner will gladly share it.)
Here's a more full on shot of this cute, super light handmade dress:Have a lovely Saturday!
Dress: Handmade, Beacon's Closet
The Cohabitating Closet is not affiliated or sponsored by Asbury Park or B Unique.