The Story Behind the Dress

I’ve been asked a bunch about the dress I’m wearing in my Twitter avatar and Facebook page.

This one —

Wait … you aren’t following me on Twitter and haven’t ‘liked’ me on Facebook yet? You have got to go do that right now. I’ll wait.

So about the dress…

In June 2009, I threw a Quince party for myself. Similar to a sweet sixteen or bat mitzvah, a quince is held to celebrate a fifteenth birthday. I didn’t have one when I was actually fifteen so I figured that year was the right year for a birthday party fit for a princess.

I planned an evening with fourteen other ladies for dinner at Dos Caminos and dancing at Santos Party House.

The Betsey Johnson Burnout Stripe Organza Strapless Dress I am wearing in my Twitter avatar was the perfect “teen” dress for me to wear on my big day turned night turned day again.

I paid close to $400 for my quince dress and wore it only once. A few weeks after my birthday it found a new home. I gave it to a charity that provides prom dresses to girls who cannot afford them.