My sister and I have observed a tradition for several years now (not sure how it first came about) where we both take the day off for our birthday and go shopping together. This year neither of us had much vacation time around our birthday, so we had to push our shopping day back a few months. We were finally able to take our "shopping day" during the first part of November (our birthday is in January ;) but it was totally worth the wait!
By the way, I know you guys are going to have some great ideas for me on how to style this dress. Please don't hold back, I can't wait to try them all out!