A friend of mine designed this dress for me to wear on my birthday back in December. It was put on sale on Lulus.com, which you can no longer buy in that color. My other friend wanted to take some pictures of me on this bright, sunny day in Beverly Hills, for her portfolio; I think it came out as one of my favorites ever. I love that I can finally pay a proper tribute to my dear designer friend’s gift — a dress that saw sunlight in the Summer, instead of the inner dark walls of a birthday dinner in the Winter — and that the entire shot looks great. Yet, so simply styled.