My actual birthday was on Wednesday this week but since I had to work we postponed dinner plans till tonight. My best friend came over early and I got to dress her in yukata for the first time! We were both very excited about it and she had a lot of fun getting to experience kitsuke. She did my hair for me too in this niffty-twisty style but I never got a good picture of it from the back. One of my co-workers came, my husband and four other close friends. We had a nice dinner at our favorite sushi place and some delicious plum wine too! Overall it was a nice way to spend my 30th birthday. I finally altered the kimono I’m wearing to make it fit better. I’ve had that outfit planned for near 2 years now so I was very glad to get to wear it finally.
For those interested my outfit was a stream and kanoko patterned ro homongi with a black sha nagoya pattered with silver and burgundy maple leaves. I think it’s a little early in the season still for maple/momiji but I really wanted to wear this outfit so I jumped the gun a bit. Also, my collars were being so nice! I know I don’t show a lot of juban collar like an old lady but they didn’t creep forward on me and I had a nice dip in the back the whole time!
EDIT: Since a fellow kimono fan asked, here is a full length shot.