Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gold shimmer


I was drawn to this gold dress at H&M because of its shimmer. Though I'm always willing to wear wild shoes or bright colors, things that shimmer and shine and sparkle usually confuse me - I never know how to style them. But this dress was so pretty that I bought it anyway, and wore it with simple accessories out to my birthday dinner with some friends on Saturday. (We went to Urban Fondue, which was amazing. Josh and I shared the brie and gorgonzola fondue, and I had a coconut mojito - I recommend both.) Almost immediately after leaving the restaurant, I had four strangers compliment me on my dress, and one told me that it made me look like Marilyn Monroe. Thank you, citizens of Portland, for boosting my self-esteem and validating my purchase.




Gold dress: H&M
Faux fur coat: from my mom
Heels: BCBGeneration from Macy's
Pearl necklace: gift from a friend, from Tan Tan Charms
Hershey's kiss bracelet: Hershey factory in California

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Stunning dress! Such a beautiful color for you as well. I love the simple pearl necklace that you paired with it!
    I'm having a give away on my blog for a very cute tank top! Maybe it will be a nice addition to your summer wardrobe.
    Have a lovely Tuesday!

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    1. I know, isn't that necklace pretty?! My friend gave it to all her bridesmaids at her wedding a few months ago.

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  2. Oh I hope your birthday was spectacular!!!! This dress is absolutely stunning on you!!!! The shimmer and the pleats and the pretty gold color just . . . werqs. Love this Stacey! Best dress on you ever! (But I totally get you. I have a really hard time styling fancier pieces too.)

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    1. Thanks! My birthday is actually today, so hopefully it will be a good one :)

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  3. This is gorgeous on you...seriously, truly, elegantly gorgeous...you look very glamourous but effortless. Love the gold with your hair colour and skin tone...and the little jacket brings a great vintage flavour to the outfit!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com


    Enter my HANDBAG GIVEAWAY!!!

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  4. You look beautiful! Gold shimmer is definitely your color!

    And Happy Birthday!!

    Gracey

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  5. OH I so wanted that dress! For some reason the sizing was weird, because the small was a tiny bit tight, but I was swimming in the medium.

    I guess i'll just have to live vicariously through you because you look stunning in it and your meal does sound so amazing!

    Happy Birthday!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. So nice color and you look gorgeous with that outfit. I loved your necklace & hair.

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  7. You look fabulous!!! I love this look - so glam!

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  8. You look AMAZING in this dress! Omg, your hair color and everything just looks perfect.

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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