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


  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!

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

  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.)

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

  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

    Enter my HANDBAG GIVEAWAY!!!

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

    And Happy Birthday!!


  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

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

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

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



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