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