I wore something new, the Kate Spade Striped Nico dress, because it's a fiesta in dress form and thus very fitting given the occasion. This dress was sort of an early birthday present to myself ,as I stumbled upon it at the Nordstrom's Rack outlet. While I didn't love this dress in photos, in person it caught my fancy and even a woman in the fitting room told me I had to have it. I love colors and this has them in spades, so it was a perfect match.
Starting work after having an extended period off is never easy. To take the edge off and unwind, not to mention celebrate my birthday, I treated myself to this "French Laundry" martini which was very refreshing out on the patio of the restaurant.
Outfit: Dress: Kate Spade, Shoes: CL Nude Simple Pumps, Bag: J. Crew Edie in Casablanca Blue, Belt: J. Crew Factory, Necklace: Forever 21