Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fiesta Stripes

A couple of days ago I "celebrated" both my birthday and my first day back at work. Even though I was as tired as a dog (somehow our dog never seems to be tired no matter how much he runs about, so I'm not sure how the expression originated), we had to go out and celebrate just a little. We decided to go to one of out favorite restaurants for some drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres.

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.

One martini, two martini, three martini... floor! Did I mention it was a long day? Actually this is my husband's martini.  If I had more than one I literally would have been on the floor, asleep!

Outfit: Dress: Kate Spade, Shoes: CL Nude Simple Pumps, Bag: J. Crew Edie in Casablanca Blue, Belt: J. Crew Factory, Necklace: Forever 21


  1. Happy belated birthday and welcome back to work! I'm glad that you had the opportunity to celebrate both occasions. Your outfit is gorgeous as always. The accents of blue go wonderfully with your dress. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you M! I hope you are having a great weekend too and enjoying graduate school. The three day labor day weekend is a nice treat!


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