gold h and m summer party dress with waist tie

Dress – H&M via Buffalo Exchange, Shoes – Franco Sarto, Watch – Citizen via gift from my sister…
Necklace – Gift, Earrings – Nova Ice

I found this gold dress at Buffalo Exchange and thought it would be perfect for semi-dressy summer parties. On the hanger it looked like something a Greek Goddess would wear on a casual day…well, it didn’t look like that when I put it on, but I was still happy with it and wore it to my mom’s retirement party.

I’ve developed a disdain for clothing with sashes or strings that tie into bows in the back (I had way more than my fair share of those at one time), so I wrapped the ties around and tied in a simple knot in the front.

twist out medium length natural wavy updo

For my hair, I did my usual – remove two strand twists for a wavy texture then bobby pin like there’s no tomorrow. I added my “diamond” flower combs, similar to these, just to add a little sparkle. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned these on the blog before, but I got them 4 or 5 for $20 at Cherry Hill Mall, at a little kiosk with hair accessories. They have lots of cute stuff. Of course I have no recollection of the name…

Also, I’d like you to meet my pink couch, also known as The Pink Lady. Why yes, that is vinyl, thanks for asking.