How to wear your party dress

This weekend was my birthday.  When I packed the suitcase I had no idea how I would be spending the day but I guessed it would be something social with friends and family.   It turned out to be exactly that with masses of food, five events/meals and heaps of fun and hilarity.  It was a pretty relaxed day however so the silver party dress I had packed looked like being retired to the bottom corner for another day... until inspiration hit! 

Add cardigan, tights, boots and a scarf and presto - a casual way to wear a metallic dress! 

Gap black cardigan | Top Shop silver dress | Glassons white singlet | H&M opaque tights | riding boots and my new Ralph sunglasses (also a birthday gift - thanks hubby).
I'm particularly loving this new Kiwiana bracelet from my favourite boutique jewellery store in Devonport, Totti.  The boys got my birthday gift from there last year and I think with this store they just can't go wrong.  Can you see the paua, rugby balls, silver koru patterns, and silver pohutakawa patterns.  If not just use your imagination :)

Thanks to all our friends and family that have made this homecoming so incredibly special. xo