Even though I’m a grown ass adult (26-29 are my scary years), I still try to make a big deal out of my birthday by justifying that the main holidays I look forward to are within a one week span (think Jess from New Girl with fewer expectations and no crying on the couch this year)! For that reason, I have two birthday gatherings—one with my Hawaiʻi best friends and one with my family—and I buy myself a special birthday dress or outfit (please see all of my birthday outfits from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) that fits with my style at the time. This year I wanted to go out for both of my birthday dinners and I luckily had this perfect FRAME dress for one of them! I thought a pair of gold kitten heels would be the perfect finishing touch and I wanted to go secondhand because Poshmark is my go-to for all clothing and shoe options. I found these brand new Lilly Pulitzer gold sandals that fit like a dream and make me feel just like Carrie Bradshaw for a fraction of the price! However, the star of my outfit is this fluttery orchid dress that looks just shy of a colorful birthday cake! I don’t have any other pieces in this exact orchid shade, but it’s now become an absolute favorite color to sport. I love how the dress matches with my same gold heels and black and gold Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC. My partner gifted me with this stunning gold locket and I wore it with all of my other gold jewels to fit the general look. I can’t wait to wear this outfit again at whatever next celebration I have!