I only had one thing in mind for my birthday party last Saturday - white! I needed another excuse to pull out my favorite dress, and what better time than during a heat wave? Okay, so that part wasn't planned, but once I set my mind on THE 30th birthday party dress, I knew I had to brave the elements no matter how painful it was. It really wasn't that bad actually. Yes it has sleeves and is constructed of a thicker fabric, but it breathes surprisingly well for such a substantial dress. I borrowed my best friend's bronzed clutch, which I secretly plotted to keep for a while. Funny story: her hubby asked her at one point during the night if she was formally gifting it to me, and she gave him the side eye. That would be a no. Darn! I don't blame her, it's a gorgeous clutch! It mixed so well with my silver d'orsay pumps and golden jewels. Remind me to mix metals again please.