Sunday, May 20, 2012

Birthday Suit..

This is one of the quick posts I saved prior to my daughter's birthday and it is about choosing my outfit for the day. I already had my kids clothes sorted out and knew what everyone was going to be wearing. However, I had to ponder a little on my own outfit. I had the dress picked out already though but could not decide on the shoes and even though the birthday party is over and done with (We had a nice I'll like you lovely readers to play a guessing game with

Before we begin our game, I will like to tell you about previous party outfits...

This outfit is what I wore for my son's one year birthday party five years ago. The pink top was made with a pretty African lace fabric with stones studded all over it. (You can't really see the stone studs in the pic.) It is a long "Kaftan" top with slits on the sides and the white pants were made from a simple brocade fabric. (Made by my seamstress) I also had a tough choice five years ago picking out the best shoes to match this oufit and I will publish some pics. sometime later in this blog of what shoes finnally won the day.
The description of the shoes are as follows;

  1. The first pair of shoes are open toe pink suede shoes with a loop and neutral color heels which I purchased from the VictoriasSecret Catalogue over ten years ago. They are pretty old shoes but I don't get to wear them all the time because of the color.
    2. The second pair of shoes are pink multi color slingbacks I got as a gift from Africa. They are  simple and comfortable and looked right for the occassion.

     3. The third pair of shoes were purchased from DSW and were the initial pair I picked for my wedding until I found a great pair of comfortable wedges! (I'll do a post on my wedding tips later on in the summer..:))

My long pink Kaftan made the day..

My white brocade pant made the day also...What shoe goes best with this outfit?

This navy blue shiny dress with fringes is what I wore for my first daughter's one year birthday. You must have seen it a lot in my previous posts. The glittery fabric appealed to me when I first saw the dress at TJ Maxx. And traa laa!! I purchased the dress.

  1. The first pair of silver open toed heels by Jessica Simpson were purchased at DSW and they are really comfortable.  I like the die-cut pattern on the shoes.

        2 The second pair of wine satin pumps by Colin Stuart/VictoriasSecret catalogue were also        a contender. I had matching jewelry for it so, it didn't really look all that mismatched when I  picked them as

       3.The last shoes are silver Nine West slingbacks and are one of my favorites! So, can you guess what pair of shoes won the game?.. I mean what pair of shoes did I pair with this dress?

And this is the birthday suit! This shimmery gold one shoulder dress was purchased at TJ Maxx and though I liked the outfit a lot, I do not understand why it was lined in pink!..of all colors!! I would have considered linning the dress in gold color fabric or neutral fabric if I had made it myself.

  1. The first pair of gold color sandals were not such a great match for my dress but I put them into consideration anyway. I got them as gift from my hubby when he made a trip to Africa so, they were really special to me.
      2. The second pair of five inches glittery Steve Madden shoes are one of my favorites too and was  a strong contender but I wanted to be really comfortable during the party without any care about hurting feet. (wearing of heels come with a pain)

3. The third pair of neutral suede shoes with satin knot-tie were purchased from VictoriasSecret Catalogue (they make such amazing, comfortable and affordable shoes)

So, let the guessing game begin....



  1. I love the shoes for the last set. Beautiful!

    1. Hi Nerline; I totally forgot about this post..:-) thanks so much for stopping by here.


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