in this skin

this little look served as what we will call my 'birthday suit' for a full day of the big 3-0 celebrations that my dear friend lauren planned a few weekends back-- we started with a gorgeous brunch [insert heels], followed by a cake reception, and then made our way to the annual block street party [queue teva swap] which is an awesome local festival for day drinks x live music x yummy snacks.  

if you can remember, i styled this beautiful leather sheath last fall [seen here] with a button up and OTK boots-- only reaffirming my personal style motto: invest in key pieces that you love x get creative on how to stretch the wear.  i think of it as a fun challenge / puzzle: "how many ways can i possibly style this thing" which always helps justify the spend on finer items. . . do you agree?