Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What I Wore: Tropic Flair

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress

Aloha!  Last week, I posted some pictures from the fun Hawaiian-themed birthday party I hosted for members of my family.  This week, I get to talk about my fabulous frock I wore to the event!

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress

Once I figured out the theme of the party, I knew I needed this dress to be on theme and set the tone for the festivities.  The pattern was a bit intimidating at first glance, but I didn't let that hold me back.  The silhouette of the dress is simple and clean. The cutaway sleeves add a fun twist to the look that kept me cooler in the hot weather.  This classic faux wrap dress features a small adjustable tie that lets you loosen or tighten it a bit to customize it for your body.  I loosened mine just a smidge to give some more room in the tummy region.  The ease and comfort of this dress made it ideal for running about the house in preparation for the party.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress

Of course, I felt very sassy in this bold pattern.  I decided on nude shoes for a more daytime look and to let the dress shine on its on.  For the party, I wore nude flats, a green necklace, a hair flower, and my kukui nut necklace I received on my honeymoon in Hawaii.  It was fun greeting my family with leis as they came in the door. For going out, I kept the look simple with nude wedges and the green bubble necklace.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress
Haute Cold Shoulder Dress - c/o Kiyonna
Nude Flats - Avenue
Nude Wedges - Payless (Similar)
Green Bubble Necklace - Local holiday bazaar

I'm so happy I broke out of another one of my comfort zones with this big, bold pattern.  It is bright, cheery and definitely worthy of a tropical vacation (or to bring the tropical to you).  Here is a little closeup of my makeup and accessories and, of course, my adorable husband, followed by the party guests:

DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress
DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress
DivineMrsDiva.com - Kiyonna Haute Cold Shoulder Dress

Disclosure: I am a member of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade and they provided me with the dress in this post.  All opinions on the item are my own.

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