Recently, Mr. Branflake and I went to a dinner party at one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento, Piatti. It's an Italitan restaurant but the outside courtyard reminds me of romantic strolls in Paris.
The dinner was lovely, the host ordering three of every appetizers on the menu, served with the most delicious bread known to man.
Throughout the night I sipped on a pomegranate, ginger, and lemon mocktail and chatted about everything from intellectual property rights to Dora the Explorer (we had some parents in the room).
As it hovered around midnight and the party dispersed,
Mr. Branflake and I walked around this charming part of Sacramento and took a few photos.
I'm convinced that there would be more smiles and less crime in the world if all trees were covered in fairy lights.
Truth be told, I had a hard time deciding what to wear knowing his law school peeps would be in attendance.
I didn't want to go with this LBD since it's now too big and looks frump and I wasn't sure how dressy the occasion was.
I bought this H&M dress five years ago and I thought for sure I threw it out because it was getting too small.
Good thing I didn't because I think it was the perfect dress for the evening.
It's now a little too big but I cinched it in with a belt and topped it with a cardi.
Paired with my new favorite red shoes and a diamond studded faux leather purse,
I felt a little trendy but not too flashy.
Hooray for fairy lights, romantic strolls, good food, and rediscovered dresses.