Saturday was my birthday, and I’d been saving this Heidi Merrick dress I scooped up earlier in the year for the occasion. Do you ever do that? Buy something so gorgeous and just let it hang there for months? Crazy, I know! I usually wear new purchases immediately, but despite being lightweight silk, the navy and white (my favorite pairing) felt a little more fall than summer so I held off. But now that I’ve broken it in, I know it’s going to be a classic favorite for years to come. I love the easy fit, the bold colorblock stripes. I let the dress be the star and kept accessories at a minimum. Perfect for the casual-yet-elegant vibe of our favorite restaurant.