Last Sunday we went out for a walk. Knowing summer is almost over, I was looking for every opportunity to get my shorts on.
Dior with denim cut offs
Bejeweled necklace with a plain black tee
Nautical striped espadrilles
Such is the simplicity of a weekend stroll
Comfortable. Chic. Carefree
It’s summer in Canada. Which is maximum 2 months out of the 12. Finally it’s hot out, which means you and I need a new summer dress.
I’ve always pictured the perfect summer dress as light, airy, and undoubtedly floral. After all, it’s not summer unless it’s filled with flowers, everywhere.
I am old now and can no longer sport anything super short. Instead, I opted for something just above the knee, showing just the right amount of legs without hanging my behind out for the world to see.
I like something that flows, for those rare moments when you feel like twirling in circles as if you were 5 again.
And as the saying goes, “happiness is a beautiful dress that doesn’t need ironing”, so be sure to look for a dress that doesn’t wrinkle easily and you’ll be able to wear it as soon as you land in a sunny destination.
Even if you can’t get away, I would still urge you to visit a park, pack a picnic, and hop on the green lawn in your favorite summer dress.
Leopard print is like the fresh strawberries on top of a gourmet cheesecake. The cake may still taste good without the fruit topping but it wouldn’t look nearly as mouthwatering. You won’t deem it as Instagram worthy because deep down, you know something is missing.
That’s how leopard print works. It was never meant to serve as the “main dish” as you’ll end up looking like something escaped out of a zoo in head-to-toe leopard. Rather, it acts as the strawberry that punctuates your look.
It’s as universally flattering as black, if styled in the right way, best with denim of all kinds: jeans, shirts, and daisy dukes. Leopard has a way of injecting excitement to your look like the same way that extra shot of vodka does.
Try adding a leopard belt to an otherwise opaque ensemble.
Wrap yourself in a leopard scarf to add warmth to a basic black turtle neck.
Pair leopard flats with cuffed up jeans. Sport a leopard headband. Change up your watch wrist band from plain leather to leopard print.
… et al
Find your basic animal instinct and add some strawberry to your cheesecake.