Friday, 9 August 2019

Wishing to Play Dress-Up




I am in a fashion slump to be honest.  I find myself here every summer, mid-summer, because to be honest my wardrobe at the lake is the same most days, denim shorts and a tee, bathing suit and cover-up, leggings and sweatshirt with either flip flops or my converse shoes.  That’s basically on repeat everyday and I find it difficult too justify buying anything new or super cute because I don’t really have anywhere to wear it.  I also take a lot of lake showers and live with my hair up.  I love this and honestly don’t have any desire to change it up or wish this time away.


What I wear every evening by the fire. 

That begin said occasionally, on a cool and cloudy day, I just feel like I could use a good scrub down, to do my hair and to put on a pretty dress.  πŸ˜Š  I am currently really craving a date night, under the city lights, all dressed up and having a delicious cocktail on a fabulous patio, like Drift in our city.  Since that isn’t going to happen, I was searching through my photos from Mexico way back in February and I stumbled upon these pictures which totally match my current daydream state. This was my 2018 summer dress that I wore all the time and I still love it. I love the fluttery feel of it, the slightly teasing cold-shoulders, and the belt that adds just a little boho vibe and the added flower in the hair making it a perfect summer edition.  I went on a mass spring/summer purge this year, but this was a dress that has stayed safely in my closet and is completely wearable to work, with a cardigan or my kimono over top.
 






Cheers my friends and enjoy the last weeks of summer.  Don't rush it or wish it away, just bask in its warmth.  



What season do you find yourself struggling the most with in terms of your closet or fashion? 


17 comments:

  1. I struggle with summer just because I dont like to show my arms & not carrying about my legs. I'm all about covering up the body - not showing it off...
    Love your look - & that flower in the hair is just the cherry on top. Gorgeous

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    1. I totally get that, we all have our own insecurities that make different seasons difficult. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  2. Ah that dress is so pretty on you so I'm glad you kept it. Summer always kind of does that, any season really. It's when I start getting bored of the reaching for the same items day after day. Maybe try getting a fun tank or new coverup just to switch things up a bit? Sounds like you guys are having a blast though!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

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    1. That's such a good idea, just adding one simple new piece into the mix. Now that I am home and back to work, I am getting to wear all my "work" clothes.

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  3. I get really casual in the summer too, I almost look forward to the cooler season and the layers that come with it by the end of summer. Not that I want it to go away though, it's my favorite!!

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    1. I love playing with layers too and bring on all the shoe options πŸ˜†. On the other hand, I don't want to wish summer away.

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  4. Beautiful dress. It has a timeless feel, so you can keep wearing it year after year. :]

    // Carmen

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  5. That's a really pretty dress. I know what you mean about kind of wearing the same things all summer (at the pool or lake or beach). That's kinda great though, ha.

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    1. Agreed. Summer is too short, so I certainly don't want to wish it away. 😊

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  6. Such a cute summer dress dear! Love it!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  7. Such a beautiful look! The dress looks amazing, perfect for summer!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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    1. Thank you so much. I love the easiness it provides when deciding what to wear.

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  8. Oh I'm in love with your dress, it ticks all the boxes for sure. Jacqui Mummabstylish
    Hope to see you on the #linkup

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  9. I love that chambray dress! I find summer outfits so exciting, shorts and dresses and colourful pieces that don't need any extra accessories! I think that winter is the hardest season to dress for, lucky it doesn't last long here, but I feel I get into a rut with jeans and it gets a bit boring!

    Hope that you had a great weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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