The days have grown long, the air is now warm, and festival season is underway. Summer is soon arriving friends! Are you feeling dressed for it? Southern California summers can bring the heat to be sure, and sometimes, when you are fatigued from too much sun and play, finding motivation to put together an outfit can be hard. When I'm in that predicament I reach for a sundress. One choice and I'm done. Worn with sandals or boots, a loose ponytail, and a bright lip you can feel polished, pretty, and not constricted by fabric. Free People is one of my favorite brands because they just know how to make a garment feel special. I was drawn in by this dress as soon as I saw the back. Such an unexpected detail that I simply loved. By always adding in that extra attention to detail they give each and every piece a unique vintage bohemian feel. I have been a fan of the gladiator sandals for the past few years but was not sure how I would feel since they grew in some substantial height this season. Yet, as soon as I put them on my rather generous sized feet (I am a size 9, ugh!), I fell in love. The sandals were the perfect contrast to the sweetness of this dress. Just as a high heel can instantly make a woman feel more beautiful these sandals made me feel empowered, as though I could take on the world! Perhaps it is the warrior toughness of the sandal getting to my head? At any rate I felt great, loved how they looked, and was ready to meet summer head on. Have you thought of any fun ways to update your go-to look for this summer? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Summer will be here before we know it so together lets make this a stylish one!
XOXO - V
Photography: Rod Foster Photography