I made a promise to myself earlier in the year I would invest in more summer dresses. Earlier in the week, my co-worker brought to my attention this lovely little number. I gasped as though the fashion gods themselves had created a summer dress just for me. Although I wish it came in more vibrant colors, it was created by one of my favorite labels, Wildfox. Listen up ladies! Their dresses are just as fab as their oh so comfy sweaters! They always seem to know just what a girly girl needs to make a piece perfect. Take my dress for example, a mirror that looks like it came straight from the illustrations or movie still from one of my favorite Disney Princess movies, and puffy lace sleeves. Pure princess perfection. I have visions of myself traveling down the coastline of So Cal this summer and I imagine this dress would be the perfect piece for such a mission! In the meantime dresses are not only once again a relevant and meaningful form of expression (especially when they have the words, “You’re gonna need me” printed on the front.) Rather they really are the perfect way to beat the heat. I highly recommend chiffon as a material of choice, anything flowy to add a touch of drama when a gust of refreshing evening wind decides to pass through. Especially if you plan on taking pictures! Be careful though as to not wear something too flowy on an exceptionally blustery day. The only time a Marilyn Monroe moment is appropriate is if you’re name is Marilyn Monroe, or your intention is to re-create that epic cinematic moment.
So this newest update is no longer me being the proud self proclaimed drama queen that I am, it is OFFICIALLY summer! The only difference this means for me really is that I have more to look forward too. More days at Disneyland, more days spent laying on the beach, swimsuit posts, (insert gasp here) the possibilities for true blue (or in my case mostly pink) So. Cal fashion are endless. They say that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but on this first week of summer I thought what better way to celebrate than in my favorite white ensemble.
Sun dresses are my absolute favorite summer piece. Like I’ve said many times before, I am a girly girl and I live for longer sunnier days when the expectation from a fashion perspective is to wear pretty frilly dresses and embellish with bright floral accessories. So is it a surprise to anyone that Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons? Granted, I can be seen wearing this items all year round but it so much easier to shop for this pieces during this time of the year. Also, confession time, this is the year I usually indulge far too much in accessories. I have a horrible over indulgent problem of when I can’t make up my mind on something not taking one but two. For example, you’ve probably noticed the sunglasses I’m wearing in this post, in other posts but in black. Coco Chanel didn’t decide on just black or white so she opted for both, so why can’t I? I don’t believe in living life with regrets and while I would have regretted having to choose one over the other, I do not regret having two pairs of fabulous and perfect sparkly Prada sunnies.
So Mother Nature apparently never got the memo that we should be experiencing cooler weather. Ideally I should be prepping my scarves for extensive use and diligently looking for oversized boyfriend sweaters. But alas, we are dealing with day 20 of 100 degree heat.
While some might be thinking how terrible, I actually LOVE the heat. Granted yes, I wish I could spend my days laying by the pool, but running errands in a cute summer dress brings me the same amount of satisfaction.
Note to self: Invest in more summer dresses from Brandy Melville. Not only are her pieces perfect for a fashionista on a budget but they’re made of uber lightweight fabrics! I love how girly her pieces make a gal feel (who knew that was even possible for a self-proclaimed girly girl such as myself!