|Dress: Poppy Togs & Clogs, Bracelet (similar): Hot Mama|
Shoes: Ross, Atlanta
There is much to love about summer. I know this. Living on Arctic Circle, USA for 6 months out of the year makes me appreciate it all the more. However, I am stupefied when it comes to dressing in any less than 8 layers of clothing.
I feel sticky and swollen all the time. My inner thighs rub just enough to upset me. My hair gives up all volume and clings desperately to the back of my neck. My feet are rarely in a state worthy of open-toed shoes. Over-worked deodorant protests in nasty, white clumps under my arms. Instead of properly hydrating, I drown my summer woes in half a jar of green olives.
Here's what I know:
1. Choose cotton. Polyester is not my friend. Repeat. Polyester is not my friend.
2. Shoes - 1/2 size up. Accommodates for swelling caused by the heat...and olives.
3. Simple is ok. No need to wear 3 layers when 1 will do. For me, easier said than done.
In the outfit displayed here, I finally got it right. It was a proud day.