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Summer Occasions

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Sometimes the occasions I think will be the easiest to dress for turn out to be the kind where I stare into my closet for an hour completely stumped.  It’s usually in those instances when I’m about to give up that I spot the perfect little dress that’s been sitting tucked away, like this one.  The perfect mix of flowy and dressy that’s ideal for those events where you want to look pulled together but still want to indulge in frozen treats comfortably.

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Fancy Footwear

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If you’re anything like me, you too like to keep your footwear out on display.  (If you couldn’t tell from my wall o’ shoes.)  Sometimes though, the prettiest pieces stay shelved more often than they should, which only makes them that much more fun to step out in.  I think this embroidered pair will make a strong comeback this fall.

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New Do

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So you may or may not have noticed, but last week I chopped off a good deal of my hair.  (Truth be told, I’ve come into contact with quite a few family members and friends since last Thursday’s haircut and no one really noticed.)  Whether or not it seems like a big change to anyone else, this new ‘do feels like a big change to me, and I’m having fun revisiting old pieces in my closet with this new style.  Everything just feels lighter after you lose six or so inches of hair.

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Summer Belts

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I’ve realized lately that I definitely need to find a proper place in my new closet for storing belts, since they currently tend to get overlooked and forgotten about.  I needed a belt to add a little something to this dress yesterday, and during my hunt for the perfect complement I re-discovered this vintage gem.  Some accessories just scream summer, and this one, made of rope and leather with a very nautical clasp, added just a bit of contrast and a decidedly August vibe for an evening stroll around the city.

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Sunsets and Sparkle

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I love summer and the way the warm nights stretch on longer than in any other season.  A 7 o’clock golden hour just feels more magical, especially when the sunset is bouncing off a skirt of gold sequins.

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