Photos by the lovely Miss Kelly Black.
So the weather in LA has been scorching hot lately, and it seems like everyone is trying to get as close to naked as publicly acceptable…or some cases, what is not publicly acceptable. Such as that woman at the beach the other day in her thong, or the girl I saw this morning supporting her very large chest with a very small string bikini who was nowhere near the beach, and nowhere near a cover-up of any kind. And I’m sure the naked woman who frequently streaks through downtown is just having the time of her life today. (Welcome to wacky LA!)
I get it, we’re only 2 degrees off from having triple digit heat as I write this, so I understand the need to lose some layers, however, let’s keep it socially acceptable people! When I need to beat the heat I tend to go for sheer gauzy fabrics, flowy tops and dresses that provide some comfort and ventilation, a fun mani-pedi, and of course bright summer colors. I recently celebrated a friend’s birthday at one of my favorite places, Malibu Wines Tasting Room, deep in the hills of Malibu. It was an awesome afternoon sipping on chilled wine, snacking on cheese and crackers, and attempting to stay cool in that pre-summer sun that is just relentless in the open California air.
Being it was a semi-casual birthday vibe, I of course took the opportunity to wear one of my fun summer sundresses, keeping it casual with a breathable bralette as my choice undergarment, and flat sandals. My wonderful friend Kelly was kind enough to snap a couple of photos for me before the sweating got too intense! I absolutely love bright florals, and I jumped at the chance to wear this dress paired with a fun fuschia clutch and coordinating nail color. For those who don’t know, yellow, especially a golden/canary yellow, is my favorite color, and the bright colors in the floral of this dress means I have a lot of options for adding brightly colored heels or accents to the outfit. This print is about as easy as color mixing gets!
Dress: Urban Outfitters, available on clearance in stores, or similar options here, here, and here!
Bralette: Amazon, very affordable
Bangle: Nasty Gal
Shoes: Target! (About 5 years old and I still love them! Similar here and here)
Shades: F21, recently back in stock!