September 2, 2010
Dress: BB Dakota (Mink Boutique, Portland)
Necklace: J. Crew
Shoes: J. Crew
Whew, today was another scorcher and oh so humid! Not to be gross, but I have been changing at least twice a day because I’m sweating that much. This was my final look of the day, assembled after a cold shower right before heading out for dinner. While we search for a long term rental, I refuse to unpack my bags so my options are mostly limited to whatever is on top and not too wrinkled. When I pulled this dress out, my boyfriend immediately professed his love for it and so my decision was made for me. I think if he had his way, I would wear a sundress and no makeup everyday. Lucky for him, I see quite a bit of that in our future.
I never thought I would be happy to go without a purse, but when it’s this hot and sticky, I don’t want to add any extra layers. The pockets on this dress made it that much easier to forgo a bag. To add a little something to a rather plain look, I wore one of my favorite necklaces. I love the mixed chains and rhinestones and most of all the ribbons, and these sandals seemed to perfectly match the vibe of the necklace as they, too, bear ribbons and rhinestones.
In writing his post, I was surprised to realize that this look was made up of only three items. I seem to have embraced a much more minimal style without realizing it, but I think life on the beach (or maybe it’s this heat?) demands one. Do you feel like your environment silently shapes your style?