For a small intermission between room makeover posts, you can see my Lovely Lady feature on Emma Dime today sharing my summer uniform, and I mean that literally. I think I wore this shirt 5 out of 7 days a week because it was the lightest shirt I owned for Houston heat waves while still looking somewhat dressed up… eating popsicles. Or something like that.
You can see the full post here!
photos by Jared Smith
There’s just something about a good shift dress that I just love to freak out over. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it’s the closest thing I’ve found to wearing a muumuu around to work while still remaining socially acceptable and feeling cute. Add that in with a funky print and I’m double sold!
What I’m really trying to say is a cute and easy to wear dress is pretty much the solution to all of my wardrobe problems, and I’ve picked out some of my favorites that are all under $100. Let’s be honest here, I’m a modestly sized blog.,$100 is pretty much my max dress budget…
Honestly, where in the world has July gone? I can’t even talk about how we’re more than halfway to 2015, I feel like this whole year thus far is one giant blur. I’ve still managed for it to be filled with loads of good memories but I can’t help but think I don’t stop and appreciate them enough. I had to remind myself of that when the better part of me was convincing myself that I had too much work to do to go on a long weekend trip starting today, but I don’t want to be in such a routine that I let my whole life pass me by because of work.
All of this to say wish me luck as I let go of the death grip on my computer to head to Gardner State Park… and that there are zero bee encounters while I’m there, but I won’t go into that history lesson right now. In other news, I thought I’d share with you a few updates with things that are going on behind the scenes here at Sugar & Cloth, and a few of my current favorite things from the part of July that I was able to catch…
Floppy hats are kind of like my summer disguise. I have what I like to call “wings” (not as in an angel), but as in hair frizzies, and Houston humidity shows me no mercy. Alas, hats of all kinds are welcomed with open arms during the summer months, and I decided I’d ad my token aesthetic to a plain floppy happy with these DIY polka dots.
Ironically my lovely friend Kelly and I happened to both make painted floppy hats around the same time (hers in her true donut fashion), so I held off a bit before sharing mine. It’s hard to compete with donuts, but then you add a little bit of pink and I melt, ya know?
All of this to say don’t judge me the next time you happen upon me at brunch wearing an oversized polka dot floppy hat indoors…