Fashion

Fashion

Fashion

FashionFashion

Fashion

Fashion

Fashion
Kimono: Helena Quinn; Sunnies: Raen; Tank: Old Navy; Cut Offs: Express; Heels: Lauren Ralph Lauren; Hoops: Stella & Dot

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

Here’s another one.

“Why, oh why, is it 94 degrees outside?”

I don’t mind hot temperatures, normally. Give me a gentle, continuous breeze…or some air conditioning, and I’m all set! I lived in Florida almost five years (not counting the countless Summers and holidays spent in Florida as well). I lived in St. Petersburg, which is south of Tampa. Now, St. Petersburg is hot. I’m not denying this; however, when almost all of St. Pete is surrounded by large bodies of water (i.e., Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico), you have a nice, continuous breeze to cool you off.

“To be, or not to be…hot.”

Charlotte does not have this breeze. Or any breeze.

Now, I am enjoying my time in Charlotte, please don’t get me wrong…but it is SO HOT down here during the Summer! This is my second Summer down here and I still cannot hack this weather. I mean, how does one dress for this constant humidity??

“To be, or not to be…fashionable.”

I recently received this GORGEOUS Helena Quinn kimono in my Summer 2017 Box of Style (check out the review HERE) and I thought, “This is PERFECT!” First off, it’s gorgeous. It’s sheer, it has a lovely floral print and it even has pockets (which will sell me on an item every time!). So how does one wear a kimono? You could do the obvious…dress pants or over a sheath dress. You could don this at the pool or on the beach, or you could style it the way I did, with a pair of white cut offs and a simple white tank. This chic layering piece will certainly up the ante to any Summer look in your closet.

“To be, or not to be…literary.”

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this park while Uptown and I immediately loved it! This park, known as “The Green,” is literary themed, with author names on directional signs, plenty of sculptures and sidewalks etched with quotes. It was so much fun to stumble across this unique park and even better to do it with some panache by way of kimono…and gorgeous Lauren Ralph Lauren heels…

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

“To throw on a beautiful design, and to get lost in a magical garden, that is the answer.”

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