Happy Monday Babes!
I’m not even mad that it’s Monday and I’m heading to work because I’m in desperate need of a vanilla iced coffee and some strong central air conditioning. I saw a tweet over the weekend where someone said they wanted to go back to work just for the central air. Which I can totally relate to and if you live in the New York area, you know what I mean! Central air is not the norm for us up here and instead we have window air condition units so there was only one cool room in my apartment and it was the bedroom. Not that I’m complaining about laying in bed all day, but this heat wave is unbearable. Fall needs to get here ASAP!
I’m a city girl at heart. I grew up in a city environment, went to school in a city enviornment and learned to thrive in one. In high school, we didn’t have football games or any typical outside sports since we used the public park across the street for P.E, if you want a sense of nature, you go to Central Park, most of the people I knew, myself included, received a metro card for our 16th birthday and learning to drive didn’t once cross our minds and although I couldn’t tell you how to drive, I could tell you how to get through a crowded subway commute where you’re the first person out the door. It’s strange to a lot of people, but to me it’s the norm.
But, as much as I love and find a city environment so comfortable, I love the tropical life, I crave it. Pineapples, palm trees, fresh fruit, saltwater, sand, ocean breeze, you name it and I love it. Granted, this post was shot in Miami, which is a city, they definitely move differently down there. It’s not an angry fast paced race (even though New Yorkers are all secretly lovable), it’s more laid back. Plus the resort we stayed at, was an amazing property that took you away from all of your troubles with it’s endless amenities, multiple pools and easy beach access . I’ve mentioned before on my blog that I really want to travel more and although there are a bunch of major cities I want to visit, I’m definitely leaning towards more tropical getaways for a nice change of pace and hopefully an abundance of pineapples and bananas.
I was really excited to wear this dress down there because I love how flowy and fun it is. Although it’s long sleeve, the material is so light and airy and I loved waving my arms and twirling in it. I also loved the low back with the tassel ties and the embroidery detail in the front for a nice added touch.
Dress: Lulu’s (similar). Shoes: Sam Edelman. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Necklace: Kendra Scott. Sunnies: Quay.
More bell-sleeve options I’m loving!