One of the most interesting things about my closet is to see how it has evolved since I moved back to the South from New York. Gone are the days of all black everything, and I’m exploring my love of colors and prints again. That love came to a head when I saw this Delfi Collective dress. The jewel tones and the unique print definitely caught my eye. However, it was the flattering cut that had me obsessed. I loved the pleated skirt, and the bustier top and tie made the silhouette extra special. I wore this dress on a Summer evening to a friend’s birthday party, and I can’t wait to wear it again. Maybe it will make an appearance in Ireland if the weather is right!
So this past weekend, my friends from New York came down for a visit to say hello and check out my new home.
Every time the three of us get together, it’s the most fun ever, and this weekend was no exception! We ate at the most amazing restaurants, visited the aquarium, watched movies, and of course…went shopping. I got a new dress for Summer (coming soon to the blog) and the girls got an amazing white moto jacket and a Dior scarf, amongst other goodies. And while all of those things were a blast, it was just nice to be with my two best friends who feel like home. It was hard to leave New York and say goodbye, but this trip left me feeling as hopeful as ever that distance won’t separate us. And it was nice to share my new home with them and let them see me move on to a new stage in life. Go figure…it’s like we’re growing up or something!
Regardless of what we do together, it’s always a fashion-filled affair. We each have such different styles, so it’s so fun to go shopping and also pick out things we think will suit each other. While we were hitting the shops, I noticed that a lot of the items I gravitated to were the color flame- you know, kind of a poppy red hue. And then I realized that I did the same thing last year. I got this hot red number, and my Tom Ford “Flame” lipstick! Well, sticking with that tradition, I got myself a new Summer dress for 2017 in the same shade. I think the color is flattering on everyone, and the peekaboo cut-out shows some skin, without being too much. The best part? It’s under $60 – can you believe it! I think it’s the perfect dress for the 4th of July, a BBQ, outdoor cocktails, or simply a plain ol’ hot Summer’s day! (For more of my fav picks in this color check out these: Delfi, Donna Morgan, Zaraand Veronica Beard).