Cool For The Summer: Off-The-Shoulder


It was a Sunday afternoon and I had spent a good portion of the day writing in bed while listening to Fleetwood Mac. I was having a typical relaxing Sunday and was loving every minute of it. I’m all about a little R&R, but definitely don’t want to feel like I’ve wasted any time indoors especially when it’s too nice to not get out and enjoy the warm weather. I put on a nice, new off-the-shoulder dress and some makeup to make me feel refreshed and snap out of lazy Sunday mode. I think that’s what I love most about summer. You can easily throw on a dress or a t-shirt and shorts in 30 minutes or less. No need to worry about a coat, hat, gloves, socks or any of the annoyances that come with winter like having to shovel your car out of the snow. Because you all know how much fun that is.

The off-the-shoulder trend is definitely back full force this summer along with chokers, which I’m very pleased about. Shout out to all of my 90’s gals because I honestly do wish I remembered more of that magical decade. Who doesn’t love Saved by the Bell, Beanie Babies and Third Eye Blind? Pop culture just isn’t as cool anymore. Chokers have actually been around for centuries, but I think the 90’s really takes the cake because the stretch tattoo chokers were the bomb. The off-the-shoulder trend has returned from the 50’s when movie stars like Bridget Bardot and Grace Kelly flaunted their collarbones with the likes of off-the-shoulder tops in movies and red carpet events. It seems my Instagram feed, Bloglovin’ feed and every other social media feed is flooding with off-the-shoulder tops and dresses from various different brands and bloggers in all shades of pastel and white. It’s no wonder why I decided that a light blue off-the-shoulder dress needed to be part of my wardrobe. And I’m not even too fussy when it comes to keeping up with the trends, but I just adore this one. There is something so elegantly sexy about this style without it overtly trying to be. I think I’ll continue to appreciate the luxuries of summer like being able to wear a dress like this on a beautiful day with my guy as we walk in the park nearby. The sunset that night was absolutely beautiful and it’s days like these that make me feel really lucky to be able to enjoy the simple things in life. Not to sound too corny and all!

What’s your idea of the perfect Sunday afternoon and what will you be wearing? 

Denim Off-The-Shoulder Dress I Zara
Colorblocked D-Frame Sunglasses I Urban Outfitters
Kittyy Sandals I Steve Madden
 Mini MAC Convertible Crossbody Bag I Rebecca Minkoff (See similar)

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