Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Golden Haze

14.8.15

Personal Style: Golden Haze

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic
 
 LOCATION: VANCOUVER, BC
   
 
Stay chic (and ventilated) during those long summer nights.


I absolutely love this time of year. The days are bright and full, and the evenings are long and warm. Especially living right on the Pacific ocean, the beaches (both sandy and rocky) are my favorite places to go - something about the water, the mountains, and the sky, all in various iterations of blue, converging on the horizon makes me so peaceful and glad to be alive. Pair that with the sunset, and the city that lights up as it sinks - first catching and reflecting the golden light with its sky-scraping glass, then illuminating on its own, signaling the start of the night.

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

Black Heeled Oxfords Are A Wardrobe Staple! #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic

Beautiful August Sunset At Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC. #NothingShortOfChic
Photography by DJ Cleland-Hura | Dress: Thrifted | Shoes: Naturalizer (Thrifted) | Sunglasses: Thrifted | Earrings: Handmade 

Isn't it glorious? (Jericho beach, at sunset)

Of course, I also love the weather (the warm breezes, the puffy clouds, the not-too-hot but still bronzing sunshine) for another reason: I can wear shorts and skirts and sleeveless numbers without discomfort. This beautiful collared chiffon button-down dress is the perfect example - the shorter hemline, the breezy fabric, and the lack of sleeves, not to mention the extra ventilation in the back, are sweet, summery, and chic. I especially love the color and print, as well as the tiny metallic buttons that adorn the dress's front.

These oxfords are my favorite shoes, despite being black (because really, black shoes are so essential), because they go with everything and look amazing doing it. Not to mention, they're incredibly comfortable - but the gentle heel adds enough height that I feel taller and more confident all day long despite only having an extra inch.

I accessorized very simply with a silver bracelet and cat-eye sunglasses (they make me feel so glamorous), plus a pair of statement earrings. I actually made these earrings from polymer clay and eye pins - and I love them!

However... I also love August because my birthday is coming up soon!

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