So, I'll start this post off with some news. I was initially wary to share it here, because... it will ultimately end in me showing more of myself in this arena than I'd planned. But, as I've stated a million times- I love to write far more than I love to accessorize. Writing is the one way I can say what I ACTUALLY mean [my verbal words get so jumbled].
Having explained all of that, I think [as my readers] that you likely would care to READ more than just my thoughts on sandals. If you aren't feeling it- by all means, skip to the photos below where I'll offer my usual musings on ways to aesthetically cover your body. BUT, if you're curious, here goes:
I am [officially] a contributor for The Conversation. You know, the Lifetime TV show from Demi Moore and Amanda de Cadenet? Each week, The Conversation offers real, honest talk. Real conversation. Real topics. You'll see the likes of Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga, Diane von Furstenberg, Jane Fonda, Melissa McCarthy.... the list goes on. And they are talking honestly about their lives- their ups and downs, their families & relationships, their careers, even on a level in regards to their self esteem. It is empowering, and sometimes- a shocking relief. To know that women we idolize have struggles and joys just like the rest of us. SO, Amanda & Company made a website to turn this conversation into a community.
And for some reason, I decided [and more importantly, was accepted] to write for them. You can read my author bio here, or skip straight to my first article. Why was I so nervous to share it here? Because, it is more personal than I'd ever get here. It is more personal than I may even get with friends. Many of you reading are people I've known my entire life. Many of you may just know who I am through friends of friends. We may be coworkers. You might be my family [hi Mom]. You could be someone who met me once at a wedding or concert and by default we are now Facebook friends and here you are, about to read some really personal stuff about my really personal life. But the thing is....
That is probably okay. The whole point of this blog is not to be the next fashion icon or shopping guru. It is to have an outlet for my writing, and this blog has offered me that opportunity on The Conversation community. AND, if my personal struggles [or joys] are shared on a much larger scale, I should be brave enough to share them here. SO, take a look if you so please. Phew.
Now that that is out of the way- onto the post I'd ORIGINALLY planned:
SO, I don't know about your location--- but Boise has had a regular heat wave on our hands. Last weekend, it was in the 90s!! Holy smokes, that is hot. SO... I face the dilemma I encounter each and every summer... what do you wear when your face is melting off? My instinct says muumuu, my brain says pull it together.
If you want to be stylish but remain cool as a cucumber... my answer is a sundress and a statement necklace. The dress is really just a thin piece of cloth that doesn't make me overheat. But the addition of the necklace turns the look into a full-on outfit. This overall idea is going to get me through the next few months [and dare I say, TRIPLE digit temperatures]. How do you feel about chunky jewelry in summer??