Floral Print Maxi

Summer is finally here and it’s going to stay a while. We’ve had some really warm weather in Ottawa this week with temperatures remaining steady in the mid thirties, but trust me I’m not complaining :)With so much heat and humidity this Summer it’s a challenge to stay cool and stylish at the same time. I found this chic and comfy floral print maxi at Forever 21 when I was shopping for my trip to Sri Lanka last month. I’ve been gravitating towards maxi dresses a lot this Summer. I find they have an element of formality with the added length and they’re comfortable to wear.

I like the contrast of the tropical floral pattern against the dark background of this particular dress. The weather in Colombo is a bit cooler than what we experienced last week but the humidity is about the same and this dress held up well. The bright colours in the dress make it a great choice for a day or evening outfit. I’ve worn it out to lunch during the day and to a show in the evening.

This maxi is so comfortable and sits well on the body when worn. I was a bit apprehensive in picking it up when I saw it on the rack but I’m glad I did. If you’ve ever owned a piece that looks better on you than it does on the hanger, well this dress is one of those pieces. It has a zip that fastens on the side and adjustable straps so you can have the neckline to your liking.

I paired the dress with some bright coloured tassel earrings from Forever 21. I also found another pair of bauble drop earrings that would go well with the dress. The dress does run a little longer than other maxis I’ve tried on so I opted for a pair of block heel sandals.

What do you think about maxi dresses for Summer – hot or not?

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Summer to Fall Transition Outfit

It’s that time of year when nights get colder and the leaves start to change. The transition from Summer to Fall is always a tough period to dress for. Luckily retailers have stepped up this year incorporating Summer colours with Fall fabrics! Check out this outfit I put together from Suzy Shier¬†

The mesh skirt comes in 2 colours pink and black, I opted for the pink. The pullover sweater comes in 4 different colours and is a versatile piece for Fall and Winter. The slippers are Circus by Sam Edelman which can be found at Sears or on the Circus website. They also come in a leopard print which is trending this Fall.  You can also dress this outfit up by changing the shoes from flats to black pumps.