This week I feel sexy in…
Ah, June! Sunny days, warm temperatures and the start of Ottawa festival season. The school girl in me still equates this time of year with the impending freedom of summer vacation. As a girl, the end of school meant putting away my collared shirts and tailored skirts and roaming outdoors in loose, flow-y cotton dresses. Now that I’m grown, wearing sundresses give me the same happy feelings…and some serious popsicle cravings.
This dress was my first ever purchase at Ambiance, my favourite place to shop in San Francisco, one of my favourite places in the world. When I first saw the dress on the rack, I actually dismissed it, thinking I was too old to wear something with a sash. But the sales woman pointed out that I could always trade the sash for a belt and so I tried it on. And I fell in love. And I never have tried pairing it with a belt.
I wore this on what was the hottest day of the year so far. The temperature round the city climbed beyond 30 degrees, with a big helping of humidity on the side. It’s the kind of weather my Caribbean genetics were designed for. More than one cold-lover has said to me that they find winter easier to deal with because when temperatures plummet they just put on another layer of clothing. My body is the opposite. If I strip down to a light, cotton garment like this I’m happy as a clam in the hot, hot heat.
In addition to sundresses, another hallmark of my childhood summers was our family’s yearly trip to Niagara Falls. This weekend I’m headed to the honeymoon capital of the world with my favourite family member – The Man of Mans to celebrate his birthday!
Happy Birthday, The MoMs! I love you the most. xo