It’s two days before summer and things have got rather steamy around these parts.
No, I’m not talking about THAT book. I’m talking the realisation that the hot and humid season is here to stay.
The challenge is that this sticky time also coincides with the arrival of the party season. The Season of the Catch-Up.
You still want to dress up but you want to keep – and look – your cool.
Usually I reach for a frock, something breezy and kaftany.
But last weekend, I changed it up a bit with these white pants and a floral top. Yes, floral top.
I’ve flirted and fallen for floral pants this summer, so it seemed only fitting to get my floral on in the top/shirt department too.
It’s from NaraCamicie Australia*. NaraCamicie Australia has a bricks and mortar store in Paddington, Sydney, and also sells online. It’s an Italian-designed brand that has celebrated the Italian shirt for 28 years and there are 600 stores worldwide.
This is just one of the many stunning tops and shirts on sale in the store, with prices ranging from $105 to $275 and sizing from size 6-16. I’m wearing size 14.
Here it is on the model
And here it is on me
I’m taking advantage of that hip tie to blouse the top a little, to hide certain bits that I’m a fan of hiding. I’ve also layered it over a white stretch cami – one of my wardrobe building blocks.
Now, I know I’ve got my not-so-model-like arms out on show but that’s just what ends up happening around these parts in summer so I get over myself and just get them out. If it’s cooler where you live, this also lends itself to a cover up or jacket like the ones I featured here.
These heels just scream summer. If you’re someone who is passionate about animal-friendly products then have a read of the back story to this online store here. You’ll be a very happy shoe and animal lover. Flat shoes are coming but at the moment you’ll find killer heels a-go-go. Love that they arrived by courier with gel pads for the balls of your feet. The platform is seriously supportive, though, so would probably only need in an emergency.
Lately I’ve been wearing this necklace at any opportune moment. So fresh, summery and oozing in style. You can loop it up too with a special clasp, which I did here. Love that this is a Queensland-based business and love that it’s the brainchild of two stunning sisters. Love that I’ve seen a sneak preview of their new collection, which is out Friday. There’s neon, Stylers, and you know how that excites me.
What kind of occasions are coming up for you this summer? Could this type of outfit work? Thoughts on florals?
* The shirt, shoes and necklace were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.