Summer is a time for sunshine, love, and happiness. For me, the month of May usually flies by pretty quickly amidst birthday season and the last day of school activities for my littles. Then hello June, and it’s all about summer vacations and spending more time outdoors with the family.
I really love the sun and it makes me so happy, but sometimes it can be so hot and humid in Dallas with temperatures in the triple digits! Even hotter than in Ghana, where I grew up. It almost gets to be a bit of a challenge to look stylish in the Dallas summer heat. However, after living in a tropical country for most of my early years, I have almost mastered the art of dressing in the summer heat. The key to choosing the perfect summer outfit is all about comfort and picking a fabric that is light and airy.
So on the topic of summer, I bought this beach dress which is now on sale from ASOS and paired it with a few expensive pieces of jewelry. I love the flow of the dress, the color, and the simple cut. Now lets discuss why and how I wore these pieces.
The outfit as always is easy going and comfortable. The dress is surprisingly light and free flowing. I feel this dress could go well in the evening paired with red or yellow heels and a clutch, like what I am wearing. It can also be transformed into a daytime, more laid back look by pairing it with slippers and a straw hat and bag. I love how easy it is to dress up an outfit like that. All it takes is your imagination. What do you think?
As always I love jewelry so accessorised this look in the same manner and added a big floppy hat against the summer heat. I wore my playful lemon earrings from ModCloth and the rest (cuff bracelet and disc necklace) is all Michael Kors. As always I have it all linked for you below. Hope you like it!
There’s nothing better than an ideal white dress for summer. Every time I wear this dress – and by now I’ve worn it a couple times – I get questions and compliments. This dress is casual and looks great with sandals, flip flops, or wearing heels.
I’m obsessed! I paired this crisp white dress with comfortable floral slingback sandals.
So what makes a staple dress in my books?
Comfort: Investing in a piece of clothing that you feel your best self in. Comfort adds to confidence and confidence alludes to style.
Style: Classic, on-trend, and effortless.
Timelessness: Ask yourself if you are likely to wear this dress this time next season.
verb – to allow yourself or someone else to have something enjoyable
This should be my daily mantra but like most people, I keep going and going without ever listening to the warning signs of my body. Fortunately, I have learned to give myself moments to myself through meditation and relaxation so I am able to enjoy time now in life and with my family and friends.
Summer brings longer days, a variety of flowers and fresh scents, and taking a moment to indulge in new products and pamper yourself.
Usually this time of year requires the most maintenance to your skin since the air is dry, it’s extremely hot, and you’ll want to keep your skin healthy under the sun’s blazing rays.
I believe in looking after your skin with oils and luxurious products. It might seem tedious to some but this little act of self care and showing your body a little extra time really does help with leading a much more well rounded and stress free life.
For my face, I started using Josie Maran 100% Argan oil. It keeps my face hydrated on hot summer days although this has become a part of my nightly routine.
I’m not a big fan of sitting in the sun for hours at a time but every now and then a little sun exposure is fine. For a quick sun-tanned look for summer, you can try the Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil. It gives a beautiful healthy glow, quick to apply on your body, and stays on your skin for up to two weeks.
How often do you use it?
I use the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil almost every evening before bed. In the beginning, I applied a small portion on the side of face to make sure I didn’t have a reaction.
Now I use it as part of my nightly routine, combined with my favorite products to ensure my skin is looking its best.
For the Self-Tanning Oil, I used it once and it gave me a beautiful tan. You can determine how dark your application and can use as often as you like every two weeks.
What results have you seen?
I can only speak from my own experience since skin type differs from person to person but I am seeing a noticeable difference in the lines on my forehead and how my skin feels radiant and plump after I started using the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil.
Initially I was a bit skeptical and feared a breakout on my skin, however, I feel like my skin has improved ever so slightly so I’m going to continue using the product in the hope that it will minimize the lines on my forehead and help slow down the aging lines.
For the Josie Maran Self-Tanning oil, I recall how shocked Alex was when he got home and saw me looking so tanned. Initially he thought I had been basking for hours in the sun!
Again, it really depends on how evenly you apply it to your skin and following the instructions in the pamphlet.
Have you tried Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil? What has your experience been like? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.