It begins as one of those days when, before you wake up, you can smell the sunshine. This is how Summer feels. This is how Summer inspires.
Embracing the day means different things to each of us. For me, today feels ready for an iced Americano on the terrace, my wide-brimmed Eugenia Kim hat to block the sun, and the perfect little white dress. A bright outfit that works with the simplest of accessories and conveys my mood. This dress by Alexis has a name. It is Elaina. With its wide straps, which can be knotted or tied into bows, smooth top, and the fringed floral detailing, I know that I am ready to enjoy the day.
Some days I want to wear all the rings and sometimes none. My APM Monaco collection keeps growing. The ‘Meteorites’ pieces are close to my heart. Chosen for me by someone special, someone who keeps my heart happy. There is no shame in wearing all of them is there?
My Chloé Half Moon Minaudiere makes me think of horses. The bracelet handle and the saddlebag shape. Perhaps I will go riding this weekend if my friends are in the city. My bag is ‘Made in Spain,’ and it is gorgeous – the detailing, the stitching, and the bracelet, especially the bracelet.
Did you know that sunshine chemically lifts your spirits? Summer literally makes you feel better thanks to stronger sunlight and more hours to soak up the luxurious rays. We are blessed on the west coast to be able to walk through nature and have fresh air to breath. Even in the middle of the city, you can feel the strength of the trees and the calmness of the blossoms.
As I slip on my Dior kitten heels and choose my favourite Front sunglasses, my phone rings, and I know that he is downstairs.
‘Walking on Sunshine Sequin Summer Hat by Eugenia Kim $590
APM Monaco Rings & Necklace $115-$228
Front Black Gold Sunglasses $345
Chloé Half Moon Minaudiere in Beige $1840
Elaina Dress by Alexis in White $530
Dior J’Dior Kitten Heels in Cream $1005
All items are available at Colton’s Couture boutiques in the Lower Mainland.
Pricing is approximate and may change due to sales.
All images property of Colton’s Couture.