Our weather here has been vacillating between sunny pool days and crazy summer storms that make me want to hole up in a coffee shop with a cappuccino and a good book. Last night we were at the movies and the power went out because the storms were so violent! It was very surreal. I’ve been taking advantage of the weather to wear as many miniskirts as possible and I have a major craving for an Isabel Marant mini right now! It’d be perfect with a thin tee for summer but come fall, that skirt would be crazy good with a nubby turtleneck. I might have to make a move and get mine this week!

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Hi again! I hope my stateside readers enjoyed a happy 4th yesterday. You may have noticed I’ve been absent for the last two weeks and for that I apologize. I’ve been having some health issues the last few months and I needed some time to rest and recover. I’m doing better now and incredibly eager to be back. I’ve been doing Sea of Shoes for ten years and have never taken that much time off. It was very hard to be away from my blog!

It’s now absolutely scorching hot here in Dallas and pants are out of the question. I was shlepping around town with my mom one day when we were drawn in to the Kate Spade boutique by the pretty dresses in the window. I fell hard for this peppery sundress as soon as I laid eyes on it. The fabric has so much body and the scallop detailing and tucked waist make this dress really sweet. It’s going to be my go-to for the rest of the summer, perfect to pack for some trips we have planned! I also picked up this adorable oversized shirtdress on sale and I’ve been living in that lately. So comfortable and breezy when the weather outside is so muggy and opressive.

Wearing Kate Spade sundress with vintage bangles and Furla minibag and Office of Angela Scott Mr. Winnie slides.

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I mentioned that Jeff and I did a staycation this week. We stayed at the Belmont Hotel, a renovated 1940s motor hotel built by Charles Stevens Dilbeck in Oak Cliff. I am obsessed with the sprawling architecture of this hotel, it sets an intensely cinematic mood. The hotel is perched above all of Oak Cliff and you get a spectacular view into downtown Dallas.

I was very excited when ASOS offered me a few picks from their Holiday edit for the summer. If you’ve been following Sea of Shoes for a while you know I love ASOS! With our getaway and lots of pool time in mind, I packed a few swimsuits (like this leopard bikini from ASOS you might have seen on Instagram) and easy breezy skirts and crop tops to go to dinner in. I chose this gingham maxi skirt and crop top to wear as a set. I had to have it when I saw it! A two piece set is so easy when it comes to packing, and the gingham print felt era-appropriate for our retro staycation. I also am in love with this circular straw bag felt perfect for right now and was perfect for packing my beach towel.


This post was made in partnership with ASOS, as always all opinions are my own.

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