Fashionably Late

Last week was my worst nightmare. I was on my way to a media interview and the garage wouldn't open. My car was inside. I tried it a million times. No budge. I've never had to manually open a garage before so luckily I was able to figure it out within 10 min. Still on time (I always leave early anyway). So I was going to be RIGHT on time.

 

But then I got in the car and the address I had been given didn't show up on my gps! 😏 So...I guessed. In Atlanta, this is a mistake. Because there are a million streets called "Peachtree someting or another". I picked the wrong Peachtree and went to Buckhead, when I should have gone downtown. I was able to sort this, but by the time I parked and went through security to get to the suite I was going to I was 20 MINUTES LATE!!! 

20 MINUTES LATE!!!! 

Where I grew up,  this sort of thing is unacceptable but when I arrived to my meeting they were as nice and chipper as ever! They didn't mind at all that I was super late, they were just happy to see me! Mind you, I was going to the cities number one fashion publication, I was mortified by my gratuitous tardiness 😬   

 

Maybe I was just "fashionably late"? I don't usually subscribe to this theory. If you're not 5 min early in my experience, you're late, but in big cities like Atlanta, LA and Miami...people seem much less phased. Maybe it's just the culture. Maybe it's a grace period and understanding of the traffic that plagues these busy cities? Maybe it's the fashion industry. Maybe it's just principal? Honestly guys, I don't know the answer. People are just always late in big cities.  

 

However, despite my recent findings, I'll continue to stick to my gut and plan to be early out of respect for others and respect for my upbringing. 5 min early is always on time for me...what about you guys? Are you fashionably late, right on time or always early?

 

I decided to use this set of photos because of the movement of this beautiful Show Me Your Mumu maxi. It looks like I'm on a mad dash in many of these photos and felt appropriate 😂 You can shop it on my IG via LIKEtoKNOW.it! Hope everyone's weeks are off to a good (timely) start!  

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Photos by Kelly Lane Photography  

Summer Shandy

On the record, my favorite color is yellow. Light, bright and beautiful yellow. For me it's the color of two things I love: summertime and happiness. One of my favorite drinks of summer is Summer Shandy beer. It's craft, but refreshing with its bold infusion of lemon. Ugh, I'm thirsty just thinking about it! But, I have to behave otherwise my summer bikini bod will take off faster than Atlantans from work on a Friday afternoon! 😂 However, one of the reasons I like Summer Shandy is the bottle in comes in. The label is that beautiful, bright, inviting shade of yellow that's guaranteed to be a good time. 

When I saw this beautiful sundress I thought, THIS screams summer...in the most delicious way! It's light and breezy and flows back with every blow of the wind. It's thin, but double layered so you can't see through it, but you won't swelter in it. On this day it was 89 degrees outside, not a cloud in the sky! I survived!  

I love the tassel details on the shoulder ties. It's a very simple sundress and these tassels are just interesting enough to give the dress a fun hint of character and detail.  

I paired this look with one of my favorite pairs of wedges. They have bright, multicolored stiching in green, pink, blue and of course that perfect hue of yellow. They are so much fun to pair with just about anything, but I especially love how they compliment this beautiful dress. Such a playful and pretty summery touch!  

This entire look is linked on my Instagram. You can shop it by signing up for LIKEtoKNOW.it! Once you've done that, you can either like or screenshot my pics to having shipping links from my looks emailed right to you to shop as you please! Happy Summer Shopping!  

 

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