My Perfect Summer Outfit

In the summertime, skinny jeans suddenly feel like a sticky wet suit impregnated with your own sweat, sweaters make you want to rip holes in the underarm area, the slightest breeze feels like heaven, and the sun rays continually blind you with piercing intensity.  You just want to wear something that doesn’t touch your body, something that floats.  The best and worst thing about hot summer temperatures is that you can get away with, and often must, wear next to nothing.  Showing more skin generally makes me feel uncomfortable, however, I’ve found a solution, and it’s really quite simple: the t-shirt dress.  


The t-shirt dress really isn’t a dress at all, just an elongated piece of fabric that is just long enough to be socially accepted as proper clothing.  To be honest, I feel somewhat inappropriate when a wear this, not just because I haven’t worn light summer clothing in a long time, but also because it basically feels like I’m only wearing underwear…  but really, aren’t we all naked under our clothes? (okay I’m getting too deep here)

I feel like this dress is dangerously close to looking like pajamas, so I threw on the bowler hat and Ray Ban Clubmasters to bring it up a level.  If I had owned any, I may have also paired this dress with some nude ankle boots, but alas, I have none. Something to add to my wishlist…

For makeup, I went pretty natural.  A neutral rosy blush, a your-lips-but-better lipstick colour, and a bit of golden/taupe eyeshadow.  In fact, most of the makeup I wore was Benefit.


I had the day off, so instead of being boring inside the apartment, I decided to visit the gardens of the Chateau, which are absolutely expansive.  I grabbed a sandwich at a bakery beforehand, so I could have myself a little picnic.   T’was a gorgeous day, and I didn’t even mind doing it all alone.

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You can see some photos of my walk through the Château de Versailles gardens on my Instagram!  Also, I’m on all these other social media sites below:

I'm a Californian in my mid-twenties who studied Art History and lived in France for 3 years. I blog honestly about my travels, share my thoughts on life, and get poetic about art and photography. I also sell prints of my photographs on Etsy.

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