The ease with which I could once climb a tree has officially got me stumped (pun intended). While trying to get some interesting pictures, it seemed like a good idea until I was half way to where I planned to perch. This is a how to go about climbing a tree in a dress: don’t be afraid of heights at all, because you have to climb it standing (no inch worm crawls). I was only about 8 feet from the ground and had a freak out. I guess I will never to go the top of the Eiffel tower.
Let’s talk about the dress though and the fact that in half the pictures I’m wearing it with sneakers. This has been one of the trends this summer that I have had a struggle with. For functionality, I love that sneakers are making an appearance in street style, but aesthetically I’ve had objections. When I look down at my feet wearing sneakers with a dress I have flashes to middle school uniform jumpers with runners on PE day. Not cute.
That being said, I wanted to give it a shot and I am SO glad that I did. After having the look photographed, I sort of fell in love with it. I think, like in most fashion situations, you have to be confident in what you wear; take a selfie in the mirror if you don’t trust what your eyes are seeing. It may persuade you and give you just the self affirmation you need!
This dress also happens to be one of my summer favorites. I will reveal a little trick of mine: order petite. I’m 5’6″ which is technically not “petite”, but I find that maxi-dresses run long and drag. Now that the mini to maxi lengths are all considered acceptable and fashionable, pick the length based on what you like best! Just be careful when taking body type into consideration!
This dress isn’t on sale yet, but it’s sister color is as are the sneakers!!!
1. My dress
Photo Credit: Instant de Vie Photography