It has been hot in the East Bay lately so I have been taking trips out by the bay to beat the heat. This weekend I decided on Sausalito. It’s a little town right outside of San Francisco on the Marin side of the bay. The landscape is reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The houses even sit against the hillside in a similar fashion. Sausalito’s downtown has many great restaurants right on the water. It’s a great way to hang out by the ocean and enjoy the cool climate without having to put on a swimsuit and go to the beach.
Sausalito is a great place for a date night on the water, but as with everything in San Francisco Bay Area you have to make sure it’s nice and warm or the cold will chill you to the bone. This day was one of those days. Perfect, beautiful galavanting around town type of weather. This dress may not actually scream summer, it’s definitely a great dress to wear for a date night. The flounce on the dress is perfect and I just love the way this dress moves with each step you take.
There are definitely days where I want to dress a bit more girly than others. I’m always wearing striped dresses like here, here, here and here, but I do not shy away from a good polka dot print. When I first saw this shift dress at Loft, I immediately fell in love with its big polka dots.
Length can be an issue for me at times depending on the look I’m going for. I am 5’5″ so regular sizes can at times be long while petite sizes are way too short for me. I knew that if I cinched the dress with a belt that it would be a completely different story, so I went with the regular size. Instantly, the dress transformed to the perfect length once I added on this metallic belt I got from H&M.
Polka dots are the epitome of girly and adding glitter accessories makes it even more girly. Most people limit glitter accessories to the holiday season. Although it is the summer, I am still going to rock these heels. They are the most comfortable pair of heels I have ever owned. What I love so much about this pair of heels is that they have glitter but also come off a bit muted which makes them easy to wear any time of the year.