So Hard to Say Goodbye to Summer Dresses

Emelda De Coteau
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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Photo Credit: Keston De Coteau
Photo Credit: Keston De Coteau

There is something effortless about the summer dress. Oh the joy of this after previous months of heavy coats and frigid temperatures. Usually there is not much ironing required; we can mostly wash and go. Music to most women’s ears, right?

Last Friday on my lunch break I picked up this chic multicolored dress (picture above) on clearance from Forever 21 for just $9.99. I am sure you can imagine my delight!

I have to admit, coming towards the end of August is always bittersweet; all the fashion magazines are turned towards fall, and I feel a bit like a girl whose stayed at the prom too long, convinced there is still time to dance.

I spent time looking at some of my favorite summer dresses from Anthropologie and a post on the Essence magazine website, creating a visual ode to the summer dress, that beautiful piece of our wardrobe that signals carefree days, barbecues and all around good times.
Oh what fun!

Enjoy your weekend and those fleeting warm days!

Live In Color – Emelda

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My Love Affair with Flip Flops

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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I have a confession. Last Saturday night I longed to wear my bright bubble gum pink flip flops with the girly white bows peaking up at me instead of those edgy black stilettos.

For the first time in years, the thought of prancing in heels didn’t excite me. Ok. My marathon day of trekking from one event to the next with our baby daughter Naima in tow didn’t help, but, as much as I hate to admit this, I am hopelessly in love with flip flops. Yes. I typed that.

This stiletto lover is also on team flip flops; not that I have abandoned my heels, but there are no shortage of stylish options with flip flops. As a teenager who considered herself trendy, flip flops often seemed too casual, too laid back to fit me.

Well, fast forward several years later, and flip flops are now fond reminders of warm weather, a fresh pedicure, lazy Sunday afternoons spent reading, and those comfort shoes I love digging out of the car after I’ve spent three hours dancing in towering heels (yes, I still manage to do that).

So, I am officially admitting to myself that I cheat on heels with flip flops, and you know what, it feels damn good.

Here are a few of my favorites from Tory Burch, Valentino, J. Crew, and others:

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Hats We Adore!

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Model Kate Moss gives us life in a sophisticated straw hat.

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Singer Kelly Rowland is elegant in this artistic piece, which exemplifies flair and classic beauty.

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A vintage blue hat turns up the volume with this ensemble.

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I’m loving this urban cowgirl feel!

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Solange, our favorite fashion muse, brings her unique individuality to an otherwise standard hat.

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Who says hats are only for big girls? Our gorgeous daughter Naima shows style has no age limit!

Live In Color – Emelda