If you are like me, you might have to google what the “Dog days of summer” even means. I had no real clue, I just thought it had to do with being really hot and miserable. I had also heard this was the period of time when the snakes shed their skins, become blind, and will strike at anything. Mostly, though, they are just referred to as the hot, sultry days of summer.Come to find out, it has nothing to do with dogs, and everything to do with the constellations. How in the world did we make that jump? This was a Greek and Romans term that refers to the dog star, Sirius. It also coincides with the hottest time of the year, a time the Greeks thought could bring fever or catastrophe.Now that you have had your history, and astrology lesson, let’s move on to fashion. Lol! I thought since we were doing blog posts about the heat, I should wear shorts. But the star of this post is the fringe kimono! I wore this kimono already (see here) once this year, but the pictures were before the sun came up so you might not have gotten a good look at how stunning it really is. These wraps are relatively inexpensive, especially for the impact they deliver. They can take a plain look, (shirt and pants.) and make it look like you spent all day getting ready. This little wrap can be as dressy or as casual as you want. I have went very casual, just wearing it with shorts, but it would look wonderful over a dress. I may try that for my next look.
Fringe Kimono: Cream | Pink in a Plus | GrayThe bright turquoise tank top is one that is probably 3 or 4 years old. I don’t wear it real often, even though it is a gorgeous top. The design you see, is tiny little beads, and they scratch your arm when you move. Having a cardigan or another top over the tank, helps keep the beads from rubbing, but you still occasionally feel them. This top is from dressbarn, which surprised me, because I don’t buy a lot from that store.
Turquoise Tank: Sequins | Similar | PlusI guess you get to see my new nails sooner than I thought. I went with a french manicure, there is an added silver line, that you can’t see. I have on my turquoise bracelet, and four bangles (Frances, Halsey, Odette, and Skye) from Plunder. I thought the bangles looked good with the fringe kimono, kind of the boho look. I have an August contest running with Plunder. EVERYONE who places an order from Plunder through me in the month of August, will be entered in for a $25.00 Plunder gift certificate. You can buy a 14.00 bracelet, and you will be entered into the contest. To shop with me, here is the website: http://www.plunderdesign.com/taniastephens Try copying and pasting this in the address line, and hopefully it will work. If not, then type in my stylist number 241007 in the stylist box at checkout. I have started an online party, and there is a dropdown box where you can choose Tania’s P Party at checkout also. I haven’t worn these Marc Fisher sandals in a while, but I thought they went really well with this outfit. I wasn’t sure I would like the gold details with this look, but I actually do. These were comfortable to walk in, and I just didn’t want to wear heels today. It is nice to have a dressier pair of sandals as a alternative to heels. Just because you have not had your laugh for the day, I am including this picture. What on earth was I doing? I think I was trying to show you the fringe on the kimono, but I look like I am sleep walking. Haha These are the types of photos that you NEVER get to see. For every photo you see, I have probably trashed three. So, take lots of photos, you’ll get one or two that you can live with. Lol! The shorts I have on are what I consider a dress pair. They are a really dark denim style, and the cuff gives them that dressier look. I tried to read in the label the brand, but they went so fancy with the writing, I couldn’t make it out. It looks like One Lane.
Be sure to check out these other lovely ladies, and see how they styled for the dog days.
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