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Hat: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Izod | Shoes: American Eagle | Dress: BB Dakota

Is there anything more comfortable than wearing something silky and loose in the heat? This dress made the 80 degree weather today feel bearable, thank goodness, because I’m a winter gal by far. I bought it in a little boutique in New Hampshire last summer for my birthday night out in Boston, and I am still in love. I think the pattern is supposed to be goldfish which is pretty rad if you ask me. Where better for a photo shoot than on the lock bridge by Schenley Park in PGH? It was a romantic setting, and the gazebo was fun for twirling around in, though it was dizzying.

Originally I’d done up my makeup so I had on bold eyeliner, and then I looked in the mirror and asked myself why I was trying to upstage this dress with my makeup? So I wiped it all off and wore a little bit of a shimmery peach shadow instead. Which brings up an excellent point: Just because it took you a lot of time and effort to do your makeup, doesn’t mean that it was done right or that it looks good. So instead of spending a half hour doing it every morning, you should really try to see what products you can cut out of your routine and to give yourself a more natural beauty look. I’ve found that a lot of people who wear liner are actually much prettier without it because they look more like themselves.

Also, big barreled hair curlers should be your go-to hair styling tool this summer, because the first day you get loose curls and if you sleep on it the next day you end up with beachy waves. This is excellent because washing your hair too often will dry it out and take away hairs natural oils, and washing less will help to keep your hair healthy in the heat.

My angel friend Elyse who photographed this shoot, has also been helping me to revamp the blog interface, so feel free to take a look around if you’ve got some time! I’ve added two pages, Beauty and Sketches, and hope to add a wishlist page soon!

As always, thanks for reading!

[It’s Elementary, Dear]

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