Miami Themed Summer Uniform

September 1, 2014 • Style

you guys, i’m sorry i went m.i.a. on you for a couple of weeks. summer started out really hectic, with lots of cool projects and not enough time to enjoy the sunshine – even on the weekends. then it morphed into the laziest month of august i’ve ever known. i felt like i had burned through all of my energy and inspiration, and i truthfully needed a time out from everything. at one point, even instagram seemed like so much work – and i’ve never felt like that before. so a time-out is what i took, and it was the best decision i’ve made all year. it was so good to have some time to just think about upcoming projects, and not spend all my energy on ‘keeping up’.

i also feel like i refuelled just in time to be able to face an incredible fall season. in about two weeks time, THE BOOK I WROTE ABOUT BLOGGING will arrive in book stores all around the country. i can’t even tell you how excited that makes me. i’ve got plenty of workshops and presentations lined up for september, october and november – and it makes me so happy to think that i might be able to meet a lot of my readers there!

in terms of this blog, there’s a particularly exciting change on the way – i finally decided to make the move to a self-hosted domain. of course this presented an awesome opportunity to tinker with the branding and layout, too. i can’t wait to show you everything, and hopefully i’ll be able to in a couple of weeks. i’m also working on a special style series that i will start once the new layout is up – i get butterflies thinking about that project.

in the meantime, i couldn’t let september 1st pass by without an update from behind the scenes, right? there’s a lot i can’t quite share yet, so i decided to give you a peek of what was (and will hopefully continue to be for a couple more weeks) my summer uniform. an easy breezy MAISON SCOTCH dress with acapulco print, summer hat and glamorous sandals by miami-based designer CORINNA SAIAS – i’ll sure miss this combo once the temperatures drop in geneva.

photos by stephanie duval // dress from MAISON SCOTCH // sandals by CORINNA SAIAS // hat from zara


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