Simplicity and solitude – gifts that my recent travels afforded me in abundance. It’s funny how a change of scenery can ultimately end up being so kind to the soul, how it can shift your focus from high-velocity living to the elegant subtleties that can only be found in the slow lane. In fact, travel offers freebies galore – fresh new perspectives, illuminating experiences, even a chance to rediscover your true self – gifts I had the pleasure and the privilege of enjoying during my time away.

The balmy breezes of South Florida weren’t just great for my head either, the heavenly climate also gave me a chance to shed all the heavy layers I’ve been wearing in Chicago in favor of easy summer style. This chic little shift dress I’m wearing is one of my wardrobe favorites (I know, more black ;)). I’ve had it for years and it proves that classics never go out of style. On a side note I have to say that it felt wonderfully freeing to bare my arms and legs again. Simple pleasures.

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Shift V 2Laundry Shift Dress {n/a} / Chanel Handbag / Zara Sandals { last season, but similar here} / Ralph Lauren Jacket  {similar here} / Cartier Watch / Aspry Cross / Ray-Ban Wayfarers


Link Ups:  Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesdays and Style Elixir: Style Sessions

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