The intersection of Athens and Paris in Summertime

Today I’m rocking what I’ll call “Grecian Chic…”, a little bit Greek goddess and a little bit summer in Paris.

THE DRESS: The 100% cotton pin-striped dress has a lovely crisp fluidity to it that makes it absolutely perfect for hot summer weather.  The belt is a hand-me-down from my mummy.  It’s a beige leather with a gold-tone buckle.  In this outfit it’s important to choose to wear white or yellow metals and then be consistent.  The tone doesn’t have to be consistent (you can mix brass and bronze and gold if you wear yellow), but I feel the yellow vs. white metal needs to be a choice here (not always mind you.)  I’m wearing the belt high because the dress has an empire waist.  Here are some similar dresses I found on Ebay using search words “stripe cotton dress -shirt -socks -jersey”.

THE NECKLACE: is a vintage brass bib necklace that I purchased years ago and wear a ton.  It’s heavy and high-quality and I cherish it.  You can find lower quality necklaces, but be careful, because cheap jewelry tends to look…cheap.  Here are some that I found on Ebay using search words: “vintage brass bib necklace.”

THE SANDALS:  You can wear anything from brown to bronze to gold here.  The key is to pick something that has a hint of Greek goddess without looking costume-y.  Here are some Ebay options using search words: “flat gold sandal”.

THE OUTFITS:  On the left I’ve styled a more romantic, playful version of this outfit.  With its flirty short length and full sleeves, the first ensemble would be perfect for a date or a concert in the park.  On the right is the more conservative, office appropriate option.  Both outfits guarantee that you’ll look and feel fresh AND pulled together no matter how hot it is outside.   Happy hunting!