Happy Fourth of July, babes! I know my friends and family back home are celebrating Independence Day the American way. I’m curious to see what we will do here in Germany to celebrate tonight 🙂 We have a nice cocktail recipe book sitting on our coffee table that we don’t use nearly as much as we should. I guess you could say I’m feeling a bit homesick. Especially when I see everyone on Facebook posting 4th of July selfies drinking Miller High Life and having fun at their lake houses, not to mention watching fireworks light up the night sky. Oh, how I love fireworks. On the bright side, I’m really excited for the next few weeks because we are going on a summer road trip to Italy! I will be sharing more details about the road trip in another blog post.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know how much I love flowers. I have no shame in how many flower pictures I post. Well summer in Europe is like flower heaven of me. I swear the saying “there’s beauty around every corner” originated somewhere in Europe (possibly France). With that in mind, I think we can all agree that summer is all about floral prints and light-weight, flowing fabrics. This Metisu silk floral dress I’m wearing is currently out of stock so I linked many other options in the shop slider below that are perfect for summer. Speaking of perfect for summer, I’m also obsessed with these Urban Outfitters retro oval sunglasses. They make any outfit look 10x better the second you put them on.
Now lets talk about chic summer footwear. Living in Europe has made a girl who loves heels, love flats more. If I’ve learned anything about footwear since I moved to Europe, it’s that comfort beats chic anyday. Trust me ladies, walking on cobblestone streets is a hell of a lot more comfortable in flats than your blister-ridden stiletto heels. But since I’m guilty of being a fashionista, I will always find a compromise. If you’re like me, you’ll opt for pointed flats or kitten heels with ankle straps. So if you still haven’t found the perfect floral dress or comfortable chic flats to wear with it, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites!