Since I have already said my good-byes to my capsule wardrobe pieces, I will package them up so they are ready to go on short notice! As such, I was down from 3 to 2 maxi dresses and as it turns out, maxi dresses are pretty well the perfect summer piece. You can dress them up or down, you don't have to worry about shaving your legs, you can eat at Smashburger and have blended drinks and never feel constricted. All this to say, I need more than 2 and was lucky enough to find one last Friday night. Today was an epic summer fun day that started in rain, headed out on a long road trip and is not even over yet! (I'm actually blogging on the road!) My new striped maxi dress was perfect for the day and gave me a chance to test-drive a strapless dress outside of my own community in case of accidental flashings.
Can you guess my destination by the T-Rex behind me?
QED London maxi $6.30, Ann Taylor cardi $4.20 both from VV Boutique
Elephant pendant by She Does Create
Shoes from closet, and infamous Fossil bag
It's not every day that my selfie is photo-bombed by a dinosaur.
Just me and the beautiful Alberta Badlands!
Here's what I have to report about going strapless: it worked out better than I expected! I had a full day, carried my kids, wore it with and without the cardi and didn't even come close to a wardrobe malfunction!
The Royal Tyrrell Museum has plenty of options for mirror self-photography...
Even if passersby do look at you funny.
The strapless maxi dress was no problem in the notorious Drumheller wind,
the splash park or the park. Perfect for sitting in the grass and pretending to be ladylike.
About the only problem I can report is this: it was hard on my husband. Wink wink. He figured strapless meant, er, easy access and flirty peeks. Sorry Hon, I love you, but that's not what this dress is about!
My photographer was so busy looking at the, er, view,
that he neglected to tell me about the hair situation.
To those of you who wear strapless tops and dresses routinely, does the novelty eventually wear off?! Hope so! All in all it was a fantastic day and I felt like a stylish summer mom - again!