|The tiny umbrellas on my dress were the only ones to be found during a recent visit to the Maker's Mark Distillery in Kentucky. "Red-headed" drinks don't call for frilly paper garnishes.
I've had my fill of umbrellas this Summer - the rain shielding kind, that is.
|Dress (Four Eyed Girl on Etsy); Purse (Steinmart); Cardigan (Old Navy)
Beach umbrellas, on the other hand, are always welcome...and when you're as fair skinned as I am, they're pretty much a necessity.
|A friend surprised me with this fun nautical necklace a few years ago. The shoes are from Zulilly and cost a whopping $9.99
Tiny umbrellas are also welcome, whether garnishing a slushy drink (more sour than sweet, thank you very much), or dancing across a sundress.
|Hat (Charing Charlie); grosgrain ribbon and gold necklace (Burlington Coat Factory)
Masterful seamstress Ashley Kopera, owner-operator of online boutique Four Eyed Girl, made this beach cabana print dress especially for me using fabric I found and fell for on Etsy, and I was delighted to find I already had a necklace and shoes that turned out to be a match made in the shade!
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!