I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t made a post about this adorable elephant print midi dress from Belk yet, because it’s been one of my weekend date staples since March! Like many other Crown & Ivy pieces at Belk, this elephant print midi dress is colorful, cheerful, and super comfortable in this hot summer weather. Now, while this dress is a bit out of my normal price range at $99, keep an eye out for a good sale to snag it (right now there’s a buy one, get one 50% off deal on Crown & Ivy, for example).
Elephant print pieces will forever be among my favorites, and Crown & Ivy tends to have some really nice ones. Here’s an earlier post of mine showing off one of their short sleeveless dresses that I love, which has some really fun embroidery around the collar.
The weather around here has been terribly moody lately, alternating between scalding sunlight and ominous thundershowers. The only thing that’s remained consistent is the overwhelming humidity! Fortunately, this elephant print midi dress is nice and flowy, and the material really doesn’t stick to you… if you live in a hot/humid area, you can appreciate how important that is in an outfit!
I’ve started to wear the embroidered sun hat that I DIY-ed in this post as often as possible. There are two reasons for this: Firstly, I’m really proud of it and I think it’s pretty adorable. “Hello, sunshine” just seems like a perfect saying for someone named Raine to wear (I’ve accepted by now that weather jokes are just a part of my life). Secondly, it does an amazing job of protecting the skin on my face and neck, which is where I tend to get sunburned the most (THANK YOU, wide brim)! For both the style and skin-protection factors, I highly suggest that you invest in a nice floppy sunhat for your outdoor summer adventures. You can even check out the DIY and make one for yourself!
As far as other accessories go, bangles and a pair of clay jhumki earrings added a little extra pizzazz.
How are you beating this summer heat? Are you a fan of bright, colorful prints? Let me know in the comments!