Summer Kick Off

DEBORAH JAMES

Posted on May 31 2018

Summer Kick Off

 

 

So yes, I live in beautiful Florida - where it's all about palm trees, beaches and gorgeous weather (most of the time)! So my  feet see a lot more  light of  day than some of my Northern friends!

But with summer coming, now is the time to really focus on showing off and pampering our feet!!!  We can't be wearing all our beautiful sun dresses and linen pants without having beautiful toes.   A great tip I learned from Master Yogi JoAnn Evans at the Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach is a daily foot exercise. When ever you think of it (I tend to do when I am on the phone, standing) flex and point your toes to the floor. It feels great after everything I put my feet through. And don't forget to massage those feet after every shower with a great oil - I have been using Neutrogena Body Oil as long as I can remember.  

First things first - nothing beats an amazing foot massage! If you haven't discovered them yet, you're in for a treat. There are a lot of variations out there, but most include a neck, upper back and arm massage along with a fabulous leg and foot massage.  I love Tao Foot Spa on Palmetto Park Road in Boca.  The atmosphere is sooo relaxing - you can't beat it!

Now that our feet are happy, it's time to get that oh-so-needed pedicure.  For summer, I like to go with a fun metallic polish on my toes.  Especially this year, you can't go wrong with shine and it looks great with everything you wear!!  I've been wearing Uslu Airlines in a metallic silver called Berlin Tempelhof

So, now  that we're feeling refreshed and revived, we can focus on our summer must have's.  We all know how hard it is to look great and comfortable when it's 90 degrees outside - not to mention the humidity! Having our go-to favorites that we know we always look great is a no-brainer.

 

Easy, flowy dresses is a given-  I love CP Shades  tank dresses - weather the rayon/silk blend or linen- they do it right! And as you know from my May blog, California designer Michelle Jonas does it just right.  Her breezy, chic bohemian vibe works  perfectly for our summers too.

Anything linen is a definite, and Avenue Montaigne's easy wide leg "Flavia" pant is a winner!!!  Neutral colors that can go back to any of your favorite tees -  and it's washable.

 ....and you can't beat Raquel Allegra!!!  Another California designer known for her amazing tye-dye technique and delicious fabrics!  Her dresses and tee's are always a great choice  

I know we've been focusing on our feet this blog, but we all know how important it is to protect our face from the intense Florida sun - so a fun, straw hat isn't just a necessity, it completes the outfit.  Eugenia Kim's hats are just so beautiful -  I always feel special when I wear one!

 Hope I gave you some ideas for embracing our Florida summer.  Now book that foot massage!

 

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