Hello darlings! I hope your day is going smashingly. I mean it’s summer and it’s warm out so what isn’t to love? Hopefully your summer has been treating you well. If it hasn’t you have about a month and a half left so change your summer for the better.
For those of you who know me well (I’d like to think most of you do), know that I’m obsessed with cacti. I really think they’re my spirit plant. I know people have spirit animals and what not but, for real, my spirit plant is a cactus. Cacti are a lot like me; hard on the outside and sweet on the inside. Okay, I’m not really hard on the outside, but I’d like to pretend I am. Since cacti is pretty much my spirit plant, I really enjoy picking up things that are cacti related. I actually want to make a whole statement wall in my house with just pictures of cacti… I’m that obsessed. But for those who have a strange love for cacti and don’t want to go that extreme, can join the cacti print trend. Luckily for me, the cacti print trend is becoming more and more of a thing. I’ve found so many house hold items, accessories, and apparel that has the cacti print.
I recently found this shirt when I was scrolling through Pinterest one day. I found it on this slightly sketchy website and was a little paranoid for about 3 weeks. Luckily, it came and everything was fine and dandy- actually better than fine and dandy. I was so surprised about the quality of this shirt. It’s incredibly soft, durable, and light weight. I especially adore the little stitching that says, “Beautiful minds inspire others.” As a future educator, this shirt was one in a million.
The dress is from American Eagle and it is made out of this wonderful stretchy material that I love to wear in the summer. I decided to show you two different ways you can wear a dress like this. One is simply wearing it by itself.
The other is putting on a shirt over the dress and tying a knot in it so that the shirt hits the smallest part of your waist. This not only accentuates your curves but it makes a great statement piece. Also, you get to wear the same pieces of clothing in different ways. In the fall, I would possibly put on vest over this shirt and dress combo. It’s all about adding more pieces to make more intricate outfits.
If you’re interested in diving into the cacti love like I am, I made a few Polyvore sets for you to look at. I wasn’t kidding when I said that cacti print is becoming a big thing!
Click here for item information. I literally want every item in this accessory set! It’s actually a challenge for me not to buy at least a couple items.
For those who are wondering, the adorable little black lab is named Zeke. He is a 14 week old lab. He belongs to my brother and his girlfriend (Nathan and Heather). These pictures were taken at the farmer’s market we went to. Zeke was the life of the show. He loved meeting people and flopping over so he could get his belly rubbed. Although he is only 14 weeks old, Nathan and Heather have already taught him how to sit, lay dow, spin, shake, stay, paw, under, over, and even to ring a bell when he needs to go outside. He is a very intelligent pup!
If you think he is the cutest puppy in the world like I do… leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing to do in the summer and/or your dream pet. (My dream pets would be a penguin and a french bull dog).