Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry

“Summertime,” lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin

One of the things I don’t like about living in the South is the heat in the summer.  As I always say when someone thinks I’m insane for wanting to move back to Michigan year round, “You can dress for the cold.  You can’t undress for the heat — legally.”

Well, at least you can dress as lightly as possible; that helps a little.  This outfit by Liziaah does the trick quite nicely.

This is a two-piece dress, top and skirt, which I’ve just accidentally concealed by crossing my arms across my midriff.  And the feel is lovely — light cotton above, a pale-floral-finish skirt with a lovely lace treatment at the wide waist.  When you want a long skirt during the summer months, opt for this one and you can’t go wrong.  (When you go shopping for this, you’ll have your choice of five colors; but the treatment in details varies from color to color, so take a good look when you get to the Designer Showcase this month.)

Why wear these claw nails?  Why, because I want to, of course!  Jewelry from EarthStones.


The details:

Latifah wears —

  • Head: Akeruka Viola 1.5
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Attachments: Vista ProHand V.2; Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe 1.2.5
  • Skin: Lure Olivia (Cocoa)
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Leonine)
  • Hair: Vanity Hair Dream Catcher (available at current round of Tres Chic; worn here without accessories)
  • Nails: SlackGirl Ego claws
  • Dress: Liziaah Cadence (Azure) (available at current round of Designer Showcase)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Sevilla wedges
  • Jewelry: EarthStones Island Zen sea glass collection (available at current round of The Liason Collaborative)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Paola (Slot 6)
    • Lashes: SlackGirl AKE04 (Slot 1)
    • Lipstick: alaskametro Mage (Omega, Slot 2)

Photographed at my home

Full-size photos in the album “Summertime ….” at Flickr

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