A few weeks ago Stan and I visited another botanical gardens in the area and it was absolutely stunning. The place is called Ladew Topiary Gardens and spans out across acres and acres so a full day or at the very least a couple of hours is needed to see a significant part of the grounds. What I loved most about the gardens were the small secret gardens tucked away around every corner. Every time I walked to another part of the property, there was a hidden enclosed little garden with different flowers and a different feel from the rest. I know Stan only enjoys places like these for a few hours, but I honestly could have stayed an entire day getting lost in all the winding pathways or sat in the different gardens just enjoying the beauty of all the surroundings.
It was super hot on the day that we went, but I still opted for this long breezy shirtdress because of its additional protection from the sun and bug bites! The two large slits on both sides really helped to keep me cool and not make the dress feel too constricting. I also always wear a hat on very hot and sunny days because I do find that it keeps me significantly cooler in addition to shading my face. We are finally having more consistent warm days which is nice though I know the humidity and intense heat is around the corner. I am trying to enjoy as much as I can outside before it becomes unbearable. Anyone else do that? Try to cram as much as they can in during the nice weather to make up for the fact that they hibernate all through the worst parts of summer? Yeah, I feel you.


Dress – Tularosa (also loving this shirt dress and this one) | Hat – Rag & Bone | Sandals – Loeffler Randall (old but similar here and this metallic pair that are on sale) | Bag – Hat Attack | Necklace – Nashelle c/o

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