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We’re Taking Sexy Back

It can feel insecure. As though you’re trying hard to be noticed, seen, found attractive.

It can feel aggressive. As though you want to pull focus, be bold.

Yet at the root, I know logically that it’s simply about embracing and enjoying our beauty. So today I invite you to rethink your definition of what it means to dress sexy.

This outfit makes me feel sexy for multiple reasons.

1. The cut-outs on the side. Since they’re paired with a high neck, a dress that doesn’t cling to my curves in the slightest, and goes all the way to my ankles -- it’s the perfect 2-Part Fashion Cocktail.

In a dress that’s all cranberry conservative, it’s just a splash of vodka to make it feel confident.

2. The red glasses. They’re like red lips or red nails. A simple addition of that power color that I find looks beautiful on absolutely every woman.

3. The silk head scarf. It’s vintage, it’s silk, it’s a bit unique. And I tend to wear it on messy hair days, blowing in the wind days, on holiday, which also feels sexy.

4. The bare feet. Sometimes it’s as simple as where you are, what you’re doing, how you’re behaving. Such as that rush you get from being barefoot in the sand, at the hotel sandbar or padding down the street from your little vacation rental on the shore.

[ dress + sunglasses: nordstrom // scarf: thrifted // photography: Christa Norman // location: orange county, california ]

Regardless of your age, shape, taste, or level of modesty —

Sexy is a word we should all embrace.

In our own small, classy, confident ways.

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