That being said, we recently got to partner with our favorite UK clothing company, Collectif, and are excited to be rockin' some summery pieces to brighten up the overcast. If we're going to get rained on, we might as well look cute doing it (or at least start out looking cute until we end up looking like we jumped in the pool/lake fully clothed.)
I had a really hard time trying to decide which dress to pick from Collectif, but fell in love with the print of the Dolores Pink Hibiscus Doll Dress + hibiscus flowers remind me of my mom (she always has some growing.) I found the dress to run a bit long (ok yeah, so everything is long on me BUT this was a little longer than usual). I chose a UK10 and realized I could've easily sized down to a UK8 as the material was stretchy, I was just worried about my bust, not fitting (it would've). It's a thick fabric that's really nice quality, especially for the cost, I especially loved the little pearlescent buttons.
Trying to find a palm tree or a beach in Nashville was like trying to find a needle in a haystack, I'd basically given up when I randomly found a lady's facbeook comment via Google making reference to one. It was nice to spend an overcast day, pretty much alone (every time it rained even a drop, people started clearing out) on the beach reading a book, I'll definitely be going back.