Ladies, today we're making an unplanned trip to Greece. So repeat after me... Kalimera! Good Day!
I spent 2 weeks in Greece the summer before last and I absolutely recommend this country for a little R&R. The culture is beautiful. Every single person you encounter will be friendly. This is a country known for its carefree atttitude (commonly represented by Zorba the Greek's "Now we dance" philosophy).
Greece has some of the most beautiful beaches with water so clear you can see your orange-painted toes as you walk through it. The food is delicious with the freshest vegetables and fruits. You can taste the difference.
Greek Salad Recipe
My recipe makes a big bowl.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Add more, Add less- your preference.
One head of romaine lettuce, diced.
2 cups of grape tomatoes, halved.
One cucumber, sliced thinly.
One Yellow and one red bell pepper, sliced, not diced.
Half an onion, sliced.
Half a cup of kalamata olives.
Crumbled Feta cheese.
Oregano, salt and pepper to season.
Olive Oil to dress.
Today we are going to experience a little Greece.
I love the fashion in Greece. You can look sexy but still be comfortable. When I think of Greece, I think of white and blue linen. A lot of Greek buildings are white and blue and that's partly where I got my inspiration for the outfits below.
First, the navy blue Rubber Ducky dress with the white geometric pattern is a must. It's perfect for dinner or for a night out on the town.
If I lived in Greece, I would wear white linen pants every single day. They go with just about anything, they are so incredibly comfortable and there's just something stylish about a pair of linen pants, a wedged sandal and a pair of dark sun glasses. Try linen pants with bold colors like pink or turquoise.
I also have a linen peasant shirt that would be adorable with a pair of shorts (denim or white) and a flat sandal for a more casual look. Cinch a belt just below the rib cage to dress it up a little and pair it with a high wedged sandal.
Don't forget your Greek accessories. You can't be in Greece without an evil eye bracelet. The ones we carry in the store are made from dyed quartz, rose quartz, turquoise, or jade. Traditionally the evil eye is blue, but you'll get just as much good luck from wearing pink or green.
Throw in a Nicole Lee tote and a gold cuff and you're ready for Greece.
And if you decide to go to Greece in actuality, get away from the touristy stuff! Check out a cute little city called Nafplio. My little brother enjoyed going out on a ferry to check out a fortress and my mother and I enjoyed shopping in adorable little boutiques. There's great shopping for jewelry, clothing, and artsy pieces.
Oh! And check out My Life In Ruins for a great movie with lots of shots of Greece. Gotta love Nia Vardalos. (Check out My Big Fat Greek Wedding, too! It's one of my favorites even though it doesn't take place in Greece!)
Enjoy your day of Greece.
Dress for comfort while still being sexy.
Enjoy Greek cuisine.