"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
This Daryl K Resort 2011 collection is not your typical resort collection. When I think of "resort collection" I think of bright colors, flowy maxi dresses and bathing suits-- but not here. This collection is full of black, white, and green basic pieces like mini skirts and leggings. Not the first articles of clothing that comes to mind when you hear "resort", but then I thought... well, I suppose that depends on what you consider a "resort." Resort doesn't necessarily mean a tropical beach paradise, and not everyone has bright neon and pastel colored clothing within their wardrobe, so this is actually an extremely practical collection with pieces that most people already have in their closet, so you can look fresh and stylish for vacation without having to buy a whole bunch of new pieces. I definitely got some outfit ideas out of this bunch!
Spring is in full swing and my wander-lusting fantasies are in overdrive; outdoor cafes, vespa rides, eating gelato while trying to escape my princess-related duties. Okay, it's possible I might be describing Roman Holiday, but I could also be describing what you should be doing while wearing this gorgeous cream flowered applique dress from ShabbyApple.com. It's part of their new Roamin' Holiday collection, that has countless other gorgeous women's dresses like this little yellow scalloped dress and this green and navy-striped Gondola dress. (Are you kidding? Can I live in this please?)
So all fantasies aside: one lucky winner is going to get the Spanish Steps dress pictured above to wear on all your Italian escapades! Just leave a comment with your email in the comments below before Friday May 20th to be entered!
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