Today we drove an hour to visit a botanical garden in Naples, Florida. I didn't really have high expectations, because the botanical gardens in the Netherlands are beautiful, but never really struck me. However, once we arrived at our destination I was so impressed. The park was very, very spacious and contained different gardens from different continents. There were four main gardens: the Floridian garden, the Asian garden, the Caribbean garden and the Brazilian garden. But my favourite garden was definitely the butterfly garden! All the exotic butterflies were kept in a big cage and we were able to enter the cage. We were surrounded by different species of butterflies and it was magical. I loved every minute of it. The weather was also perfect and it was such a sunny day. I drank about 2 litres (!) while I visited the park and had to visit the bathroom so many times.
Anyway, my sunglasses finally came in the mail and I was super excited to try them out. Besides that, I desperately needed sunnies because the sun in Florida is very strong and I always have to squint my eyes which often gives me a headache. I also want to protect my eyes from the sun. Because most sunglasses are too big for my head (I have a tiny head), I really wasn't a big fan of them until I visited Florida and was forced to. These cat-eye shaped sunglasses with a turtle print are from NA-KD and they're so cute. They don't have my sunglasses anymore, but I found a similar pair on NA-KD. I'm in love with cat-eye sunglasses. They are simplistic, but do add something extra to your outfit because of their shape. Perfect! The yellow gingham dress I'm wearing is from Shein and it was my first purchase from this website. Gingham is such a trend this summer and I love it, too. I prefer to style gingham with cat-eye sunnies, a straw basket and some cute shoes. For example, my Zara shoes (a link is attached in my first blogpost). Another type of shoes I like to style with gingham dresses, or any type of dress, are espadrilles with ankles ties, preferably with a wedged heel. For example, these espadrilles from Net-a-Porter. Jeanne Damas vibes! I also love the fact that espadrilles are originated from Spain, because every time I see them it reminds me of my childhood vacations spent in Spain and all the happy feelings it gave me. If you consider buying the dress on Shein, I would highly recommend re-measuring your hips before you purchase. I'm normally an extra-small for dresses, but this dress was very tight around my hips even though I never have this problem with dresses from other brands.
Only three weeks to go and I have to leave Florida. It makes me so sad thinking about leaving and it also means I have to go back to school again soon. Summer flew by and I will miss the warmth of the sun on my skin so much once I go back to the Netherlands. Nevertheless, I still try to enjoy everything as much as I can and live in the moment. I'm currently awaiting my next parcel, which is a straw basket from Portugal. Once it has arrived, I will definitely do a post about the basket! Speaking of blog posts, I was actually thinking about doing a skincare post about my favourite beauty products at the moment. Let me know what you think! Thank you for reading my post & I hope you enjoyed it!