[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

ROMPER – more options here (c/o) Shopbop/SANDALS – more options here (c/o) Shopbop/CROSS BODY  (c/o) Gigi New York/EARRINGS – more options here

When it’s as warm as it’s been here in Florida – upwards to 90 degrees (can you believe it?!) – it’s a small victory to look anything but a hot-mess-express by the end of the day. Seriously. The only way to combat the heat to is to wear a cute dress, shorts, a romper or to sit directly in front of an air conditioning unit with a cold face mask on (yes, in case you’re wondering, I do this often while sipping my morning coffee.)

This getup, by C/MEO Collective (#superfan), has the most adorable detailing. Bows in the back. A mini collar. And shorts! Yes, shorts. I slipped into these sandals by Frances Valentine (the original Kate Spade!) to match the bow motif and kept my accessories to a minimum – gold statement earrings (on serious repeat, lately), a couple rings and a mini pink cross body (recently spotted in last week’s blog post).

Click here to see more from C/MEO Collective. Here to browse through Frances Valentine’s latest collection!

AS MUCH AS I would love to sit here and write out a long, drawn out blog post about life lately, I don’t have the time! One of my resolutions goals for 2017 was to restore balance back in my life. Yes, insert intern here. (To those who applied, please hang tight!) This means doing things that make me happy like taking dance classes during the day, spending time with girlfriends at night or reading. It’s funny, when I step back and give priority to the activities that give me life, I’m inspired again and things just fall into place.

Anyways I’ve found that no matter how much you love to do what you do (raises hand), striking a balance between work and everything else in life is super essential. So to those of you who find yourself in the midst of a crazy period of work (like me!), take a step back and schedule that night out with your girlfriends. It’s worth it, trust me!

Side note, (sorry for jumping around so much) what do you guys enjoy reading the most on here? My posts about fashion? Posts about dating and relationships? Confidence? Work? Beauty? Travel? You tell me! I’m all ears.

Scroll up and click on the pink links to shop tonight’s look from Shopbop! I’m off to hip hop class!

Xo, Stephanie