Susan’s Style: Beat the heat with a simple, body skimming dress

Stay cool!

Oasis cowl neck dress
£65 –

Valentino shoes
$895 –

Diamond earrings
$175 –

The thermometer is expected to hit 96 degrees today! On days like this, it’s hard to think about looking stylish for work – I feel like I’m simply wilting!

So, when the temperature skyrockets, I reach for a dress. Why? A dress is so easy. No matching. No fussing. A great body skimmer like the two-tone piece I’ve chosen for today makes life simple and hopefully, just a little cooler.

I also keep accessories to a bare minimum. No scarves (too hot). No bangles (too hot). Not even any of my trademark dangly earrings (too… okay, you get it!). Nope. Today, it’s all about the shoes!

Stay cool everyone!

While you’re here, please enter to win a sweet hostess set from Jessie Steele, as seen on Sex and the City 2, Desperate Housewives, and in Vogue. Retail value over $60! Giveaway ends 7-25.

Susan McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and new for 2011 The Best Christmas Ever!  

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