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Hello Saigon :: Summer Dress & Box Straw Bag

Travel May 28

2 years ago Saigon, Vietnam

With Wendy


Hello from Saigon! The weather here is hot and humid, but this city has my heart. After spending 22 hours in the air, we landed in Saigon at around 1 am.  We caught the sunrise (thank you jet lag) and made our way to District 1 for coffee and breakfast. We found a charming cafe that looks like a location straight from a movie.

A motorbike parked in front, the smell of coffee engulfing the area, walls of aqua and red, the heat being cooled down by fans, bookcases all around, the dampness in the air, flashes of kitties running by.  It’s such a charming refuge in the midst of a bustling city.  This is my first time at Cafe 81 and I would love to come back every time I’m back in Vietnam.

It’s extremely hot here in Saigon.  My face didn’t need any highlighting thanks to the humidity.  Even with a little bit of foundation and a tad of cream blush and contour, I felt like my face was wet and my makeup on the floor by mid morning.  Because of the heat, the only thing I want to wear are comfortable dresses.  And dresses are basically all I packed for this trip.   This lace-trimmed cotton mini dress is perfect for warm/hot/humid weather destinations.  Shaped with layers of soft ruffles for volume, it’s absolutely gorgeous.  I especially love the neckline and shoulder detail.  It’s light, super comfortable, and makes dressing in hot humid weather easy!

To add contrast to the light airy feel of the dress, I paired it with textured and structured pieces.  The red raffia pumps and leather-trimmed straw bag anchors the dress giving it a sweet yet city vibe.  As you already know, I love straw bags that have box shapes (as seen here in another bag).  They’re so fun and incredibly chic!

I hope you enjoy the photography, location, and styling! As always, thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

D R E S S :: LoveShackFancy lace-trimmed mini dress
S H O E S :: Castaner x Manolo Blahnik raffia pumps (50% off)
B A G :: Sonia Rykiel ‘Le Jardin’ basket bag
A C C E S S O R I E S :: Tiffany & Co bracelets | Catbird choker

:: Location ::

81 Cafe in District 1 | Saigon, Vietnam

Thank you so much for reading!
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