So here we are suffering through the dog days of summer. Ever wonder where that phrase came from? The ancient Romans referred to Sirius as the "Dog Star", so named because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (which is Latin for "Big Dog"). The hottest days of summer happened to coincide with the seasonal ascendancy of Sirius as the brightest star in the heavens, and the Romans believed that it was the added heat of the Dog Star which caused their hot and humid weather. It's also been said that the "dog days" were the part of the year when dogs, driven to distraction by the heat, were most likely to "go mad." I don't know about dogs, but I'm so sick of summer heat and humidity and RAIN at this point that I could definitely bite something.
If you are looking for a distraction, come to the Wildflower Boutique at the Venetian Village shops in Naples on Tuesday at 4:00 pm. I'll be presenting "It's Not All Black and White." If you are one of the many who has a closet full of black clothes, I will show you how to use and wear those items to your best advantage and how to add more color into your wardrobe - and perhaps into your life!
I'll also be at the Wildflower on Tuesday, Sept. 10th - "It's All Relative" (learn how scale and proportion dictate your best choices for prints and accessories) and Tuesday, Sept. 14th - "What's Your Fashionality?" (learn how to choose clothing and accessories to present your authentic self to the world). These are all free events at one of the most beautiful stores in our area. Call the boutique to RSVP - 239-643-6776.
Read more to learn about some other great places to shop. These "dog days" won't be with us forever. Hang in there. Stay cool.