Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Lovin'

{photography by LCS Studio}

Happy first day of summer!  Did everyone have a great weekend and Father's day?  I had the perfect weekend for ringing in the official start to the season.  The boys and I were up at the lake celebrating my niece's graduation from pre-school, and couldn't of asked for better weather.  It was a weekend filled with swimming, barbecues, boat rides, and bonfires, and I can't wait to have many more similar weekends in the days to come.  Speaking of, isn't  this ruffled stripe dress the perfect piece for summer?  I wore it this past weekend to the graduation, and think it will also be a great option for the 4th of July.  You all know I'm a sucker for off the shoulder dresses, but the blue and white stripes along with the ruffled sleeves really make the dress.  For an easy summer look, I paired it with my gladiator sandals and a white panama hat, then finished my look with this melon clutch, which I loved against the white and blue of the dress.

By the way, I'm loving these photos!  The other week, I had the opportunity of working with Laura of LCS Studio, and couldn't be happier with the way they turned out.  She also took my photos in last Friday's post (here) which I'm obsessed with.  It was SO windy the day of our shoot, and lets just say my dress did not want to cooperate with the wind.  Even so, she managed to capture some great shots.  If you live in the Boston area, I highly recommend checking out her photography.








Dress: c/o Chicwish| Sandals: Old Navy| Clutch: GiGi New York| Hat: Target| Sunnies: Chloé| Earrings: Baublebar (similar here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)

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Photos by LCS Studio
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33 comments:

  1. This off the shoulder dress is gorgeous; love the stripe pattern and color!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  2. I've been eyeing this dress! Obsessed with it on you and those sandals. Sounds like a great weekend at the lake. These photos are so nice. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  3. I am always a sucker for stripes - classic! But I love stripes with a modern twist, just like your dress here.

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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  4. I like shirt-dresses and that you wear is really cute, especially with accessories you chose!Great post!Kisses
    Sophia
    www.sophiasfashiondiary.com

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  5. loving this look the stripe dress is awesome

    Life is just Rosie

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  6. I am so digging this beautiful summer dress! You look so fab! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  7. Ideal for this summer ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: SUMMER MAXI DRESS

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  8. Love the off shoulder dress's pattern, so girlie and cute :)

    - Lily Widjaja
    www.Glowlicious.Me

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  9. Thursday it will finally bbq weather here! Yes! Great Summer dress.
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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  10. LOVE this dress! Stripes and off-the-shoulder are the perfect combo! You look beautiful Rachael!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  11. This dress is so adorable and classic!! I love the style of sandals too!

    xo Lauren
    http://www.earthtostyle.com/

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  12. I love these stripes for summer, they are just too cute! Love those sandals too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  13. Adorable dress! This is perfect for summer and I am loving those sandals, too!

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  14. Beautiful look! I like the dress and the sandals! Actually the photos still look good although it's windy :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New post

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  15. The dress is so lovely! I love the design and I like how well those sandals work with it :D

    Gorgeous!

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. This is the cutest dress!! I love your sandals too :D

    Hope you have an amazing day!
    xoSE
    http://www.sashaelizabeth.com/
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  17. Love this dress and your sandals are also awesome!!
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

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  18. Love the nautical vibes of this dress! It looks so great on you & extra breezy for summer days

    michellespaige.com

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  19. This dress--oh my goodness! I am absolutely obsessed with stripes, especially if they're blue and white. Love this look so much!

    Meagan
    www.meagansmoda.com

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  20. so pretty ! love how light and fresh this dress is - so perfect for summer ♥ pinned!

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  21. So cute girl!! I love the color if your clutch with the dress! Perfect!

    <3 Shannon

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  22. Gorgeous, Rachael. The flounces and ruffles turn this from a regular pinstriped dress to a traffic-stopping number :)

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  23. Such a lovely look dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

    http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk/2016/06/london-collections-men.html

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  24. This dress is too cute! Loving the stripes + off-the-shoulder combo.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  25. This dress is just perfect for summer! I love both stripes and off the shoulder dresses, and this dress combines them both!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  26. Looking so beautiful in this summery ruffled dress!

    xoxo Rina
    www.andshedressed.com

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  27. What a gorgeous dress! It truly looks like it hit any of summer - warm days, long nights. I love it. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  28. You look so pretty in this off shoulder dress. Hope you have a great weekend .

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  29. I love that dress. The off the shoulder trend is one of my favorites for summer!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog today. I would love if you could swing by and check it out. Fash Boulevard

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  30. What a great OTS summery dress!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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