Friday, June 15, 2018

Tie Front Shorts and the Best Linen Cami

How to style high waisted shorts #tiefrontshorts
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Hi friends! I'm excited to share today's outfit with you for two reasons.  First, because it's finally warm enough (here in New England) to wear shorts, and second, because it includes two of my favorite summer trends: high waist shorts and button detailing.

I've been all about the high waist (and tie front) shorts trend.  You all know I love a good pair of high waist bottoms, and I couldn't be happier with the fit of these stripe shorts!  Non only do they hide my mom pudge, but I love length and slight baggy fit.  Although they are not technically linen (I believe they are a polyester blend), they have a linen-like feel, which is perfect for the summer.  They are also super comfortable (hello elastic waistband), and I can see myself styling them both casually or dressing them up (I'm thinking a lunch with a white blazer).  For today's look I decided to pair them with my new button front camisole, which brings to my other favorite summer trend.  I've been seeing buttons on everything from tops, to jumpsuits, and dresses, and love the fun detail they add.  I found this camisole at Nordstrom, and know that it will be my summer go-to.   It's easy to throw on with shorts, or layer under a blazer for the office.  Plus, it is made of linen, making light and breathable on those hot and humid days.

*Sizing note.  These shorts are a size medium and fit perfectly (I wear a size 26/27 jean). I could probably get away with the small, but I like that they have a baggier fit.   My camisole runs a little big.  I am wearing the small which I find perfect on my 5'7' frame.  It's available in three colors, but hurry, they have been selling fast.  I noticed that the Extra-Small and Small were sold out in all three colors, but just got restocked in the tan!

Bp button front camisole #camisole #summeroutfit

Tie Waist Shorts #tiefrontshorts

Paper Bag Shorts #tiewaistshorts

High Waisted Tie Front Shorts #summeroutfit #tiefrontshorts

Button Front Camisole #camisole

Button Camisole #buttonfrontcami
Cami | Shorts c/o | Wedges (newer model) | Necklace | Bag | Sunglasses | Bracelets

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The feature blogger is Nancy from Nancy's Fashion Style.  I'm loving how she styled her polka dot skirt.  Such a fun piece, and I love the retro vibe.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!


Friday, June 8, 2018

How To Style A Floral Maxi Dress Two Ways

Floral Maxi Dress #summerdress #floralmaxi
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Is there anything more perfect for the summer than a floral maxi dress?  

The truth is, it's not everyday that you'll catch me wearing a maxi dress, especially one that's on the flowy side.  It's not because I don't like them,  I actually love the look of maxi dresses.  It's just that I have never able to find one that's flattering on my figure.  Being tall, with a larger bust, these types of dresses usually fall in a way that give me a wider appearance, and lets me honest, no one really wants that.  However, when I saw this cute floral maxi dress on the Shein website, I thought I'd give it a try.  I'm so happy I did!  No only does it fall perfectly on my frame, but it's also not too short!  Tall girls, can I get a high five!  For my shorter friends, this is a dress that can be easily hemmed.  Now, I understand that it's annoying having to get everything hemmed, but at least you have that option.  There are so many pieces that fall too short on me that I wish I could make work, but unfortunately you can't add length to an item.  In addition to the length, I love the dark floral print, and the fabric is nice a light (yet not too thin) making it ideal for the summer.

 Because this dress can be very versatile, I decided to show you two different ways that it can be styled.  The first is an easy daytime look.  I just threw it on with a pair of flat sandals, and I was done! I did layer a bandeau underneath, as the back and sides of the dress fall on the low side, revealing a bra.  A bralette would be a great option to layer under it too!  For the second look, I decided to give it a dressier feel by adding a belt, which gave me more shape.  I switched out my flats for heeled sandals, and instantly I had a perfect outfit for a bridal shower, dinner rehearsal, or summer cocktail event. 

Another styling tip: the day I shot these photos it was on the cooler side, so I layered a linen sweater over, and love that it gave the appearance of a skirt.  A chambray or white button down,  knotted at the bottom, would also be super cute layered over this dress.

Causal Floral Maxi Dress

Floral Maxi Dress #summerstyle

How to style a floral maxi dress #summerstyle

Affordable Floral Maxi Dress

Floral Maxi Dress #summerdresses

How To Style A Floral Maxi Dress

Bamboo Handbag

Floral Maxi Dress
Look One: Dress c/o | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses | Bandeau | Necklace | Choker | Bracelet

Look Two: Heels | Belt | Sunglasses

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The feature blogger is Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom.  I'm loving her off-the-shoulder chambray dress!  Make sure to visit her blog for some great summer outfit inspiration.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Affordable Basics + Link Up

Tee Shirt Dress #summerstyle #teedress
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It's not easy finding great wardrobe basics, especially when it comes to tee shirts and tank tops. You would think that they would be simple to find, but most tops that I came across are either too thin, too boxy, a poor quality or too expensive.  Over the years, I have found a couple of brands that have become my go-to for basics, but if I'm being honest, they are on the pricier side.  The last thing I need to worry about is my 3 year old getting dirt on my tee shirt at the playground!  That's why I'm happy to have recently discovered Daily Ritual, a line of affordable basics by Amazon.  They have a great selections of tanks, tees, dresses and leggings, which also include plus size and maternity, all at affordable price points.  I snagged a few pieces from the brand, and couldn't be happier with the quality, price and fit.  This t-shirt dress is one I'll be living in this summer, and love how it hits my body.  It not too form fitting, yet it's not loose, so it still gives me shape.  It's perfect to throw on during a hot day, and even run around with the kids.  Did I mention its only $18 and comes in 5 colors?  I paired it with the cutest stripe pullover, also from the brand, and a pair of gladiator flats. They're from last season, but I did link two similar pairs below.

Best Basic Clothing #Summerbasics #stripes

Amazon Fashion #summerbasics #summerstyle

LBD #lbd #summerdresses #casualdress

Quality Basic Clothing #affordablefashion #stripes

Best Basic Clothing #lbd #summerstyle

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The Feature blogger is Jamie of Mommy in Flats.  I'm loving her classic black dress and red lip!  Make sure to stop by her blog and say hello.