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5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July weekend!  Aren’t long weekends the best?!  To kick off the start of a new week after a long holiday weekend, I wanted to share some new Summer fashion trends.  Summer dresses to be exact!  Check out the five different ways you can style your Summer dresses:

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

Similar to macrame, crocheted dresses are making a come back!

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

Looks just like the throw my Grandma had on her sofa! Yum!

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

You know when you’re a tourist in a chic new country and you want to look cute but also not end up with blisters all over your feet? This look’s for you!

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

 

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

Getting fierce with flowers, this look is everything!

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

Hippie maxi dresses are cute again! Wear this when you want a sweeter floral look.

 

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

Jumpsuits are great for Summer travels because you can wear them from day to night

 

5 Ways to Style Your Summer Dress

Bolder patterns like this one and animal print are here for Summer! But really, did they ever leave?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Wish List

Wondering what to wear for Summer?  Don’t fret!  Today, I’m sharing my wish list and trends for Summer.  This makes for an effortless Summer outfit since you can just slip everything on.  I love that about Summer!  Outfits only get easier as the temperatures get warmer.

 

Summer Wish List

 

Montauk stripe swimsuit

raw edge straw hat

off the shoulder beach dress

macrame tote bag

mermaid tail earrings

polaroid camera

espadrilles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

This time of year it can be hard to figure out what to wear.  It’s nearing the end of Spring but at the same time, it’s not quite Summer yet.  When it’s 60′ one day and 85′ the next, it gets tricky to figure out what to hang in your wardrobe.  Don’t worry too much!  Madewell has you covered with their new Summer looks.  Check ’em out:

 

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

LOVE this look!

 

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

Give me all the denim

 

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

That top is cuuute!

 

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

Madewell Summer Look Book 2019

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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

I spent this past weekend in Newport, RI attending my best friend’s Spring wedding!  There’s nothing better then being in one of your favorite places with one of your favorite people.  As with any event, I was left wondering about what to wear to this Spring wedding.  If you’re finding yourself in the same boat, no worries!  I’m sharing my wedding expertise (I’ve been to somewhere around 36 weddings!).  P.S. These tips also work for a baby or bridal shower as well as any type of Spring dance!

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Let’s start with the main part of your outfit, the dress.  (Side note: jumpsuits are also acceptable!)  If you think it’s going to be warm enough and not too early in the Spring season, a knee length cocktail dress is fully acceptable.  Unless the wedding invitation says, black tie, then I go with a full length cocktail gown.  The dress I’m wearing is from Donna Morgan and it’s actually a bridesmaid dress, although I didn’t realize it at the time when I ordered it.  I picked it out last year, as soon as I received my wedding invitation because otherwise I forget and end up running around last minute trying to find a dress.  (Color note:  I think it goes without saying not to wear white to a wedding but I also try to avoid wearing the same color as the bridesmaids if I’m not in the wedding party).

Let’s talk makeup and hair.  For Spring weddings I like the idea of keeping everything fresh and light.  I gave my hair a more natural wave and forgoed any heavy products that might weigh my hair down.  This was a great hair style for Spring in Newport.  Keep in mind the location and humidity of the place where the wedding is being held.  When I’ve been to destination weddings in tropical locations, I always put my hair up and hairspray becomes a necessity.

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

As far as makeup, I kept it pretty natural using mostly Bare Minerals.  I like to stick with beauty products that are kind to my skin.  I recently discovered their new Hydrating Foundation Stick.  My skin has always been more on the dry side and this gave my skin a well hydrated look with a soft glow.  I’m also in love with their Buttercream Lip Gloss in Sugar.  It works really well with my complexion and is a nice pop of pink for Spring.

I’ve always found the easiest part of getting ready for a wedding is the accessories.  My trick for pairing the right accessories with my dress is to match styles.  If you’re going for a bold look, try just one or two bold pieces of jewelry to complement your look.  Since my look for this wedding was more on the romantic side, small and delicate layers of gold helped to highlight the soft flowing nature of my dress.  Also, did you know that gold jewelry can help bring light to your face and skin?  Win, win!

I already had this soft pink clutch that seemed perfect for a Spring wedding.  I loved the pink against the turquoise of my dress and along with the pink lip gloss, it helped to really tie in the whole look.  I didn’t have time to get a manicure or even to do my own nails so I opted for a soft matte look by using a buffing block.  This only takes a minute or two and offers a polished finish when you are short on time!

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Last but not least, shoes.  Even though this was a day wedding, since it ended in the evening, I went for a black pair of heels.  I’ve found you can’t go wrong by having a black pair of heels and a nude pair on hand.  If the wedding had ended during the day, I probably would have chosen the nude instead.  When choosing footwear it’s important to keep in mind what you’ll be walking on during the ceremony and reception.  Flats and wedges are great for weddings that happen on a beach or lawn as there’s no heel to sink into the sand or grass.  Heels are always fun and my personal preference since I’m on the shorter side.  Overall, you should love your look and feel comfortable enough to dance the night away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dressing Up for Spring with Free People

This Winter has been so funny!  A snow storm one night and the next day it’s 50 – 60 degrees.  I’m taking this as a sign that Spring is coming sooner than later this year!  Which means it’s time to take a look at the Spring fashion trends so I can update my wardrobe!!  Lately I’ve been loving all the cute new Spring dresses from Free People.  (Among other things that I’m sharing today!)

 

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

This one is labeled as a “trench” but I swear it would look cute worn as a dress!

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Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Two pieces? Yes please!

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

 

 

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7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

Have I ever mentioned how much I love cut-off denim?  Probably!  but it’s true, it’s one of my favorite things.  7 for All Mankind is doing it right for Spring with their denim refresh!!  My fave outfit is immediately below but I’m eyeing several other pairs and the tops are pretty cute too.  Take a look:

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

LOVE this look!

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

classic!

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

Love the cut-off look!

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

Oh and tie front tops are on my shopping list for Spring

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

 

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Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

I feel like I say this all winter long (every winter sigh!) but I can’t wait for warmer weather to get here!!  Which is why I adore this warm weather inspired look book from Free People.  Just give me all those pretty Spring dresses and I’ll be as happy as a dolphin with a beach ball!

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

LOVE!

 

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

 

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

are these considered flatforms with heals?

 

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

 

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

all the pretty Spring dresses

 

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

this look is so sweet!!

 

Free People Early Spring Fashion LookBook 2019

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