What I’m Loving This Summer: Outfits Edition

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Hello friends! I know, it’s been three days and I’m now just posting. But I have an excuse. My husband, that silly little man, worked from home yesterday so our main computer (with all of my fancy software) was hijacked all day. Well, now he’s back at work so I have my magic programs (aka Adobe Creative Suite) back. Aha!

So what did you do yesterday? I experimented in the kitchen a little, those exploits will be here for your lovely eyes to feast on later today and tomorrow. But right now, I’m talking fashion. I know, a recipe/foodie/healthy blog tackling fashion? But hear me out. I’m trying to integrate this site with my wedding site (which oozes fashion) so I’m taking one step at a time. Soon, very soon, all of my lovely thoughts will be in one, amazing, FABULOUS site. I know I keep talking about it but I’m stoked.

So, let’s talk fashion and what I’m currently obsessed with right now. I got this idea from Jenna’s “what’s in my closet” post. Before we talk fashion, I’m going to show you my summer closet (yes, I have seasonal closets, what of it). It’s a little frightening, but as you can tell, I love to shop.

Kinda scary, I know. But you know what’s even scarier? I’m about to fill it more with the fabulous numbers below, which are perfect for my big summer events! But most of them are on sale, so that counts, right?

Fourth of July Picnic

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This is an outfit totally worthy of even the most glamorous picnic! For a casual event like a holiday potluck, I like to wear shorts & a fun top. Since it’s summer, I whip out the white bermudas. I pair them with a ruffly blouse and some casual, yet cute, flat sandals. To keep with the patriotism of the day, I would pair the blue and white with a coral and pink bracelet. Sure, it’s not red, but it’s in the red family, right? Lastly, you need a gorgeous pair of over-sized shades. I’m obsessed with these white ones from Lacoste!

Bargain Maxi Dress

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I’m SO in love with maxi dresses & am so happy they aren’t going anywhere soon. Maxis are perfect for day & night, which is fabulous for a lazy gal like myself who hates changing. I’m obsessed with this belted floral number with ruffles. Oh, how I love ruffles. I usually pair a maxi with flat sandals, a floppy hat and long necklaces! So now your time to guess how much it costs….drum roll please. This whole outfit costs $80! Talk about guilt-free shopping! All can be found at Forever 21.

The Summer Wedding

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If you are like me, you are in no shortage of weddings to attend this summer. I have 4 weddings left to attend this year, with three of them taking place this summer. So I’m constantly on the hunt for a cute outfit that is nice enough for a wedding but cool enough for the crazy summer heat. I’m utterly obsessed with this one sleeve, ruffly teal number from Nordstrom. Paired with some glittery strappy sandals and a fun clutch and you are all set to make a statement at your summer wedding. Just try not to outshine the bride 🙂 I kid, I kid.

These are just a few of the items currently residing in my many virtual shopping bags. Summer is one of my favorite times of year for fashion because there aren’t really that many rules. You can wear mixed colors, patterns and shorts to work! I mean, what more could you ask for? Plus, the lazy days by the pool with a frosty beverage don’t hurt, either 🙂

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  1. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Thursday, June 30th, 2011
    All the photos are so pretty!
  2. Posted by Lindsey@Lindselicious on
    Friday, July 1st, 2011
    Love the top outfit!  Especially the slippers, I might have to visit DSW soon.  More posts like this please!  Super fun and love your taste. 
  3. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Friday, July 1st, 2011
    You have such great style and all of those looks will look gorgeous on you! (I want those glittery sandals!)
  4. Posted by Claudia on
    Friday, July 15th, 2011
    Love the idea of seasonal closets. Alack and alas, I have one.
  5. Posted by Mary@One Perfect Bite on
    Saturday, July 16th, 2011
    You've made some wonderful choices here. Your good taste obviously extends to more than food :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary