Happy Summer in a Happy Dress

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Oh, Summer. You’ve never been my favorite season. Fall is a tough one to compete with. But I will say, this is my favorite summer yet. It is off to such a beautiful, joyous start. And honestly I’m starting to fall in love with this season!

Bright. Flourishing. Evening storms. The most marvelous sunsets that look good enough to eat. Pool days that make me feel like a kid again. Peaches and watermelon. That feeling when you leave the grocery and thaw out in the Florida humidity.

Summer, you’re so sweet and I like you.

Recently, I celebrated my 25th birthday! It was a day of much needed joy and family.  It started with a few surprises, brunch at a favorite restaurant, pool time with the fam, and ended with homemade pizza (recipe coming soon!).

The past few birthdays, Billy gets me a “birthday dress” and I absolutely adore this one!

I seriously enjoy a dress that feels like a nightgown. You feel?  The pattern on this cream dress is so rich and colorful! Its so comfortable, yet makes an eye-catching statement.  Loving mid-length dresses lately with buttons down the front. A summertime staple I’ll be wearing year after year.

This summer, I want to encourage you to read more books, spend more time outside, and hug your loved ones a little tighter.  Bask in the summer joy that rises with each morning.

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Gingham Style

| Shop dress here and shoes here. |

This feminine summer beauty was a birthday gift from my hubby this past June. I think it’s truly adorable and it’s so fun wearing a dress he surprised me with! It has affectionately been named “My Birthday Dress.” 

I love gingham. I think it’s so classic. I especially love the cut of this dress. The square neckline gives it that extra timeless look. It’s lightweight, yet fully lined. Since it’s very breathable, I’ve been really enjoying wearing it on these hot summer days!

I truly adore a lovely little summer dress. I’m sure I’ll enjoy this dress for many summers to come. This one reminds me of my birthday, iced coffee dates downtown, and the 4th of July spent in Georgia. It’s fun to make memories in certain outfits. It brings those memories back when you wear it. ❤️

If you like this dress, you can view it here and see the other colors it comes in!

Lady in Linen




| Shop dress here, similar hat here, similar shoes here, and similar purse here.  |

When I was younger, I was quite the shopper. If there was a new trend, I would buy it. If it was on sale, I would buy it. But what ended up happening is, I had way too many clothes that I never wore. Half of my purchases were only in style for a couple of months.

As I grew older, I learned to buy more timeless clothes. Clothes that would never go out of style. If Audrey Hepburn would wear it, then I consider it a worthy purchase. Today, I’m all about quality over quantity. (But I still love me a good sale!)

Today I want to introduce you to this classic white linen dress.

Not only is this dress impeccably made, but it makes me feel like such a lady. It stirs up my yearning for travel. I’m pretty sure this dress would fit right in on the streets of Rome. Can’t you just see it? This dress. A charming Italian cafe. A bottle of lemoncello. A basket of fresh produce from a local market. It’s seriously giving me major Audrey Hepburn vibes from Roman Holiday.  

Pockets that I can sink my hands into. Classic button detailing. Perfect length. Breathable linen material that sways in all the right ways.

I’ll take this dress with a scoop of gelato and a cappuccino, please! You can bet you’ll see me wearing this darling sundress year after year!

(Great. Now I’ve inspired myself to look into tickets to Italy! I’m seriously dreaming. But dreaming is good. 😉)