5 white dresses you need in your closet this summer

Happy Monday friends!  I thought I’d kick off the week with a round up of five white dresses you need in your closet this summer as we near Memorial Day Weekend!  I popped into Nordstrom Rack recently to shop for a birthday present for my husband and walked out with something for him AND this adorable Spirit of Grace off white dress midi dress for myself and I just had to share it with you!  I’m struggling to find it online though, but I will continue to keep my eye out for it for you.  In the mean time, I’ve got you covered with a round up for five other fabulous white dresses for your closet this summer!

I love a good white dress because they are usually still very casual looking, but you can accessorize them in so many ways.  A white dress never goes out of style either.  It’s such a classic, timeless style that you know you will wear over and over again each summer.

I wore this particular dress to a local event with fellow bloggers, The Babbling Blondes yesterday.  The event featured tons of local vendors and boutiques and all ticket proceeds benefitted the Women’s Safe House here in Saint Louis, MO.

spirit of grace white midi dress

Cognac Espadrilles

Round Straw Bag (similar)

Rudy’s Flower Truck

Apparently great blonde minds think alike, and white dresses were the go to for this event!

ladies in white dresses

White Lace Midi Dress (right) similar

Rudy’s Flower Truck is the local mobile truck that carries fresh flowers and sets up all around town so everyone can enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers!  Isn’t this truck darling?  And the flowers smell great too!

summer midi white dress

 

midi white summer dress

Snag one of these white dresses below for your closet this summer!

Check out this great Topshop dress for Memorial Day and 4th of July BBQs!

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Sunday Style | A Round Up of the Best Pajamas Under $50

Are you still rockin the sorority and frat t-shirts you got in college to bed each night?  Just me?  Well I’m on a mission lately to change this.  I have slowly started to build my pajama set collection and trade in these dingy tees for something cuter.  It seems like this is a trend all around lately given the number of amazingly cute options that I found out there.  So grab your morning cup of coffee and settle in (for 3 min or so) and snag yourself a cute pair of PJ’s.  Your husband or significant other will thank you!

Short Sets

Given the time of year, I love sleeping in matching short pajama sets.  There are so many cute prints right now, so there is literally something for everyone.  As I’m sure you’ve seen, fruits are on everything . . . particularly lemons.  And who can deny them, they are darling!  So let’s kick off this round up with a few fruity prints!

lemon print women's pajama set

Lemon Print Pajama Set // $15

If you’re worried about the white lemon print pajama set above being too see through, check out this navy set!  I own pajamas that are this brand and they are SO comfortable and hold up well.

women's lemon print pajama set

Navy Lemon Print Pajama Set // $20

If lemons aren’t your fruit of choice, check out this watermelon print!  I love the black and white stripes with the pop of pink!  And you can’t beat the price on these either.

watermelon print pajama set

Watermelon Print Pajamas // $20

I told you I wasn’t kidding when I said I found several fruit print sets!  The colors on this set are so summery and perfect.

women's fruit print pajama set

Peach Print Pajama set // $26

Did you know that Sam Edelman carries more than just shoes?! These bird print pajamas are darling and oh so comfy too!

sam edelman satin pajama set

Bird Print Satin Pajamas // $37

I have had my eye on these for months, not sure why I haven’t just purchased them because they are darling.  They do keep going in and out of stock, but they have continued to bring back because they are so popular.  They come in a pretty pink stripe as well!

women's blue and white stripe pajama set

Blue and white stripe pajama set // $20

I shared this set on my Instagram feed last week, you really can’t go wrong with stripes and florals!

target floral pajama set

Stripe + Floral Pajama sets // $20

Ugg Slippers

I don’t know about you, but I’m loving these pops of green and pink in this cute cactus print set!  And the price is right too!

asos pajama set

Cactus Print PJ Set // $42

This set is something I purchased from the Gap and wore in the hospital after having my son.  They are the absolute softest and sadly I cannot find them on their site any longer.  I am linking a pair from Target that is SO similar though.

women's black and white piping pajama set

Black and white piping pajama set (similar) // $20

Pant Sets

Pajama pants used to be something I owned a TON of, but then in the last few years I have purged some things and gotten rid of a lot of older pairs.  PJ pants are always so easy to throw on with a tee or tank after work, and I’ve rounded up a few of my faves from across the web!

You can never go wrong with blue and white.  These colors look great on everyone and they are a timeless pattern!

blue and white stripe pajama pants

Blue and white stripe pajama pants // $18

You didn’t think I was done sharing fruit prints with you did you?  Old Navy always has us covered in the PJ pant department!

old navy lemon pajama pants

Lemon print PJ pant // $17

This black and white set is similar to the short version above (different brand), but great price and includes long sleeves and pants.  My daughter was born in the winter months so when I had her, I actually wore basically this set in a different brand.  It would be great for an expecting mom!

H&M black and white set // $35

Sleep Shirts

Sleep shirts are another great option for feeling cute and staying cool in the warmer months.  I always find really cute ones at TJ Maxx and they are usually less than $20!

Another blue and white stripe (because, hello, timeless).  This one is under $30 and comes in a pink stripe too!

blue and white stripe sleep shirt

Blue and white stripe sleep shirt // $25

And last but not least, I give you this embroidered number.  We love the embroidered trend on shirts and denim lately, why not add it to your pajama collection too!  This one is under $20!

embroidered sleep shirt

Embroidered sleep shirt // $17

Tell me what your fave is in the comments below!  Have a great Sunday all!

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Topshop Striped Midi Dress

So it seems as though Saint Louis has skipped right over spring and into summer.  And with temps in the 90’s already, this Topshop Striped Midi Dress is perfect!  It’s super lightweight and breathable.  This midi dress hits me right below the knee which is absolutely perfect. I am wearing a size 2 (petite) for reference.  This dress also comes in a tall version as well which is cut specifically for girls over 5’7″.

topshop shirred midi dress

Topshop Shirred Midi Dress

Birkenstock White Madrid Sandal

Lace Sunglasses

Straw Bag (similar)

The stripes are red, pale blue and white which are great for all summer!  This dress is perfect for any Memorial Day or Fourth of July BBQs that you have coming up. The top stripes are horizontal and the bottom stripes are vertical which I love because they make me appear taller – WINNING!  The buttons don’t actually work, they are decorative only.  I have a strapless bra on with it, but you could very easily make this dress office appropriate by throwing on a denim jacket and a pair of espadrilles.  Another way to style this dress would be to layer it over a fitted white shirt (I’m going to link one at the end of this post for you).

topshop midi dress

Topshop Shirred Midi Dress (Tall version linked here)

I promise you will wear this dress all summer long.  It is $50 and FREE SHIPPING / FREE RETURNS!  So you can buy it and try it without any risk of not being able to get your money back if it doesn’t work out for you.  I had not ordered from Topshop.com before, but it was a great experience.   It took 6 days to receive my order, but I was kept up to date with when it would be arriving through a series of emails.

topshop shirred dress

Topshop Midi Dress

midi dress with birkenstocks

Have you ordered from Topshop before?   Tell me below!

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Target Try On Session

Hey friends!  It has been awhile since I shared a Target try on session, but I finally had a chance to get there this week.  I have a few fun items from Target that I want to share with you.  They are all linked below + some additional pieces that I didn’t get to try on, but I think that you will love!

Tops

This cute high/low top by Universal Thread at Target is amazing!  It comes in three colors and is under $20!  I am wearing an XS here or a slightly more fitted look.  This top looks great with a pair of skinnies or wear it with a pair of flares for a cute retro look and feel.

universal thread black knotted top

Tie Front Shirt

Here it is in green and I’m wearing a small for a slightly looser fit!

universal thread tie front shirt

Olive Tie Front Shirt

This adorable ruffle sleeve top has a more cropped fit.  I am wearing an XS.  This would look perfect with some high waisted jeans or a pair of denim cutoffs.  You could pair with white pants/denim as well for a great wear to work outfit too!

a new day striped ruffle sleeve top

Striped Ruffle Sleeve Blouse

BONUS – there is a similar version for your mini me too!  I’m linking it below!

So I failed to snap a pic of myself wearing this cute ruffle sleeve tee, however I’m linking it for you here because it’s so versatile!  You can wear it with a pair of shorts on the weekend, or put it with a skirt for the office!

Skirts and Dresses

This little blue wrap dress also comes in black!  It runs big so I would suggest sizing down.  I am wearing a small here, but an XS would fit better.  It is not see through and it’s a work appropriate length!  You could pair this with some flat sandals or a nice espadrille wedge for a more polished look!

universal thread blue wrap dress

Wrap Dress

I am loving the Universal Thread brand at Target! Their dresses are well made and the price is perfect!  I have linked a few others below that are super cute and work appropriate!

This one looks darling layered over a white tee!

I actually already own this one and I love it!  I wore it on Easter with a pair of block heels.  Fits true to size (I have an XS).

This strappy striped beauty would look darling with a denim jacket and a pair of espadrilles!

If you’re looking for a pop of color, then look no further!  This pleated coral skirt is the right amount of punch.  I paired it with a simple white tee because the skirt speaks for itself.  It fits true to size (wearing an XS).

target coral pleated skirt

Coral Skirt

A New Day has several other adorable skirts as well.  This vibrant handkerchief hem striped number would also look great with a plain white tee!

Button front skirts are on trend right now, and blue and white stripes never go out of style!

That’s a wrap gals!  What is your favorite Target brand right now?  Tell me below!

Click here to see my last Target try on session!

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Leith Ruched Body-con Dress

Happy Wednesday friends!  We are halfway through another week.  Today I’m sharing this Leith ruched body-con dress from Nordstrom.  If you follow other bloggers besides myself, I am certain that you have seen this dress a million and one times. I wasn’t immediately sold on this dress, but this color recently went on sale so I decided to give it a try.  I am happy to report that this dress is as good as the over 1,000 reviews say it is.  If you’re on the fence, let me share with you why I like it.

Wear to Work

So typically when I hear the word body-con dress, I don’t really equate that to something I would wear to work.  But this one is different.  It has ruching in all the right places, and even though this one is a tank, you can just throw a long cardigan over it and you have a work appropriate outfit.  It comes in 8 colors (including black) so you’re sure to find one that isn’t too loud for the office environment.

leith body-con coral heather dress

Leith Body-Con Dress (this color is on sale)

Leith Body-Con Dress (other colors)

Long Cardigan (similar)

Leith Body-Con Ruching Tank Dress

Round Straw Bag (similar)

Sam Edelman Espadrilles 

Sunnies

Happy Hour with the girls

So you wore your new body-con dress to work with your cardigan, but now it’s time to meet up with your gal pals for a few drinks.  Replace your cardigan with a cute denim jacket to give it an edgier look. You can keep your espadrilles on for a more dressed up look, or throw on a pair of flat sandals for a more laid back look.

leith body-con tank dress

Denim jacket (splurge)

Denim jacket (save)

leith body con dress with denim jacket over it

 

leith ruched body con tank dress

Flat Sandals (under $30 + free shipping)

Date night

This bodycon dress easily turns into a date-night look by removing your cardi or denim jacket.  Just bare it all with a cute pair of heels (or flats) because sometimes you want to be comfortable damn it!  But the great thing about this dress is you can be comfortable AND sexy at the same time. Winning!

leith bodycon tank dress

 

leith bodycon dress

 

leith body con tank ruched dress

Tell me below how you would style it!  There are endless possibilities!  Have a great rest of the week gals!

Don’t forget, you can always shop my latest every day looks right here!

 

Pictures by Dayna Pollard Photography

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