Summer Wardrobe Must Haves

summer wardrobe staples

Happy First Day of Summer!  It has felt like summer here for awhile now, but the calendar officially turns to summer this week.  With that in mind, I took a look at my current wardrobe and the pieces that I’m wearing on repeat.  To be honest, these are items that are pretty timeless.  Enjoy!

A great pair of cutoffs

I’ve had these Levi’s for a few months now and I’ve been wearing them on repeat.  The color is perfect – goes with everything and they aren’t too short.

levi 501 silverlake cutoff shorts

Levi’s 501 Denim Shorts

The perfect white tee

A white tee pairs perfectly with denim cutoffs or you can wear it tucked into a skirt for a slightly dressier look.  I have been obsessed with these Madewell whisper tees for awhile now.  They hold up well and I love how they fit.  Order your true size.

madewell white whisper tee with pocket

Madewell Whisper Tee

A comfy t-shirt/tank dress

A casual and cute t-shirt dress that you can quickly throw on and go is a must.  I like this one because it isn’t too tight and it’s great quality that I know I’ll have for a few seasons so it’s a great investment piece!

madewell vneck pocket tank dress

Madewell Tank Dress

Straw tote

A straw tote is definitely something that screams summer.  There are literally so many options right now.  I snagged this one in the Spring and it kept selling out.  I have linked some others that I’m loving for you below!

gap crossbody straw bag

Dress

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Espadrilles

These have really become popular this season, but they are another timeless piece when it comes to summer shoes.  This pair is a bit of a splurge, but can be worn with dresses, skirts, and denim!  Bonus, they’re comfy!

sam edelman espadrilles

Cognac Espadrilles

Little White Dress

Do you ever just stumble upon the PERFECT dress and have to have it??  Well that was me when I saw this dress.  It’s a timeless dress and perfect for so many summer occasions.  Sadly this exact one sold out, but I’ve linked several options for you below!

summer midi white dress

Straw Hat

For the longest time I didn’t wear hats.  I thought I didn’t look good in them and was too chicken to wear.  Fast forward and I’m older and wiser and wear hats ALL of the time.  I love this one because the top is flat and keeps its shape well.

straw boater hat

Straw Boater Hat

Red Swimsuit

White Denim

My office is pretty casual and denim is perfectly acceptable.  I love a great pair of white jeans that I can wear to work or transition into an outfit for a night out.  I’m on my second season with these and they have held up so well!

topshop jamie white distressed denim

White Distressed Denim

Tan Slides

Birkenstocks

You either love em’ or hate em’.  Birkenstocks.  They are so easy to style (just don’t wear with socks and you’re golden)!  They are comfortable and easy to throw on with most casual outfits.

white madrid birkenstocks

White Madrid Birks

What are you summer must haves?  I would love to know!  Tell me in the comments below!

Be sure to check out my latest try on session from Madewell while you’re here!

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Madewell Summer Try on

madewell summer dresses

 

Happy Saturday friends!  I think I’m fighting off some sort of some sort of bug, I haven’t felt 100% the last day or so.  Luckily the hubs took the kids to a birthday party and I have a few hours to chill so I thought I’d take the time to upload my latest summer try on session from Madewell.  Enjoy!

Tops

If you’ve followed me for a little bit now, you know my love for the Madewell Whisper Tees.  But, in general, Madewell has the best tops hands down.  I’m currently obsessing over these texture and thread tie front tanks!  They come in three colors and are under $40!

madewell black tie front tank top

Fit is true to size (wearing an XS)

madewell tie front tank top

This color went home with me!

I came across these tanks that are less expensive than the ones above and come in several colors so I wanted to link them for you here!

 

I always love a good embroidered top, so when I saw this one was on sale online for $20 I knew I had to try it on.  I wanted to love this one, however it was a no go for me.  Something about the fit seemed a tad bit off.  I’m sharing it though because perhaps it may work better on someone else.  I am wearing my true size here (XS).

madewell embroidered top

Madewell Embroidered Kimono Wrap Top

How cute is this bold stripe tank?!  They didn’t have my size so I’m wearing a Medium here, but I think a small would’ve fit (meaning go up one size from what you normally would wear).

madewell audio stripe tank top

Madewell Stripe Tank Top

Dresses / Skirts

One thing you can always count on Madewell for are classic dresses that you will have in your closet for years to come.  These two did not disappoint!  This dark gray little tank dress is perfect to throw on and go on the weekends.  It would be great with a pair of sandals or some casual sneakers.  I’m wearing an XS.

madewell vneck pocket tank dress

V-neck Pocket Tank Dress

Blogger try on fail. . . I only captured video of myself in this one.  However, I am happy to report that this dress is amazing!  Also fits true to size and would be perfect for the office too!  The quality is amazing!

madewell stripe button back dress

Madewell Stripe Button Back Dress

Next up in this Madewell Summer try on is a classic denim skirt.  Denim skirts are making a comeback this season.  This one runs a tad small so I would size up one. Also, this definitely covers the backside well too…not too short.

madewell denim skirt

Madewell A-Line Mini Skirt

Jeans

Lastly, you cannot go into Madewell and NOT try on some jeans.  I wanted to share this Denton wash with you guys because it’s lighter which means its a great option for summer!

madewell lightwash denim

Denton Wash 9″ raw hem

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The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Happy Thursday ladies!  Who else is so ready to get this long holiday weekend started?!  We will be heading out to our family lake home for the weekend and the weather looks like perfection!  Can’t wait to kick off the summer!  With the kick off of summer and Memorial Day comes a boatload of sales and promos!  WOOHOO!  I have rounded up all of my favorite retailers for you (I’ll continue to update) and the key items for each of those all in one spot for you to shop til you drop!  Let’s get started, shall we?!

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is a great time to stock up on key summer staples for your closet with many items discounted at up to 40% off!  I have scoured their site and here are my top picks!  I included stuff for your littles too!

Target

Target has 20% off all dresses this Memorial Day Weekend!  Use code DRESS20.  So many of my dresses this spring have been from Target.  They have so many options!  I’m linking all of the dresses I have and others that have caught my eye!  They also have 40% off Shoes with code SAVE40!

Old Navy

Old Navy has 20% off for Memorial Day, but I have a feeling the offer may get deeper later this weekend. . . so for now, here are a few key things I’m loving!

Loft

Loft isn’t a place that I go to a ton, however there are a few things that have caught my eye so I’m sharing those with you here!

Madewell

It looks like Madewell will offer 20% off Dresses all weekend long!  Use code PRETTYPLEASE . Here are a few that I’m loving!

J.Crew

J.Crew has 40% off all weekend and they have some super cute basics.  I’m loving these tanks!  One of my fave bloggers posted this and the fit is great!  It’s a tank you will wear for several seasons.  I also LOVE their graphic tees.  How cute is this Jane of all Trades tee?!  #girlboss

Anthropologie

Anthropologie has an extra 25% off sale items!  Here are a couple of the gems I found!

 

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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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