Wearing white in the summertime is such a crisp, clean look. I particularly love dresses with many white eyelet layers because they add elegance and timelessness to any silhouette. This fun mini dress combines several of my favorite aspects of a good dress, like eyelets, ruffles, layers, and scallop details. Since it’s all the same color, it’s simpler and more understated, which makes it feel sophisticated yet easy to throw on and go.
Summertime is, in my opinion, the best time to get outside and do things! I love swimming, hiking, gardening, sailing, traveling, strolling the beach, going for morning walks, biking, canoeing, and so much more, but nothing quite beats a day at the pool. Here’s what to wear to the pool this summer to stay cool, comfortable, and safe in the sun.
More often than not, I wear dresses to stay cool and comfortable, particularly when the temperatures rise. 100% cotton is the way to go, which is why MERSEA’s Patio Dress, a one size fits all maxi dress with an adjustable neckline, has been my go-to dress for comfort and style as we transition from spring to summer. Not only is versatile and beautiful, but it’s also so comfortable and can be worn day or night, city, beach, or countryside, dressed up or dressed down.
This spring, I’ve been wearing lots of white, even when working out. After my tennis lessons, I headed to a local flower shop to pick up these beautiful soft pink peonies, and I loved how easy it was to move from working out to running errands in this comfortable white tennis dress for spring. This time of year, I want to spend as much time as I can outside, enjoying the beautiful weather and doing as much as I can to have fun and enjoy our time living on the East Coast. I’m so thankful for all of the new adventures we’ve had since moving out here, and I hope the blog posts I have coming up this spring and summer inspire you to explore our corner of the world too!
Wearing a pop of bright color is such a great way to add interest and fun to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. It’s also a great way to mix up your wardrobe. Take the outfit I’m wearing below for example. This white, timeless eyelet dress could be worn with absolutely anything, which is part of the reason I bought it, and this red Prada backpack goes perfectly with it. Swap out the backpack for another colorful bag, bright shoes, or other eye-catching statement accessory and it’s an entirely new look. Rinse and repeat over and over again to give simple garments or pieces in heavy rotation a new lease on life!
I love summertime neutrals, and light, flowy neutrals. That’s why Summer Essentials Volume 6 is comprised of lightweight, billowy linen pieces, woven basket bags, bright footwear, clean beauty that I use and love, and other lightweight, summer accessories. I hope this roundup helps you have a wonderful, stylish summer!
I’ve been really excited about warmer weather so that I can break out my extensive collection of dresses. While back home in Connecticut, the weather is still a bit chilly, particularly in the mornings and evenings. The weather in Washington, D.C. was perfect for getting back into my favorite garment: dresses! I wore this white…
This relaxed embroidered dress, by one of my favorite dress brands, LoveShackFancy, has everything a dreamy, easy to wear dress should have, like floral embroidery, eyelet details, mother of pearl buttons, and ruffled layers for an extra breezy flounce.
I love wearing something simple, light, and airy, especially when it’s a hot, sunny day, so this lovely Swiss dot number was exactly what I was looking for, and checked all of my boxes when it comes to what I like to wear. This gorgeous, lined maxi is perfect for picnicking, a day at the market, brunch with friends, a walk along the beach, or dining al fresco with loved ones. Once again, Duffield Lane delivers a gorgeous, inspiringly comfortable and refreshing garment that I will be able to wear year after year.
The Imaly City Lavender Festival was a beautiful celebration of all things lavender. We spent a delightful day amongst 23 acres of beautiful, purple French lavender and took home massive bouquets of fresh lavender to use in cooking, cosmetics, and around the home. We loved doing yoga amongst the lavender, enjoyed lavender-flavored foods and beverages, and learned how to cultivate, preserve, and enjoy lavender all year long. Read on to learn how to explore and enjoy this gorgeous annual festival.