Monday Mingle: Summer Style


For me, summer hasn’t really arrived until I am wearing a maxi dress and wedges.  It is just the epitome of summertime style, no?  I love the classic stripes and easy fit of this one featured below.  Adding in the braided belt, wedges and fedora really give it some personal style…which is key for me…finding ways to make the simple look my own.  Are maxis a favorite for you as well?  How would you style the one featured below?

#MondayMingle time again….the stylish collaboration between myself, Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls and Nicole of MomTrends.   I hope you will join in the linkup below….we love seeing what everyone is wearing.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and make it a great week!


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Dress MattyM available via The Box Service, Belt c/o Hearts, Hat c/o Sole Society, Shoes Stuart Weitzman, Necklaces c/o Chloe and Isabel and Stella and Dot

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Memorial Stripes

The weather was ALL over the map this weekend at the Jersey Shore. It started rainy and cold on Saturday, cleared up to sunny and windy on Sunday….then the most beautiful day you could possibly dream up arrived on Monday…how fitting to honor those who serve and protect our freedom each and every day.  We entertained family, went to a bbq, out for drinks with a few friends and then Sunday we were poolside for most of the day. It was a nice and relaxing weekend…just what the doctor ordered:) Crazy to think last Memorial Day I looked like this, obviously I didn’t reinvent the wheel too much in my blue and white stripes with a navy vest…hey, when it works!  My newest mommy fashion obsession?  Bermuda shorts!  What has taken me so long to jump on this bandwagon?  I find them super flattering, comfortable and way more appropriate for chasing after my kiddies (short shorts will no longer do for me).  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below🙂

Striped Top Target (old), Boyfriend Button Down Gap available here, Bermuda Short Miss Me available through my box service, Necklace c/o Zolie Designs,Bracelets Cartier and Handmade, Bag Marc Jacobs (no longer available), Wedges Stuart Weitzman

Linking up with the lovely Alison of Get Your Pretty On!

Stripes and a Mess of Pearls

If you follow on Instagram you saw a sneak peek of this dress and the mess of pearls I paired with it on Mothers Day.  I love easy to wear, throw on and go type dresses for summer and this London Times dress is just that.  I wanted to be sure to showcase the dress soon giving readers enough time to snatch it up…because it is so positively perfect for Memorial Day weekend, right? If there is a chill in the air (like there was Sunday) a cute little jacket works perfectly…but I really can’t wait until its warm enough to wear on its own with some easy flat sandals.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration and stay tuned for a really cool online retail introduction later in the week:)

Dress c/o London Times and available here, Jacket Tibi (old), Pearls Lola’s Boutique, Shoes Stuart Weitzman (old)

On my list……

Ok, so the shopping ban is almost lifted…just a few more days now. The problem is that it may have backfired. I have this LONG list of things I can’t WAIT to buy…so did it really prohibit me from spending? Or will it just mean I spend more in March than I ever have before. Food for thought.
Anyway..these shoes are ALL on my list…wish list that is. I most certainly can’t have them all. But a girl can dream.

So these shoes are an unexpected find from Johnston and Murphy They retail for 178.00 and are just so simple, classic and perfect.

These adorable shoes are also from Johnston and Murphy and retail for 178.00- Beautiful thing…it is buy one pair get the second half off online right now. So if you love them both…no time like the present:)

Love these JC funky flats and feel like they are just SO great with ripped up boyfriend jeans and a white T for spring. Retail is $109.95 from Nordstroms

This is repeat from last year for Stuart…but I understand is an incredible shoe that goes with EVERYTHING! Maybe I will get the chance to purchase them before they sell out this season. Available at Nordstroms for $365.00

One of my favorites, Frye, makes this fabulous shoe which is perfect for Spring. Available at Nordstroms for $227.50

Last but DEFINITELY not least. This is a showstopper for sure. Stuart Weitzman available for $375.00 at Nordstroms

Happy Shopping!