After buying these three pairs last summer, espadrilles quickly became my favorite summer shoe. This year, I added the black lace-up ones pictured above and these, which are really comfy, to my collection. Soludos is definitely the go to brand for espadrilles, but a lot of the styles above are on sale (all are between $18 – $35) and just as cute. I have my eye on the pink sandals. I love the slip on espadrilles for running around during the day and find myself wearing the lace-up ones with little summer dresses to church, or dinner or to the winery on girls night out. : ) Do you own a pair of espadrilles? What do you like to wear them with?
Is there anything more summer than ice cream? I’ll never forget the week I spent on Kiawah Island with my family. We had ice cream every night. We tried a different creamery each night. My favorite was called Beaches and Cream. :) Above, I rounded up a few gifts for the ice cream lovers in your life. A few of these would make a cute summer birthday gift and others would be perfect for a hostess gift.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the ice cream giveaway! I am excited to announce the winner! Remember, if you win, you get to choose a gift card to your favorite ice cream parlor. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to include your address so I know where to send it. : ) Scroll down to find out if you won!
And the winner is…
@marci24611!!!!!!!! Congratulations Marci!!!! :D Happy National Ice Cream Day!!!!!! :*)
P.S. What’s your favorite flavor? I have two: black cherry and banana cream pie. : )
With the temperature in the 80s and 90s this week, I’m planning on wearing all of my favorite summer dresses (like this one and this one) one more time before I put them away until next year. This dress was a recent purchase and I was hoping I would get the chance to wear it at least once before summer was over. My chance came last Sunday. I loved wearing this dress. The bright colors and pleated silhouette make it fun to wear. (Confession: I actually bought the dress in both colors – partly because I couldn’t decide which I liked better but also because I wasn’t sure what size I needed. I think my sister is glad I did though because she now owns this one:)).
Ever since I saw the movie Endless Love on Valentine’s Day I have been dreaming of replicating Jade Butterfield’s effortless summer style. I put together five different outfits that resemble her looks throughout the movie: romantic, flirty, pretty, playful, and casual. From Jade’s drop waist dresses to her grey Converse sneakers, everything she wears looks like she just threw it on on her way out the door (in a good way). It’s not quite time for summer dresses yet (at least not in Ohio) so when I visited my sister in Texas last month I took advantage of the warmer weather and paired my own pair of high tops and with a lace dress for a day of outdoor shopping. As you can tell, I am loving delicate jewelry right now. I like that you can layer a couple of bracelets and rings and the overall look still feels easy, simple, and carefree – exactly what summer should be.