Monthly Archives: May 2018

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The Perfect Summer Dress

I’m partnering with Ann Taylor to bring you style that personifies summer. In my mind, summer is brightly colored, classic, and easy going. Instead of wrecking your brain to figure out what you will wear to your next summer event, just repeat after me. Start with a dress!

The first official day of summer is in June but we are so close! Our schedules are already filling up with summer events and vacations. Most places we travel to will be very warm so choosing something comfortable and stylish is priority number one! The personality of summer is classic, brightly colored and easy going and this dress is all three. This timeless silhouette simply means it will fit and look amazing for many summers to come. If the fit is perfect then everything else will fall into place.

This dress hits you right above the knee and lets you catch a cool breeze on your legs. The color is muted enough for you to style it with other bold prints and colors. My styling is a perfect example. I went for a deeper shade of the same color for my earrings. It makes the dress look even more beautiful. I chose a contrasting green color for my shoes to add some fun and interest to the overall look.

Everyone knows that leopard print is a neutral so it pairs nicely with almost everything. Add in a pair of sunglasses that continue to bring in a shade of brown from the leopard clutch and we have a winner. This is the perfect summer dress (and you can wear it next spring)!


Mini-Me Looks for Boy Moms from Old Navy

Twinning with your little one is so much fun but when you’re a boy mom it can be a challenge to find something just right for the both of you. You definitely want something super cute but it isn’t as easy as “matching floral prints” like you would with a girl. Old Navy sponsored this perfect look and fixed our twinning worries.

It was so nice to go outside of the normal “matching colors” scheme into humorous graphic tees. We all joke about our kids being a “chip off of the old block” anyways and now, we can share that joke with everyone who sees us. Our life tends to be like a dramatic film anyway so comparing us to movies is just perfect. Ha ha!

I took it a step further with a bright white color scheme. It’s no surprise that as the temperatures rise wearing light colors will help us to stay cool. Incorporating that idea with some layers seems to be the perfect recipe. I paired my white shorts with a white denim jacket. I spiced Grant’s entire look up with a matching fun, yet light print. Grant called them his “trip clothes” so I guess they do give off a slight vacation vibe.   If we snuck off to see a movie together we wouldn’t be too chilly with his over shirt and my jacket.

Accessories really bring a look together so our similar sunglasses and shoes is the icing on the cake. If you have other fun ideas about how boy moms can mini-me we would love to hear about it. Drop us a line! Enjoy!