Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Essentials


With the cruel heat, I'm on the hunt for the coolest fabrics, brightest colors, and most bearable clothes to wear that still look fun and stylish. I'm sure you all in the South and other ridiculously hot areas of the world are used to the battle between style and comfort in warm weather. It's nearly impossible. I have been wearing chiffon to work to pick up a breeze and trying to avoid anything that could stick to my skin (read: wearing only cotton clothes).

In my hunt for pretty clothing for my upcoming Hawaii vacation (not as hot as here, and with tropical breezes), I ended up knee deep in SheInside's gorgeous clothing. Do you see the color palette above? And each of the items is under $50! One of my favorites is the nude dress at the top that looks like it would give you a ballerina tutu spin when you wear it. I'm also loving the pale and bright yellows in their new arrivals like the gorgeous dress with a full skirt and the jacket with zipper detail.

I also have a closet entirely devoid of shorts and short summer skirts that are presentable (I have a pair of distressed F21 jean shorts that I bought to attend a rodeo and then my newer Gap neon shorts that I adore). My skirts are all work appropriate which is great for work but not so great for weekend fun! I was totally taken in by summery separates options on SheInside - mint, yellow, color-blocked, lace, crocheted, eyelet and scalloped detail? Come home to me, colorful shorts!

Which items would you add to your summer wardrobe?


  1. Wow! What great picks. From beautiful Summer pastels to nautical classics, these all make me want to purchase, purchase, purchase :)


  2. great picks lady! I love the zig zag dress and all those shorts you rounded up!
    I also struggle with looking presentable in the heat and (we have 90%) humidity.

    xo, Nina

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  4. id add one of each if i could lol! love ur yellow picks the shorts, blazer and dress! fab!

    XO Meghan

  5. Cute options! I always love pastel colors in summer. Plus a bit of a nautical style.


  6. The pastels are SO pretty! I love that pink dress with the sequins!

    The Tiny Heart

  7. LOVE that top dress with the sequins!

  8. i love ALL of these picks! i need to start shopping at sheinside!

  9. I love all of this! Ive been on the lookout for bright dresses and high waisted shorts!

  10. That peach dress is so adorable and I love ALL of those shorts!

  11. love everything here in all of these pretty summery colors! i've been trying to stock up on my fun shorts for summer too - they look so great with flats and heels.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  12. Such pretty picks...LOVE that lacey yellow dress!

    The Other Side of Gray

  13. Give me everything! I would definitely rock each one of your picks!


  14. I'll so take one of everything!!!!!

  15. Amazing pieces - love the blue zigzag dress so much! And such great price too!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  16. Oh I'm a huge fan of SheInside.. However I still haven't bought from them yet.. You'll have to let me know your experience with them!

  17. I love the bright citron/yellow blazer, but I have something similar to it so I'd definitely add the teal scalloped edged shorts to my wardrobe. So darling with a shirt tucked in to show them off!


  18. Ohh my goodness such pretty pieces. Adore these colors, and I am 100% obsessed with those mint scallop shorts!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

  19. really great selection, couldn't pick a favorite:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  20. Seriously love that sequin shoulder dress... I've seen it so many times, I don't know why I haven't purchased it yet. I love all these pastel colors for summer!!!

  21. I too am obsessed with SheInside recently. They have such great stuff.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  22. I love all those flowy tops... so pretty!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  23. These picks are gorgeous!
    I love all of the colors, pastels are my favorite :)
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    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!
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  25. Oh those dresses look perfect, that's all I've been wearing all weekend!

  26. Love the yellow blazer!

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