Monday Mingle: Dresses with Pockets

summer fashion

Do you love dresses with pockets? Yep. I do too. They are just practical and pretty. If I were queen, all dresses (and skirts for that matter) would have pockets.

Dress | Leather Cuff (similar) | Sandals (similar)

I found this elegant t-shirt dress when I was shopping for our Back to School Blogger event. Joules was the sponsor of the kids fashion show. Have you heard of them?

Joules is a British brand that has been around for decades. I’m so happy that I found them. My team got to model three different styles from Joules and I loved them all. You can expect fabulous fashion and great quality.

Dresses with Pockets

Dresses with Pockets

Let’s talk about the style. The Joules dress skims the body and is light and pretty. I found the sizing to be true. I ordered a 4 and it fit a little on the large side, but that is fine. But again, I also love this for the pockets.

summer style

We were staying at the Arizona Canyon Ranch and the setting was fabulous. I decided to use the dessert as my back drop.The dress was perfect because all I wanted to carry was my room key–that’s why you need pockets. We’re going to write much more about the Canyon Ranch, but isn’t this setting gorgeous?

easy summer bun

Since we were in spa-mode, I was not drying my hair or dealing with makeup–what you see is what you get. I’m really savoring the summer and drinking in the warm sun and easy style. I hope you are too!

Dresses with Pockets

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Monday Mingle: Off The Shoulder Dresses

off the shoulder dresses

Are you loving this summer dress trend? Off-the-shoulder dresses are all the rage right now. While I love the easy style, the only thing that makes me break a sweat is finding the right strapless bra.

Dress | Sunglasses | Tote 

If you have a good recommendation, please let me know. The ones I currently own require so much management (which means tugging up and making sure everything stays put) that they drive me bananas.

Back to the dress, I adore this color, J.Crew calls it “bold red” I call it tomato. It’s easy, breezy and ideal for summer travel and really hot days. It’s been 90+ degrees here in NYC. Light dresses are all I want to wear. It’s a really simple cut (you could definitely wear this as maternity or a beach cover-up) and works for most body types.

Nine West Sunglasses

As for the accessories, there’s not much to add to this dress. I kept it simple. My Crystal Blue Sunglasses from Nine West are essential. I kept my other jewelry to my everyday basics, diamond studs, my wedding bands and a few delicate rose gold necklaces.

pom pom tote bag

I hardly ever carry small bags (I wish I could, but I walk everywhere and don’t have a car to store my gear). Totes are my go-to style solution for carrying my stuff. I love this new tote from Lucky Brand. It’s called the Indie Beach Tote Bag. You know why I love it? The pom poms. You could probably just buy some pom poms and add them to your tote. Maybe try that with these purse charms I found on Amazon.

summer outfits

That’s it. A really simple look to create and you’ve probably already got these pieces in your closet. My biggest tip for summer? Wear colors and have fun. Soon enough we’ll be back in our black clothes and bundled up. Embrace the sun!

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Shorts You Need this Summer

Ready for Summer with LOFT

I’m showing off some of my favorite shorts and tees for spring. If you hadn’t heard shorts are going to be vital to staying trendy this season. Thankfully, it’s so easy to put together a chic look. You need a printed short, a cute tee, and a wedge shoe. Accessorize with some boho jewelry and you’re done.

To get this look, I worked with LOFT. They set me up with a bunch of Striped Linen Tees to get inspired ($34.50). I loved all the styles, but this black and white print is going to be so versatile this season I just had to use it. All the linen tees there are super lightweight and ideal for travel. From there, I added LOFT shorts and a fun ivory necklace. The shorts have a 6″ inseam. I think this length is very flattering for many heights. I’m a little scared to go much shorter!

LOFT tee collage

Now let’s take a minute to talk shoes. I shopped at the TJMaxx on 57th a few weeks ago and spotted this Kate Spade wedges. They were a deal at $79. And I know I’ll be walking all over NYC in them this spring. Now I just need the weather to hit 70 and you’ll see me strutting all over town in this easy, chic look that is so easy to style.

Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin fromBonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. Today I get to play host. We rotate each week. Everyone is invited!

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