outfit inspiration

sister style

It’s crazy that kids are going back to school and we are almost halfway into August, where has the summer gone? We took these pictures earlier in the summer and I have to share before fall starts knocking at the door {even though I’m kinda ready for it, as mentioned here}. One of my favorite ways to wear a causal dress is with a shirt layered on top. This is a maxi dress, with an oldie but goodie, lace top. Wear your favorite go-to dress too often? Throw a shirt on top and get a totally different look. Also, a perfect way to bring your maxi’s into fall.

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on me: maxi dress {similar}, lace top {similar}, hat {similar}, necklace {similar}

on my sis: pants {similar}, top {similar}, necklace {similar}

in the middle

It’s not a maxi and it’s not a mini; it’s a midi! I have a few mid-length skirts that have been in full rotation lately. It’s WAY too hot for pants, and this length is perfect for summer.

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 {I loved this look last summer too; seen here}

shop the look: here, here and here 

image credit: one, two, three, four 

beach walks

If I had it my way every summer evening would be spent like this {if only work didn’t get in the way}. The last beach trip I went on we took several long walks on the beach with camera in hand, of course.  My sister and I had too much fun! I couldn’t help but capture my summer uniform as of late; super soft denim shorts {I LOVE these} and stripes on top. This particular occasion called for my favorite beach find, a super inexpensive hat from Saks Off 5th.

beach walks

beach walks

beach walks

beach walks

beach walks

shirt: j.crew factory outlet {similar}; shorts: Old Navy {here}; hat: Saks 5th Off {similar}; sunglasses: Free People {similar}

gypset travel

I did a post a few weeks back {seen here} on outfit inspiration by way of books. This is another book I recently came across {it has rave reviews} and the photos are absolutely fabulous. Makes me want to slip on a long dress and put a few flowers in my hair, so perfect for summer!

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shop the look: Gypset Travel; DressFlower Crown; Heart SunniesClutch

summer dress

Now that summer is officially underway, I can’t help but pick up a few new things. Dresses are so easy to throw on and go, especially during these warmer months. Here are a few styles I am loving.

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floral: left, right 

color-block: left, right 

blogger inspired

I came across this post yesterday, and was immediately inspired to search for a kaftan. The most cozy, chic look and perfect for traveling. Wear during the day as a cover up and as a dress, or with white jeans in the evening. Here are a few of my favorite options from World Market, and all under $30! 

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blue, coral, pink, multi, mint 

reading and wearing

I have coffee table books all throughout my house {seen here}, I find myself picking them up occasionally as a place to look for inspiration. Don’t get me wrong, I go to Pinterest more often than not, but there is just something I love about flipping the pages of a hard cover book. I came across this beautiful book {the cover image is just perfection} and was instantly inspired.

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Shop the look: St. Barths Book, Hat, Sunnies, Dress, Bikini, Beach Bag, Sandals 


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